French properties to make your heart skip for sale in July
PUBLISHED: 08:30 10 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:58 16 July 2018
Looking for a house in France? From Provençal villas to fully furnished farmhouses, here is a selection of beautiful French properties on the market in July you will love.
Near St-Pierre-de-Juillers, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Once, this beautiful property in Charente-Maritime was the site of the village boulangerie, but today you won’t need much dough to buy it and sit by the pool enjoying your croissants. The €230,000 price includes the three-bedroom house plus a two-bedroom guest cottage with the original cast-iron bread oven set into the wall. The south-facing property comes with a pool, games barn, two-level garage and summer kitchen. St-Jean d’Angély is 15 minutes away and La Rochelle just 1h10.
Fos, Hérault, Occitanie
With five bedrooms and five bathrooms, this impressive property in Fos, one of the seven communes that produce Faugères AOC wine, has plenty of living accommodation inside and there’s no shortage of outside space either. Private and not overlooked, the garden includes several terraces with stunning views of the surrounding hills, while the large swimming pool is sure to be put to good use thanks to the plentiful southern sunshine.
In Nolay, Côte d’Or, Burgundy Franche Comté
With its wonky, red colombage façade, charmingly bent beams and mismatched pillars, this property is a much-photographed landmark in the medieval village of Nolay, Burgundy. It has been beautifully restored and is currently run as a highly rated B&B and gîte with an annual turnover of €26,000 with seasonal opening only. The property comprises a main one-bedroom home for the owners, four B&B rooms – including one suite – and a two-bedroom gîte. The house sits opposite a popular restaurant, also with a half-timbered façade, and is metres away from the village church.
Near Ste-Estèphe, Dordogne, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Donkeys, goats, sheep, chickens – you could keep them all at this 3.6-acre property in Dordogne, yet still stroll into the village for your daily bread or dinner with friends. Some of the decor in the five-bed farmhouse is a bit dated but the huge vaulted kitchen-diner is bang up to date and beautiful. For the price tag of €212,000 you also get two bathrooms, a laundry room, games room, cellar, huge barn and lovely country views, all within walking distance of the leisure lake and beach at Ste-Estèphe.
St-Hilaire-de-Voust, Vendée,Pays de la Loire
This characterful spacious farmhouse has been entirely renovated, and comes with two gîtes, swimming pool, barns and even a little vineyard! The property is situated on a hill with uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. The main house has three bedrooms and retains many period features with beams and exposed stone walls. The self-contained gîtes have two bedrooms. The village of St-Hilaire is two minutes away and La Châtaigneraie with all amenities is a 12-minute drive. The airport of La Rochelle and the Atlantic beaches are one hour away.
La Rosière, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
With views over the Tarentaise valley and Les Arcs ski area, the Lodge Heméra is a small chalet of brand new apartments in the heart of La Rosière, a resort that links with La Thuile in Italy. A stone’s throw from all amenities and the ski slope, the south-facing apartments are built to high standards in traditional Savoyard style and are available to buy on a leaseback arrangement. Prices start at €283,334 for a two-bedroom apartment with parking, furniture, cellar and ski locker.
Near Eauze, Gers, Occitanie
Ticking all the boxes, this well-maintained five-bedroom, three-bathroom property comes with a beautiful garden, a pool, a garage-workshop and a gîte. It also has charm in spades, thanks to its half-timbered thick walls, stone fireplaces and terracotta tomette tiles. The property is set at the end of a lane in a quiet rural setting just five minutes from a small but vibrant village with shops and services. The small town of Eauze – capital of the Armagnac region – is just 15 minutes away and the property i equidistant from the airports at Toulouse and Bordeaux, both two hours away.
Near Pertuis, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
A year in Provence is not enough, but a life in the Luberon would be just fine, especially if you owned this 17th-century five-bedroom farmhouse. Set in 1.5ha of mature gardens, it’s surrounded by the vineyards of the south Luberon foothills. Period features abound in a house with two reception rooms, a music room/library, a study and self-contained studio. But you will probably spend most of your time outside in the pool, jacuzzi, vineyard or barn with workshop.
Graissessac, Hérault, Occitanie
Located 90 minutes from Montpellier in the village of Graissessac, this traditional house benefits from modern double glazing and a new roof. Inside the stone-built property there is an open-plan kitchen/living area plus three bedrooms, while a large cellar provides plenty of useful storage space. Outside space includes a terrace and a garden covering 295m2 of land. With such an affordable price tag, there should be money left over to enjoy life in the south of France.
Near Meyssac, Corrèze, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Start living the dream straight away with this stunning stone house, being sold fully furnished. Boasting sweeping views of the countryside near Meyssac, it is set in a quiet area just 10 minutes from the shops. The two-bedroom property was recently renovated and has pretty terraced gardens with a pool, summer kitchen and patio. Inside, there’s a nice dining area and a spacious kitchen, equipped with modern units. Both bedrooms, one on the ground floor, the other on the first floor, have ensuite bathrooms.
Near Lauzun, Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle Aquitaine
It’s easy to see why agent Samm Khoury, of Richard Immobilier, chose this as her ultimate dream home. Located just south of the Dordogne border, it oozes character and has been recently restored to a high standard.The property is actually two detached stone-built houses for the price of one, offering income potential. The main farmhouse has seven bedrooms – four of which are ensuite – plus an attic, a cellar and a lovely stone archway.The second house comprises four bedrooms, a utility room and a garage. There is a swimming pool in the large grounds and the property has an idyllic position on the edge of a village just over 20 minutes south of Bergerac.
Near Nuits-St-Georges, Côte-d’Or, Burgundy Franche Comté
Are you looking for the type of property that you can walk straight into, not do any work to, and have a ready-made business already set up for you? Then this very pretty B&B could be the property for you! Decorated to a high standard, it is located in the heart of Burgundy, nine kilometres from Nuits-St-Georges and its famous wine vineyards. Set in a quiet village location, the property has eight bedrooms and a beautiful garden with swimming pool. The well established B&B is ready to continue with new owners, with returning guests and a good website.