5 French properties for sun-lovers

Village house with pool in Charente for 212,000 euros

Village house with pool in Charente for 212,000 euros - Credit: Archant

If heading to sunnier regions is one of your main reasons for buying in France then take a look at these 5 properties ideal for sun-lovers, from an apartment on the French Riviera to a private island in Gironde

Studio apartment in Nice for 149,000 euros

Studio apartment in Nice for 149,000 euros - Credit: Archant

Near Villefagnan, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

€212,000

With a south-facing terrace and swimming pool, this 19th-century village house near Villefagnan is ideal for those who want to soak up the sun. It currently comprises a two-bedroom house and attached, self-contained gîte but could be used as a four-bedroom house.

Restored house with pool in Lot for 399,000

Restored house with pool in Lot for 399,000 - Credit: Archant

www.tic-ruffec.comNice, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

€149,000

This studio apartment is situated near the Masséna museum in the heart of Nice and just a five-minute walk from the beach and the city’s famous Promenade des Anglais. Recently renovated and being sold fully furnished, this would be a great holiday home or rental.

Stone farmhouse in Languedoc-Roussillon for 495,000 euros

Stone farmhouse in Languedoc-Roussillon for 495,000 euros - Credit: Archant

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Les Quatres-Routes-du-Lot, Lot, Midi-Pyrénées

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€399,000

Former mill house on a private island in Gironde for 988,000 euros

Former mill house on a private island in Gironde for 988,000 euros - Credit: Archant

This restored character house a mile from the commune of Les Quatre-Routes-du-Lot sits in mature landscaped gardens with several terraces and a saltwater pool. There are four bedrooms, a fitted kitchen with dining area, a living room and a vaulted wine cellar.

www.allez-francais.comPyrénées-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

€495,000

Beautifully renovated, this stone masis full of character and offers three bedrooms. It is completely self-sufficient with solar power, its own water supply and wood-fired central heating. There are four acres of land and views of the Pyrenees.

www.artaxa.comGironde, Aquitaine

€988,000

Located on a private island beside its own weir, this former mill house has been renovated into a stunning seven-bedroom home that could be used as a chambres d’hôtes, and includes more than six acres of land with a saltwater pool, boules pitch, covered terraces and a conservatory.

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