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Sifex In the Press

My Dream Home

Tanya Andrews, Director fo Sifex , dreams of idyllic walks in the groundsof this elegant chateau for sale in Lot-et-Garonne.

Period Drama

A luxurious 12th Century Manor set in 25 hectares of land near the river Dordogne makes a dramatic impression on Ruth Wood. Click on the image on the left to read the article.

Down Memory Lane

After 30 years sellling Chateaux and other presitgious French proeprties through her company, Sifex, Sarah Francis look sback at some of her most memorable sales. Expert Advice - FPN. June 2019 issue.

My Dream Home - FPN December 2018

This 'pretty as a picture' farmhouse in the Tarn has been the subject of an inspired renovation - Ruth Wood tells the story. For sale on the Sifex website with Reference number F1-484.

Moated Chateau Heaven

The latest in a series of articles about Chateaux visited by Sarah Francis - director of Sifex Ltd. This article focuses on an impressive and beautifully restored XVII Century Brick and stone Chateau in the Calvados department of Normandy, with a deep dry moat and and an elegant Renaissance Chateau in the Charente with a 47 hectare sporting estate and reflected in stunning water filled moats.

Chateau Heaven - A Remarkable Retreat.

The latest in a series of articles about Chateaux visited by Sarah Francis - director of Sifex Ltd. This one, an outstanding XVII/XIXth C. Chateau, beautifully maintained in an idyllic setting.

Dreams of a French Chateau Wedding - Good Wedding Guide.

The story of a fairytale 'wedding cake' Chateau that became a successful wedding venue that Sifex sold some years ago and a similar property, also pretty as a picture and white stone with turretts and towers, that could become one.

FPN Expert "Grand Designs'

Sarah Francis delves into the fascinating history of French Castles comparing a 'Chateau fort' and a 'Renaissance Chateau ' - both for sale in Gascony. H7-11905 ( Chateau Fort) http://www.sifex.co.uk/Propertyresults.asp?AFullRef=H7-11905 and F1-392 ( Renaissance Chateau) http://www.sifex.co.uk/Propertyresults.asp?AFullRef=F1-392

Champagne Ch�teaux

Recently visited by Sifex read all about these fabulous properties. The reference numbers on our website are: Dordogne. J4-1542 - Medieval Ch�teau & Estate. Asking price: 2,950,000� Gironde E9-1493846 - Superb XVII Century Riverside Ch�teaux with 5 Gites. Asking price: 2,500,000�

For a neutral but informed overview of French Property - Sifex are Simply Superb - Good Property Guide - September 2015.

Small is beautiful � and to prove it, Sifex have an impressive international client base gathered over 25 years. In fact, they have an all-round reputation for handling the successful sales of numerous prestigious properties throughout France: Whether it be Ch�teaux, Manoirs, Maisons de Ma�tre, Bastides, Vineyards or luxury Villas, they have a wealth of knowledge to call upon.......

July 2015 -Fit for a King.

'Sarah Francis of Sifex is positive about the Loire's ch�teau market. "This year has shown more movement compared to previous years and there has been a return of clients looking for ch�teaux in the area. Prices have not moved and there is a good supply of nice properties withprices being negotiated, so it's a good time to buy."'

June 2014 - French Property News - The first Ch�teau I ever sold

"Started by Sarah Francis in 1989, estate agency Sifex ( Soci�t� Immobili�re Fran�aise Extraordinaire) also celebrates its 25th anniversary this year." (Just to set the record straight, in actual fact this was not the first 'property' i ever sold.. but it certainly was a milestone in my life as it was the first 'ch�teau I ever sold. I started my french property adventure all those years ago - selling cottages and barns in Normandy and Brittany and my first ever sale was in Brittany and far from being a Ch�teau!

February 2013 - Daily Telegraph - Renovate and Rejuvenate

"The days of retiring to the coast and putting your feet up are over. Now the Fastlaners ( that's Fifties and Sixties Trying to Launch a New Era) are more likely to be tackling a major property project. Christopher Middleton reports.