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Thank you Russell, Chris and Marion


By Stewart Vass, 22 October 2021

An excellent service was provided by BVI, from the initial contact through to completion. My first enquiry was treated seriously and I was provided with a primary agent (Russell) the same day. We had a conversation the next day about our position and what we were looking for, and that afternoon we received details of potential properties. It should be said that we needed help in refining our search and prioritising our options, the BVI process and Russell's enthusiastic approach was a great help. We started to focus on a few towns which provided the range of services we required and by early June some virtual viewing were arranged in Bellac. This is when our second BVI agent became involved - Chris, who provided the local knowledge, did the virtual viewings, and has been an invaluable support through to completion. We quickly selected a property and an offer was made and accepted in early June. BVI back office kicked in and Marion was a great help in talking us through all the documentation involved and provided an interface with the Notaire. I travelled to Bellac for completion and had a final inspection of the property facilitated by Chris. Then Russell was with me at the signing of contracts, which all went well. All-in-all a great experience and I definitely recommend BVI.

Made the whole process much easier


By Aileen Hannah, 20 October 2021

Chris is very personable, knowledgeable and we have found his assessment of the property we are purchasing on the basis of a WhatsApp viewing to be completely accurate. He provides regular update reports and has helped us negotiate our way through legal documents associated with the purchase. Chris is very responsive to enquiries we make always replying promptly. His assistance has made the whole process so far much easier than we anticipated.

Warm and easy to work with


By Sheila and Geoff Holmberg, 15 October 2021

We have recently sold our house in North Dordogne, using the Beaux 
Villages group and their agent Heather Comber.

Heather is warm and easy to work with. She understood the virtues of 
our house, wrote a wonderfully crafted description and organised a 
brilliant video showing the unique nature of the property and location 
for prospective buyers. The proof of that was in the pudding. We had 
great and immediate interest and Heather dealt with it carefully and 
fairly, keeping us well informed.

We had real time and virtual tours organised and carried out by Heather 
as we did not want to be directly involved . We accepted a full price 
offer and relied on Heather to explain the following process.  She 
answered our many queries quickly and worked cooperatively to ensure a 
smooth completion of the sale.

Thank you Heather, Zoe, Anne-Marie and Beaux Villages.

Sheila and Geoff Holmberg

We cannot thank Mike Sweetman enough


By Peter and Anne Robertson, 01 October 2021

We cannot praise Mike enough who did a super job in securing the purchase of the house for us, things were made more difficult for him with having to put up with me. His communication with keeping us informed was first class, he’s very comfortable to work with and makes the purchase of a house here in France a little smoother then if you went it alone. This is our first and only purchase of a home here in France and having now gone through the process I can only say it was a nightmare, made very much easier with having a super agent taking all the flack.
Would highly recommend Mike to anyone. He deserves a big pat on the back, a big fat pay rise and a load of gin. Well done Mike for everything and for finding us a home. Thank Helen for us please and thank you all at Beaux Villages.
Peter, Anne and Doggie

Really good service throughout our sale


By Helen Cheesman, 20 September 2021

Many thanks to Lindsay for being so efficient and helpful selling our property. We couldn't have had an agent more on the ball. Also thanks to the team back in the office to help our sale go through so smoothly.

Completely exceeded our expectations


By Jayne and Graham Foxley, 14 September 2021

We recently instructed Beaux Villages to sell our house and would highly recommend the service. The sale was managed quickly and efficiently; nothing was too much trouble and we were kept fully informed at every stage. Our property consultant, Daniela, was so helpful and  completely exceeded our expectations,  allowing  us  to deal with the  sale remotely due to restrictions on travel. Thank you to everyone involved

Heather has an excellent work ethic and energy!


By Michael Colley, 30 August 2021

I first met Heather Comber in July 2020. I had made an offer on a house in La Coquille on the Beaux Villages website, but this was subject to seeing it. It was arranged that Heather would meet me at the train station in La Coquille at 08.50 Tuesday morning. She was there right on time. Then took me to see the property and give any advice required. I immediately decided on the purchase as it was just what we wanted

Since that first meeting she has helped and guided me through the purchase of the property, and competitive negotiating with the owner to buy furniture and equipment that was in the house.

Since those first few days she has been at the end of the phone or email to assist in any problems we came across. Kim her husband, has also gone out of his way to help me when I was struggling with aspects and I couldn’t manage.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Heather to anyone. We have total respect for her work ethic and energy.

Kind Regards
Michael Colley

We were not disappointed!


By Stacey Grayshon, 18 August 2021

We decided to choose Beaux Villages to market our property after receiving many recommendations from friends. We were not disappointed.

Within one day of visiting the property was on the market. Photos and the advert wording were very professional. Our agent Jemma was very helpful throughout the entire process. She dealt with emails and general queries very quickly and was responsive at any time of the day/night. Jemma made herself available for appointments at the property throughout the sale process.

Beaux Villages had an agent present at both notaire meetings and were helpful throughout.

