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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8 bedroom French chateau for sale, Cocumont, Lot-et-Garonne, Gascony

8 bedroom French chateau for sale, Cocumont, Lot-et-Garonne, Gascony
2,650,000 EUR

8 bedroom French chateau for sale, Cocumont, Lot-et-Garonne, Gascony

Set in 11 hectares of land is this spectacular, elegant 18th Century renovated Chateau with indoor and outdoor pools, and independent gite, located 35 minutes from Bordeaux, enjoying breathtaking pano...

REF: 219885
  • Floor Size: 850 square metres
  • Plot Size: 110,000 square metres (11.00 hectares / 27.18 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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French chateau for sale, Saint Caprais de Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine

French chateau for sale, Saint Caprais de Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine
2,650,000 EUR

French chateau for sale, Saint Caprais de Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine

Superb and imposing French Chateau, complete with AOC Bordeaux hobby vineyard and equestrian facilities. This unique property comes with a tangible history to be discovered it was first built...

REF: 221913
  • Floor Size: 1,200 square metres
  • Plot Size: 14,755 square metres (1.48 hectares / 3.65 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 0
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8 bedroom house for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine

8 bedroom house for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine
2,650,000 EUR

8 bedroom house for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine

Grand, spacious and full of character and charm, this superb 17th Century Chartreuse house is ideally situated within a quiet area close to Bordeaux, within a large 17 hectare plot, of which 12 hectar...

REF: 223324
  • Bedrooms: 8
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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
Price Reduced

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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Fabulous Country Estate with Equestrian Facilities and 8 Bedrooms in Saintes Maries de la Mer.

Fabulous Country Estate with Equestrian Facilities and 8 Bedrooms in Saintes Maries de la Mer.
2,500,000 EUR

Fabulous Country Estate with Equestrian Facilities and 8 Bedrooms in Saintes Maries de la Mer.

Superb country estate set in 22 acres with equestrian facilities close to the Park Ornithologique de l'Etang de Gines in the area of Saintes Maries de la Mer. This wonderful character fa...

REF: 208409
  • Floor Size: 588 square metres
  • Plot Size: 89,063 square metres (8.91 hectares / 22.01 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Callian, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Callian, Var, Cote d
2,490,000 EUR

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

Situated at the heart of a magnificent 9.5 hectare single plot, old mas with outbuildings and about 550m2 of living space. - Hangar - Swimming pool - Part of the east wing needs renovati...

REF: 161569
  • Floor Size: 550 square metres
  • Plot Size: 95,000 square metres (9.50 hectares / 23.48 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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23 bedroom French chateau for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

23 bedroom French chateau for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
2,450,000 EUR
Price Reduced

23 bedroom French chateau for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

PRICE REDUCED - A beautifully restored chateau dating back to the late 19th Century set in grounds of 9 hectares with easy access to the Loire Valley. This elegant property was bought 15 years ...

REF: 180764
  • Floor Size: 1,500 square metres
  • Plot Size: 90,000 square metres (9.00 hectares / 22.24 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 23
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Classical 18th Century French Chateau for Sale in Burgundy

Classical 18th Century French Chateau for Sale in Burgundy
2,400,000 EUR

Classical 18th Century French Chateau for Sale in Burgundy

A most attractive classic Eighteenth Century French chateau set in 35 acres of lovely countryside with meadow and woodlands and only just over 2 hours from Paris. This refined property was ...

REF: 203511
  • Plot Size: 140,000 square metres (14.00 hectares / 34.60 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 12
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