French Chateaux for sale in Aquitaine
Area GuideProperty Buying Guide

Filter Results
111 properties
123456NextLast
7 bedroom Manor House for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in La Rochelle, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248581
Charming character property for sale between La Rochelle and the Marais Poitevin, with 7 bedrooms and swimming pool, set in lovely mature grounds. This beautiful residence, typically Aunisian, wa...
985,000 EUR
9 bedroom Chateau for sale with Income Potential in Blaye, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248579
Nestling in nearly 5 acres of glorious landscaped gardens is this beautifully renovated 9 bedroom South facing French Chateau with separate one bedroom apartment and outbuildings, ideally located i...
1,500,000 EUR
10 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Mont, Orthez, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248572
Nestling in over 6 acres of glorious land with beautiful gardens, pool and outbuildings, is this fabulous 10 bedroom medieval Chateau with two gites, enjoying far reaching countryside views from it...
945,000 EUR
Renovated 9 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in La Rochelle, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248514
Delightful Nineteenth Century chateau in Benon, not far from La Rochelle it once served as the country retreat of the Delmas family, esteemed ship owners from La Rochelle. Nestled discreetly amid...
1,590,000 EUR
Unique 5 bedroom Chateau for sale with panoramic view in L'Isle Jourdain, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248502
Recommended
Unique opportunity to acquire a beautiful, partially renovated house with garden and mooring, situated on an island, enjoying panoramic views from its location in L'Isle Jourdain. This grand parti...
750,000 EUR
Grand 13 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Lussac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248440
Beautifully renovated chateau within easy reach of Limoges within a quiet setting near Cussac, in the heart of wooded parkland of more than 5 acres. This charming and completely renovated propert...
892,500 EUR
Character 7 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Parthenay, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248267
Beautiful 7 bedroom Chateau, which is ideally situated in a quiet setting between Parthenay (15 minutes) and Poitiers (35 minutes) and close to a village with shops. With its origins dating from ...
1,278,000 EUR
Character 10 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view and panoramic view  in Lusignan, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248261
Recommended
Elegant 10 bedroom 19th Century chateau, which is approached through impressive entrance gates and a tree-lined avenue, is ideally situated just 2km from an historic Gallo Roman village with a popu...
1,350,000 EUR
Character 9 bedroom Chateau for sale with lake or river view in Thouars, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248151
Impressive 9 bedroom manor house, situated in a quiet setting by the river Thouet. In need of renovating, yet currently habitable, this fantastic project is situated just 30 minutes from beautifu...
448,000 EUR
Character 24 bedroom Chateau for sale with panoramic view and countryside view in Cherves Chatelars, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248094
Recommended
Grand and beautifully maintained, this historic, extraordinary and authentic estate features a main Chateau, Chateau for entertaining, along with several outbuildings and additional accommodation. ...
2,950,000 EUR
Historical 11 bedroom Chateau for sale with panoramic view and countryside view in Bergerac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248093
Recommended
Built around 1750, this spacious and beautifully presented 11 bedroom property presents an excellent opportunity for an elegant home or hospitality project in one of France's most popular regions. ...
1,750,000 EUR
Lovingly Maintained 9 bedroom Manor House for sale with countryside view and panoramic view in Libourne, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248062
Full of character and charm, this striking property is ideally situated in a quiet countryside setting, yet just 10 minutes from Libourne. Completely renovated with care and good taste, this super...
1,800,000 EUR
Grand 5 bedroom Chateau for sale with panoramic view and countryside view in Serres Sainte Marie, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 247980
Charming and elegant chateau in a dominant position with panoramic views to the Pyrenees, less than an hour from the coast, and offering modern comfort in a beautiful and nicely renovated settin...
890,000 EUR
Exclusive 7 bedroom Manor House for sale in Eymet, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 247975
Beautiful and unique 7 bedroom manor house, which is ideally located in the very popular Dordogne town of Eymet and just a 25 minute drive from Bergerac Airport. Set in private gardens of 1,945m2...
975,000 EUR
Character 11 bedroom Chateau for sale with panoramic view and countryside view in Cognac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 247951
Recommended
Magnificent 11 bedroom 19th Century Chateau, which is ideally located in the immediate vicinity of Cognac, within an exceptional setting with panoramic views over the Charente valley. Thoroughly ...
2,438,000 EUR
Renovated 7 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Parthenay, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 247863
A beautifully renovated medieval chateau in the West Deux Sevres region, full of charm and character, set in about 23 acres of private parkland, close to a village with shops and a bakery. Built...
1,278,000 EUR
Income Producing 24 bedroom Manor House for sale with panoramic view in Reaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 247853
Fabulous and newly restored Sixteenth Century manoire, beautifully located in the heart of the rolling French countryside, set in 24 acres with a 7 bedroom 'Maison de Maitre' at its heart and 7 bea...
2,385,000 EUR
Historical 7 bedroom Manor House for sale with countryside view in Laroque Timbaut, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 247850
Character French property with panoramic countryside views and development potential close to Engayrac in the Lot et Garonne department . This 17th-century building is sure to appeal to heritage...
477,000 EUR
Income Producing Bordeaux Vineyard  with  Chateau for sale with  in Gironde Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 247834
Beautiful vineyard estate with impressive chateau, overlooking the river with panoramic terrace and making a great income generating opportunity. This exciting prospect features approximately 35 ...
3,600,000 EUR
Income Producing 8 bedroom Chateau for sale with lake or river view in St Aulaye Pumangou, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 247805
Tastefully renovated 8 bedroom manor house with a separate cottage, set in 6.5 acres of land in a riverside setting and currently run as an exclusive boutique-style holiday location with conferenc...
1,244,900 EUR
123456NextLast

Area Guide

Buying a Property in France

1. Signing the Agreement (Compris)

On finding a property you wish to purchase you will need to negotiate the terms, price and conditions of the sale with the owner.

The next step, once you are in agreement, is to sign the preliminary contract (Compromis de Vente). This is a legal document and after ten days will be binding on both parties. Rules change frequently in France and it is best to consult with your notary about when this period starts. Generally the compris will be signed in France with the Agent.

Variants can be included in the compris, for example an Acte (clause) can be added if the name or names to go on the title deed have not been finalised. If a mortgage will be required to purchase the property, the details for this, including the name of the mortgage company, must be on the compris.

2. Paying the Deposit

Generally the deposit will be 10% of the agreed purchase price. This will normally be paid to the notaire. There are exceptions to this, if the agent holds a carte professionelle, is bonded and fully registered then you may pay them, but do not hand over the deposit to anyone else. If for some reason the purchase does not go through, for example, if you write to the notaire and the agent that you do not wish to go continue with the purchase before the contract is binding (within seven days of signing the compris), then your deposit would be repaid. This would also apply if a condition had not been met, or the mayor or S.A.F.E.R. (a government agency that has the right of first purchase on most rural property that comes onto the market in France) could oblige the purchaser to give way. If you decide after the seven days 'cooling off' period that you do not wish to complete the purchase and pull out of the sale you would lose your deposit. If however the vendor pulls out of the sale then you will receive your deposit back plus the same amount from the vendor.

3. On Completion

Generally it will take around two or three months to complete the purchase.

During this time the balance of the purchase money must be paid into the account of the notaire, this must be done well ahead of the completion date. The notaire will prepare the documents, check that the deed of sale (Acte de Vente) is in order and have the legal title ready to be signed over. It is possible to have someone sign on your behalf if you give them power of attorney. An interpreter may be of use at this point if your French is not very good and many Notaires will suggest (or insist) that an interpreter is with you.

Latest Real Estate Articles