french country cottage for sale in the perche

by Sharon Santoni

If you are dreaming of owning your own French country home, not too far from Paris, yet really in the countryside then take a look at this charming cottage.

This 18th century farmhouse currently belongs to some friends of mine who are antique dealers, and who have renovated the house very carefully over the past few years.    It is about 90 minutes west of Paris by car, and lies at the edge of a small forest.

I have actually stayed here myself, a while ago while antique shopping with a friend.   This french country cottage is ideally situated for visiting local brocante fairs that take place each month, as well as the many local dealers.

From the house it’s nice to walk up a path to the forest, and the garden is just big enough to enjoy eating outside without feeling compelled to spend whole weekends gardening.

Inside there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms.   The kitchen is functional and the main living space very light and spacious.   Recently a small modern space was created in the garden as an artists studio but this can be easily removed by crane if the new owners prefer to get back to the original character of the house.

If you’d like more information just send me an email HERE, and I’ll be happy to send you details along with the direct contact address for the owner.     Happy dreaming !

42 comments

Ceew August 1, 2018 - 5:47 pm

This is perfect – for me! Yes, I would leave my husband (on nice happy loving terms) to buy this and live here, year round. I’m not ashamed to say so!

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Freddie Ann August 1, 2018 - 5:56 pm

Heart be still. That would be lovely, oh so lovely. Sadly, it’s not in the cards. I hope the new owners, whomever they may be, will love and cherish it because the cottage is beautiful.

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Cynthia Evans August 1, 2018 - 6:13 pm

I would love more information about this. My husband and I are considering becoming ex-pats at this point. I have been searching in the Aquitaine and down near Pau, but this cottage looks delightful and is just my style, although it may not have as much land as we would like from your description. I will research la Perche a little more, but if you could kindly send me more information that would be wonderful!

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Auckje van der Leij August 2, 2018 - 10:12 am

Hi Chris, our farmhouse in the Perigord, 30 km north of Perigueux is for sale. We have 3,3 hectare, is that enough?

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Chris Roberts August 1, 2018 - 6:13 pm

To dream …. What a beautiful home and surroundings ❤️

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Taste of France August 1, 2018 - 6:15 pm

Oh my goodness, they have done a splendid job of renovation. Certainly this won’t be on the market for long.

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Susan M. Foley August 1, 2018 - 6:21 pm

I would love to know more about this cottage. My friends in Paris would be available to “scout it out” for me.

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Nancy mcdowell August 1, 2018 - 6:23 pm

Beautiful. Where exactly is it and would they ever consider a rental for 6 months? Many thanks and all details in regards to location and layout of entire home very helpful. Thank you.

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Cathy Smith August 1, 2018 - 6:29 pm

I would love more information on the cottage, please?

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Angelica Domato August 1, 2018 - 6:29 pm

I would like more details, please. Thank you and regards.

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Elizabeth A. August 1, 2018 - 6:35 pm

May I please have more details? Thank you, Elizabeh

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Mary Beth Ferro August 1, 2018 - 6:39 pm

Sharon what are you doing to us . Please send info I will share with the sisters.

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Myrna August 1, 2018 - 6:44 pm

Sharon,
Yes, please send more information. Oh my….I’m inwith this Cottage.

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Myrna August 1, 2018 - 6:49 pm

Sharon,
I’m so excited about this lovely cottage, I could hardly finish my sentence! Did I say, I’m in love with this cottage?! Thank you for sending more information!

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Mimi Brooks August 1, 2018 - 6:51 pm

4 bedroom 3 bath a cottage?? wow! i call that perfection. i will email you for info; but i’m sure it is out of my price range due to the size. (i got excited when i read “cottage” which means small here in the states. )

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Kimberley DeBastos August 1, 2018 - 6:52 pm

Beautiful home in a perfect setting! I LOVE your blog and have been following you for quite some time. I recently retired and decided that I now have time to spend enjoying your emails too.

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Deborah Kimball August 1, 2018 - 6:58 pm

Combine?

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Deborah Kimball August 1, 2018 - 6:59 pm

Auto correct!!!
Should be:
combien?

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Deb August 1, 2018 - 8:00 pm

DETAILS! PLEASE!

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marybeth splaine August 1, 2018 - 8:38 pm

SVP post the price of the cottage and the name of the town. Merci Mary Beth

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Regina August 1, 2018 - 8:40 pm

I would also like details! Thank you

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Jon Howard August 1, 2018 - 8:48 pm

How much? How many m2 ? Chambre? Pieces ? Etc

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Thomas E Hearon III, M.D. August 1, 2018 - 8:53 pm

Please send information reference The Perche, to include location, asking price, and estimated yearly taxes which a foreign owner would have to pay. Very interested. Thank you and I enjoy your blog very, very much. TE Hearon III

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Donna August 1, 2018 - 9:09 pm

Hi please send me details of the property for sale. We are currently looking for a country property and live in the UK. Thank you

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Dianne Adams August 1, 2018 - 9:19 pm

I hope whoever buys this delightful cottage considers renting it out. If I were younger I would—sigh!!

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Linda August 1, 2018 - 9:36 pm

Please send info .We love the cottage and would like to trade Trump for Macron s’il vous plait ! Thanks for letting your readers aware.

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Carol Sybrowsky August 1, 2018 - 9:38 pm

What a lovely renovation! So many of these old cottages have been ruined with hideous “modernization” using Pergo, colorful IKEA kitchens and glass block walls in the bathroom. Not that any of the aforementioned products are bad. They just do not belong in a beautiful, old stone cottage, IMO.

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Arlene McCarthy August 1, 2018 - 11:39 pm

Yes please send more info and pictures. Price, exact location, etc.

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Lorraine Ingram August 1, 2018 - 11:44 pm

details please

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Karen August 2, 2018 - 1:09 am

It is absolutely lovely. If I could, I would be there in a New York minute. It speaks to my soul…

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Vicky (from Athens) August 2, 2018 - 1:42 am

What a beautiful cottage! It will be in my dreams tonight!!

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Beverly Poag August 2, 2018 - 2:05 am

You said dream on…well, I’m dreaming on!! Wish I were 30 again, no I don’t. Very lovely!

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Susana August 2, 2018 - 2:06 am

I would like to receive the information, also.

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Paula August 2, 2018 - 3:13 am

Living next to a Forrest! So it’s isolated? Neighbors? Just curious! Otherwise the cottage is authentic, beautifully landscaped, and .. without feeling compelled to garden..!!. ! Great share and blessings on the new owner!

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Victoria Boylan August 2, 2018 - 4:50 am

I could live here!

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Debbie hoy August 2, 2018 - 7:07 am

Please could you send further details, we are looking in the Dordogne but this is exactly the type of house we love, many thanks

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Heather August 2, 2018 - 10:00 am

We are looking for a holiday home in The Perche, please could you send details!

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Gudrun Bauer-Merkle August 2, 2018 - 4:51 pm

May I have more information on tbis cottage please?

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Judi August 3, 2018 - 3:22 am

Oh this cottage looks delightful. I would love to have more information. Besides the price and terms, the exact location and nearby villages, etc, would be very helpful! Thank you!

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Diana Inglis August 3, 2018 - 2:09 pm

I would love more information on this cottage please.

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James Fenner August 9, 2018 - 7:35 pm

We might be interested, but it is so lovely we presume it has already been sold!
What is the asking price?

Thank you

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Linda Kay Cook August 28, 2018 - 3:20 am

I would love to have the information regarding this fabulous home. It’s my dream to sell everything and move to France.

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