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Pretty country cottages, rambling chateaux and village pieds-à-terre will always be sought after by Brits looking to buy in France. But sometimes, as the hugely popular Netflix series Selling Sunset has reminded us, it’s just fun to look at very big, very beautiful, very expensive houses. So here are a few of them.
1. €934,650, Loire-Atlantique
This fabulous villa brings a taste of California to Pays de la Loire. The spacious and contemporary home offers five bedrooms including an impressive master suite. Outside there’s a summer veranda looking out onto the heated swimming pool and the beautiful golf course which the property borders, along with a scenic lake. This a home built for relaxing and enjoying the good things in life!
On the market with Sextant
2. €2,250,000, Alpes-Maritimes
This beautiful listing offers the best of both worlds – stylish luxury and traditional French country living. Within walking distance of the local village bakery and supermarket, and surrounded by panoramic views of Provencal mountains, this five bedroom home feels luxurious thanks to the clean lines, large light-filled rooms and beautifully-designed spaces, yet is kept cosy and inviting with warm neutrals and rooms optimised for family living. Out in the south-facing grounds there’s a saltwater swimming pool, pool house, summer kitchen and covered terrace.
On the market with Beaux Villages.
3. €1,995,000, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Designed with comfort and wellbeing in mind, this superb 19th-century Basque farmhouse has been renovated to exceptionally high standards to include six bedrooms, a bar, steam room, jacuzzi, massage room, gym and fantastic living areas. Though the house is stunning, the showstopper comes with you go outside – the swimming pool offers uninterrupted views of the dramatic, mountainous countryside. It’s a perfect place for entertaiing, not least because of the 30 car parking spaces on site. And to top it all off, the nearby village of La Bastide-Clairence is among the most beautiful in France.
4. €7,950,000, Alpes-Maritimes
If it’s luxury you’re looking for, take a look at this beauty. Located in peaceful seclusion in the desirable commune of Mougins, 15 minutes from Cannes, this ultra-contemporary home has a range of impressive rooms including five ensuite bedrooms and a marble bathroom. There’s also a walled wine cellar, a gym with steam room and sauna, a cinema, and an apartment for the caretaker you’ll need to maintain the infinity pool, landscaped garden and private five hole golf green.
5. €2,850,000, Tarn
For undeniable luxury without a contemporary finish, this magnificent 19th-century former hunting lodge, nestled in the dramatic Montagne Noire, could be a winner. It has been beautifully restored to include parquet flooring, delicate cornicing and stunning woodwork, with nothing left to do but move in. There are eight bedrooms and several grand reception rooms. The property sits in acres of manicured grounds and also comes with several outbuildings, a large fountain and a stream.
On the market with Sifex6. €4,830,000, Var
Views don’t get much more spectacular than this. €4.8 million is the pricetag for a five-bedroom home overlooking the celebrity playground St-Tropez. There are immaculately-finished living areas, flooded with light and the balmy Mediterranean breeze. Two master suites and an independent studio offer several options for entertaining or letting, and there are three terraces in total to maximise that amazing sea view. And of course, the property wouldn’t be complete without the requisite infinity pool.
On the market with Leggett
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