THE FRACTIONAL LIFESTYLE
Live like a local in Provence & Umbria
Picture yourself enjoying a lovely, big glass of wine on your own terrace, listening to the birdsong of an evening… With a pied a terre in France or Italy, no rushing from hotel to hotel. You’ll have plenty of time to explore village and city life.
Property Shares for Sale
Affordable. Elegant. Irresistable properties. They come fully furnished with gorgeous antique furniture and hand-chosen object d’arts.
What is fractional ownership?
We’ve carefully handpicked our properties in adorable local towns and rustic villages so that they give you a perfect balance of many wonderful attractions to explore and all the local amenities you could wish for.
ABOUT PROPERTY SHARING
The concept of Fractional Ownership is really simple. Instead of purchasing a property outright and dealing with ongoing maintenance or rentals, you can opt to purchase a share (which equals a percentage in the company which own the property). Enjoy lifetime ownership without all the headaches. Since 1998, we've helped buyers from around the globe own affordable and luxurious properties. Unpack, relax, and enjoy! Contact Ginny for complete booking and legal documentation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Relax in your OWN home year after year but without the hassles of renting it out!
You will meet and make new friends with like-minded people who appreciate your expat lifestyle.
Enjoy really getting to know an area and spend a month immersing yourself in the local culture and language.
You've looked into timeshares but had your doubts. Trust us, the fractional way is far better. Since 1998, IPS has been a pioneer in fractional ownership in Europe.
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“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” -Harriet van Horne Situated just 30 minutes south of Siena among the rolling hills of Tuscany, you’ll find the 13th century village of Montefollonico, were two innovative American women have followed their hearts and are offering something unique in Read more about Tuscan Women Cook![…]
Check out my article in the latest edition of French Property News. Click on this link below to read the PDF: French Property news article Here’s a quick sneak preview of the text too, for those of you who prefer to get a taste of it and have a quick read on the blog itself… Read more about IPS in French Property News[…]
As often happens as I travel from one International Property Share home to another, I discover favorite travel books left behind by our owners. Expat, Women’s Tales of Life Abroad, caught my eye. The life of an expat has intrigued me ever since I spent a year Read more about What are some of your favorite travel books?[…]
I discovered Uzes in 2010 while searching for a new property to buy for my business, International Property Shares. My thoughts were “Wow, this is a really gorgeous town and I wish that I could find just what I’m looking for here”. Sadly, nothing fit the bill at that time. Returning again in 2014, I finally Read more about Things to Do near Uzes[…]
Travel within Europe is seductively easy. Did you realize that from Montpellier, you can be in Antwerp in less than 7 hours? Here are some suggestions if you are keen to explore Antwerp and to pamper yourself on a 3-day antiques shopping trip. Grab your girlfriends and let’s go! First of all, it pays to visit Read more about Antwerp- “Belgium’s Capital of Cool”[…]
In the mood to celebrate love on St. Valentine’s Day? If you were at your fractional ownership villa in Monteleone d’Orvieto, you are about an hour from Terni, the home of Saint Valentine, where they celebrate a festival in his honor each year on February 14th. As the story goes, Valentine the former Bishop of Terni, Read more about Celebrate Love in Umbria[…]
The English and Their Gardens Gardens are not created or made, they unfold, spiraling open like the silk petals of an evening primrose flower to reveal the ground plot of the mind and heart of the gardener and the good earth. – Wendy Johnson, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, 2000 It’s no wonder that visitors Read more about The Chelsea Flower Show and the Gardens of England[…]
What’s on in the County Cork Irish music scene? I have been spoiled for choices in the acoustic/folk music scene in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. For an expat woman of indeterminate age (moi) seeking social outlets, my introduction to Thursday nights at Minchinghamton, opened the doors to friendship, fun and a variety of musical talents. As Read more about How to find great music when you’re travelling in Europe?[…]
Did you know there are six Celtic languages, one of which is called Manx? That one I had to look up! (the Isle of Man). Breton, Cornish, Irish, Manx, Scottish, Gaelic, Welsh I’ve learned to say two useful things today from Omniglot: Dia dhuit (sg) Hello ( Good day) Céad míle fáilte (hundred thousand Read more about Did you know there are six Celtic languages?[…]
Contributed by Ginny Blackwell for SAT Travel, a London-based travel company specializing in small group travel. In another life, I’ll surely come back as a baker! This December, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing the folks behind the scene at Hobbs Bakery, only two steps away from my International Property Shares home in Tetbury, England. Read more about Lots to Love About the Cotswolds- Hobbs Street Bakery[…]