Thank you for helping us secure our new home


By Steve & Lorraine Bailess, 18 August 2021

Vanessa allowed us to take our time when looking at initial properties in France and found answers to any queries we had whilst our purchase was going through. It is fair to say that Vanessa went above and beyond in her efforts to help us secure and set up our new home which we remain forever grateful for.  

Anna and the BVI team found us our house


By Philip Saben, 17 August 2021

During our long search for a French home we had dealings with a number of agents and eventually viewed 46 houses. Much of our search was very frustrating because of a problem with most of the agents which was that many of the Houses shown to us were patently unsuitable for us. We had provided the agents with a specific set of requirements regarding our needs regarding condition, location, size, condition, facilities, access and price. We were offered many Houses with none of our criteria. This led to much time and money wasting and frustration on our part and despite much pleading to some agents they still proposed houses which were totally unsuitable. I suspect the fact that most agencies only paid their freelancers a commission upon sale was the cause of this problem and showing a house placed no financial burden on the agencies themselves, only their freelancers. We then found Beaux Villages and especially Anna Stewart. The properties she showed us were close to our needs but not quite right. One day she called and told us she thought she had found the one. She was right, a property just on the market, even the detail sheet was not yet printed. Only 2 viewings and we made an offer. We moved in on May 2018. Beaux Villages are highly
recommended, professional, persistent, helpful and trustworthy.

Laura was amazing!


By Catherine Pring, 10 August 2021

Rural France can be a tricky place to sell a property, especially when you’re living in another country. Laura was an amazing, hands on mover and shaker. Going well beyond her professional duty to help us with our property maintenance and sale. I’m very grateful. Cx

Absolute professionalism and an amazing agent!


By Samantha Moore, 05 August 2021

My husband & I are in the process of buying a property in France which as a result of COVID has made the process very difficult. If it wasn’t for the professionalism of our amazing agent Laura Croxford we may well have thrown the towel in months ago. Laura has been fantastically helpful going way beyond the call of duty to make the process as easy as possible.

I had to go over before we could exchange on the property and had to self isolate for 7 days. Laura shopped for me and kept me in wine and food for the duration of my isolation. I borrowed her personal phone charger during my stay and packed it by mistake. She couldn’t have been nicer about it. Finally and most importantly she read through the Compromis page by page translating it into English for both me and the sellers so we could fully understand what we were signing.

I have already recommended Laura to friends who are about to put their house on the market. I wouldn’t make a recommendation without having absolute confidence that Laura will do her very best.

Thank you Anne Kemp-Reynolds


By Richard and Aleksandra Lamb, 27 July 2021

..buying this place from you has been a really good thing. Thank you for that

Karen Braddock at Beaux Villages was fantastic.


By Abi Goodwin, 21 July 2021

She went above and beyond to fit in viewings around our tight schedule and answered all our questions promptly. There was follow up without being too pushy. Great service thank you !

Ann Devicchi guided us through everything


By Anne-Marie Hassenkamp, 19 July 2021

We were dealing with Ann Devicchi as our agent . Originally, we had only visited the office to have a look at what was on the market in the region around Riberac and speak to an agent but Ann got us to see 2 properties immediately, one of which we bought. Ann was very helpful, knowledgeable and quick in responding to our queries - especially as our French was not quite up to business negotiations. We were also extremely lucky with our vendor who could not have been more cooperative with Ann and us. Ann also managed to guide us through everything during covid as were obviously not allowed to see the property again after August.

Helen is an absolute star!


By Tina Hall, 19 July 2021

Helen was absolutely amazing throughout the whole process of selling our French home. She went out of her way to make sure everything went according to plan and her attention to detail was outstanding. I really don't know what we would have done without her professionalism and her care. She is an absolute star so, thank you Helen and thank you Beaux Villages.

Extremely happy with the service


By Georgia Taylor, 16 July 2021

...I was extremely happy with the service on both sales. As an ex estate agent myself, it would have been easy for them to leave me to do some of the 'legwork' but they didn't, and they made what was potentially an emotionally difficult process as easy and as stress free as possible. A big thanks to Helen, Shannon and all the team.

James and Su were on top of everything


By Linda Thompson, 12 July 2021

James Ickringill and his wife Sue, went the extra mile to help us sell our house, they were always extremely easy to deal with and had their fingers on the pulse through the whole process.

A big thank you to Carol!


By Darren & Gem Harding, 02 July 2021

Good evening Carol,
Both Gem and I would sincerely like to thank you for not just your professional help whilst looking at so many properties
for us but also being so helpful in keeping us up to date with new properties and looking after us whilst in France.

Gem and I would love to take you and your partner out for dinner when we are next out as a thank you, A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ….

We have applied for our long stay VISA and I hope we can start our new life in France from October.

THANK YOU Carol, you are such an asset to BVI!!

Kindest regards,
Darren & Gem

Su was always there to help


By Jan Allan, 29 June 2021

Su Ickringill, our agent at Beaux Villages, advised us and attended to all our needs during the sale of our property. Responses to queries were answered by return and we had complete confidence throughout. Thank you!


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