Best places to buy a house in France: Neffies village
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We often get asked by clients to identify the best places to buy a house in France. It is not always easy because the property search criteria is influenced by personal choice. But I actually think that the pretty village of Neffies is a good place to buy in Southern France because it ticks a lot of boxes for property buyers.
Neffies is a beautiful little village. It is surrounded by mountains, but is not too remote. It is 25 mins drive to the beach. It is full of character. It is close to a number of local airports. It is 10 mins to the motorway.
Neffies is surrounded by vineyards and still has an active wine making operation in the heart of the village. Also, because Neffies is in the South of France, you can enjoy very mild winters (unlike in Dordogne, Brittany and the west of France, which have very wet winters).
In the summer, the elevated position of the village, gives Neffies a cooling breeze. Neffies is also very close to the popular medieval town of Pezenas - with its fantastic Saturday market and historical streets. The area around Pezenas is also a popular location for villa rental customers in the summer - so you also have the benefit of generating a good income from your property if you decide to rent it out during the 8 week summer season.
Neffies village: Buy a house in France
Neffiès is a pretty village founded in around 900AD. The medieval footprint of the village is still in tact with the street layout winding its way around the small hilltop (which was chosen for its defensive properties). There are many of these hilltop villages in this part of Southern France (known locally as Circulade villages on account of the circular street patterns). Neffies still retains many old buildings, narrow streets and a medieval church.
The village has a good range of local amenities, with 2 great restaurants (including the fabulous Le Very'Table restaurant - which in my opinion is the best in the area) The village also has a shop, local bar and wine cellar. What is more, the nearby small town of Roujan (2km) comes with a large supermarket, DIY store, medical centre, garage, etc.
Neffies is also located within easy driving distance of the sandy Mediterranean beaches with water sports, seafood restaurants and bars and cafes just a 30 minute drive away. Choose between resort beaches with their family attractions, long sandy stretches backed by nothing more than sand dunes, or small pine-fringed coves.
You will also find plenty of lakes in the Languedoc National Park (all within 30 mins) and a swimming fresh water lake with a communal BBQ just 10 minutes away at Vailhan.
Pezenas is also a short drive away with it's history, market, shops and restaurants.
Buying property in Nefies, France
The property prices in Neffies are still very reasonable, with current market values still 5-10% below the peak house prices of 2011. Indeed, because of the reasons outlined above, Neffies is always a popular choice for house buyers in the area, so demand for houses in the village remains high. Even during the fall in the French property market between 2012-14, properties were still being sold quite quickly in Neffies.
As an example of the type of property available to buy in Neffies, this 3 bedroom property with 150m2 of living space and 830m2 of land is currently for sale for €425,000 (GBP £365,000). The property is advertised with our Real Estate partner company of Artaxa Immo.
Neffies cheap property for sale in France
This beautiful character property with pool is located in a quiet part of Neffies. This beautifully restored 200 year old winemaker's house has a swimming pool, a courtyard, a terrace and a garden. The accommodation is currently divided into two apartments, with a self-contained gite on the ground floor. The gite has 2 bedrooms, a spacious living / dining room on two levels with French windows overlooking the shaded courtyard. The kitchen is fully equipped. There is also a shower room with toilet and sink.
Upstairs, there is a bedroom, living room, dining room with balcony with stunning views. The kitchen and living room have access to a terrace at the front overlooking the courtyard. There are 2 showers / bathrooms on this level.
Outside: At the back is the 9.5m x 4.5m swimming pool, delivered with a security cover. Around the pool is a large lawn and a pleasant sun terrace with pergola. At the front of the property is a large yard with barbecue. This area is well shaded by a huge tree.
This is a beautiful property with a proven rental record. You can live on one floor and rent the other or even rent the entire place because there is an internal staircase.
This house could be rented out for €1250 per week in high season or per month at 1000€pm + bills at other times of the year.
For more information, please visit Artaxa - Neffies cheap property for sale in France.
If you would like to visit this Neffies property for sale in France or you would like more information about buying a house in South France and the best places to consider buying, then please call Jane Laverock on +33 6 95 50 19 21 or email her at Jane Laverock.