The Perigord Property Blog
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 18:22

Eco investment in the Dordogne

The South West of France, has for many decades been the summer holiday destination of choice for families across Europe seeking something more than just sandy beaches.Virtually the whole area is attractive hill country, full of old villages, castles, small country towns and plenty of scope for relaxing and enjoyable holidays, providing the perfect opportunity to escape from the pressures of urban life.
Friday, 18 September 2015 10:16

A busy month

We’re getting towards the end of the chaotic holiday season. August is usually our busiest month in terms of visits to property, as it is the time most foreign visitors come to the Dordogne and Limousin regions.
In order to start a business in France, you must first register with the relevant organisation. For craft businesses, such as building, hairdressing, cake making etc, it is the Chambre De Metiers. For buying and selling items, it is the Chambre De Commerce.

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 14:37

Time to take the leap!!

Every week we are asked if we think this is the right time to buy a property in France and for 2015 the answer is a resounding YES.

Well we would say that wouldn’t we? So without going too CSI let’s look at the evidence.
Thursday, 21 May 2015 09:56

Camping Belle Vue

If you’re looking to keep costs down whilst house hunting in the Dordogne then may be worth considering hiring an in-situ caravan or for the outdoor type camping may well be an option.

Camping Belle Vue is a small friendly camp site run by Cal and Simon and is only a stone's throw from our offices and even closer to the beautiful town of Hautefort so a good place to base yourself for house hunting excursions.
Monday, 02 March 2015 17:59

Vide Greniers, Brocantes, Trocs....

How exciting – you have moved or are planning to move to France. The dilemma now is, do you ‘make do’ with your existing furniture which doesn’t ‘go’ in your new house, maybe you haven’t enough furniture, or even do you want to bring furniture all the way from the UK?
We have produce this step by step guide to help you find, view and buy a French home in our region - the Dordogne and surrounding areas. You can view it on line or your can down load it so you'll always have it to hand as a PDF file and is mobile friendly. Once downloaded it can also be printed.
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 18:34

Beginner’s’ guide to local wine

There are two products that are clear winners when it comes to price comparisons between the UK and France. Firstly, property to which this whole website is dedicated, so no more need be said, and secondly, wine.

The South West region of France, including of course Bordeaux, is world famous for its wine
Thursday, 29 January 2015 17:16

Save 1000's on your French mortgage

Deciding to finance your dream home now could save you just shy of £50,000. A recent year on year comparison of the best rates available to non-resident purchases has seen large movements in your favour for both the interest rates for French Mortgages and the exchange rates for converting your Sterling to Euros.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 18:22

Importing your UK regsitered vehicle

Many people who move to France on a permanent basis will choose to bring their UK registered car with them and once over here it could prove tricky to sell a right hand drive car at a sensible price. Very often the owners of UK vehicles choose to keep their car running as long as economically possible.

Sunday, 06 July 2014 18:29

Animal Charity in SW France

If your an animal lover and think you may be able to offer a stable full time home to a deserving animal then why not give the Phoenix Association a call.

Sunday, 30 March 2014 13:45

Gite to rent

Looking for somewhere to stay whilst house-hunting?

A member of our team has a gite to rent, and will offer a 10% discount out of high season to anyone who mentions Perigord Property. The house is ideally located to visit the Dordogne, Haute-Vienne and the Corrèze – and is also available for longer lets outside the summer months at negotiated rates.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:05

Our step by step guide book

We have produce this step by step guide to help you find, view and buy a French home in our region - the Dordogne and surrounding areas. You can view it on line or your can down load it so you'll always have it to hand as a PDF file and is mobile friendly. Once downloaded it can also be printed.
Friday, 31 January 2014 23:25

Latest Newsletter

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014 16:44

Electrical Installations in France

Before you buy a house in France a set of diagnostic surveys will be supplied to you by the agents or the seller – one of these surveys will be for the electrical installation and will include checks on earth faults as well as dangerous and bad installations. This survey is a good starting point and should highlight any major problems that you can then discuss with your electrician.

Saturday, 14 December 2013 21:06

The French House Price Muddle

House prices in France appear to be resisting any major fall, but precise and reliable information continues to remain scarce.

According to the latest review of the market from the French notaires, house prices fell by around 1% in the year up to the end of June 2013, but increased by 0.7% in Q2/2013 over Q1/2013.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 00:04


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Monday, 25 November 2013 19:35

Another Youtube video tour!!

