Where to Buy in France – Creuse: Buying Hotspots



Where to Buy in France – Creuse: Buying Hotspots


Located right at the heart of France, Creuse is a house-hunter’s paradise – especially if you crave the peace and solitude of life in the sort of rural spot where the cows (mainly Limousin and Charolais here) outnumber the people. Creuse is one of the 12 départements that form Nouvelle-Aquitaine, its rolling green hills and wooded valleys punctuated by pretty unspoiled villages. Guéret is the capital and its delights include the medieval church of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul plus the Hôtel de la Sénatorerie museum, while south of the town you can see wolves in their natural habit at the Monts de Guéret wildlife park.

Outdoorsy types will be in their element – there are plenty of routes for walking and cycling, plus one of France’s biggest lakes: the Lac de Vassivière in the Millevaches Plateau conservation area, which has facilities for watersports. And history lovers should head to the village of Bouraneuf – once a stronghold of the Knights Templar.

The best way to get to Creuse from the UK is probably by air, with the nearest airports being Brive Vallée de la Dordogne (direct flights from Standsted) and Limoges. (services run from several UK airports including Stansted, Bristol and Manchester). You can catch the TGV from Paris to La Souterraine, 20 miles west of Guéret.

The good news is that Creuse is one of France’s most affordable regions for buying property. Here you’ll find an abundance of village houses, farmhouses and chaumières (thatched cottages) nestling in the verdant countryside. And while prices of doer-uppers in the Dordogne will make your eyes water, here you can still snap up something in need of a bit of TLC for as little as €30,000. Hotspots for property searches are around Guéret, Aubusson, Bourganeuf, rural Dun le Palestel and La Souterraine. A detached farmhouse/family home could be yours for €250,000, a village house from €120,000, while at the more substantial end of the market, a mansion will set you back €450,000 – or you could buy your very own château for around €700,000.

So head for Creuse and you could bag the home of your dreams in rural splendour for a fraction of the cost you’d pay elsewhere.

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With thanks to our partner agencies in Creuse.

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Lead photo credit : Aubusson in southern Creuse © Shutterstock

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