Monday, June 28, 2010

Daily Mail right about golf in France

Yet another mention in the national papers for yours truly - this time alongside my esteemed colleagues at Knight Frank & Cluttons.

The Daily Mail ran this article about buying properties on golf courses in France. I'm quoted as saying:

Does that mean owning a property abroad, close to a golf course, is out of reach for anyone but the very rich?

'That's not true, if you are prepared to think independently and get away from the purpose-built developments,' says Graham Downie, of FrenchEntree Property Services.

'It's a mystery why golfers feel the need to flock together and pay for the privilege of living next to people from the same country. I would recommend buying a place near to The Royal Medoc club in Bordeaux. This is a golfers' paradise - civilised and quiet.

'For £250,000 you could pick up a fine home with a swimming pool - and enjoy the real France.'

I absolutely believe it too.  Having played golf on the finest courses in Spain & Portugal I'd say that those in France are quieter and equally as good.  Property is far better value too where you could pick up a house with private pool for less than a small apartment with shared facilities on the costa del sol.

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