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Having Russell on our side was invaluable


By Ken McQuillan, 15 July 2022

We were put in touch with BVI, and specifically Russell Dorsett, back in August 2021, when w began the search for our dream French home. From start to finish, he has been fabulous. He took all of our essential criteria into account and sought out a range of potential properties. He urged us to complete the feedback, as this would help him identify our likes and dislikes. When we returned home, he continued to send lists of potential properties and conducted virtual viewings, on our behalf.
When we returned to France in January, we re-commenced the searches in areas we considered suitable and finally landed our dream home in our dream location. None of this would have been possible without Russell's time, knowledge and patience, not to mention the thousands of kilometres we covered. He is the consumate professional and never skips essential detail just to secure a sale. Having Russell on our side, especially when it came to the finer details going through the formal process, proved invaluable.
If you are searching for a home in South-West France - Russell is the guy to contact.

Russell and the team were excellent!


By Steven Rudd, 04 July 2022

Russell and the team at Beaux Villages made our 20 year dream to own a house in France come true! Excellent service throughout - very informative and helped us through the process. We were searching in the midst of various lockdowns and travel restrictions - virtual viewings were no problem and always available to answer questions and queries (even evenings and weekends). When we finally were able to get there in person, we were given contact details to find transport and accomodation. The whole process was very smooth, with support to deal with the Notaire's office and attending the meeting with us. They were also able to introduce us to people to help guide us with finance, currency exchange etc. with hints and tips along the way. Would highly recommend Russell if you are searching for a property - and we have - and he has found them one too!

Ask for the amazing Stephanie Bessant!


By Chris B, 01 July 2022

Dear Stephanie and team at Beaux Villages Verteuil 
How can I thank you enough for what you have done for us !! As you know we are based in the U.K.  trying to sell a property in mid-rural France! 
Being unable to travel to france to sell our property, and having no luck with the larger corporate agencies in the last 2 years….. you rose to the challenge with positivity and confidence that  I can only say was a breath of fresh air! You took control of everything and started arranging viewings and within a surprisingly short period of time we had several people interested. You kept us informed all the way…… dealing with new legislation and bits that needed sorting out that I was simply unable to deal with remotely from home.
So to sum up, you’ve been absolutely amazing!….. our house selling Angel!
So if anyone needs an honest, trustworthy company, with staff who really really care, then look no further than Beaux Villages… ask for the amazing Stephanie Bessant 

House sale handled perfectly


By Dafydd Evans, 01 July 2022

I bought and sold my house with Douglas and cannot recommend him highly enough. 

I bought the house when I was still living in the UK and Douglas handled everything perfectly. He arranged all of the paperwork, utilities, insurance and even advised me of local contractors to help with the renovation. When I arrived in France, all that I had to do was sign the paperwork with the Notaire. He was always on hand for my many queries and often went over and above the call of duty, even after I had moved in.

When the time came to sell, I didn't hesitate to ask Douglas for his help again. He gave me a valuation, took beautiful photos and advertised my house immediately. I had a viewing the following day and he negotiated a sale for the full asking price. Again, everything was handled perfectly and I was kept updated on the progress regularly.

Thanks Kate and Beaux Villages for all of your help


By Christopher Carrott, 20 June 2022

When I started to look at properties in the Limoges area I looked at houses in a price range.  Beaux Villages seemed to have lots of houses in my range.  I looked at various houses but didn’t find anything but on one viewing, Kate the rep from Beaux Villages mentioned that there was a house slightly out of my range that I may like.  I viewed this house and it was ideal so put an offer in.

During the offering phase, buying phase and even after sales phase Kate at Beaux Villages has been superb and with her excellent French has guided me through every process.

Over and above what we expected


By Tom W, 15 June 2022

Stephanie Bessant @ Beaux was a fabulous agent for us - she went over and above what we expected. She understood our brief well and presented lots of property options for us to view. The viewings were promptly sorted. The buying process is confusing and complicated but Stephanie expertly and patiently guided us through it (more than once!). In the end the buying process ran smoother than we have experienced in the U.K. Stephanie’s close management and great contact list definitely helped. Thank you!

