Move straight in! Beautifully presented French homes under €200,000
PUBLISHED: 12:21 10 July 2019 | UPDATED: 14:10 10 July 2019
Why break your back or the bank doing up a French property when you can buy one of these dreamy renovated homes and still have change from €200,000?
€147,150: Large village house in Charente-Maritime
Drop your suitcases and relax in the sunshine state! This immaculately presented five-bedroom house needs no work and is in a village with restaurants. The beach is just an hour away as is La Rochelle airport, or its 35 minutes to Surgères, which connects to Paris in two hours by high-speed rail.
Surrounded by sunflower fields and set in a manageable garden with plunge pool, the property is situated between the market towns of Aulnay and St Jean D'Angèly which have all commerces, school and colleges, plus an English-speaking doctor and lively international community. If you really must do some DIY, there is always a partially renovated two-bedroom annexe to complete.
€159,000: Bastide village house in Lot-et-Garonne
What a handsome house this is in the lively fortified village of Tournon d'Agenais one hour from Bergerac airport. Being sold mostly fully furnished, it has been renovated over recent years and has three bedrooms, a shaker-style kitchen, two new bathrooms, cellar, double glazing, good insulation and plenty of character.
There's no garden but the top storage room could be turned into a roof terrace and there's space outside for an evening apéritif or morning coffee.
€133,750: Country house in Charente
Minutes from the picturesque riverside village of Nanteuil-en-Vallée, this recently renovated stone house has a brand new fosse septique (septic tank) and sweeping country views. All the accommodation is on the ground floor, which has lovely chestnut flooring, although you could convert the large attic if the existing two to three bedrooms are not enough.
Off the master ensuite bedroom, you'll find not only a dressing room but also a gym which could easily make a third bedroom. The surrounding gardens of 1,328m2 are mainly laid to lawn and there's space for two cards or a motorhome in the open hangar.
€169,000: Country home in Manche
With easy access to the Channel ports of Normandy and Brittany, this smart cottage is at the end of a no-through road just a few minutes' drive from the riverside town of Torigni-sur-Vire. Just wait till you see the idyllic garden with its mature trees and shrubs, spring-fed ponds, veggie plot, cider orchard and outbuildings.
The home has dual aspect reception rooms and two spacious bedrooms as well as an attached workshop and a gravel drive with carport.
€124,000: House with pool in Tarn-et-Garonne
Can't you just feel the Midi sun shining on this gem of a house being sold fully furnished in Quercy country? Luckily there's no work to do so you can cool off in the pool, read a book under the covered terrace or go for a walk in your landscaped grounds of 2,327m2, which includes woodland.
The house has one bedroom plus a mezzanine and is only minutes from the shops, markets and restaurants of Montaigu de Quercy so the property has excellent rental value too.
€173,000: Semi-detached village house in Aude
Renovated to a high standard with an artistic eye and hand-crafted terracotta floor tiles, this three-bedroom semi-detached home sits in the picture perfect village of Montgaillard overlooking Aude's Corbières vineyards.
There is plenty of terracing on which to bask in the sun and enjoy the local wine while inside is a spacious and beautifully decorated house on mains drainage with off-road parking, garage and woodstore. What more could you ask for?
€93,500: Hamlet house in Vienne
With change from €100,000. you could drop your suitcases at this detached three-bedroom house in Vienne and start enjoying the good life. Its old fireplace and woodburner is a real focus point in the lounge and there's also a large kitchen-diner on the ground floor.
Upstairs are three bedrooms and a bathroom while outside you can access the cellar, large courtyard, well-maintained garden, large garage-workshop and even outside toilet with shower. The local shops and supermarkets of Civray are just 15 minutes away.
€178,200: House in a Mayenne hamlet
What a handsome home, and the views are lovely from inside too! This detached is in a peaceful hamlet just a few minutes' drive away from Villaines-la-Juhel on the edge of the Normandie Maine regional park just 1h40 south of Caen's ferry port. Tastefully decorated and double glazed while retaining original features, the house has three bedrooms, a lounge with woodburner, a large kitchen-diner and a separate dining room as well as useful utility room and cloakroom. Outside, in the 2,898m2 of grounds, there's a huge stone barn with parking for several vehicles.
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