French properties for sale in June you have to see
PUBLISHED: 17:41 04 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:03 19 June 2018
Looking for a house in France? From affordable châteaux to cute stone cottages, here is a selections of beautiful French properties on the market in June you will love.
Near Poitiers, Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
The Channel 4 TV programme seems to have produced a rush of buyers keen to snap up a French château. This six-bedroom 1800s property has been completely renovated and comes with a lovely swimming pool, stables, caretaker’s house and various outbuildings, all set in 10ha of land bordered by a river. It’s well located too, just 40km south of Poitiers and its international airport
Near Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur
This stunning property is set up on the hills on the Riviera. Completely renovated 10 years ago by the current owners, the house has lovely character features typical of the area and spacious rooms. There are five bedrooms, four of which are ensuite, a large lounge with fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and an extra shower room. Located in a quiet spot, the property has amazing views of the rolling countryside down to the sea, which you can enjoy from any of the large terraces, balconies and private spaces outside. There’s also a fabulous heated swimming pool and poolhouse surrounded by pretty landscaped gardens planted with Mediterranean plants.
Near Marsac, Creuse, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
This attractive stone property is actually two dwellings – a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house and an attached workshop recently converted into a two-bedroom home. It has a cellar, a garage, a wood store and a decent-sized garden of 1,329m2 and is set on a quiet road with no passing traffic as such, yet within walking distance of a village with shops, a bar and restaurant. The price? Just €145,000. A few minutes’ drive away is Marsac, a larger village with a train station, mini-market, hairdresser’s, baker’s, chemist, bar, two restaurants and an outdoor pool. Within half an hour’s drive are the larger towns of Souterraine (famous for its medieval tower), the Creuse capital Guéret and Bourganeuf, beyond which is Lac de Vassivière, a large reservoir with beaches, safe swimming areas, watersports, free taxi boat and bar-restaurants. Limoges airport is less than an hour away.
Near Plumelec, Morbihan, Brittany
What a gem! On sale for just €40,000 or a close offer, this one-bedroom detached cottage has been successfully rented out as a holiday home for 11 years, and it’s easy to see why. It is only two hours from St-Malo ferry port and only 30 minutes north of the historic town of Vannes on the beautiful Gulf of Morbihan. There is a manageable garden of 500m2 for alfresco fun and the nearby village of Plumelec has a butcher’s, bakery, pharmacy, garage, post office and grocery store.
Near Richelieu, Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Brimming with character, this pristine property is in Vienne, but is actually closer to the Loire town of Saumur than the departmental capital Poitiers. Sitting on a 3,000m2 wrap-around garden with a double-height barn, fruit trees and space for a pool, it has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two living rooms, one of which could be sealed off to create independent living quarters. The longère is on the market for €199,500 and is in a hamlet between Loudun and Richelieu.
Near Boussens, Haute-Garonne, Occitanie
If you thought you had to be a multimillionaire to buy your own castle, this 19th-century château will make you think again. Set in a fenced park of 1.5 hectares, the property comprises nine bedrooms and five bathrooms across three levels. It has been completely renovated to accommodate modern comforts, including a heated salt swimming pool and outbuildings that have been converted into guest rooms.
Near St-Mathieu, Haute-Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
This charming village house is just as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. There are three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a cosy lounge and a kitchen/diner, all with plenty of original features, plus a garden that is 25m away from the house and a barn. It’s situated in a village with basic amenities, 45 minutes from Limoges airport and only 10 minutes from the pretty Haute-Charente lakes. Surely the price of €95,700 can’t be right?!
Near Aurignac, Haute-Garonne, Occitanie
Backing onto a stream, this renovated mill house has fairy-tale charm. The property comprises six bedrooms, a wine cellar and a spacious living/dining room with sliding doors that open out to the terrace. The independent guest house is convenient for hosting visitors and there are several outbuildings. Located on the edge of a quiet village yet only one hour from Toulouse, this property offers the best of both worlds.
Near Sarrazac, Lot, Occitanie
In northern Lot, this typical small mill, on three levels, is ripe for restoration (potential 65m2), with grinding equipment still in place and a pond to refill. On a plot of 8,000m2 in the middle of meadow with copses, it’s 10 minutes from the A20 junction, 20 minutes from Brive and five minutes from shops.
Near Coutances, Manche, Normandy
This smart stone cottage with 1.3 acres of land is located on the outskirts of Notre-Dame-de-Cenilly, a village 20 minutes south-east of Coutances. All the rooms overlook the huge garden. The bathroom and utility shower room are downstairs while upstairs are three decent-sized bedrooms (one ensuite) plus another toilet, An interconnecting door leads to a neat gîte with kitchen-diner and two bedrooms.
Near Alban, Tarn, Occitanie
The setting for this collection of three homes is truly spectacular, with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Sitting on a plot of more than 1.3 hectares, the three homes have been renovated to a high standard and each has its own outside space, making it perfect for gîte accommodation. A fantastic buy in a peaceful and picturesque location, with amenities 7km away.
Near Mansle, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
This pretty three-bedroom home is also a B&B with two en-suite rooms for guests on the other side of the property. There are lovely period features including parquet flooring in the hallway, woodburners in the kitchen and sitting room, oak beams and exposed stone walls. Decorated to a high standard, this home also benefits from a good energy rating, with insulation and double glazing. The house sits in mature gardens with above-ground pool on a total plot of approximately one third of an acre. Only 3kms from the local bakery, bar and restaurant.
Near Montsalvy, Cantal, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Drag your gaze from the awesome Auvergne views and inviting pool for a moment and consider this. For €399,950 – a smidgen higher than the price of an average detached house in the UK – you could own this above-average four-bedroom house in Cantal set in five acres of land with a walled vegetable garden, orchard, walnut grove and swimming pool. Built just 17 years ago, it’s 4km from the village of Montsalvy, which has shops, bars, eateries and amenities, including tennis courts.