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12 bedroom Chateau for sale with lake or river view with Income Potential in Chatellerault, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249229
Enchanting 19th century, 12 bedroom Chateau with spacious outbuilding, nestling in over 11 acres of glorious land with lake, gardens and pool, while enjoying scenic countryside views from its peace...
1,699,000 EUR
Unique 10 bedroom House for sale with lake or river view in La Chartre sur le Loir, Pays de la Loire
Ref 249227
Unique opportunity to acquire a beautifully converted historical mill with separate cottage and outbuildings, set in 1.5 acres of glorious land alongside the river near La Chartre sur le Loir. Thi...
940,000 EUR
Income Potential 12 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Le Mans, Pays de la Loire
Ref 249223
Enchanting 3 storey, 12 bedroom historical Chateau with separate lodge, nestling in over 5 hectares of glorious land with river frontage, beautiful gardens, pool and vineyard, located in a peacefu...
1,595,000 EUR
Lakeside 5 bedroom House for sale with panoramic and lake or river views in Libourne, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249114
Unique opportunity to acquire a magnificent estate nestling in 7 hectares of land with a stunning lake ideally located near Libourne. This magical property offers multiple project opportunities i...
3,344,000 EUR
Beautiful 11 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Tours, Centre Val de Loire
Ref 248949
Recommended
Beautifully restored and spacious Loire Valley Chateau in the heart of the Touraine, just a 10 minute drive from Tours, and 20 minutes from the TGV station and airport. This desirable property be...
3,500,000 EUR
7 bedroom Mill for sale with lake or river view with Income Potential in Cahuzac, Occitanie
Ref 248823
Recommended
Unique opportunity to acquire an absolutely beautiful 7 bedroom water mill, nestling in over 13 hectares of glorious land with fishing lake, located near all amenities in Cahuzac. This substantial...
1,875,000 EUR
8 bedroom Mill for sale with Income Potential in Riscle, Occitanie
Ref 248762
Delightful rural property, full of character and charm and ideally situated within a totally secluded setting with the first neighbour more than 600m away, offering a peaceful environment in which ...
639,000 EUR
Income Producing 12 bedroom Manor House for sale with lake or river and countryside views in Beziers, Occitanie
Ref 248757
Unique Maison de Maitre divided into 4 apartments, 5 en-suite B&B rooms and a Spa area with gardens on the river bank, great views, and walking distance to all amenities, just an hour from the sea...
750,000 EUR
Character 5 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Duras, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248711
Impressive stone watermill beautifully situated in 12 acres of picturesque parkland, woodland, and streams. This spacious 421m2 property has been transformed into a comfortable five-bedroom famil...
927,500 EUR
Renovated 6 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248446
A beautifully renovated and delightful mill offering a unique blend of country character and modern comfort nestled by the gentle flow of the Bonnieure river. This spacious 6 bedroom property has...
550,000 EUR
5 bedroom House for sale with Income Potential in Crevant, Centre Val de Loire
Ref 247932
Versatile character property in a bucolic setting with over 21 acres, with swimming pool and a variety of income opportunities. Nestled just a stone's throw from the Park des Parelles known for i...
790,000 EUR
Renovated 8 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Monpazier, Aquitaine
Ref 246741
Recommended
Lovingly restored equestrian property, which is beautifully nestled amongst more than 20 hectares of greenery, situated in a dominant position at the crossroads of the Dordogne and in an idyllic se...
2,350,000 EUR
Character 5 bedroom House for sale in Montpon Menesterol, Aquitaine
Ref 246721
Full of character and charm, this superb 5 bedroom house is accessed via a long private driveway, which is lined with tall trees, to wrought iron gate which opens onto a gravelled courtyard, which ...
1,272,000 EUR
Character 6 bedroom House for sale with lake or river view and countryside view in Vaux sur Seine, Paris-Ile-de-France
Ref 246182
Full of authentic character and charm, this recently refurbished 6 bedroom farmhouse, with a spacious living area of 500m2, is one of the most beautiful Provencal style farmhouses in St Remy. In ...
1,298,000 EUR
3 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with Income Potential in Secondigny, Poitou-Charentes
Ref 245917
A great opportunity to purchase a turnkey business with scope to increase turnover with this delightful rural property that comprises two homes and 2 fishing lakes, all set within 10 acres of beaut...
404,255 EUR
Character 4 bedroom Chateau for sale with panoramic view in Chateauneuf La Foret, Limousin
Ref 245907
Superb, grand and spacious 4 bedroom Chateau, which is ideally situated in a quiet setting in Chateauneuf La Foret, right in the middle of the countryside of Briance Combade and on the edge of the ...
945,000 EUR
8 bedroom Farm Estate for sale with Income Potential in L'Isle Jourdain, Poitou-Charentes
Ref 245626
Fantastic opportunity to acquire a spacious 4 bedroom villa, two 2 bedroom gites, a fully licensed bar and restaurant and outbuildings, all nestling in 40 hectares of glorious land with an 84 acre ...
2,205,000 EUR
Income Producing village of a house and 12 gites for sale with lake  view and countryside  views in Champniers et Reilhac, Aquitaine
Ref 245558
Exciting income and lifestyle opportunity with this village of timber-framed houses, built by an architect in 1986, nicely situated at the end of a long lane in the heart of the Perigord Limousin N...
682,500 EUR
9 bedroom House for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Neuvy le Roi, Centre Val de Loire
Ref 245284
Wonderful opportunity to acquire a countryside residence with 2 houses, equestrian facilities and pool, nestling in 3.5 hectares of glorious land, while enjoying far reaching views from its locatio...
990,000 EUR
Income Producing 7 bedroom Manor  House for sale in Saint Brandan, Brittany
Ref 244884
Recommended
Desirable equestrian estate with manor house and 7 bedrooms in Brittany, in a peaceful rural setting. Just 15 minutes from Saint-Brieuc and 30 minutes from the superb beaches of Binic and Pleneuf-...
745,000 EUR
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What could be better than unwinding beside your own lake, dragonflies flitting across the water, a picnic spread on the warm grass and your float bobbing merrily in eddies from an unseen flick of a fin.

We have many superb fishing properties, from humble cottages with river bank access to estates with large lakes, and also ready-made fishing businesses.

Buying a Property in France

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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