Mike Gowen's Selection of French property for Sale

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We have a selection of high quality properties and land,around Mike's area that are for sale off market. To access these please email discreet@leggett.fr

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About my area

OK, so with the whole of France to choose from, why would you want to come & live in the Charente?

Well, the region is reputed to be one of the sunniest areas of France with a mild & temperate climate - warm in the summer without being uncomfortably so, dry in the winter (imagine crisp winter mornings under a blue sky). The region is largely rural, agriculture being the main “industry” with a countryside that encompasses vineyards & fields, to rolling hills & forests, together with rivers & lakes. In the summer the beaches of Royan & La Rochelle are little more than an hour away.

The Charentaise are traditionally considered as “laid back” by the rest of France. Maybe the fact that the departments’ symbol is the snail says a lot about the area!

Angouleme, with a population of less than 50,000 is our main city in the Charente, with its historic ramparts (which once a year hosts a vintage car rally). The old quarter is a warren of small pedestrianised streets with pavement restaurants & let’s not forget the balloon festival or the comic strip (bd) festival. Nearby Confolens, sitting on the River Vienne, is host to an annual music festival with groups & dance troupes from all over the world. Being an agricultural region means lots of colourful markets full of local meat, fruit & veg, not forgetting our regional specialities of Pineau de Charente, cognac & grillon (a local speciality charcuterie). We can even buy goats cheese from our local chateau.

The area is well served by various budget airlines flying into Angouleme, Limoges & Poitiers. The western ports are a 5 – 6 hour drive, whilst Paris is 2 hours away by train.

About me

I spent most of my working life in the UK in sales & marketing. Oh, how the thought of commuting into London now fills me with dread ! So you will understand that my resistance was low when, one evening, after a sumptuous meal with fine wine, it was suggested we “pack it all in & move to France”. Best thing I ever did! I was open to suggestions as to where to settle & visited several regions, but when we saw our house, we just knew “this was it”. I always say, we didn’t pick the Charente, it picked us. Life is so different here to the hustle & bustle of the UK – not for nothing is the snail the emblem of Charente. I love the relaxed pace of life, the daily amble to the village shop for a baguette, & feel that we have been welcomed into our local community, making new friends, although I must admit there is an element of jocular rivalry when there are international football or rugby matches being played. And you have to be around when we have a UK vs France petanque (boules) match on the local village terrain. So whether you are looking for a permanent home, or perhaps a holiday home as that first stepping stone, let me help you. Hope to see you soon. Oh, & as you can see, we grow sunflowers in the Charente.

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French property, houses and homes for sale in PRESSAC Vienne Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 75186GM86

Vienne

Offers considered for this majestic five bed chateau nestled with two gites, in ground pool, 2 saunas, hot tub, barn, outbuildings, parkland & lake

Fabulous XV and XV11 chateau in a idyllic setting surrounded by countryside is on the edge of . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: PRESSAC link to google map MAP

999,600
 
areamap

54717 M2 land

620 M²size

10 beds

bathroom

8 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in RUFFEC Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 58044GM16

Charente

FOR SALE – watermill & apartments with hydro-electric turbine

Sitting on the magnificent River Charente, this is the first time this property has been on . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: RUFFEC link to google map MAP

840,000
 
areamap

12136 M2 land

400 M²size

12 beds

bathroom

7 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in NANCLARS Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 69326GM16

Charente

Rural home with three gites & pool

Professionally renovated is this rustic property in a pretty village close to the popular . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: NANCLARS link to google map MAP

€391,000
385,000
 
areamap

1905 M2 land

270 M²size

8 beds

bathroom

7 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in ST CLAUD Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 72443GM16

Charente

Spectacular four bedroomed barn conversion in small market town

Renovated by local artisans, this open-plan high quality barn conversion combines the rustic . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: ST CLAUD link to google map MAP

349,800
 
areamap

1650 M2 land

245 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in MANSLE Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 35409AB16

Charente

Mansle. Investment opportunity. 3 terraced houses, garden, barn &garage, 2 buildings plus large garage

OPEN TO OFFERS! In the market town of Mansle and with superb access to the N10 and 20 . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: MANSLE link to google map MAP

€477,000
307,400
 
areamap

654 M2 land

523 M²size

14 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in CELLEFROUIN Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 73297GM16

Charente

House & gite in character hamlet

Two very different properties in a rural hamlet. One is the “main” house which is modern . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: CELLEFROUIN link to google map MAP

304,950
 
areamap

8884 M2 land

153 M²size

9 beds

bathroom

4 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in EMPURE Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 70195GM16

Charente

Stone farmhouse and gite, garden, pool, large barn and further outbuildings for conversion.

