On the blog this week we’re continuing our look at the most popular holiday destinations for people living in the UK, and sharing our selection of the top properties available. If you’re considering buying your own home overseas, either to use as a holiday let or even to build a whole new life in a different country, we can help.
Today, we’re focusing on the second most popular holiday destination: France.
Why choose France for a holiday home?
France is one of the closest countries to the UK, making it very easy to travel there and back. As a country France has a huge variety of landscapes and climates to enjoy, from the urban sophistication of Paris, through to the beaches and sunshine of Nice, to mountain skiing resorts in the Alps. It’s not surprising, then, that almost nine million British people went on holiday to France in 2012.
When you add all that to the famous French reputation for beautiful cuisine and superb culture, there is something to appeal to most people. So read on and see if there is a property that appeals to you in our choice of holiday homes for sale in France.
A beautiful restored farm
Would you like a piece of the French good life? Our first property pick might be a dream home for you! A traditional country farm complex, situated in a quiet rural location overlooking the Cerou valley, this property has been renovated to offer a spacious family home and a gite. There is also potential to run the entire complex as a B&B.
The house has lots of original features including an internal well, terracotta floor tiles and a wood burner. There are also useful modern additions such as central heating, and an outdoor pool with a child alarm. There is also another cottage on the land which could be developed into a second gite. With lots of land, beautiful fruit trees, space to keep poultry and sheep- or build even more property- this complex seems to have a bit of everything, and can be yours for £486,660.
A detached house in the Dordogne
This one bedroom stone built cottage could be the perfect place for exploring all that the Dordogne has to offer. Nestled away in a picturesque cul-de-sac, it is partially restored and only one mile away from the nearest village, with shops, post office, bar and school.
With a traditional stone fireplace and wood-burning stove, this home preserves the best of traditional French living. The property needs further restoration, and would be the ideal project for someone wishing to be part of French village life. At only £49,500 it could be a great investment.
A two bedroom apartment in Paris
This stunning condominium puts you at the very heart of French city life in Paris. Retaining many original features of the building and easily reached by Metro and bus, it features a fully fitted kitchen so you can try your hand at some French cooking.
The apartment is situated just down the street from the Museum of Romantic Life , the site of famous nineteenth century cultural salons frequented by famous composers and authors. This slice of historical France could be yours for just £331,286.