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Brittany Gems
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We find dream houses in Brittany for our clients
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Northern Brittany Property Finders
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We have always had a fascination for France and all things French. As a student, Darren worked in Laguiole (Midi-Pyrénées) for the French chef Michel Bras - his restaurant is considered one of the best in the world! As for Stephen, he enjoyed holidays in France over all other destinations.

Having then spent many years working together in London, we finally decided that France was where we wanted to be. We tried to get into the French property market several times with varying budgets but could never find the right place or even the right bit of France that we wanted make our own. 

The difficulties of trying to buy property whilst not living in the country were obvious. We spent hours and hours searching the internet for the right property and even longer trying to arrange viewing trips to see the ones that we found. 

We spent a fortune on wasted trips to France (well, never wasted... let's just say unproductive), meeting with agents that didn’t understand what we really wanted. 

Eventually we found the perfect place for us – Saint Malo (Brittany). We used this base as a holiday home for four wonderful years, experiencing life as members of the French community and building a network of friends and professional allies! Returning to the UK became more and more difficult.

We came across the property finding network with FrenchEntrée mid 2011 and it seemed the perfect opportunity to make a permanent move to France and continue working. 

Having experienced the challenge of buying the right property in a different country, we understand the benefit we can bring by offering a professional property finding service. We can act for you locally, be where we need to be for you at the right time and buy for you at the prices locals would expect to pay.

We will find the perfect property for you, painlessly and cost effectively. We will guide you through the buying process as well as the idiosyncrasies of starting a new life in France. We look forward to being able to work with you and to make your dreams of owning the perfect home, a Brittany Gem, a reality. 

Darren & Stephen 
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St Malo
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Los Angeles - London - Laguiole - Bournemouth - Epsom - Boston - Newcastle - Cardiff - Nottingham - Vancouver
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