As the Centre region of France rises towards the hills of the Limousin and Auvergne is the Berry region that straddles the Cher and Indre departments.
This deeply agricultural area is the true heart of France and is very well located for reaching the Alps, the Atlantic coast and Paris.
So why else is it worth a look? Natural beauty aside, it’s got a mild climate, great golf courses, dozens of castles and it’s also famous for its food and wine – think the famous crottin de Chavignol goats cheese, truffles, wild boar – and Sancerre. Then there is the great diversity and affordability of the property. The average price of a property is €91,500 to €100,000 and you can get anything from a small stone cottage to a farmhouse, watermill, maison de maitre, or even a chateau for a very unprincely sum. All this reached by four airports, all within two hours. We have some gorgeous properties for sale in the Indre and Cher.