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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9 bedroom house for sale, Lourmarin, Vaucluse, Luberon

9 bedroom house for sale, Lourmarin, Vaucluse, Luberon
1,999,000 EUR

9 bedroom house for sale, Lourmarin, Vaucluse, Luberon

This impressive Provencal villa in Lourmarin is being run as a B&B business and is full of charm and stands in 4 hectares of land and garden with 2 swimming pools. Dating back to the XVIIIth ce...

REF: 199963
  • Floor Size: 600 square metres
  • Plot Size: 40,000 square metres (4.00 hectares / 9.88 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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7 bedroom French chateau for sale, Angouleme, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

7 bedroom French chateau for sale, Angouleme, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
1,990,000 EUR

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

Charming French Chateau with various outbuildings including a cottage, with a total living area of 448m2, located just 15km from the departmental capital of Angouleme with it's cosmopolitan range of s...

REF: 200161
  • Floor Size: 448 square metres
  • Plot Size: 63,302 square metres (6.33 hectares / 15.64 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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11 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

11 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon
1,990,000 EUR

11 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Exceptional estate with 2 houses, panoramic views, absolute peace and quiet, no close neighbours, 18th Century farmhouse with 3 bedrooms, a second house built in the 70s to a very high standard with 5...

REF: 170773
  • Floor Size: 782 square metres
  • Plot Size: 230,000 square metres (23.00 hectares / 56.84 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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6 bedroom manor house for sale, Chadurie, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

6 bedroom manor house for sale, Chadurie, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
1,990,000 EUR

6 bedroom manor house for sale, Chadurie, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Simply stunning 15th Century Logis, equestrian estate and highly profitable wedding venue, set within a large plot of 63,302m2 and with a total living area of 448m2. Located in a discreet setti...

REF: 200864
  • Floor Size: 448 square metres
  • Plot Size: 63,302 square metres (6.33 hectares / 15.64 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Lourmarin, Vaucluse, Luberon

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Lourmarin, Vaucluse, Luberon
1,980,000 EUR

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Lourmarin, Vaucluse, Luberon

A lovely old farmhouse which dates back in part to the 17th century in a great location with views of the surrounding hills. This spacious and newly renovated property comes with 500m2 of l...

REF: 181606
  • Floor Size: 500 square metres
  • Plot Size: 80,000 square metres (8.00 hectares / 19.77 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Grans, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Grans, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence French Riviera
1,960,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Grans, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence French Riviera

Near the Alpilles and Salon de Provence, 350m2 property in a rural location in a peaceful environment. Set in grounds of 4 hectares with a pool and 2 separate apartments. Opportunity for hors...

REF: 172708
  • Floor Size: 350 square metres
  • Plot Size: 40,000 square metres (4.00 hectares / 9.88 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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14 bedroom French chateau for sale, Albi, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

14 bedroom French chateau for sale, Albi, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees
1,950,000 EUR

14 bedroom French chateau for sale, Albi, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

Grand and spacious 14 bedroom property which is ideally situated in a quiet and private setting without nuisance, located just 18km from Albi in the beautiful countryside of the Tarn. This char...

REF: 216368
  • Floor Size: 2,000 square metres
  • Plot Size: 80,000 square metres (8.00 hectares / 19.77 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 14
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8 bedroom French chateau for sale, Saint Germain de Salles, Allier, Auvergne

8 bedroom French chateau for sale, Saint Germain de Salles, Allier, Auvergne
1,950,000 EUR

8 bedroom French chateau for sale, Saint Germain de Salles, Allier, Auvergne

Outstanding and beautifully restored French Chateau dating back to the Sixteenth Century, with outbuildings and set in an estate of 30 hectares ( 75 acres). This elegant historical property si...

REF: 218039
  • Floor Size: 740 square metres
  • Plot Size: 300,913 square metres (30.09 hectares / 74.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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16 bedroom French chateau for sale, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

16 bedroom French chateau for sale, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
1,900,000 EUR
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16 bedroom French chateau for sale, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

PRICE REDUCED - Simply stunning, entirely renovated and beautifully restored Renaissance Chateau, ideally set within the middle of a private 17 hectare estate with various outbuildings, located to the...

REF: 210568
  • Floor Size: 1,000 square metres
  • Plot Size: 170,000 square metres (17.00 hectares / 42.01 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 16
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10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Perigueux, Dordogne, Aquitaine

10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Perigueux, Dordogne, Aquitaine
1,863,750 EUR

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

Wonderful Renaissance Chateau, a feature of the Perigord landscape for over 500 years which dominates the hills and valleys of the Dordogne countryside. This ancient fortified castle is se...

REF: 181797
  • Floor Size: 1,500 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,200,000 square metres (120.00 hectares / 296.53 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
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