For improved printing use the print button on the page

print button

8 bedroom stone house for sale

Chasseneuil-Sur-Bonnieure, Poitou-Charentes, 16260, France


like this property?

Call: 03339 396575
  • Description
  • Floorplans (0)
  • Map

Key features:

  • Garden
  • Acreage
  • Terrace
  • Outbuilding

Full description:

Manor House, 1.3 Acres, Quiet Setting Close To Amenities
Tucked away at the edge of a lovely typical rural village, this traditional 'Maison de Maitre' must be viewed! It is so rare to find this type of property with the advantages of being close to amenities without any of the nuisances! You can walk to the shops through your own tree lined alley! The property was built c1870 and has been updated over the years but remains relatively unspoilt and retains an air of grandeur, having belonged to the same family since construction - It would make a fabulous B&B/boutique hotel or family home. The main House faces south and benefits from approx 220m2 habitable space (12 rooms and 2 bathrooms) and is laid out as follows: On the ground floor: Main Entrance Hall 12.9m2 with quarry tiles and oak staircase; traditional wine cellar 11m2; Smoking Room (Yes that's what the family call it although none of them smoke anymore!); oak panelled Dining room 25.5m2; 25.5m2 sitting room with Oak flooring, working fireplace and double doors to terrace and grounds; Service Entrance/ corridor 9.7m2; Traditional Kitchen 22m2 huge original cupboards, stone fireplace, quarry tiles; Cellar 8m2; 3 Bedrooms (12.7/14.6/23.9m2); Bathroom 8.4m2 (rolltop bath+shower, bidet, wc, basin); Scullery Maids room 10.4m2 with original cupboards; On the 1st Floor: 4 bedrooms: Lady's Maid's room 6.3m2 and 14.2/16.3/18.9m2 all with large fitted cupboards; Vast family Bathroom 15.2m2; Convertible Attic of 75m2 with lovely roof timbers; Roof redone in 2004; Oil CH installed in 2000 and maintained annually); Mains Drainage.
Outbuildings: attached Cottage (servants quarters) 50m2 + attic (2 rooms, 2 fireplaces, staircase); 18m2 Bread oven and original laundry; 35m2 Covered parking area; 80m2 Barn; 22m2 Wine Cave/work shop, all situated around a courtyard in front of the property; at the rear: 16m2 garden room; Summer house; Lovely outbuilding that used to house the servants Wc's and had has now been converted into garden shower room/WC; Magnificent Chicken Coop (more of a ?Palais de Poules'!) within walled chicken garden; The grounds are very private (partially walled), have been well maintained and boast several majestic century-old trees and an alley of fir trees; BBQ Terrace; plenty of room for a pool; Rear gated entrance; Lovely views over open countryside. Plot size: approx. 5345m2 (1.3 Acres). Possibility to include the 1958 Peugeot 403 in the Barn (pristine condition) and offers would be considered on the furniture.

** 338 000 Euro Fees included | 325 000 Euro Excluding fees | Fees : 4.00% TTC at the expense of the purchaser.

Extra Details

This property is owned by an eccentric French noble who lives in Madrid and the atttached 1958 Peugeot could be negotiated with the house (which has just had a 40k price drop)!

× âť® âť¯

The Healey Fox Service
With more than 30 years experience of the French property market the team at Healey Fox offer an efficient and professional service to anyone looking to buy a home in France. The company is based in Surrey in the U.K., where we are always happy to meet with prospective buyers. In France, we work with carefully selected bi-lingual agencies who have intimate knowledge of their areas and properties and will be on hand to assist you during your visits and throughout the purchasing process.
The team in the U.K. is headed by Dan Brewer who was educated in France and has lived and worked there. We have huge knowledge of the country and are always happy to help you to choose the right area for your personal needs and to help you select properties to suit your requirements. Once all that is sorted we will make viewing appointments with our partner agents who will show you selected properties and help you find the right one to buy. Throughout the purchase process both the team in the U.K. and the agents in France will work with you to ensure a safe, efficient and pleasurable buying experience.
If this is the service you are looking for, not only have you found it with Healey Fox but the good news is, it is free! You pay exactly the same commission to the French agent for the purchase as if you walked in off the street, the agent then shares that commission with us.
If a professional, free service is what you would like, call us, email us or check out our houses online.
The Healey Fox website has over 3,000 property listings across France, as well as a comprehensive news section covering the different aspects of buying, owning a property and living in France. There are also sections covering French mortgages, money transfers to France and other useful information about buying in this magical country.

Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Description

The region of Nouvelle Aquitaine in South West France consists of the regions which were previously named Aquitaine, Poitou-Charente and Limousin.As most buyers are still quite specific about the area of France they want to live in we will keep this information displayed under the old regional names. After all, trying to summarise the whole of Nouvelle Aquitaine with descriptions that refer to the whole, huge area is not really possible. The only reason these regions were amalgamated into one was to lessen the French government's administrative costs.


This area covers the departementsof Lot et Garonne, Dordogne, Gironde, Les Landes and Pyrenees Atlantiques offering a wide variety of landscape. Nearly half of the stretch of French Atlantic coastline is in Aquitaine and Pyrenees Atlantique also has access to the mountains. The ever popular Dordogne has been attracting British buyers for many years, mainly drawn here by the mild climate, the beautiful architecture and the magnificent countryside. The splendid river Dordogne is not the only special feature of this part of France; there are wooded slopes, sunflower fields and rolling hills interspersed with medieval villages, castles, manors, dovecotes and windmills. The architecture is as charming as the rural settings of most property in this area. Aquitaine is also a region which delights in its many summer festivals, from music, pottery, art and wine there is always a reason to shut the streets, call in the musicians and dancers and celebrate with friends, neighbours and visitors.

The departments of old Aquitaine all enjoy very comfortable climates, early springs, long warm summers, delightful autumns and cold, crisp winters. This climate allows the numerous street markets to flourish all the year round where the stalls abound in local, seasonal produce. Apart from the fruit and vegetables, early asparagus being very special, the area is also renowned for its duck, goose and black truffles all of which combine with the local Bergerac or Bordeaux wines to create a feast fit for any occasion.

Access to the area from the UK is easy. Bergerac Airport is well situated forproperties in the north of Aquitaine and Bordeaux, Toulouse, Pau and Biarritz airports all have airports with flights from the U.K. serving southern Aquitaine .Anyone who prefers to enjoy the drive through the French countryside to finally arrive at their home will find access simple, especially to the departements in the north of Aquitaine, as the area is well served by a network of motorways direct from the channel ports.

Poitou-Charentes Regional Description

This is the most northerly part of South West France, and of Nouvelle Aquitaine and has both wonderful coast and countryside. It's most famous town is probably Cognac from where the world- renowned drink originates. The area offers a huge range of activities from boating, surfing, wind surfing, walking, cycling, fishing through to horse riding.

The departements in the old Poitou-Charente region are Deux Sevres, Vienne, Charente Maritime and Charente. Charente-Maritime is the most westerly department of the area and offers wonderful stretches of coastline, with long sandy beaches and fishing ports. It is an up-market part of Nouvelle Aquitaine with La Rochelle and Ile de Re the best known coastal spots. The area has one of the sunniest climates in France and is second only to the South of France in its annual hours of sunshine.

Inland from the Charente-Maritime, we find the Charente. This area offers a more rural lifestyle than its neighbour. The countryside is undulating, scattered with pasture land, sunflowers and offers wide open views. The beautiful Charente river meanders through the department bordered by beautiful villages and markets towns.The Deux-Sevres and Vienne departments are slightly more rural than the Charente and are the least known departments of the region. They are characterised by rolling countryside, beautiful rivers and a way of life that has changed little over the centuries. These areas offer the cheapest property prices. Access to the area is excellent. Airports include La Rochelle, Angouleme, Poitiers and Limoges. There are also TGV fast trains into Poitiers, La Rochelle and Angouleme . Motorway access is also very good.

Limousin Regional Description

Situated pretty much in the centre of France, this is the most easterly part of Nouvelle Aquitaine. Limousin is known as France Profonde and is commonly referred to as 'the land where time stood still'. It's large number of lakes has also earned it the title of 'the Lake District of France' and, of course, it is the home of the lovely russet brown cows that we see so often in our fields in the U.K. However, none of this alone seems to explain why so many Brits have chosen to buy their French house in Limousin! When you realise the ease of access from the UK with its large quantity of flights arriving from the U.K., the mild climate and the exceedingly low property prices with lots of renovation projects still for sale, you can begin to get the picture of the appeal of Limousin. It is a combination of all of these factors which makes so many people buy property in Limousin.

