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Best Renovation Property for Sale in France - 2019

A selection of the best renovation properties for sale in France in 2019

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.)

 
 

Character village house to renovate/modernise with 135 m² living space, 2 garages and terrace.
Languedoc-Roussillon
Hérault

Character village house to renovate/modernise with 135 m² living space, 2 garages and terrace.

79,950 Euros

Character property (formerly 2 village houses) to modernise/renovate with 2 garages, 2 kitchens, a nice sunny terrace and attics to convert. Good price and great potential !

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Pretty Bungalow with lake
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

Pretty Bungalow with lake

77,000 Euros

This lovely property tucked away in the woods is the perfect holiday hide-away, yet only 10 minutes from the nearest village and no more than 45 minutes from Limoges airport.

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House for renovation
Centre Val de Loire
Indre

House for renovation

10,000 Euros

This house is a renovation project and is situated in a peaceful hamlet close to the lively little town of Prissac where there are a selection of small shops and services as well as a lovely fishing lake. The larger town of St Benoit du Sault with supermarket and more shops and services is around 5 minutes away by car, and in around an hour by car you can be at the international airport in Limoges. The station at Argenton-sur-Creuse is around a 15-minute drive away and has direct links to Paris.

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Vallée du Lot - House and barn to renovate
Midi-Pyrénées
Aveyron

Vallée du Lot - House and barn to renovate

15,000 Euros

Lot Valley - A house of the 19th century the middle of a potential space 90m² and a basement of 45m ²with its adjoining barn of an additional area of 60m². Set on a slight slope ground without opposite of 750m². A small outbuilding 15m² is on this set. Everything is to renovate. A very big potential to make gites / bed and breakfast. The road to St Jacques de Compostela passes within 100m of the house.

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Cheap 6 bedroom house for refreshing
Aquitaine
Dordogne

Cheap 6 bedroom house for refreshing

29,000 Euros

Cheap house in a great location! This is a large property with tons of scope, situated just outside of the lively market town of Verteillac. It is in the center of a pretty village with superb countryside views and walks. There are 6 bedrooms, one on the ground floor, kitchen, lounge/diner and huge attic space which could easily be converted into more living space. The house has electric radiators and fireplaces.

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Charming house on wooded land
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

Charming house on wooded land

175,000 Euros

5 km from downtown Bellac in peaceful countryside, house of character of the 1980s, very bright, on land of 6000m2. The house of 205 m2 includes: - Ground floor: a large living room - dining room opening onto a large terrace facing south-east, a kitchen and a bedroom with bathroom. Oak beams. - 1st Floor: 4 bedrooms (two with balconies), bathroom, toilet and large games room or cinema projection.

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Cosy detached 2 bedroom house with static caravan and land (8428m2 or 2.08 acres)
Centre Val de Loire
Indre

Cosy detached 2 bedroom house with static caravan and land (8428m2 or 2.08 acres)

48,000 Euros

The house is all on one level, with 2 bedrooms, a lounge, a kitchen and a shower room with toilet. There is also a small cellar and an outbuilding with a garage, a workshop and several storage areas. This would make a perfect holiday home or gîte and comes with a static caravan on site, which has a large living / dining / kitchen area, 2 bedrooms, a shower room and a separate toilet.

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3 klm broons house with outbuilding
Bretagne
Côtes-d'Armor

NOW SOLD

3 klm broons house with outbuilding

36,000 Euros

In a pretty hamlet in countryside in 3 kms of Broons and its shops, stone and cob house to renovate. It has a living room which opens onto the conservatory, kitchen. On the first floor two bedrooms, an office and shower room. The house sits on a plot of 1000 m2 including outbuildings and beautiful garden.

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Character renovation project with part dating back to 18th century and attached gardens
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

Character renovation project with part dating back to 18th century and attached gardens

20,000 Euros

This renovation project has loads original features with large oak beams and stone work dating back to the 18th century. The property has apart that is currently campable with electric connected First floor apartment type area. The property is situated in a hamlet the beautiful Monts de Blond an area of designated natural beauty with numerous walkways and tracks leading through its forests and fields. The village of Blond with bar/restaurant, bakers and post office is approx 5 mins away.

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House To Renovate With Large Land
Basse-Normandie
Orne

House To Renovate With Large Land

44,000 Euros

This house to renovate 71m ² and 9237m ² of land accessible by car, is located in a village without shops between Longny Perche and Remalard. This house is atypical. Its ground floor consists of a stay of 14m ² with cupboards, a kitchen of 9m ² with door giving on the garden, of a piece (with wc, washbasin, corner buanderie and hot water balloon) and of a room of 12.8m ². Upstairs, the landing serves a room of 24m ² with tomettes and old fireplace, a storage room and an attic of 21m ².

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Houses For Complete Renovation
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

Houses For Complete Renovation

12,000 Euros

Set in the village of Magnac Laval in the Haute Vienne, these two cottages are for renovation. But you do have good walls and a new roof to start you on the way. Magnac Laval has all the shops needed for everyday living, including a supermarket. It also has a restaurant and bar; so you have no need to leave the village for anything. The larger town of Bellac is 15 minutes by car.

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Barn to renovate close to Doucy Valmorel - Le Grand Domaine
Rhône-Alpes
Savoie

Barn to renovate close to Doucy Valmorel - Le Grand Domaine

100,000 Euros

This is a large STONE and WOOD BARN in a sunny mountain village close to the DOUCY VALMOREL ski domain. It has a garden and fabulous views of the mountainside. It has easy access to the 3 VALLEYS and PARADISKI.

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Reduced! Beautiful Old Stone Barn
Poitou-Charentes
Deux-Sèvres

Reduced! Beautiful Old Stone Barn

10,700 Euros

Great space for creating a holiday home or parking a caravan with views of the countryside, the property of 650 m2 comprises a lovely old stone barn (180m2), attached garage and storage/workshop (15m2) plus a small wood/field area. It could be restored and converted into a small cottage or used for hay storage. Open at the side, the barn roof is in good condition and the small wood is at the back.

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Old farmstead  in the countryside to renovate completely.
Aquitaine
Landes

Old farmstead in the countryside to renovate completely.

58,800 Euros

Old XVIIth farmstead composed of a house of 250 m2 and outbuildings of 115 m2 to restorate on a plot of 4600 m2. Up to 2,5 additional Ha can be bought if needed

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Holiday lock up n go / Investment
Poitou-Charentes
Charente

Holiday lock up n go / Investment

26,000 Euros

What a cute little place this is. Found in a picturesque village, just 35 min from Limoges airport and 5 mins from the nearest village. making this an ideal lock up n go ! There is finishing off to do yes, but once finished this will make a great 'escape' from the rat race, a quiet cosy little cottage. Comprising of one large room downstairs which includes a hand made wooden kitchen, a lounge area with fireplace and a dining area.

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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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