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Best Renovation Property for Sale in France - 2022

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.)

 
 

Bargain, only 16,500 euros. Detached stone built property to restore, great views.
Auvergne
Cantal

Bargain, only 16,500 euros. Detached stone built property to restore, great views.

16,500 Euros

Fantastic old stone built property to restore in stunning location. The asking price is only 16,500 euros. This property sits in a quiet location but yet just minutes from the picturesque ancient village of Salers (which is classed as one of the most beautiful places in France) that offers cafes and excellent restaurants close by. For the last several years, this building has been used for storage, it now has been given a CU+ confirming that it can be converted into habitation.

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2 house project !
Poitou-Charentes
Charente

2 house project !

22,000 Euros

Project wanted' ? then read on... this property offers 2 small houses to renovate and a 3rd outbuilding. Ideal to rent out, gites or just as a holiday retreat! 5 min from the local town of Roumazieres where you will find shops, drs, schools and 2 large lakes great for summer picnics, swimming etc with summer activities and snack bar. comprising of 1st house two bedrooms, kitchen/living room, bathroom and grenier 2nd house bedroom and kitchen/lounge and grenier

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BARGAIN  21,500 euros. Barn to convert into habitation in a beautiful and peaceful location
Auvergne
Cantal

BARGAIN 21,500 euros. Barn to convert into habitation in a beautiful and peaceful location

21,500 Euros

This is a large detached barn sitting on 1,600m2 of land and offers the possibility of creating a stunning home in an idyllic area. The ground surface area of the barn alone is approx. 200m2. The barn has a CU+ that confirms it can be transformed into habitation. The surrounding countryside is picturesque, perfect for anyone that wants to live in an unspoilt and peaceful part of the world. More details are available on request. Property can be viewed at the weekend or during the week.

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Hamlet house with lots of potential, a barn and a paddock
Centre Val de Loire
Indre

Hamlet house with lots of potential, a barn and a paddock

39,600 Euros

A partly renovated detached hamlet house with an attic that could be converted and an attached barn. The property includes a 2nd barn and a paddock which might make it ideal for someone with a pony.

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Former Village bar/restaurant, ideal B&B, tea rooms project or large family home
Poitou-Charentes
Vienne

Former Village bar/restaurant, ideal B&B, tea rooms project or large family home

26,750 Euros

This property once the local village pub and restaurant is being sold asa domestic residence, it offers large downstairs rooms and spacious 3 bedroom apartment on the first floor. The property has lots of potential as a restaurant/tea rooms (no alcohol license), a large family holiday home or B&B. In total (NB Main exterior photo not current)

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Renovation project
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

Renovation project

10,000 Euros

This property is situated in a small hamlet not too far from the town Magnac Laval with all amenities, including cafes, bars and restaurants. It is under an hour’s drive away from the international airport at Limoges with flights to the UK.

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Detached old farmhouse with barns and land (4 acres)
Limousin
Creuse

Detached old farmhouse with barns and land (4 acres)

55,000 Euros

This detached 2-bedroom house has loads of potential but does require total renovation, including a lot of roof repairs and a new fosse septique. The house consists of a lounge, a kitchen, a bathroom and two bedrooms. There is a large barn requiring some roof repairs (218m2), another building with no roof (96m2) and some separate small outbuildings.

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Quaint stone village house with 90 m² of living space, terraces, pool and views.
Languedoc-Roussillon
Hérault

Quaint stone village house with 90 m² of living space, terraces, pool and views.

155,100 Euros

Quaint stone village house, located in a small street of the heart of the village, with 90 m² of living space including 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and with several terraces and an outground pool. Beautiful façade and lovely views.

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Village house to modernise with 107 m² of living space in the heart of a village on the Canal.
Languedoc-Roussillon
Hérault

Village house to modernise with 107 m² of living space in the heart of a village on the Canal.

88,000 Euros

Village house to modernise offering 107 m² of living space including 3/4 bedrooms plus an attic to convert. Well located in a lively village with all amenities.

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Charming house with 7 bedrooms, stone stable, convertible attic and 2 terraces with views !
Languedoc-Roussillon
Hérault

Charming house with 7 bedrooms, stone stable, convertible attic and 2 terraces with views !

154,000 Euros

Unique ! Beautiful old winegrower’s house (dating from 18th century) full of charm and with a living space of 308 m² (with a potential of more than 400 m² after renovation). The house offers 6 to 7 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, lounges, living room, open kitchen, 2 terraces with superb view, an old stone stable with vaulted arch, cellars, convertible attic… Ideal for a B&B project, gites, apartments, ... it offers many possibilities ! Some work to foresee (electricity, some floors ...)

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Cheap and cheerful property in Normandy
Basse-Normandie
Manche

Cheap and cheerful property in Normandy

55,000 Euros

Good value this one – lots for your money here. You ve got a habitable two bedroom property with an attached barn ripe for conversion in addition to an attached garage. Grounds too. For anyone wanting a project but having somewhere to live whilst doing the barn up – ideal. Alternatively for someone who needs a substantial outbuilding which has a multitude of uses – ideal for storage – plenty of floor area. Property is situated about 10 kilometres from Mortain

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Pretty village house with 113 m² of living space, terrace and independent studio/workshop.
Languedoc-Roussillon
Hérault

Pretty village house with 113 m² of living space, terrace and independent studio/workshop.

119,900 Euros

Pretty village house located in the heart of the medieval part of the village, just a few steps of all shops, with 113 m² of living space including an independent studio/workshop (that could be converted into a studio). No structural work to foresee, only cosmetic. Nice !

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Beautiful bourgeoise house with 5 bedrooms, courtyard, terrace and convertible attic !
Languedoc-Roussillon
Hérault

Beautiful bourgeoise house with 5 bedrooms, courtyard, terrace and convertible attic !

297,000 Euros

Beautiful bourgeoise house (18th century) offering 190 m² of living space (and possibility of about 300 m²) with 5 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, lounge, office, courtyard, terrace of 30 m², barn of 35 m² with wine cellar and a superb convertible attic of more than 125 m². Great potential, in the heart of the village !

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Attractive traditional house requiring full renovation
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

Attractive traditional house requiring full renovation

23,000 Euros

In need of total restoration this attractive traditional house with an intact bread oven, has the potential to be a lovely home. Situated in a hamlet with open countryside at its doorstep, the house could become spacious and comfortable with vision, enthusiasm, hard work and investment. It is semi-detached and in a cul-de-sac and has over a 1600m2 of attached land.

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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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