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5 bedroom detached villa for sale

France - La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes


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Key features:

  • In village with range of shops and services
  • Potential building plot
  • 10 mins drive beach and La Rochelle centre
  • 15 mins TGV/Airport, 20 mins Ile de Re
  • Substantial 160m2 villa renovated 2006/8
  • 51m2 living room with 3 sets french windows
  • 12kw state of the art wood burner
  • Profitable holiday flat
  • 5 bedrooms inc holiday flat
  • Quarter acre garden with veg/fruit and borehole

Full description:

The good life with an income. In village of La Jarne with country views. 10 mins drive to La Rochelle centre, TGV station, Chatelaillon Plage. 15 mins airport, Ile de Re.


5 bedroom villa renovated in 2006/8#. Very good condition. 160m2 internal floorspace. Plot size 1260 m2 surrounded by 2m hedges. Plot zoned as "constructible" meaning an extension or a small additional dwelling in the garden would be acceptable. Farmland to front and rear. In village with range of shops and services. Property currently used as 3 bedroom accommodation with self-contained holiday flat (av.summer's income 8000 euros). Electric central heating, wood burner, mains drainage, external lighting, borehole with electric pump for garden water.


Hall 10m2, large, light, airy living room 51m2 with 3 sets of french windows, traditional cheminee with state of the art 12kw Flamme Verte woodburner, fitted kitchen 11m2, bedroom14m2 with fitted wardrobe, bedroom 13m2 with 2 french windows, bedroom 10m2, bathroom, sep wc, utility room, wine cellar.

Holiday flat

One bed flat 27m2 comprising living room with corner kitchen, ensuite bedroom, electric radiators, satellite TV, wifi, small private garden. Flat fully equipped and furnished together with internet site included in sale price. Also suitable for student or dependent relative. For more details of flat see www.larochelleholidayflats.co.uk and Owners Direct Ref 8020512


Driveway with parking for 4 cars, turning space and new Finnish timber garage. South facing terrace 40m2. Large lightly wooded garden with fruit trees (apple, pear, plum, cherry, fig, apricot). Also grapes, raspberries, magnolia, indian bean tree, olive. Vegetable garden( tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, courgettes grown each year) , barbecue area, lawn, two garden sheds, space for pool.

# new flat, refitting of kitchen and bathroom, installation of double glazed french windows, woodburner /cheminee, several new shutters, retiling of living room and hall, garage

Local Services

Frequent bus service to La Rochelle centre. In the village of La Jarne: newsagent, small supermarket/post office, 2 bakers, chemist, florist, butchers
, pizzeria, 2 hairdressers, primary school, doctors, dentists, optician and other medical services. At Angoulins (5 mins drive) there is a large out of town centre with 3 supermarkets and a broad
range of other shops.

Local Activities

In La Jarne there is a large horse riding establishment, 9 hole golf course, indoor tennis and an adventure park. The local Mairie is very active and has a sports centre (with gym and walking clubs) and the Comite de Fetes organises free concerts in the spring. The Council for Greater La Rochelle organises free concerts in the autumn. At Chatelaillon there are indoor and outdoor pools and of course the sea.

Climate/ Geography

The area has 2250 sun hours on average each year (about 50% more than the UK). It is the sunniest outside south-east France. The average maximum temperature in July is 24 degrees (the sea 20 degrees). The average annual rainfall is 755 mm. The area is located on a limestone plateau, the countryside gently undulating and ideal for walking or cycling.

The Region

The region of Poitou- Charentes was classed as the 10th most attractive in the world by Lonely Planet in 2012. The region includes within easy reach: 1.The historic city of La Rochelle with the biggest marina on the Atlantic Coast. 2. The 3km sandy beach at Chatelaillon ( where I swim each summer) and its attractive Victorian villas. The beach was classed 6th best in France by Trip Advisor. 3. The idyllic Ile de Re with St Martin (World Heritage site). 4. Green Venice with its 25000km of canals. 5. La Grande Plage on the Ile d'Oleron famous for surfing. 6.The Roman city of Saintes well known for its connections with pilgrims en route to Compostela. 7. Cognac with its distilleries and wine tourism.

Reason for selling

After a brilliant 12 year adventure in this part of France we have decided to go back to the UK to spend more time with our family.

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Nearest Airports*

  • Nantes Atlantique (INTERNATIONAL), 71.8 miles
  • Poitiers (Biard) (INTERNATIONAL), 75.3 miles
  • Bordeaux (Mérignac) (INTERNATIONAL), 93.8 miles

*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.

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