Anita Rani house hunt in the Languedoc region of southern France, helping a couple – Dave and Gill – from Milton Keynes realise their long held ambition of moving to the continent.
Languedoc is a very beautiful region in France. Like Tuscany and Provence, the Mediterranean landscapes are expansive and wild, with gently rolling hills carpeted with vines, rosemary, lavender, euphorbia and other dry-weather plants – dotted with olive trees, Mediterranean oak, almond and cherry trees.
Languedoc is a wine maker’s paradise. The region produces more wine than any other wine growing region in the world and accounts for more than a third of all the wine produce in France. So if wine is your thing, than this is an ideal place to relocate.
The capital of the region is Montpellier, a city known for delivering academic excellence and home ot the most modern tram network in the France.
The average house price in the region is around £160,000 pounds, which is £100,000 than the national average in the UK.
Dave and Gill have a budget of £650,000 for their new property, and that will go a long way in this part of France.
Among the properties on view was this 3 storey stone house where Dave and Gill spent the week. It was located in the village of Peret and had historic features, 4 bedrooms, swimming pool, 0.8 acres and was on the market for £376,365.