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Anna secured our dream French home


By Amanda Buckley, 13 June 2021

We had an excellent experience with Beaux Villages, Verteillac. They were recommended to us for our search for a holiday home in that area around of France. We had particularly been advised to ask for Anna Stewart. It was a good recommendation, we found Anna professional, knowledgable, incredibly helpful on every step of the process – which can be complicated at times. Nothing was too much trouble and when our purchase completion was suddenly postponed because of Covid-19, Anna helped in all the to-ing and fro-ing that we had to go through to finally secure our dream French home.

We couldn't have done it without you Carol!


By Sue Du Feu, 20 May 2021

Carol, our agent couldn’t have been more helpful. She guided us through the very tricky process of buying a property and also assisted us to sort out the water and electricity companies. We couldn’t have done it without her.

Sean Kelly was a joy to work with


By Mr and Mrs Thompson, 18 May 2021

My wife and I worked with Sean Kelly of Beaux Villages Immobilier for the locating and purchasing of our Home in the Dordogne Area of France.
Sean was excellent in his work for us and was a joy to work with.

Covid-19 just started strong when we connect with Sean to get information on a property we were interested in. He want above and beyond to make us feel comfortable in purchasing our Home during this difficult time

Sean did Video Walk Throughs for us of the house we were interested in - including the surrounding neighborhood!

We are from the USA and have tres peu de francais (very little French)! Sean made sure we understood each step of the Purchasing Process. He kept on top of all the Paper Work and made sure we had assistances from all the other Agencies we need to complete our purchase.

When every we had a question or concern, Sean either had the answer or researched and found the answer for us.

Most important, Sean never pressured us to make a decision. He wanted us to be Fully Happy with the outcome of our French Home Purchase and we are!

Thank You so Much,
Enwood and Leslee

The professionalism shown was “top drawer”


By Jennifer and Richard Johnson, 10 May 2021

Dear All

A note from both Richard and I to thank the Team at Beaux Villages and Etude Benedetti for their help in getting our house sold through some tough times.

The first sale fell though after some five weeks, then another sale process started in December but we had the challenge of Dick having an accident at Papillon Bleu on December 26 which involved a five plus week stay in hospital and a rehabilitation centre. With the help of Andre Lamy, our next door neighbour, and Severine Jaulent we were able to get the Compromis signed!

The professionalism shown by all was “top drawer” and customer service was extraordinary.   

Julie stepped in because Gearoid couldn’t return to the UK in time and Julie also helped us with moving the furniture out of the house.  I had managed to sell 50% but the last 50% was proving almost impossible to get rid of.  We were grateful for Gearoid’s suggestion of Julie.

The advice and support along the way was amazing. I cannot speak more highly of it.

We would be more than happy to recommend Beaux Villages and if a personal reference is needed and someone would like to speak to us about our experience, we would be more than happy to oblige.   I have already done a Facebook reference for Etude Benedetti.

Thank you so much for all the hard work! It was so appreciated and our experience in selling the house was so much better than when we purchased it.

Best regards
Jennifer and Richard Johnson

Cannot thank Carol enough


By Ian Blundell, 02 May 2021

Due to the Covid outbreak and subsequent lockdowns, my property purchase in France became somewhat delayed. I was fortunate to have made contact with Carol Somers of BVI back in February 2020, who shared some property details having heard my requirements. Roll on to December 2020 and with Carol still assisting my search, she very professionally and particularly subtly assessed my reaction to various properties such that she was able, partly through circumstance, to introduce me to a property that I had no details of whatsoever. I bought the place, and still cannot thank Carol and BVI enough. She proved to be the consummate, but amiable professional Agent. Thank you.

Always helpful and friendly


By Chris Mercer, 16 March 2021

Good communication from the team at all points of the buying process. No pressure to buy and a straightforward and stress free transaction.

I have dealt with various members of the team and all have been professional and friendly.

I would definitely recommend them


By Milly Scott, 08 March 2021

We bought our house through Beaux Villages and they were great. They firstly helped us find our house and then helped us through the entire purchase process. A lovely, friendly, extremely organised bunch.

Helped us find our dream french home


By Keith Ridings, 16 February 2021

Very attentive and professional service at all times. Very helpful regarding the French purchase process and facilitating our needs. We are very happy settled in our new home in France.

Highly recommended!


By Susan Smith, 20 January 2021

An impressive, helpful, professional service. I was very pleased to have chosen Beaux Villages as the exclusive agency to sell my house.

Thank you for your help selling our property!


By Haydn and Anne Burnham, 11 January 2021

I just wanted to record our thanks for your continued help over the last year in selling our property. Daniel has been a really positive constance in keeping the buyer alive as he has gone further than most to keep the contact going!! Edite has also played her part in keeping in touch. There has never been a problem between us, so please pass on our thanks to a job well done.

Karen went over and above in every area


By Ian Olliver, 04 January 2021

This was the 5th property that we have bought and the first in France. The whole process from the very first contact we had with our estate agent Karen Cankalis to the signing of the final contract, despite the whole process taking place during the lockdown period, was completely stress free. Karen went over and above in every area with her assistance with every aspect of the purchase. We have only had a completely positive experience with Karen and Beaux Villages.

Anne and Marion: stars in Verteillac!


