House for sale in Charente

Pretty 4-bed cottage in hilltop village. Walk to shops and leisure facilities.

Charente, House

90,000€ HAI

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Property reference:703449
Condition:To Update
Property type:House
Kitchen:Minimal Equipment
Environment:Village with shops
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This pretty, 4-bed stone cottage requires modernisation to today's standards but can be made quckly habitable. Situated on a tiny lane with virtually no passing traffic, it enjoys far-reaching countryside views. There is an attached garage, an enclosed, mature garden in front of the house, and a larger area of garden on higher ground just across the lane, planted with fruit trees. The interior of the house will appreciate a major make-over. Buyers will also need to budget for a new septic tank, at a cost of about 7,000 euros plus connections, although it is possible that a mains drains connection may be available in future years. There are already quality features in place such as some doors and windows made from local oak, original fireplaces, and well-maintained original oak floorboards upstairs. Once re-decorated to the buyers' taste, and with the addition of a new bathroom and WC, this will make a really charming holiday home or main residence. It is within a few steps of the ancient village centre with its medieval church, excellent local shops, tennis courts, and restaurant. Less than a mile away is a popular lakeside beach and sports/leisure complex which offers entertainment and activities throughout the year, and which is surrounded by forest walks and all-terrain cycle/equestrian tracks. Angoulême is only 40 minutes away, for TGV's to Paris in 2 hours. Just ten minutes' drive away is the town of Chalais, for shops and services, junior high school, and mainline railway station (offering free parking!) on the Angoulême-Bordeaux line.

Financial data

  • *Price HAI : 90,000€ - agency commission included. Notaires fees extra.
  • Taxe d'habitation: 500€
  • Taxe foncière: 700€


  • Land: 1,623m² (0.4 acres)
  • Living space: 110m²
  • Living room: 23m²

Detailed description

Ground floor

  • Living Room : 23m². Solid wood floor. Working open fireplace. Double French window to garden.
  • Kitchen : 23m². Tiled floor. Working fireplace.
  • Inner hallway
  • Bathroom(s) : bath, bidet, washbasin. To renovate
  • Separate WC
  • Built in cupboards under the stairs, with lovely wooden doors

First floor

  • Landing
  • 4 Bedroom(s) : With solid wood floors. 22m², 12m², 9m², 12m². The two largest rooms enjoy lovely views.

Energy Efficiency Ratings

  • Property outside DPE remit : no heating other than open fires.

Other equipment

  • Fireplace(s)
  • Built in Cupboards

Other rooms

  • Garage(s) : attached
  • Patio : paved, in front of the house, south-facing and sheltered


  • Enclosed garden in front of the house, well planted with roses and shrubs.
  • Orchard on a separate plot just across the lane



  • Panoramic View over the countryside


  • Tiles


  • Within walking distance (<1km) : Brossac is classed as a 'green holiday resort' and offers a full range of local shops, restaurants, and a lakeside beach with sports and leisure complex.
  • Main shops & services 5 -10 min : Chalais, with its excellent range of shops, famous Monday morning market, and mainline railway station, is a ten-minute drive.
  • Main shops & services >10 min : Barbezieux 15 minutes, Angoulême 40 minutes, Bordeaux 60-70 minutes.

Nearest Train station (Dept.)

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

Nearest TGV station (Dept.)

  • Angoulême (16)


  • Bergerac
  • Bordeaux
  • Limoges

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