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About my area

We live in the Poitou Charentes region, in a hamlet near Bouresse, a small village about 10 miles from the nearest town. This is true rural France with fields of sunflowers and gently grazing cattle. There are oak forests, rolling countryside and our favourite day out is hiring kayaks on the river Vienne; mostly gentle paddling, but some of the rapids are truly exhilarating.

Old men really do cycle along slowly with a baguette on the bike rack and everybody’s vegetable garden is bursting with the season’s produce. The markets too are laden with excellent locally-produced food at reasonable prices.

We adore the architecture of the area, particularly the medieval heart of Chauvigny where there is also a bustling weekly market and a spectacular demonstration of falconry at the Birds of Prey centre. The wild birds here are fascinating too - we have buzzards, hoopoes and redstarts among our most regular garden visitors.

One of the big attractions of the Vienne is the monthly market at Les Hérolles. This is the largest open air market in France, selling everything from live poultry to furniture to tractors as well as the more usual fruit, vegetables, patisserie and meat. It’s a wonderful day out and who knows, you could even find yourself coming home with some goats, sheep or even a lama. (6 point-of-lay chickens in our case).

We’re only half an hour from Poitiers, with its excellent airport, Futuroscope theme park, boutiques, department stores and hypermarkets. Paris is only 90 minutes by TGV from Poitiers, so many of our visitors travel from the new Eurostar terminal at St Pancras, one quick change at Lille and straight to Poitiers without any airport queues. We are half a day’s drive from the western channel ports.

About me

We met in 1987 at a railway station in the Poitou-Charentes region, when working for a holiday company near La Rochelle. Not quite the era of steam trains, but still very romantic. We always promised ourselves that we would return here to live one day... In the intervening twenty years we worked in the UK and got caught up in the rat race.

Our dream of the good life in France was always there, but always “tomorrow”. With four young children, and both of us working, there was always something more pressing to arrange. We suddenly realised we had to make the move before GCSE coursework took over our children’s lives or we’d be stuck for another 15 years until all their schooling was completed. So we decided to jump, sold our house, packed up our belongings and started our adventure.

Now – we have a lovely house with a huge garden, no mortgage; most of what we eat is produced by us or very locally; we have chickens and ducks, grow our own vegetables and have time to spend with our children. The summers here are long and hot, and we spend summer days nonchalantly bicycling along deserted country lanes between the sunflowers or swimming in the local lake.

We received the most amazing and touching welcome from our local community. We all have close friends here, despite the children being able to say no more than bonjour when we first arrived – they are now completely fluent. They also noticed the difference in school dinners. Four courses here, much of it from the school’s own vegetable patch, planted and tended by the cook and the children themselves. Our boys play for village football teams and our girls take dancing classes and go riding.

It’s family life and the local community that are important here; there is no hunger for money or status symbols, although the neighbours will always take a lively interest in your tomatoes!

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French property, houses and homes for sale in MOUTERRE SUR BLOURDE Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 46613DD86

Vienne

Stunning manor house with many outbuildings on a 25 acre estate of pasture and woodland

Built in the second half of the eighteenth century, this historic property offers a spacious . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: MOUTERRE SUR BLOURDE link to google map MAP

€699,600
525,000
 
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101457 M2 land

644 M²size

8 beds

bathroom

5 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in MAUPREVOIR Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 77532DD86

Vienne

Impressive and imposing detached house with indoor heated swimming pool, four bedrooms, of which one is on the ground floor, four bathrooms, and ...

This newly built, detached house is set in its own grounds, 170 metres back from the road, . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: MAUPREVOIR link to google map MAP

397,500
 
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26566 M2 land

196 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

4 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in USSON DU POITOU Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 73156DD86

Vienne

Grand village house with 6 bedrooms, beautiful garden on the banks of a stream and outbuildings of about 150m²

This is an impressive house on a quiet back road near the centre of this vibrant and dynamic . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: USSON DU POITOU link to google map MAP

€338,600
298,000
 
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3814 M2 land

294 M²size

6 beds

bathroom

4 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in CHAUVIGNY Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 68659DD86

Vienne

Huge town house with 3-5 bedrooms and wonderful living space with balconies, large garden, outbuildings and garage

This large house is set in a peaceful residential quarter withing walking/bicycling distance . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: CHAUVIGNY link to google map MAP

€299,950
283,550
 
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1768 M2 land

206 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in AVAILLES LIMOUZINE Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 78433DD86

Vienne

Gorgeous nobleman's home in the popular riverside town of Availles Limouzine. Five bedrooms, surprisingly large and peaceful courtyard and ...

