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Ten of the best houses with gites to buy in France in 2017

French property with gites is sought after

Since 1951, when the first gite was established by Senator Emile Aubert, French gites have come a long way from their rustic roots. Gite holidays are now popular with holidaymakers from all walks of life. As a result, properties in France with a gite or gites attached are highly sought after by buyers from overseas. A gite can provide that extra income that makes life comfortable, and France has plenty for sale at surprisingly reasonable prices.

French properties for sale with gites are cheap in 2017

2017 is a good time to buy in France, as prices are realistically set and many properties are being reduced in price to encourage new buyers. Owning a French property with gites attached really doesn't have to be expensive. So without huge investment you can enjoy a very useful income from your property.

Gites for sale - finding the best

The general rule of thumb when looking for your French property with gites is to choose somewhere that you would like to go on holiday. A place which is surrounded by beautiful countryside is always a winner.

Gites with pools and lakes

Properties with pools, like several of our properties highlighted below, are more popular than those without. A lake is also a great attraction for holiday makers. (French Properties with Lakes.)

French gites in good locations are successful

Other features that make gites successful include locations with ease of access to the sea, and within a short drive of airports that offer budget airline flights from the UK (The Best Property Near Ryanair Airports in France).

Gite business - how to make it thrive

Running gites can be a competitive business, so you need to make sure your gites offer holidaymakers everything they are looking for. The personal touch is important, and it's good to be on hand to offer friendly assistance to your guests. That's why we've chosen properties with gites close to the main residence, in keeping with the traditional idea of a gite being a small lodging in the grounds of a farmhouse.

Offer activities year round

The letting window can also be quite short, just six to ten weeks of summer in most areas (Letting property in France). So offering extra attractions to keep bookings coming in outside the main season is another factor.

Gites in France - should you buy an established business?

Buying an established gites complex with a ready made business gives you an instant income, but these properties are often more expensive. However, it brings peace of mind and much of the hard work has been done for you. Buying a gites complex with bookings already in for the season ahead is a great start to your new life as a gite owner. (Buying a Business in France.)

French property with gite potential

The other option is to find a property with the potential to create gites and to do the work yourself. If you choose this option, it may be possible to get a grant as the French Tourist Board are keen to encourage projects that lead to an increase in holidaymakers coming to France. To find out if your project may be eligible for a grant you can ask Gites de France, the Conseil Régionale or Départmentale. Grants can be as much as 40% of your renovation costs, so it's definitely worth asking. (Property grants available in France.)

French property with gites for sale - the best on offer

Whether you decide to renovate a property to create new gites or to buy an existing gite business, we've taken the hard work out of finding the right property, with our selection here of ten of the best. Have a look through and find your French property with gites in 2017.

 
 

Rural Stone Longere  with gîte
Bretagne
Morbihan

Rural Stone Longere with gîte

209,040 Euros

Set in the countyside, in a small hamlet, renovated three bedroom stone longere and 2 bedroom gîte with garden and well. A charming and comfortable traditional stone cottage with 1504 sq.m of private garden. Property is approx 40 minutes from the south coast.

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Commercial property - gites, restaurant, park, mini golf complex
Basse-Normandie
Manche

Commercial property - gites, restaurant, park, mini golf complex

312,000 Euros

Rare opportunity to purchase a semi-commercial activity in Normandy. 2 gites, pancake restaurant, crazy golf course and a botanical garden in panoramic setting. Lots of possibilites here - could be developed alot. Established attraction in La Manche. Could be a main residence with an attached gite. Undeveloped attraction outside peak periods - lots of scope to develop this. Good quality accomodation.

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Renovated complexe of 4 gites with swimming pool
Poitou-Charentes
Charente

Renovated complexe of 4 gites with swimming pool

336,000 Euros

This complex of 4 gites (one of which is wheelchair accessible) has been created out of one large stone building to provide comfortable and spacious accommodation.

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Old watermill for sale with two gites set in grounds of 2 hectares
Basse-Normandie
Manche

Old watermill for sale with two gites set in grounds of 2 hectares

399,000 Euros

Substantial former watermill for sale with two gites set in grounds of over 2hectares. The main house is substantial and offers lots of scope for development such as conference centre/ B&B/ themed leisure activity for example. In addition to this there are two gites offering further potential. Five bedrooms in main house plus large dining area, kitchen and lounge. Lots of scope for development.

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Spacious restored old stone farm comprising main house with self-contained gite
Aquitaine
Dordogne

Spacious restored old stone farm comprising main house with self-contained gite

402,800 Euros

Dordogne - Spacious restored old stone farm comprising main house with self-contained gite (207 m2 approx.), many outbuildings, large pool (12m x 6m), wells, a stream and magnificent mature and flowering gardens all set on around 10 hectares of adjoining land with pretty views just outside a small hamlet between Le Buisson de Cadouin and Lalinde, around 35 minutes from Bergerac airport.

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Idyllic Gîte Business With Fishing Lake And Heated Pool In 3.3 Hectares
Bretagne
Morbihan

Idyllic Gîte Business With Fishing Lake And Heated Pool In 3.3 Hectares

481,500 Euros

This stunningly located, well established gite business has just come onto the market and is an opportunity not to be missed, providing you with an idyllic place to live whilst earning an income. It is located just 1km (15mins walk) from the local village of Le Sourn with all amenities yet is just a short drive to the medieval town of Pontivy.

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Stone house with gite on 1080 m² with pool in the heart of the village.
Languedoc-Roussillon
Hérault

Sold/Under offer

Stone house with gite on 1080 m² with pool in the heart of the village.

525,000 Euros

Superb stone property, located in the heart of the village on a 1080 m² plot with stunning views and pool, offering a main home of 180 m² of living space including 3 bedrooms and an independent gite of 50 m² with one bedroom. The whole property has been renovated with taste and quality. Rare, an absolute must see!

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Restored elegant home with 9 bedrooms  pool and gite
Midi-Pyrénées
Hautes-Pyrénées

Restored elegant home with 9 bedrooms pool and gite

599,000 Euros

A recently restored elegant home set in established wooded parkland with a pool and comfortable independent guest apartment. The property has enjoyed a harmonious and thorough renovation and can easily be run as a fine chambre d'hote with attached gite.

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Fantastic gîtes and chambres d'hôtes property in south Charente Maritime
Poitou-Charentes
Charente-Maritime

Fantastic gîtes and chambres d'hôtes property in south Charente Maritime

799,150 Euros

A unique opportunity to own a holiday estate of character, in the south-west of France. The estate includes 4 gîtes, 5 guest rooms, a heated swimming pool, a large garden and a private residence with balcony. The property is located halfway between the Atlantic coast and the vineyards dedicated to the production of wine and cognac and in the triangle of the cities of Bordeaux, La Rochelle and Cognac. The sale concerns a flourishing holiday accommodation located in a beautiful tourist area.

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6 Gites, a lake and land
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

6 Gites, a lake and land

1,365,000 Euros

A unique opportunity to own a well-established and popular gîte/holiday complex in the heart of the Périgord Limousin Regional Natural Park. Situated in a quiet and visually stunning location, this family-run operation offers the chance to take up an existing business and with potential...

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Additional articles which may be of interest:


Owning Gites and Chambres D'Hotes (B&Bs) in France
Gites for sale
Best Businesses for Sale in France
French Connections

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