Lifestyle and Property in Lot-et-Garonne
U.K. buyers choose to buy property in Lot-et-Garonne for holiday homes or to move into full time. For holidaymakers and full time residents alike it is a delightful department with over 200kms of navigable waterways and more than 3500kms of walking and cycling trails to enjoy. Lovers of the open countryside, beautiful architecture and a gentle way of life are drawn to buy property in Lot-et-Garonne for full or part-time living. There is very little industry in the department and most people work in agriculture. More than 70 different kinds of fruit and vegetables are grown commercially with the Agen prune being the best known. 65%of the whole of France’s plum growing takes place in Lot-et-Garonne and you are never far away from a plum orchard. The lack of industry means that house prices are amongst the lowest in France. A budget of 150,000€ will give you a good choice of small cottages or village houses and for something larger and more special then expect to pay around 250,000€.
Good Value French Property in Lot-et-Garonne with Long Summers
With good value houses, long warm summers and beautiful countryside it is not surprising that many overseas buyers have chosen to buy a French property in Lot-et-Garonne nor is it surprising that many of them have chosen to make the area their full time home. Most report that it is a quiet, friendly place in which to live. It is not so rural that shops and other facilities are not readily available and with Bordeaux and Bergerac airports being readily accessible then U.K. buyers do not need to feel to cut off from friends and family back home. If a permanent move is what you are planning then do remember that settling into your new home in France will be made so much easier if you have a good level of French. Some potential buyers choose to study the language in the U.K. before moving but others decide to enrol in lessons as soon as they arrive. I personally favour the latter solution as it seems so much easier to learn the language where you can use it everyday and going to classes also means that you meet other new arrivals from all over the world. However you choose to learn the language it is vital that you gain an understanding of what your neighbours and the French bureaucracy are saying if you want to be truly accepted. And don’t wait until you feel that your conversational French is good before you start trying. Everyone is likely to welcome your attempts and to help you with the learning.
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