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Renovated 5 bedroom House for sale in Angouleme, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248314
Exquisite, beautifully renovated 5 bedroom Art Nouveau villa with terracing and garages, ideally located near all amenities in Angouleme. This exceptional property, classified as a 'remarkable bu...
890,000 EUR
Character 9 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Angouleme, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 247680
Recommended
Magnificent 9 bedroom Renaissance Chateau, which was extensively and sympathetically renovated in the early 20th Century in keeping with the original architecture. Situated in a quiet setting, yet...
2,500,000 EUR
Authentic 5 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Marsac, Angouleme, Poitou-Charentes
Ref 246798
Very well presented spacious 5 bedroom Maison de Maitre, nestling in an acre of beautiful landscaped gardens with pool and outbuildings, located near all amenities in Marsac. This large and hands...
715,500 EUR
Elegant 7 bedroom Manor House for sale with countryside view in Angouleme, Poitou-Charentes
Ref 246332
Recommended
Magnificent and beautifully presented 7 bedroom manor house, which is accessed via a majestic entrance gate that opens onto a beautiful courtyard adorned with an authentic dovecote and 400m2 of out...
795,000 EUR
Income Producing 17 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Angouleme, Poitou-Charentes
Ref 245841
Enjoying far reaching countryside views from its peaceful location near Angouleme, is this fabulous gite complex comprising of a charming house and 5 gites, nestling in 10 hectares of glorious lan...
1,255,000 EUR
Bright 3 bedroom Villa for sale in Angouleme, Poitou-Charentes
Ref 245093
Bright, spacious and unique 3 bedroom house, situated in an excellent setting in Angouleme. With top-of-the-range features and a living area of 204m2, features include, on the ground floor: spacio...
1,040,000 EUR
Character 10 bedroom Equestrian Estate for sale with countryside view in Angouleme, Poitou-Charentes
Ref 245062
Situated in a quiet setting, yet just 30km north of Angouleme, this charming 15th Century mill enjoys a stunning natural setting. The property consists of 3 different dwellings, which includes; M...
1,961,000 EUR
Grand 6 bedroom Manor House for sale in Angouleme, Poitou-Charentes
Ref 244882
Superb, fully renovated Manor house with 6 en suite bedrooms, swimming pool, tennis court and set in almost 2 acres of land. Entered via large gates and gravelled driveway there is ample parkin...
775,000 EUR
Character 8 bedroom Manor House for sale with countryside view and panoramic view in Angouleme, Poitou-Charentes
Ref 244387
Recommended
Magnificent property, which is ideally set in a quiet setting, yet less than 10 minutes from Angouleme TGV station and the city centre. Full of character and charm, this superb logis is undisputed...
1,484,000 EUR
Character 6 bedroom house for sale with countryside view in Angouleme, Poitou-Charentes
Ref 243887
Formerly a chapel, steeped in history and just oozing with original character and charm, this charming 6 bedroom stone built property is set high on a hill with amazing views of the open Charente c...
699,600 EUR
Project 22 bedroom Hotel for sale with countryside view in Angouleme, Poitou-Charentes
Ref 235869
Exciting opportunity to become the owner of this impressive Eighteenth Century estate which was at one time one of the most famous hotels in the Charente region. Situated just 10 minutes from Ang...
1,378,000 EUR
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Area Guide

Angouleme sits above the Charente river, surrounded by ramparts. It has been designated 'City of Art and History' and has many interesting historic buildings, including the Sainte-Pierre cathedral, the ancient town hall and the Fine Art Museum (housed in the former bishop’s palace). In the old town you can wander down the winding narrow streets and discover the many cartoons painted on the walls.

Buying a Property in France

1. Signing the Agreement (Compris)

On finding a property you wish to purchase you will need to negotiate the terms, price and conditions of the sale with the owner.

The next step, once you are in agreement, is to sign the preliminary contract (Compromis de Vente). This is a legal document and after ten days will be binding on both parties. Rules change frequently in France and it is best to consult with your notary about when this period starts. Generally the compris will be signed in France with the Agent.

Variants can be included in the compris, for example an Acte (clause) can be added if the name or names to go on the title deed have not been finalised. If a mortgage will be required to purchase the property, the details for this, including the name of the mortgage company, must be on the compris.

2. Paying the Deposit

Generally the deposit will be 10% of the agreed purchase price. This will normally be paid to the notaire. There are exceptions to this, if the agent holds a carte professionelle, is bonded and fully registered then you may pay them, but do not hand over the deposit to anyone else. If for some reason the purchase does not go through, for example, if you write to the notaire and the agent that you do not wish to go continue with the purchase before the contract is binding (within seven days of signing the compris), then your deposit would be repaid. This would also apply if a condition had not been met, or the mayor or S.A.F.E.R. (a government agency that has the right of first purchase on most rural property that comes onto the market in France) could oblige the purchaser to give way. If you decide after the seven days 'cooling off' period that you do not wish to complete the purchase and pull out of the sale you would lose your deposit. If however the vendor pulls out of the sale then you will receive your deposit back plus the same amount from the vendor.

3. On Completion

Generally it will take around two or three months to complete the purchase.

During this time the balance of the purchase money must be paid into the account of the notaire, this must be done well ahead of the completion date. The notaire will prepare the documents, check that the deed of sale (Acte de Vente) is in order and have the legal title ready to be signed over. It is possible to have someone sign on your behalf if you give them power of attorney. An interpreter may be of use at this point if your French is not very good and many Notaires will suggest (or insist) that an interpreter is with you.

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