Best Pieds A Terre and Boltholes for Sale in France in 2019

A selection of the best French boltholes and pieds a terre on the market in 2019

Bolthole and pied a terre property in France is popular

Sometimes we all need to escape for a while. Modern life can be stressful, and just getting away can refresh body and soul. There can be few places better suited for such an escape than France. Near to the UK geographically, easy to access and packed with wonderful towns and countryside to enjoy, France is the perfect retreat for world weary Brits. In fact, France is so popular with we Brits that 24% of British households that own a property abroad have chosen to buy in France. This makes France the second most popular destination for overseas property.

Pied a terre and bolthole properties - what are they?

According to the dictionary, a bolthole is an escape or place of refuge. A pied a terre is noted as a small second house or apartment, which is not lived in permanently. A good bolthole or pied a terre property should be easy to access, enjoyable to live in and located in a place that soothes or inspires the soul. In France there are plenty of possibilities to find such a property.

Boltholes and pieds a terre in Provence

When Peter Mayle wrote his best selling book, "A Year in Provence", Brits realised that they too could have a bolthole in Provence (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Property Guide). It's the most glorious of French regions. Provence has the sunshine, the beauty and the glamour that we dream of when going about our daily lives in grey old Blighty. And, the grand dame of Provence is Nice. The city by the sea, Nice attracts the rich and famous in droves. There can be few greater pleasures than sitting at a restaurant overlooking the Bay of Nice and watching the yachts mooring up, dispatching the rich and famous to shore.

Bolthole property for sale in Nice

So, a bolthole in Nice is the epitome of the French dream for many of us. The trouble is, we think of Nice (Nice Property Guide) as being too expensive. Certainly, there are properties in Nice that can only ever be bought by those with plenty of cash in the bank. But, there are many properties that are well within the reach of ordinary mortals.

Pied a terre property for sale in Brittany

Less expensive than Provence, but still utterly beautiful and with a fabulous coast to enjoy is the ever popular region of Brittany. Brittany has long been a favourite with British buyers, and makes a great bolthole as it's so easy to access. You can fly, drive or take the ferry, so weekends away are so stress free. A property here would be just the thing for short breaks. (The Prettiest Villages in Brittany.)

French boltholes with character

A bolthole property needs to be enjoyable, above all else. A characterless, concrete apartment block might provide you with a place to escape to, but it doesn't feed the soul in the same way that a picturesque, traditional French property can. If it's character that you are seeking, take a look at some of the lovely properties we have below.

Bargain boltholes and pieds a terre in 2019

The past few years have been difficult years in economic terms for sure. But every cloud has a silver lining, and the silver lining here is that French property has become more and more affordable. This is definitely the time to find that bolthole or pied a terre in France! So why not take a look through the best bolthole properties currently on the market. You could be making that life enhancing step to escape to France for weekends and holidays sooner than you think. Happy browsing!

 
 

REDUCED Adorable little house with cottage garden
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

REDUCED Adorable little house with cottage garden

26,000 Euros

This sweet little house comprises a kitchen/living room and a bedroom downstairs. Upstairs are a small landing and another bedroom. Shower room and separate toilet are realized in the barn. The property does need a new septic tank. The roof is in good condition. At the back of the house is a charming long cottage garden.

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Town house in middle of St Lo near shops and amenities
Basse-Normandie
Manche

Town house in middle of St Lo near shops and amenities

50,000 Euros

Town property in middle of town of St Lo. Its got 2 bedrooms but one is probably more of child s bedroom. Comes with garage and enclosed garden with terrased area. In need of upgrading and modernising at least. Lots of potential here. Ideal bolt hole - great for exploring town.

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2 bedroom House sale CHENAUD Dordogne
Aquitaine
Dordogne

2 bedroom House sale CHENAUD Dordogne

125,000 Euros

Renovated cottage for sale in the Dordogne with spacious and airy interior. New electrics, fosse, bathroom, kitchen. 2 bedrooms with large garden and close to the local shop and bar. Ideal holiday home or bolt hole in France. Prix : 125 000 eur HAI incluant 8,70% TTC d'honoraires à la charge de l'acquéreur. Prix honoraires exclus: 115 000 eur . Frais de notaire en sus.

