14 reasons to buy the February 2018 issue of French Property News

The February 2018 issue of French Property News is on sale now!

The February 2018 issue of French Property News is on sale now! - Credit: Archant

Recovering from Christmas celebrations? We’ve prepared a special ‘great outdoors’ issue to help you get out and about and enjoy the best of French life... outside. Here’s why you should buy the February 2018 issue of French Property News

This superb 5-bedroom house in Gard graces the cover of our Great Outdoors special issue

This superb 5-bedroom house in Gard graces the cover of our Great Outdoors special issue - Credit: Archant

1. It’s our Great Outdoors special!

France has such diverse landscapes, there’s something for everyone. If you love being out and about, whether it’s hiking in the mountains or pottering around in your garden, then this special issue is for you.

2. Find a home in a beautiful natural setting

This issue, we focused our househunting efforts on the outdoors and found homes with beautiful views, country houses, a glorious Provence property with a huge amount of land and many more.

Own a smallholding in France

Own a smallholding in France - Credit: Archant

3. Become self-sufficient by running a smallholding

We look at options and considerations for owning and running a smallholding farm plus we pick a few lovely farmhouses on the market.

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4. Travel to the Jura mountains

This underrated range is blessed with steep mountains, silver rivers, abundant pastures and affordable properties; plus discover five other areas where nature is king.

Hikers on the epic Tour du Mont Blanc trek in the French Alps ©Hilary Sharp

Hikers on the epic Tour du Mont Blanc trek in the French Alps ©Hilary Sharp - Credit: Archant

5. Hike one of France’s Grande Randonnées

Follow the path of three French long-distance hiking trails to find your dream house near walking paths.

6. Buy a house by a river

We go round the country and pick some fine riverside properties for those who like fishing, boating or simply swimming outdoors.

Carol Drinkwater is fascinated by the olive tree

Carol Drinkwater is fascinated by the olive tree - Credit: Archant

7. Carol Drinkwater talks about her idyllic life in France

The actress and authors explains why she loves everything about her life in France, which she splits between Paris and Provence.

8. Own a hobby vineyard

Make sure you take everything into consideration when you buy a property with a vineyard.

The Ardèche Gorges are a paradise for outdoor sports ©Sébastien Gayet

The Ardèche Gorges are a paradise for outdoor sports ©Sébastien Gayet - Credit: Archant

9. Explore the Ardèche Gorges

This extremely scenic part of France boasts wild landscapes, historic villages and outdoor activities galore.

10. Tame your French garden

Expats reveal how to maintain a large garden in France and how to deal with mice, snakes and other animal friends.

Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree let us in on their renovation tips ©Spark Media Partners

Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree let us in on their renovation tips ©Spark Media Partners - Credit: Archant

11. Get renovation tips

Learn from the experience of Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree from ‘Escape to the Château’ as they reveal their best advice for renovating a French home.

12. Get advice on winter moves

A move is stressful enough in its itself so make sure you’ve thought of everything before the big move if you choose to move in the winter.

13. Find the perfect holiday home

Get the lowdown on what you need from your holiday home and find the perfect property accordingly.

14. Learn about the importance of the compromis de vente

This preliminary sales contract is key in a French property sale – find out all about it.

You can buy the February 2018 issue of French Property News here

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And don’t forget we will be at the France Show on 26-28 January. Book your tickets now for our French Property Exhibition and a fun day out enjoying the flavours of France.