From a bargain renovation project to a beautifully renovated home with château views, these six idyllic French properties are all on the market for less than €250,000
€122,898 Côtes d’Armor
This beautifully renovated two-bedroom two-bathroom stone cottage is in the beautiful countryside of central Brittany, just 300m from a fishing lake and 40 minutes from the beach. It’s on a no-through road in a tiny hamlet and comes with 1,211m2 of land with a garden shed and a wood storage area. You can even buy the house fully furnished.
It may be in a quaint rural hamlet, but this two-bedroom cottage is double glazed, with underfloor heating, an eco-friendly air source heat pump and recently installed wiring and fosse septique – not to mention it can access local fibre optic broadband. The grounds of more than an acre contain a stone outbuilding and above-ground swimming pool, and the property is only 3.5km from the pretty town of Pre-en-Pail-St-Samson, which has all amenities.
Looking for a turnkey B&B business with bookings for next season on the popular Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route? Look no further than this gorgeous cottage on a pedestrian lane in the heart of an historic Gascon village. Being sold fully furnished, it was originally three separate 12th-century stone houses but has been cleverly melded into a five-bedroom four-bathroom property, with an independent one-bed gîte and space to create three more bedrooms.
Get two chocolate box cottages for the price of one! This beautiful oak-framed chalet with exposed beams and large sliding glazed doors was built just 15 years ago near the touristy village of Payzac. It has three bedrooms, outbuildings and an acre of land but, perhaps even more exciting, is the cottage just across the lane just waiting to be renovated.
A meteorite that struck the area 200 million years ago provided the rock for this stunning riverside cottage beneath the ancient ramparts of Rochechouart. The ground floor of the idyllic property, with its amazing view of the famous château, has been raised above the normal flooding level of the river and has never flooded during the current owner’s 30 years of ownership. It has three bedrooms and a manageable garden with fishing rights within the river, and is only a five-minute walk from all the many amenities of Rochechouart town centre.
Ok, there is a lot of renovation work to do, but this cute two-storey property has all the makings of a chocolate box cottage with exposed stone and beams in south-west France. So far it has water and electricity connected but no drainage or fosse septique. Set in 1,130m2 of rural land including a part-walled garden with stone sheds, it is just five minutes’ drive from the popular market town of Sauzé Vaussais, which has shops, restaurants and supermarkets.
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