If you are looking to buy an equestrian property in France, these are five good investment opportunities which are recommended by Home Hunts
France is popular with overseas buyers seeking homes with equestrian facilities. With prices still low in many areas and interest rates offering excellent mortgage deals, buyers can finance well-equipped equestrian properties in France that would be financially out of reach in many other countries, such as the UK.
With spacious properties, numerous outbuildings, hectare upon hectare of land for grazing and tranquil rural countryside, France offers the perfect set up for those wishing to live with horses. In many cases it’s also possible to benefit from an additional revenue stream through luxury holidays rentals at the same time.
The cost can be far more reasonable than you might think. These five properties – hand-picked out of large selection on the Home Hunts website – start as just over €700,000 (an incredible 14 bedrooms are offered overall), with prices rising to €3,500,000 in Saint-Tropez, which, as you’ll see, is highly reasonable considering the size, range of facilities and location of the property.
Unbridled luxury in Saint-Tropez
Luxury equestrian centres like this glorious property in Grimaud (HH-10529482), Saint-Tropez, don’t come on the market very often. But when you look at the location and standard of facilities offered it’s easy to see why.
A club house forms part of the main building, where there is also a tack room, lockers, solarium, treatment room, workshop and a grooming area. Other horsey highlights of this property include a dressage arena, a round pen and a walker (with four places).
The main house, which is modern and comfortable inside, offers three bedrooms, a veranda, a pool and a Jacuzzi. There is also a staff apartment, which could also serve as a holiday rental property if desired. This property is on the market for €3,500,000.
Fit for a dressage fan in Toulouse
With house prices in the Toulouse area having dropped by around 4% over the last year, it is still a buyer’s market. For those looking for a substantial equestrian property, the area has some attractive options, such as this ten-bedroom restored château (HH-10248794) in Lézat-sur-Lèze, which offers stunning views over the Pyrénées.
Just 40 minutes from the centre of Toulouse and set on nine hectares of land, this impressive property has stunning formal gardens, a guest and caretaker’s house, a heated swimming pool and a range of equestrian facilities. There are five stables, a tack room and storage rooms, and there is also a dressage horse arena.
With grand, classically-designed interiors, including some beautiful original features, and an equally impressive exterior, this is a unique opportunity to snap up a stunning horse-friendly property and own a slice of French history. It is priced at €1,395,000.
Horsey heaven in Marseille
The vast range of equestrian facilities at this Marseille-based property (HH-10359538) makes it a paradise for the serious horse owner. A professionally-run equestrian property in Châteauneuf-les-Martigues, there is everything you need here to have a successful business.
Facilities include: an arena, paddocks, tack room, club house, offices, barn, ten interior stables, two pony stables, six exterior stables, a workshop and a large (fully-enclosed) parking area.
The house itself is a charming Hacienda-style property with four bedrooms and a swimming pool. The gardens are landscaped and there is even a caretaker’s house to support staff working in this part of the residence. Priced at €1,350,000, this property is an excellent business opportunity for a buyer wishing to be part of the equestrian community in the South of France.
Gallop to your dream home in the Dordogne
This stunning 16th century domaine (HH-9419109) has the potential to provide a horse enthusiast with a successful business in a tranquil corner of the Dordogne. Located in a highly sought-after area, the property is situated on the edge of a hamlet near a busy market town where schools, shops and amenities provide everything a family could need.
With four bedrooms available in the main house, two “maison d’amis” offering seven bedrooms and a fully-equipped studio apartment, there are plenty of opportunities here to accommodate family and friends, or to create additional revenue streams. There is already an established income from livery.
The equestrian facilities include: 13 stables, two large workshops, two barns, a tack room, a storage room, 11 grazing paddocks and pasture land. Set in beautiful surroundings and with a new, heated swimming pool in the grounds, interested buyers should view quickly because at €842,700, this property will not be on the market for long.
Kick up your heels in Charente
In Charente on ten hectares of land, this period château property (HH-9448463) is being sold along with two further estate houses. Currently let throughout the summer, this beguiling property, with 14 bedrooms overall, is a good option for buyers looking to manage luxury lets while enjoying a horsey lifestyle.
Located near to the medieval town of Confolens (which hosts a famous folklore festival in August), the property’s stunning grounds include a lake, gardens, woodland and a vegetable garden. Multiple stables and grazing areas mean that horses can be kept comfortably on site all year round. This property is excellent value at €763,200.
If you are looking to buy an equestrian property in France, visit www.home-hunts.com, but to discuss your criteria directly with a consultant and find out about off-market options, call +33 (0)970 44 66 43.