Three bedroom farmhouse, with three bedroom gite and extensive outbuildings with further . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: EMPURE link to google map MAP

€328,600
299,546
 
areamap

3995 M2 land

154 M²size

6 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in CHAMPAGNE MOUTON Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 79779GM16

Charente new New

Beautifully restored four bedroomed house, south-east facing & with 2ha of pastureland

Stunning countryside property situated in small rural hamlet close to the market town of . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: CHAMPAGNE MOUTON


link to google map MAP
276,900
 
areamap

20328 M2 land

280 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in CONFOLENS Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 71475GM16

Charente

Two bedroomed house (potentially three) with “maison des amies”, pool, large garden, woodland & conforming lake

With central heating, high ceilings & a bright interior, salon with balcony overlooking your . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: CONFOLENS link to google map MAP

275,000
 
areamap

24480 M2 land

107 M²size

3 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in ST FRONT Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 55017AB16

Charente

Spacious stone property with country views, in hamlet nr St Front. 5+ bedrooms, wheelchair access, renovated througout

With only one neighbour, this property offers the peace and quiet of an almost secluded . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: ST FRONT link to google map MAP

267,500
 
areamap

3176 M2 land

202 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

4 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in ST CLAUD Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 70638GM16

Charente

Stunning five bedroom house with pool - offers considered!

Lovingly renovated country house (approx. 200 years old) situated in a quiet hamlet yet only . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: ST CLAUD link to google map MAP

€265,000
249,995
 
areamap

2320 M2 land

278 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in ANGOULEME Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 67267GM16

Charente

Modern five bedroom house in need of internal finishing

Some decoration plus finishing off a couple of bathrooms (& a bit of gardening) is all that . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: ANGOULEME link to google map MAP

240,000
 
areamap

681 M2 land

315 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

4 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in RUFFEC Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 78297GM16

Charente

Five bedroomed house with B&B/gite potential

Sitting in a quiet hamlet yet only 5 minutes from the market town of Ruffec, this is a family . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: RUFFEC link to google map MAP

234,330
 
areamap

3728 M2 land

220 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in  Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 80300GM16

Charente new New

B&B plus gite complex with wheelchair access in the heart of the Charentaise countryside

With the river flowing along at the bottom of the property & views over woodland, this is the . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near:


link to google map MAP
224,700
 
areamap

6625 M2 land

240 M²size

6 beds

bathroom

4 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in TAIZE AIZIE Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 75749GM16

Charente

Character house with contemporary interior near Ruffec

Sitting at the top of a hill with views is this lovely restored home, a tasteful blend of old . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: TAIZE AIZIE link to google map MAP

214,000
 
areamap

2286 M2 land

167 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

1 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in NANTEUIL EN VALLEE Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 71011GM16

Charente

Magnificent old stone house with five bedrooms, walled garden

Once part of the convent in this popular & historical village, it is close to the 12th . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: NANTEUIL EN VALLEE link to google map MAP

214,000
 
areamap

890 M2 land

173 M²size

5 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in CHAMPAGNE MOUTON Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 72409GM16

Charente

Sous-sol style house with 3+ hectares (approx. 8 acres) conservatory & within walking distance of shops

A delightful four bedroomed modern house with small lake, woodland & sufficient pasture-land . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: CHAMPAGNE MOUTON link to google map MAP

€249,500
205,200
 
areamap

32671 M2 land

165 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in MANSLE Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 77659GM16

Charente

Grand old house in Mansle awaiting to be restored to its former glory. Riverside setting.

An eight bedroomed house, high ceilings, with central heating installed, granny annex, . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: MANSLE link to google map MAP

199,800
 
areamap

1132 M2 land

332 M²size

8 beds

bathroom

3 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in CONFOLENS Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 70704GM16

Charente

Four bedroomed house on the river Vienne in Confolens

A large house with bags of potential - would work either as holiday home or something more . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: CONFOLENS link to google map MAP

194,400
 
areamap

1907 M2 land

140 M²size

4 beds

bathroom

2 baths

French property, houses and homes for sale in CONFOLENS Charente Poitou_Charentes
 REF: 56500GM16

Charente

Commercial shop premises & warehousing in the centre of Confolens

Prime commercial spot in Confolens, was the Pulsat electrical store before they moved to . . .

Region: Poitou Charentes

Near: CONFOLENS link to google map MAP

194,400
 
areamap

426 M2 land

0 M²size

0 beds

bathroom

0 baths