Eric Garnier was excellent


By Preston Gillett, 15 June 2022

Seeing a property in an estate agents window is just the start of a journey that can be super smooth, or as in our case, can be a little bit bumpy along the way. Thankfully, Eric Garnier of Beaux Villages helped us all the way. Keeping us informed of every response from all the parties involved. Mainly all the official departments that were involved, the red tape would have totally overwhelmed us. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending Beaux Villages if you are buying or selling a property in France.

Exceptional service


By Steve and Ali Castle, 14 June 2022

We cannot fault the support, advice and service that Douglas gave us during the sale of our property. We bought the property from him originally, back in 2016 and he made that process so easy for us that we didn't even look into anyone other than him to contact when we decided to sell.

No question was too trivial. He was always on hand to answer our concerns or questions and was happy to arrange surveys and reports on our behalf as we were in the UK. He was always prompt to respond to our calls/emails and kept us updated on the selling/buying process.

We would not hesitate to buy from him again and will always recommend him to everyone who is thinking of buying/selling in that area, his local knowledge is invaluable. We really can't thank you enough.

Thank you Stephanie for making it happen!


By Stewart and Rebekah Craig, 07 June 2022

We recently purchased a property in the Charente with the assistance of Stephanie Bessant. As remote purchasers, Stephanie provided us with virtual and in person property tours until we found the right one. She guided us through the French purchasing process along with providing support to establish our new dream holiday home. Throughout the process she was professional and attentive, and we can’t thank her enough and would highly recommend her.

We can’t recommend Ruffec or Douglas enough


By Anita and Nick Charlesworth, 06 June 2022

We began our house search during the pandemic. We quickly decided Ruffec was top of our list of locations - the train to Angouleme and Poitiers, cinema, stunning church, river beach, market and beautiful walking and cycling were just what we wanted. 

We found a few properties but couldn’t visit in person. Douglas was great and the videos really helped us to understand the pros and cons of different houses. We offered on one property, expecting to view in person before buying, but further lockdowns meant it was not to be. We ended up buying the house without ever visiting in person. It sounded risky but Douglas handled everything and was fantastic at keeping us informed. We completed in summer 2021. We are thrilled with the house and the town. We can’t recommend Ruffec or Douglas enough.

Chris has been fantastic!


By Nick Strugnell, 02 June 2022

What can I say about Beaux Village? Professional! As a company they have done a good job but it’s not the company I’m here to praise, it’s Chris Summers. Chris is the estate agent that has handled our purchase, from the start he has been nothing but fantastic! He has gone above and beyond what you would expect an average estate agent would do, which is to say, he is not average, he is well above average! Whether it was silly questions answered in a timely fashion or important legal matters helping with translation, explaining the intricate ways that French sell houses, he has done everything quickly, effectively and without question professionally. Chris, you have made my dream of buying this house easy! Five stars.

Thanks Stephanie - outstanding agent and service!


By Jack Craine, 30 May 2022

We started to register with multiple French estate agents in October 2021 at the point that my wife and I decided that we wanted to buy a home in France. Initially, we found that most estate agents operated mostly through email and our property searches initially were limited to on-line via the various websites as we were living in the UAE at the time of initiating our search. Of all agent contacts that we made initially, one person stood out from the get go. Stephanie Bessant from Beaux Villages reached out and initiated a Zoom call with me (within 24 hours of us registering on the Beaux Villages site) to make sure that she understood exactly what we were looking for and explained very throughly the process and what to expect. From this point on the support and responsiveness was frankly EPIC. On our first trip to actually view properties in France, we started our viewings in a completely different area to the one covered by Stephanie, and so she went out of her way to travel over two hours to greet us in France in what was our first trip and grab a coffee and meet face to face to see if there was anything she could do to help or support us, which was so comforting and reassuring, given we were travelling to France and viewing properties fro the first time. We picked up some very useful tips and advice during the coffee as well! From that moment on, we decided that we would place our energy looking for properties with Stephanie and Beaux Villages (although we did not declare this at the time as we still wanted to see how other estate agents responded). Stephanie wasted no time matching a range of very different properties to potentially meet our quite demanding wish list/needs and personally made sure that all visits happened as expected and also was meticulous as well as very open and honest with her feedback and follow up throughout. After a short while we found a great property and throughout the reminder of the quite long process (which is normal) to complete the purchase, Stephanie was with us every set of the way. Email, Phone, Zoom, Whatsapp, you name it, she was there for us. What a star!. I wholeheartedly and strongly would reccommend Stephanie and the team at Beaux Village for a great job well done. Thanks also to David and the back office team who gave great support as well. Super stuff

We cannot thank Lisa enough!


