The Dordogne has long been a popular destination for summer visitors and those looking to buy a property and make a new life in France. With its soft rolling hills, woodland, fields of sunflowers, vineyards and sparkling rivers it presents a warm and welcoming environment.
The countryside is dotted with pretty villages and peaceful hamlets, chateaux and farms. With a thriving year-round population you'll always find shops, bars and restaurants open.
This is a region criss-crossed with footpaths for walking and riding, the rivers are perfect for leisurely canoeing or fishing and there are historical sites at every turn. The principal town of Perigueux has a charming medieval centre with a wide range of shops and restaurants and twice weekly markets spilling through the winding streets. Don't miss the excellent Vèsunna Gallo-Roman museum.
Riberac has, reputedly, the department's biggest market (on a Friday) and Ste Foy La Grande's Saturday market is well worth a visit.
From Bergerac along the Dordogne valley through Lalinde, to Sarlat there is an almost endless parade of breathtaking towns and villages.
Foodies will find plenty to please them including the locally produced ducks and foie gras, walnuts and prunes and wines from the world-famous Bergerac vines.
Forget any stereo-typing you've heard. Come and see it for yourself.
This beautifully finished house with 5 bedrooms/5 bathrooms and a huge swimming pool sits in a wonderful garden of nearly 4 hectares and boasts Dordogne river frontage, loose boxes for horses and is a short walk to one of the local areas best restaurants.
A flexible property on all accounts. It offers the possibility of income from chambres d'hote bedrooms or just a gorgeous and spacious family home in glorious surroundings. Formerly a large and profitable campsite, its status could also be re-instated with the requisite permission from the local authorities.
The property is well located for local amenities with a supermarket less than 5 minutes drive, a boulangerie and general store are easy walking distance. The picturesque town of St Emilion can be reached in under 30 minutes and the city of Bordeaux around an hour. Bergerac and its airport is around 40 minutes. A mixture of heating ensures a comfortable interior climate with underfloor heating in bath rooms. Air-conditioning/reversible heat units and the log burner in the kitchen make up the complement. The 17m x 8m swimming pool has been recently renovated to include a new liner, pumps and pipe work.
Price including agency fees: €699.600
Price excluding agency fees: €660.000
Buyer commission included: 6%