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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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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10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
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10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Simply stunning 17th century French Chateau which is ideally located in a quiet setting just 6km from Saintes, set within a vast plot of almost 70 hectares (175 acres), including 38 hectares of agricu...

REF: 215912
  • Floor Size: 910 square metres
  • Plot Size: 698,800 square metres (69.88 hectares / 172.68 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
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3 bedroom villa for sale, Theoule sur Mer, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera

3 bedroom villa for sale, Theoule sur Mer, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera
2,950,000 EUR

3 bedroom villa for sale, Theoule sur Mer, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera

Newly built villa benefiting from panoramic sea views over the Bay of Cannes and the Islands. The villa is built on 3 levels and is composed of a large salon opening onto the terrace, kitchen...

REF: 156902
  • Floor Size: 208 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 3
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7 bedroom French chateau for sale, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

7 bedroom French chateau for sale, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon
2,850,000 EUR

7 bedroom French chateau for sale, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Beautiful fully restored 7 bedroom French Chateau located in Carcassonne, with a total living area of 580m2, set within a beautiful plot of 320,927m2 with formal gardens, in a quiet and private area.<...

REF: 201589
  • Floor Size: 580 square metres
  • Plot Size: 320,927 square metres (32.09 hectares / 79.30 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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7 bedroom house for sale, Grasse, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

7 bedroom house for sale, Grasse, Cote d
2,850,000 EUR

7 bedroom house for sale, Grasse, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Spacious and beautifully presented house ideally located in a quiet setting in Grasse, within Cannes back country, nestled within a large mature plot of almost 2 hectares with large green areas, a str...

REF: 215464
  • Floor Size: 393 square metres
  • Plot Size: 17,000 square metres (1.70 hectares / 4.20 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Gillonnay, Isere, Rhone-Alpes

11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Gillonnay, Isere, Rhone-Alpes
2,800,000 EUR

11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Gillonnay, Isere, Rhone-Alpes

Completely renovated and beautifully presented 17th Century Chateau, with large rooms, a chapel, 10 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The Chateau is set in 34 hectares of parkland, with a caretaker's...

REF: 200155
  • Floor Size: 450 square metres
  • Plot Size: 340,000 square metres (34.00 hectares / 84.02 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Bourges, Cher, Centre

9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Bourges, Cher, Centre
2,670,000 EUR

9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Bourges, Cher, Centre

Located two and a half hours south of Paris by motorway on the borders of Berry and Bourbonnais, this chateau is set in beautiful countryside, free from noise and dominated by forest and traditional h...

REF: 175022
  • Floor Size: 660 square metres
  • Plot Size: 156,697 square metres (15.67 hectares / 38.72 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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16th Century Chateau for sale in Nord-Pas-de-Calais. Northern France.

16th Century Chateau for sale  in Nord-Pas-de-Calais. Northern France.
2,650,000 EUR
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16th Century Chateau for sale in Nord-Pas-de-Calais. Northern France.

PRICE REDUCED - Splendid 16th Century period chateau listed as Historic Monument (Grade 1), circled by water-moats and set in park of about 5 hectares, with outbuildings and gatehouse. There is some w...

REF: 119961
  • Plot Size: 40,000 square metres (4.00 hectares / 9.88 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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8 bedroom manor house for sale, Grasse, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

8 bedroom manor house for sale, Grasse, Cote d
2,590,000 EUR

8 bedroom manor house for sale, Grasse, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Magnificent an beautifully presented manor style villa with a vast total living area of 7360m2, located in a quiet area within a lovely mature plot of 15,000m2, situated in Grasse, within Cannes back-...

REF: 208414
  • Floor Size: 730 square metres
  • Plot Size: 15,000 square metres (1.50 hectares / 3.71 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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Modern Provencal Bastide, Close to Aix-en-Provence, in a Peaceful Location. Perfect for Equestrian Activities

Modern Provencal Bastide, Close to Aix-en-Provence, in a Peaceful  Location. Perfect for Equestrian Activities
2,575,000 EUR
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Modern Provencal Bastide, Close to Aix-en-Provence, in a Peaceful Location. Perfect for Equestrian Activities

PRICE REDUCED - Perfectly Located in a beautiful Provence countryside setting, just a few minutes' drive north from the heart of Aix-en-Provence, close to the village of Puyricard and historic Prov...

REF: 210275
  • Floor Size: 332 square metres
  • Plot Size: 70,000 square metres (7.00 hectares / 17.30 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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