FRANCE PROPERTY SHOP
Sheelagh Gorham from Agence Newton Immobilier has chosen this picturesque stone farmhouse in Normandy as her property of the month. Tucked away at the end of a tree-lined driveway, this property offers privacy while being only 10 minutes’ drive away from Granville. The ground floor comprises a fitted kitchen and a lounge with a wood burner and there are three bedrooms upstairs. Surrounded by a large plot of land, it would be an ideal equestrian property and is for sale for €371,000. agencenewton.com Those who are tired of starting the working day with a frantic dash from the train station to the office desk may be glad to hear SNCF’s latest idea to help with the morning commute. The French railway service has put forward the suggestion to make office spaces, complete with meeting rooms, PCs and other facilities, available to commuters at train stations in France in a bid to reduce the daily stress for commuters and tackle overcrowding on trains at peak times. A trial period for the initiative started on 18 July.
Find your French home
With at least two years left in the EU, now’s the time to put your questions about moving to France to those in the know. In addition to showcasing thousands of properties for sale across France, the French Property Exhibition at Olympia Central in London also offers an informative seminar programme during the two-day event, covering the legal, financial and tax implications of buying and living in France, giving you the opportunity to put your questions to the experts. The exhibition takes place from 16-18 September. fpeolympia.com