Avril Jones Interiors & Exteriors | Outdoor & animals



We now offer, what has proven to be another very welcomed service to clients and friends.

If you have a property that you are looking to sell, whether it be a permanent or holiday home, you may have items of furniture or garden equipment etc, that you may not want to take with you when they property has sold. 

We have a list of clients looking for items, and so cross reference those being sold to those who want to buy.

If the house is a holiday home, some can only visit their property for short periods due to work/family commitments. So don't have the time to start selling items. So this is where we can help:- 

We can visit the property, take photographs/measurements etc, discuss/advise what we think you could get from the items you want to sell or what you would like to achieve, and then advertise them and arrange for them to be collected on your behalf.

OR, if it's a full house contents, we can arrange a Vide Maison in your absense and sell your items over a few days. We charge a fee of 20%, this covers all admin and advertising costs. 

Then with any luck, all thats left to do is clean the property (which we can arrange for you too) then you are ready to hand over to the new owners.


You are probably already aware, quite a lot of the houses in France have been empty for quite a some time before we buy them.

This envariably means cleaning out all unwanted rubbish from the houses and barns, before you can even consider begining your renovation work. You'd also be amazed at what rubbish is sometimes buried in the undergrowth, ( and it's not always a nice surprise). 

Cultivating your vegetable garden is something that we all dream about achieving in our French idyll. But to get it to the stage where you can actually begin growing vegetables or plants, or housing animals/ livestock, can sometimes take a long time and a lot of hard work (and blisters). This is where we are here to help.

After the main clearance is completed, we also offer an on going gardening service, for either clients with their French holiday homes, or for those resident who live here that just need a few hours per week to keep things in tip top condition or for during their trips back to the UK or holidays.

You may also just need an extra pair of hands from time to time, or a man with a van & trailer for a few hours!

Why not get in touch with my husband Gary, to discuss any of the above services,

Telephone 05 49 83 04 24 or Email thegroundforcefrance@gmail.com siret no. 538 689 308 00012


We have several clients for who we hold keys. Their properties may either be holiday homes, properties for sale or their permanent homes, or just in the case of emergency. Giving them peace of mind, as well as having someone on hand to switch water, electricity or heating on and off as required.