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Wow factor 3 bedroom House for sale with panoramic view in Riberac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248844
Charming character village property that has been meticulously renovated to create a luxurious and highly desirable home in a great location. Dating back to 1640, it stands as one of the village'...
380,000 EUR
Historic 8 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Riberac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248738
Beautifully renovated and fully furnished 8 bedroom historical castle with outbuildings, nestling in 44.6 hectares of glorious land with gardens, tennis court and pool, while enjoying far reaching ...
3,950,000 EUR
9 bedroom Chateau for sale with Income Potential in Montagrier, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248697
Recommended
Unique opportunity to acquire a beautifully restored 7 bedroom historical Chateau with separate 2 bedroom guest house and outbuildings, nestling in nearly 2 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens in...
890,400 EUR
12 bedroom House for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Excideuil, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248622
Nestling in 61 hectares of glorious land with mature gardens, expansive pool and trees, is this stunning 18th century estate of properties totalling 12 bedrooms, enjoying far reaching countryside v...
1,300,000 EUR
Character 6 bedroom House for sale with countryside view and panoramic view in La Rochebeaucourt et Argentine, Aquitaine
Ref 247226
Fantastic and rare opportunity to acquire a working farm, which is set on over 44 hectares of land, situated in a quiet setting in La Rochebeaucourt et Argentine. Features include the beautiful s...
899,000 EUR
Character 6 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Chateau L'eveque, Aquitaine
Ref 247182
Excellent opportunity to purchase 2 separate houses, with living areas of approximately 270 and 80m2, ideally situated within a quiet and peaceful countryside setting, yet just a short distance fro...
590,000 EUR
Character 4 bedroom House for sale with panoramic view and countryside view in Thiviers, Aquitaine
Ref 247020
Recommended
Superbly maintained throughout, this superb private estate is ideally situated right in the heart of the Dordogne countryside. This delightful residence, which was built in around 1850, is set in ...
1,272,000 EUR
Stunning 5 bedroom Chartreuse for sale in Tocane Saint Apre, Aquitaine
Ref 246668
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Fabulous and spacious Chartreuse with 18th Century origins and 19th Century additional pavilions, set in land of almost 4.5 acres with pool and outbuildings, midway between Perigueux and Riberac. ...
675,000 EUR
Income Producing 8 bedroom Farmhouse for sale in Excideuil, Aquitaine
Ref 246571
Lovely character property with gites, pool and income potential set in 11 acres in the Dordogne countryside. This generously proportioned 17th century property has been meticulously restored with...
678,300 EUR
Character 10 bedroom Manor House for sale with countryside view and panoramic view in Milhac de Nontron, Aquitaine
Ref 246331
Recommended
Full of character and charm and beautifully presented, this superb 10 bedroom 18th Century manor house is located in Milhac de Nontron, just 20 minutes from Nontron and Brantome, right in the heart...
795,000 EUR
Character 6 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Verteillac, Aquitaine
Ref 246226
Recommended
Full of authentic character and charm, this beautiful 6 bedroom Chartreuse property, which dates back, in parts, from the early 17th Century. Having remained in the same ownership for over 30 yea...
750,000 EUR
30 bedroom Chateau for sale, Dordogne, Aquitaine
Ref 246101
Unique and superb French castle of the XIIe and XVe centuries, classified an historic monument. Surrounded by 198 hectares of grounds, it has been renovated carefully during the last 10 years and i...
21,000,000 EUR
Character 5 bedroom House for sale in La Chapelle montmoreau, Aquitaine
Ref 245918
Accessed via a gated entrance, this character country property offers a main house with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, together with attached annexe, outbuildings, pool to renovate and gardens/parkland/f...
450,000 EUR
Income Producing village of a house and 12 gites for sale with lake  view and countryside  views in Champniers et Reilhac, Aquitaine
Ref 245558
Exciting income and lifestyle opportunity with this village of timber-framed houses, built by an architect in 1986, nicely situated at the end of a long lane in the heart of the Perigord Limousin N...
682,500 EUR
Exclusive 15 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view and panoramic view in St Barthelemy de Bussiere, Aquitaine
Ref 245326
Recommended
Superb 15 bedroom estate, which was at its most important in the 19th Century as a summer residence of distinguished lords from Limoges, situated in a quiet setting in St Barthelemy de Bussiere. ...
3,150,000 EUR
Income Producing 8 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Excideuil, Aquitaine
Ref 245237
Charming Nineteenth Century French chateau, sympathetically renovated, with swimming pool and set in 2 acres of land. Previously owned by the same family for over 150 years, the property is loca...
1,498,100 EUR
Character 6 bedroom Farmhouse for sale in Aubeterre sur Dronne, Poitou-Charentes
Ref 245232
Spacious and versatile farm property located at the end of a tree lined lane with no close neighbours. The main house comes with all its original character and comprises a large sitting room wi...
440,000 EUR
7 bedroom House for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Nontron, Aquitaine
Ref 245166
Recommended
Wonderful opportunity to acquire a beautiful 5 bedroom stone house and a 2 bedroom cottage, nestling in over 2 acres of glorious landscaped gardens while enjoying countryside views from its peacefu...
360,400 EUR
5 bedroom B and B for sale with Income Potential in Tocane Saint Apre, Aquitaine
Ref 244996
Charming character property with 5 bedrooms and pool created from the original mill building, in a pretty rural situation close to Tocane Saint Apre. An imposing stone built home comes with livi...
477,000 EUR
Grand 8 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Coulaures, Aquitaine
Ref 244885
A prestige property for those seeking historical authenticity, free of heavy exterior renovation and faithfully planned traditional interior improvements without the necessity of undoing many recen...
1,260,000 EUR
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Area Guide

The Perigord Vert comprises the northern part of the Dordogne and parts of Limousin and Charente.

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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