CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to France Magazines today CLICK HERE

Dream French properties: August

PUBLISHED: 12:23 04 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:14 08 August 2017

A pretty house offering privacy near Angoulême, Charente

A pretty house offering privacy near Angoulême, Charente


Find your ideal French property with our selection this month! From a stunning Provençal bastide to a cute cottage near the Minervois Massfi in Corrèze, one of these 12 properties is sure to tempt you...

Near Angoulême, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine


For those looking to enjoy their French home in seclusion, this country house is hidden behind a stone gateway and walled gardens. Located just 10km away from Angoulême (with excellent links from its TGV station), the property is packed with character features, including lovely exposed beams and an impressive stone fireplace. With two to three bedrooms inside plus a two-bedroom gîte attached to the main house, it has heaps of potential.

Attractive and affordable house in VendéeAttractive and affordable house in Vendée

Near Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendée, Pays-de-la-Loire


Set in a private courtyard with two other properties, this detached cottage north of Fontenay-le-Comte enjoys wonderful Vendée views. It’s an ideal holiday base with two bedrooms, a lounge with woodburner and a kitchen-diner. It is currently on well water but with access to mains water if desired. The property is within walking distance of amenities, an hour’s drive from the beach and 40 minutes from the famous Puy du Fou historical theme park.

A spacious villa in the south of FranceA spacious villa in the south of France

Near St-Tropez, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur


Fancy a homegrown Mediterranean lifestyle? This Provençal bastide comes with eight acres of land encompassing a swimming pool, small vineyard, olive grove, orchard, forest and fields. Close to the Gorges du Verdon, it comprises an 18th-century farmhouse with six bedrooms and an independent two-bed apartment with its own terrace. There’s also a sauna, workshop, barn and two garages plus a wine cellar and bar for your homegrown rosé.


Don’t miss

Find your perfect French property at the UK’s largest property exhibition on 16-17 September at Olympia London. As well as thousands of French properties for sale, there are free and informative expert seminars to attend. Register for free tickets now!


Cute little cottage in Orne, NormandyCute little cottage in Orne, Normandy

Near Vimoutiers, Orne, Normandie


This chocolate-box property is ideally located for those who like to hop across the Channel by ferry. It is set in a tranquil residential area and has been traditionally built offering modern fittings and a comfortable living space with bright and perky interiors. There is a fitted and fully equipped kitchen and a large living room with a lovely fireplace and woodburner. French doors lead to a south-facing terrace which boasts beautiful countryside views. You’ll find two bedrooms upstairs, and a bedroom and extra living room in the basement.

This stunning bastide property was recently built near Lorgues in ProvenceThis stunning bastide property was recently built near Lorgues in Provence

Near Lorgues, Var, PACA


You may be surprised to know that this exceptional property was completed just two years ago. The bastide-style house has three bedrooms that are flooded with light and all with en-suite bathrooms. Downstairs is a huge open-plan kitchen with a marble topped island which offers a separation from the dining/living room. The property also has a separate guesthouse, which could make a nice gîte to let out, a stylish pool house overlooking a salt-water swimming pool all in manicured gardens planted with cypress, lavender and olive trees.

A comfortable property in BrittanyA comfortable property in Brittany

Near Morlaix, Finistère, Brittany


Hop off the ferry at Roscoff and in 30 minutes you could be relaxing in this superb five-bed house. It sits in 1.6ha of land bordered by a stream and comes with a swimming pool, a chalet for storage, car pool and garage. There is also a lovely south-west-facing terrace and even a summer kitchen in the garden.


Don’t miss

Where to buy a bargain property in the south of France

How to find your perfect French property from your sofa


Space and luxury in this property in LotSpace and luxury in this property in Lot

Near Cuzance, Lot, Occitanie


This character property has a total of eight bedrooms, giving it excellent B&B potential. particularly as it is located just 20 minutes away from Brive airport. The property has been beautifully renovated throughout and offers luxury and comfort. The main house is found in the central part of the farmhouse, attached to it is an independent apartment. To the left is a separate cottage of 112m2. There is also a detached barn to further convert but part of it has been transformed into a ‘zen room’. In the mature gardens of 2ha, you’ll find a pool and ornamental pond.

