Splash out – but not that much! For less than €300,000 you could own one of these French properties with perfect pools
What a gorgeous view you get from the heated pool and terrace of this attractive country home surrounded by almost half an acre of lawns flanked by mature trees. Situated near Caylus, with the popular town of St-Antonin-Noble-Val beyond, the property has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There’s a large barn with electricity installed and a small stone building, a raised terrace and a well with filters and a pump connected to the house.
This might just be the most beautiful natural swimming pool we have ever seen – and it comes with an equally attractive house with gas central heating and a new septic tank. Located in a hamlet between Angoulême and Limoges, the property has five bedrooms, a particularly beautiful kitchen-diner a series of glass doors and an attached barn ready to convert, all set in gardens of 3,539 m². The pool is overlooked by two gazebos and surrounded by plants and gravel that filter and purify the water, meaning no chemicals are required.
How about an evening swim looking out over the twinkling lights of St-Pardoux-La-Riviere in northern Dordogne? This six-bedroom house has a privileged spot above the popular village, near Nontron, and is immaculate throughout. It comes with a very large basement, garage and well maintained gardens.
With its curvy green swimming pool and palm tree, this elegant house has a tropical vibe but it’s actually in the foothills of the Pyrénées, with stunning south-facing views over the terrace towards the mountains. Still, the beach at Biarritz is only an hour away.There are three bedrooms (plus a large landing sometimes used as an extra bedroom) an attached garage with utility area and shower, and 3,500m2 of land.
You could really get into your stride in the lovely 12m-long saltwater pool of this 17th-century stone house in a hamlet near the much-loved Lot Valley town of Prayssac.
Set in a lush park of 2,890m2, it has three bedrooms, a bathroom with large Italian shower and a big attic ripe for conversion. A pretty barn and car port for two cars completes the picture.
Can you believe it’s less than €300,000 for this smart Charentaise country house with pool and sauna set in 1,840m2 of gardens an hour from sandy Atlantic beaches? Renovated to a high standard with double-glazing throughout, the five-bedroom property has two staircases and could be split into two dwellings with their own entrances, while the side extension has a shower room and could be turned into a self-contained one-bedroom flat.
€285,000 Tarn-et-GaronneWe love the cosy and private feel of this pool and its charming cottage, which sits off the square of a well-maintained small village 10 minutes from the shops of Najac and 90 minutes from Toulouse airport. Currently, the property, which has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, is being rented out as a gîte but it could just as easily make a family home or holiday home with the delights of the Causses de Quercy regional park and the towns of Villefranche de Rouergue and St-Antonin-Noble-Val close by.
How wonderful it would be to swim in this pool with far-reaching views over the rolling countryside of southern Charente. The pool comes with a traditional central-heated French farmhouse with four bedrooms and two shower rooms, with one of each on the ground floor. The property is set in two acres of lawned gardens with covered terraces and spectacular views in a quiet rural location between the towns of Blanzac-Porcheresse and Montmoreau.
Imagine being able to walk out of this charming French farmhouse and step straight into this kidney-shaped salt water swimming pool. Beautifully light and bright with a balcony overlooking the pool and hectare of grounds, the property is in a small hamlet 45 minutes from Bergerac airport and only five minutes from the market town of Condezaygues, with its shops, restaurants and train station. The house has two bedrooms on the first floor, a one-bedroom flat on the garden floor and convertible attic with space for three more bedrooms.
For less than the price of an average home in the UK, you could own this two-bedroom stone cottage with its gorgeous pool overlooking tranquil Quercy countryside and sunflowers. Between Cahors and Agen, it’s just a few kilometres from a beautiful historic bastide with bars, restaurants, bakery, shops and weekly market, while Toulouse airport is just 70 minutes away. Wooden beams, exposed stone, a large fireplace – tick, tick, tick!