Chalais - Aubeterre area. Country property to renovate, 7 acres field and woods. - Charente

French property for sale - Chalais

Chalais - Aubeterre area. Country property to renovate, 7 acres field and woods.

This extensive country property for renovation enjoys a private but not isolated location in the heart of the rolling South Charente countryside. The main house is mostly single storey and consists of a spacious kitchen open to a dining room with fireplace; a large living room with fireplace and glazed double doors to the garden; 2 bedrooms, bathroom and WC; and the usual storage areas, pantry, boiler-room..... all for complete renovation, starting with the roof and working down through the interior, plumbing, electrics, septic tank, new doors and windows etc. A wide-spread infestation of termites has recently been detected in the property, which will require expensive obligatory treatment (estimate 22,000 euros) and the replacement of damaged and weakened wood. 

Attached to the main house is a very large double-height barn, which has been partly re-built in recent years. Other outbuildings include a guest annex with fireplace (in poor condition but offering interesting potential), a cool wine cellar, a garage, and various smaller structures. The grounds around the buildings are mature and feature a number of trees and shrubs. They afford views over the idyllic countryside and lead on to a pleasant flower meadow and orchard of about an acre. Just across the small road are further parcels of field and woodland, making a total of over 7 acres in all.

Well-located for the market town of Chalais and the listed village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, which is a favourite tourist and arts/crafts centre, this ensemble will apeal to country-loving builders or good DIY-ers who have the funds and skills to cope with a major renovation project,  and to those requiring grazing land for horses, sheep, goats etc. Storage of large vehicles, campervans etc would be possible in the barn.  A further bonus is the extensive mature woodland which can provide free fuel for heating!

Price  agency fees INCLUDED : 70 000 €

Price agency fees EXCLUDED : 60 000 €

Agency fees of 16.67% , all tax included, to be paid by the buyer


  • 4 Rooms
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Usable area: 110 sqm;
  • Living space: 30 sqm;
  • Land: 30174 sqm;
  • Property tax: 380 €

Detailed information

Ground floor

  • Sitting room : spacious and bright. Fireplace. Glazed double doors to garden on the south side.
  • Dining Room : semi open-plan to kitchen. Raised fireplace with hearth at worktop height, ideal for grilling food. Glazed double doors to garden.
  • Kitchen : semi open-plan to dining room. Door to garden
  • Utility room
  • Inner hallway
  • 2 Bedrooms : with wood floors. Both are good doubles
  • Shower Room to renovate
  • Separate WC to renovate
  • Built in cupboards
  • Pantry

First floor

  • Attic : with good headroom in one part

Energy Efficiency Ratings

  • Consommation énergétique (en énergie primaire):
  • Emission de gaz à effet de serre:
  • NO RESULT : Heating bills not presented : property not lived in full-time

Gite / guest house

  • Existing Gîte / Guest house : a two-roomed cottage with a fireplace, attic above. To renovate completely.


  • Barn - attached : a huge barn with double height roof that was replaced in recent years.
  • Stabling for animals
  • Wine/Spirits storehouse


  • Wooded : about 2,5 acres of mature woodland included. Additional nearby plots of woodland available on option
  • Parkland around the buildings
  • Well
  • Field and pasture, about 5 acres in total.
  • Orchard in the field adjoining the house


  • Countryside View


  • Tiles


  • Main shops & services 5 -10 min : a choice of pleasant market towns offering schools, shops, doctors
  • Main shops & services >10 min : Angoulême 40 minutes by car, 30 minutes by train. Bordeaux 70 minutes or 60 minutes.

Nearest Train station (Dept.)

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

Nearest TGV station (Dept.)

  • Angoulême (16) : TGV to Paris in under 2 hours


  • Bergerac
  • Bordeaux
  • La Rochelle
  • Limoges
  • Poitiers


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7 avenue de la Gare
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