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Mariska SMOLDERS's selection of French property for sale

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We have a selection of high quality properties and land,around Mariska's area that are for sale off market. To access these please email [email protected]

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About my area

Central in France, in the extreme northwest of the Massif Central, is the department of the Creuse. Together with the Corrèze and Haute Vienne the Creuse is part of the Limousin. The department owes its name to the river Creuse which crosses the area. The western and also flattest part of the region has been an important source of inspiration for impressionist painters such as Monet. Creuse is famous for the tradition of weaving tapestries, a 600 years old tradition, mainly in the town of Aubusson. The Creuse contains many castles, ruins and churches from the Middle Ages. The Creuse has no refined gastronomy and the traditional meals are mainly highly nutritious. Think of potato pie or cheese fondue. A specialty is the Creusois, a cake with butter and nuts. The region is also known for the Limousiner cattle. The Creuse has a varied landscape of rolling hills, moorland and vast (pine) forests. In the southern part of Creuse finds plateaus such as the plateau of Millevaches Monedières that also extends across the adjacent department of Corrèze. The highest point is 932m. Creuse is also very rich in rivers, including the eponymous Creuse, streams and lakes. Popular places in the region are Aubusson, Bourganeuf, Evaux les Bains, Gueret and La Souterraine. The region focuses on small-scale tourism; mass tourism is therefore hard to find. Nevertheless there are plenty activities to do especially in the spring and summer. Think of the many brocantes, (street)theater festivals, exhibitions and music performances held during this period.

About me

During pregnancy of my oldest son my husband Rob and I made plans to emigrate. We had a nice life in the Netherlands and we both had a good and steady job. Rob in refrigeration and I myself worked as a communications consultant and journalist. We lived nearby Utrecht, in the busy center of the Netherlands, and we found it simply too full and busy. We longed for more space and nature around us, another, simpler way of life with more freedom. We decided to continue our life in France. A well known country for me as I spend many holidays in France during my childhood, I studied French during two years and had summer jobs in France as a student. For two years we searched for our French dream home, in different areas. Eventually we found our place in the Creuse. In the southeast, on the border with the Puy de Dome (Auvergne) we came to see an old farmhouse in the spring of 2011 with several outbuildings and a few acres of land, a place that made our hearts beat faster and where we could realize our plans. Since March 2012 we live here with our sons Viggo (5) and Manu (2,5). Although it was not easy for the oldest in the beginning to find his way in the French school, he has now integrated. Rob has started a company in electricity, plumbing and refrigeration. Now that our youngest son goes to school, I have started as a freelance journalist/copywriter for Dutch media. But I missed local contacts and wanted more dynamics in my life. Working now as agent commercial for LEGGETT these needs are fully satisfied. I have extend my network enormously, speak with many different people from different countries, learn a lot about French society and take advantage of my language skills. I like to help other people find their dream home, so if you are also looking for another life, a quieter life in a beautiful area, please feel free to contact me and maybe I can help you to find a new place.

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houses and homes for sale inChâtel-GuyonPuy-de-Dôme Auvergne
 REF: A28744ABR63

Puy-de-Dôme new New

Superbe château historique, des caractéristiques exceptionnelles. Une maison de gardien et trois appartements.

Welcome to this splendid historic chateau, set in a park of 4161 m², it includes a . . .

Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Near: CHâTEL-GUYON


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1,940,000
 
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4161 M2 land

1030 M²size

12 beds

bathroom

9 baths

houses and homes for sale inThiersPuy-de-Dôme Auvergne
 REF: A14265

Puy-de-Dôme

14th-century Chateau de Ville / Private mansion / Bed and Breakfast. Restored with panoramic views.

This imposing Hôtel Particulier, a Renaissance château lovingly restored by its current owner . . .

Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Near: THIERS link to google map MAP

€768,000
699,300
 
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0 M2 land

600 M²size

7 beds

bathroom

5 baths

houses and homes for sale inSerbannesAllier Auvergne
 REF: A25709ABR03

Allier

Renovated 3-bedroom architect-designed house, garage and garden with stunning views. Close to Vichy.

Luxury spacious architect-designed house completely renovated, in an ideal location close to . . .

Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Near: SERBANNES link to google map MAP

577,500
 
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1875 M2 land

188 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

2 baths

houses and homes for sale inBas-et-LezatPuy-de-Dôme Auvergne
 REF: A28756ABR63

Puy-de-Dôme new New

Former hotel/auberge converted into a family home with four seasonal apartments.

Formerly a hotel/auberge of the royal family of Orléans, this property has been converted . . .

Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Near: BAS-ET-LEZAT


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525,000
 
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2026 M2 land

373 M²size

8 beds

bathroom

4 baths

houses and homes for sale inNeuvicCorrèze Limousin
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 REF: A23481CAT19

Corrèze

Renovated 3-bedroom stone-built farmhouse, annexe, large barn, swimming pool, and 7 hectares of land.

Spacious stone-built farmhouse completely renovated to a high quality, set in its own grounds . . .

Region: Limousin - Part of Nouvelle Aquitaine

Near: NEUVIC link to google map MAP

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69590 M2 land

157 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

3 baths

houses and homes for sale inSaint-Victor-MontvianeixPuy-de-Dôme Auvergne
 REF: A28757ABR63

Puy-de-Dôme new New

Character property, with main house, a house to renovate, outbuildings on a plot of about 1 hectare

This remarkable property features a renovated main house, a house for renovation, and various . . .

Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Near: SAINT-VICTOR-MONTVIANEIX


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495,000
 
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10096 M2 land

395 M²size

7 beds

bathroom

3 baths

houses and homes for sale inSaint-VérainNièvre Burgundy
 REF: A25213ABR58

Nièvre

Property with numerous buildings, ideal tourism activity, on a plot of 3 hectares.

This property boasts a variety of buildings and holds immense potential as an Ecocentre, . . .

Region: Burgundy - Part of Bourgogne - Franche Comté

Near: SAINT-VéRAIN link to google map MAP

€495,000
449,000
 
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30715 M2 land

412 M²size

12 beds

bathroom

9 baths

houses and homes for sale inBoussacCreuse Limousin
 REF: A26661MRS18

Creuse

Stunning renovated property with two separate houses, 12656 m2 land, secluded position, no close neighbors

This property consists of two independent houses with a total of 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. . . .

Region: Limousin - Part of Nouvelle Aquitaine

Near: BOUSSAC link to google map MAP

399,000
 
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12565 M2 land

226 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

2 baths

houses and homes for sale inBoussacCreuse Limousin
 REF: A27759MRS23

Creuse

UNDER OFFER - Renovated farmhouse, hangar, almost 8 hA attached land, secluded position, no close neighbors

This stunning renovated farmhouse has been renovated with taste and while retaining authentic . . .

Region: Limousin - Part of Nouvelle Aquitaine

Near: BOUSSAC link to google map MAP

388,500
 
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78814 M2 land

255 M²size

2 beds

bathroom

2 baths

houses and homes for sale inBillyAllier Auvergne
 REF: A28759ABR03

Allier new New

Charming 4 bedroomed stone farmhouse,with swimming pool, and countryside views.

This charming stone farmhouse offers 223 m² of living space with a pool and outbuildings, set . . .

Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Near: BILLY


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367,500
 
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2805 M2 land

223 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

houses and homes for sale inAudesAllier Auvergne
 REF: A26544ABR03

Allier

5-bedroomed farmhouse, with annex, outbuildings, poulaillers, terrain BIO. 11.756 hectares.

This property presents a splendid 5-bedroom farmhouse complemented by a 1-bedroom annexe, . . .

Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Near: AUDES link to google map MAP

357,000
 
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117560 M2 land

180 M²size

6 beds

bathroom

3 baths

houses and homes for sale inCrocqCreuse Limousin
 REF: A26639JVM23

Creuse

Farmhouse and chalet, in total 10 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, outbuildings, 36978 m2 land, no close neighbors

The fantastic property consists of the original farmhouse with a converted barn attached (8 . . .

Region: Limousin - Part of Nouvelle Aquitaine

Near: CROCQ link to google map MAP

350,000
 
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36978 M2 land

382 M²size

10 beds

bathroom

7 baths

houses and homes for sale inÉchassièresAllier Auvergne
 REF: A16861

Allier

Beautiful 4 bedroomed house, 3 chalets, swimming pool, quiet location. Close to amenities.

In a quiet location on the edge of the village of Echassières, this beautiful property . . .

Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Near: ÉCHASSIèRES link to google map MAP

349,800
 
areamap

8670 M2 land

120 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

1 baths

houses and homes for sale inCourpièrePuy-de-Dôme Auvergne
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 REF: A24732GO63

Puy-de-Dôme

Beautiful family home in a quiet, rural setting with swimming pool.

In a serene rural setting, spanning approximately 270m² of living space this property . . .

Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Near: COURPIèRE link to google map MAP

318,000
 
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4700 M2 land

270 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

3 baths

houses and homes for sale inDomératAllier Auvergne
 REF: A08133

Allier

Architect-designed house 235 m², 7 rooms, 5 bedrooms, cellar. Garden. Covered swimming pool. Plot 3840 m².

This beautiful villa built in 1995 offers spacious rooms with plenty of natural light. It has . . .

Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Near: DOMéRAT link to google map MAP

€355,100
317,500
 
areamap

3840 M2 land

234 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

houses and homes for sale inSaint-Léopardin-d'AugyAllier Auvergne
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 REF: A23390ABR03

Allier

19th-century Bourbonnaise house, completely renovated, 4 bedrooms with en-suite, 1.4 hectares, outbuildings.

Spacious 19th-century Bourbonnaise house, completely renovated by French artisans. With large . . .

Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Near: SAINT-LéOPARDIN-D'AUGY link to google map MAP

€325,000
304,500
 
areamap

14377 M2 land

230 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

4 baths

houses and homes for sale inPionsatPuy-de-Dôme Auvergne
sold
 REF: A18928MRS63

Puy-de-Dôme

Lovely stone 5 bed 5 bath fermette and separate 2 bed guest house, swimmingpool, big garden (8580 m2)

This lovely stone fermette is currently run as a successful B&B / gîte, but it can also be . . .

Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Near: PIONSAT link to google map MAP

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8580 M2 land

270 M²size

7 beds

bathroom

6 baths

houses and homes for sale inTeilhetPuy-de-Dôme Auvergne
 REF: A19904LV63

Puy-de-Dôme

Beautiful modern 5-bedroom family home, garage, and a heated pool on a plot of 3700m2.

This beautiful single-storey house is ready to move into and has stunning views and a heated . . .

Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Near: TEILHET link to google map MAP

€318,000
299,250
 
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3776 M2 land

240 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

2 baths

houses and homes for sale inCreuzier-le-NeufAllier Auvergne
 REF: A27564ABR03

Allier new New

Charming renovated 3 bedroomed farmhouse with swimming pool, outbuildings, and countryside setting.

Nestled in a countryside setting, this charming farmhouse has undergone a complete . . .

Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Near: CREUZIER-LE-NEUF


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€307,400
280,900
 
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1665 M2 land

120 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

2 baths

houses and homes for sale inVauxAllier Auvergne
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 REF: A26707ABR03

Allier

4-bedroomed stone farmhouse, outbuildings, and 2.8 hectares of land.

In a quiet location, this stone farmhouse offers a vast 60 m² living room, an open kitchen . . .

Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Near: VAUX link to google map MAP

275,600
 
areamap

28125 M2 land

170 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

1 baths

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