If you are looking for a long term rental in France, perhaps whilst you search for a house to buy or come for a long vacation, then we have a number of long term let properties. At Go Languedoc we make sure that all our long term rental properties are properly equipped for a long term let, especially over the winter months. You will see some items below that offer a useful checklist on what to look out for if you are considering a long term rental in France.
This Long term rental France is in Aumes near Pezenas in the South of France. It is a 2 bedroom gîte (50m2) with a private terrace equipped for al fresco dining with table and chairs and canopy. The accommodation is fresh and modern and comfortable.
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This recently refurbished village house for long lets, France, is located in the heart of the medieval village of Nezignan L'Eveque. If you are looking for properties for long lets in France, then this house is a good option because it is conveniently located close to the popular town of Pezenas in South France and is just 15 minutes to the beach and 5 minutes to the autoroute. This house for long lets, France, is arranged over 3 floors and can sleep 6 in 3 double bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own en suite shower room
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This house in Fouzilhon, France, is availble for rentals long term (3-6 months minimum stay). The house has recently been refurbished and is an excellent option if you are looking to rent long term in South France. This house for rental long term has two double bedrooms and a newly installed shower room with toilet. There is a comfortable lounge and a newly fitted kitchen. Outside the property there are two terraces, plus a garden. Underneath the house there is a large cave which provides excellent storage. Fouzilhon is a lovely village in South France, near to Beziers and Pezenas and surrounded by vineyards. >> more info South France rentals long term.
This long term rental South of France is in Capestang. The house is stone built and terraced, and is comparatively cool in the sumer and warm in winter. All the main rooms have electric convector heaters. It is fully furnished and equipped to a high standard. Whether house hunting or having an extended holiday this property is ideal.
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This house for long term rentals in France sleeps 8 people and is a village house with swimming pool and walled garden The long term rentals in France sleeps 8 and has four bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on three floors. Situated in the village of Aumes just outside Pezenas and is ideally located if house hunting or having an extended holiday.
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This South France long term let is a large spacious village house with pool, garden and terrace and is in the charming village of Nizas, near to Pezenas in the South of France. Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, aircon, heating and internet. The South France long term rental is arranged over 2 floors and has a courtyard with seating and another large area with pool. There is also a terrace off one of the bedrooms.
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These luxury long lets in France are located between Nimes and Montpellier, near the small medieval town of Sommieres. These long term lets are situated at Le Domaine de Monteils, a former monastery. The surrounding area is famous for its wine and is bordered to the south by the wetlands of the Camargue and the sandy beaches of Languedoc and in the north by the spectacular Cevennes national park. All of these long lets in France have been equipped to the highest standards with queen sized beds, wifi, satellite HD TVs and high spec kitchens and bathrooms. >>Montpellier long lets in France more details
This French winter holidays rental is a two bedroomed 18th century house in the lovely village of Montepyroux. The house has been lived in and restored by artists over the last 20 years and all the rooms are spacious with high ceilings and Louis XV plasterwork. The house benefits from two large bedrooms and a lovely terrace. It is also equipped with a wood-burning stove and wi-fi internet - both essential items for a long winter let in France. If you are looking for French winter holidays rentals, then this house in Montepyroux could be a good choice. >>Montpellier French winter holidays rental more details
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From our own experience, the key items to look for when considering a long term rental in France are:
Many French towns and villages are quite different once the tourists have left at the end of summer. If you are renting 'out of season' just ask the question? A Long term let is different from a holiday rental and you want to make sure that you see more than one person a day. Even our village, Nezignan L'Eveque, which is a lively little place gets noticeably quieter from October through to March with about 20% of the houses closed up. So just make sure that your proposed long term rental does offer some signs of life in the winter months
What linen and crockery is provided and is it sufficient? Is there decent lighting for those longer winter evenings? Is there enough storage facilities? Is there adequate heating for the winter months? Many holiday homes in the South of France are very simply equipped and lack decent insulation. Whilst open beamed roofs exposing the clay ceiling tiles maybe charming in the summer, you will not think so in the midst of winter. Our previous long term rental house was like a fridge in the winter. Also check that the fireplace works. All landlords in France have to get a certificate proving that the chimney is useable. Another trick to be wary of is to be proudly shown the electric wall heaters in every room as proof that the house is suitable for a long term let. If you are renting a house long term in France over the winter don't even think of turning these heaters on! - they drain money quicker than they heat up the room. Electricity in France is ruinously expensive. Everyone down here in the winter either picks up drift wood off the beach (there is huge quantities of it after there has been a storm), burns vine wood (burns well and gives off a beautiful smell) or uses small oil or gas cylinder heaters. I am sure that you will be fine, but it is better to be warned in advance.
How and when are utilities charged ? What extras do you need to pay for: logs, linen, gas cylinders? Are local taxes included? Ensure you are fully advised as to what exactly is included in your monthly rental and what is payable as an extra. In France there are two property taxes, (taxe d'habitacion and taxe fonciere - see French property taxes) make sure that you don't get stuck for either of them within your long term rental contract. Get the Landlord to pay.
Ah, this is a real moot point with us. We rented a house long term in France for 14 months. Everything was sweetness and light until we came to move out and our Landlord turned into Dr Jackal. In particular be wary of clauses in the rental contract that call for you to "return the property back to the condition in which you found it" as this makes no allowance for wear and tear and you could find, like we did, that the most unbelievable deductions are taken out of your deposit. We almost ended up in court over the matter. Again you shouldn't find too many problems and most Landlords are reasonable people, but make sure you check through your long term rental contract thoroughly before signing it.