Video tour of our st foy property! Sorry about the music on this one every one !

Click here to see our latest video


Thursday, 21 November 2013 23:30

Latest Youtube video tour!!

Check out our new video at Youtube. This little cottage is would be ideal for someone looking for a straight forward renovation project that isn't going to break the bank.

Click here to see our latest video



Tuesday, 19 November 2013 09:34

We're now on Youtube!!

Check out our new video channel at Youtube where you can view some of latest properties. We hope to be adding new videos every month. If you find a property that you particulary like on our site let us know and we'll do our best to video tour it!

Sunday, 28 July 2013 11:09

Securing a mortgage

Jo_Cowling helps you get ready for the hunt by securing your potential funds for a purchase before travelling

As summer fast approaches, many of you will be planning visits to France in order to view prospective houses to purchase. It is normal to be both excited and apprehensive about these viewing trips. On the one hand, a great holiday could be capped by you finding your dream property. On the other, if the viewings are unsuccessful they can become a source of frustration.

Sunday, 09 June 2013 06:45

Guide to renovation projects

Whether you’re looking for a cheap barn to convert or a ‘grand designs’ project, Karen Tait discovers France delivers on all counts

 The idea of renovating a tumbledown barn, cottage or even château in France has an enduring appeal. Luckily for would-be renovators, France offers a wealth of opportunities from rural retreats to townhouses, compact cottages to rambling mansions, and properties just requiring a ‘refresh’ to those which need everything doing.

It appears that the Brits’ love affair with overseas property is alive and well. Rightmove Overseas reported record traffic in March, with 5.4 million searches performed on its website.

Spain and France topped the list accounting for 27.3 per cent and 17.8 per cent of enquiries respectively.

And according to the most recent Overseas Guides Company Quarterly Index, demand for information about buying overseas property was higher in the first quarter of 2013 than in any quarter during 2012. And there was a staggering 50 per cent increase on the same quarter last year and even a 20 per cent hike in enquiries between July and September 2012, typically the busiest quarter in any year.

Wednesday, 05 June 2013 18:09

Mortgage rates reach historic low

Vicky Leigh shares the low-down on the latest mortgages rates in an article on the Complete France site.

Mortgage rates available to British buyers of property in France have reached their lowest level for almost 70 years.

A decline in the number of transactions and the ongoing economic concerns across Europe have prompted lenders to make significant cuts, helping mortgage rates to reach historic lows. The best deal on a 20-year fixed-rate mortgage is now 3.35%, and 2% on a 30-year tracker mortgage. These rates are 0.25% below previous lows, last seen at the end of World War II.

Friday, 24 May 2013 21:55

Buyers market in France

Interesting reading from French Property News, which reports that the prospect of owning a property across the Channel has become even more achievable.

It refers to figures released by FNAIM (French national real estate federation) which show that property sales in France fell by 25 per cent in 2012. For those keen to get a foot on the French property ladder in 2013, reduced prices combined with the historically low mortgage rates that are currently available, could provide a great opportunity.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 08:37

Make your second home pay for itself!

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There’s no better feeling than realising the moment when your dream of buying a holiday home becomes a reality. For a few weeks or months each year you might escape there and holiday with family and friends. But for the rest of the year? Chances are it just lies empty, while you still have to cover the costs.

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 22:37

Video Guide to moving buying overseas


Click here for the essential Video Guide for moving overseas at Youtube for property buyers in France from BuyAssociation and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


This is a nice little video for those of you thinking making the move.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 07:41


Perigord Property now is on facebook. If you visit our page and click the like button you'll then automatically be updated with all our posts. I'll be adding links to all new properties from now on to facebook so will be a great way to keep up to date with us.

Thursday, 28 February 2013 00:00

Renovation Case Study

Every so often we hope to publish articles about real renovation projects. Included in these articles will be details of costs and problems encountered during a real project. The aim of these articles is to help people decide whether renovation is for them, to give real costs which can be applied to other projects and to highlight some of the pitfalls.

Monday, 11 March 2013 00:00

Perigord Property goes live!

Perigord Property website has just gone live. We are a new company based in the Dordogne which specialises in finding interesting and affordable properties for our English speaking visitors.

The company has been developed and is managed by Jon Boella.


“I have been working and living in the Dordogne for the past ten years renovating and managing projects for my English speaking clients.