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About my area

Situated in the South West of France, the Charente region benefits from a “micro climate”, providing hours of sunshine from Spring through to Autumn – it’s even warm enough on the occasional day during winter to lunch “al fresco”. We live in the beautiful, rolling countryside of the Charente region, nestling between the market towns of Champagne Mouton and St Claud. The gentle slopes of this department rise towards the Haute-Vienne in the east and become flatter as it heads west, towards the coast. Pretty little villages and hamlets dot the countryside and there are beautiful Chateaux to be found all over the region. We live close to the beautiful, historic city of Angoulême, which is a great place for soaking up local French culture, done whilst enjoying lunch or just aperitifs in one of its many superb cafes or restaurants – particularly excellent in the summer months. The city also boasts some fabulous festivals, such as the Circuit des Remparts, which is a vintage car race through the city centre and its renowned International Comics Festival (Festival International de la Bande Dessinee d’Angouleme). This region is very well served with transport links to the UK via airports at Limoges, Poitiers and Angoulême, where the TGV also provides a high speed link to Paris and Bordeaux. Of course, the excellent French motorway system is also close at hand and provides superb access across the country in all directions. There are plenty of ways to “live the dream” here; for those who like peace and quiet, there is the amiable pace and serenity of Charantaise village life, or, for the adventurous, a wide array of outdoor sports and leisure activities which can be enjoyed throughout the year. As well as cycling and, of course, boules (or petanque), there are countless rivers and lakes which are superb for boating, bathing, sailing, fishing and canoeing. The Charente is also very well-known for the arts; the beauty and tranquillity of this region provides people with ample opportunity to discover hidden, inner talents or to simply appreciate the artistic creativity of others through the many arts and music festivals which take place across the region. With its diverse, natural beauty, remarkable landmarks, history and culture, the Charente is truly magnificent.

About me

Having originally bought an apartment in the south of the Charente to use for holidays, we quickly fell in love with the region and the French way of life. We entertained the idea of making a permanent move, as most happy holiday-makers do, but it wasn’t until we watched numerous episodes of “A Place in the Sun” and “le Tour de France” on TV that the dream turned into the beginning of a plan. Once we’d actually stood at the side of the road and felt the rush of the peloton as it raced past and marvelled at the “bonhomie” of the hundreds of locals who’d chosen to make a day of the event as it passed by their village, we realised that there was no other choice – French life was for us.We identified that we wanted to live in the north of the Charente because we adored the rolling countryside with its sparkling rivers, dense woodland, fantastic wildlife and long sunny days (characterising its reputation of being the 2nd sunniest region in France). We determined our criteria with type of property, price and location as key elements and used the agents’ websites, from the comfort of our armchairs in the UK, to whittle our search to a manageable number of viewings; allowing us to spend time at each property to consider its merits properly. We eventually chose a small – and sadly neglected - farm dwelling with a couple of outbuildings and a manageable amount of land, nestled amongst fields and woods just outside of a tiny village in the North Charente. Three years on and we have almost finished renovating our home. We’ve made some wonderful friends; we mix our working lives with evening aperitifs, strolls around open markets and bric-a-bracs, participation in local fetes, impromptu meals at lovely restaurants and have become a true part of our local community. Moving your whole life to another country is never going to be an easy thing to do. You have to be prepared to embrace a lot of new things, including learning the language and accepting a different culture and way of life, as we found out! However, I can honestly say that my wife and I have enjoyed every step (and hurdle!) and have no regrets. If you are serious about buying property over here and possibly making a permanent move, I recommend that you take the time to plan carefully before you get here. Talk to our agents and let them help you – they know their properties and their regions well and understand the pitfalls you may face, so let them help you scope out your viewing itinerary and do consider their suggestions of what may work well for you. Make the most of the time you are here by looking at properties you feel will really suit you and your budget (this is a big country – lots of viewings can take a long time to get done), keep your mind open to different options and make the most of the endless expertise and graciousness of others who will help you to make your decision and ultimately help you settle in. There’s no reason why you can’t have a happy life in France – just like us! I look forward to meeting you!

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French property, houses and homes for sale in ST CLAUD Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 24594HM16

Charente

An imposing Charentaise Manor House and two luxury villas

A very well presented Charantaise Manor House with two luxury villas on a large estate . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: ST CLAUD link to google map MAP

€840,000
756,000
 
areamap

48700 M2 land

600 M²size

8 beds

bathroom

7 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in ST MAURICE DES LIONS Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 21203HM16

Charente

Magnificent Charentaise manor house with two cottages, two swiming pools and a lake.

This chateau is approached along a tree lined driveway which meanders through its own . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: ST MAURICE DES LIONS link to google map MAP

€993,200
756,000
 
areamap

101600 M2 land

1000 M²size

14 beds

bathroom

8 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in ST MAURICE DES LIONS Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 75948HM16

Charente

A luxurious and sympathetically renovated Manor House with 6 double bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, with potential to create additional accommodation. 5 ...

This is a superbly renovated and imposing 18th century Manor House with over 5 hectares . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: ST MAURICE DES LIONS link to google map MAP

698,250
 
areamap

54000 M2 land

500 M²size

6 beds

bathroom

6 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in PARZAC Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 58765HM16

Charente

STUNNING 14TH CENTURY MANOR HOUSE SET IN 17 ACRES

This is an outstanding opportunity to become the owner of a beautiful 14th century property, . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: PARZAC link to google map MAP

689,000
 
areamap

69865 M2 land

475 M²size

7 beds

bathroom

6 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in NANCLARS Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 51107AB16

Charente

Nanclars. Superb Maison de Maitre, annexe, outbuildings, pool, garden & land, views of the countryside in quiet hamlet.

