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French Cottages for the Frugal Yet Finicky Buyer Starting at 45k

Check out these 5 fashionable houses we found for sale in France starting at just 45,000 Euro

Have you been wondering if now is the time to pull the trigger on a house in Europe? Good news! The U.S. Dollar is now basically equal to the Euro, so your budget stretches about 15% further than it would have last year.

This week we found five French country cottages on the market at phenomenal asking prices (some state they're negotiable and some have been reduced).

As always, these NOT fixer uppers or major renovation projects…these are basically turn key houses starting at just 45,000 Euros!

€45,000 | 2 Beds + 1 Bath

St-Germain-Beaupré, France

From the listing: "This house is the ultimate holiday retreat. Perfect for spending time in but in a secure position so that it can be locked up and left to await your return.

The house comprises

Front door opening into lounge with a dining area. It has a tiled floor and a fireplace with wood burning stove. This room carries through to a fully fitted kitchen including fitted oven with ceramic hob, sink and drainer. There is storage room off to one side with a door leading out to the back of the house.

First floor: Landing area

Good size double bedroom with windows to front and space for wardrobes.

Lovely bathroom with large shower, W.C, basin, wood floor and window to the back of the property.

2nd floor: Another double bedroom with velux windows.

This house does not actually own its own back garden, but the back door opens out to commune land which is used by the vendors for BBQ's and sitting out and dining - so no worries about having to maintain outside space when you are not there.

The house is just 15 kms from the large town of La Souterainne with a choice of supermarkets and all facilities that you would need with the added bonus of being just 12 kms away from the market town of Dun Le Palestel, again with supermarket and all amenities. The nearest village with its bar/restaurant is 4.5 kms. Limoges airport is 78 kms

A perfect area for that relaxing retreat."

Source: Leggett

61,600 | 3 Beds + 1 Bath

Prissac, France

From the Listing: "Gorgeous sunny 3 bedroom cottage in sought-after Brenne village. Here is your dream lock up and leave holiday home. Situated on a quiet lane behind the church of this attractive village, just few steps along the lane from the boulangerie, the house offers three bedrooms, a delightful front courtyard and also a charming garden a two-minute walk away, with no neighbouring houses so it is perfect for parties and entertaining. Included are two garages of approx 20m2 each adjacent to the garden and with parking space in front.

The house has been beautifully renovated with great attention to detail

Enter through a gated and private west-facing courtyard and into the kitchen/salon with dining area, The shower room and laundry is to the rear. On the first floor, two sunny bedrooms and a third on the second floor reached via the original loft stairs and with far-reaching views across the village and countryside.

Well-stocked garden of 228m2 including a shed or summer kitchen, water butts and two garages to the side with shelving and concrete floors."

Source: Leggett

€77,780 | 2 Beds + 1 Bath

Champgenéteux, France

From the Listing: "Delightful country cottage in a hamlet setting with garden and large workshop, close to local amenities. Perfect lock-and-leave holiday home. This well-maintained tradition stone house is situated in a hamlet conveniently only just over 2km to all local amenities in the town of Bais, including supermarkets, doctors, swimming pool, bars etc.

The larger town of Laval, capital of the Mayenne department, is just 40 minutes by car with high speed TGV links to Paris. Cross Channel Ferry under 2 hours, Caen."

Source: Leggett

88,000 | 1 Bed + 1 Bath

Saint-Georges-les-Landes, France

From the Listing: "Beautifully renovated property with attached barn in a quiet hamlet.

This property comprises of:

Front door into open plan, airy living area. The fitted kitchen with wall and floor units is like new. White goods fitted in. The floor is tiled around the kitchen area. The lounge/dining area has windows to front and back and door to the back garden. In front of the lovely stone fire place with wood burning stove, is a feature stone floor.

Upstairs there is a very large mezzanine area with doubles as a good size guest bedroom. There is then the master bedroom and shower room on this floor.

The house is well insulated - the roof having been replaced 9/1- years ago and at the same time being insulated. The walls too are insulated. There is double glazing throughout and electric radiators. Attached is the large barn which did have, at one time, outline planning to turn into a dwelling/part of the house. One end of it has a door leading to the back garden.

The back garden itself is a good, easily maintained size which completes the fact that this house would be perfect as either a holiday home or a main residence. There is a good size decked terrace area out here too.

The property is close to Saint Sulpice Les Feuilles which has many amenities (9kms), 10 kms to La Souterraine with its choice of supermarkets and main line station direct to Paris. Limoges with its airport is 56/57 kms away.

A beautiful property in a quiet location near to lots of amenities."

Source: Leggett

88,000 | 2 Beds + 1 Bath

Plœuc-L'Hermitage, France

From the Listing: "At the heart of Brittany in a peaceful hamlet, between the sea 30 kilometres away and the unspoilt countryside,

Nestled in the catchment area of Saint-Brieuc, near Ploeuc l'Hermitage and amenities.

Small house 76 m², outbuilding 63 m² on land 434 m². On the ground floor, a living room with a light/dark contrast and an open plan kitchen, tiled and fitted.

On the first floor, two bedrooms, dressing room, bathroom with bath/shower, washbasin and WC.

Wood heating.

Septic tank.

Access to the land from the outside, on the road.

Dairy cows nearby. Price negotiable."

Source: Leggett

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