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Character 13 bedroom Chateau for sale with panoramic and countryside views in Parcoul Chenaud, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249595
Recommended
Grand, spacious and historic 13 bedroom manor house/chateau, located in a quiet setting in Parcoul Chenaud, set within a large 3.7 hectare plot with a feature pond. This superb property features 5...
1,010,000 EUR
Lovingly Maintained 11 bedroom House for sale with panoramic and countryside views in Allemans, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249513
Recommended
Magnificent 11 bedroom chartreuse, which was built in the late 17th Century, which has been carefully and tastefully restored and offers 420m2 of living space. This historic property, which beauti...
2,950,000 EUR
Character 6 bedroom House for sale with panoramic and countryside views in Bergerac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249508
Full of character and charm, this lovely 6 bedroom stone built property, with simply breathtaking views over Bergerac's charming wine vineyards and nestled at the end of a peaceful lane. This stu...
799,000 EUR
Bright 4 bedroom House for sale with countryside and panoramic views in Issigeac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249495
In immaculate condition throughout and ready to move into, this superb 4 bedroom house has been totally renovated to an exceptional standard and is situated within close proximity of the famous med...
651,000 EUR
Immaculate 3 bedroom for sale with countryside view in Bergerac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249484
Stunning 3 bedroom property set in a lush, private environment, just 20 minutes from Bergerac and its international airport, and less than 10 minutes from the prestigious Golf des Vigiers. This u...
780,000 EUR
Character 18 bedroom House for sale with countryside and panoramic views in Saint Cyprien, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249467
Nestled on the outskirts of Saint Cyprien, this majestic 18 bedroom estate is set within almost 11 hectares of both woodland and meadows. Steeped in history, the property, which traces its origin...
1,495,000 EUR
Character 8 bedroom House for sale with lake or river view in Lalinde, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249466
Imposing 8 bedroom Bourgeois house, which is beautifully nestled within its idyllic and well-kept gardens with lovely river views. Offering the perfect blend of charm and luxury, making it ideal f...
570,000 EUR
Character 6 bedroom House for sale with countryside and panoramic views in Beaumont du Perigord, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249465
Magnificent 6 bedroom stone built house, which is typical of the Lomagne region, situated in a quiet setting between Castelsarrasin and Beaumont de Lomagne, in the Tarn et Garonne region. This be...
750,000 EUR
Character 4 bedroom House for sale with countryside and panoramic views in Lamonzie Montastruc, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249463
Gorgeous 4 bedroom barn conversion, which boasts original charm and features, yet with modern conveniences, which include underfloor heating, double glazing and a feature fireplace with a wood burn...
426,000 EUR
Character 4 bedroom House for sale with panoramic and countryside views in Bergerac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249448
Wonderful 4 bedroom property, which has been finished to a first class standard, offering comfortable country living in the Dordogne. With an independent ground floor studio, this home offers fle...
1,018,660 EUR
Grand 12 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Bergerac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249438
Superb country Chateau estate offering French charm at its best..... Fabulous tennis court, covered dining and barbecue area and secluded swimming pool, all set within a fabulous location within ju...
1,695,000 EUR
Character 9 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Montagrier, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249400
Situated right in the heart of Perigord Vert, this charming and exceptional residence, which was designed with taste by an international interior designer, currently operates as a charming B&B and ...
885,000 EUR
8 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Saint Sulpice d'Excideuil, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249360
Exceptionally restored 6 bedroom elegant Chateau with separate 2 bedroom guest house, nestling in 2 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens with pool and outbuildings, while enjoying scenic countrysi...
1,290,000 EUR
Character 4 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Saint Aubin de Cadelech, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249301
Full of character and charm, this gorgeous 4 double bedroom family home is set in a quiet setting amidst its large garden with a swimming pool and lovely countryside views. As the electric gates ...
383,000 EUR
Exclusive 8 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Brantome, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249299
Recommended
Charming 8 bedroom estate, situated in a quiet setting close to Brantome en Perigord, surrounded by around 20 hectares of land. With a spacious total living area of 590m2, features include: Main h...
892,500 EUR
Quiet 6 bedroom House for sale with panoramic view in Beaumont le Roger, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249279
Impressive 6 bedroom manor house, set in a quiet area on a large plot of 4,800m2 and surrounding by well tended fields. It's clear to see why this particular spot was chosen to build this house, ...
675,000 EUR
Character 6 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Bergerac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249175
Superb 6 bedroom stone built property, which really does have it all. It is warm, inviting, full of character and charm and in a superb location at the end of a track close to a very popular villag...
809,500 EUR
Character 8 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Perigueux, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249138
Recommended
Magnificent 15th and 17th Century chateau, located in a quiet setting between Riberac (15 minutes) and Perigueux (25 minutes), just 50 minutes from Saint-Emilion and an hour from Bordeaux. Renovat...
3,950,000 EUR
Character 4 bedroom House for sale in Eymet, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249050
Charming stone manoire, recently renovated to a good standard with large light rooms throughout the property. With over 300m2 of living space, the entrance hall with the original staircase lead...
420,000 EUR
Beautiful 4 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with countryside view in Simeyrols, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248978
Delightful stone property set in almost half an acres of grounds with swimming pool, with lovely countryside views near the village of Simeyrols. The 180m2 property includes, on the ground floor...
425,000 EUR
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Area Guide

Dordogne is a département in south-west France that has become synonymous with beautiful landscapes. Situated in the region of Aquitaine, between the Loire valley and the Pyrenees, this area is named after the famed Dordogne River, which runs through it. It is not hard to see why Dordogne property is so highly prized.

