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Sifex In the Press

My Dream Home

Tanya Andrews, Director fo Sifex , dreams of idyllic walks in the grounds of 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.

Moving to France: a guide to buying your own chateau

"House prices are falling, so now is the time to be king of your own castle" by Karen Tait.

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.

My Dream Home - French Property News March 2018

Sarah Francis explains why she would love to be queen of this Chateau in the Gers.

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.

Chateau Heaven by Sarah Francis in the Good Property Guide

The Good Property Guide publishes the latest in a series of articles on Chateaux visited by Sarah Francis, director of Sifex Ltd. This time a beautiful historic fortress in the Gers - surrounded by plum orchards.

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.

Champagne Châteaux

Recently visited by Sifex read all about these fabulous properties.

An unrivalled Portfolio of French Chateaux

The Good Property Guide explores the story of how Sifex started in the late eighties selling barns and ended up selling beautiful historic Chateaux across France.

Romancing the Stone - a Gascon Gem - February 2016 FPN.

Ben Palfreyman learns about a Gascon gem that first cast its spell over its owner a quarter of a century ago, and has been transformed into a stunning home - now featured for sale on www.sifex.co.uk.

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 Châteaux, Manoirs, Maisons de Maïtre, Bastides, Vineyards or luxury Villas, they have a wealth of knowledge to call upon.......

FPN - Chateaux considerations article - January 2016.

Sarah Francis offers an insider view for buyers.

July 2015 -Fit for a King.

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

April 2015 - French Property News - Editor's Pick

"An elegant and spacious home in Maine-et-Loire, Pays-de-la-Loire. Dating from the 16-18th Century this striking Gentilhommiere.........

14 July 2014 - French Property News - Living the High Life

In Loir-et-Chet, a superb 17th century listed chäteau, whose gardens were designed by Le Nâtre is on the market...

February 2015 - French Property News - My Dream Home

Why a particularly charming Gersois Chäteau has captured the eye of Sarah Francis

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