Loire Thouet Property Finders is an independent, fully registered, property search consultancy. We find properties for our clients exclusively in the areas we know best –the beautiful Pays de la Loire south of Saumur and in the north Deux-Sèvres. We have no properties to sell, we simply help you buy. We save you valuable time and money and we add in our local knowledge. We work hard to scour the market, track down the best options and help negotiate the best possible purchase price.
Alison is based near Thouars in the north Deux-Sèvres. She has an extensive professional background in central government, small business (including estate agency) and executive search. A graduate in French, German and Economics with a Masters in History, she has lived, studied and worked in France during different parts of her life. She is also a practising translator, an Associate of both the Chartered Institute of Linguists and the Institute of Translation & Interpreting. In the UK, she set up and ran PBSS Translations, working for EU institutions, multinationals, think tanks and professional practices, specialising in economic, legal and construction sectors.
Alison and her husband, Steve, had a holiday home near Thouars for over three years before moving permanently to France. Alison says: “We have known this area together for many years. Living in France when I was younger was a wonderful time in my life so we decided to move across full time”.
“In my professional translation and cultural consultancy role in the UK, I got a tremendous buzz from helping both corporate and private clients to cross the language and cultural barriers. Working as professional property finder in my favourite area in France means I can use these skills to help clients find their dream house in what is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating, least known and best value areas of France”.