I’ve enjoyed reading this thread and found the posters views very informative.
Since the beginning of the year I have been looking for a second home in France, preferably Brittany or Dordogne.
I came across this property –
http://www.jbfrenchhouses.co.uk/jbp/aquitaine/cumond/cumond5225/6621 and thought it was very good value for money.
It was above what I wanted to pay but now I am seriously considering buying it as my family home to live in most of the year.
My first preference 10 years ago was to live in France, I like virtually everything about the country and have no problems with French people.
I can still do my job from there and could buy something smaller here in Spain and still get rid of my mortgage.
My family are still considering the move, but mentally, I have already moved in