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As property prices along the south coast of the UK have soared, there has been a growing trend for people to look to buy property across the Channel in Northern France, particularly the Pas-de-Calais and Normandy regions.  Here, property prices are generally around 50% cheaper than prices in the UK.


From a UK buyers perspective it is of course proximity to the UK that makes this area so attractive, with both the short ferry crossing and the Eurotunnel to Calais giving the quickest and easiest access to France.here is already a community of people who travel back and forth regularly for work in the UK and live in France.


As we start to emerge from our lives in lock-down and try to focus on the positives of the experience, one of them has to be the new found ability for workers to ditch the daily commute and work from home.  In the post-lock-down world many more people will find that moving out of traditional commuter belt regions is increasingly possible, and suddenly the chance to buy larger properties with gardens and plenty of space become feasible.



Here are some properties, currently for sale, that have good access to the Eurotunnel and ferry ports and make the concept of a 'bolt-hole' a real option:


Sourdeval, Normandy

Lovely 2-bed Normandy Cottage in a Pretty Village

1 hour from Caen ferry port

Close to bakery reputed to be 'one of the best in Normandy'

Lovely half-acre garden

Parking area & garage

Fully renovated cottage



Passais, Normandy

3-bed renovated farmhouse, full of character

120km from Caen ferry port

Well-maintained, south-facing half acre garden

Garage and large workshop

Productive veg garden

Surrounded by beautiful countryside



Auxi-le-Chateaux, Pas-de-Calais

Fully renovated village house with 5 bedrooms

Very pretty quarter acre gardens

Garage & car port

5mins from shops & restaurants

30mins from the beach

80mins from Calais ferry




L'Aigle, Normandy

10 mins walk from train station with direct route into central Paris

Within easy reach of Le Havre ferry port

2-bedroom town house

Shared courtyard garden 

Shops, restaurants and weekly market within walking distance

The town is also equipped with a public swimming pool, yoga & dance studios




Auxi-le-Chateaux, Pas-de-Calais

Handsome 3-bed Maison-de-Maître

In a picturesque village

90mins from Calais ferry port

Far-reaching views of surrounding countryside

Easy-maintenance garden

Garage & outbuildings



Saint Fraimbault, Normandy

Perfect 3-bed lock & leave home

Just over an hour to the beach

1hr 15mins from ferry ports

Close to spa town of bagnoles-de-l'Orne

Easy 2km bike ride to shops, restaurants & boulangerie

Lovely garden with terraces, patio & lawn




 Do feel free to take a look through our portfolio of character properties for sale in France.  Simply click here





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