Dordogne property has much to offer in terms of location, with houses situated in the many striking villages, which can be found amid the rolling hills. Some of these places are considered so picturesque that they are categorised as Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (the most beautiful villages in France) – high praise indeed! Walkers will delight in Dordogne and there is a wonderful feeling of space here. From your Dordogne property it is easy to find tranquillity off the beaten track in the hills, woodlands and forests.

Of course, the Dordogne River is one of the reasons why this area is a popular choice for visitors. There’s nothing better than to hire a canoe and explore it for yourself. Many locations can only be seen from the water and you will make your own enjoyable voyage of discovery. On the journey you are sure to uncover lovely beaches, which make ideal locations for swimming, sunbathing and paddling. Why not have a day trip from your Dordogne property? Simply pack a picnic and away you go!

The Valley of the Vézère is a fascinating area, with no fewer than 175 prehistoric sites along the banks of the river of the same name. Meriting a visit from your Dordogne property is Les Eyzies, often dubbed ‘the world’s capital of prehistory’. Situated on the Vézère River, the town is home to Le Musée Nationale de la Préhistoire and is surrounded by some of the area’s best caves. The world-famous cave paintings of Lascaux are nearby, and the replica, which is open to visitors, is a must-see.

Dordogne is famous for its châteaux. Lovers of history and fine architecture will find delight in these romantic buildings, of which there are over a thousand! The Château de Beynac is a fine example. Standing proudly, high on a rocky promontory, 200 metres above the Dordogne River, it looks down over stunning scenery, including a fine view of Château Castelnaud – another wonderful example of a Dordogne château! In fact, why just visit châteaux here? Your new Dordogne property could be one of these splendid buildings! With a Dordogne property history is well and truly on your doorstep, and the medieval town of Sarlat is worth mentioning in this regard. It is one of the most renowned towns in the region, and boasts both medieval and renaissance architecture. Its beautiful yellow sandstone buildings in the old town, which glow beautifully in early-morning sunshine, are truly stunning.

Dordogne property may also be a must for gourmet-lovers. We must take note that this area is affectionately known as le Périgourd, a combination of the word for Dordogne’s capital, Périgueux, and the French term gourmand (‘eats well’). Local specialities include confit de canard and foie gras. Walnuts and chestnuts are grown here, and truffles can also be found. There are even dedicated truffle markets from the end of November to mid-March. Local markets are well worth visiting for the fresh seasonal produce and in the summer the special marchés nocturnes are fantastic places to spend the evening. You can eat, drink and listen to music, all in a fantastic atmosphere. For wine connoisseurs, the area around Bergerac is of course famous, and wine tasting can be done at local caves in the east and west of the region. Why not pour a glass to toast your new Dordogne property?

You will also enjoy a wonderfully warm climate all year round here. Summers spent in your Dordogne property are consistently warm, with temperatures typically reaching 30 – 35°C. Getting to your Dordogne property is easy, with airports at Bergerac, Bordeaus, Angoulême, Poitiers, La Rochelle and Limoges all within striking distance. Train travel by TGV to Angoulême is quick, and a car can be hired to complete your journey. A car is recommended for exploring.

So, do you like what you have read so far? If so, we have some exquisite Dordogne property which is just waiting for you to discover for yourselves.

Buying a Property in France

1. Signing the Agreement (Compris)

On finding a property you wish to purchase you will need to negotiate the terms, price and conditions of the sale with the owner.

The next step, once you are in agreement, is to sign the preliminary contract (Compromis de Vente). This is a legal document and after ten days will be binding on both parties. Rules change frequently in France and it is best to consult with your notary about when this period starts. Generally the compris will be signed in France with the Agent.

Variants can be included in the compris, for example an Acte (clause) can be added if the name or names to go on the title deed have not been finalised. If a mortgage will be required to purchase the property, the details for this, including the name of the mortgage company, must be on the compris.

2. Paying the Deposit

Generally the deposit will be 10% of the agreed purchase price. This will normally be paid to the notaire. There are exceptions to this, if the agent holds a carte professionelle, is bonded and fully registered then you may pay them, but do not hand over the deposit to anyone else. If for some reason the purchase does not go through, for example, if you write to the notaire and the agent that you do not wish to go continue with the purchase before the contract is binding (within seven days of signing the compris), then your deposit would be repaid. This would also apply if a condition had not been met, or the mayor or S.A.F.E.R. (a government agency that has the right of first purchase on most rural property that comes onto the market in France) could oblige the purchaser to give way. If you decide after the seven days 'cooling off' period that you do not wish to complete the purchase and pull out of the sale you would lose your deposit. If however the vendor pulls out of the sale then you will receive your deposit back plus the same amount from the vendor.

3. On Completion

Generally it will take around two or three months to complete the purchase.

During this time the balance of the purchase money must be paid into the account of the notaire, this must be done well ahead of the completion date. The notaire will prepare the documents, check that the deed of sale (Acte de Vente) is in order and have the legal title ready to be signed over. It is possible to have someone sign on your behalf if you give them power of attorney. An interpreter may be of use at this point if your French is not very good and many Notaires will suggest (or insist) that an interpreter is with you.

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