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

French property for sale - Chalais

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

We are delighted to offer for sale this country property for renovation, which 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 renovation. 

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 can 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.

Outbuildings :

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

Land :

  • 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

Views :

  • Countryside View

Roofing :

  • Tiles

Shops :

  • 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

Airports :

  • Bergerac
  • Bordeaux
  • La Rochelle
  • Limoges
  • Poitiers


This property is presented by:

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

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