Dream French properties: May
PUBLISHED: 14:27 27 April 2017 | UPDATED: 13:17 09 May 2017
Find your dream French property with our selection this month! From a beautiful farmhouse in Normandy to a wedding venue in the Loire Valley, we’ve got 10 beautiful French properties to tempt you
For just €343,000, you could be the proud owner of a farmhouse, two gîtes and several barns, all set in over eight acres of land with your own pond and stream. The location is absolutely idyllic too, in the heart of the Perche regional park in Orne, Normandy. There is a farmhouse kitchen, living with three large windows allowing light to flood in, traditional terracotta tiled floor and exposed beams. The main house has five bedrooms, with a further two in the gîtes various large stone outbuildings offer potential for conversion into more living accommodation. There are a further 15 acres available for separate negotiation. The property is well located for access – just two hours from the port at Le Havre – and is close to the lovely market town of Longny-au-Perche.
Jouques, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
A tasteful, bright modern interior contrasts beautifully with the ancient Provençal stonework in this elegantly renovated house set in the village of Jouques on the edge of the Luberon National Park. The four-bedroom house is within easy reach of Aix-en-Provence, 45 minutes from Marseille (with its well-connected airport) and the beaches of the Riviera. Dating back to the 13th century, the house is set across three levels. The main living area consists of a large living room (pictured) opening onto a patio, kitchen, dining room and games room.
Criel-sur-Mer, Seine-Maritime, Normandy
With a little work, this property in Criel-sur-Mer could be the perfect home. The two-bedroom house has 77m² of living space and there is also a loft and an outbuilding that could be converted. Located 20km from Dieppe, it would be ideal for those travelling back and forth to carry out renovation work.
This stunning seven-bedroom maison de maître is a very special example of a classic Charente-style home and is set on the edge of a village just 10 minutes from the beach. Enjoying high ceilings, original features and numerous salons and garden rooms inside, this property also benefits from a pool outside and glorious views of its charming gardens and surrounding vineyards.
Lubersac, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
This traditional Limousin farmhouse, set on the edge of a small hamlet, has retained many of its period features and boasts four bedrooms, two bathrooms and open-plan living. The garden offers stunning views from the dining terrace and has plenty to keep you busy, including a veggie patch, fruit trees, sweeping lawns and even a stone barn.
Situated in a small village in Côtes-d’Armor, this cosy Breton home is just a short stroll from the bakery and bar. The property comes in two halves: one three-bedroom house with modern kitchen and snug lounge, and an attached gîte to renovate. Priced at €147,500, it has vistas of rolling countryside from one aspect and of the village church from the other.
Nr Baugés, Maine-et-Loire, Pays-de-la-Loire
Set in four hectares of land within the glorious Loire Valley, this property has made much use of its assets and now has a plunge pool and terrace area outside, an orchard and even a number of ancient caves. Former stables are used as store rooms and a studio apartment; the private chapel has been converted with two bedrooms and there is also a three-bedroom gîte. The manoir itself offers nine bedrooms and two huge venue rooms, perfect for conferences, parties and – of course – weddings. The current owners live in a separate three-bedroom home in the grounds.
This characterful farmhouse in Vienne has painted stone walls, walled gardens and open fires. Priced at €299,980 and set in two hectares of land, the property comprises a four-bedroom home and a fully renovated one-bedroom gîte as well as a big barn and swimming pool. It’s a short walk to the town of St-Savin with its UNESCO-listed abbey church.
In the heart of the village of Andon, 30km north-west of Grasse, is this lovely three-bedroom Provençal home – a great family or year-round holiday home. In excellent condition with a garden that wraps around the property, it has three bedrooms and a fully fitted kitchen with French windows opening onto the covered front terrace. There’s a spacious dining and sitting room and a further living room or snug. Set over a single floor, it’s been built to make the most of the spectacular views and is on the market for €360,000.
Mortemer, Seine-Maritime, Normandy
Built in 1847, this property in Mortemer has retained its original character with the interior boasting ancient floors, authentic woodwork, impressive fireplaces and a copper and wooden staircase. A large courtyard provides ample parking space, and the surrounding two hectares of land include fruit trees and a pond. A brick fireplace and wooden flooring make for a cosy kitchen in this grand home.
Enjoying glorious views over farmland, this 19th-century Périgourdine farmhouse has been completely renovated and offers three bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and two reception rooms with fireplaces. Featuring exposed stone walls and stripped beams, as well as south-facing gardens and terraces, this home is being offered fully furnished and is let out very successfully.