About us

mark sandraMark and Sandra

It was not a difficult decision when my wife, Sandra, and I decided to move here in our early twenties.I had a business in Holland for a few years, but even from the age of 16 I dreamt of working in France after spending many happy holidays there.

Today, I can safely say I am well integrated into French life and have a solid understanding of how things work here.

We have found ourselves well respected within our community, which has served us well, not least because we are able to speak four languages (English, French, Dutch and German). We have the business mentality of the Dutch combined with a confident, hands-on spirit.

France is a great place to nurture my passion for the outdoors. If I'm not spending time sailing on the ocean, I enjoy taking my four wheel drive down to the mountains with the kids, or friends, on camping excursions to explore the many peaceful and secluded areas France has to offer. We’d be happy to share our trips with you!


gardenerOur team

We pride ourselves on the quality of our service to clients at all times.

We always work with local artisans that are qualified, registered and insured. My wife, Sandra, works in the office managing all enquiries and scheduling the work that needs to be carried out.

We have Steve, our experienced pool technician who, even with all his knowledge and expertise, still gets additional training when it comes to new technologies. 

Bertrand is responsible for the ground works and is multi-functional in his ability to deliver tasks. Bertrand will take on any odd jobs and is also happy to lend an extra pair of hands during the high season.

As for myself, I manage and oversee all the properties and ensure that all the work meets the quality and standard we've set ourselves, whether it's a maintenance job, a renovation project or additional repair work. I also love to jump in and get invovled hands-on.

The most satisfying part for me is problem solving for people. It means our clients can simply focus on their holiday and enjoy this precious time with family or friends. My goal is to enable people to enjoy their (sometimes very little) time here and create the ‘wow effect’ for when they arrive. It’s the first impression that counts, after all!

We love doing what we do and hope we can help you to enjoy the time that you spend here.

What clients say

Testimonial by Colin & Wendy Palmer
With only a limited amount of time to spend at our house in France each year, we wanted to ensure our visits would be as perfect as possible (weather permitting). Contacting Mark was without doubt the best move we have made since moving in last year and he has enabled us to achieve our goal. The pool is always in top condition and since Mark arranged the installation of a heater, it's also wonderfully warm. He has liaised with the pool manufacturer to sort out a few minor niggles which would have been difficult for us to do from the UK. More recently, Mark guided us through the planning stages of an additional building and undertook the project management using reputable local artisans. When security became an issue, he introduced us to an extremely competant electrian who quickly installed outside lighting. It's no exaggeration to say that Mark has taken away all the stress of being absent owners. Nothing appears too much trouble for him and by way of an example, he checked our house for frost/water damage during the cold spell without being asked. Typical of the high level of service he unassumingly calls routine. Thank you Mark

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 34 Rue Sainte-Marie
47150 Monflanquin

 + 33 (0) 6 32 29 83 74

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