English Speaking Estate Agent in France
Welcome to Agence le Prince Noir, the English speaking estate agent in France for buyers looking to buy in central South-Western France. We offer a wide range of properties across all budgets - from renovation projects such as barns and houses just waiting for someone to come and revitalise them, to character properties such as country houses, stone farmhouses, and even chateaux that perhaps need just a lick of paint! We also offer rural, hamlet, village and town centre locations, so whatever you are looking for, I'm sure we'll have something special for you to look at.
Agence le Prince Noir is a fully registered, insured and independent French estate agency with an office located in the small but lively town of Chaillac. Being conveniently situated on the borders of the Limousin, Centre and Poitou Charentes regions, we cover the departments of the Indre and the Haute Vienne, and also stretch over to the eastern borders of the Vienne.
Recently, property hunters have woken up to the potential of Central France but in the past the area has been a little “off the beaten track” and so there are still some bargains to be had here. However, as you would expect, if you have a smaller budget, you will probably need to expect to do some renovation work to the property.
Finally, although the climate is generally warmer here than in the UK we can't always guarantee it – but we can always guarantee you a warm welcome at our office!
What's in a name?
Why Le Prince Noir we hear you cry? – Well, the locals know just what we're talking about, but as you're probably not local here's a short explanation as to how we came by our name.
Back in 1337 a young man named John Chandos, already well known for his great bravery in battle, became counsel to Prince Edward, the future ‘Black Prince' (Prince Noir) of England. He was charged with the training of the Prince's army and was to lead them into many battles. At one such battle, after a planned surprise attack on the Abbey at St Savin in the Vienne, (that back fired when they lost their way in the night), he was mortally wounded by ‘Le Pont' on the river Vienne at Lussac-les-Châteaux, where we had our original office.
The tomb of John Chandos can still be found today, situated in Le Pont just down the road from that first office, and the English connection here in Lussac, as well as all over the region that we cover, is firmly fixed in history. This whole area is right on the borders of what used to be France and England in the Middle Ages and so we usually reassure our French neighbours that our name is not in fact a declaration of war, but an affirmation of the long history that the British have with this region !
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Agency Name: Agence le Prince Noir
Phone Number: +33 (0)2 54 36 99 50
Location: Limousin, Haute-Vienne (87), Val-d'Oire-et-Gartempe
Beautiful property, 6 bedrooms Maison Bourgeois with attached barns and outbuildings, built around 1830, set in 2.5 hectares (7.5 Acres) of wooded hillside on the banks of …6 4 250 m² 3 ha
Location: Poitou-Charentes, Vienne (86), La Trimouille
This is a light and bright 2 bedroom cottage which has been renovated by the current owners and includes a spacious independent 2 bedroom guest apartment as well as a large …4 3 115 m² 560 m²
Location: Limousin, Haute-Vienne (87), Magnac-Laval
This house is a renovation project in a very quiet hamlet near the town of Magnac Laval with all commerce including supermarket, cafes/bars/restaurants, a bank and post …2 1 90 m² 470 m²