About us

What we do and how we do it

Our Team

You’ll hear us talk about being a ‘people business’. ‘Family’ gets a regular mention.
Words are easy and talk is cheap. We really do work as a team.

The whole team at BVI undergoes regular training above and beyond the minimum standards now prescribed by French law. Compulsory elements include applicable law and ethics, and we have added extra modules that we feel are of particular benefit to our clients.



Lynn Longley

As co-owner and founder of Beaux Villages Immobilier, I have relished growing our business from 2 people to our current team of around 140 in local shops, serving buyers and sellers at all budgets.

My primary focus is now in our prestige Manoirs et Chateaux division. As the exclusive International Associate for Savills we offer best-in-class service to vendors and buyers alike and attract the most desirable property available on the market in France.

We have won Best Estate Agency, France and Best Estate Agency Website, France for four consecutive years. We have also been recognised as Best Estate Agency, Europe for the past two years.

Rob Longley

As co-owner and CEO of Beaux Villages, my role encompasses all that is good about business growth. That broad remit includes the organic growth of the core business, a strategic plan to bring other agencies and individuals into the BVI family and a continued focus on high net worth buyers and sellers.

All of this without losing sight of the individuals who have been with us throughout the journey so far and represent our core values of excellence of service, clarity of purpose and an intent to keep innovating.

This is a people business first and foremost and the relationships that we build are based on trust and mutual respect. We treat everyone the way we believe they wish to be treated. This requires listening skills and empathy



Julie Savill

My role is as Group Marketing Director for BVI and its sister companies in Spain and the UK. Following a career editing property magazines for the BBC, I arrived in France for a holiday in the early 2000’s and bought a house almost on a whim. I am an ex-journalist with a passion for property. Fancy a chat about architecture, furnishings, colour, white goods? I'm your girl.

Tim Williams

I am Group Finance Director for BVI and its sister companies in Spain and the UK. My background includes marketing consultant for blue-chip companies in the UK, being a business owner in France, and being a published author on the heady science of business process improvement. The team here like to joke that I arrived in France on holiday and bought a house on a spreadsheet.

Judith Whitlow

As director of HR and training for Beaux Villages I make full use of my teaching background (French was my subject). It’s my job to ensure that the sales team uphold the BVI standards of quality customer service. I moved to France several years ago with my husband, Kevin, who is also on the sales team (and loves having a personal sales trainer at home!).

Tracey Hudson

I've worked in Estate Agency in France for 17 years and am Director of Sales with Beaux Villages. Home is an 1848 granite and limestone property and we're pretty self-sufficient in fruit, veg and eggs, thanks to our potager and chickens!


Soraya Randal

As Training Manager for the north of our area I make sure that sales team has the necessary training to deal with buyers and sellers. The laws around estate agency in France are stringent and everyone has to complete a set number of training hours every year to stay registered as a sales agent. It keeps me on my toes!

Karen Mathers

I joined BVI from a smaller local competitor and have settled into the family dynamic. It is likely to be me or one of my team calling to arrange a viewing for you, or responding to you on LiveChat. I’ll make sure your request to list a property for sale is handled quickly and efficiently…

Samantha Perruchaud

Based on the borders of Charente and Dordogne in the Verteillac office, I am Customer Services Manager for BVI. I've lived in France from a very early age when my parents moved here from the UK. I was educated here and, like many of our team, married into the local community

Chloe Williams

We moved lock-stock to France many years ago with children, parents and siblings and ran a sizable gite complex. That gave me a great insight into what people are looking for when relocating in France and, with my marketing and sales background, a new career in property seemed the perfect next move. I am now Senior Area Sales Coordinator for Beaux Villages.

Antony Bryan

We brought our company, Guyenne Immobilier, into Beaux Villages early in 2018. I have extensive local knowledge of this justifiably popular and stunningly pretty bastide town.

The people that make it all work

Dossier team

Marion Guyot, Karen Fritchley, Stéphanie Braud, Tracey Hudson

Enquiries team

Claire Lewis, Amanda Busby, Ellie Robb, Sabrina Mathieu, Vanessa Laffort, Marion Robb, Samantha Perrechaud, Karen Mathers



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