By Gail Sterry, 18 December 2020

I met Anne Kemp-Reynolds in summer 2017 on our visit to France to look to look at properties.

After a chat with Anne about what I was looking for, she showed us real possibilities and one in particular that might have become our new home, had we been proceedable at the time.

After we returned to the UK, Anne kept in touch by email and when I had sold my house and we moved over in January 2019 with everything including the cat, Anne set up viewings. Just two days after we arrived we spent a day viewing properties and we ended up buying the fourth house we saw on the first day of viewings.

Anne was friendly and easy to build a rapport with. She was very efficient and was on hand to give advice and help us through the process. She is a star and beacon in the Beaux Villages team.

I would also pick out Marion in the office at Verteillac as being another star. Marion has a command of the English language second to none. We were able to have an in-house Compris de Vente with Marion translating the documentation so that we were able to follow the process. Marion is always helpful, polite and knowledgeable.

Most amazing agency


By Donna Way, 14 December 2020

A special acknowledgment to Merry Curtis, who not only help us at every step, went truly above and beyond to find us our dream home, she’s a star. Would highly recommend Beaux Villages.

Thank you the team at Beaux Villages


By Barbara and Peter Rhodes, 20 October 2020

We thought buying in France would be a difficult process and we don't speak a word of french but thanks to the team at BV the process was a lot less difficult than we thought. We had a smooth purchase and we can't thank them enough. They continued to help us even after the purchase. We appreciate everything they did for us.

Thank you

Babs and Pete

Thank you Pauline Johnson


By Kate Lockett, 15 October 2020

We chose Beaux Villages when putting our house on the market and were very pleased that we did so.

Pauline came to see the house and I was immediately reassured by her friendliness and professionalism.

All though the viewings, offer and subsequent selling of the house Pauline responded quickly to questions, and I always found her to be caring, unflappable and efficient.

I would certainly recommend the Beaux Villages team to someone looking to sell.

We are very happy to recommend Beaux Villages


By Roger Mattingly, 02 October 2020

Nicole Worked tirelessly to achieve our sale, despite several prospective purchasers withdrawing at late stages in the purchase, and problems over title. She was always available to us and gave sound advice.

Roger Mattingly

Our new life adventure!


By Gill and Stephen Lambert, 17 September 2020

Dear Tracey

We have finally moved into our new home and can now enjoy our ‘new life adventures’ en France.

Stephen and I would like to put on record our very grateful and heartfelt thanks to you and your wonderful team at BVI. Without your constant support, guidance, help, patience and encouragement we know we wouldn’t be where we are today.

Our search for our dream home in France started five years ago but it took us until 2019 to find the perfect fit for us. The property we found ticked each and every box for us - the blue wisteria around the doors and windows, the river frontage, the pool, the AGA cooker ... and ´the project’ for our retirement together.

Unfortunately our purchase was thwarted with set backs from the start - a tenant farmer and bail that needed to be removed, and some interesting and challenging personalities in the mix.

Despite the challenges, the service we received from BVI was ´Top class’ and ´First rate’! The hard work and sheer determination of David Crews and Marion Guyot has to be applauded and we would be grateful if you could bring our personal thanks and gratitude to the attention of the Chairman and the Directors of the Board at BVI. David and Marion worked tirelessly on our behalf to get our purchase over the line. They were courteous and professional, helpful and knowledgeable, and a beacon of light throughout the process.

I would also like to take the opportunity to thank you for your personal intervention between Christmas and the New Year when things took a turn for the worst and the vendors pulled out of the sale. Through your efforts and negotiation we got the purchase back on track.

If things weren’t challenging enough at the start of the year, COVID-19 happened and the hiatus caused further challenges and set backs. During our darkest days of ‘shielding’ the BVI beacons of light shone through, keeping our dream alive and our sanity in check.

It has been a long and winding road, but thanks to everything you, David and Marion have done for us, we have reached our rainbow's end.

Thank you all for making our dream come true.

Our kindest regards

Gill and Stephen

Above and beyond from start to sale


By Jane and Nigel, 18 June 2020

Testimonial for Heather Comber:

Jane and I would like to thank you for all the "above and beyond" help you have given us in the sale of our French property.

I am certain without your support the sale would not have proceeded.

From the moment you took the property on, we were impressed - nothing was too much trouble and this continued from showing the property to your clients whilst we were away to the final sale negotiations. We really cannot recommend your service more highly. Thank you so much.



By D Okey, 18 June 2020

Testimonial for Lucy Hollis:

I am SO glad we have an English speaking expert Property Consultant on our team - this is not a process I would have enjoyed handling on my own !

Your advice, information and help in guiding us through these procedures is invaluable - and very much appreciated. The patient and comprehensive explanations inspire confidence and make the process less of a minefield.

Impressive and highly professional


By Stella and Ken, 03 June 2020

Testimonial for Catherine Vanackere: This is to personally thank you so much for all the help you have given us to complete the sale of our house.

You have represented Beaux Villages in such a highly professional way, made all the more impressive when over the last 5 months the Covid-19 virus has hit everyone and caused all the issues which are always faced to be handled in a unique way.

We have only praise for the way the Beaux Villages team has handled all of the challenging buying and selling process.

We can recommend Beaux Villages and its team as committed professionals who make things happen.

Well done and thank you.


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