Dream French properties: March

Dream French properties: March

Find your dream French property in our property selection this month! From a renovation project for €50,000 to a period house in the south of France, we’ve got 9 beautiful properties to tempt you…

Bagnoles de l’Orne, Orne, Normandy


Magical in both its idyllic setting and fairytale style, this manoir near Bagnoles de l’Orne is not your average property. There are four bedrooms and a self-contained one-bedroom flat on the first floor, with a vast living space downstairs. The second wing of the house is currently used as a vaulted wine cellar, so there’s plenty of space to start your own collection.


Chef-Boutonne, Deux-Sèvres, Nouvelle Aquitaine


This lovely property used to be the village shop in a little hamlet outside Chef-Boutonne but is now in need of renovation. Currently there is only a small kitchen, a bathroom and what could be a living room on the ground floor, so there’s no shortage of work to be done. An entire floor above the ground floor and an attached outbuilding also provide further potential to develop the living space. Across the garden and opposite the house is a large barn with land of approximately 1,000m² and enough room for a swimming pool. With a fair amount of TLC, this old shop could make a lovely family home in a quiet and charming rural location. Chef-Boutonne has all the amenities you’ll need for day-to-day living and offers a charming village atmosphere.



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Kergrist, Morbihan, Brittany


This property on the edge of the village of Kergrist in Brittany’s Morbihan is already set up as a successful holiday business and also comes with owner accommodation. Consisting of a renovated three-bedroom maison de maître and a converted four-bedroom barn, there is also a one-bedroom cottage which needs to be finished, a stone barn with hot tub and almost an acre of land.


Abbeville, Somme, Hauts-de-France


In the countryside near Abbeville in Somme, this lovely thatched cottage is surrounded by the lawns and mature trees of the pretty garden. For sale at €205,000, and offering scope for improvement, the house has three bedrooms, an office and spacious living accommodation, while running beneath the entire property is a basement which houses the garage, workshop, laundry and pool room.



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Sigogne, Charente, Nouvelle Aquitaine


Tastefully restored to its former glory, this house boasts plenty of character while offering comfortable and modern accommodation. A typical Charentaise farmhouse, it has four bedrooms and benefits from large windows, which flood the inside space with light and offer views over the south-facing garden with its decked terrace and two stone barns.


Secondigny, Deux-Sèvres, Nouvelle Aquitaine


This restored farmhouse comprises of five bedrooms, a spacious kitchen and lounge area plus a wine cellar. An adjoining studio is ideal for visiting guests or a small business venture, while various outbuildings could be used for storage or for keeping horses, which could happily graze on the two acres of land that surrounds the property.



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Near St-Émilion, Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine


Just 20 minutes from St-Émilion and 40 minutes from Bordeaux, this 19th-century house has been fully renovated and offers generous living accommodation, including four bedrooms, yet still has potential for further development. The outbuildings in the grounds could also be converted into a gîte.


Le Somail, Aude, Occitanie


This property is in a fabulous location in the village of Le Somail along the Canal du Midi. A four-storey maison de maître with a stunning façade, it has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and an independent apartment so would be ideal for a B&B business, especially given the popularity of the area with tourists. There is a large garden with a pool and amazing views over the surrounding vineyards. The house is in the heart of the village with restaurants and shops all within walking distance.


Near Carcassonne, Aude, Occitanie


This 19th-century house seems to ooze charm – from the ivy-clad exterior to the parquet floors, marble fireplaces, ceiling cornices and cast-iron radiators that grace the inside; it’s clear that this home has been lovingly restored. With eight bedrooms and five bathrooms, there is plenty of room for friends and family. There is an additional three-bedroom villa, as well as a large barn, which has potential for conversion, an independent office/conference space, garage and summer kitchen, as well as half an acre of south- and west-facing gardens. The property is currently used as a family home, but there is definite potential here for running a chambres d’hôtes/gîte business. With the Pyrénées, the Mediterranean coastline and Toulouse in easy reach, this is an ideal location for it.

Contact Barry Stephens on 07841 341809 or [email protected]

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