French properties on the market in August you have to see
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From old mills to a timber-framed village house, here are 11 stunning houses for sale in France in August 2018
Looking for village life? Look no further! This large property is situated slap bang in the middle of the community, just a few steps away from the local restaurant and boulangerie. Entering the property, you are welcomed by the original coeur de demoiselle stone floor (a Charentaise design of stone tiles), which leads into the beautifully presented living room and kitchen. This home also offers three bedrooms, a study and a gorgeous bathroom with roll-top bath.
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Designed by an architect and built in 2013 with high eco specifications, this impressive property is set in the countryside near the Lot border and boasts beautiful country views. It blends nicely into its natural settings and even has its own little pond and landscaped gardens. Inside, the decor is decidedly modern and light. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms; the third bedroom and bathroom are set in the circular stone tower. The main, open-plan living room opens onto a large deck terrace with a rainwater infinity pool and the pond. To the rear of the house is a 1ha park with planning permission to build a dwelling. Bergerac and Brive airports are an hour away from this little haven.
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This charming wisteria-clad farmhouse is located in the picturesque village of Leffond in the Haute-Saône department. Inside is an open plan lounge/dining area with a double height ceiling, making the interiors feeling incredibly spacious, plus a mezzanine level around the central oak staircase which is currently used as a study. The four bedrooms upstairs all feature character features such as oak beams. While the house has been renovated, there is a three-storey annexe to renovate. Outside is a saltwater swimming pool and a large terrace with barbecue and pizza oven.
Offering great value for money, this stunning property is a delightful ensemble of large stone outbuildings. Situated at the end of a lane, in the middle of the Normandy countryside, this enchanting home is set within over half an acre of land and is packed full of character features. While the outbuildings are full of potential, the home currently offers three bedrooms, a large, open-plan kitchen/dining room and a cosy living room. The master bedroom also features a lovely wooden balcony – perfect for perusing your land!
Picture perfect on the outside, this home in the heart of the Périgord Noir just needs updating on the inside. It’s near the riverside village of Lalinde, close to the famous Vézère valley and less than 30 minutes upstream of Bergerac. Downstairs you’ll find an office, shower room and cellar along with the open-plan living space, with three bedrooms and an attic above. The house has oil central heating and comes with a lovely courtyard garden plus a large separate barn.
Rural inland Brittany has long been a magnet for British buyers and when you visit Guéméné-sur-Scorff it’s easy to see why. Where in the UK could you buy an idyllic half-timbered house like this at the heart of a thriving medieval market town known for its gastronomy, music and traditions for little more than €132,000? The house has two bedrooms, two sitting rooms and a shower room. The port of St-Malo or Roscoff can be reached within two hours and the beach within an hour.
If you live in or near London, this 18th-century mill with fish farming ponds could be the perfect weekend retreat or even a family home with occasional commutes to the UK. Priced at €389,000, it’s set in two hectares of meadow with outbuildings, less than an hour from Calais and 30 minutes from St-Omer. Downstairs is an open-plan living space with the original mill machinery on display, plus a bedroom and bathroom. Another two bedrooms, recreation area and toilet are upstairs.
Located on a quiet country lane, the property was a private little hamlet in Vienne before the current owners transformed it into this idyllic country house with two gîtes and swimming pool. It is set in 3.25 acres of flat lawns, meadow and woodland. The main house was built in the mid 19th century and has five bedrooms (one of which is ensuite with a dressing room), a family bathroom, a wet room with shower, two reception rooms, a utility room and wine cellar. The two gîtes are close by but not overlooked by the main house.
This charming five-bedroom Norman mill with caretaker’s house, walled grounds with a lake, is a place of leisure and peace. Behind the low-key façade is a house full of period character, including a flagstoned entrance hall, a staircase with its wrought-iron banister, parquet floor, a Louis XVI fireplace, exposed beams and light flooding through the windows on three sides. There is also a one-bedroom house that could be accommodation for a caretaker or for guests.
Minutes from Côte d’Azur beaches, on a small domaine of 24 houses, is this hassle-free holiday home with communal pool, south-facing garden and alfresco roof terrace. On the market for €475,000, it’s near the port of Les Issambres. The living room has doors onto a garden overlooking the sea. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a bathroom with small sauna. Two of the bedrooms, including the ensuite master, lead onto a large roof terrace, which boasts an outdoor kitchen and dining room.
If you are searching for a rural farmhouse with gorgeous countryside views and a large garden, this 17th-century home might just be perfect! The enclosed half-acre garden is home to a large number of mature trees and pretty borders, while the terrace in front of the house provides the perfect position to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity. There is even a lovely little stone barn (studio perhaps?) and summer kitchen – ideal for all those garden parties! Inside, this charming four-bedroom property offers plenty of original features including wood-burning stoves and exposed stone walls.
Just five minutes from the charming town of Hesdin, on the River Canche, this renovated detached house has five bedrooms and beautifully planted gardens. Inside, the living room has a character fireplace with inset wood-burning stove, and there is a separate dining room and kitchen/breakfast room. The nearest shops are 5km away and the 80-minute drive from Calais makes it a great option for easy journeys back and forth across the Channel.