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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.

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890 Sq. Ft. Cottage in France
























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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  • 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…

    • 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?

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

    i’m leaving for the airport right now!

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

    • Dee February 3, 2017, 2:16 pm

      I would want a toilet that flushes!

    • Dee February 3, 2017, 2:18 pm

      I would prefer a toilet that flushes!

  • 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.

  • Gigi September 21, 2016, 1:31 am

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

  • Carol Perry 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???

    • Alex September 21, 2016, 12:54 pm

      Thanks Carol!

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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….!

  • 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/

  • 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?

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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 : )

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


    • Alex July 16, 2018, 6:17 pm

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

  • Chuck July 16, 2018, 5:31 pm

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

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


    • Alex July 16, 2018, 8:19 pm


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