Dordogne most popular choice for second homes in countryside

View across a Dordogne field with trees and church tower in distance
View across a Dordogne field with trees and church tower in distance

A LEADING property website says that the Dordogne has the strongest appeal for second homes located in the countryside.

SeLoger compiled search data from March 2021 to March 2022 for towns and villages in the French countryside that have at least 20 per cent of properties registered as second homes.

Their research found that 7.1% of searches through the SeLoger website were for property in the Dordogne, ahead of the Yonne département (6.7 %) found to the south of Paris and the Var (6.3%), found in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.

How many second homes in France?

There are 3.6 million second homes in France, with mountain and coastal properties also popular places to buy, whilst the countryside also has its appeal.

The quiet atmosphere, cost of living and slower pace of life are just some of the factors that draw many French people to the countryside way of life, but the Dordogne seems to have a real draw on people.

The Dordogne is the second most popular location for British people living in France, coming in behind Paris.

What price is Dordogne property?

The SeLoger research goes as far as saying that Saint-Cyprien, with its Medieval church and its typical Périgordian streets, is one of the most popular villages to be searched for in the Dordogne.

With average prices in the village working out to 1,640 €/m², and an average price for property in the Dordogne coming in at around 1,488 €/m².

Online searches for Dordogne property came in the most part from residents living in Bordeaux, with searches from the city also reaching into the Lot and the Landes.

With internet access now strong across many areas of France, and télétravail proving increasingly popular the chance to take a break and work from a home in the countryside is proving very appealing.

Places to stay in Villefranche-du-Périgord
– La Bastide hotel and restaurant
– La Petite Auberge
– Eden Auberge

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By Craig McGinty

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