Dream French properties: February
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Find your perfect French property with our selection this month! Whether you fancy tackling a bargain renovation project, splashing out on a Provençal house or something in between, one of these French properties for sale is sure to tempt you...
Reduced in price and already renovated to a high standard, this three-bedroom house also benefits from a private garden and there’s even a small swimming pool. Situated on the edge of a traditional village and close to a lively town, it is also within easy reach of Toulouse and its airport.
Near La Capelle-et-Masmolène, Gard, Occitanie
A superb five-bedroom character property in the south of France. Situated in one of Gard’s prettiest villages, this gorgeous hillside home boasts magnificent country views, including over the Cévennes national park. It’s hard to imagine somewhere better placed to enjoy the Great Outdoors, even if you don’t wander further than the beautiful gardens and pool area. There’s even a spa area with sauna and jacuzzi too.
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Near La Flèche, Sarthe, Pays-de-la-Loire
How about spending your days fishing or relaxing on the banks of your very own lake in the Loire? This five-bedroom Sarthe home is €412,000 and sits in two hectares of land with a private, 8,000m² stocked lake, a guest lodge and a hangar big enough for several camper vans. Yet it’s only a short drive from the bustling market town of La Flèche. The owners have restored the house from a virtual ruin into an attractive home with a particularly stunning vaulted kitchen-diner.
La Salvetat Peyrales, Aveyron, Occitanie
This six-bedroom home needs internal renovation but there is plenty of potential. Downstairs is a living room with part-panelled rooms and a large kitchen with a beamed ceiling, wide ‘cantou’ chimney (typical of the area), porcelain sink and an original built-in wall cupboard. There is also a rear kitchen/store room. Upstairs are six bedrooms, a shower room and separate toilet, while outside there is a garden courtyard to the rear with a small stone barn. This property is well located, with the nearest school 2km away, the train station and shops 5km away and Toulouse airport a 90-minute drive.
Acquigny, Eure, Normandy
Forget normal life and try Norman life in this handsome thatched half-timbered house set in more than four acres of partially wooded grounds. Located in a desirable residential area in Acquigny, the property is within 90 minutes of both Paris and the Caen ferry port. It has four bedrooms (of which two are downstairs) and a pretty covered terrace, a large flat lawn, garage, workshop and laundry area and is on the market for €384,000. The thatch was replaced five years ago.
Les Gets, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Les Gets is located in the Portes du Soleil, a network of a dozen ski resorts which straddle France and Switzerland all linked by a huge 650km network of pistes. The ski area of Les Gets-Morzine has 66 pistes and the Jib District is where you can try new snow sports. This is one of a few resorts to gain a Family Plus Mountain rating with its child-friendly ski areas. You can also ski right out of the village. This is a year-round resort as in summer it is the perfect place for downhill mountain biking (the ski lifts adapt for bikes), plus there’s a golf course and the lake for swimming. Just 500m from Le Perrière ski lift, and 2.5km from the centre of the village, this beautifully presented three-bedroom chalet with fabulous views is on the market for €810,000. The property is immaculate and offers fabulous living spaces: its open-plan living space includes a lounge, dining area and a fully equipped kitchen with a bar. The three bedrooms are spread over three floors and each has its own separate bathroom. The upper ground floor gives access to the south-facing enclosed dining terrace overlooking the large garden and boasting beautiful panoramic views of the mountains.
If you’re looking to completely renovate a property, this grand house would be the perfect buy. Situated in a village between Ruffec and Verteuil-sur-Charente, the property has so much potential, with 116m² of living space and period features including wooden beams and fireplaces. In addition to the main house, there is also a small house to renovate, a barn and a hangar. This could be transformed into a large family home, with extra space for workshops or additional living accommodation. This property would suit someone who really wants to get stuck in and transform it into their dream home.
With its flower-covered walls and baby blue shutters, this three-bedroom farmhouse has storybook charm. Inside there are original timber floors, exposed beams, a wood-burning stove and a cellar, while a separate studio outside is ideal for visiting guests. The house is only 10 minutes from Caylus and is close to St-Antonin-Noble-Val, meaning you’ll have your pick of boulangeries, shops and cafés.
Near Ligneyrac, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
It is quite rare to come across a property which has plenty of character inside plus attractive grounds and knock-out views. This house in Corrèze has both features in spades. Boasting five bedrooms, two bathrooms, balconies, a heated conservatory and a sun-bathed terrace, it was built to enjoy the gorgeous countryside around the hamlet it’s set in.While the house itself is spacious and comfortable, it could do with some repainting to freshen up the interiors. The landscaped gardens, which you can admire from the sun terrace, are the property’s main draw. Shrubs, flower beds, bulging rose bushes and trees decorate the lawn and little pathway. On a lower level, there is a large salt-water swimming pool with a tiled surround, pool house and shower – perfect to cool off in the summer heat the area is blessed with. From the garden and terrace, you have sweeping views of a valley and countryside. The hamlet is near the village of Ligneyrac, itself within a few minutes drive of the Plus Beaux Villages of Collonges-la-Rouge and Turenne.
Within an hour of leaving the ferry at Roscoff you can be in the Breton village of Huelgoat with its lake, legend-rich forest and mysterious rock formations. This south-facing cottage is in a hamlet just outside the thriving village on the edge of the Armorique regional park. On the market for €158,360, it has three double bedrooms (one on the ground floor), a study area and utility room. A flat garden surrounds the house and an outbuilding provides storage or workshop space.
Tignes 1800, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Here’s your chance to snap up a new ski-in ski-out apartment in Tignes 1800 with a large balcony and luxury facilities. The Lodge des Neiges residence blends quality authentic materials with the most modern fittings and offers owners communal use of indoor swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs and gym. One-bedroom apartments start at €250,000 for a leaseback arrangement or €315,000 for outright purchase and are due to be ready in Christmas 2019.
Cornillon-Confoux, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
In the beautiful hilltop village of Cornillon-Confoux, close to the Mediterranean beaches, Provençal regional parks and town of Salon-de-Provence, is this recently converted 15th-century mill with large pool and pool house. Priced at €995,000, it is currently a luxury guesthouse, with seven ensuite bedrooms. The large vaulted basement could become a games room, gym and/or cinema room. You’ll also find an outhouse, caretaker’s house and studio in 3.7ha of private grounds.
Tel: 020 7 483 0606
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