Before moving to France, I owned a travel business and property rental portfolio for 25 years. My wife and I moved from Lancashire to Limoux in 2008 in search of a change of lifestyle. We began our new life in France by undertaking the renovation of a large house in the Aude into a chambres d’hôtes (bed and breakfast), which we ran for seven successful seasons. We subsequently moved from there to take on another renovation project in the Razès, where we now live. During 2016 I was invited to take over the reins of Aude Ariège Property, as the founding owner was planning her retirement.

I understand the apprehension and difficult decisions to be made in purchasing a property abroad and can help you overcome these to find your perfect house. I am a native English speaker, with a good grasp of the French language and am a registered ‘agent commerciale’. As part of a small network of independent agents in the Aude I have access to properties in many parts of the region and am well placed to offer my clients knowledgable advice and a first class house buying/selling service.