Check out these 10 great-value French properties all for sale at €150,000
If you have a budget of €150,000 to buy a French property, you’ll find a vast difference in the types of home you can afford from region to region. The cheapest ‘département’ is Creuse in France’s rural heartland, with an average house price of €610/m2, but this rises to a whopping €4,050/m2 in Alpes-Maritimes on the glitzy Côte d’Azur. So, for a middling sized house of 120m2, you’d pay €73,200 in Creuse and €486,000 in Alpes-Maritimes. Popular areas like Dordogne and Charente are surprisingly affordable (€1,200/m2 and €1,170/m2 respectively) although, of course, the great value for money is part of what makes them so well-loved, along with the gorgeous scenery, seductive food and wine and traditional lifestyles.
In lovely countryside, this two-bedroom detached cottage is only 5km from the local village of Malguenac which offers a boulangerie, post office, schools, mini market, bars and creperie, and a further 7km from the historical town of Pontivy with its medieval castle and river. The house combines original features like its stone fireplace, wooden flooring and beams with modern double-glazed windows and electric heating. Nothing to do other than add your own personal touches. Outside is a stone garage, two larger outbuildings, driveway with space for several cars, lawned garden, bbq area, vegetable plot, fruit trees and much more.
In a small village near Verteillac, this attractively renovated 19th-century house would work as a permanent family home or an easy lock-up-and-leave holiday home. It comes with a garage and an easily manageable garden of 368m². The ground floor has a fitted kitchen, dining room and shower room, while on the first floor you’ll find a spacious living room with south-facing windows, three bedrooms and a bathroom.
This typical bourgeois half-timbered house with balcony and terrace was built in the 16th century. The 190m2 property offers three bedrooms, a fitted kitchen, two large living rooms with fireplace, an inner courtyard, outbuilding, attic suitable for conversion and a 700m2 garden. It’s in the heart of a charming village rich in history, with countryside views.
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Cote d’Azur
With this property right in the heart of Nice’s Old Town you actually get €1,000 change from your €150k budget. However, it’s only a 34m2 studio and you’ll need to do a little work to it. Once finished, it would make a fabulous bolthole in the Riviera capital, close to shops, markets, restaurants and the beach. Good holiday rental potential too. Close to Place St-Francois, the third-floor studio offers great views.
This renovated stone house is in a quaint hamlet with lovely views, 2km from a village with amenities, 7km from the town of Brécey and within easy access of all ferry ports. The three-bedroom house has an open-plan living space with a feature stone fireplace, exposed beams and stone wall. It leads through to the fitted kitchen with views of the rear vegetable garden and land. The front garden is mostly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and a covered BBQ area; it continues to the side of the house with a feature working well and large workshop/garage.
Vendée, Pays de la Loire
Just 900 metres from the beach this brand new one-bedroom apartment is within a comfortable and secure complex. It’s in the heart of a small town within walking distance of all amenities and 5O minutes from Nantes (airport and TGV). The 35m² apartment comprises a living area with kitchen, opening onto a balcony, a bedroom and bathroom. There is a videophone to gain access to the building and a barrier to gain access to the private parking space.
This four-bedroom house is in the centre of Couture d’Argenson, a lively village with bar/restaurant, post office, bakers, supermarket and doctor’s surgery. The property is in good general order throughout and comes with a second attached property to renovate which would be ideal as a gîte or guest house. There’s a sunny terrace, courtyard and a further plot close by perfect for a vegetable garden.
If you like wine, the sea and the mountains you’ll love this traditional stone house in the idyllic village of Calce. Set among vineyards, the two-bedroom property is just a 15-minute drive to the lovely city of Perpignan and its airport, 25km from the Mediterranean coast and 1hr30 to the nearest ski station.
Size isn’t everything as this two-bedroom ski apartment balcony and mountain views can sleep up to six people! Located in Flumet in the Espace Diamant ski area, the 37m2 apartment is within a managed residence with an indoor pool and hot tub, with local shops and restaurants in walking distance, and 50m from a chairlift into the ski area. Benefits from hands-off rental options too. Swimming pool and hot tub on complex.
This character house with outbuildings in a picturesque Charolais village dates from the end of the 18th century. Set on 1,269m2 of land with large outbuildings (stables, barn), it has four bedrooms, cellar and an attic with wooden staircase suitable for conversion. In need of modernisation, the property offers period features including tiled floors, lovely windows and an elegant staircase.