French Equestrian Property
French Equestrian Property

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For over twenty years we have built a network of the best professional agents in the most desirable locations. We offer our clients a tailored personal service, at no extra expense. We make sure that buying your overseas property, from initial viewings to final purchase, goes as smoothly as possible.

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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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Superb and Versatile Country Estate for Sale in the Dordogne with 25 Bedrooms and 76 Hectares.

Superb and Versatile Country Estate for Sale in the Dordogne with 25 Bedrooms and 76 Hectares.
4,725,000 EUR

Superb and Versatile Country Estate for Sale in the Dordogne with 25 Bedrooms and 76 Hectares.

Superb and highly individual property for sale in the Perigord Vert region of the Dordogne consisting of a private hamlet, fully and beautifully renovated, in the heart of a large estate of almost 2...

REF: 216164
  • Floor Size: 2,519 square metres
  • Plot Size: 754,456 square metres (75.45 hectares / 186.43 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 25
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Callian, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Callian, Var, Cote d
4,000,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Callian, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Spacious entirely renovated 18th Century Tuscan style villa set within a large plot of 7.7 hectares which is situated on a plateau with a panoramic 360 degree views and a glimpse of the sea. F...

REF: 201968
  • Floor Size: 600 square metres
  • Plot Size: 77,000 square metres (7.70 hectares / 19.03 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Callian, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

6 bedroom villa for sale, Callian, Var, Cote d
3,990,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Callian, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Beautifully presented and totally renovated, this light and spacious 18th Century 6 bedroom villa, is located in Var back country. Renovated in a Tuscan style, set on 7.5 hectares of land on a ...

REF: 196865
  • Floor Size: 600 square metres
  • Plot Size: 75,000 square metres (7.50 hectares / 18.53 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Le Plan de la Tour, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Le Plan de la Tour, Var, Cote d
3,950,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Le Plan de la Tour, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

This exceptional villa which was built in 1980, is presented in immaculate condition and stands in 3.5 hectares of land with a gorgeous pond, a stable and a landscaped park. There are large ter...

REF: 210642
  • Floor Size: 270 square metres
  • Plot Size: 35,000 square metres (3.50 hectares / 8.65 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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Exceptional Renovated French Chateau for Sale near La Rochelle with 15 Hectares

Exceptional  Renovated French Chateau for Sale near La Rochelle with 15 Hectares
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Exceptional Renovated French Chateau for Sale near La Rochelle with 15 Hectares

Outstanding and majestic Sixteenth Century French chateau to the south of La Rochelle, which has been beautifully restored and set in an enclosed estate of 15 hectares. This exceptional hist...

REF: 215938
  • Floor Size: 600 square metres
  • Plot Size: 150,000 square metres (15.00 hectares / 37.07 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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5 bedroom French chateau for sale, Angouleme, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

5 bedroom French chateau for sale, Angouleme, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
3,680,000 EUR

5 bedroom French chateau for sale, Angouleme, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Fabulous French Chateau dating back to the Thirteenth and Fifteenth Centuries, in a beautiful forest setting with a beautiful lake nearby with an estate of over 160 acres. Entry via wrought i...

REF: 203142
  • Plot Size: 650,000 square metres (65.00 hectares / 160.62 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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23 bedroom French chateau for sale, Location Withheld, Sarthe, Pays-de-la-Loire

23 bedroom French chateau for sale, Location Withheld, Sarthe, Pays-de-la-Loire
3,600,000 EUR
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23 bedroom French chateau for sale, Location Withheld, Sarthe, Pays-de-la-Loire

PRICE REDUCED - Located in centre of France, in a very quiet environment, a spectacular 19th Century French chateau, fully renovated and in outstanding condition. With approximately 2,000m2 of ...

REF: 141698
  • Floor Size: 2,000 square metres
  • Plot Size: 120,000 square metres (12.00 hectares / 29.65 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 23
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Dordogne Chateau for Sale with Equestrian Facilities

Dordogne Chateau for Sale  with Equestrian Facilities
3,600,000 EUR

Dordogne Chateau for Sale with Equestrian Facilities

Located near Perigueux is this large estate of 116 hectares (290 acres) comprising of an impressive historic monument with chateau and manor set around a courtyard. Outbuildings include 2 f...

REF: 174058
  • Floor Size: 1,500 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,160,000 square metres (116.00 hectares / 286.65 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
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12 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Reillanne, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

12 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Reillanne, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Cote d
3,390,000 EUR

12 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Reillanne, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Delightful and extensive property consisting of hamlet in the Luberon with a country farmhouse and 3 additional houses, set in 66 acres of land including lavender fields. Living space of 830 ...

REF: 214752
  • Floor Size: 830 square metres
  • Plot Size: 267,690 square metres (26.77 hectares / 66.15 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 12
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12 bedroom French chateau for sale, Angouleme, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

12 bedroom French chateau for sale, Angouleme, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
3,360,000 EUR

12 bedroom French chateau for sale, Angouleme, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Superb French Chateau dating back in parts to the Fifteenth Century, with separate hunting lodge, swimming pool, lake and set in 84 hectares of of land. The magnificent property comes with a f...

REF: 216089
  • Floor Size: 450 square metres
  • Plot Size: 840,000 square metres (84.00 hectares / 207.57 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 12
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