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Harald and Natalia Nilsonne, Sweden

"Looking for a property in France from a distance can be a frustrating experience since estate..."


> What our clients say about us

What our clients say about us

Harald and Natalia Nilsonne, Sweden

Looking for a property in France from a distance can be a frustrating experience since estate agencies can be a bit unwilling to convey adequate and relevant information. When we came in contact with Carl and Lafite Scholfield Belles Demeures, this changed fundamentally. The dossiers and the information compiled was comprehensive, informative and proved to be very accurate once we visited the properties described. Carl’s good knowledge of each one of the properties, also added to this impression and was a valuable contribution when we later tried to asses and value what we had seen and how to move forward. We now found our dream house in Gers, and moved in. What could have been an anticipated difficult acquisition process, all thanks to Carls’ professional assistance, advice and personal guidance instead turned out to be straight forward and very reassuring. It could not have been smoother. One might think that once the contract is signed, the real estate agent moves on. With Lafite Scholfield Belles Demeures it clearly does not work like that. Instead Carl has continued to proactively assist and advise us in tying up all lose ends, making sure all formal and informal bits and pieces have been attended to in time and in an orderly manner. This has been, and still is, an invaluable help to us strangers in a new country. Over the decades we moved several times, and in the process bought and sold properties multiple times. Never before have we experienced the professionalism, personal involvement and sense of responsibility with which we now have been met. And all this combined with a very nice sense of humour! Thank you very much Carl and Violette! Harald and Natalia Nilsonne

Christopher and Zofia Road, England

We were recommended to use Lafite Scholfield for our house sale and were, in our turn, delighted with their work. Carl was tireless in his efforts to secure a sale and regularly went beyond the call of duty in ensuring that it came to a successful conclusion notwithstanding a very difficult market. His conscientiousness was particularly valuable given that for most of the time we were in England, unable to attend to many of the incidentals. We unreservedly recommend Carl and Violette.

Vanessa and Ian Blair, UK

"There are number of things which make Lafite Scholfield stand out from every other estate agent we have dealt with: · Carl took time to talk to us, get to know what we were looking for and chose properties for us to view that matched what we wanted. · He knows the region like the back of his hand! · He spent days with us driving round to see the houses on our shortlist but despite the time spent we never felt under any pressure to commit · Once we had chosen, Carl negotiated a great deal for both us and the sellers, and nursed us through the French purchase process with the Notaire · He helped with the legal process by translating key documents for us. · After the sale, Lafite Scholfield have supported us with all the practical issues we had to pick up – getting phones, electricity, gas , insurance and satellite set up- an invaluable service for us as we were still in UK and having to do everything from a distance. We expected buying a house in a foreign country would be stressful but Carl and Violette’s friendly, professional and expert services made it a breeze!”

Nicky and Simon Roberts, Hong Kong

We could not have expected a more professional or well-managed agency through which to buy our home in France. Carl has been utterly charming throughout and has made the buying process as straightforward as possible, offering help and advice at every turn. From the first viewing right through to completion, Carl has been there for us with his invaluable support. We could not recommend Lafite Scholfield more highly, and will look for every excuse in the book to stay in touch with them as we embark on our journey into French life.





Marilyn and Edward Daly

Very helpful, personal service at all stages of buying our house in France. Everything from clear pictures on the Lafite Scholfield web site, through escorted visits to well selected properties, and being on hand whenever needed, to hand-holding during and after the actual purchase. Marilyn and Edward Daly, Gers, France.

Gayle Lacey

The service provided goes way above what I expected. From well written honest descriptions of the properties to ringing the local notaire on my behalf Carl was always professional, courteous, patient and positive. Visits were well organised and not a minute was wasted. Even after I bought the property Carl provided invaluable advice and information on local craftsmen, fuel providers etc. to make settling in my new home as smooth as possible. Perhaps Lafite Scholfield can give tips to the estate agents in UK! Thank you . G Lacey,UK

Susanna and Paul Delaney

We spent a year searching for our dream with Carl and Violette guiding and advising us all the way.We have spent another year turning that dream into an even more amazing reality with Carl and Violette still guiding and advising us all the way! Merci Beaucoup Lafite Scholfield. Great Sales Service. Fabulous After-Sales Service! Susanna and Paul Delaney, London, UK





Marilyn and Edward Daly

Very helpful, personal service at all stages of buying our house in France. Everything from clear pictures on the Lafite Scholfield web site, through escorted visits to well selected properties, and being on hand whenever needed, to hand-holding during and after the actual purchase. Marilyn and Edward Daly, Gers, France.

Sarah and John von E

Lafite Scholfield provide probably the best customer service we have ever encountered with a blend of efficient accurate advice and relaxed good humour. Buying our home in France has proved to be a pleasant and easy experience.  This I am certain, is due in no small part to the Lafite Scholfield team headed by Carl and Violette.  Thank you so much. John and Sarah v E, United Kingdom

Karen Stokley and Dr Sylvain Hantzer

"We were very pleased with the services of Lafite Scholfield Belles Demeures , right from the initial search of properties on the very well designed website. Carl helped us define the search and develop a list of potential properties to visit during our limited 3 day trip to South West France. The days were well organized, with pre-scheduled visits to the selected properties. Carl was very familiar with the properties we viewed and he made his way nimbly through the French countryside, not wasting a moment of our time. He was responsive to our requests and we quickly narrowed the search to one very charming property.  Over the next few months, all correspondence was timely, professional and comprehensive.   Carl made all the necessary arrangements at the notaire, helped translate the French real estate contract and overall  made  purchasing a French property "across the miles" a very positive experience." Karen Stokley & Dr. Sylvain Hantzer, USA

Graeme and Audrey Altern

Twelve years ago we bought our rural home through Violette and Carl . Despite the tricky market we have recently sold through Lafite Scholfield Belles Demeures in a very competitive scenario. We feel that, as fellow residents, with deep roots in the area Carl and Violette have established their reputation with their ongoing commitment to clients past and present. They have been unfailingly supportive and professional throughout the various processes, and we will certainly seek our new home through their good offices. Graeme & Audrey Altern, Lot et Garonne, France

John and Sandra Roberts

My wife and I have been living in France for nearly 20 years renovating and selling properties. We always turn to Carl and Violette when we are looking to buy or sell as we can always be sure of a very prompt and professional service. Nothing escapes their vigilance and the aftersales care is second to none. We always recommend them to our friends and clients. John and Sandra Roberts, Tarn et Garonne, France

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