If you are looking for a long term rental in the South of France, perhaps whilst you search for a house to buy or come for a long vacation, then we have a number of long term rental properties that may suit you. At Go Languedoc we make sure that all our long term rental properties are properly equipped for a long term rentals. You will see some items below that offer a checklist on what to look out for if you are considering a long term rental.
Go Languedoc's long term rentals South France:
Here is a selection of the long term rentals South France that we are currently advertising on Go Languedoc.
There are 5 luxury long term rentals at Domaine de Monteils. In a Mediterranean park of 5 hectares, Domaine de Monteils looks like a little Provençal hamlet and provides and oasis of calm and relaxation. These carefully restored long term rentals provide luxury accommodation for couples without children. Guests are encouraged to use the spas, the large swimming pool and to enjoy the surrounding nature. All of these long term rentals in South France have been equipped to the highest standards with queen sized beds, wifi, satellite HD TVs and high spec kitchens and bathrooms.
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Two delightful studio apartments in the heart of the medieval village of Olargues in Haut Languedoc available for long term rentals in the South of France. Les Volets Bleus is a pretty medieval terraced house with a small art gallery and craft workshop on the ground floor and two light and airy studio apartments on the first and second floors, each with its own private entrance. The property has recently been refurbished and redecorated lending a bright and modern ambiance to this typical French town house. There is electric heating available for long term winter lets. Now both studios have UK TV and wifi internet.
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This Pezenas long term rentals property in South of France is a few minutes walk from the historic centre of Pézenas. The house has a south facing screened terrace (shaded by an olive and a pomegranate tree) and a pool in a secluded garden. The apartment, which sleeps six and has a private entrance, is on the ground floor of an old two-storey house, built in the 1800s. It is newly renovated and fully equipped for your comfort and convenience. Well situated, it is 45 minutes from Montpellier, 20 minutes from Beziers and a 15 minute drive from Vias Plage and other fine beaches. Carcassonne is one hour away and the Spanish border is just two hours.
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French long term rentals is a beautiful newly renovated gite in the delightful village of Pepieux, very close to Olonzac, Capital of the Minervois and is situated about midway between Carcassonne and Beziers and about 40 minutes drive from Carcassonne Airport! The very comfortable accommodation, which is over three floors, consists of a very well equiped new kitchen with doors opening out onto fully walled courtyard offering private and quiet space for sunbathing and relaxing. The property sleeps 6 in comfort. >>Maison du Monde, French winter holidays rentals more info.
This long term rental, South France, 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.
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This recently refurbished village house for long rentals, South 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 rentals, South 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 for long term rentals, South France, is situated in the village of Servian near to Pezenas and Beziers. The property is a beautifully restored old Wine growers house with 5 bedrooms and 206m2 of living space. This fabulous long term rental, South France also comes with a walled courtyard garden and two terraces. Servian, situated in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, is just 25 minutes from the beaches on the South France coast.
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If you are thinking of renting in France long term, then this lovely family house in Roujan, South France, is a great choice. This large stone-built villa was entirely restored and re-decorated by the owners and is surrounded by a large Mediterranean garden (9000 m²). The property has a private swimming pool, and is situated close to a village with all the usual amenities. The house has 4 bedrooms and provides very spacious accommodation for up to 10 people. This part of the south of France has its own micro-climate with long sunny days in the summer and very mild winters. The region also has a wide variety of tourist attractions to suit everyone’s taste.
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What to look for in a Long Term rental, South France?
From our own experience, the key items to look for when considering a long term rental in South 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 South 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.