10 delightful French homes on the market in December
PUBLISHED: 16:49 04 December 2018 | UPDATED: 10:55 17 December 2018
Looking for your dream home in France? Check out this lovely selection of French properties, from a budget cottage to a grand riverside home
Beautifully restored and renovated, this five-bedroom, 18th-century Béarnaise farmhouse with mountain views comes with a swimming pool and 2,000m2 of land. Shops, bars, restaurants and schools can be found nearby in the medieval fortress town of Sauveterre-de-Béarn. Original features such as the stone fireplace and bread oven give this house a traditional homely feel.
Renovated to a high standard, this end-of-terrace house in the leafy countryside of Brittany boasts a good-sized garden with a flat lawn, ideal for playing games and picnicking in the summer. The lounge-diner has a lovely granite fireplace and woodburning stove and the kitchen has a tiled floor and a stove and worktops on a the central island. Upstairs are a mezzanine office/bedroom and a very large bedroom with exposed beams, as well as a wash room with toilet.
Dordogne, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Close to Nontron, at the heart of the lush Périgord Vert area, this attractive house sits in two acres of landscaped grounds. The interiors are beautifully designed in the style of a Parisian home, with wood panelling and silk coverings on the walls. The kitchen was completely refitted in 2016 and there are four bedrooms, two of which are ensuite. The grounds are planted with trees, a rose bed and a vegetable garden.
We love the fir tree motif on the balcony of this three-bedroom chalet overlooking Lake Geneva from the ski resort of Thollon-les-Mémises. Just 20 minutes’ drive from the lakeside resort of Evians-les-Bains, the property is also walking distance from the village supermarket, restaurants and ski lift, which gives access to 50km of piste and 6km of cross-country trails. The lower ground floor offers space to store skis, bikes and car and there’s a separate garage and garden with Jacuzzi.
Seeking splendid isolation? This lovely restored hunting lodge has its own pretty pool, potager and gardens surrounded by 1.2ha of woodland, including chestnuts and oaks. There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate WC, plus an attic used as an occasional bedroom. The property, which has a conservatory dining room, is the commune of Languépie, which is on the banks of the River Aveyron.
Standing in its own wooded park of half an acre, this four-bedroom detached house is close to the market towns of Fruges and Hesdin and less than an hour from Calais and the Channel Tunnel. On the ground floor there is a large entrance hall, a living area with exposed beams and log fireplace, a kitchen-diner, a bedroom and shower room. Upstairs are the three other bedrooms, a bathroom and separate toilet. The home has all the modern comforts of electric heating, double glazing and Velux windows with electric blinds. There is also a wine cellar and garage within the building.
This irresistible cottage in rural Finistère is being sold furnished and has a small easy-care garden, making it a perfect lock-up-and-leave holiday home or rental property. It is located 5km from the shops and less than an hour from Roscoff port, and has been fully modernised and upgraded. On the ground floor is one bright and airy living space with lovely woodburner, tiled floor and beams. There is also a bathroom with shower and a utility room on this level. Upstairs is a large, family bedroom with Velux windows and a wooden floor
With its fairytale half-timbering, this classic south-facing farmhouse in a small hamlet 45 minutes from Toulouse airport is sure to to get hearts racing. Set in three acres of land, it has six ensuite bedrooms, two reception rooms, a dream farmhouse kitchen and views from every room. Outside is a heated salt filter swimming pool offering views over the valley, plus a changing room cabin, several other outbuildings, a garage and large studio or games room. Carcassonne, Gailac and Albi are all within an hour’s drive.
Charente, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Within walking distance of the shops and restaurants of Châteauneuf-sur-Charente, this elegant house sits in the centre of a 3600m2 plot on the edge of the River Charente. There are three double bedrooms; the largest has an ensuite shower room and all have views of the river. The house is equipped with new generation electric radiators and a heat exchange unit with reversible air conditioning, plus a new septic tank compliant in 2016.
Laze on the lagoon, stroll to the restaurant, reach golden beaches within 30 minutes or drive 90 minutes to the Pyrenean pistes. This stylish restored wine cellar is in the heart of Bages, a pretty Aude village on a lagoon next to the Mediterranean. At ground levels is a garage, summer kitchen and courtyard. Above you’ll find a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and open-plan living space with south-facing terrace, while a mezzanine above has a further two bedrooms.