A Chateau for your Home & Business Opportunity

Originally posted on & updated on 25th January, 2024

Moving to France is a lifestyle choice for most expats and finding a property that can become a home and a source of income is the perfect way to begin a new adventure and achieve the change that so many people crave.

When it comes to running a business from your home in France, the possibilities are endless. The key is finding just the right place and we have some fabulous chateau properties through My French House which might be just what you’re looking for. Some are already thriving businesses whereas others offer huge potential for anyone with a little passion and imagination.

Options for Earning Income from Home

One of the obvious ways to earn an income from your new family home is to run a gîte business or chambres d’hôtes  and share your surroundings with holidaymakers who are keen for a flavour of your relaxed way of life.

If you have a particular hobby or passion, you might want to combine this with your business, for example; artist / writing retreats or a cookery school that makes the most of the rich supply of fresh, seasonal produce on your doorstep.

We have helped people buy properties with the intention of earning an income from fishing, fruit growing, sports coaching, kennels and catteries, craft, design, technology, teaching and writing, to name just a few. Some are looking to invest in real estate development in up and coming areas in main cities around the country. Some operate websites that earn them income all year around, for example from foreign currency or affiliate programs, for those who already have a blog or busy website.

A Home with Land for Horses

If you love horses, we can help you find a chateau or a farm property with land or equestrian facilities.  Property with land is far more affordable in France than in the UK and other parts of Europe which makes it much easier to find somewhere that gives you and your horses space to enjoy the great outdoors. Some of our equestrian properties already operate as profitable holiday businesses with hunting, camping and other outdoor pursuits attracting visitors all year round.

Homes Under the Hammer

Some of our chateaux, luxury homes and business opportunities are available through auction and we are seeing more sellers using this route to market. If you see an auction property you like, we can share our knowledge and expertise with you to help you evaluate the property and prepare for the bidding process, advising you at every stage.  The key message is not to be put off by the fact that a property is being sold by auction and to talk to us about how to arrange a viewing and make your offer. Sadly, we’ve not had many auctions recently, but keep your eye on our listings.

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