These five prime properties have been hand-picked by the Home Hunts team to show the range of luxurious homes for sale across France. From under one million to over five, Home Hunts can help you find the property of your dreams on your ideal budget
While the weather at the start of 2018 may not be quite what you had hoped for, in many areas of France blue skies are never far away. The French Riviera and Provence are particularly renowned for providing around 300 days of sunshine each year.
If you are looking to buy a property in France, it makes sense to get the search underway as soon as possible. As the buying process usually takes a few months, finding the right property in January or February could mean you’ll be enjoying your new holiday home – and the income from renting it out – as soon as this coming summer.
Here are five luxurious French properties for sale that will inspire your second home search in 2018.
A golden opportunity near Cordes-sur-Ciel
Cordes-sur-Ciel is a charming and popular bastide town that is part of the “Triangle d’Or” (Golden Triangle) area with Albi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Gaillac, which is renowned for its delicious wine. Voted France’s favourite village in 2014, it is a popular tourist destination in winter as well as summer, which bodes well for year-round rental opportunities.
Priced at €665,000, this stunning stone château (HH-10883357) exemplifies just how much you can still get for your money in this desirable corner of South West France. A 16th century property located in the heart of the Golden Triangle, it has been completely renovated yet retains many original features and has plenty of modern conveniences.
The property has been divided into two dwellings, to offer five bedrooms and four bathrooms overall, a landscaped garden adorned with flower beds and a saltwater pool.
Just 20 minutes from Albi and 45 minutes from Toulouse and its international airport, interested buyers should view this property as soon as possible.
A Florentine fantasy in Provence
Half-an-hour’s drive from Aix-en-Provence, Marseille and the celebrated Mediterranean fishing port of Cassis on the Provence coast, this extraordinary Florentine-style villa (HH-12144378) in Fuveau is on sale for under €2 million.
This unique property, with its glorious contemporary white interiors, is set over three levels and features a cathedral lounge, a sweeping statement staircase and six chic bedroom suites.
Outside, in the extensive grounds, a stylishly-designed swimming pool, immaculate lawn and spacious terraced area make a perfect setting for al fresco entertaining under the Provençal sun. A vast home cinema and a winter garden are further highlights of this impressive property.
A year-round holiday home on Lake Geneva
With little quaint houses surrounding the harbour, the village of Nernier oozes charm and still feels like a traditional fishing village. The little sister of Yvoire, it has an exquisite medieval centre and is just a few kilometres away from the Swiss border and less than an hour from Geneva Airport.
This eye-catching waterfront villa (HH-12133923), which was built in the 1970s, offers excellent value for a property in such a privileged position on the shores of Lake Leman (Lake Geneva). It provides panoramic views over the lake and the Jura mountain range along the horizon.
With four bedrooms overall, exposed beams and front and back gardens, this property is a heavenly place to spend holidays. Proximity to the Alps and its position on the lake means that year-round holidays are possible, with skiing in the winter and water sports, hiking or cycling on the agenda in the summer.
A swimming pool, mooring on the lake and private beach access make this a property that will not stay on the market for long, especially with the €2,100,000 price tag.
Set inland about 20 minutes from Cannes, the magical atmosphere of Mougins makes this village one of the most popular locations to own property on the French Riviera. This luxurious five-bedroom Provençal mas (HH-11720465) is set in stunning, luscious surroundings offering breath-taking views across the countryside and the Mediterranean Sea.
With five luxuriously-designed bedrooms, some with double-high ceilings, expertly-styled neutral, earthy interiors and a contemporary look created from the highest quality materials, this is a remarkable property. Features such as electric shutters and underfloor heating only serve to make it even more attractive, especially for winter vacations.
Outside, mulberry trees, a splendid pool area, summer lounge and the possibility of detaching a plot of land to build another villa, make this an excellent investment opportunity. It is on the market for €3.5 million.
As good as it gets in Saint-Tropez
Having transformed from a small fishing village into one of the most sought-after locations for real estate in the world, Saint-Tropez will always be one of the most secure locations to invest in property.
This waterfront property really has the “wow factor” (HH-11808951). With direct access to the beach and just a few minutes from the centre of Saint-Tropez, buyers looking for a holiday home in this area couldn’t ask for more. Set in attractive grounds with palm trees and a heated swimming pool, this renovated character mill has it all.
Offering incredible sea views over the bay and Saint-Tropez, this is a property that you will never want to leave. The possibility of an upper floor extension makes it particularly interesting for investment.
If you would like to search for more luxury properties in France, visit www.home-hunts.com, but to discuss your specific requirements and to find out more about any of the properties listed above, speak to a consultant directly on +33 (0)970 44 66 43.