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Best Renovation Property for Sale in France in 2017

A selection of ten of the best renovation properties for sale in France in 2017

Property renovation in France

Properties to renovate have been highly sought after in France for many years, to the point where some areas seem to have all sold out of this very desirable commodity! Whether you are looking for a ruined farmhouse, a barn to convert, a partially finished villa or an Alpine chalet that has fallen into disrepair (Ski Chalets for Sale in France, Ski property), buying a property in need of some TLC can be a great way to make your money go further. It also means you will end up with the house of your dreams, built to your own exacting standards. (House Renovations in France.)

 
 

Stone Built Cottage For Renovation Set In 1660 m2
Bretagne
Côtes-d'Armor

Stone Built Cottage For Renovation Set In 1660 m2

20,000 Euros

Stone built cottage set in the countryside a few minutes drive from the centre of Bourbriac. The property has an earth floor, a stone fireplace and a first floor. Recent works include box profile metal for the roof at the rear and new timbers where required to the front. Set in the 1660 m2 of land is another small stone building. Once renovated the property will provide 80 m2 of habitation in its current form

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Country House In Need of Renovation Near Verteuil Sur Charente
Poitou-Charentes
Charente

NOW SOLD

Country House In Need of Renovation Near Verteuil Sur Charente

30,000 Euros

This 2 bedroom stone house close to Verteuil Sur Charente is nestled in a quiet hamlet. The property requires renovation and modernisation, however the septic tank is recent. Attached to the property is a stone barn ideal for a caravan, storage/workshop or indeed scope to add extra living space. To the front of the property is a small courtyard/parking area and just opposite is a lovely covered eating area and small garden.

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Barn for renovation - hamlet location - near Brive
Aquitaine
Dordogne

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Barn for renovation - hamlet location - near Brive

34,000 Euros

Set in a small hamlet, this 120sq.m barn on 350sq.m of land, is an exciting opportunity to create a holiday house from scratch. Brive la Gaillarde is a lovely town in the Correze department of the Limousin with numerous shops, schools, other amenities and beautiful St Martin church in Romanesque style. This area has nearly 500 km of perfectly signposted and well maintained footpaths perfect for hiking.

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Superb fermette on 4 acres. House for renovation, barn, water, electricity, meadow, well
Auvergne
Allier

Superb fermette on 4 acres. House for renovation, barn, water, electricity, meadow, well

33,000 Euros

Auvergne, Allier 03, between Cosne d’Allier and Cérilly, in the countryside, in a very quiet location, typical fermette in more or less its original state to renovate. The house comprises 3 rooms with water and electricity, an attic to convert, nice vaulted cellar. There is a large barn attached with cow stalls, again with all the original features such as oak pegs instead of metal bolts, etc. and lean toos attached. Set on a lovely meadow with mature trees of 1.63 hectare (about 4 acres)

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House for sale with large outbuilding for renovation. 1 acre+
Basse-Normandie
Calvados

House for sale with large outbuilding for renovation. 1 acre+

45,000 Euros

Near St Pois. Stone house for total renovation set in over an acre of land. Architect's plans available for 3 bedroom house. Large workshop/garage offers numerous possible uses. Electricity and water already on site.

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Ref 3361 : Typical farmhouse to renovate in a nice...
Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Pas-de-Calais

Ref 3361 : Typical farmhouse to renovate in a nice...

72,500 Euros

Ref 3361 : Typical farmhouse to renovate in a nice, quite and peaceful village, situated between Hesdin, Saint Pol sur Ternoise and Fruges, comprising : Sitting-room, living-room, 2 small bedrooms, kitchen, shower room, toilet. Cellar, loft to convert. Courtyard with small old stables, outbuilding, garden. Set on a nice plot of 680 sqm.

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For Sale - Barn to renovate - Pralognan-la-Vanoise
Rhône-Alpes
Savoie

For Sale - Barn to renovate - Pralognan-la-Vanoise

95,000 Euros

Located in a charming, high altitude mountain village close to Pralognan-la-Vanoise and the 3 Vallées ski area. This is a semi-detached barn to renovate with a total of 200m² spread over 3 levels. Beautiful, original wooden beams on the upper floor of the barn - potential for a stunning living area with view. Authentic vaulted cellars and approximately 500sqm of land which surrounds the barn. Access to village is possible during the winter months. Connected to mains services.

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Farmhouse renovation to finish, with renovated gite lots of outbuildings in 2.5 acres of land
Basse-Normandie
Manche

Farmhouse renovation to finish, with renovated gite lots of outbuildings in 2.5 acres of land

169,600 Euros

Interesting this - you have a farmhouse which has been renovated in terms of the major works but needs finishing off (due to change in family circumstances). This comes with renovated gite, lots of outbuildings (workshop, garage, stables etc..) in 2.5 acres of grounds Double glazed throughout for the farmhouse and gite - lots of potential here see photos

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Stone built mill house, attached barn and outbuildings and small cottage for renovation
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

Stone built mill house, attached barn and outbuildings and small cottage for renovation

188,350 Euros

This property is situated on the river bank with extensive river frontage, 3 islands and 3 hectares (approx 7.5 acres) of wooded parkland. The property is in a quiet location at the end of a no through road yet only a couple of minutes into the nearest large village with shops, bars and restaurants. The property is immediately habitable with the décor just needing refreshing. The house offers impressive very light and sunny rooms with original old tommette tiled floors and exposed beams.

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Prestigious renovation project with garden
Languedoc-Roussillon
Aude

Prestigious renovation project with garden

243,800 Euros

Prestigious barn conversion under renovation with terrace and closed private garden. Plans drawn by architect foreseen for a spacious kitchen living room, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and interior patio, offering about 320m² on 2 floors. Terrace of 15m² and garden of about 200m². Main structure is achieved, foresee interior finishing’s. Kitchen, bathroom and heating appliances included in the sale. Quiet location in charming wine growers village with amenities. Nice opportunity rare in the region !

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Take expert advice and think carefully about costs

The above selections are just a small illustration of the renovation properties that are currently available in France. If you are considering purchasing one of these, or another property to renovate, be sure to take expert advice to be sure that the necessary permissions are in place to convert the buildings to a residence or business, and take a long careful look at the likely costs of renovation before you buy. That said, a renovated property done well can more than double its value, so whether you are looking for an investment opportunity or a place to call your own in France, renovation can be a great way to go.

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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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