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Northampton Vs North France

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Northampton

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50967616.html?premiumA=true

3 bedroom detached house for sale Mill Lane, Greens Norton

£425,000

North of France;

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/overseas-property/property-35828673.html

9 bedroom property for sale
£397,411*
(€561,800)
Tanis, Basse-Normandie, 50170, France

To say the UK property market is over-priced is the understatement of the century

Northampton:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52153064.html?premiumA=true

3 bedroom detached house for sale Forest Road, Piddington, Northamptonshire

Offers Over £249,995

North of france:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/overseas-property/property-52189952.html

5 bedroom villa for sale

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Yeah, but north France doesn't have the Billing Aquadrome or Weston Favell Shopping Centre.

True, or the Boot and Shoe Museum

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Nine bedrooms....will need at least nine people to take with you to fill them.....how much will that lump require to keep in a 'manor' it has become accustomed to.....will have to employ a cleaner, gardener and chief cook and bottle washer or else a full time job in itself.....you got the bottle....good luck with that, another place for your friends and family to visit for a short break, are you good at catering for flying visitors?...... bit like giving the baby back. ;)

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Nine bedrooms....will need at least nine people to take with you to fill them.....

The Count and his staff.

Mind you, i'd still be 8 short and does the missus count as staff ?

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Value for money for UK purchasers is pretty impressive at the moment but French property prices are as, if not more, inflated than UK prices with respect to local salaries and lending conditions. Because of that, a UK purchaser of something like that chateau in Tanis would be unable to hide, and would likely suffer a lot of negative local bias.

Having lived here for a while I'd rather buy in/near a major city where you're just one a crowd:

http://www.ouestfrance-immo.com/immobilier/vente/demeure-exception/rennes-35-35238/8700644.htm

That said, great rentals can be found without too much hassle.

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The Count and his staff.

Mind you, i'd still be 8 short and does the missus count as staff ?

Yes, very useful staff....cheap at the price.

How about this?

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I don't know why everyone whinged about that place. I'm a fan of brutalist buildings anyway - but what is going to replace it? Another generic block of apartments? A row of coffee shops? Everywhere looks the same now. They should have given it listed status.

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I don't know why everyone whinged about that place. I'm a fan of brutalist buildings anyway - but what is going to replace it? Another generic block of apartments? A row of coffee shops? Everywhere looks the same now. They should have given it listed status.

The thing with these listed old buildings they are great to look at and walk around but you would have to be quite independently wealthy to run one....a huge amount of responsibility, a lot of organisation, and a big tie....depends how much you value your freedom. ;)

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Tbf rural mansions are pretty rock bottom at the moment in poor provincial areas of the UK similar to Northern France. I visited Bodelwyddan church at the weekend and its probably the best built Victorian church I have ever seen, being built of marble quality stone as presumably the Vicarage is here. I doubt they built the best relatively modern provincial church in Wales and then skimped on the Vicarage which gets a grade two listing in spite of its youth. Couldn't be a better time to get your hands on a rambling mansion, don't fancy the running costs myself.

Always a bit of surprise when Welsh properties are so solidly built as compared to the Gerry built rubbish the English put up with. I guess the English gentry preferred to build their houses in nice areas.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49397399.html?premiumA=true

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Tbf rural mansions are pretty rock bottom at the moment in poor provincial areas of the UK similar to Northern France. I visited Bodelwyddan church at the weekend and its probably the best built Victorian church I have ever seen, being built of marble quality stone as presumably the Vicarage is here. I doubt they built the best relatively modern provincial church in Wales and then skimped on the Vicarage which gets a grade two listing in spite of its youth. Couldn't be a better time to get your hands on a rambling mansion, don't fancy the running costs myself.

Always a bit of surprise when Welsh properties are so solidly built as compared to the Gerry built rubbish the English put up with. I guess the English gentry preferred to build their houses in nice areas.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49397399.html?premiumA=true

That property is semi-detached (not that the thieving lying estate agent would tell you that). Not that great of a value really.

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That property is semi-detached (not that the thieving lying estate agent would tell you that). Not that great of a value really.

Yep probably not the best example, noticed that after linking.

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Oi Count, SHHHHHH keep it quiet otherwise there will be hordes of Anglais doer uppers invading.

Actually its a sign that no one has any savings over here, other wise I think that places in Normandy and Brittany would be "snapped up" (hate that phrase).

Germany is just as good value and not a bad punt for when the Germans leave the Euro...

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I don't know why everyone whinged about that place. I'm a fan of brutalist buildings anyway - but what is going to replace it? Another generic block of apartments? A row of coffee shops? Everywhere looks the same now. They should have given it listed status.

I didn't mind it at all - it was practical and spacious. Now there's a new bus-station about half the size that causes no end of traffic jams in the town centre.

The old bus station will probably be replaced by apartments that will grow the NN1 eastern-bloc Euro population even more.

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