May 092015

With the rise in UK house prices over the past couple of years combined with low interest rates, now is the time to look at properties in France. The strengthening pound combined with the low market prices of French property mean there has never been a better time to buy your dream holiday home in France.

The South of France has always been a popular holiday home choice both for investors as well as those looking to enjoy a more relaxed pace of life and guaranteed sunshine. Now with the rise in property prices in UK hotspots such as the Cotswolds and The Lake District, buyers are once again turning to the continent when looking for property.

And with property prices near the lowest they have been in France over the past 7 years and a favourable exchange rate against the Euro, now is the time to take advantage and look for French Property for sale. With savers being punished with low interest rates the lure of French property is easy to see as it offers investors attractive rental yields as well as substantial capital growth.

So where are the hotspots for French Property?

Popular picks include the Dordogne, Toulouse and Bordeaux in the South West of France with investors looking for traditional stone properties in the countryside with land as well as historic chateaux and working vineyards. A region worth investigating further is Charente-Maritime which is popular with Parisians over the summer months and offers over 400km of beaches along its Atlantic coastline.

Our pick of properties in this region includes this: 6 bedroom property in Surgeres

This: 3 bedroom detached house with attached 1 bedroom apartment in Gemozac, offering an opportunity to achieve good income by renting it as a French Gite.
And this: Under £100k for a Pied à Terre in a Château just 10 minutes from Saintes
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