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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.)

 
 

Farmhouse with attached barn and 1.5 hectares of forest.
Limousin
Creuse

Farmhouse with attached barn and 1.5 hectares of forest.

16,500 Euros

This farmhouse sits in a quiet hamlet on approx 760m2 of land with an additional 1.5 hectares (approx 3.7 acres, not attached). It is on the border of the Limousin and the Auvergne. The property requires restoration, the asking price will be fixed as it is a low asking price. It is being advertised ahead of it going up for sale next year (late January/early February 2020) but you can contact us now for some more information. The existing buildings measure approx in total 20m x 8m.

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17th century stone house with garden - St Geniez d'Olt
Midi-Pyrénées
Aveyron

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17th century stone house with garden - St Geniez d'Olt

236,500 Euros

Rare product with incredible character and enormous potential. I have the pleasure to introduce you this spectacular 17th century house that is very well preserved with many of it's original features. The property is located in the center of St. Geniez d'Olt, a very charming and dynamic medieval village. The house has about 400m ² of habitable living space and a garden of 535m².

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Sumptuous property with main house and outbuildings on a plot of 12463 m² bordered by a river.
Languedoc-Roussillon
Hérault

Sumptuous property with main house and outbuildings on a plot of 12463 m² bordered by a river.

310,300 Euros

On the edge of a river bordering the town, south-facing house with 210 m² of living space with outbuildings on large wooded grounds of 12463 m² bordered on one side by a river and the other by a private road. The property retains the grandeur of its origin (a sumptuous private home to a local Merchant) and all original features have been retained.

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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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House to renovate for sale near the Morvan, in Burgundy
Bourgogne
Nièvre

House to renovate for sale near the Morvan, in Burgundy

45,000 Euros

This house to renovate is for sale in a quiet hamlet at the foot of the Morvan in Burgundy near Chatillon en Bazois.A former farmhouse whit the authentic characteristics. Wooden ceiling beams, tommets on the floor.A nice detail is the still working bread oven.It is a robust building, whose base is perfect. The roof has recently been rebuilt.But there is work to do.There is a spacious living room where a corner kitchen can be made.

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Gorgeous barn and ruin house for total renovation, beautiful location
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

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Gorgeous barn and ruin house for total renovation, beautiful location

23,500 Euros

Gorgeous barn and ruin house for total renovation, beautiful location Situated 10 minutes from the town of Chateauponsac in a tiny little hamlet is this very cute stone barn in good condition, with a stone cottage in state of ruin for a total renovation, set on a lovely plot of land of 2349m² very private and a South facing position

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Old Stone Village House to Renovate
Poitou-Charentes
Charente

Old Stone Village House to Renovate

50,000 Euros

Old house to renovate in a village near Villefagnan and Ruffec. The property is to be completely renovated. The whole property set out over 3202m² of land. In detail the property includes: Entrance 10m² Tiled floor Living room (27m²): wooden floor, exposed beams, Kitchen (22m²): tiled floor, single, Lounge (28m²): wooden floor, Shower room (17m²): tiled floor, toilet, sink, shower. Attic : convertible into two large bedrooms, windows already in place. Garage: 1 car.Attached barn (150m²).

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Renovation Project
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

Renovation Project

28,000 Euros

This is a complete renovation project house. It is in a Hamlet a few minutes from the village of Droux and a few minutes’ drive into the town of Magnac Laval with all commerce including supermarket, cafes/bars/restaurants, a bank and post office. It is around 50 minutes by car to the International Airport of Limoges with regular flights to the UK.

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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Mazet 230m2, small co-own on 25 hect
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Bouches-du-Rhône

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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Mazet 230m2, small co-own on 25 hect

568,422 Euros

Saint-Rémy de Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, large Mazet 230m2 to renovate, 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, two kitchens, 2 bathrooms, 1 office, land 580m², within a small co-ownership on almost 25 hectares with pool and tennis, view of the Caume ridge. Built circa 1850, renovated in 1984, it is a large Mazet with an independent ground floor and 1st floor. Some rooms need to be updated and refurbished in order to optimize very large volumes.

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House for sale near broons: detached old country property to renovate
Bretagne
Côtes-d'Armor

House for sale near broons: detached old country property to renovate

14,000 Euros

For sale in Brittany - Located in a small country hamlet near Broons, this old house built of stone and cob is set on 604 m2 of land. To renovate entirely, the property offers two floors of potential habitable space each of approximately 42m2. The adjoinig hangar could also be incorporated into the habitable space - dependant on appropriate permissions. The permits to renovate the property and install an individual sanitation and drainage system were passed. Proposed by AGENCE ARGUENON, estate

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Detached farmhouse with stunning views and no neighbours.
Centre Val de Loire
Indre

Detached farmhouse with stunning views and no neighbours.

58,999 Euros

Rare opportunity to buy a 2-bedroom detached farmhouse with barns, surrounded by its own land (3.57 acres or 14,457m2), boasting uninterrupted views over the Indre countryside and its own tree-lined, gravel drive. The house also benefits from its own solar panels, which generate the property’s electricity.

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A detached house which needs work but is worth it : spacious with large land
Limousin
Creuse

A detached house which needs work but is worth it : spacious with large land

49,500 Euros

Accomodation size : 80 m²Bedrooms : 2Land : 18 730m² (4.63 acres)You are limited only by your imagination ! 40 mn drive from Limoges, a few minutes drive from La Souterraine, an old goat farm to restore (the walls and wood frames are in good condition. Some missing tiles on the roof)Water and electricity connected. and nbsp;The house needs an interior restoration :This is a great start as you ll have a base, while you’ll be planning and building.

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House to renovate with small garden and a well
Poitou-Charentes
Charente

House to renovate with small garden and a well

14,000 Euros

A renovation project is required but what a bargain! The house is located in a quiet hamlet near Exideuil and comprises a kitchen/living area, a bedroom, shower / WC, cellar and attic space. A small attached garden with a well. Off-street parking is possible for a car. The house is connected to electricity and water but it needs a septic tank. Great for a lock up and go home! The total plot is around 160 m2. Tel: + 33 695 439 187.

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Excellent House and Gite close to Confolens in the Charente
Poitou-Charentes
Charente

Excellent House and Gite close to Confolens in the Charente

169,600 Euros

An excellent opportunity to acquire a house with gite in the village of Épenede, just outside Confolens in the Charente, Nouvelle Aquitaine. Situated in the village of Épenede and just 15 minutes' drive to either Confolens or Champagne Mouton, this is an exceptional opportunity to acquire a great family home and an income generating gite; together with outbuildings that have already been partly converted into more living space.

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Barn to convert with lovely views
Poitou-Charentes
Deux-Sèvres

Barn to convert with lovely views

17,000 Euros

Located in a quiet rural setting with grounds down to a river, (the Sèvres Nantais) is a stone barn ready for development, subject to renewing the CU. On the edge of Vernoux-en-Gatine, where there is a local bar/restaurant and a bakers, it is situated between the towns of l’Absie and Secondigny, with local shops, services and supermarkets; 90 minutes from the Vendée coast and several airports including Nantes, La Rochelle and Poitiers; 40 minutes from the Puy du Fou theme park.

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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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