Over budget: Sarthe
If you’re thinking of moving to France to live a peaceful, quiet life in the French countryside, this property on the banks of the River Loir in Sarthe could make a lovely rural retreat.
All four bedrooms are located on the first floor of the house, while the kitchen, lounge, dining room and shower room are on the ground floor. There are two courtyards and two caves used as cellars dug into the limestone cliff behind the house. The garden is on the riverbank and has steps leading down to a pontoon where you could moor a small boat or spend your days fishing in the sunshine.
Located close to the market town of Le Lude – complete with stunning château – the house is being sold furnished and ready to move into. leggettfrance.com