French property: what would €100,000 buy you?
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Got a budget of around €100k and wondering what you could buy in France? From the north to the south, these nine properties each have their own appeal – which is the one for you?
Just 10 minutes south of Josselin, known for its castle and medieval town centre, is the village of Guehenno, which has a surprisingly large number of bars, restaurants and shops for it size. On the edge of the village, this renovated three-bedroom property has character features, a loft suitable for conversion, a small fenced garden and a workshop/store room.
It may come as a surprise to learn you could afford a home in the south of France, just half an hour from Nice airport, but that’s what you get with this property. On the first floor of a village house, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment has been recently renovated and has a large lounge/kitchen overlooking the pretty narrow streets of the village.
One of a complex of restored farm buildings, this deceptively spacious four-bedroom cottage is in the heart of a pretty village on the Dordogne/Charente border. Well maintained with no works to do, this property presents an ideal opportunity for someone looking for a ready-to-move-into furnished holiday home which also offers holiday rental potential. The properties are grouped around attractively landscaped gardens, with a communal heated pool. The property is a short drive from Bergerac airport.
This lovely two-bedroom, two-bathroom village house would be ideal as a permanent or holiday home. Some works and updating are required in order to have the comforts of modern day living but with the possibility of retaining original features. Currently the kitchen is situated on the lower ground floor, with a utility room and shower room. On the ground floor, there’s the lounge with a woodburner, then there are two bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor, with office space on the top floor leading onto a sunny roof terrace.
On the banks of the pretty River Risle, this half-timbered Normandy cottage has two bedrooms and space in the attic for expansion. It’s set in a charming village, with some basic shops, a well-stocked antique and bric-a-brac shop, a weekly covered market, and a fine square and church. There is a decent-sized storage space in the basement and the garden could be very pretty. The ferry ports of Caen and Le Havre are about a 1.5-hour drive.
This traditional five-bedroom home has two spacious reception rooms, a large kitchen, large barn, workshop and pleasant gardens overlooking lovely countryside. It’s just 3.5km from the popular market town of Ruffec, which has a TGV train station and many supermarkets. Poitiers with its international airport and TGV service to Paris and Bordeaux is 65km away.
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One of the oldest houses in the village of Treignac, this three-bedroom medieval house, has a courtyard garden and many character features including a stone circular staircase spiralling over five levels. It’s ideally placed to walk to the bakery, local restaurants and bars, and is just 3km from Treignac lake with its beach.
This fully renovated two-bedroom house comes with an attached barn, outbuildings, garden and separate field which would be ideal for a horse. Set off a quiet road in a beautiful little hamlet of just three houses, it’s just a minute’s walk to a glorious fishing lake, and a two-minute drive to amenities including a Michelin-starred restaurant. The property has an open-plan layout downstairs with a large kitchen diner and lounge.
In the centre of the popular ski resort of Alpe d’Huez, this light and spacious (23m²) studio apartment is close to all amenities and offers fantastic south-facing mountain views from the large corner balcony. It is located in a large residence and is sold partly furnished, with a ski locker. Alpe d’Huez is part of the Grandes Rousses massif, and is 59km from Grenoble airport.