British overseas property investors looking for investment potential and a perfect lifestyle should take a look at the ever popular Dordogne area of France.
Expats from the UK make up over 10 per cent of the population in the Dordogne, and added to other residents from the USA and Australia it makes up a strong English speaking community.
Despite this many other europeans and nationalities are attracted to the area, making a truly cosmopolitan feel to this picturesque part of France.
The Dordogne offers dual benefits of both the relaxed and charming lifestyle sought by property investors in France, coupled with excellent opportunities for a return on investment.
The area is a tourist haven offering great opportunities to offer accommodation to holidaymakers wanting to experience the charm of the region.
Offering B&B accommodation or gites can bring an excellent income for property investors looking for a return on their money. With the popularity of the Dordogne with British and international tourists alike, there is a constant stream of potential customers.
The area is well served for international tourists with many surrounding airports such as Bordeaux, Bergerac and Toulouse offering easy access to those travelling from abroad.
These excellent travel facilities offer the opportunity for both long term and weekend visitors, ensuring strong demand if looking to let property on either long or short term basis.
A wide variety of properties are available in the region, from apartments with stunning views to renovated farmhouses with separate B&Bs or gites and even private vineyards for the ultimate french lifestyle.
The Dordogne region was deemed the top destination in France and came in at number four in the Lonely Planet’s ‘Top Places to Visit in Europe‘, proving the enduring popularity of this particularly inviting area of France.
Lonely Planet commented: ‘Nowhere does French art de vivre (art of living) quite like the Dordogne. This quiet Garden of Eden is stitched from dreamy châteaux, medieval towns and walnut groves; gourmet village bistros and Saturday-morning food markets, where sweet Gariguette strawberries and seasonal black truffles are as common as muck. For travellers following the increasingly hip ‘local produce, homemade’ mantra, this foodie region has never been so alluring.’
Easy access means France has long been a preferred destination for UK overseas property investors and no region more so than the Dordogne. With enquiries from the UK for primary residences reported to be up since the Brexit vote, it seems that the Dordogne will continue to be a favourite for Brits looking to go abroad, be it for just a short break or a complete change of lifestyle.