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890 Sq. Ft. Cottage in France


This is an 890 sq. ft. stone cottage.

It’s located in France and is currently for sale asking €119,000.00 sold.

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Tiny Stone Cottage in France

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Unique Langue d’ Oc Cottage in France

This is a small cottage in the heart of the National Parc Naturelle de Haute Languedoc in the south of France. It’€™s situated in a tiny monumental village on a hill top with a small chapel of 1000 years old and beautiful views over the hills. The cottage itself is a 17th century stone farmers sheepfold / sheep stable which had been abandoned for some decades. It’s now been transformed into a small house. It’s been renovated in the original regional style using only ecological materials and traditional building methods. It took 10 years of hard work replacing the roof, partly rebuilding stone walls, adding windows and insulation. It’s 890 sq. ft. are divided over 2 floors and a loft. The first level has the kitchen with a door to the garden, a fire place and the bathroom with a bath tub and a compost toilet. The second level (street level) has the living and a staircase to the loft. The loft has room for a double bed.
The region is tranquil and has a rich history. Nearby is a lake with healing water that’s being used for skin treatments. The city and airport of Montpellier are at one hour driving distance. The cottage is for sale for 119.000 euros (approximately $132,500)

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  • Avatar Janet
    September 20, 2016, 3:06 pm

    I bit! This house is perfectly and exactly what I have been searching for…..except it appears that it has been 3 years since it was actually up for sale. ? sooooo saaaaad…

    • Avatar INVSBLTY
      October 1, 2016, 11:43 pm

      Janet, I must have missed something? Where did you see that this beautiful cottage was for sale three years ago?

  • Avatar Jackie O
    September 20, 2016, 3:15 pm

    i’m leaving for the airport right now!

  • Avatar Wendy DarJean
    September 20, 2016, 4:03 pm

    What an INCREDIBLE find! This is a place one dreams of. Not all of the upscale luxuries are necessary, the beautiful rolling hills and ambience makes this well worth it…

  • Avatar David Remus
    September 20, 2016, 4:50 pm

    This makes me want to pack lightly and move today.

    Location, location………

    And a great price compared to most National Parks, at least in the USA.

  • Avatar Kay Marshall
    September 20, 2016, 6:13 pm

    This is wonderful! I could live in this home. But I love the USA too much to leave. Moving through it seems like a dream though.

  • Avatar louise gray
    September 20, 2016, 6:23 pm

    ….I could be very happy there. It is simple and beautiful inside and out. It meets my criteria for a wonderful tiny home. The design is great and the setting sets it off like a jewel. It would be marvelous to spend the twilight years of one’s life in such a home and place.

  • Avatar ROSEE
    September 20, 2016, 8:09 pm

    Nice place! A beautiful country not too far from my birth country. Although it is too far for me to live away from my family. So I will just admire it from afar and enjoy the sights. Thank you for sharing!

  • Avatar Trish Dee
    September 20, 2016, 9:58 pm

    I love stone houses, and this one is wonderful. To make it even better it is in France. If I were younger and had a lot more money, this house would be mine.

    • Avatar Mike N
      September 20, 2016, 11:58 pm

      I agree it is beautiful. Money and age is a factor. Even if I do not speak French it is still attractive.

  • Avatar Patricia Schneider
    September 20, 2016, 10:37 pm

    Trish Dee, you and I would be competing for this home. I ABSOLUTELY love this little stone cottage. It has always been a dream to live in France and this little village with the small church (I am a retired minister) would be a perfect place.

    The cottage is perfect just as it is, except I might do a tiny bit of updating in the kitchen to make it a little more modern. I love to cook and bake so would probably put in an island and a little more storage for my KitchenAid appliances, my Vita Mix, and all my cookware. I would also take out the counter with the cooktop and put in a professional stove and oven. Then I could bake to my heart’s content.

    • Avatar Dee
      February 3, 2017, 2:16 pm

      I would want a toilet that flushes!

