Cécile Rouquet's Selection of French property for Sale

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About my area

Travelling south towards Spain, one crosses the Charente-Maritime department, a region justly known as the Midi Atlantique, bathed by the Atlantic ocean as well as by an inland sea, the sea of Bordeaux or Gironde Estuary, largest in Europe. Mild winters, lots of sun and adequate rainfall encourage the acclimatization of Mediterranean type vegetation, good spot for gardeners! It's a French favorite for family holidays. Moving inland, the Charente Maritime, historically called Saintonge, is an active rural region, prosperous through the farming of vineyards, maize and sunflowers. From Royan on the coast, St Bonnet-sur-Gironde on the estuary, Saintes and Pons inland, the area offers such a variety of landscapes and villages of great character, often home to, or next to monuments of historical interest. Talmont has its maritime church of Ste Radegonde, the 17th Cordouan lighthouse is visible from all Royan beaches, Meschers boasts the Regulus Grottos. In Mortagne, the hermitage of St Martial carved into the dry cliffs, gazes over the “sea of Bordeaux” to the Medoc vineyards. A bit to the north, the calm & meandering Charente River runs through the gallo- roman city of Saintes, at the foot of the Arc of Triumph of Germanicus. Impressive remains of the roman amphitheatre lie just beyond. In the romanesque churches of St Eutrope and the Abbaye-aux-Dames, echoes of pilgrims to St Jacques of Compostella are still audible. More, modern pilgrims/hikers still follow that route known as the via Turonensis. The city of Pons too, equally distant from Saintes and Cognac, became an important halt on the pilgrimage route to St Jacques: the 12th century Hôpital des Pèlerins is registered on the UNESCO world heritage. The city's landmark is the imposing donjon dating back from the 7th century overlooking the curves of the Seugne River. Remarkable romanesque churches cluster in the villages surrounding. To keep this architectural heritage alive, towns and councils rival in offering summer musical events. Saintes is the second city of Charente-Maritime after La Rochelle. It's been a sought after place to live since the Gauls. Then came the Romans. The quarries of Crazannes, open to visit, furnished an excellent quality limestone, used locally and abroad. In the summer, the sun reflects on the white facades, the gentle breeze flowing down the Charente river whispers through the palm trees. If you are thinking about living permanently in Saintonge, Saintes offers everything in the way of services and activities. The population is friendly and well disposed towards newcomers, proud to present the products of their fertile region. Farmers’ markets propose organically grown fruits and vegetables, fine cognacs from nearby chateaux and vins de pays both white and red that flatter the palate, oysters can be savoured fresh from the water. Brocante and vintage heirloom sales are the occasion for many weekend gatherings. It is real easy to enjoy French lifestyle in Charente-Maritime.

About me

After living 8 years in the North West region of France, Brittany, and 13 years in Paris, I moved to Saintes, in Charente-Maritime, not far in fact from were I started in life. I was born further south in wine capital of Bordeaux and grew up further North in Poitiers, where Eleanor of Aquitaine, mother of Richard the Lionheart, had a chateau. Born and bred in France, French on my father's side, I am proud of all that my home country has to offer. I also claim a closeness to Anglo-Saxon people, through the up-bringing of my Californian mother, who came to Bordeaux as a student, 46 years ago. This double inheritance makes me feel very much at home with the Leggett Anglo-French staff, truly dedicated to it's job of helping you find the right place. In Saintes, I mostly appreciate the climate, the preserved quality of life and the strong historical feeling. I live in a 18th century house, with a quaint secluded court, I walk to the market every Wednesday morning, I practice rowing on the Charente river. My 6 children too have found a perfectly balanced lifestyle in this medium size town, where they can go to the cinema, the pool, the rugby field by bus, and to the Royan beaches or La Rochelle, by train, without my worrying about them. Some United Kingdom families have moved in permanently, their children do well in school, with this priceless advantage of growing up bilingual. For adult foreigners, a number of French classes are available. Saintes has representatives from the Accueil des Villes Françaises (AVF) association to help settle down. I do admire those of you who take that leap over the Channel to start a new life. Welcome to Charente-maritime!

