Anyone for golf?
If you love the French way of life, its wines, the food and its great climate but also enjoy playing a round or two of golf there are a few great developments currently available in and around golf courses. They each have a strong attraction not only for their golf course but also either their proximity to the coast and/or other attractions such as the regions museums, castles and interesting cultural heritage. I shall bring to your attention a few of the options available to you.
Domaine les Fontenelles
The first is called “Domaine les Fontenelles” and “Green Marines” which a beautiful development of both detached and semi-detached villas dotted around a fabulous 18 hole golf course with all the facilities you could expect and only 8km from the beautiful sandy Vendee coast. Activities available include walking, cycling, horse riding, tennis and swimming or long pleasant walks along its beach or leisurely afternoons browsing the local village shops and restaurants. Prices start from 134,000 Euros with both classic freehold and leaseback purchase available.
Vallée de la Loire
The second development we recommend located in the Loire valley is for those who will only spend a small amount of time on holiday or pure investors who will benefit from a full 19.6% VAT refund but also a guaranteed yield of up to 4.4%. The residence is surrounded by woodland and an 18 hole golf course and is neatly located a short distance from the tourist area of Saumur, Tours and Angers with their fabulous chateaux and vineyards in an area steeped in thousands of years of history. Prices start from 100,056 Euros (Inc VAT).
Domaine les Forges
If you enjoy beautiful countryside, peace and tranquillity above all else then you will love “Domaines les Forges” in Poitou-Charentes which is a small development of detached villas set in a wonderful 280 hectare park with forests, lakes and an 18 and 9 hole golf course. It is only a few minutes by bike to a small local village with its bakery and a few small shops and offers a great selection of activities. There is a free 3 year golf subscription to all owners and 3 years guaranteed income should you wish to take it and prices start from only 139,000 Euros for 2 bedrooms.
Only a short walk to the beach, the 18 hole golf course and the bars and restaurants of the infamous “Les Sables d’Olonne” the residence “Les Allees Oceanes” is a quiet residence yet very close to all the facilities you could expect in this popular yet authentic touristy resort. There are both houses and apartments available here surrounded by landscaped gardens with prices ranging from 124,500 Euros for a very spacious one bedroom apartment and optional guaranteed yields of up to 4%.
The last residence of note is nestled in the highly sought after area of Provence only 2 minutes walk from the historic centre of Mouries with its traditional farmer’s markets, boutiques and restaurants. Nearby you will find an equestrian centre, an 18 hole golf course and a sports centre with facilities including tennis courts, gymnasium and a swimming pool. The beach is only 30km away and the preserved environment of the National Park of the Camargues with its wild horses and flamingos is only 15km away. The fabulous Roman towns of Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Arles are a short drive away as is the international airport of Marseille. There are 3 and 4 room houses available starting from 254,000 Euros.