A budget of €200,000 can buy you a lot of property in France. Here are 5 properties to get you started including an apartment in a 19th-century chateau, a house on the Cote d’Azur and a character cottage in Charente
This charming character cottage in the historic hilltop village of Ste-Agnès, not far from Menton, is set over several levels. The ground floor houses a lovely kitchen and dining area; upstairs is a sitting room with lovely views while the spacious bedroom and storage are on the third floor. Below, another area could be converted into a studio apartment. It’s the perfect base for a holiday home on the Côte d’Azur for €199,950.
Near Langon, Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Fancy living in an historic French château but can’t afford one? This 19th-century château has been converted into 11 apartments so you can enjoy château living for less than €200,000! This two-bedroom apartment has a living room, dining room and kitchen and the château has 3 hectares of land and a covered swimming pool for you to enjoy. It is just 5 minutes from Langon and 40km from Bordeaux.
Near Huelgoat, Finistère, Brittany
This charming cottage is the last house in a hamlet so isn’t overlooked and has views of the surrounding countryside. There is scope for improvements but the cottage is immediately habitable and has double-glazed windows and new electric radiators. There is a kitchen/dining room, sitting room with fireplace, two double bedrooms, a bathroom and storage area. The private garden is 500m² and there is a ruined outbuilding and stone barn. The popular town of Huelgoat is a short drive away and the ferry port of Roscoff is less than an hour’s drive.
Grassac, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Brimming with character, this cottage can be bought complete with its furniture to create an instant welcoming home on the edge of the Périgord Vert. Recently reduced to €109,000, it’s in the village of Grassac, near Angoulême and Nontron. On the ground floor there’s a kitchen-diner and bedroom. Upstairs is the master en-suite bedroom and a mezzanine lounge while the attic could be converted to make a large third bedroom. Outside there’s a utility area, outbuilding and garage.
Near Châlus, Haute-Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
This traditional stone cottage has been sympathetically renovated and is now a charming home in the Périgord-Limousin natural park. Set in an acre of land in a peaceful hamlet, this property is a peaceful rural retreat but only 25 minutes from Limoges airport and 5 minutes from the historic town of Châlus with all amenities. The cottage has three double bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen/dining room and living room as well as an outdoor dining area and heated swimming pool.