French Equestrian Property
French Equestrian Property

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French Equestrian Property

Whether you own one horse, 5 horses, or perhaps breed and train dozens for a living, PPG are almost certain to have a suitable equestrian property in France. If you are looking to buy a French cottage with pasture land or to move your business abroad to take advantage of the better climate and value-for-money that France can offer, please take a look at our comprehensive listings of equestrian properties.

Several of our larger French properties include full equestrian facilities such as a tack room, gallops, feed storage, covered riding schools, convenient water supplies, and many acres of quality pasture.

Guide to the French Buying Process

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.

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IMPORTANT - Disclaimer :
All information provided is believed to be current and provided free of charge. No liability can be accepted for the reliability of the information and statements made as this is obtained from 3rd parties. We always recommend you take legal advice from a fully qualified Lawyer or Notary before buying a property overseas.

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6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Vaugines, Vaucluse, Luberon

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Vaugines, Vaucluse, Luberon
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6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Vaugines, Vaucluse, Luberon

Superb and beautifully presented, this spacious 19th Century farmhouse is full of character and charm and packed with original features including exposed stone and wooden beams. With a total bu...

REF: 212232
  • Floor Size: 300 square metres
  • Plot Size: 50,000 square metres (5.00 hectares / 12.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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Equestrian French Chateau for Sale with 9 Bedrooms close to Liborne

Equestrian French Chateau for Sale with  9 Bedrooms close to Liborne
1,378,000 EUR

Equestrian French Chateau for Sale with 9 Bedrooms close to Liborne

An impressive Century French Chateau close to Libourne and St Emilion, set in an estate of over 25 hectares with woodland, meadows and a lake This property consists of a Chateau with origins i...

REF: 215944
  • Floor Size: 1,000 square metres
  • Plot Size: 260,000 square metres (26.00 hectares / 64.25 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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5 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Bargemon, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

5 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Bargemon, Var, Cote d
1,300,000 EUR

5 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Bargemon, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

On 6.5 hectares of land, part of which borders a river, an old mas situated in a dominating position with about 300m2 of living space, comprising of, on the ground floor: kitchen with utility room, se...

REF: 161354
  • Floor Size: 300 square metres
  • Plot Size: 65,000 square metres (6.50 hectares / 16.06 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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5 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Journiac, Dordogne, Aquitaine

5 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Journiac, Dordogne, Aquitaine
1,300,000 EUR

5 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Journiac, Dordogne, Aquitaine

A welcoming and spacious Eighteenth century rural property set in an estate of 36 acres with superb countryside views and offering a lifestyle of bucolic comfort. This superb small country est...

REF: 210374
  • Floor Size: 350 square metres
  • Plot Size: 143,850 square metres (14.39 hectares / 35.55 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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20 bedroom French chateau for sale, Chalais, Vienne 86 Charente 16, Poitou-Charentes

20 bedroom French chateau for sale, Chalais, Vienne 86
Charente 16, Poitou-Charentes
1,272,000 EUR

20 bedroom French chateau for sale, Chalais, Vienne 86 Charente 16, Poitou-Charentes

Recently reduced in price, this stunning and historical fairy-tale French Chateau with panoramic valley views, is ideally located within a large estate of 135,000m2 with 4 guest cottages and 15.5 hect...

REF: 215886
  • Plot Size: 135,000 square metres (13.50 hectares / 33.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 20
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6 bedroom French chateau for sale, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

6 bedroom French chateau for sale, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley
1,260,000 EUR

6 bedroom French chateau for sale, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

A very attractive French chateau built in the early 19th Century which offers a host of options for its future use from its original home for French nobility to a “boutique hotel” and more recently ...

REF: 187779
  • Plot Size: 100,000 square metres (10.00 hectares / 24.71 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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4 bedroom house for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

4 bedroom house for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d
1,260,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Spacious 4 bedroom home with a total living area of 290m2, set within a large flat plot of 42,526m2 with a lovely swimming pool, guest/staff apartment, stables for 5 horses with a large tack-room, pri...

REF: 214278
  • Floor Size: 290 square metres
  • Plot Size: 42,526 square metres (4.25 hectares / 10.51 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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14 bedroom French chateau for sale, Marcillat en Combraille, Allier, Auvergne

14 bedroom French chateau for sale, Marcillat en Combraille, Allier, Auvergne
1,254,000 EUR

14 bedroom French chateau for sale, Marcillat en Combraille, Allier, Auvergne

Enchanting French chateau dating back to the Medieval period, which has been lovingly restored and has been run as a wedding and conference venue in beautiful setting of over 11 acres of park and wood...

REF: 209003
  • Plot Size: 46,489 square metres (4.65 hectares / 11.49 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 14
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13 bedroom French chateau for sale, Bergerac, Dordogne, Aquitaine

13 bedroom French chateau for sale, Bergerac, Dordogne, Aquitaine
1,250,000 EUR

13 bedroom French chateau for sale, Bergerac, Dordogne, Aquitaine

A character property from the XIXth century set in over 25 hectares of beautiful grounds near Bergerac. including a lake and woodland, offering versatile accommodation and various income opportunities...

REF: 210971
  • Floor Size: 907 square metres
  • Plot Size: 254,818 square metres (25.48 hectares / 62.97 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 13
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10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Bergerac, Dordogne, Aquitaine

10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Bergerac, Dordogne, Aquitaine
1,250,000 EUR

10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Bergerac, Dordogne, Aquitaine

Spacious and full of character and charm, this lovely 19th Century manor house style Chateau has a vast total living area of 712m2, and is set within 25 hectares of land with stables, ideally located ...

REF: 215883
  • Floor Size: 712 square metres
  • Plot Size: 250,000 square metres (25.00 hectares / 61.78 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
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