The summer holidays may be over but you can still find your ideal French property! Our selection this month includes converted schools and a couple of bargain cottages. Here are 12 dream French properties to tempt you.
Situated in the picturesque village of Fors, Château d’Og is a former cognac distillery dating back to the 19th century and is currently run as a well-established luxury chambres d’hôtes. It has four guest suites (all en-suite) and an adjoining self-contained two-bedroom apartment, while the owners’ quarters are located in a separate part of the castle.
With the local boulangerie just two minutes away, you’ll be able to pop out for fresh croissants and baguettes every day from this detached three-bedroom house. The modern-fitted kitchen also has a wood-burning stove and there’s a pretty garden that has been well maintained. The market town of Gouron and all its amenities is nearby.
This beautifully renovated four-bedroom house is located near the riverside town of Jarnac and boasts heaps of character features inside, including wooden and terracotta-tiled floors, exposed beams and a feature fireplace. The house has a charming inner courtyard and a walled garden with mature trees and plants
Near La Garde-Adhémar, Drôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Whitewashed vaulted ceilings make a stunning impression in this renovated farmhouse set in 3,600m² of parkland just three minutes away from a village. The property has five bedrooms, all with bathrooms, lovely traditional features and mod-cons.
Near St-Même-les-Carrières, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Once a village school, this property offers a commanding position at the edge of a charming village with lovely views over the vineyards beyond and a heated pool in the grounds. Inside, there are seven bedroom suites and two reception rooms, making this an ideal B&B, particularly as the popular towns of Jarnac and Cognac are nearby.
This charming four-bedroom house is located on the village square of Pénero on the island of Arz, one of the many islands dotting the beautiful Golfe du Morbihan. Inside, the house is full of character with ancient beams and a period fireplace. Although there is 155m² of living space, there is an opportunity to create more room in the attic.
With its bright blue shutters, climbing vine and cool waters, this two-bedroom mill in Vienne can’t fail to enchant. It also has an old machine room with grinding wheels and a restored mill wheel that’s in service. The property boasts a small swimming pool, barn, workshop and bread oven.
Located just five minutes from a golf course, this two-bedroom house has been fully renovated and comes with a swimming pool. It boasts stunning views and is surrounded by a lush garden, vegetable plot, fields and woods. Outside there is a workshop, two covered car ports, a stone barn and a lovely bread oven. Amenities are in a village just 6km away.
Near Nyons, Drôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
In the countryside near La Garde-Adhémar, this beautiful stone house has been fully restored and offers three bedrooms. It sits in 1,000m² of garden at an altitude of 700m and boasts a circular pool and three garages.
Near Castelnau-de-Montmirail, Tarn, Occitanie
Pretty as a picture, this former school building still boasts original features. The spacious living accommodation includes three large double bedrooms, plus a separate upstairs suite which is accessed with a new spiral staircase and boasts living room, bedroom and shower. It is surrounded by gardens and is within easy reach of the hilltop village of Puycelsi.
Near Mansle, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
This well-maintained two-bedroom stone house is located in a lovely country setting between Mansle and Aigre and benefits from double-glazing and central heating. A ground floor office could make a guest room. Outside is an enclosed garden and a garage.
This brand new holiday home by the Mediterranean could be rented out for you while you are away. La Dune is a complex of 80 houses and 40 apartments less than 10 minutes away form the beach between Cap d’Agde and Narbonne. There’s a swimming pool, reception and other facilities on site. Prices range from €89,355 for a studio to €169,771 for a two-bedroom house.