How about a dose of inspiration for your French property search? There’s something for every budget. France is the world’s number one tourist destination. It offers an incredible variety of landscapes and lifestyles.
To give you an idea of the bargains available, we have selected a few properties for sale, but this is just a small sample –there are many more on our
If you are dreaming of a home in the French countryside, you’re not alone, it’s a popular choice for foreign buyers in France. Stunning landscapes, sunshine, rolling hills, history, good food, wine, and a slower pace of life, a home in the country always retains a timeless appeal.
A Watermill in Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
In the heart of the picturesque countryside of the Charente-Maritime, this superbly restored watermill offers a wealth of period features in a stunning riverside setting. Originally built in the early 1800s as a working flour mill, the property has now the subject of an exception renovation with preserved character features throughout. The main house boasts nine en-suite bedrooms with luxuriously appointed bathrooms. There is an additional one bedroom apartment and a newly renovated one bedroom caretaker’s cottage in the grounds. Character features include the honey-coloured exposed stone walls, oak beams and sizeable stone fireplaces. A sympathetic renovation has been carried out to provide all the comforts and modern necessities with a balance of historic features. Of particular interest is the magnificent dining room where the river which powers the mill wheel passes through the room under a glass observation panel. Outside the sweeping formal gardens, which include an orchard, lead to a stream and river which cross the property. There is a fabulous pool area with heated 12m x 6m salt water swimming pool with cabana and a spacious jacuzzi ideal. A terrace area with stone BBQ and an ancient working bread oven makes this an ideal area for entertaining guests. There is an illuminated fountain and both the gardens and house can be floodlit with hidden up-lighters, creating a lovely atmosphere for hosting parties on a summer evening. This is a great area for tourism, with its proximity to La Rochelle, the Atlantic beaches and two major airports. There is great potential here to create a luxury Bed and Breakfast or boutique hotel. Its idyllic setting would also work well for use as a wedding venue. The appeal of this charming mill and ideal situation offer a perfect business opportunity and healthy potential income from the versatile accommodation. Price reduced by over €350k for quick sale! Now €885,100
Two Houses, 6 Bedrooms, Barns, Land and Stream in Côtes-d’Armor, Bretagne
REDUCED ! Approached by a very quiet country lane, lies a small hamlet of just four houses. This property is two of them. The 4/5 bedroomed longère dates back over 400 years and is actually built from local granite which was rescued from the neighbouring chapel that was demolished back in the 1700’s. It has beautiful stone dressed arched doorways and windows which are a real feature of this building. Around 20 metres away, is the second cottage, also in stone which has two bedrooms. The longère has been fully refurbished to a high standard and just needs a small amount of D.I.Y. finishing, the odd window sill, door trims, tiled edges here and there, but in the main it is ready to go. This longère also benefits; broadband, ‘A’ grade double glazed windows and on the south side fitted solar pipes for water heating. Due to the use of the solar and wood burning stove to for the radiators, the electricity bill for this property in Jan/Feb 2014 was just 25 euros!!! The second stone cottage is very much liveable, but would benefit from some updating to the electrics and plumbing as well as general up dating. On the ground floor there is a central entrance hall with doors off to a sitting room and a kitchen with space for a table and an inset log burner. Within the garden area of 2.5 acres, three outbuildings including an open barn, two dry workshop / garages make it very flexible with endless possibilities. Away from the main garden (around 80m down the country lane, is a field with a very pretty stream as well as your own private forest of around 2.7ha in total. Price reduced to €189,900
Amazing riverside retreat in
Ready to move into. Brand new septic tank in 2016. Oil central heating. Beautiful surroundings. Lively village close by. Amazing riverside retreat at a bargain price ! Set in a beautiful location where the river meanders by at the bottom of the garden, this 3 bed property is an absolute delight. Ready to move into, with a spacious open plan kitchen lounge area and a separate dining room. Off the lounge is a raised wooden decked veranda overlooking the rear garden and the river. There are 2 generous sized cellars and also a huge barn opposite. This is a very tranquil spot and would make an ideal getaway or the perfect permanent residence, with the local village just 2 minutes away. Visits are highly recommended ! Reduced to €133,750
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