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 V�sunna 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.
In a wonderful setting surrounded by nature is this beautifully proportioned 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom stone property set in just over 20 hectares of woodland and prairie.
Carefully and thoughtfully renovated throughout by the current owners using a well respected local artisan, the house oozes charm and character throughout, and is ready to welcome a new owner for the next stage of its life.
A large attic with magnificent carpentry is ready to provide extra bedrooms or games/cinema rooms. An adjacent barn in excellent condition and previously divided into several houses also offers endless possibilities for extra private accommodation for income/extended family.
The pigeonnier contains two rooms and shower facilities and could easily make novel independent guest accommodation. The stunning pool area comprises a large heated swimming pool, with wide travertine paved terraces, quality pool house and barbecue area. and completes this very desirable package. A must view to appreciate all this property has to offer.