Plenty of character in this grand house in CharentePlenty of character in this grand house in Charente

Near Cognac, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine


Beautifully presented inside and out, this detached Charentaise five-bed house is on the edge of a friendly village in the Cognac wine-producing area. The remains of an old abbey are among the outbuildings in the grounds, which boast a private courtyard made from the shell of an old house, complete with ancient fireplace. The local village, 45 minutes from Angoulême, enjoys daily deliveries of bread, pastries and meat, and there are shops in another village nearby.

Gorgeous sea views from this house near CherbourgGorgeous sea views from this house near Cherbourg

Near Cherbourg, Manche, Normandie


This renovated house near Cherbourg boasts breathtaking sea views. The layout includes a vast main living room which is flooded with light from three sides, a large master suite and three other bedrooms, plus a mezzanine space to relax in. The private grounds are fenced and planted with mature trees, while there is also a swimming pool and a sauna in a pool house, as well as a cellar and workshop.


Don’t miss

Has Brexit stopped Brits buying properties in France?

Dream French properties: July


A pretty stone house with lots of space in CorrèzeA pretty stone house with lots of space in Corrèze

Near St-Augustin, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine


Nicely set within 1,683m2 of garden, this pretty stone house has plenty of character, including lovely wooden floors, exposed stone walls and a period fireplace. From the kitchen, back doors lead to a terrace for outdoor dining while there are a total of five bedrooms plus two bathrooms. Outside is a well-maintained garden, a garage and workshop.

A stunning Luberon 'mas' propertyA stunning Luberon 'mas' property

Near Gordes, Vaucluse, PACA


Set among the vines and cherry trees in the Gordes plain with views of the Luberon to the south, this tastefully restored 19th-century stone ‘mas’ has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and heaps of character throughout. A swimming pool is located at the foot of the garden in grounds of 2,937m2.

A grand but welcoming maison de maître in Charente-MaritimeA grand but welcoming maison de maître in Charente-Maritime

Near St-Jean-d’Angely, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine


The beautiful façade of this grand maison de maître offers immediate wow factor. Inside, the property is spacious with a large lounge, a kitchen/dining room, five bedrooms, a bathroom and an attic. The house has typical charentaise stone walls and superb beams. There is also a small barn at the entrance of the property and a pool in the back garden.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Complete France visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Complete France staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Complete France account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from French Property

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Don’t get caught out – it’s as important to understand your legal obligations when selling a property in France as it is when buying one

Read more
Buying guides
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Ruth Wood looks at the French property hotspots where British buyers search for their dream home

Read more
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Seen a bargain French property that just needs a bit of work to turn it into a dream home? If your heart is set on a renovation project, do your sums first, advises architect Nick Adams

Read more
New-build property in France
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A new apartment development is available for investment in the Alpine expat haven of Annecy in Haute-Savoie

Read more
French Alps
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Why your trusty high-street bank might not be the place when it comes to getting the best currency deal

Read more
Buying guides
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Don’t be bamboozled by strange foreign exchange terms – this handy currency transfer jargon buster explains all!

Read more
Buying guides
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Is a ‘notary public’ in the UK the same as a ‘notaire’ in France?

Read more
Buying guides
Monday, July 23, 2018

Dealing with a loved one dying is difficult in any circumstances, let alone in a different country. To simplify the process as much as possible, here are the administrative procedures and legalities you need to know about when dealing with a death in France

Read more
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

With income tax soon to be deducted at source in France, how might this affect you?

Read more
Working in France
Friday, August 24, 2018

Find out how the new flat tax of 30% on income from financial investments works in France

Read more
Subscribe for

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

France Forum

Questions about France? Visit our free France forum to get help and advice from thousands of other Francophiles and expats. Topics include: property, tax, law, travelling, pets, education, healthcare and much more.

Join the forum

Most Read

Join us on social media

France magazine
Living France magazine
French Property News magazine

Enter our competitions

Win books, DVDs, travel and even holidays in France in our great competitions! Take a look at our latest competitions…

Enter now