The Best Lakes for Sale in France - 2019

A guide to ten of the best French lakes for sale in 2019

Buying a property with a lake in France

A country as large and diverse as France offers many possibilities for anyone seeking something special when buying property. In France you can find mountains, plains, pasturelands, calm sea, wild ocean, sophisticated cities and rustic hamlets. Whatever your dream, there is a good chance that you can find it in France. One type of property purchase that is difficult to achieve in the UK is the purchase of a lake. Whether it is a fishing lake, pure and simple, or a property with its own lake within the boundaries, France offers many chances to make this dream come true (French Properties with Lakes).

Lakes for all reasons

There are as many reasons for wanting to own a lake as there are lakes… well, almost. Keen fishermen, it goes without saying, dream of their own, well stocked private lake, a place to invite friends, maybe to share their passion for peaceful days by the water's edge, and for bringing home the catch of the day for tea (Fishing in France). Then there are those who hope to build a business around their lake, perhaps running fishing or sailing holidays in conjunction with ownership of gites (Owning Gites and Chambres D'Hotes (B&Bs) in France) or a hotel or campsite (Buying a campsite in France). A lake, after all, is a great selling point for any leisure industry enterprise.

A lake adds something to property

Lakes can also be sporting centres, if large enough, or just for your own enjoyment if smaller… somewhere you can enjoy a peaceful evening, drifting around in a rowing boat, or where the kids can paddle their canoes. It can make a great focal point for a party too, a place for all your guests to cool off before the barbecue gets going! Of course, a lake doesn't have to be used for anything, it can just be a calm point of beauty to enjoy. Large or small, a lake adds something to a property and makes it really special.

French lakes and where to look for them

Lakes are plentiful in France, in fact, almost everywhere you go you will see them shimmering in the sunlight, seemingly one around every corner. The Limousin region (Limousin Property Guide), in particular, has so many lovely lakes of all shapes and sizes that it is known as the Lakeland of France, but there are lakes everywhere. Some of the prettiest of lakes are found in the mountains of the Pyrénées, the Alps (Rhône-Alpes Property Guide, Alps property) and the Massif Central, but you don't have to limit your search to any one area. Follow this guide to the best lakes that have come onto the market and take your pick.

 
 

Secluded ½ acre Lake & Land situated near to Ste Sévère.
Centre Val de Loire
Indre

Secluded ½ acre Lake & Land situated near to Ste Sévère.

18,000 Euros

Quiet secluded fishing lake, ideal for relaxation, situated in a valley surrounded by trees. Plenty of fish to keep you interested. Not suitable for building as no services available.

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Land with small lake
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

Land with small lake

24,000 Euros

Land of 5468m² with a lovely lake of 3000m². The lake needs a bit of work to bring it up to standards. There is a nice cabin on the lake. The lake is situated in a quiet hamlet and offers really nice views on the countryside. A little gem!

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Private Fishing Lake - Stocked and Ready to Fish!!
Centre Val de Loire
Indre

Private Fishing Lake - Stocked and Ready to Fish!!

20,000 Euros

Here is an opportunity to purchase a well-kept private fishing lake and land, approximately 2090m² the lake is fed by natural springs. It also comes with a small storage shed (6m²) and there is a stone built overspill sluice. The lake is well stocked with carp, roach & pike and has a variety of trees e.g. poplars, willow. A large conifer hedge creates a natural border to the rear of the lake whilst a smaller laurel hedge borders the front.

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1 acre fishing lake with land
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

1 acre fishing lake with land

26,000 Euros

Surrounded by woods and meadows this pretty property is an ideal place to relax. Perfect haven, not overlooked and yet with great views over the surrounding countryside. The lake which is approximately 4 600m2 surface is fed with internal springs and run-off from the surrounding land. it is 3metres at its deepest, Closed water with a 30 year licence issued in 2014. Some work needed. Monk and by-pass already in place. Please note this land is not building land

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Lake of 1.5 acres in plot of 3.5 acres.
Poitou-Charentes
Vienne

Lake of 1.5 acres in plot of 3.5 acres.

33,000 Euros

Situated within a short walk of a major road with shops, cafe and hotel, this is just a lake - it does not have permission to build anything more than a cabin. reference : 70502

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4.9 acre lake on 12 acre plot
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

Sold/Under offer

4.9 acre lake on 12 acre plot

45,000 Euros

Very pretty lake with recent PVT licence. The lake sits in the middle of the land and isn't overlooked, easy access and water and electricity on site. This is an agricultural zone, suitable for fish rearing and low key angling. it is not suitable for development as a commercial tourist site. Some work required -estimates available

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Pretty 4.9 acre fishing lake Haute Vienne
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

Pretty 4.9 acre fishing lake Haute Vienne

75,000 Euros

Pretty 2 hectare fishing lake on 3.7 hectares of agricultural land. Ideal for relaxation and fishing in a perfectly calme environment. Easy access, just 20 minutes from the nearest town. Work required to bring the lake up to standard

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Lovely 10 acre property with two lakes.
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

Lovely 10 acre property with two lakes.

150,500 Euros

Georgeous property with two lakes, cabin, well, septic tank, fields, woodland, orchard. The lakes comply fully with the current regulations and are reasonably well stocked. This is a property with loads of possibility's. The lake's measure around 5000sqm each, or 1.25 acres. The total is around 4.3 hectares. To be seen if you want absolute quiet without being to far from the bakery and pub ( about 1 mile!)

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Detached Home With 1.5 Acres & Carp Lake
Bretagne
Morbihan

Detached Home With 1.5 Acres & Carp Lake

168,000 Euros

Reduced for quick sale. Carp Lake & 1.5 Acre Gardens on edge of a pretty Breton Village – just 45 mins to the beaches.

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Fabulous stocked lake with shooting
Centre Val de Loire
Indre

Fabulous stocked lake with shooting

324,000 Euros

Here we present an unique opportunity to buy a 7 hectare lake on a property that has 10 hectares in total. Well maintained, this sand based lake is well stocked with carp and is also home to ducks and geese. Peace and quiet is assured due to its countryside location in the heart of the Berry region.

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Stunning 19th century chateau, with 11 hectares of land, lake, 2 cottages and stables
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

Stunning 19th century chateau, with 11 hectares of land, lake, 2 cottages and stables

795,000 Euros

Situated in the heart of the Limousin countryside in its own country estate of 11 hectares in an isolated position 5 mins from the medieval town of Le Dorat is this stunning 7 bedroom chateau, which was fully restored in 1998 to the highest standards possible, but due to sudden death, has been empty since 2003 and was forgotten about by the family. Valued at over 1 million euros the owners are keen to sell hence why priced to sell.

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Take your pick of wonderful French lakes

So, there is our selection of lake properties currently on the market, from a simple private fishing lake to a property with real business potential.

Additional articles which may be of interest:


Leisure Lakes of the Languedoc - Perfect Property Location?
Gites for sale
The Best Chateaux on the Market
French Mills
House Renovations in France

About the author

Joanna Simm moved to the Languedoc area of South West France in October 2004 having found her property through French Property Links.

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