Prop­er­ties of the month

Homes to suit all tastes across France

French Property News - - Contents -

1. Dive right in

Rarely do we talk about a house with­out in­clud­ing a pic­ture of it. But how could we re­sist show­ing you the sen­sa­tional nat­u­ral swim­ming pool in the grounds of this five-bed­room coun­try house near St-claud in Char­ente? The build­ing in the back­ground of this pic­ture is a large two-storey barn with util­ity room, garage, art stu­dio and huge play­room. This is at­tached to the main house which is equally pho­to­genic with a stun­ning kitchen-diner. The ask­ing price for the prop­erty is €243,800. Tel: 0033 (0)5 45 30 35 31 prop­er­ties-in-char­

2. Choo choose me!

Could your next des­ti­na­tion be in Deux-sèvres where this lovely old sta­tion house is on the mar­ket for just €44,400? Ripe for a facelift, it has two bed­rooms and an at­tic, plus a 1,493m2 gar­den that in­cludes an out­build­ing hous­ing the elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tor. There are no im­me­di­ate neigh­bours, yet it is only a five-minute drive to the mar­ket town of Sauzé-vas­sais and 10 min­utes to the town of Chef-bou­tonne, which both have shops, services, lakes and out­door swim­ming pools. Tel: 0033 (0)5 49 07 76 88 agence-berland-ben­

3. Be a su­per Hérault

Here is a pleas­ant project – a colour­ful cor­ner house to re­fresh over­look­ing a lovely square in the heart of a Hérault vil­lage. There is no gar­den but who needs that when you could be pad­dling in the Orb river 10 min­utes away, hav­ing days out on the Mediter­ranean beaches 25 min­utes away or ex­plor­ing lo­cal towns such as Béziers, Sète and Nar­bonne? The three-bed­room house is on the mar­ket for €79,200 and fea­tures the or­nate floor tiles char­ac­ter­is­tic of the area. Tel: 0033 (0)4 67 36 34 28 realestate­langue­

4. Med in heaven

Far from the glitz and clam­our of the Côte d’azur is Oc­c­i­tanie’s very own Riviera some 400km fur­ther west. It still has the feel­ing of be­ing an undis­cov­ered gem and beau­ti­ful big prop­er­ties like this four-bed­room two-bath­room old wine­maker’s house can be snapped up for less than €500,000, even though they are less than 30 min­utes from Mediter­ranean beaches. This house sits in se­cluded walled gar­dens of 800m2 in a vil­lage just 4km from Nar­bonne. Tel: 07506 096870 pri­vateprop­er­ty­

5. Grasse is greener

It’s nice in Nice and cool in Cannes, but it is in the hills above them that peo­ple re­ally en­joy the high life. Take this mod­ern tim­ber house five min­utes from Opio golf course, near Grasse, for ex­am­ple. Its €950,000 pric­etag may seem a bit steep even with its in­fin­ity pool, sun deck, car park and 1,000m2 level grounds. But those jaw-drop­ping views over the Côte d’azur that you can see from its four en­suite bed­rooms may just seem like a price worth pay­ing... be­cause you’re worth it! Tel: 0800 270 0101 beauxvil­

6. Nat­u­ral Béarn beauty

Within an hour of this pretty Béar­naise house with pool, you could be on the beach at Biar­ritz or hik­ing in the Pyrénées. The shops, schools and many services of Salies-de-béarn are just five min­utes away and a TGV train sta­tion can be reached in 20 min­utes. On the mar­ket for €189,000, the house has three bed­rooms and a dress­ing room. Its sit­ting room opens onto the pool ter­race and the prop­erty is set in a 1,780m2 gar­den with fruit trees and bor­dered by a stream. Tel: 0033 (0)5 59 38 32 50 so­phiefol­

7. Fine and handy

Hunt­ing for an af­ford­able place in Brit­tany that you can reach quickly and en­joy straight away? Look no fur­ther than Plougonver where this pic­ture-per­fect farm­house is ready to go for just €130,000. It’s just 30 min­utes from the coast, 55 min­utes from Roscoff and 1h45 from St-malo. Set in over an acre of wrap-around gar­dens, it has been ren­o­vated with char­ac­ter and com­fort in mind and has two bed­rooms, one of which is on the ground floor with the bath­room; the other oc­cu­pies the whole at­tic. Tel: 01865 582382 lares­i­

8. Es­cape to Châ­tel

A lux­ury new de­vel­op­ment of 15 ski-in ski-out apart­ments avail­able for out­right pur­chase has been launched in sun-soaked Châ­tel, 90 min­utes from Geneva. La Ferme de Suzanne of­fers breath­tak­ing views and is ide­ally lo­cated at the foot of the Bar­bos­sine chair­lift at the heart of the re­sort on the French-swiss bor­der. Prices range from €355,000 for a one-bed 51m2 dwelling to €1.075m for the largest type of four-bed apart­ment. All res­i­dents have car park­ing, a ski locker and a pri­vate cel­lar. Tel: 020 749 40706 mgm­french­prop­er­

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