Prop­er­ties of the month

What­ever it is you’re look­ing for in a prop­erty, France has some­thing to suit

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Homes to suit all tastes across France

1. Moun­tain bolt­hole

Rarely do you come across an at­trac­tive de­tached house with such splen­did moun­tain views as this, es­pe­cially in a pro­tected area like the edge of the Pyrénées na­tional park. Yet for just €160,000 you could have this charm­ing stone farm­house in the Val­lée d’aspe. It has an open-plan liv­ing space, shower room and util­ity room down­stairs and two bed­rooms up­stairs, one with a walk-in dress­ing room. The towns of Les­cun, Be­dous and Ac­cous and sev­eral ski sta­tions are close by. Tel: 0033 (0)5 59 12 28 13 frenchchar­ac­ter­

2. Midi in the mid-west

Even though this ex­cep­tion­ally pretty house is only half­way down France in Char­ente, you can al­most feel the Midi sun beat­ing down on it. It must be that south-fac­ing gravel court­yard dot­ted with Mediter­ranean plants, the cov­ered ter­race and the view past the pi­geon­nier to the large pool and lawn be­yond. In­side are four bed­rooms and lots of wood, tiles, neu­tral walls and Charentais fire­places. On sale for €192,600, it’s in the com­mune of Lucheville, 4km from a shop and bar. Tel: 0033 (0)5 45 32 62 79 char­ente-im­mo­

3. Bre­ton beauty

For the past 25 years, this cottage has been the much-loved hol­i­day home of a Bri­tish cou­ple, and it’s easy to see why. On the mar­ket for €167,000, it’s made from lo­cal gran­ite and sits in al­most 2,500m2 of south-fac­ing land near the river­side vil­lage of St-nicholas­des-eaux with its shops and eater­ies. In­side are a modern kitchen and a char­ac­ter­ful liv­ing area with two dou­ble bed­rooms up­stairs. A modern ex­ten­sion houses a third bed­room as well as a util­ity room with shower. Tel: 01865 582382 lares­i­

4. Coun­try house

Fam­ily and friends will love gath­er­ing in this five-bed­room house on the bor­der of Cor­rèze and Lot, near Brive-la-gail­larde. Spread over three storeys, it has two liv­ing rooms and a study with vaulted ceil­ing. A bath­room and two bed­rooms, in­clud­ing the mas­ter en­suite, are on the first floor, with a fur­ther four bed­rooms above, one with en-suite bath­room. In the gar­dens are three ter­races, a pool, sum­mer kitchen, garage and util­ity area. The ask­ing price is €478,400. Tel: 0033 (0)5 55 28 46 40 allez-fran­

5. Chic with a gîte

More than just a pretty fa­cade, this four-bed­room house in Char­ente-Mar­itime has beauty within and comes with a pool and a gîte that has been suc­cess­fully let since 2014. On the mar­ket for €342,400, it’s in the com­mune of Big­nay, a small vil­lage near St-jean-d’angély and less than an hour from the coast. The taste­ful and neu­tral in­te­rior con­sists of an open-plan liv­ing space and bed­room on the ground floor with three bed­rooms above. The neigh­bour­ing gîte has a mez­za­nine bed­room. Tel : 0033 (0)5 16 51 90 52 ade­

6. Canal and coast

Dream­ing of sum­mer days by the wa­ter­side? This three-bed house in a lively vil­lage out­side Béziers is just a short walk from a leisure har­bour on the Canal du Midi and only 25 min­utes from the Mediter­ranean beaches. Tucked away with a peace­ful court­yard that leads to the canal, it is sur­pris­ingly spa­cious with tra­di­tional floor tiles on the open-plan ground floor and floor­boards up­stairs, in­clud­ing in the at­tic bed­room. It’s on the mar­ket for €209,000. Tel: 0033 (0)4 67 36 34 28 realestate­langue­

7. Snow and sun

A lux­u­ri­ous blend of modern and tra­di­tional Alpine styles, this new apart­ment in Courchevel 1650 (Mo­riond) of­fers out­stand­ing views of the Trois Val­lées and sun­light from dawn till dusk. Avail­able for €1.225m, it is 100m from the re­sort cen­tre and 200m from the slopes. Span­ning 100m2, the apart­ment com­prises a liv­ing room, open kitchen with bar, three dou­ble bed­rooms (one en-suite), shower room, ski room, cel­lar and south-fac­ing ter­race, with op­tional cov­ered park­ing space. Tel: 0033 (0)4 79 08 38 07 val­lat-im­mo­

8. A lot in the Lot

With more than three acres of lawn, or­chard and pad­dock, this farm­house with pool has tonnes of space and is just a few min­utes from the vil­lage of Beauville in Lot-et-garonne. The house might ap­peal to those of lim­ited mo­bil­ity as three of its five bed­rooms are on the ground floor along with a bath­room, shower room and toi­let. The other two bed­rooms are on a mez­za­nine above the liv­ing room. The prop­erty would ben­e­fit from some mod­erni­sa­tion, re­flected in its ask­ing price of €375,000. Tel: 0845 123 5885

000 160, € 1 000 167, € 3 400 478, € 4 600 192, € 2

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000 375, € 8

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