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Delightful furnished holiday cottage in hamlet near popular village
Bretagne
Côtes-d'Armor

Delightful furnished holiday cottage in hamlet near popular village

79,205 Euros

This really is the most perfect holiday cottage located just a few minutes from the popular character town of Jugon Les Lacs (Brittany). Just bring your suitcases and you can move right in - all the furniture is included with this house for sale. Situated in a quiet hamlet this secluded house offers light and bright accommodation comprising, a living room with corner kitchen and feature fireplace with insert woodburner on the ground floor a spacious bedroom and shower room on the first floor and

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Great condition, charm, comfort and convenience, Pied à Terre, Port Vendres
Languedoc-Roussillon
Pyrénées-Orientales

Great condition, charm, comfort and convenience, Pied à Terre, Port Vendres

110,000 Euros

A GREAT PIED A TERRE ( without co ownership charges) awaits you in the centre of Port Vendres, with all AMENITIES ON YOUR DOORSTEP and without having to negotiate any steps ! MODERNISED in 2016, this home offers a light and airy OPEN -PLAN living room and lovely fitted kitchen, 2 BEDROOMS, one ideal for bunk beds and the other measurng 11m² (approx) There is also a nicely fitted shower room/ wc.

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Pied à terre old stones near sea
Bretagne
Côtes-d'Armor

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Pied à terre old stones near sea

209,900 Euros

Small stone house of 97 m2 livable on closed ground of 127 m2 GROUND FLOOR - a large piece of life on tomette, with fireplace and exposed beams - a fitted and equipped kitchen with glass door overlooking the garden - a shower room with TOILET FLOOR - a central circulation - four luminous rooms - a bathroom with toilet DEPENDENCY - small dependency for storage bicycles etc ...

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Pretty stone village home with 55 m² living space in a picturesque village.
Languedoc-Roussillon
Hérault

Pretty stone village home with 55 m² living space in a picturesque village.

69,300 Euros

Charming stone village house offering about 55 m² living space including 2 bedrooms. Possibility to create a terrace on one part of the roof. Charming holiday base.

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For Sale, Fully Renovated Studio Apartment At The Bottom Of The Ski Slopes Of Saint Jean D'Aulps
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

NOW SOLD

For Sale, Fully Renovated Studio Apartment At The Bottom Of The Ski Slopes Of Saint Jean D'Aulps

58,000 Euros

Fully renovated less than 10 years ago, this studio apartment is located in the heart of the ski resort of Saint Jean d'Aulps Roc d'Enfer, part of the ski area of the Portes du Soleil.With a chalet feel to it, this property sleeps 4 people thanks to its living space and Coin Montagne (bunkbed area).

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Elegant and Spacious Appartment in Condom
Midi-Pyrénées
Gers

Elegant and Spacious Appartment in Condom

144,000 Euros

Beautifully renovated elegant apartment on the first floor of an 18th Century building in the heart of this vibrant town in the north of the Gers. Lovely original features, high ceilings, original wooden floors. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room, spacious kitchen. Central heating, ideal location - walk to bars, restaurants, cinema, theatre, schools, doctors. Free parking nearby. Only 2 other neighbours in the building. An ideal weekend retreat only 1.5 hrs from Toulouse Airport!

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Charming Little Village House in Verteuil Sur Charente
Poitou-Charentes
Charente

Charming Little Village House in Verteuil Sur Charente

74,000 Euros

Located in the heart of Verteuil sur Charente, one of the most beautiful villages in the Charente with its mill, shops, restaurant and bar, and of course its Chateau, this small village house, sold furnished, offers two bedrooms. There is nothing to do but drop your suitcases before going for a walk along the Charente river. The property benefits from electric heating, and double glazed windows. It is connected to mains drainage.

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*Lovely and bright little house with terraces in Magalas
Languedoc-Roussillon
Hérault

*Lovely and bright little house with terraces in Magalas

191,000 Euros

Lovely and proper little house in a calm area in Magalas. The house is nice and bright, you enter on garden level where you have the kitchen, the dining room/salon and a separate wc. You also have a nice veranda with direct access from the kitchen/salon and attached to the veranda a terrace in two parts from where you can go directly into the garage.

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