Cotswolds v Dordogne

2016 / Episode 8 on 28 September 2016

Episode 8

Chris and Sherrine Kingsley-Smith have spent most of their 14-year marriage travelling the world on a boat but are now ready to drop anchor on dry land. Chris is keen on the rural lifestyle on offer in the Cotswolds where they already have friends, but Sherrine has her heart set on the Dordogne region of France where they’re currently renting. Jonnie Irwin tries to keep them in the UK with a budget of £700,000 whilst Jasmine Harman tempts them with some amazing properties in France for up to £900,000.
Property 1: Three-bed cottage in Coberley

Property 1:

Three-bed cottage in Coberley

A beautiful three bedroom cottage located in the village of Coberley, just 5 miles from Cheltenham. This property offers a combination of modern and period touches, a study, garage and a charming garden. On the market with Fine and Country (www.fineandcountry.com) for £575,000.

Property 2: Five-bed cottage in Spelsbury

Property 2:

Five-bed cottage in Spelsbury

An attractive five-bed stone cottage with gardens backing on to fields in a popular Cotswold village. This home includes a lobby area, utility room, study, three bathrooms and wrap around garden. On the market with Allen Harris (www.allenharris.co.uk) for £750,000. 

Property 3: Four-bed detached house in Kencot

Property 3:

Four-bed detached house in Kencot

A charming four-bed cottage with a mix of period features and modern comforts. This property offers pretty front and rear gardens, a car port and gated parking area. This stunning home is on sale for £750,000 with Butler Sherborn (www.butlersherborn.co.uk).

Property 4: Six-bed country home in Duras

Property 4:

Six-bed country home in Duras

A large six-bed country house just 2 kms from Duras and all amenities. This stunning property offers a gite, terrace area, balcony, pool and garden, and is on the market for 750,000€ with Guyenne Immobilier (www.guyenneimmobilier.co.uk).

Property 5: 19th Century manor house in Bergerac

Property 5:

19th Century manor house in Bergerac

This stunning 10-bed manor house boasts 32 hectares of land, lots of outbuildings, barn and swimming pool.  It has an asking price of 990,000€ and is on the market with CapiFrance (www.capifrance.fr). 

Property 6: Seven-bed house in Bergerac

Property 6:

Seven-bed house in Bergerac

This stunning seven-bed home is located on its own 3 hectares of land, and was renovated in 2008 to very high standards. This gated house includes a seperate guest cottage, heated pool, terraces, workshop and shed. On the market for 740,000€ with Rightmove (www.rightmove.co.uk).