Posted: 16/04/2016 at 18:12
I have a lot of land but I live in SW France, 64 acres, but most of that is scrubby woodland. Bought the house in a run down state, uninhabited for 6 years, for £140,00 in 1985. Did a lot of work on it and I made the garden. But I didn't want to live in France! My first, late, husband's idea.
Houses and land in France are still a lot cheaper than in England. My daughter is buying a house with 5 bedrooms and over an acre in SW France for about £170,000. But the agent and the notaire (solicitor) are quite expensive.
But I don't suppose that is much help if you want to be in England.