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If you’ve ever dreamt of a french property with a sea view, a home by a lake or a bolt-hole by the river to watch the world go by, here is a selection of properties that will offer some food for thought.  Here are our favourite properties by the water this month....

A recent study from the University of Exeter has shown the full extent of the emotional and physical benefits of living by the water.  The perfect tonic to the scrabble of daily life, waterside properties hold particular appeal for people looking for an active retirement as living by the water encourages a more active lifestyle as well inspiring time to think and reflect.  Not to mention an ever changing view, plenty of wildlife to observe and a cooling place to dip your feet on a hot summers’ day.  


We have selected some of our best waterside properties in France:   

Click on any of the properties below to see further details: 




Immaculate detached house in Brittany

with beautiful gardens and lake frontage


3-bed Bretonne house

Walking distance to local shops and restaurants

Large sitting room and dining room

Garage and private driveway

Less than an hour from Roscoff ferry





Riverside Property with Private Fishing & Boating


7 acres of communal grounds with heated swimming pool

2-bed/2-bath cottage

Private garden and terrace

Walking distance from shops and restaurants

One hour from La Rochelle

Perfect lock 'n' leave property





Pretty 2-bed Riverside Cottage in Normandy


Good-sized garden with river frontage

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 reception

Some finishing work required

Close to Medieval town

100km from Caen ferry port





Sunny Waterside town house with private mooring


Double-Aspect house for all day sunshine in Port Grimaud

Situate right by the marina with 10m private mooring 

Dedicated car parking space

Terrace garden - perfect for BBQ's

Easy access to St Tropez ferry

Approx 1hr 15mins to Nice airport




Superb, Riverside Country house & Gîte


One hour from Bordeaux and Bergerac

4 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 receptions

Just under an acre gardens 

Large in-ground swimming pool 

Fabulous river and countryside views

Excellent road and rail links to Bordeaux



Impressive 16th Century Manor House with Mill House


Substantial property in Normandy coastal town 

3 acres of land with fishing lake and fountains

Heated swimming pool & close to the beach

Potential for use as boutique hotel

One hour from St Malo






Fancy a B&B in a classic french riverside town?


8 bedrooms & a beautiful walled garden 

Walking distance from the riverside shops and restaurants 

4 bedrooms ready for refurbishment 

Mains drains, double glazing & central heating

Lots of potential for a fantastic B&B business 

45mins from Roscoff ferry





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