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French property, houses and homes for sale in SAINTES Charente_Maritime Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 41711MG17

Charente Maritime

Charming chateau nestled in a 3 ha fenced park, with pool, guests accommodation, walking distance to bakery / restaurant

This fully renovated chateau offers a great manageable family home with 6 bedrooms and 4 . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: SAINTES link to google map MAP

€830,000
790,000
 
areamap

30800 M2 land

356 M²size

10 beds

bathroom

6 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in SAINTES Charente_Maritime Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 33388MG17

Charente Maritime

Excellent value for money: a 17th century building featuring 2 well presented apartments, one with a spacious sunny terrasse, private court with ...

Interesting what you get for your money with that property: a onetime coach inn, this . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: SAINTES link to google map MAP

€775,504
598,000
 
areamap

710 M2 land

400 M²size

7 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in saintes Charente_Maritime Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 69062CR17

Charente Maritime

5 bed house in a very private setting of 3 acres woods, river access, pool, tennis court. Gite / guest house potential

Several meters above the Charente river, non floodable, surrounded by woodland, and a few . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: SAINTES link to google map MAP

551,200
 
areamap

13207 M2 land

230 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

4 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in PORT D ENVAUX Charente_Maritime Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 64980CR17

Charente Maritime

Well-presented 4 bed stone house in a quiet hamlet near the river, double height lounge, terrace & pool with open views

This hamlet, 7 km from the Roman city of Saintes, is a great location for those of you who . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: PORT D ENVAUX link to google map MAP

504,000
 
areamap

1064 M2 land

260 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in THENAC Charente_Maritime Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 73026CR17

Charente Maritime

This extremely well maintained Charentaise house and gite are located on the edge of the friendly city of Saintes, 45 minutes from the coast. ...

Walk in and enjoy the extensive open plan living space with fitted kitchen, the character . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: THENAC link to google map MAP

483,000
 
areamap

5800 M2 land

340 M²size

6 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in BLANZAY SUR BOUTONNE Charente_Maritime Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 52254CR17

Charente Maritime

A well presented owner's house, 2 gîtes to finish off, large barns, on 2 acres of land, garden and orchard, with a possible land at little cost.

Ideal property for gîtes and horses. The stone longère is dated 1842, original staircases, . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: BLANZAY SUR BOUTONNE link to google map MAP

449,000
 
areamap

7700 M2 land

440 M²size

7 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in ST CYBARDEAUX Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 34496NM16

Charente

Magnificent Priory with church transformed into an incredible home with five bedrooms and pool

An amazing 13th century Priory with church that has been superbly transformed into living . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: ST CYBARDEAUX link to google map MAP

445,200
 
areamap

3932 M2 land

308 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in ST ROMAIN DE BENET Charente_Maritime Poitou_Charentes
under offer
 REF: 42307CR17

Charente Maritime

A very spacious private home, on the edge of a village with bakery and bar, ideally located between Royan and Saintes: 6 bedrooms, 20 acres land, ...

Backed up to woodland, this Charentaise style house has open view over the countryside from . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: ST ROMAIN DE BENET link to google map MAP

441,000
 
areamap

83621 M2 land

580 M²size

6 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in SAINTES Charente_Maritime Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 64383CR17

Charente Maritime

Edge of Saintes, spacious 5 bedroomed house in good order, with pool and fenced garden of over 1/2 acre

Negociable. An ideal location for both a permanent residence or holiday home. Saintes is the . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: SAINTES link to google map MAP

400,000
 
areamap

2803 M2 land

180 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in MATHA Charente_Maritime Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 53907NM17

Charente Maritime

Open to offers. Maison de Maître of superb quality throughout, with pool, landscaped grounds, mature trees. Outbuildings in good condition for ...

