France is the top destination for British househunters

Overseas mortgage specialist, Conti, has revealed that France is the location of choice for Brits looking to buy property abroad.

France accounted for almost a third of enquiries received by the company in the last year, with 31%, marking it out as a firm favourite. Spain lagged behind with just 22% of enquiries.

Clare Nessling, Conti’s Operations Director, says: “In the current economic climate, British buyers are sticking to the more traditional overseas locations, especially those with history of providing good rental returns. The smart investor is no longer simply looking to where the best bargains for a swift return can be found, but to where security lies for a longer term investment.”