South Charente countryside. Magnificent property with pool and guest house. - Charente

French property for sale - Chalais

South Charente countryside. Magnificent property with pool and guest house.

We are delighted to offer for sale this extensive character property which enjoys a fabulous private location in the heart of the beautiful South Charente. The accommodation of over 420m² is comfortable, centrally-heated, and decorated in neutral colours, to complement the original features that abound: exposed stone, beams, fireplaces.... 

With three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the ground floor, and a further three bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor, the property offers generous living spaces. Of particular note are a welcoming country kitchen / dining room, and a huge main living room with high beamed ceiling, fireplace, and glazed doors to the garden. A separate little guest cottage is sited at the entrance to the property and would make a good caretaker's cottage, seasonal let or AirBnb.

Outside, the gardens of over an acre are mature and well-planted with trees and shrubs. They enjoy beautiful views of unspoilt rolling countryside. The in-ground swimming pool is particularly well-sited to enjoy maximum sunshine exposure. It is surrounded by regulation security glass panels and paved sunbathing terraces.

With no near neighbours, and just 5 minutes from a town with shops, services, schools and railway station (with free parking!) on the Angoulême-Bordeaux line, this property will appeal to those seeking spacious, stylish and flexible accommodation in a great setting. Paris is only 2 hours from Angoulême via the new high-speed rail route.

Price  agency fees INCLUDED : 424 000 €

Price agency fees EXCLUDED : 400 000 €

Agency fees of 6.00% , all tax included, to be paid by the buyer


  • 12 Rooms
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Usable area: 420 sqm;
  • Living space: 110 sqm;
  • Land: 5000 sqm;
  • Property tax: 2 227 €

Detailed information

Ground floor

  • Entrance hall : very spacious and welcoming
  • Living Room : an enormous 110m², well-proportioned. High ceilings, exposed beams, fireplace, glazed doors to garden. A super 'party room!'.
  • Sitting room : 37m², a cosy room with fireplace fitted with wood-burner
  • Kitchen / dining room, about 42m². Country-style, plenty of room for a huge table!
  • Inner hallway
  • Games Room : approx 42m²
  • 2 Bedrooms : both good doubles
  • Bedroom with ensuite shower and dressing area, a lovely master suite. Glazed doors to the garden, poolside.
  • Bathroom : family bathroom, very spacious.
  • Dressing Room within the master suite, but could become a separate bedroom.
  • Boiler room : the boiler is propane gas-fired.
  • Integrated garage

First floor

  • Landing
  • 3 Bedrooms including a room in the tower, with lovely exposed carpentry, and a huge dormitory-style room of 49m²!
  • Shower Room : plenty of room to create moe bathrooms if resuired.

Energy Efficiency Ratings

  • Consommation énergétique (en énergie primaire): 55 KWHep/m²an
  • Emission de gaz à effet de serre: 7 Kgco2/m²an
  • Based on actual energy bills

Other equipment

  • Wood burning stove in the 'smaller' sitting room

Gite / guest house

  • Existing Gîte / Guest house : a 'gatehouse', well separated from the main residence.
  • General description : a charming cottage with open-plan living area on the ground floor, and a double bedroom and shower room upstairs under the eaves. Separate garden area and parking area.


  • Bread Oven : a pretty, stone building used as a barbecue and store-room.


  • Entrance gate
  • Mature, with trees and shrubs
  • Courtyard : a gravelled area at the entrance, for parking several vehicles.
  • Parkland
  • Vegetable Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Well fitted with an electric pump.


  • Panoramic View over rolling countryside


  • Tiles


  • Septic Tank - all waste water.


  • In Ground : 11m x 5m.
  • Enclosed by regulation security glass panels


  • No near neighbours


  • Local shops < 5 min : bakers in the local village
  • Main shops & services < 5 min : Shops, services, railway station, 5 minutes' drive
  • Main shops & services >10 min : Angoulême 35 minutes, Bordeaux 75 minutes.

Nearest Train station (Dept.)

  • Chalais (16) : Chalais - Bordeaux 64 minutes by regional express train
  • Montmoreau (16) : Montmoreau - Angoulême 18 minutes by regional express train

Nearest TGV station (Dept.)

  • Angoulême (16) : Angoulême - Paris by TGV, shortest direct journey time 1h43, average journey time 2h10.


  • Bergerac
  • Bordeaux
  • La Rochelle
  • Limoges
  • Poitiers

Energy performance diagnosis

Primary energy consumption
55 kWhEP/m²/an

Greenhouse gas emission
7 KgeqCO2/m²/an


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

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