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Best Equestrian Property for Sale in France - 2019

A selection of the best French equestrian properties on the market in 2019

Equestrian property in France

Equestrians from all over the globe come to France to purchase property. France is a country with a long standing love affair with the horse. Camargue horses, for example, were recognised in the days of Julius Caesar, while the first State Stud Farms were created in 1665 by Louis XIV. And this passion for horses is just as strong today. (Horses in France.)

Equestrianism is serious business in France

Equestrianism is also taken seriously in France. It was in Paris (Paris Arrondissements Property Guide), in 1900, that the first equestrian events were part of the Olympic Games! The World Equestrian Games were held in Normandy (Lower-Normandy Property Guide, Upper-Normandy Property Guide) in 2014, raising France's equestrian profile even further. So if you keep horses, whether for business or pleasure, France is the ideal place to live. It's a vast country, with acres and acres of unspoilt countryside, ideal for horses and riding.

Best location for French equestrian property

Location is always important, and even more so when horses are involved. Many good equestrian properties are found in the north of France, in Normandy, Picardy (Picardy Property Guide) and Brittany (Brittany Property Guide). Poitou-Charentes (Poitou-Charentes Property Guide), the Loire Valley (Central Loire Valley Property Guide, Pays de la Loire Property Guide) and the Limousin (Limousin Property Guide) are also popular, with our selection of properties below covering most of these areas. But while some areas have more horse friendly properties than others, it is possible to find homes with land and stabling anywhere in the country. Indeed, many French properties come with land, unlike in crowded Britain.

Conditions in France are different from the UK

Northern and central areas are traditionally popular with horsemen, as they offer a moderate climate (Weather in France) and plentiful pasture land. While conditions in parts of France, notably the south, can be very different from those your horses have been used to in the UK. Some find it hard to adjust to the heat and flies of summer, so finding a property with stabling and shelter is important in the warmer regions.

Equestrian property - what are the requirements?

The best equestrian properties have good grazing land, stabling, outbuildings and access to off road riding. Properties with schooling facilities are also desirable, so look for one with a sand school.

2019 - why buy equestrian property in France now?

2019 looks like being a year full of promise for property seekers in France. Property prices are often reduced as sellers become more realistic, so 2019 is the year to find a real bargain.

The perfect French equestrian property

So if you're considering moving to France (Moving to France - how to go about it) with horses or wanting to keep horses in France, look no further. The perfect equestrian property for you may be one of the following:

 
 

Campsite / Equestrian Potential / Outdoor Activity Centre - Have a look at what you could do
Basse-Normandie
Manche

Campsite / Equestrian Potential / Outdoor Activity Centre - Have a look at what you could do

212,000 Euros

Rare opportunity to acquire over 20 acres of land currently used as six emplacement camping/glamping site with detached 3 bedroomed renovated barn conversion, a substantial barn configured as dining area with kitchen facilities and showers for campers, pods and tents. Beautiful location in very rurual Normandy – peace and quite. Has potential for equestrian use too.

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15 Bedroom Complex with Maison de Maitre, 2 Gites, 2 Barns, 2 Swimming Pools - 7.2 Hectares
Poitou-Charentes
Vienne

15 Bedroom Complex with Maison de Maitre, 2 Gites, 2 Barns, 2 Swimming Pools - 7.2 Hectares

447,000 Euros

Suitable for: Equestrian, Conference Venue, Art/Health Venue, and Holiday Complex Or alternatively a nice little get away for the 'lady of the manor' and her entourage....set down a 300m tree lined driveway, which opens out onto a circular lawn which in turn is enclosed by the barns, house and Gites, this is an exceptional property which can me moved into as is. The complex benefits from oil fired central heating, mains water, electricity and bottled gas.

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75 acre rural property with 6 acre carp lake & 2 houses
Bourgogne
Not Known

75 acre rural property with 6 acre carp lake & 2 houses

551,200 Euros

A long private lane crosses the fields and woods until it arrives at the former farm comprising 2 restored houses and a superb barn. The views of the surroundiing countryside composed of woods, fields and hedgerows, are quite beautiful. A small track leads to the valley where the stunning 6 acre carp lake lies. This property would suit those looking to "get away from it all" in the heart of nature with a fishing/equestrian/guest house project. TO VIEW QUICKLY!

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No neighbours .House and gites. 7 acres Mountain views. pool. AUDE
Languedoc-Roussillon
Aude

No neighbours .House and gites. 7 acres Mountain views. pool. AUDE

625,000 Euros

NO NEIGHBOURS. Magnificent 9 bedroom house nestled in the hills and surrounded by its own 7 acres of land. Stunning panoramic views of the Pyrenees make this fully and sympathetically restored property ideal for a tourist related activity, as an equestrian property with unlimited and fabulous hacking from the stable door, or as a large family home. Completely private but with local shops within 10 mins and the world renowned Carcassonne with its international airport an easy 30minute drive. .

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Ideal for Horse Owners. Lovely Farmhouse and GITE
Basse-Normandie
Calvados

Ideal for Horse Owners. Lovely Farmhouse and GITE

299,900 Euros

This beautiful property offers stunning views over the surrounding countryside and offers huge potential to either increase the number of Gites (STP) at the property or to create stables for equestrian use.

