Finding a Chateau for your Dream Home & Business Opportunity

Finding a Chateau for your Dream Home and Business Opportunity

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 new home in France, the possibilities really are endless. The key is finding just the right place and we have some fabulous chateau properties for sale through My French House at the moment 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.

What are my Options for Earning a Home Income in France?

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

If you have a particular hobby or passion, you might want to combine that with your business, for example by offering artist and 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.

A Home with Land for your Horses

If you love horses, we can help you find a chateau or farm property with enough land and 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.

Under the Hammer

Some of our best 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.

How can I Buy a Chateau and Turn it into a Business?

For an insight into what it’s really like to buy a chateau to renovate and transform into a business, we caught up with one of My French House’s very first customers. The Feelys now run an award-winning organic wine business from the chateau that we helped them to buy. Read about their experience of living the life in a chateau vineyard.

If you have a business idea in mind and need help to find the perfect location for you and your family in France give us a call on 0845 123 5885 or contact us via the form online.