Constant, Dordogne, France

  • 60 apartments and cottages in a beautifully restored, ancient French hamlet
  • Hilltop position with magnificent views of glorious Dordogne countryside
  • A wealth of stunning châteaux to visit
  • Wine, truffles... and French cuisine at its finest
  • Fantastic walking country
  • Beautiful little villages and towns, all a stone's throw away

Constant is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors across more than 30 locations. You can find out more about Constant below, but first a brief explanation about the Holiday Property Bond.

A. How can I holiday better?

Invest from £5,000 in the Holiday Property Bond for exclusive access to a portfolio of over 1,400 top quality villas, cottages and apartments in over 30 locations across the UK and Europe. For each £1 invested you will receive one Holiday Point each year which you can use to book the properties. And when staying in them you do not pay a commercial rent, just a no-profit user charge covering actual running, maintenance and refurbishment costs. This charge is level throughout the year so there are no high season premiums. For a studio the charge averages about £315 a week, for a two bedroom property around £480 a week. Larger properties are also available. This no-profit user charge is only payable when you want to go on holiday. Your only ongoing commitment is a quarterly fee of just over £30 – that is around £130 a year.

B. Will there be more properties in the future?

As we attract more investors the more properties we will add to the portfolio – increasing your holiday choice still further.

C. How long can I holiday with HPB?

For life if you wish – the holiday benefits last as long as you hold the Bond. In due course you can pass it and the holiday benefits to your children and grandchildren, as many of our earlier investors have already done. If, however, at some point you and your family no longer wish to holiday with us you can surrender your Bond back to the company after two years or more (subject to deferral in exceptional circumstances). You will not get back the full amount you invested, although we would hope that you will have had some wonderful holidays. What you do get back will reflect initial charges (25%) taken before your money is invested in the HPB fund of holiday properties and securities. The fund itself also pays annual charges of around 2.5% and other overheads. The value of the fund’s properties and securities can also go up or down and so, like most investments, your capital is at risk.

The Dordogne boasts some of France's most attractive countryside, with gentle wooded slopes, rich farmland, wide boulder-strewn rivers and enchanting fairytale castles. Here, close to the fascinating town of Bergerac and the magnificent River Dordogne, is the old hamlet of Constant. The hamlet has now been rebuilt in the traditional Périgord style to provide holiday cottages and apartments that combine charming character with modern comforts.

The Périgord region is not just renowned for its gastronomy and its vineyards. It also boasts more than 1,000 castles and manor houses; medieval towns and churches; caves, troglodyte villages and rock shelters. Plus, it features breathtaking natural sites and unique fauna and flora, including wild orchids and a huge variety of birds which can be observed close to Constant.

The beautiful town of Bergerac, situated on the River Dordogne, is 13 miles from Constant. Famous for its tobacco, wine, and – of course – for Cyrano de Bergerac, it has many excellent shops, bars and restaurants.

The city of Périgueux is also within easy reach of Constant and is well worth a visit to see its Byzantine style cathedral, magnificent Renaissance houses, quaint cobbled alleys and boutiques.

Constant, Dordogne, France is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors ("Bondholders"). If you are not already a Bondholder and would like further details please see below.

Eat and drink to your heart's content

Wine-lovers will be in heaven here, since Bordeaux and Bergerac are a stone's throw from Constant. However, the area's cuisine is just as impressive. You'll find foie gras and duck can be seen on most restaurant menus. And of course, the Dordogne is also famous for its truffles.

Visit picturesque Bergerac

Situated on the bank of the Dordogne river, this town has more to offer than just great wine. Bergerac is charming, full of fantastic restaurants, unique boutiques and interesting museums. The old town is the most fascinating part of Bergerac, but keep a look out for the two statues of Cyrano de Bergerac, the subject of the well-known play - though the actual person never lived in the town!

Gaze upon French prehistoric art

The Dordogne region is one of the best places to see Prehistoric cave paintings. These fascinating works of art reveal how the prehistoric French lived, with most depicting animals which are now extinct, including woolly mammoths and aurochs. Lascaux II, Font de Gaume and Rouffignac are the best places to see the paintings, and are well worth a visit.

Admire the stunning architecture

Dordogne's turbulent past is evident from its architecture and the many different châteaux and castles. We recommend visiting Château de Beynac and Château de Bannes; both look like something out of a French fairytale.

Be sure to see some bastides too (medieval fortified towns and villages). Monpazier is one of the best examples of a bastide. There are lovely villages and towns wherever you go in the Dordogne, so you won't have any trouble finding somewhere to explore.

Long-stay holiday

Want to enjoy this beautiful hamlet for more than a week? Well you're in luck, as we offer concessionary long-stay holidays too. Please see our brochure or contact us for more details.

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