9 houses for sale that make us want to drop everything and move to France!

Mansion to renovate in Aude, France

€215,000: mansion to renovate near Carcassonne - Credit: Leggett Immobilier

On the market for between €190,000 and €250,000, these fantastic French properties make us want to start a new life across the Channel right now!


House for sale in Dordogne, France

House for sale in Dordogne - Credit: Agence Eleonor

€220,000, Dordogne 
With the proceeds of a typical terraced house in the UK, you could move to this elegant maison de maître with sweeping views over the Dordogne countryside. It’s in the commune of Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang, less than an hour downstream from all the key tourism sites of the Dordogne and Vézère valleys. 

House for sale in Dordogne, France

House for sale in Dordogne - Credit: Agence Eleonor

There are three bedrooms on the first floor, a fourth bedroom in the separate apartment on the ground floor and plenty of storage space in the attic. The property requires some work, but at this price, that’s understandable. And best of all the only terracing here is in the garden, which runs to almost an acre. 

Agence Eleonor 
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 Stone house with pool for sale in Gers, France

Stone house with pool for sale in Gers - Credit: Compass Immobilier

€238,000, Gers 
With its beams, exposed stone, white walls and pale painted wood, this three-bedroom country home is luring us to the beautiful province of Gascony in south-west France. It’s in a hamlet less than 10 minutes from lively market town Vic-Fezensac and 20 minutes from department capital Auch. 

 Stone house with pool for sale in Gers, France

Stone house with pool for sale in Gers - Credit: Compass Immobilier

The manageable grounds of 600m2 include a pretty oval-shaped pool and a covered terrace for alfresco dining as well as a lawn and vegetable patch. There’s also a spacious outbuilding currently used as a garage and workshop. Toulouse airport is 80 minutes away. 
Compass Immobilier
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Charming house for sale in Dordogne, France

Charming house for sale in Dordogne - Credit: Beaux Villages Immobilier

€244,000, Dordogne 
We can just imagine life in this enchanting and reasonably priced stone double-glazed house a 2km walk from the village restaurant and a short drive from the local market towns of St-Yrieix la Perche or Excideuil. It has four bedrooms (three ensuite including one downstairs), two good-sized outbuildings, a cute old piggery and an alfresco deck at the back.

Charming house for sale in Dordogne, France

Charming house for sale in Dordogne - Credit: Beaux Villages Immobilier

In the half-acre grounds, the barn has potentially renewable permission to convert into extra living space. One side of the roof was replaced in 2007 and the other is fine. 
Beaux Villages Immobilier 
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Restaurant and flat for sale in Charente, France

Restaurant and flat for sale in Charente - Credit: Actous Immobilier

€222,600, Charente 
A tasty business opportunity here! How about taking on this handsome restaurant with one-bedroom flat above is one of the most photographed buildings in Nanteuil-en-Vallée, a touristy village near Ruffec? It is available as a going concern or could, with relevant permission, be reconverted to a house.    

Restaurant and flat for sale in Charente, France

Restaurant and flat for sale in Charente - Credit: Actous Immobilier

Currently, there’s an entrance hall with counter, 23m2 restaurant room, equipped 25m2 kitchen and toilet downstairs, with two more dining rooms and toilet above. On the second floor is a one-bedroom apartment with exposed beams and shower room. There’s also an outbuilding encompassing a utility area, storage room and cellar. 
Actous Immobilier 
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Canche Valley home for sale in Pas de Calais, France

Canche Valley home for sale in Pas-de-Calais - Credit: Hexagone France

€190,500, Pas-de-Calais 
Why pay through the nose for a poky flat in the crowded South East of England when you could have a spacious detached house in the beautiful Canche valley of Pas de Calais for so much less? This blank canvas of a home only one hour from the ferry port of Calais and the Channel Tunnel, has five bedrooms, a three-car garage, parking space for another five cars, a wine cellar, store room and grounds of two-thirds of an acre. 

Canche Valley home for sale in Pas de Calais, France

Canche Valley home for sale in Pas-de-Calais - Credit: Hexagone France

Enjoying uninterrupted lush views, the property is only five minutes from the large village of Beaurainville, halfway between the popular market town of Hesdin and the beautiful fortified town of Montreuil. 
Hexagone France
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House for sale in Lot-et-Garonne, France

House for sale in Lot-et-Garonne - Credit: Richard Immobilier

€230,000, Lot-et-Garonne 
With its covered terrace and tiled roof, this farmhouse looks cute from the outside. But inside it has high ceilings and surprisingly spacious rooms, including a beautiful kitchen-diner with exposed beams. Enjoying the best of both worlds, the property is set in 2,500m2 of land with country views, yet is only five minutes’ drive from the bustling market town of Miramont-de-Guyenne. 

House for sale in Lot-et-Garonne, France

House for sale in Lot-et-Garonne - Credit: Richard Immobilier

The farmhouse has two bedrooms and double-glazed windows and doors. Outside, there’s an above-ground swimming pool, raised vegetable beds, three wooden sheds, a concrete outbuilding and a newly fitted septic tank system.  

Richard Immobilier
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Spa town house for sale in Pyrénées-Orientales, France

Spa town house for sale in Pyrénées-Orientales - Credit: Artaxa

€197,500, Pyrénées-Orientales 
No work to do here. Just arrive in the south of France and start living the good life. In a beautiful spa town at the foot of majestic Mount Canigou, this neat house naturally enjoys fabulous mountain views and could be a nice little earner too.  

Spa town house for sale in Pyrénées-Orientales, France

Spa town house for sale in Pyrénées-Orientales - Credit: Artaxa

It’s in excellent condition (with reversible air-con) and currently arranged as a first-floor two-bedroom apartment and a ground-floor one-bedroom apartment, which the current owners have successfully let to holidaymakers. There’s also a garage/workshop and a rear terrace with a water feature. 

Vernet-les-Bains is surrounded by walking trails and is less than 1h from the ski slopes and only 1h15 from lovely Mediterranean resorts such as Collioure. 
Artaxa
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House for sale in Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany, France

House for sale in Côtes-d'Armor - Credit: Bel Air Homes

€240,875, Côtes-d'Armor 
Want to be in France but close to the ferries back to Blighty? Pas de problème! Brimming with Breton charm and period features, this classic granite and slate house is in the countryside near the popular town of Maël-Carhaix only 1h20 from the port at Roscoff. 

House for sale in Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany, France

House for sale in Côtes-d'Armor - Credit: Bel Air Homes

It has three bedrooms upstairs with an attic above that and is set in a decent-but-not-overwhelming garden of 1,093m² with a covered terrace for alfresco dining, pond and well. 
Bel Air Homes
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Mansion to renovate in Aude, France

Mansion to renovate in Aude - Credit: Leggett Immobilier

€215,000, Aude
Quick! Pack the bags! We're off to fix up this sleeping beauty of a mansion just outside Carcassonne. A renovator's dream, the three-storey property is also in a knock-out location – a quiet village in the middle of wine country 20 minutes from the Unesco World Heritage Site of Carcassonne and 1h15 from Mediterranean beaches.

Mansion to renovate in Aude, France

Mansion to renovate in Aude - Credit: Leggett Immobilier

The mansion is set in 905m2 of land and has four bedrooms and some lovely period features. It is habitable, but needs new electrics, roof, insulation, and other cosmetic works, hence the tantalising price. Are you game? Allons-y! 
Leggett Immobilier