This is a large and impressive stone house in the centre of town and only a few hundred yards . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: AVAILLES LIMOUZINE link to google map MAP

€307,400
250,000
 
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1167 M2 land

195 M²size

6 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in CHAMPAGNE ST HILAIRE Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 34400DD86

Vienne

Lovely, detached 3/4 bed farmhouse set on 3¼ acres of land with woods and river bank in a small hamlet near Couhé and just 35 km from Poitiers

This is a wonderfully spacious house, carefully renovated and makes excellent use of the . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: CHAMPAGNE ST HILAIRE link to google map MAP

€272,850
250,000
 
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13182 M2 land

165 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in LUSSAC LES CHATEAUX Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 68768DD86

Vienne

Detached villa surrounded by very private garden, huge garage/workshop in town centre within easy stroll of shops

This is a real party house, surrounded by its own garden offering a peaceful haven while just . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: LUSSAC LES CHATEAUX link to google map MAP

€246,100
235,400
 
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1734 M2 land

130 M²size

2 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in VAUX Vienne Poitou_Charentes
under offer
 REF: 40815DD86

Vienne

Traditional four bedroom farmhouse with two bedroom gîte, idyllic gardens and heated swimming pool

A truly lovely house with lots of exposed stone and beams, large rooms and very comfortable . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: VAUX link to google map MAP

€288,900
214,000
 
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1700 M2 land

228 M²size

6 beds

bathroom

4 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in QUEAUX Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 55508DD86

Vienne

Stunning location for this lovely 2 bed house with one bedroom gite, in-ground pool and beautiful grounds

This is a comfortable house built in 1976 with an extension added in 2009 there is nothing to . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: QUEAUX link to google map MAP

€214,920
199,555
 
areamap

3971 M2 land

145 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in MOUSSAC Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 67719DD86

Vienne

Pristine, beautifully renovated 4 bedroom detached house with a large sunny garden ideally placed near the river

This house is in perfect condition and ready for you to move into. The open-plan living space . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: MOUSSAC link to google map MAP

172,800
 
areamap

1239 M2 land

134 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in QUEAUX Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 70203DD86

Vienne

Gorgeous 3 bedroom detached hamlet house with barn, garden, land including woodland

This lovely house is in a small hamlet with just one neighbour, set back from any main roads . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: QUEAUX link to google map MAP

€182,280
160,000
 
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25994 M2 land

92 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

1 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in LUSSAC LES CHATEAUX Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 77122DD86

Vienne

Absolutely delightful spot for this 3 bedroom house & 3 bed gîte on the edge of hamlet within walking distance of town

Gorgeous old stone built detached house with a large garden attached and a field and backing . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: LUSSAC LES CHATEAUX link to google map MAP

150,000
 
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3190 M2 land

153 M²size

6 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in CHATEAU GARNIER Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 77352DD86

Vienne

Impeccable house - fully renovated with large garden and land as well as opportunities for making a living

This is an excellent buy - set in a tiny hamlet and all recently renovated to an extremely . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: CHATEAU GARNIER link to google map MAP

147,150
 
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1366 M2 land

175 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in BOURESSE Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 80440DD86

Vienne new New

Recently renovated, detached three bedroom house - with established boarding kennels & cattery, large barns and 4 acres of pasture

This lovely house is fully modernised with all new double glazing and has a lovely big living . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: BOURESSE


link to google map MAP
146,000
 
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16700 M2 land

95 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

1 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in QUEAUX Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 76956DD86

Vienne

Popular restaurant and bar with licence IV and owners' 3/4 bedroom accommodation above, large terrace for outdoor dining, outbuildings and huge ...

This restaurant has been in the same family for over 30 years and now they are having to sell . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: QUEAUX link to google map MAP

141,700
 
areamap

3813 M2 land

291 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

1 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in USSON DU POITOU Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 64630DD86

Vienne

Immaculate, detached 3 bed cottage in 1½ acres in a lovely hamlet 3km from a dynamic village with all amenities

This lovely old house, kept in absolutely pristine condition will appeal to most of you. The . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: USSON DU POITOU link to google map MAP

139,950
 
areamap

6051 M2 land

128 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

1 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in QUEAUX Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 44007DD86

Vienne

Large detached 4 bed house with barns, outbuildings, lovely large garden

This house used to be two houses which has since been made into one so it's a bit . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: QUEAUX link to google map MAP

€155,750
138,430
 
areamap

3745 M2 land

120 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in QUEAUX Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 70406DD86

Vienne

Grand 4 bedroom house with drawing room with chateau fireplace, incredible views & within walking distance of amenities

This is a large house on the edge of the village set on the side of the hill and consequently . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: QUEAUX link to google map MAP

€147,150
130,800
 
areamap

3471 M2 land

156 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in St Martin L Ars Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 69734DD86

Vienne

Detached architect designed 3 bedroom house with large conservatory and lovely garden near the lake at St Martin L'Ars

This house in excellent condition offers a sitting room and dining room separated by a double . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: ST MARTIN L ARS link to google map MAP

€141,700
130,800
 
areamap

1493 M2 land

115 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in QUEAUX Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 49901MM86

Vienne

Fully updated, extremely economical and easy to live in, 4-5 bedroom detached property on a little cul-de-sac in the sought after village of ...

This gorgeous house was built in 1982 and fully renovated in 2007 and offers modern living in . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: QUEAUX link to google map MAP

€141,700
130,800
 
areamap

1117 M2 land

187 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

2 baths