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Stone House, Luberon, Provence

€5,000 Per Week

Close to several picturesque hilltop villages in the Luberon you will find this magnificent XVIIIth century restored farmhouse with a beautiful, uninterrupted view on the countryside.

The property has been decorated with high quality materials with has top quality amenities throughout. The house sits within 2,2hectars of its own private garden with a 15 m x 5 m secured swimming pool. With 6 bedrooms and bathrooms the house comfortably sleeps 12 and is ready for you to enjoy long lazy summers with family and/or friends.

Accommodation & Amenities

300 m2.

Ground Floor : Large reception with fireplace; Snug/TV room; Dining Room; Kitchen; 1 Double Bedroom with two single beds and a shower room; Guest WC;

First Floor : Master Bedroom with e/s Bathroom (with bath & shower) ; 2nd Double Bedroom with e/s shower room; 3rd Double Bedroom with e/s Bathroom (with bath & shower; 4th Double Bedroom with Shower Room; 5th Double Bedroom with 2 single beds and shower room;

Wifi : TV with hifi channels ; Telephone ;

Exterior:

Garden with garden furniture and sun-beds, Swimming Pool 15m x 5m fitted with child safety alarm.

Located in Bonnieux, Provence.

Please note price fluctuates according to dates.

A simple guide to buying in France

All property purchases in France are conducted by an officer of the state, the notaire. Depending on the size and nature of the transaction, you may well want your own legal representation, and two notaires can sit at the heart of the transaction: one for you, one for the seller.

As with any professional adviser, do some homework to satisfy yourself you are dealing with a reputable specialist with good local knowledge.

Step 1: Agreeing to buy

When you have agreed your purchase in principle with the vendor, an initial agreement is drawn up by the notaire. This is usually called a compromis de vente, although you may encounter others names (such as promesse unilatérale de vente, or a promesse synallagmatique de vente). They can have different protections/liabilities if the sale does not conclude successfully, so make sure you ask what you are committing yourself to.

As well as the sales details, the compromis de vente should note any mortgage you may be planning to take out. If later you find you cannot raise the finance, you should normally be able to withdraw without losing your deposit. The compromis will cover a cadastral (property boundary) plan, reports on energy and asbestos, and any preceding conditions (‘clauses suspensives’).

With the compromis signed, it’s time for you to stump up your deposit, which is usually 10% of the purchase price.

Step 2: Cooling off or pressing on

Now there’s a brief cooling-off period. You can at this point have a change of heart and still withdraw, with your deposit. It’s a narrow window of 7 days, and if your purchase was conceived over rather too good a lunch, this could be the cold water you need. Also, this can be a good time to get a full survey done, should anything untoward be lurking.

Otherwise, as the window shuts, it’s time to commit. Your deposit is now non-refundable.

Preliminary contracts are now drawn up and exchanged, and all the necessary searches are carried out: notably, land registry, local authority and planning permission.

Step 3: It’s all yours

With all the searches complete and the paperwork agreed, you and the vendor are summoned to the notaire’s office to sign the acte authentique de vente. All outstanding fees and charges, including the notaire’s, are settled – and the property is yours.

Typical costs

As the purchaser, you will need to allow for various fees, charges and taxes. These are given as a very rough guide, as a percentage range of the purchase price:
Registration fee 0.60% - 4.89%
Notary Fees 3% - 10%, + 20% VAT
Land registry 0.10%
Estate agent’s fee 1.50% - 5% (+ 20% VAT) (with a similar cost to the seller)

Please note: This article reflects Aylesford’s current understanding of property legislation in France. It is offered for general guidance only; specialist legal and tax advice should always be taken for any property transaction.

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