House for sale in Charente

South Charente countryside. Ancient 4-bed cottage in 1 acre grounds.

Charente, House

165,000€ HAI

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Property reference:703270
Condition:To Update
Property type:House
Heating:Wood Burner
Environment:Countryside Hamlet
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Set in a peaceful hillside hamlet, surrounded by glorious countryside, this very ancient stone-built 4-bed cottage is a much-loved holiday home owned by the same family for the last 25 years. It has all the traditional features: exposed beams, fireplace fitted with woodburner, exposed stonework to some of the walls, small windows on the first floor to keep the heat out in summer. Renovated for comfort and without pretention, the house offers practical and spacious living accommodation in the two main rooms on the ground floor. On the first floor, reached by simple wooden stairs, the 4 bedrooms are divided into two parts, each part with two bedrooms and a shower room. This ensures privacy for guests or for family use. Useful features include a covered terrace next to the kitchen, perfect for dining out of the sun and fitted with lighting for evening use; an attractive period hangar which can be used for garaging, entertaining or as a covered games area; and concrete sun terraces to the front of the house. From both the house and the grounds of over an acre, the views are superb. Sold fully-furnished and equipped, the house is ready to enjoy straight away as a characterful holiday home, or for seasonal letting. Just bring your suitcases! The discreet presence of year-round neighbours in the hamlet brings a sense of security, and grounds maintenance is assured. For year-round use, the buyer may wish to upgrade some interior features, and to improve the vehicle access which is fine in the dry summer months but could be slippery in the winter due to the slope of the land. The South Charente is rich in rolling, unspoilt countryside, dotted with lively market towns and hilltop villages, marked-out rambling, cycling and riding circuits, and designated swimming beaches on rivers or lakes such as the popular Etang Vallier, only 5 miles from this property. The wide sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean are just over 1 hour by car, as is the historic and cosmopolitan city of Bordeaux, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Financial data

  • *Price HAI : 165,000€ - agency commission included. Notaires fees extra.
  • Taxe foncière: 300€


  • Land: 4,987m² (1.2 acres)
  • Living space: 110m²
  • Living room: 28m²
  • Terrace: 20m²

Detailed description

Ground floor

  • Entrance hall leading to the kitchen / dining room to the left, and the sitting room to the right
  • Sitting room : approx. 28m². Exposed beams. Tiled floor.
  • Dining Room : open to the kitchen, approx. 35m² in total. Tiled floor. Original fireplace fitted with woodburner.
  • Kitchen : open to the dining room. Fitted cupboards, cooker, fridge.

First floor

  • 2 Landing
  • 4 Bedroom(s) : the first floor is divided into two parts, each with two bedrooms.
  • 2 Shower Room : one for each pair of bedrooms. Each has a WC, shower, and washbasin.
  • Room used as a workshop and laundry area. Serves as a fire escape, via concrete steps leading down to the barn.

Energy Efficiency Ratings

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

Other equipment

  • Wood burning stove

Other rooms

  • Workshop
  • Patio : concrete sun terraces to the front of the house.
  • Covered terrace : providing a lovely sheltered dining area, out of the sun and the weather and enjoying far-reaching views.


  • Barn - attached : small, suitable for storage.
  • Covered area : a large open hangar which is polyvalent. Garaging, entertainment space, washing line, wood storage......


  • Mature, with trees and shrubs : to the top of the land there is a small field.



  • Panoramic View over the rolling and peaceful South Charente countryside


  • Tiles : the roof was completely overhauled by a professional only 2-3 years ago.


  • Space for a pool


  • Local shops < 5 min : a local village offers a basic shop and café
  • Local shops 5 -10 min : Brossac 7kms, for small supermarket, chemist, bakers, butcher, primary school, lakeside beach and leisure area.
  • Main shops & services >10 min : Barbezieux or Chalais 20 minutes, Angoulême 35 minutes, Bordeaux 90 minutes

Nearest Train station (Dept.)

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

Nearest TGV station (Dept.)

  • Angoulême (16)


  • Bergerac
  • Bordeaux
  • La Rochelle
  • Limoges
  • Poitiers

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