House for sale in Charente

Charming South Charente village house.

Charente, House

138,000€ HAI

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Property reference:703216
Property type:House
Heating:Wood & Electric
Kitchen:Fitted and equipped
Environment:Countryside Hamlet
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Nestled in the heart of a beautiful village, this charming 4-bed stone cottage has been lovingly restored and maintained by its current owners over the last 20 years. The main rooms are pleasantly proportioned and well insulated in all seasons thanks to their traditional thick stone walls. A feature of the property is the conservatory, hand-crafted by a local artisan. The curved walls are made up of hinged panels which can be slid open for ventilation and even completely folded back in the summer, leaving a sheltered covered terrace. This useful dining or relaxation space leads through to the kitchen, where the solid wood units are complemented by sleek granite worktops. Next is the sitting room which boasts an original stone fireplace fitted with an efficient wood-burner, then a hallway giving access to the two ground floor bedrooms. All these rooms, plus a modern bathroom and WC, are on one level, thus facilitating access for those with limited mobility. From the hallway, a wooden staircase rises to the first floor landing which serves two further under-eaves bedrooms plus a large loft space carpeted out for use as a games room, extra sleeping area or storage space. A second staircase descends from the loft space to a small utility area and cool pantry, with door to the sitting room. Outside, the well-tended gardens are enclosed and private. They house a large outbuilding currently used as a garage, store-room and workshop and which could offer conversion potential. Three separate sets of entrance gates offer flexible access; there are smart iron gates to the front, and two further sets of double gates, one each side of the garden to the rear of the property. Overall, this is a well-presented and low-maintenance property. Please note that there is no mains drainage, and that a modernisation of the drainage (septic tank system) will be required, at the cost of the buyer. The beautiful South Charente, with its rambling tracks and cycleways, lake and river beaches, Gallo-Roman villages, and traditional market towns with good facilities, offers a tranquil environment for either full-time residence or for relaxing holidays.

Financial data

  • *Price HAI : 138,000€ - agency commission included. Notaires fees extra.
  • Taxe d'habitation: 350€
  • Taxe foncière: 500€


  • Land: 738m² (0.2 acres)
  • Living space: 120m²
  • Living room: 35m²
  • Terrace: 10m²

Detailed description

Ground floor

  • Entrance hall from where a locally made wooden staircase rises to the first floor.
  • Living Room : 35m², well proportioned and bright thanks to its double aspect. Tiled floor. Fireplace with wood-burner. Exposed beams.
  • Kitchen : 18m². Craftsman-made wood units with polished granite worktop. Fitted appliances. Doors to conservatory, to the bathroom, and to the living room.
  • Utility room with cool storage area and electric points for tumble drier and freezer. Utility staircase up to loft.
  • 2 Bedroom(s) 1) 15m², carpeted. Fireplace. 2) 18m², lino floor.
  • Bathroom(s) : bath with shower over, washbasin, separate WC. Plumbing for washing machine
  • Conservatory : a flexible space. Close the attractive curved panels and you have a cosy and sheltered room for winter, or open them up completely for a covered terrace in the warmer months.
  • Pantry : cool storage area within the utility room.

First floor

  • Landing
  • 2 Bedroom(s) each 12m². One has a small window plus a velux, the other a small 'bull's-eye" plus a velux. Both are carpeted and both have exposed beams including one main beam about 1m60 high.
  • Attic : a clean, open area with velux windows , carpeted, serving as a play room, storage space, or extra sleeping space for visitors. 35m². An extra bathroom could be installed here as it is over the existing one.

Energy Efficiency Ratings

  • Consommation énergétique (en énergie primaire)
  • Emission de gaz à effet de serre
  • NO RESULT : Heating bills not presented as the house is currently a holiday home and not used in the winter months.

Other equipment

  • Double Glazing to a couple of windows only
  • Fireplace(s)


  • Barn : a large building serving as garaging, workshop, storage etc. Very clean, and potentially convertible into more accommodation. Three separate entrance points.


  • 3 Entrance gate(s) : one to the village street, serving the main house, the two others on each side of the property at the rear, serving the large outbuilding and rear garden.
  • Enclosed
  • Garden in three parts. A sheltered and private garden for the main house, leading through to a vegetable plot and lawned areas adjoining the outbuilding.
  • Vegetable Garden in the rear garden area.



  • Countryside View : the main rooms face the private garden with rolling countryside beyond.


  • Tiles


  • Local shops < 5 min : Brossac village offers local shops, primary schools, and a popular lakeside beach and leisure centre.
  • Main shops & services 5 -10 min : Chalais offers a railway station on the Angoulême-Bordeaux line, a famous weekly street market, and a full range of shops and schools
  • Main shops & services >10 min : Barbezieux 17 minutes, for more shops and 'lycée'. Angoulême 40 minutes, Bordeaux centre 90 minutes.

Nearest Train station (Dept.)

  • Chalais (16) : on the Angoulême - Bordeaux line

Nearest TGV station (Dept.)

  • Angoulême (16) : TGV to Paris, including Charles de Gaulle airport and Disneyland, or Lille for Eurostar connection.


  • Bergerac 90 minutes
  • Bordeaux 90 minutes
  • Limoges 110 minutes

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