Barn conversions, a renovation project and a Norman manor house, here is our selection of properties for sale this month in France
In the heart of Normandy’s emblematic green Pays d’Auge area, this impressive property comprises a six-bed manor house, an old press, garage, dovecote, garden and orchard, all in just over 2.5 acres of land. There are stone fireplaces in the dining and living rooms, both of which have terracotta tiles and exposed beams. The main house also has four bathrooms (two en-suite), two studies and an attic. A village with all necessary shops and services is nearby.
This charming four-bedroom riverside Charentaise has all the features that make this style of property so appealing, not least the mellow stonework and lovely green shutters. For sale at €318,000, the house has been fully renovated so you can sit back and relax on the terraces overlooking the pretty river. Large outbuildings and a barn offer further potential.
Originally built in the early 20th century, this barn was converted in 2006 and with stunning results. The house could actually be divided into two dwellings with, on the ground floor, three bedrooms – one of which has French windows leading to the deck area and pool – two bathrooms, an open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining area and patio doors to the terrace. On the first floor is an impressive lounge with double- height ceiling, a farmhouse kitchen, a shower room and a mezzanine leading to the beautiful master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. The house has character in spades and a large garden with infinity pool. It is 15 minutes from Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne.
With its impressive double-height glazed front entrance, this barn conversion is a striking success. There’s plenty of space inside with five bedrooms (six if the current office is turned into a bedroom), three bathrooms and a spectacular main living room with cathedral ceiling and galleried landing. The house faces lovely views of open farmland and there are two outbuildings for storage or ripe for conversion, plenty of parking space and a lawned garden. It’s located close to the popular town of Ceaucé which has all the amenities you’d need, including schools up to collège. The ferry port in Caen is about a 1h30 drive away.
At Morgat close to beach, four-bedroom villa (143m2) built in 1900 with a 499m2 garden and views over the bay
If you like open-plan homes with lofty ceilings and character you will love this beautiful barn conversion in south-west France. Between the bastide towns of Monségur in Gironde and Duras in Lot-et-Garonne, it is built round a huge two-storey living room open to the roof. Off this are a sitting room, kitchen-diner and ground-floor bedroom with shower room. Upstairs, off the galleried landing, are four bedrooms and two shower rooms. There is ample space for a pool.
On the second floor of a private residence with pool and just 30m from the beach, this renovated three-bedroom apartment with two terraces is just 15 minutes from Béziers.
It already has a new roof. Now this old farmhouse in Gers needs a new owner to take on the rest of it. You will need to spend quite a bit more than the €99,000 price tag but with hard graft and imagination, this could be a sensational four or five-bedroom country house just 15 minutes from the international jazz festival village of Marciac. It comes with stables, a huge open barn, horse boxes and birdhouse, all set in 3,622m² of land with the possibility of buying more.
A delightful example of the Normandy’s colombage style, this half-timbered house would look right at home in a fairy tale, and is only 10 minutes from Pont L’Evêque and Honfleur. The house comprises four bedrooms, one with a terrace and one with a balcony, a large living room, a bathroom and a toilet. It is decorated to a high standard and is surrounded by a pristine garden. The property also has a cellar, a workshop and a large garage.
This charming country house sits in fully fenced grounds of 3.7 acres and is 10 minutes from the nearest market town. The property comprises an entrance hall with cloakroom, a spacious living room with gas fireplace, a dining room that leads out to the terrace, and a large, fully fitted kitchen with utility room. All four bedrooms have en-suite bath or shower rooms. Upstairs, the eye-catching pigeonnier has been made into a study with far- reaching views. Outside there’s a smaller outbuilding with a studio, and the heated indoor swimming pool means you can go for a dip all year round.
A stone outbuilding with bread oven and stained glass window is just one of the charming features of this two-bedroom house in the Lauzerte area of Tarn-et-Garonne. It also has a two-bed wooden chalet, stone barn, workshop, above-ground pool and two covered car ports and lovely gardens overlooking a valley.