South Charente. Smallholding in almost 6 acres of grazing land. - Chalais

French property for sale - Chalais

South Charente. Smallholding in almost 6 acres of grazing land.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a whole hamlet of buildings, perfectly positioned in its own land of almost 6 acres, and surrounded by the glorious South Charente countryside.

Originally a working farmstead, the property includes: a large traditional farmhouse for complete renovation apart from the roof which has already been replaced; a 75m² stone barn with good head height, also with new roof; various other period outbuildings in differing states of repair; and at the entrance to the hamlet, a clean, comfortable and tidy little two-bed 1980's house, single-storey over a huge basement which could be converted into further accommodation. 

A special feature of the property is the maturity, variety and layout of the land. Bordering the private approach driveway is an area of parkland, with mature trees, ornamental shrubs, and fruit trees. A top field opposite the small house is enclosed by hedges, very private, enjoys good views, and would make an excellent camping field or equine exercise area. At the end of the access drive is a large south-facing courtyard formed by the main house and the stone outbuildings. The remaining land comprises flower meadows in which various springs rise, forming a small pond. This area would be great for grazing horses or other animals, as it also has copses of mature trees for shade.

The local area is criss-crossed with peaceful country tracks for walking, cycling or horse-riding, including a grassy lane to the local village just a couple of kms away. By car, many points of interest are easily accessible: traditional market towns and villages with excellent local facilities, sandy lakeside or riverside beaches, cognac houses, and historic Gallo-Roman sites and churches. Bordeaux is 75 minutes by car, 1 hour by train. Angoulême, for fast TGV's to Paris and Lille, is only 45 minutes by car or 30 minutes by train.

Whilst major building work is required for the renovation of the main house, this exceptional property offers great value for money and above all, a winning location. Perfect for the creation of a tourist complex, self-sufficiency project or equestrian centre.


Price  agency fees INCLUDED : 150.000 €

Price agency fees EXCLUDED : 140.000 €

Agency fees of 7.14% , all tax included, to be paid by the buyer


  • 4 Rooms
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Usable area: 60 sqm;
  • Living space: 20 sqm;
  • Land: 23855 sqm;

Detailed information

Ground floor :

  • Entrance hall
  • Living Room : very bright. Approx 20m². Tiled floor. Chimney outlet. Doors to balcony.
  • Kitchen : around 12m². Tiled floor. Double sink unit. Glazed door to balcony. Gas-fired wall-mounted central-heating boiler.
  • Inner hallway
  • 2 Bedrooms 1) 9m². Floating parquet floor. 2) 10m². Lino floor covering.
  • Bathroom : spacious, equipped for a person with mobility difficulties. Washbasin, bidet, and large walk-shower with no step.
  • Separate WC

Basement :

  • Garage of around 40m², good headroom, could make further accommodation. Two windows and a pedestrian door already in place.
  • Room adjoining the garage, a further room of about 35m². Concrete floor, breeze-block walls.

Energy Efficiency Ratings :

  • Consommation énergétique (en énergie primaire): 189 KWHep/m²an
  • Emission de gaz à effet de serre: 52 Kgco2/m²an
  • Calculation method: 3CL-DPE

Gite / guest house :

  • potential to create gite by restoring / converting the various outbuildings
  • Existing Gîte / Guest house : the old house to renovate offers enormous potential.
  • General description : under a lovely new roof, the old house comprises a floor area of around 100m², split into 4 main areas. The whole of the interior is to renovate which leaves scope for restoring the ancient fireplaces and other character features. South-facing.

Outbuildings :

  • Outbuildings : in addition to the main barns there are numerous smaller outbuildings.
  • Barn : a lovely stone barn with a new roof. Floor area around 75m², good head height.
  • Stabling for animals : old cattle stalls.
  • Wine/Spirits storehouse : with the original wine vat still in place.

Land :

  • Private Driveway
  • Enclosed : part of the land is enclosed by hedging or fencing.
  • Mature, with trees and shrubs including a superb variety of mature trees, fruit trees, and flowering shrubs.
  • Courtyard in front of the old house
  • Garden attached to the modern house
  • Parkland at the entrance to the property, framing the private entrance drive.
  • Barbecue : just opposite the modern house. Stone-built.
  • Well
  • Field which would make a really great camping field - private, surrounded by hedges, and with good views.
  • Grazing land
  • Fruit trees

Water features :

  • Source / Sping : various springs rise up in the lower meadow and form a small pond.

Equestrian Facilities :

  • Outriding

Views :

  • Panoramic View of beautiful countryside

Roofing :

  • Tiles

Neighbours :

  • No near neighbours

Shops :

  • Local shops < 5 min Local restaurant two minutes away. Brossac is 5 minutes, for a good range of local shops and a pretty lakeside beach and leisure centre (Etang Vallier).
  • Main shops & services 5 -10 min Chalais 8 minutes (famous Monday morning street market).
  • Main shops & services >10 min Bordeaux 75 minutes, Angoulême 45 minutes.

Nearest Train station (Dept.) :

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

Nearest TGV station (Dept.) :

  • Angoulême (16) : for the TGV to Paris in less than 2 hours from July 2017.

Airports :

  • Bergerac
  • Bordeaux
  • La Rochelle
  • Limoges
  • Poitiers

Energy performance diagnosis

Primary energy consumption:
189 kWhEP/m²/an

Greenhouse gas emission:
52 KgeqCO2/m²/an


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7 avenue de la Gare
Phone: +33 (0)5 45 98 00 98

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