British Boost French Property in The Dordogne

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France has always been a firm favourite for The British seeking overseas property that offers easy accessibility and favourable prices. One region that has emerged as a hub of activity for British buyers is The Dordogne. 


More than 6,000 British nationals currently live in what has become known as Dordogneshire and the latest evidence from French property specialist suggests this figure is set to rise further.

“The Dordogne is well known territory for many British travellers which makes it a favourite with property investors too but its popularity with British buyers visiting our website has grown even further recently,” said Patrick Joseph, of

“Low cost flights from the UK may be part of the reason but another key factor is the growing trend amongst British buyers for chateaux and luxury residences, which are in good supply in this part of France,” he explained.

Lying between Paris and the Pyrenees, the Dordogne is a mere four hours by train from the French capital and many UK regional airports operate regular flights to Bordeaux, Bergerac and Limoges.

It is one of the largest departments in France and home to some of Europe’s most spectacular scenery, not to mention the popular wine route of Bergerac and picturesque country lanes lined with walnut plantations.

Mr Joseph said accessibility was a pull for investors who also appreciated the fact that Dordogne properties held their value well.

Anyone looking to escape the demands of modern life will enjoy the gentle pace of the Dordogne and the tranquillity of the surroundings but the thing that seems to be selling this region to British buyers most of all is the fact that they can find land and luxury at an affordable price,” said Mr Joseph.

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