Social but distanced: beautiful French properties for sale on the edge of villages and towns

PUBLISHED: 09:00 09 September 2020 | UPDATED: 09:38 09 September 2020

Village house with gite for sale in Charente with CIC Ruffec

Village house with gite for sale in Charente with CIC Ruffec

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Seeking a French home with land, space and privacy but within walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants? Check out these seven pandemic-proof properties

Longere for sale in Deux Sevres with Beaux Villages ImmobilierLongere for sale in Deux Sevres with Beaux Villages Immobilier

€219,350, Deux-Sèvres

This tastefully renovated longère is only a short walk from the village of La Chapelle Thireuil with its restaurant and bakery. Yet it’s situated in a peaceful hamlet within a private courtyard boasting several solid outbuildings and a big garden with summer kitchen. The layout of five bedrooms and two bathrooms can easily be arranged into guest accommodation so there’s gîte potential here too.

Beaux Villages Immobilier

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Chateau on the edge of a village in Correze on the sale with Leggett ImmobilierChateau on the edge of a village in Correze on the sale with Leggett Immobilier

€349,800, Corrèze

It’s in need of restoration, but with change from €350,000 you could have this handsome château near the Dordogne border in Corrèze. And no, it’s not in the middle of nowhere like some country piles but on the edge of a thriving village not far from the Vézère valley and only 23km from Brive-la-Gaillarde. It has the potential to make several ensuite bedrooms and is set in well of a hectare of land.

Leggett Immobilier

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House in Morbihan on the market with Office Notarial Le MeurHouse in Morbihan on the market with Office Notarial Le Meur

€160,000 (or near offer), Morbihan

Even though it comes with over an acre of land, this spacious Neo-Bretonne house is near the centre of Gourin, a popular town with shops, schools and lake in Morbihan. The house is on mains drainage and has five bedrooms and a large cellar.

Office Notarial Le Meur

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€270,000, Dordogne

House near the River Dordogne on sale with Leggett ImmobilierHouse near the River Dordogne on sale with Leggett Immobilier

Just wait till you see the stunning view from this spacious house a stroll from one of the official most beautiful villages in France – appropriately named Belvès, which means ‘beautiful view’. Built in 1982 from top quality materials (see the elm staircase), the four-bedroom house with gently sloping garden needs updating now, but that seems fair enough for a large property minutes from some of the top tourist sites in the Dordogne Valley.

Leggett Immobilier

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€197,726, Dordogne

Bungalow near Bergerac on the market with Beaux VillagesBungalow near Bergerac on the market with Beaux Villages

Drink in the big blue skies and lawns of almost an acre from the terrace of this neat bungalow overlooking vines a few kilometres outside Bergerac. Who would have thought you could stroll to the commune’s two fabulous restaurants and drive to the airport in less than 10 minutes! The property has three bedrooms and a garage.

Beaux Villages Immobilier

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€525,000, Var

Var Villa with views on sale with Leggett ImmobilierVar Villa with views on sale with Leggett Immobilier

Wow! It’s only 30km to the glitzy Côtes-d’Azur or 40km to a ski resort from this Var villa, but why on earth would you want to leave when you have this beautiful pool, a big garden and fabulous views over the countryside, all within walking distance of the gorgeous (and exceptionally sunny) village of Montauroux? The villa is nicely presented with three bedrooms, double glazing and reversible air con, and the turquoise River Siagne is only 6km away.

Leggett Immobilier

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€243,800, Charente

Village house with gite for sale in Charente with CIC RuffecVillage house with gite for sale in Charente with CIC Ruffec

Rural bliss on the edge of a French village with lots of amenities – it’s a dream scenario summed up by this pretty stone house with gîte and pool. Within walking distance of Aunac, it’s a beautiful three-bedroom house with one-bed gîte and in-ground swimming pool set in over 2,000m2 of land, with gorgeous views.

Compagnie Immobilière Charentaise

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