There are three departments in Limousin, Haute Vienne being the one in the north west and the one in which the capital, Limoges, is situated. Creuse is over to the east and is the most rural, in the days of phone directories it was proud to boast that it had the thinnest of all French phone directories! Correze lies to the south and borders Dordogne. Each department is a joy and would be a good place to buy a French property but for me, living with reasonably easy access to Limoges for the occasional sortie into city life and easy airport access enabled me to really enjoy a rural lifestyle while not feeling totally cut off from the outside

Scenically, the rolling countryside of Limousin consists of meadows, woods, rivers and lakes interspersed with pretty hamlets and flower-filled villages. It is typically very rural but one is never far away from a small bustling market town. There are many picturesque riverside towns and the larger cultural centre of Limoges, famous for its porcelain industry, is a good place for shopping, museums and culture. Just about every village and town has a weekly market and seasonal produce is always reflected in the menus of the numerous, small local restaurants. Buying a house in Limousin is buying into a gentle and unsophisticated lifestyle. In your new property in Limousin your social life is likely to revolve around aperitifs with friends and neighbours, trips to the market, tending your garden and the occasional visit to English or French speaking films, a concert, opera or ballet. Come the hot days of summer, swimming in the many rivers and lakes or lazing in the garden is a must, probably followed by a barbecue under the starry night sky. Life is slow, neighbours are warm and welcoming and it will not be unusual to find gifts of fresh fruit and vegetables and newly laid eggs on your doorstep.

The joy of life in Limousin is that, for so many people, although it may be more rural than that which they have been used to in the U.K., it is the one they recall from their childhood or the one they have always dreamt of. There is a sense of 'coming home' when you arrive here. In Limousin you will be valued for who you are, how you interact with your neighbours, how you join in the community, rather than what you own. There is a pride amongst those who live off the land and if you are prepared to share their love of the countryside they will become lifelong friends. For anyone wanting to immerse themselves in a traditional way of life there can be nowhere better to look for French property than the region of Limousin, now renamed Nouvelle Aquitaine.

This pin shows the exact location of the property as provided by the Advertiser

Nearest Airports*

  • Limoges (INTERNATIONAL), 35.5 miles
  • Poitiers (Biard) (INTERNATIONAL), 53.3 miles
  • Bergerac (INTERNATIONAL), 69.2 miles
  • Bordeaux (Mérignac) (INTERNATIONAL), 88.3 miles

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

To view this property or request more details, contact
Healey Fox, Surrey

Healey Fox Ltd, Castle Court, 41 London Road, Reigate, RH2 9RJ
03339 396575  Local call rate
About Healey Fox, Surrey

Healey Fox is a UK based property consultancy specialising in properties for sale across France. The company was founded in 2010 by Daniel Brewer. He has lived, worked and studied in France in the Provence Var, Marseille and Auvergne, and has travelled France extensively giving him excellent insight into its regions and departments. Dan also worked in French property for 6 years prior to setting up Healey Fox. He has a BA Hons in European Business and a Maitrise in International Business from the Universite Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand.

We market properties for sale from handpicked English speaking partner offices. We have strategic partnerships with selected companies so we can also assist you with French mortgages, legal, currency, removals and other ancillary services related to buying in France.

All of our associate partner offices are registered and licensed in France.

There are no extra or hidden charges when using us, and you have the added benefit of having a UK based team who can advise and recommend suitable areas according to your property and lifestyle needs, and who in one call can arrange viewings with multiple agents in multiple areas. We have a large portfolio of handpicked properties from across France. Our partner offices are all English speaking and more often than not British run and or have British staff.

We make regular visits to France to get to know our partners and their territories.

We look forward to assisting you in your search for a home in France!


This is a property advertisement provided and maintained by Healey Fox, Surrey (reference 100519_EC1001al) and does not constitute property particulars. Whilst we require advertisers to act with best practice and provide accurate information, we can only publish advertisements in good faith and have not verified any claims or statements or inspected any of the properties, locations or opportunities promoted. Rightmove does not own or control and is not responsible for the properties, opportunities, website content, products or services provided or promoted by third parties and makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy, completeness, legality, performance or suitability of any of the foregoing. We therefore accept no liability arising from any reliance made by any reader or person to whom this information is made available to. You must perform your own research and seek independent professional advice before making any decision to purchase or invest in overseas property.

This property is marketed by:

Healey Fox, Surrey

Healey Fox Ltd, Castle Court, 41 London Road, Reigate, RH2 9RJ
or call 03339 396575
Calling from outside the UK? 0044 1306 775008

Spotted an error?

In order for us to help our agents maintain accurate and up-to-date information please inform the agent if you have noticed an error with this property. If you are the vendor, please contact your agent directly.