    • Avatar Dee
      February 3, 2017, 2:18 pm

      I would prefer a toilet that flushes!

  • Avatar Kristi Bugajski
    September 20, 2016, 10:49 pm

    I wonder if it’s still for sale since the original post was from 2013. I’ll sell my tiny house and move in a heartbeat! Love the historical element and tranquility of the area.

  • Avatar Gigi
    September 21, 2016, 1:31 am

    Mon Dieu! It’s perfect. Now all I have to do is win a small lottery. lol

  • September 21, 2016, 8:35 am

    Wow! This stone house is just beautiful!! Love all the stone and woodwork throughout the home!! The views surrounding the home is absolutely gorgeous!! Wouldn’t mind waking up there!! Carol???

    • Avatar Alex
      September 21, 2016, 12:54 pm

      Thanks Carol!

  • Avatar Claude
    September 21, 2016, 1:49 pm

    Tres belle petite maison de pierre comme il y en a tant dans le sud de la France. Tres bien renovee dans une nature merveilleuse. Par chance, des personnes interessees sauvent peu a peu le patrimoine francais qui s’effrite.

    • Avatar Patricia Schneider
      October 1, 2016, 5:48 pm

      Oui, il est bon de sauver l’ancien patrimoine des pays européens. Quand je vivais en Angleterre, je suis profondément ému par le sentiment d’intemporalité là. Il serait dommage de perdre que partout en Europe.

      Ceci est un beau petit village et chalet.

  • Avatar dawn
    September 21, 2016, 3:04 pm

    This is complete heaven!! If I could, It would be mine tomorrow. I’m so in love with it.

  • Avatar Melanie McNamara
    September 21, 2016, 3:08 pm

    What a wonderful way to immerse yourself into the French language and country culture. My husband and I both have EU citizenship. Other than the cost quoted , can you tell me what else is entailed in buying property in France?

  • Avatar Dave
    October 1, 2016, 6:42 pm

    What a wonderful piece of architecture. Although I will never see it personally, I still offer my congratulations and sincere appreciation to those that brought it back to life.

  • Avatar Diana Soleil
    October 1, 2016, 8:28 pm

    What is the process for buying a home in Italy from the US? Is there and address or contact person to meet with if I wanted to travel over there to see this place? Any information would be appreciated.

    • Avatar Vicki King
      February 3, 2017, 9:33 am

      Its in France, not Italy, they are two different countries. All you have to do is google the purchasing and immigration requirements for that country ( France) however I believe a prior post said it WAS for sale three years ago but alas, not any more. It is fantastic!

  • Avatar Trish Dee
    October 2, 2016, 9:03 am

    Patricia Schneider….Yes, we would be competing for this house. I don’t speak French, but it is on my bucket list. I’ve dreamt of living in
    a small village there as well. Stone houses are my passion and I’ve collected a few special plans for those over the years. When will I win the lottery? LOL!

  • Avatar ZACHARY E MOHRMANN
    October 4, 2016, 10:51 pm

    Beautiful Cottage…! I could find myself very comfortable in a house like this….! Very warm, friendly, and inviting….!

  • Avatar Chuck
    February 3, 2017, 11:31 am

    Pretty sure this is the house they used in an episode of Absolutely Fabulous the British television show.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      February 6, 2017, 7:58 am

      It is pretty fab 🙂 Not sure about cost of living in France, though/

  • Avatar Chuck
    February 3, 2017, 11:34 am

    What is the thing in the living area in the corner next to one of the heating units??
    I love this house and seems like such a deal. But what about property taxes and other basic costs to live there?

  • Avatar Duke Zimmer
    May 12, 2017, 6:42 pm

    Be careful what you wish for. While the cottage is cute, French taxes are not and can eat up as much as 45% of a residents’ income. For example if you earn between 26, 819 Euros and 71, 898 Euros you’ll pay 30% at the national level and anything over 71,899 Euros will be taxed at 41%. Ad to this local and property taxes and pretty soon you’ll wish you were back in the US.