By Marilyn and Mark Trowse, 17 May 2022

Hi we are both very happy with the service we had from Lisa Mc Kenna she was always there when we needed help or advice and we feel we would not have sold our french house without her, she is was amazing cannot thank her enough for all the work she put in and making it a smooth process for us she is the BEST

Eric and the whole team were a delight to work with


By Anne Worrall, 12 May 2022

We had an amazing negotiator Eric Garnier who understood our wishes and ensured the whole process of buying our property was easy and prompt. He listened to our requirements and dedicated his whole time over 48 hours to us. We were delighted with the choice we saw and ended up buying our dream house.

Chris at BVI is just brilliant


By Mark Heaney, 09 May 2022

He was such a pleasure to deal with and made sure the whole process ran smoothly. He explained every step of the process in detail and looked after us from start to finish. We are still asking him for advice as we move forward and he is always there to help and steer us in the right direction. Also a big thanks to David as well who joined us at the final signing and made sure everything went well. BVI are a great company and they care about making sure you are looked after, they really do go above and beyond, I cannot recommend them enough. Thank you.

Thank you Sue Gillan and team


By Simon Evans, 03 May 2022

We viewed a number of properties across Aude and Ariege through several different agencies (all arranged in advance from the UK). From the get go, communication with Beaux Villages was simple, clear and accurate (and helpfully in perfect English).

We arranged to see the house in Feuilla and Sue Gillin was there when we arrived to show us round. She was friendly, helpful and informative. We loved the property and made an offer the same day.

Sue gave us excellent advice on where to pitch the offer; and then explained and supported us at every stage through the buying process - revisiting the property whilst we in the UK to take photos and negotiate the purchase of furniture and fittings from the vendor.
And on the day of completion, we met again at the property for a final check.

Sue (and the Beaux Villages team) were super helpful throughout - making our first French property buying experience simple and stress free (apart from me losing my passport a week before completion, but I can’t blame that on anyone but myself!!)

So, in summary, fabulous service from a friendly and efficient team, with a particular thanks to Sue.

Heather was fabulous


By Nigel and Mimi Clinch, 27 April 2022

We recently sold our property with the fantastic support of your agent Heather Comber. We didn't have an easy ride of selling our house, three full asking offers and the third came good, where we would be without Heather I dread to think, she kept us positive from day one and kept telling us she would find the right client and she never gave up on us, always there at the end of the telephone to answer our queries and take the pressure off. They say selling your house is one of the most stressful things that can happen to you but not so much if you have a Heather in your top pocket.

Thank you Laura for selling our home


By Les & Chris Feay, 25 April 2022

Now we have reached the final steps of what to me has been an unprecedented adventure, which has been interesting, full of new technologies and ideas, frustrating and at times stressful we would like to send our thanks and appreciation for all the hard work, and effort you have put in to help us achieve the sale. Michael has also asked me to pass on his thanks for your efforts. My Wife Chris and myself would like to send you our best wishes for the future and we hope the bird bath is in good use.

Les & Chris Feay 


Beaux Villages helped us find our house in France.


By Ian & Alison Maclachlan, 04 April 2022

How can I sum it up? It was easy!!

Something I never expected. We were expertly and helpfully assisted at every stage.
The advice was accurate, the negotiation fair and we were kept informed of the intricacies of the French legal process in a way that we could respond timeously.
Above all, our agent(Thank you Christelle!) couldn’t have been more helpful, friendly and calming.

All in all, we feel extremely lucky that we used Beaux Villages and definitely give them a solid, above and beyond, Five Star, rating.

Ian & Alison Maclachlan

Amazing service


By Mark and Janice Stafford, 29 March 2022

We sold our house recently and Heather Comber was our agent. From start to finish Heather and her colleagues, Helen, Jane and Emma could not have been more amazing. They went above and beyond helping us to secure a sale within a week and helping to sort out some issues we had to resolve with the house before the sale could complete. Heather and Helen even got their husbands involved to help us out. Jane and Helen need a special mention for their language skills which were invaluable to us. Heather was exceptional in her enthusiasm and her hubby Kim made our house look amazing with his photography skills. Absolutely amazing service and would recommend them to anyone!


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