A budget of €200,000 can buy you a lot of property in France. Here are 5 properties to get you started including an apartment in a 19th-century château, a house on the Côte d’Azur and a character cottage in Charente
This charming character cottage in the historic hilltop village of Ste-Agnès, not far from Menton, is set over several levels. The ground floor houses a lovely kitchen and dining area; upstairs is a sitting room with lovely views while the spacious bedroom and storage are on the third floor. Below, another area could be converted into a studio apartment. It’s the perfect base for a holiday home on the Côte d’Azur for €199,950.
Near Langon, Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Fancy living in an historic French château but can’t afford one? This 19th-century château has been converted into 11 apartments so you can enjoy château living for less than €200,000! This two-bedroom apartment has a living room, dining room and kitchen and the château has 3 hectares of land and a covered swimming pool for you to enjoy. It is just 5 minutes from Langon and 40km from Bordeaux.
This charming cottage is the last house in a hamlet so isn’t overlooked and has views of the surrounding countryside. There is scope for improvements but the cottage is immediately habitable and has double-glazed windows and new electric radiators. There is a kitchen/dining room, sitting room with fireplace, two double bedrooms, a bathroom and storage area. The private garden is 500m² and there is a ruined outbuilding and stone barn. The popular town of Huelgoat is a short drive away and the ferry port of Roscoff is less than an hour’s drive.
Brimming with character, this cottage can be bought complete with its furniture to create an instant welcoming home on the edge of the Périgord Vert. Recently reduced to €109,000, it’s in the village of Grassac, near Angoulême and Nontron. On the ground floor there’s a kitchen-diner and bedroom. Upstairs is the master en-suite bedroom and a mezzanine lounge while the attic could be converted to make a large third bedroom. Outside there’s a utility area, outbuilding and garage.
This traditional stone cottage has been sympathetically renovated and is now a charming home in the Périgord-Limousin natural park. Set in an acre of land in a peaceful hamlet, this property is a peaceful rural retreat but only 25 minutes from Limoges airport and 5 minutes from the historic town of Châlus with all amenities. The cottage has three double bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen/dining room and living room as well as an outdoor dining area and heated swimming pool.