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Best Renovation Property for Sale in France - 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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Old Stone house and barn for complete renovation
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

Old Stone house and barn for complete renovation

23,500 Euros

Situated in a small hamlet just 5 mins from the village of Folles is this old stone house for complete renovation, it comprises of 2 levels with 5 rooms in total a garden of 310m2 and a large barn. The property has electric and water and mains drainage are directly outside the house.

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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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Village house for renovation.
Poitou-Charentes
Charente-Maritime

Village house for renovation.

50,350 Euros

In the centre of the village of St Bonnet sur Gironde with local shops and amenities is this village house for total renovation. Downstairs: Kitchen, shower room with wc, lounge, living room with fireplace. Upstairs: 3 bedrooms. Attic space. Workshop of 41m². Separate garden of 345m² located away form the house. No heating system. Connected to mains drainage.

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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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Gascon farmhouse with outbuildings for renovation
Midi-Pyrénées
Gers

Gascon farmhouse with outbuildings for renovation

90,000 Euros

A large gascon farmhouse with plenty of original features requiring substantial renovation. The house sits on 4350m² of land with some woods.

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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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 A quiet setting, stunning views, a village close by, a perfect location for this renovation.
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

A quiet setting, stunning views, a village close by, a perfect location for this renovation.

195,000 Euros

This property is situated in a quiet part of the village of Bellevaux, only 300m from the commerces. According to its date stone the house was built 1770. It is a conventional Savoyard construction of the time were the family lived on the sunny side of the building, the livestock at the back with their own entrance and a large hayloft above. The lower ground floor has a porch entrance with two doors, one to the kitchen, the other to the stables.

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Authentic Maison de Maître of 250m² living space to renovate, unusual large reception rooms,
Languedoc-Roussillon
Aude

Authentic Maison de Maître of 250m² living space to renovate, unusual large reception rooms,

395,000 Euros

This lovely Stone House from the 19th Century has heaps of character and is located in the centre of a village with all amenities in Languedoc-Roussillon, greater Narbonne area. In need of renovation, the property offers original features like beautiful floors, high ceilings, marble fireplaces etc. All the rooms are unusually large and very bright and the terraces around the house are easily accessible from the lounge and dining area. The apartment is on two levels and was built some years ago.

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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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