This is a great time of year to find a property to buy in France, whether you’re looking for a holiday hideaway or a permanent home. All of France is within easy reach of the UK by flight or car, so why not go on a fact finding mission?
It’s worth setting aside a long weekend or a week to discover the region of France you’re interested in and to view suitable properties. Find out about climate and accessibility, communities and culture.
Be prepared for a more leisurely culture when dealing with a French estate agent, or Immobilier, particularly in rural areas. Best to plan ahead and make appointments to give them time to prepare a list of suitable properties - and make sure an English speaker is available if you need one.
Go well equipped with maps and/or satnav, a camera and your French phrase book. Make sure your mobile phone can be used in France and give agents your number. Pack some drinks and snacks in case you miss the 12.00 to 2.00pm opening time of many French restaurants!
We have an abundance of property for sale on our site for you to browse. Some are for sale through agents and others direct from the seller. Many are real bargains.
You can still buy property to renovate from £20,000 to 40,000 and a village house in the south of France that’s ready to move into for less than £50,000.
There are lots of properties for less than £100,000, including very nice village houses and countryside properties, either for renovation or ready to occupy.
Between £200,000 and £300,000 you’ll find some really gorgeous, private countryside houses with pool and land and at the top of the market even a chateau will cost less than you might think. Caupels Farmhouse in the Aveyron, shown in our photo, not only oozes chocolate box charm but also boasts 5 bedrooms, a swimming pool and outbuildings – all on the market for £265,000.