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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 LA ROCHE CLERMAULT Indre_et_Loire Centre
 REF: 72109TB37

Indre et Loire

Romantic château, perfect family home, renovated with great taste in the Loire Valley.

A fabulous château in the Loire Valley renovated to the highest standard providing opulent . . .

Region: Centre

Near: LA ROCHE CLERMAULT link to google map MAP

€1,650,000
1,449,000
 
areamap

30000 M2 land

920 M²size

11 beds

bathroom

9 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in NIEUIL L ESPOIR Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 88225DD86

Vienne new New

Beautiful manor house with 7 bedrooms on stunning parkland of over 6 acres with two fishing lakes, mammoth indoor heated swimming pool, hard ...

In the beautiful village of Nieul L'Espoir, this stunning property is tucked away in a . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: NIEUIL L ESPOIR


link to google map MAP
1,260,000
 
areamap

24469 M2 land

600 M²size

7 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in CHATELLERAULT Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 53637LBU86

Vienne

Characterful 19th century 8 bedroomed private chateau, pool, extensive gardens, 76890m², gatekeepers cottage, stables.

Hidden within its own mature enclosed parkland this stunning property has individuality with . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: CHATELLERAULT link to google map MAP

1,155,000
 
areamap

80000 M2 land

1200 M²size

10 beds

bathroom

6 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in PERSAC Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 84174DD86

Vienne

Absolutely sensational renovated chateau dating from 1800s, 7 reception rooms, 14 bedrooms, swimming pool and private chapel set in over 3½ acres ...

Set in over 3½ acres of glorious parkland and approached by a 400 yard long avenue of . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: PERSAC link to google map MAP

€930,000
900,000
 
areamap

14316 M2 land

717 M²size

14 beds

bathroom

8 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in LUZERET Indre Centre
 REF: 41932DB36

Indre

Stunning 12th century property on the site of an old abbey with chambre d'hote, gite and stables, equestrian.

Set in beautiful grounds with its own spring, this grand house with a chapel, land and . . .

Region: Centre

Near: LUZERET link to google map MAP

583,000
 
areamap

22377 M2 land

309 M²size

6 beds

bathroom

3 baths

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

Vienne

Remarkably stylish and grand 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
 
areamap

101457 M2 land

644 M²size

8 beds

bathroom

5 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in MONTMORILLON Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 82658DB86

Vienne

Beautifully renovated 3 bedroomed house with garden and outbuildings plus 1 bedroomed guest accommodation

Formerly farm buildings this lovely property has been transformed into a spacious house with . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: MONTMORILLON link to google map MAP

503,500
 
areamap

11329 M2 land

147 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

4 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in BUSSIERE POITEVINE Haute_Vienne Limousin
 REF: 76477DB87

Haute Vienne

Unique 11 bedroomed hotel, restaurant, bar with licence and music venue, Charity shop, barns, and with separate owners accommodation. A great ...

Renovated house now a welcoming hotel set in a gated courtyard has a kitchen, dining room and . . .

Region: Limousin

Near: BUSSIERE POITEVINE link to google map MAP

477,000
 
areamap

19861 M2 land

423 M²size

12 beds

bathroom

8 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in LE BLANC Indre Centre
 REF: 83312DB36

Indre

Beautiful 3 bedroomed barn conversion with heated pool and garden in rural hamlet close to town

Situated in a quiet hamlet overlooking countryside this stylish property, completely . . .

Region: Centre

Near: LE BLANC link to google map MAP

450,500
 
areamap

3029 M2 land

215 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

1 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in MONTMORILLON Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 62366DB86

Vienne

Beautiful 10 bedroomed property with B&B and loft apartment gite, pool and garden

Currently running as a B&B this lovely property offers five beautifully renovated bedrooms . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: MONTMORILLON link to google map MAP

€477,000
402,800
 
areamap

1012 M2 land

550 M²size

10 beds

bathroom

7 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in PAIZAY LE SEC Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 81046DD86

Vienne

Stunning detached Maison de Maitre exceptionally well renovated retaining lots of wonderful original features with heated swimming pool, huge ...