    • Avatar Kay
      October 6, 2017, 10:57 pm

      Only slightly higher than the country I live in, but I also get a quality , free education for my children, and universal health care. So I am happy.

  • Avatar Richard Zapata
    May 15, 2017, 1:27 pm

    I’m very interested is it still for sale and is the asking price negotiable some what.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      May 15, 2017, 7:25 pm

      I’m afraid it looks like it has sold.

  • Avatar Pauline Dean
    July 6, 2017, 4:25 am

    I thought people might be interested in this tiny house for sale in Spain.

    HOUSE & LAND FOR SALE, SPAIN
    2.5 hectares/6acres with small, stone built, off grid house in a forest in rural, south west Spain.
    Many trees including oak, olive and lemon. The land is enclosed with the acre around the house having a good, stock proof fence.
    The house is one room with kitchen, living and sleeping areas and a wood burning stove. Solar electric, bore hole water and attached stone out building.
    €130,000. For more information see Facebook page – House and land, Spain, for sale or contact [email protected]

  • Avatar Arlene McCormick
    October 3, 2017, 10:31 pm

    I cannot even begin to count the ways I love this building. The French countryside is absolutely beautiful. The home itself is is just dripping European Old World charm. I can’t wait to win the lotto to get my hands on this one : )

  • Avatar Otessa Regina Compton
    July 16, 2018, 4:13 pm

    EUROPE HAS SOME AMAZING ARCHITECTURE. IT IS REFRESHING TO LOOK AT A HOME WITH A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, INSTEAD OF THESE MODERN HOMES, WHICH ARE NOTHING BUT BLAND, AND NO SPICE TO THEM.

    • Avatar Alex
      July 16, 2018, 6:17 pm

      Europe does have some really nice structures! Nice to see ya around Otessa!😀

  • Avatar Chuck
    July 16, 2018, 5:31 pm

    This looks like the house from Absolutely Fabulous when Patsy and Eddy went to France.

  • Avatar Otessa Regina Compton
    July 16, 2018, 7:25 pm

    THANKS A BUNCH!!! KEEP VIDEOS AND PHOTOGRAPHS COMING. WHO KNOWS, YOU MAY START AN EDUCATION IN HOW GEOGRAPHY INFLUENCES ARCHITECTURE. SINCE WE HAVE YOU, WE CAN NOW TRAVEL.

    • Avatar Alex
      July 16, 2018, 8:19 pm

      😀😊🙏

  • Avatar Denise
    June 29, 2019, 4:15 pm

    Alex…we are not scared of dates, I noticed you took the dates off the links. I saw this before and I am absolutely thrilled to see this gem of a house again. 😀 These are so nice in the middle of what has become commercialized cookie cutter THOW’s.

    I would like to ask how the electrical was done – wired into the walls because that is what it looks like and not a surface install. Perhaps the person who this lovely house belongs to can answer?

    • Avatar Alex
      July 1, 2019, 1:06 pm

      Thanks for letting me know, Denise! And glad you enjoyed it again. It’s one of my favorites. That’s a good question for an electrician… You’ve got me wondering myself. 😀

  • Avatar Sherry
    September 10, 2019, 7:21 pm

    PERFECT, Just the way it is…..moving tonight with my dog and books

    • Avatar Kim W
      September 11, 2019, 2:17 am

      I did buy a small (50 square metres) house in rural France that is now our holiday home. I spend time there with my dog, and sometimes with hubby and our adult children!
      There are lots of small stone houses available all over France. This area is much more expensive than the area we bought in, where houses are available for €40,000 or so. Our house has plastered walls, but we also own barns with stone walls that could be converted. However, we are aware that this would be expensive and we haven’t got the money at the moment.
      We love our little house and have had many happy holidays there.

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