Farming in France

Nigel Wellings

Member
One of the big attractions to me when I borrowed money for farming in France was that I had a fixed interest rate throughout the period of the loan/mortgage. This seemed to be a standard thing (at that time) and certainly made budgeting more simple.
 

bobk

Member
Location
stafford
Hey, you know your mate, you know, the one you say talked you out of buying a farm because there is no money in it?
Well, he’s busy these days to do his day job... cause he’s bought a farm😂😂😂😂😂
More likely he was just sick and tired of wasting his time with a time waster
Cos he just keeps selling the same farms , caveat emptor .
 

Farmer_Joe

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
The North
Everyones been really helpful with the possible exemption one person who warned me off it but with no explanation, it might not be for everyone but would be useful to hear why so i could consider if i may see the same issues my self?

Anyway thankyou all for input,

Just have to consider the kids thing now as thats the really tricky part to balance, Booking ferry for france next May so i would like to think i can come see some of you then.
 

bobk

Member
Location
stafford
Everyones been really helpful with the possible exemption one person who warned me off it but with no explanation, it might not be for everyone but would be useful to hear why so i could consider if i may see the same issues my self?

Anyway thankyou all for input,

Just have to consider the kids thing now as thats the really tricky part to balance, Booking ferry for france next May so i would like to think i can come see some of you then.
Go in Dec /Jan , see the real france
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Everyones been really helpful with the possible exemption one person who warned me off it but with no explanation, it might not be for everyone but would be useful to hear why so i could consider if i may see the same issues my self?

Anyway thankyou all for input,

Just have to consider the kids thing now as thats the really tricky part to balance, Booking ferry for france next May so i would like to think i can come see some of you then.

As a nosey observer, I’d be interested to hear the negative views too. I’ve yet to hear from anyone that wasn’t glad they made the move, on here or in RL.
 

Nigel Wellings

Member
You didn't stay I presume .
Did it for a number of years and for various reasons sold when we received an offer from some overseas investors, which caused some controversy in France. Fantastic country to farm in,found the French in the main great to be great to work with. Far more opportunities than UK, purchase price and rental values far more realistic. Still have some interests out there and would not hesitate to buy in France again. To any young farmer with £1-2 million capital I would say say go and look at it BUT make sure you do your homework. There is a lot of over-priced rubbish and unscrupulous so called agents about. 50% UK farmers that go to France succeed, 50% do not. A lot of this is down to doing research before buying and ensuring you have the correct legal/accountancy/admin set up in place.
 

Nigel Wellings

Member
i thought that. But if you come (today) with 400k will you ever climb out of a hole?
I have seen others in that situation with too much borrowed money or not enough capital and they have found it almost impossible to climb out of that vicious circle. Stretching yourself in the first place to take on a larger enterprise/holding and not having any money held back for the unforseen can cause a lot of hassle. I also know 2 french lads who have succeeded with very limited capital.
 

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