An impeccably renovated 5 bedroom home, with many original features intact. Impressive high . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: PAIZAY LE SEC link to google map MAP

€445,000
399,900
 
areamap

10590 M2 land

350 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

3 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
 
areamap

26566 M2 land

196 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

4 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in LUSSAC LES CHATEAUX Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 87045DB86

Vienne

Beautiful 5 bedroomed completely renovated house in town with large garden

Ideally located close to amenities this spacious, completely renovated house is a great . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: LUSSAC LES CHATEAUX link to google map MAP

392,200
 
areamap

2624 M2 land

239 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in MAZEROLLES Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 84860DD86

Vienne new New

Beautifully renovated four bedroom farmhouse with pool and over an acre of garden with easy access to N147

This is a beautiful old farmhouse which has been recently renovated with taste to provide a . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: MAZEROLLES


link to google map MAP
339,200
 
areamap

4235 M2 land

220 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

1 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in PAIZAY LE SEC Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 53616LBU86

Vienne

Stunning 3 bedroomed house with 1 bedroomed cottage, garden, pool and farm buildings, land

Ideally located between Chauvigny and Saint Savin this character property is a great family . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: PAIZAY LE SEC link to google map MAP

€371,000
339,200
 
areamap

26140 M2 land

205 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in AVAILLES LIMOUZINE Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 84448DB86

Vienne

Fabulous equestrian property with 20 hectares of pasture and woodland, 5 acre carp lake, + holding lake approx 1.5 acres, 9 stables, indoor sand ...

Situated near the pretty village of Availles Limouzine this renovated property is surrounded . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: AVAILLES LIMOUZINE link to google map MAP

€397,500
328,600
 
areamap

200623 M2 land

99 M²size

2 beds

bathroom

1 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in LE BLANC Indre Centre
 REF: 75482DB36

Indre

Successful 7 bedroomed B&B business with pool in Brenne Natural Park

Ideally located just 2km from town this lovely property is ideal as a business opportunity or . . .

Region: Centre

Near: LE BLANC link to google map MAP

328,600
 
areamap

4999 M2 land

290 M²size

6 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in MONTMORILLON Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 73194DB86

Vienne

Modern detached 3 bedroomed property with in-ground pool and garden

Built in 2009 this lovely detached property offers open plan living areas, fully equipped . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: MONTMORILLON link to google map MAP

318,000
 
areamap

2822 M2 land

150 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in LA TRIMOUILLE Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 86803DB86

Vienne

Stylish modern 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom property with beautiful garden and pool

House in a quiet area of the village but within walking distance of shops and restaurants. . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: LA TRIMOUILLE link to google map MAP

315,650
 
areamap

4100 M2 land

163 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in CHAUVIGNY Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 44261LBU86

Vienne new New

Stunning 4 bedroomed 2 bathroomed town house in extensive secluded grounds near to town

Not far from the centre of Chauvigny this is a well presented family home. The property . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: CHAUVIGNY


link to google map MAP
€477,000
299,600
 
areamap

13800 M2 land

180 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in VALDIVIENNE Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 46636LBU86

Vienne

Detached character 4 bedroomed house with pool, barn and riverside land suitable for grazing and fishing

Situated in a quiet hamlet with the beautiful village of Morthemer and its stunning Chateau . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: VALDIVIENNE link to google map MAP

299,600
 
areamap

4800 M2 land

189 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in MONTMORILLON Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 88020DB86

Vienne new New

Attractive town property with 5 bedrooms, pool and garden

Great property close to amenities. Entrance with electric gates, conservatory, open plan . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: MONTMORILLON


link to google map MAP
298,530
 
areamap

2011 M2 land

154 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

5 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in MAZEROLLES Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 59345DB86

Vienne

Stunning and very stylish 5 bedroomed, 4 bathrooomed house with spa room and outdoor pool

This superb property, completely renovated, is a wonderful family home. With fully equipped . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: MAZEROLLES link to google map MAP

€318,000
294,250
 
areamap

2638 M2 land

342 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in COULONGES Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 67152DB86

Vienne

Beautiful 2 bedroomed character property with gite, stables, barns and land

In a stunning location this character property renovated to a high standard is very versatile . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: COULONGES link to google map MAP

293,180
 
areamap

8077 M2 land

58 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

3 baths

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

Vienne

Grand village Maison de Maître 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
285,000
 
areamap

3814 M2 land

294 M²size

6 beds

bathroom

4 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in CHAUVIGNY Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 73989DB86

Vienne

Attractive family home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pool and mature garden near Chauvigny

This property is tucked away in a quiet hamlet just 3km from Chauvigny. It has two garages, a . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: CHAUVIGNY link to google map MAP

278,200
 
areamap

2873 M2 land

136 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in CONCREMIERS Indre Centre
 REF: 38670DB36

Indre

Superb 4 bedroom 2 bathroom stone house with gite potential, barns and fishing lake

Comprising of a spacious four bedroomed house, a stone building that could easily be . . .

