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Property For Sale in Limousin, France
Limoges is the capital of the Limousin and is famed for its delicate porcelain and enamel. Other crafts the Limousin is renowned for include its tapestry and carpet-making, which is learned in Aubusson. In Collonges-la-Rouge they make beautiful stoneware and Tulle is famous for the accordion, made here by its craftsmen since 1919.
The Limousin offers a quintessential old fashioned image of rural France at its best. It boasts lush green leafy countryside, a paradise for walkers and nature lovers who will instantly fall in love with this region. Its rich pastures are used for raising Limousin beef cattle, one of the leading breeds in Europe. The regions tranquil countryside provides the perfect back-drop to many historical buildings and breathtaking architecture.
The woods and forests are criss-crossed with rivers, namely the Creuse, the Vienne and the Dordogne. The peaceful Creuse valley runs alongside village after village, and Crozant has fond memories of Monet painting its river.
Previously ignored by the holiday maker, the Limousin’s fantastic countryside and wide range of water sports offered on its rivers, makes it first choice for any activity vacation or ‘lazy’ holiday simply spent enjoying the scenes.
The Limousin enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year with spring and autumn probably offering the most spectacular time to enjoy the countryside. The easiest route to the Limousin region from the UK is to fly into Limoges. Alternatively, the fast and efficient TGV train service will take you directly to the area from Paris.
If you are looking for a piece of ‘oldy worldy’ France in which to move to then search no further – the Limousin is refreshingly under populated with clutches of villages and towns that have seen little change in hundreds of years.
Property for Sale in Limousin, France
If you fancy looking for a property to buy in the Limousin, you will find plenty to choose from. Limousin property has a lot to offer in terms of picking up a ‘bargain’ with the region enjoying a very buoyant and inviting market at present.
Some of the reasons house hunters give for choosing to buy in the Limousin include the quality of life, the preserved countryside and the charm of the old houses. In 2004, 29% of the regions older style properties (e.g. farmhouses, stone houses and maisons de campagne) were bought by people from the UK. An increase in low cost flights to this region has made the Limousin very accessible, where as previously, it may have taken over a day to do the journey from the UK.
A house in the Creuse countryside without a huge amount of work needed will set you back around €100,000. It is still possible to pick up a nice four/five bedroom detached property with a large garden for the average price of a terraced house back in the UK.
The website has a few properties for sale in the Limousin, with the list updated regularly.
Property for Rent in Limousin, France
The website currently advertises over 100 self-catering rental properties in the Limousin. Prices start at around €40 per room per night for bed and breakfast and around €200 a week for a 1 bedroom self-catering property sleeping 2 to 4 people.