TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE BC-BULGARIA-PROPERTY.
British family John and Lita Bailey stand in front of their house in the village of Granitovo, some 350km south-east from the capital Sofia, August 7, 2002. Of the 750 houses in Granitovo, some 60 have been snapped up by property-hungry Britons. Research from British bank Alliance & Leicester shows that around 300,000 Britons retire abroad each year and some four million more plan to do so by 2020. Picture taken August 7, 2004. TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE BC-BULGARIA-PROPERTY REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov SN/AA