French property specialist Leggett Immobilier has reported that it saw a 43% increase in French properties sold to buyers from 33 different nation, with British purchasers returning to the market for holiday and investment homes.

British buyers top the company’s sales table for 2014 followed by buyers from Belgium, USA, Australia, and the Netherlands.

“British buyers came back to the French market with a bang and our sales pipeline shows that 2015 will see more of the same. We have seen a 43% increase in transaction numbers over the last 12 months, fuelled mainly by confidence levels in the UK and continued low interest rates,” says Trevor Leggett, chairman of Leggett Immobilier.

“We have been making sales throughout France and ‘Middle England’ is buying again. In 2013 the average purchase price for a British buyer was €269,000; we think that in 2014 this will have risen to around €300,000 and that in 2015 it will rise further still,” he adds.