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5 bedroom country house for sale

France - Nr Archingeay, Charente-Maritime


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Key features:

  • Stone built Charentaise with character
  • Property with successful holiday let
  • Lovely enclosed garden with outbuildings
  • Economical heat pump and solar-panels
  • Countryside location close to amenities
  • DPE = 107 [C] GES = 12 [C]

Full description:

PRICE REDUCTION - OUR VENDORS ARE MOTIVATED TO SELL: This lovely old detached Charentaise house has been FULLY RENOVATED and well maintained. The property has nine principal rooms INCLUDING A GITE. There are five bedrooms, two shower rooms (one en-suite) and a bathroom. The majority of windows and doors have replacement UPVC double glazing, and both solar panels and a heat pump have been installed in recent years. Part of the property is currently a successful holiday let, but could equally be a granny annexe, or incorporated with the main house to create a large family home, without structural alteration.The main house has a fully fitted kitchen with light oak fronts and a wood burner installed in the old fireplace. There is a small lounge off the kitchen featuring an original bread oven, and a sun lounge overlooking the garden. The large lounge/diner is part double height with a feature stone pillar and stairs to two bedrooms (one with an en-suite) and mezzanine. There is another bedroom on the ground floor with an Italian style shower room alongside and a separate toilet. In addition there is a utility area and a garage housing the oil-fired boiler etc.The annexe has a fitted kitchen with an insert fire in the chimney. There is a spacious lounge/diner leading to a lovely summer room with views over the garden and a bread oven feature. There is a mezzanine bedroom to the first floor leading to a second bedroom and access to the loft.


The property is situated in a hamlet within peaceful countryside, yet just 2 kms from the village of Tonnay Boutonne with its local shops, services and schools, together with leisure activities along the banks of the Boutonne river, famed for its good fishing. Further facilities are found 10 minutes south in St Savinien, a beautiful small town alongside the Charente river. There are excellent transport links from the property, the A10 auto route is just 15 minutes away and La Rochelle, with its popular airport, is reached in 45 minutes. The famous beaches and islands of the Charente-Maritime are easily accessed, with the nearest resort of Fouras just 30 minutes away.


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Kitchen - 26m2

Small lounge - 17m2

Sun lounge - 7m2

Main lounge/diner - 45m2

Ground floor bedroom - 11m2

Ground floor shower room - 7m2

Utility area and toilet



Master bedroom - 29m2

Bedroom 3 - 17m2

En-suite shower room

Small mezzanine


Lounge /diner - 31m2

Summer room - 26m2

Kitchen - 9m2

Bathroom - 7m2


Mezzanine bedroom - 20m2

Bedroom - 13m2

Loft - 15m2

The outbuildings comprise a useful large, stone barn, with a mezzanine, which measures 67 sq m. There is also a large greenhouse/orangery ideal for conserving delicate plants in winter, a stone built potting shed and an old chicken coop which is used as a tool store.

There are areas of paving directly outside the property, the largest of which has a gazebo from which to appreciate the enclosed, mostly walled and South facing garden. It is stocked with an abundance of shrubs and roses, together with ornamental architectural stoneware and statues. There is a large cherry tree, two apple trees, a pear tree and a very productive fig tree spaced around the garden. Furthermore, opposite the property and measuring 315 sq m, is a plot of fenced land that is currently cultivated for vegetables. This benefits from having an established plum tree. There is off-road parking at the side of the property in addition to the garage.

Oil fired boiler and heat pump for central heating via radiators. Solar panels for heating hot water. Large wood-burning stove plus insert fire in second chimney. Drainage is via a fosse toutes eaux (septic tank). Habitable accommodation = 287 sq metres. Total land area of the property = 1376 sq metres. Tax Fonciere = 1,080,00 euro pa.

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Nearest Airports*

  • Poitiers (Biard) (INTERNATIONAL), 66 miles
  • Bordeaux (Mérignac) (INTERNATIONAL), 75.4 miles
  • Limoges (INTERNATIONAL), 90.8 miles
  • Nantes Atlantique (INTERNATIONAL), 94.8 miles
  • Bergerac (INTERNATIONAL), 96.9 miles

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

To view this property or request more details, contact
French Properties Direct, London

27 Old Gloucester Street LONDON WC1N 3AX
03339 396204  Local call rate
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