House for sale in Charente

Elevated country retreat with extensive river valley views

Charente, House

302,630€ HAI

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Property reference:704437
Property type:House
Heating:Wood & Oil
Environment:Countryside Hamlet
Parking spaces:4
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Uniquely located, perched with uninterrupted river valley views, this south facing stone farmhouse was tastefully renovated 22 years ago, amalgamating two farmhouses and associated farm buildings dating from the 1800s and protecting many original features.The entry from the road at the rear of the residence reveals a gallery, atrium, overlooking the inside courtyard, and leads to a 42m² sittingroom featuring stone fireplace with wood burner, exposed stone walls, beamed ceiling and breath-taking valley views from the covered balcony. Also on the first floor: the master bedroom 32 m², the family bathroom, landing, further bedroom, a study/bedroom and access to attic studio, further bedroom and storage. From the road at the rear of the house electronic doors give vehicular access to the 80 m² garage/workshop (top half of original barn – now with reinforced concrete floor) which provides ample secure parking for 2 SUVs, a sit-on mower, bicycles etc and direct access into the house. On the ground floor, with access to the terrace, the country kitchen/dining room 32 m², features a massive stone fireplace with wood burning stove, original stone coeur de demoiselle floor, a Lacanche piano cooker, and nearby utility room. Off the inside courtyard is a guest bedroom 29m² featuring original bread oven and a small nursery or dressing, a wet room, and store room/cave. A corridor leads to the outside terrace.The elevated large terrace area in front of the house, with mature cypress trees, is perfect for relaxing or dining alfresco with a garden room in the lower half of the original barn for barn dances, a playroom or relaxing in the shade. Below the 4m high front boundary wall, the landscaped gardens have mature trees, with further woodland at the side of the property. The property has oil central heating, double glazing and is well insulated. Security of the property is achieved by the usual use, in France, of strong shutters on all windows and external doors, garden gates and, in addition, there are three velux windows shuttered by solar powered remote controls. The property is 10 minutes from Mansle, 25 minutes from the TGV in Angoulême and 65 minutes from Limoges or Poitiers airports.

Financial data

  • *Price HAI : 302,630€ - agency commission included. Notaires fees extra.
  • Taxe foncière: 1,064€


  • Land: 4,679m² (1.2 acres)
  • Living space: 270m²
  • Living room: 42m²
  • Terrace: 175m²

Detailed description

Ground floor

  • Entrance hall Oak door to entrance hall with inner double glazed door
  • Kitchen 32 m² : Kitchen/Dining Room, exposed stone walls, exposed beam ceiling, stone fireplace with wood-burning stove, glazed door to terrace.
  • Utility room
  • Inner hallway
  • Shower Room(s) To include a shower, washbasin & WC.
  • 1 Room Triple-height atrium to the far side of which are a shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC) as well as a store room.

First floor

  • Landing
  • 2 Bedroom(s) - 15 m² : To the right of the entrance hall there is a bedroom - 32 m² : Master bedroom with wooden floor, exposed stone walls and exposed beam ceiling.
  • Bathroom(s) 6.5 m² with bath, wash-basin and WC.
  • Study 14 m² : Currently used as a study with wooden floor and exposed stone walls. A flight of stairs rises to an attic space.
  • Sitting room 42 m² : With wooden floor, exposed stone walls, exposed beam ceiling and a stone fireplace equipped with a wood-burning stove. Three glazed doors open onto a covered balcony which overlooks the garden and beautiful view over the surrounding countryside

Electrical equipment

  • Electric Garage Doors

Energy Efficiency Ratings

  • Consommation énergétique (en énergie primaire)
  • Emission de gaz à effet de serre
  • DPE vierge

Other equipment

  • Double Glazing
  • Fireplace(s)
  • Wood burning stove

Other rooms

  • Workshop Space in garage for workshop
  • Laundry room Utility/laundry room
  • Store room Wood store
  • Boiler House Used also as a potting/garden store
  • Garage(s) 80 m² : Large attached garage with electric door. There is plenty of space for two cars, with additional room for a sit on lawnmower, bikes etc.
  • Car Parking
  • Patio South facing terrace directly in front of the house.
  • Covered terrace From the sitting room, glazed doors opens to a covered balcony which overlooks the garden and which has fine views over the surrounding countryside.



  • Entrance gate(s) Driveway jointly owned with neighbour and rarely used except for plumber, workmen, removals, etc. Normal access is via garage.
  • Mature, with trees and shrubs Mature garden
  • Garden The south-facing garden is set over three levels - a terrace directly in front of the house, the garden at the lower level mainly a wild meadow with mature trees and shrubs and a small woodland to the west side of the house.


  • Open view Extensive views of wooded river valley
  • Countryside View
  • Garden View


  • Tiles


  • Septic Tank - all waste water.


  • Local shops 5 -10 min
  • Main shops & services 5 -10 min

Nearest Train station (Dept.)

  • Luxé (16) 13 kms

Nearest TGV station (Dept.)

  • Angoulême (16) 28 kms - around 30 minutes


  • Limoges 84.5 kms - around 1h10
  • Poitiers 92 kms - around 1h07

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