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.
Go Languedoc's Long term rentals France:
Here is a selection of the long term rentals in France that are currently available for renting on Go Languedoc:
This house for long term rentals in France is situated in the pretty hamlet La Liquiere in South France. La Liquiere is located in between Beziers and Bedarieaux on the edge of the beautiful Languedoc Regional Park. La Liquiere is surrounded by vineyards and rolling hills, with views of the mountains in the distance. Both Bedarieaux and Beziers provide all the amenities that you will need and the Mediterranean beaches are just 25mins drive away. >>House for long term rentals in France more info
This long term rental in France is close to the beautiful town of Uzes, in South of France. It is an 18th century stone houses in a typical Provencal hillside village facing all-day sun. It is covered in vines, has a huge walled garden, a swimming pool and a large terrace. This long term rental in France is in the village of St Maximin, which is just a few minutes from the wonderful town of Uzes and near the Pont du Gard and Nimes. >>Uzes long term rental in France more details
These French long term rentals are in the village of Montagnac, near Pezenas and the town of Meze with it's canal, beach and restaurants. The villa is recently refurbished with comfort and quality in mind. It can be rented with 8 bedrooms for 16 people, 3 bedrooms for 6 or 5 bedrooms for 10. The villa has large grounds with secure gates. The pictures of this up market villa do not give it justice, it is modern and benefits from air con and internet.
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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 long term rental in France is a spacious 3 storey property. The long term rental is set in the heart of Nezignan L'Eveque, a beautiful village just 2km from Pezenas in the Languedoc region of the South of France. Nestling next to the 12th century historic village church the long term rental also has beautiful views across the vineyards to the mountains. It is also very close to Pezenas and a short ride to the golden Mediterranean beaches.
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This house for long term rentals in France is a fully restored stone village house with a breathtaking views of miles and miles of vineyards and countryside in the charming medieval village of Caussiniojouls, on the edge of the Languedoc mountains, 15 minutes from Beziers. The house is surrounded by vineyards and rolling hills, with views of the mountains in the distance. Both Bedarieaux and Beziers provide all the amenities that you will need and the Mediterranean beaches are just 25mins drive away.
This long term rental in France, Pyrenees has 2 bedrooms and is situated at the foot of the slopes on the ground floor of an apartment block. Skiing, walking, shops and restaurants are all within 50m. Perfectly situated for thsie who like to ski or walk in the nature. The apartment benefits from UK TV.
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This recently refurbished old winegrower's house for long term rental, France, can sleep up to 6 people in 3 double bedrooms and comes with a swimming pool, a walled garden and a large terrace with spectacular views over the vineyards. This house for long term rental in France is situated in the village of Aumes just outside Pezenas and close to the Mediterranean coast (beaches are just 15 mins away). Aumes has a shop where you can buy your bread and your daily essential provisions. This house for long term rental, France, is ideal whether house hunting or on an extended holiday.
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What to look for in a Long Term rentals, France?
From our own experience, the key items to look for when considering a long term rental in France are:
- Good cooking facilities
- Large refrigerator/freezer
- Washing machine/dryer
- Telephone & internet
- Indoor & outdoor seating
- Close to a Supermarket
- Car parking
- Heating for winter
Checklist questions for Long term rentals France ?
What is the area like in the winter?
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
Is the holiday home equipped for a long term rental?
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.
What is included in the long term rental cost?
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.
What deposit is required for the long term rental and when?
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.