La Porte Property | Estate agency in Dordogne and Lot et Garonne
Property for sale in Dordogne and Lot et Garonne
La Porte Property is a dynamic estate agency business whose offices are based in Monpazier, one of the finest bastide villages in the Dordogne.
Our portfolio provides a wide range of interesting properties in the Dordogne and Lot et Garonne which are among the best of their type currently available. They are presented on our elegant website which provides detailed property descriptions supported by superb photography. This gives our buyers a really good research tool and our sellers an effective marketing window.
Our professional service
We offer a thoughtful, personal and professional service to an international market looking to buy property in the Dordogne and Lot et Garonne – helping them find the right property and guiding them through the whole buying process.
Unlike our competitors our buying and selling clients will testify to our commitment, quality of advice and customer service.
Mid life crisis
Decades past, it’s likely you took for granted the benefits of youth, free bed and board and the advantages of a robust bladder. Blissfully unaware that your adult life would be perpetually impoverished (your bank balance a victim of fast women, slow horses and school fees), instead - and in between worrying about your supply of Clearasil and getting served at the pub - you’d have stared enviously from the seat of your Mini as some exotic two door soft top blasted by. One day, you thought, that’ll be me.
Le style Francais
Once off home turf, adjusting to a new country and its decorative quirks can present a challenge - and it’s all too easy to be judgmental. So remember as you head south to la belle France that, unlike at home, not everyone has access to a lovely little Farrow & Ball shop round the corner (nor indeed its neighbouring brace of antique emporia – themselves staffed by interchangeable Annabellas who, when not applying yet more lippy, spend their time writing out extortionate prices on bijou monogrammed labels). And if when searching for your new French home, you’re occasionally confronted by an over enthusiastic use of brown paint, mauve loo or a cuisine American in a particularly energetic hue, pause and consider.
Equestrian Property at La Porte
Our area, Dordogne and Lot et Garonne, is wonderful for horses because of the climate and the environment. La Porte has a good selection of properties suitable for horses and we have an experienced equestrian advisor available to help you with your search. Our key equestrian advisor has successfully run an equestrian centre in the UK. She has years of experience teaching and competing in all disciplines and has had horses in France for 10 years.
Why buy a house in the Dordogne?
France is a large country – five times the size of England – and with a really varied range of climates, environments, house styles and region specific food and wine. There’s a lot to choose from. Given all it offers, it’s no surprise that France is also one of the most visited countries in the world, both as a tourist destination and as a location for a second or principal home.
Useful tips for buying your house in Dordogne
How are you going to use your house in the Dordogne?
This is probably the most important question to ask yourself. How are you going to use this house? Is it a permanent home or a holiday house? How much time will you spend there? And how many of you are there? I suggest that you write a brief – a wish list – with all the important things that you want the property to have, and in terms of priority. I propose that you limit yourself to 6 or 7 items.
Thinking about buying a rental property in SW France?
Most of us reach a point in our lives where we welcome new experiences, excitement, challenges and adventures. And this can happen at any age. Buying a gite rental property in a tourism magnet like the beautiful Dordogne region of SW France and beginning a whole new chapter in your life is one intriguing way of scratching that itch. So it has proved for us.