Lakeside life: 8 wonderful houses with a private lake for sale in France

Lakeside life: 8 wonderful houses with a private lake for sale in France

Fishing business? Wellness retreat? Holiday park or secluded swimming spot? How would you enjoy a French property with its own lake? Here are eight lakeside houses on the market in France for between €37,500 and €625,000. 

€520,000, Tarn-et-Garonne
On a hillside overlooking a beautiful valley, this enchanting manor has four good sized bedrooms and is encircled by almost 6ha of private land with two fishing and swimming lakes. The side lake is ideal for swimming and is well stocked with fish, mostly carp and perch. The front lake is perfect for wildlife watching. 

There’s a plum orchard and two workshops-garages at this super property, which is surrounded by nature yet only 10 minutes’ drive from the lively market village of Montaigu de Quercy, 35 minutes from a TGV station and an hour from Bergerac airport.  
Beaux Villages Immobilier 

€37,500, Creuse 
Water project! This Limousin property comprising two detached houses and a lake could be just the ticket for renovation fans. The main house, which needs new windows, kitchen units and rewiring, has two bedrooms, exposed beams and loft space. The second house, which requires complete renovation, is currently composed of four rooms and has an attached barn. 

The property is set in about 1.3 acres with most of the land (including the 1,315m2 lake) across a countryside lane from the main house, which is in a peaceful rural spot in norther Creuse. 

JB French Houses

€199,990, Corrèze 
Whoever renovates this historic former mill will end up with a beautiful lakeside home with water rights set in over a hectare of land near the village of St-Salvadour. With a large attic and basement to convert, the property has bags of potential, and the septic tank already conforms to current standards.  

The lake of nearly 2,400m2 comes with a stream and is surrounded by meadows. There is also an old bread oven and a barn. 
Leggett Immobilier

€181,900, Charente  
Well stocked with carp, rud, roach and trout, the lake that comes with this renovated country house is around 5,000m2 and has a drainage system. It is overlooked by the three-bedroom home, which also benefits from a convertible attic and a self-contained one-bedroom apartment that could perhaps be rented out to visiting anglers.  

Set in about 1.4 ha of land with a swimming pool, small outbuilding and large garage/workshop, the property sits in a peaceful hamlet only eight minutes’ drive from the popular market town of Champagne-Mouton. It has mains water and a conforming septic system, and is 45 minutes from Limoges airport.  
CIC Ruffec

€275,000, Mayenne 
Close to the touristy town of Lassay-les-Châteaux is this detached country house with a private lake and a gîte to renovate. The main house is doubled glazed and has no fewer than five bedrooms – or six if you count a downstairs room that could equally be a home office. There are also three shower rooms/bathrooms on the first floor and two dressing rooms. 

The gîte needs finishing off and has a kitchen-diner, lounge, bedroom and bathroom. The property is set in just under 1.5 acres of land with a shed. 
JB French Houses

€625,000, Haute-Vienne 
With a stunning mill house, fully licensed fishing lake, two gîtes, in-ground swimming pool and games room, this property is a successful up-and-running holiday retreat. The spring-fed 1.5-acre lake is well stocked with fish (biomass 450kg) and set in over 7ha of pasture land and woodland with no near neighbours. Yet it is only 6km from the medieval town of Rochechouart with all amenities and under 3km from the village of Vayres with its boulangerie and village store. Limoges airport is under 40 minutes drive.  

The 19th-century mill house is fully modernised with double glazing and energy-efficient air source heat pumps. It has four or five bedrooms and enjoys fabulous views over the lake. There is also a garage and a small rowing boat is available by separate negotiation. 
Leggett Immobilier

€265,000, Lot-et-Garonne 
Surrounded by more than 2ha of land, this stone-built maison de maître comes with a private lake with water source, plum orchards and forest. It is close to the beautiful bastides of Castillonnès, Eymet and Lauzun and only 20 minutes from Bergerac and its airport.  

The house has three bedrooms, plus a convertible attic and utility room. It would benefit from some internal updating but benefits from a roof that is only eight years old. The grounds also contain a stone-built barn with workshop and two wells.  
Richard Immobilier

€372,060, Dordogne 
Keen to take on an up-and-running fishing business with a large lake, beautiful house and fantastic location? This beauty surrounded by woodland yet only five minutes from the village shops could tick all your boxes. The lake of approximately 3.75 acres boasts good fish stocks and is spring and stream-fed, making it well oxygenated. Thanks to its pisciculture licence, 24-hour fishing is allowed with no permits required. Fishing equipment is included in the sale price and the lake has recently been enclosed by Tornado Wire Otterstop fencing. 

Set in 2.6 ha of land, the house is split into two apartments (a two-bed and a one-bed). There is also a basement that could be transformed into liveable space or kept for fishing equipment storage. And a new septic tank was installed a few years ago.   
Leggett Immobilier

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