Region: Centre

Near: CONCREMIERS link to google map MAP

€310,300
267,500
 
areamap

18995 M2 land

200 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in ST SAVIN Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 52694LBU86

Vienne

Town house - Huge potential for commercial or rental apartments plus large garage/ workshop and garden

Ideally situated just off the main square in the town this character property could lend . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: ST SAVIN link to google map MAP

266,430
 
areamap

862 M2 land

300 M²size

6 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in LA TRIMOUILLE Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 77262JBT86

Vienne

Your new life in France, amazing opportunity to own a lovely house and gite business in a stunning village.

This excellent property has a main house with 5 bedrooms, plus 2 gites. Also included is a . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: LA TRIMOUILLE link to google map MAP

€272,850
261,000
 
areamap

1833 M2 land

260 M²size

7 beds

bathroom

4 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in PLAISANCE Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 80545DB86

Vienne

Beautiful 4 bedroomed bungalow with conservatory and garden in quiet village

This is a well kept family home which offers spacious and light living areas, four bedrooms, . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: PLAISANCE link to google map MAP

€288,900
256,800
 
areamap

1801 M2 land

150 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 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 within walking/bicycling distance . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: CHAUVIGNY link to google map MAP

€299,950
256,800
 
areamap

1768 M2 land

206 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in LA PUYE Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 64201JBT86

Vienne new New

Charming farmhouse, 3 bedrooms, with land suitable for horses plus outbuildings and pool

Charming Acadienne house, fully renovated to a high standard. Set in a beautiful location. It . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: LA PUYE


link to google map MAP
€294,250
254,660
 
areamap

49461 M2 land

174 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in ARCHIGNY Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 54269DD86

Vienne

Ancient water mill, totally renovated with lake and land in idyllic setting

This recently renovated water mill has 4 bedrooms and is very private with stunning views . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: ARCHIGNY link to google map MAP

€267,500
254,400
 
areamap

46260 M2 land

136 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

1 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in MILLAC Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 55996DB86

Vienne

Successful B&B business with beautifully renovated living accommodation and garden

Ideally situated just 4kms from L'Isle Jourdain and 8km from the motor racing circuit of Le . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: MILLAC link to google map MAP

€256,800
251,450
 
areamap

2943 M2 land

342 M²size

8 beds

bathroom

6 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 with stunning views to countryside. Five bedrooms, surprisingly ...

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
249,000
 
areamap

1167 M2 land

195 M²size

6 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in MONTMORILLON Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 38111DB86H

Vienne

Architect designed 3/4 bedroom riverside property with 2 bedroom gite. Montmorillon.

Ideally situated within walking distance of all amenities on a quiet oneway street, these two . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: MONTMORILLON link to google map MAP

€278,200
240,750
 
areamap

2700 M2 land

205 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

3 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 pasture, woods and river bank in a small hamlet near Couhé and just 35 km from ...

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
239,000
 
areamap

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, part of which could be converted to a gîte in town centre within easy ...

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
 
areamap

1734 M2 land

130 M²size

2 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in CIRON Indre Centre
 REF: 68699DB36

Indre

Attractive 4 bedroomed house with 1 bedroomed gite, barn and outbuildings plus land approx 5ha

A lot of property for the money if you are looking for a large barn, 3 garages plus . . .

Region: Centre

Near: CIRON link to google map MAP

€246,100
235,400
 
areamap

49809 M2 land

126 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in LE DORAT Haute_Vienne Limousin
 REF: 54597LBU87

Haute Vienne

Ideal family home or business premises in the town, former Hotel, Bar, Restaurant with Cat 4 licence. FREEHOLD

Formerly a hotel this has potential to be a B&B or a large family home. Set in the heart of . . .

Region: Limousin

Near: LE DORAT link to google map MAP

230,050
 
areamap

972 M2 land

436 M²size

14 beds

bathroom

8 baths