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Beautiful Maison de maître, Equestrian field
Midi-Pyrénées
Hautes-Pyrénées

Beautiful Maison de maître, Equestrian field

452,000 Euros

Beautiful property near to Gers a lot of possibilities, gîtes, equestrian center, pool, jaccuzi The property is bounded by the river Adour The Gate is framed by Cisterciens pillars of the 12th century

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Delightful smallholding with an equestrian bias
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

Delightful smallholding with an equestrian bias

296,800 Euros

Surrounded by scenic countryside with no near neighbours this is a striking 8.4 acre smallholding with equestrian facilities and spacious 300 year old, 3 bedroom farmhouse which has been carefully renovated to retain its charm and character. The property with access from a sealed road, includes an in-ground swimming pool; 2 stone barns, one with stabling; additional outbuildings; a hangar; a manège; a lake with a small island; pond; 2 wells; a pretty garden and kitchen garden, yard and parking.

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Equestrian domain on 23570 m² with maison de Maitre, parc, barns and brand new horses manege.
Languedoc-Roussillon
Hérault

Equestrian domain on 23570 m² with maison de Maitre, parc, barns and brand new horses manege.

1,380,000 Euros

Equestrian domain on 23570 m² of attached flat land (plus 17200 m² of non attached garrigues land), with maison de Maitre with 300 m² of living space, divided into 2 apartements (one to refresh) and several stone outbuildings (stables, boxes etc..). Possibility to create 2/3 gites. Newly created horse manege/yard, peaceful landscaped parc and pool.

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Equestrian Property for sale 2 bedrooms 63154m2 land ,Over 1 acre land
Poitou-Charentes
Charente

Equestrian Property for sale 2 bedrooms 63154m2 land ,Over 1 acre land

187,620 Euros

Our ref- AI4503 This equestrian property is situated in a lovely, private location and is accessed via two tree-lined lanes.

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Wow....this equestrian  property has 39ha
Aquitaine
Dordogne

Wow....this equestrian property has 39ha

682,500 Euros

What an absolutely magnificent equestrian property. This old coach house has 39 hectares of land, 2 lakes, a beautiful renovated house, barn and smaller outbuildings. Situated in a quiet location, this is a rare find. A highly unique and impressive detached property situated in a quiet location between Riberac and St Michel de Double, in the Dordogne region.

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Stunning isolated equestrian yard or farm, with 4 houses and land of over 24 hectures
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

Stunning isolated equestrian yard or farm, with 4 houses and land of over 24 hectures

954,000 Euros

Situated on a hilltop position overlooking the surrounding countryside and a large lake in the very scenic department of the Haute Vienne in the Limousin region of France is this truly stunning equestrian property, which is turn up and move in and enjoy.

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Spacious detached 6 bedrooms house, no close neighbour
Limousin
Creuse

Spacious detached 6 bedrooms house, no close neighbour

221,000 Euros

Accommodationsize: 234 m2Bedrooms:6Land:1.67 Hectares/4.12 acresA captivatingly beautiful and nbsp;house in the country ! Ideal as a bed and breakfast or equestrian property fully modernised. Situated in the Creuse with extensive views, 1.67 hectares of land and only 1 mile to a restaurant/bar, 1.5 miles to shop, school and bar, 6 miles to the nearest large supermarket, shops and large school. Standing alone but not isolated. No close neighbours. Ideal for horses.

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Nr Pompadour (19) - Large farmhouse, ideal as an equestrian establishment with over 13 ha of land
Limousin
Corrèze

Nr Pompadour (19) - Large farmhouse, ideal as an equestrian establishment with over 13 ha of land

318,000 Euros

If you are into equestrian matters and are looking for a great opportunity close to Pompadour, then I suggest you to discover this large farmhouse property offering approximately 215 m2 habitable, with a heated veranda overlooking its 2 stone barns, a hangar of 250 m2 and a small stone house to renovate as a project. The house offers 215 m2 of living space with attic and has been designed to make 2 independent houses immediately if desired.

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Tarn - 1,588,000 Euros
Midi-Pyrénées
Tarn

Tarn - 1,588,000 Euros

1,588,000 Euros

RARE IN CALM ABSOLUTE WITHOUT NEIGHBORHOOD AND JUST A FEW KILOMETERS OF ALBI AND WITHIN ONE HOUR OF TOULOUSE this very beautiful property overhangs the river of Tarn and the city of Marssac with a magnificent view! Perfect for a large accommodation structure or equestrian center! This property of 1400 M2 is composed of a mansion of 1910 on three levels, three dovecotes renoves including one of 1720, but also several dependencies of house completely renovated with taste,

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Peo 2982786 Wmn, Sumptuous Equestrian Domain Of 5 Hectares - Biot Featured
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Alpes-Maritimes

Peo 2982786 Wmn, Sumptuous Equestrian Domain Of 5 Hectares - Biot Featured

10,000,000 Euros

Sumptuous equestrian domain of 5 hectares including 14 boxes, 2 quarries, paddocks as well as 3 dwellings, outbuildings and outbuildings.The main villa with the charm of contemporary offers beautiful volumes on a surface of 390 m2 and is located on a building area of 1.5 hectares. it consists of an entrance porch (... Sumptuous equestrian domain of 5 hectares including 14 boxes, 2 quarries, paddocks as well as 3 dwellings, outbuildings and outbuildings.

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Additional articles which may be of interest:


Equestrian property in France
Registering competition horses in France
Pets and Animals in France
Taking Pets to France - New Rules
Travelling to France with Pets
Buying a Business 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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