Dream French properties: June
PUBLISHED: 13:10 30 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:41 30 May 2017
Find your perfect French property with our selection this month! From a rural retreat in Dordogne to a luxury villa on the French Riviera, we’ve got 11 French properties to tempt you
This beautifully renovated six-bedroom house is set in 0.71 acres of gardens with a swimming pool. The light interior boasts exposed stone walls, beams and oak stairs. There is an adjacent building with a large living room with fireplace, bathroom and two double bedrooms overlooking a private courtyard, which could be easily converted into a gîte. Outside there is an enclosed garden, a covered terrace, swimming pool, an orchard, and other outbuildings.
Take this charming fermette in the sunny department of Corrèze, south of Limoges and nicely placed between two national parks. Sitting in grounds of some 2,326 m², it comes with a large stone barn, a decked terrace, a well-established garden and, of course, the swimming pool with electric cover in the front garden. Despite the house’s compact look, its pretty stone walls enclose 105m2 of living space including four bedrooms (the master has an en-suite shower and dressing room) and an open-plan lounge/kitchen-diner with exposed beams and an original fireplace. Situated in a quiet hamlet, the house is just down the road from the small town of Lubersac and only a few minutes’ drive from the town of Arnac-Pompadour, which is world famous for its horses.
With its beautiful tiles and warm pink patio, the pool of this immaculate villa has overtones of a Roman baths complex. Only you wouldn’t have to share it with the populace as this is 21st century luxury living on the French Riviera. After drying off in the Mediterranean sunshine you might like to relax on your south-facing terrace and drink in the stunning views of the nearby Gulf of St-Tropez, or take a relaxed stroll around your villa. Built in 1992 in the traditional Provençal style and finished with old roof tiles, it boasts a huge 50m² living room, five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a summer lounge. Outside, there is parking for no fewer than five cars including a double garage. There is also an automatic watering system for the garden, electric gates with videophone security and even your own boulodrome. Situated in the commune of Grimaud, the property is two kilometres from the nearest town and a short stroll from the beach.
This recently renovated three-bedroom 19thcentury farmhouse with 1.3 hectares is set back from the road with a private drive. Inside, the property has been tastefully renovated, retaining all of its historic charm. The large open-plan dining room boasts a stone fireplace with logburner, exposed stone walls, beams and wide floorboards. This home would suit someone who is looking to move in without any work, and with ample outside space, it would be possible to keep a horse or other livestock. There is an above-ground pool, a natural pond, and there is even a resident peacock.
Right in the heart of Dordogne’s crowd-pulling Vézère valley, with its prehistoric caves, is this traditional Périgordine stone house with a 10-year-old two-bedroom guest house next to it. The property also boasts a swimming pool and decent-sized garden as well as a small workshop. In a busy town and just a short drive from the tourist centre of Les Eyzies, the property is on the market for €212,000.
Sure, it looks unloved now, but this spacious maison de maître in a picturesque village could be a majestic home or B&B one day. Facing south and close to beaches, mountains, Toulouse and Carcassonne, it has 10 rooms, attic space and substantial grounds leading to a creek. A new roof, oil-fired central heating and electricity (to the first floor) have been added, reflected in the negotiable price of €279,000.
This beautiful 18th-century house in Dordogne is set in 1.79 hectares with a peaceful garden and outdoor swimming pool. With five bedrooms, three bathrooms and outbuildings that could be converted, there’s plenty of room for guests. The kitchen really is the heart of the house with stone walls, a beautiful Belfast sink, cosy fireplace and wooden worktops and double doors that open out to the garden and sprawling countryside views. There is also a built-in bread oven in the basement wine cellar.
Imagine breathing in the scent of lavender as you glide through the waters of this wonderfully private salt water swimming pool in the countryside of south-west France. A tall hedge to one side maintains your peaceful seclusion while the other side offers a feeling of space. As you perfect your stroke, you can admire the façade of this elegant five-bedroom, four-bathroom Charentaise house set in 1,600m² of land. It boasts sun terraces, a garage and gravel driveway, plus a pretty walled garden laid to lawn and flowerbeds with a gate onto a quiet country lane. Just four kilometres from the lively village of Néré and little more than an hour’s drive to the popular port (and airport) of La Rochelle, it could make a perfect holiday home or permanent residence with the option to create B&B accommodation as it boasts two staircases. Inside, the house has a fresh, clean look with white walls and exposed beams. The modern farmhouse-style kitchen leads onto a utility room, and the new owners can also enjoy a sauna cabin and games room.
Near Salvagnac, Tarn, Occitanie
This newly renovated spacious country house, with a heated swimming pool and pool house, is set in around two acres of gardens. With five bedrooms and four bathrooms, the property offers plenty of space and the rooms are well appointed. The new kitchen/dining room (25m²) has a woodburning stove, exposed stone walls and an oak beamed ceiling. The spacious lounge (40m²) opens onto the terrace and garden. The property is situated a few minutes from the lively town of Gaillac, and Toulouse-Blagnac airport is a 45-minute drive away.
This characterful three-bedroom farmhouse is situated in an idyllic, private setting, with fishing lake, stables and more than seven hectares of land. There is a summer room for outside dining or simply a place to sit and take in the view. The house has been renovated while keeping its character, and there is a large kitchen-diner with a wood-burning stove. The town of Availles-Limouzine with all amenities is a 10-minute drive and Confolens is 20 minutes away. Limoges airport can be reached in 50 minutes and Poitiers is just over an hour away.
Taninges, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Chalet chic doesn’t come much better than this four-bedroom Haute-Savoie house with superb mountain views and year-round appeal. Built by local artisans in 2010, it is 60km from Geneva airport and close to amenities as well as the Grand Massif and Portes du Soleil ski areas. The chalet, for sale at €790,000, has an open-plan layout, a master bedroom with terrace, a cave and aerothermal heating.