Family home over 3 generations, the house has retained it's ambiance through modernization, . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: MATHA link to google map MAP

399,000
 
areamap

3679 M2 land

177 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in AUJAC Charente_Maritime Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 25777NM17

Charente Maritime

1895 renovated maison de maître, now run as a 4 bed Chambres d’Hôtes with a 3 bed private home, pool and outbuildings

This seven bedroomed property is set in the tranquil French countryside close to the village . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: AUJAC link to google map MAP

€418,700
397,500
 
areamap

2969 M2 land

388 M²size

7 beds

bathroom

7 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in Aulnay Charente_Maritime Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 60754CR17

Charente Maritime

Roomy, comfortable new house of 6 bedrooms, spacious all-in-one kitchen-living room, with river frontage, heated pool.

Located on the edge of the charming town of Aulnay, this ready to move-in house will prove a . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: AULNAY link to google map MAP

339,200
 
areamap

1800 M2 land

220 M²size

6 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in FONTCOUVERTE Charente_Maritime Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 66301CR17

Charente Maritime new New

Super deal. A Charentaise style house, built in 1999, in pristine condition, with 4/5 large bedrooms, with garage for 2 cars, on a 2600 m² ...

Built and finished to a high standard, the house features large rooms, high ceilings, with . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: FONTCOUVERTE


link to google map MAP
325,000
 
areamap

2797 M2 land

220 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in FONTAINE CHALENDRAY Charente_Maritime Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 36150DG17

Charente Maritime

Renovated longere with a 4 bed main house and 2 gites ready to go, outbuildings and a nice plot of land, in a quiet hamlet 5 km from a market town

This property has been renovated throughout to a be a comfortable home. It offers flexible . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: FONTAINE CHALENDRAY link to google map MAP

318,000
 
areamap

4282 M2 land

400 M²size

7 beds

bathroom

5 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in ST FORT SUR GIRONDE Charente_Maritime Poitou_Charentes
under offer
 REF: 56721CR17

Charente Maritime

Priced to sell. Handsome 19th century house, with valuable period features, 5/6 bedrooms, in village with market & amenities. Outbuildings, ...

Located on the Gironde estuary, with Bordeaux airport one hour away by the A10 motorway, this . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: ST FORT SUR GIRONDE link to google map MAP

299,250
 
areamap

1283 M2 land

350 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

4 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in Thénac Charente_Maritime Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 55900CR17

Charente Maritime

Pretty renovated 4 bed stone house, garage, manageable garden, room for a pool, 4 km to amenities, 30 min to the coast

This charming and comfortable Charentaise stone house is conveniently located between Saintes . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: THéNAC link to google map MAP

296,800
 
areamap

770 M2 land

195 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in  Charente_Maritime Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 79120CR17

Charente Maritime

Splendid country estate, with a view over the Gironde estuary, to be refurbished - possibly gradually as it is habitable - for family use or ...

Located 4 km from Mirambeau with commerces and services and A10 motorway access, Bordeaux . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: link to google map MAP

294,000
 
areamap

18885 M2 land

255 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in SAINTES Charente_Maritime Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 37629CR17

Charente Maritime

Comfortable new built house 3/4 bedrooms, with pool, garden, storage, belvedere living area with nearly 360 view on countryside.

Well located between Saintes and Cognac, this house has together the closeness to a village . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: SAINTES link to google map MAP

€275,000
264,470
 
areamap

1980 M2 land

165 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

1 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in Mortagne sur Gironde Charente_Maritime Poitou_Charentes
under offer
 REF: 33347CR17

Charente Maritime

Reducing to FAI € 223.000. Distinguished 19th century house, 9 rooms, needing some refreshing work. Court, garden, pigeon house, + possibly 2 acres

This bourgeois house proudly erects it's facade on the central street of upper Mortagne, . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: MORTAGNE SUR GIRONDE link to google map MAP

256,800
 
areamap

346 M2 land

320 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in saintes Charente_Maritime Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 71292CR17

Charente Maritime

10 year old bungalow, 3 bedrooms, large sunny living area, fenced garden of 1/2 acre with another 1/4 acre possible. Edge of Saintes, A10 ...

This house will fit your wish for a no worry home. It has an approved drainage system, high . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: SAINTES link to google map MAP

252,000
 
areamap

2300 M2 land

120 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

1 baths