13 wonderful French houses on the market in January
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Start the new year with some French property inspiration, from a renovation project for peanuts to a huge Gascon farmhouse.
A lovely four-bedroom house in large gardens with a swimming pool plus a separate apartment just 10 minutes from Sauveterre-de-Béarn.
Guesthouse? Art gallery? Tearooms? Family home with gîtes? There are so many options for this lovely lemony property on the edge of Lagrasse, a Plus Beau Village between Carcassonne and the Med. The tastefully renovated property currently consists of two stylish gites, a four-bedroom family home, an indoor swimming pool and two outbuildings around a courtyard with fountain and trees.
With stables for three horses and over seven hectares of pasture and woodland to enjoy, this farmhouse would be ideal for equestrians or simply a family who enjoys the outdoors. There is also a small lake stocked with carp at the property, which is near the village of Oradour Fanais and 15km from the larger market town of Confolens, which has a cinema and a new hospital. The house has three bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor.
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A short drive from the biggest leisure lake in Brittany is this sweet little stone house with garden. Requiring complete renovation, it currently consists of a downstairs room with corner kitchen and fireplace, and a small attic above. Outside in the 300m2 garden is an outbuilding covered in corrugated sheets. The property is in a hamlet in the commune of Silfiac, which is 10 minutes from Gouarec, 1h45 from Roscoff and 20 minutes from Lac de Guérlédan’s leisure beach.
Just outside the château town of Duras is this handsome stone house with a new swimming pool. It stands in an elevated position in just under a hectare of grounds, which include a small walnut plantation. The main house has four bedrooms, including one on the ground floor, while outside are a one-bedroom studio and a barn (currently a workshop-garage) which could be converted into a gîte, subject to planning consent.
This exceptional equestrian property, near to Champniers in Vienne, is set in 10 acres with far-reaching views. There are several outbuildings with a large barn that has been converted into stabling for horses and ponies, plus there are eight fully fenced paddocks and a training area. With a two-bedroom gîte also included, this property could present a great business opportunity. The main house is a converted barn and is all on one level. It comprises a fitted kitchen/dining room, lounge and two bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms. All rooms have exposed mellow stone and double glazing.
In the small winegrowing commune of St-Mont, 14km upstream from the town of Aire-sur-l’Adour, stands this highly desirable Gascon farmhouse on a rocky outcrop overlooking the valley. Boasting no fewer than 10 bedrooms, four bathrooms, a pool and outbuildings, it is surrounded by 27 hectares of land.
A traditional vine-covered detached house in a quiet village near Villefagnan, is one of four houses included in this impressive property. The main house comprises a living room with corner kitchen, four bedrooms, a shower room and office space, while a gîte contains one bedroom, a living room and shower room. The other two are a part-renovated house and a house in need of complete renovation. There is a pool surrounded by a paved sun terrace.
This property, sold furnished, is located on the banks of the River Loir in Sarthe and could make a lovely rural retreat. All four bedrooms are located on the first floor of the house, while the kitchen, lounge, dining room and shower room are on the ground floor. There are two courtyards and two caves used as cellars dug into the limestone cliff behind the house. The garden is on the riverbank and has steps leading down to a pontoon.
Found in a pretty village with shops in Aunac-sur-Charente, this two-bedroom property comprises a good quality kitchen, dining/living room with a woodburner and shower room. The house also has an attic space which could be converted into a third bedroom. A gravel courtyard sits in front of the house while a garden with terrace is at the back. The property also includes a carport and a 25m² workshop outbuilding.
You will find this pretty four-bedroom stone house in a peaceful hamlet in north Corrèze, a few minutes’ drive from Eygurande and 27km from the larger town of Ussel. The property sits within grounds of 1,720m2 and comes with a covered terrace, wooden cabin, two garages, a stone well and lovely countryside views. The house is well insulated and has electric radiators and two open fires.
Enjoy stunning views of red rooftops and the Albères mountains while soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine on your own terrace in this three-bedroom village house, 20 minutes from department capital Perpignan. The property is spread over four floors, with a lounge, kitchen, utility area and an en-suite bedroom on the first floor. On the second floor there are two bedrooms, a bathroom and a small terrace, and on the third floor is a second living area with lounge, kitchen and dining area and a large terrace. A garage and vast storage space can be found on the ground floor.
This pretty stone house located near Ste Innocence has heaps of character inside and three bedrooms; there’s an old prune oven and an outbuilding in the grounds too.