This is a fabulous property, well renovated and beautifully presented throughout, to retain . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: NANCLARS link to google map MAP

€525,000
449,000
 
areamap

8558 M2 land

326 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in ST LAURENT DE CERIS Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 49391HM16

Charente

A STUNNING, BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 3-BED PROPERTY WITH MAISON D’AMIS, HEATED INDOOR POOL & SPA AND BREATH-TAKING LANDSCAPE

This is a beautiful family home, carefully renovated and maintained to the highest standards. . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: ST LAURENT DE CERIS link to google map MAP

424,000
 
areamap

6000 M2 land

298 M²size

6 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in ST CLAUD Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 27522HM16

Charente

Beautiful and historically significant 15th century chateau logis.

A very special chateau logis which has been and continues to be extensively and lovingly . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: ST CLAUD link to google map MAP

€583,000
399,950
 
areamap

5600 M2 land

0 M²size

6 beds

bathroom

4 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in ST LAURENT DE CERIS Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 67868JGR16

Charente

Beautiful Charentaise House, 8 bedrooms, fantastic gardens, outbuildings, near Ruffec

Situated up a small lane, yet walking distance to the village with all amenities, you would . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: ST LAURENT DE CERIS link to google map MAP

386,900
 
areamap

5345 M2 land

441 M²size

8 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in NIEUIL Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 75392HM16

Charente

This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a large, partly converted ​2 bedroom house, with potential to create a lot more living space if ...

This substantial property is a former barn to the chateau next door and offers great . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: NIEUIL link to google map MAP

371,000
 
areamap

3500 M2 land

300 M²size

2 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in LONNES Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 44596HM16

Charente

Impressive renovated charentaise property with attached cottage, large barn, heated swimming pool and riverside plot

Impressive charentaise property having been tastefully and sympathetically renovated to . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: LONNES link to google map MAP

€364,000
299,995
 
areamap

5794 M2 land

220 M²size

8 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in ST CLAUD Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 51657HM16

Charente

Large well-renovated 5 bedroom detached farmhouse with over 7 hectares of pasture and woodland.

The property has an attached barn, outbuildings and 7 hectares of land, yet it is within easy . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: ST CLAUD link to google map MAP

€349,800
299,950
 
areamap

71133 M2 land

265 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in CHAMPAGNE MOUTON Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 61223HM16

Charente

Beautifully presented 7 Bedroom Village house with 8th bedroom to finish.

This property boasts 6 double bedrooms and a family room with a double and two single beds, . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: CHAMPAGNE MOUTON link to google map MAP

295,000
 
areamap

1800 M2 land

340 M²size

7 beds

bathroom

7 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in AMBERNAC Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 73639HM16

Charente

A well renovated 4 bedroom house with a partly finished, 1 bed barn conversion and 3.5 acres of land.

The property has been well renovated with the main house offering 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: AMBERNAC link to google map MAP

282,000
 
areamap

14898 M2 land

165 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in CONFOLENS Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 26023KA16

Charente

Amazing six bedroom manor house with river frontage and over an acre of gardens

Only a few minutes from the thriving town of Confolens this grand, imposing house sits in a . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: CONFOLENS link to google map MAP

€336,000
278,200
 
areamap

5904 M2 land

300 M²size

6 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in Champagne Mouton Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 32518HM16

Charente

Superbly renovated 3 bedroom farm house with 1 bed gite, large barn and fantastic views of open countryside.

A professionally renovated 3 bedroom farm house, located in the middle of the beautiful . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: CHAMPAGNE MOUTON link to google map MAP

€349,800
278,000
 
areamap

30846 M2 land

250 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in ROUMAZIERES LOUBERT Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 78478HM16

Charente

Tastefully decorated, architect designed, 3 bedroom house, all on one level, with 29 acres of land. Swimming pool. Outbuildings.

This is an attractive property with three double bedrooms, each en-suite; a swimming pool; . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: ROUMAZIERES LOUBERT link to google map MAP

248,850
 
areamap

119323 M2 land

138 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in ST LAURENT DE CERIS Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 67922JGR16

Charente

Two houses in a quiet village, close to a river near Champagne Mouton and Ruffec

Tucked away down a quiet lane, the main house on one level and another house to renovate. . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: ST LAURENT DE CERIS link to google map MAP

246,100
 
areamap

1297 M2 land

196 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in CELLEFROUIN Charente Poitou_Charentes
under offer
 REF: 58547HM16

Charente

Beautifully renovated large 4 bedroom house with swimming pool and its own wood

A large tastefully renovated detached property situated in a small hamlet, with a barn, a . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: CELLEFROUIN link to google map MAP

€250,000
225,000
 
areamap

9858 M2 land

215 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in CHAMPAGNE MOUTON Charente Poitou_Charentes
under offer
 REF: 61345HM16

Charente

Stunning 3 bed cottage, renovated to a very high standard with over 2 hectares of land, close to Champagne Mouton.

This deceptively large property, built in traditional Charentaise stone, renovated to a high . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: CHAMPAGNE MOUTON link to google map MAP

214,000
 
areamap

23171 M2 land

165 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in LA PERUSE Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 79706HM16

Charente

A very stylish "Maison de Maitre" with 3 double bedrooms, a large fenced and walled garden, garage and 2nd house to renovate.

The property is set in the middle of over 6000m2 of walled and fenced gardens, ideally . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: LA PERUSE link to google map MAP

199,950
 
areamap

6448 M2 land

140 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

1 baths