Charente Maritime Property For Sale
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13 bedroom House for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Saint Sornin, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248542
Wonderful opportunity to acquire 3 beautiful modern houses nestling in over 3 acres of glorious land with gardens, trees and a river, while enjoying countryside views from its peaceful location in ...
1,200,000 EUR
Bright 3 bedroom House for sale in Ars en Re, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248522
Modern and stylish 3 bedroom house close to the heart of the village of Ars en Re, within easy reach of amenities. This desirbale property comes with living space of 136m2 and includes, on the gr...
795,000 EUR
Renovated 9 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in La Rochelle, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248514
Delightful Nineteenth Century chateau in Benon, not far from La Rochelle it once served as the country retreat of the Delmas family, esteemed ship owners from La Rochelle. Nestled discreetly amid...
1,590,000 EUR
Beautiful 4 bedroom House for sale in Les Portes en Re, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248438
Ideally located near all amenities in the heart of Les Portes en Re is this very well presented 4 bedroom modern house with garden. The 107m2 consists of a spacious living and dining room, a fitt...
1,207,500 EUR
Character 5 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Mortagne sur Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248260
Stunning 5 bedroom stone built renovated property, which oozes character and charm, set in glorious gardens of around 3,000m2 with superb heated 11 x 5m in-ground swimming pool with tiled surround ...
535,300 EUR
Authentic 4 bedroom House for sale in Sainte Marie de Re, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248047
Beautifully renovated 4 bedroom house with garden located in a peaceful area of Sainte Marie de Re. Situated near Place des Tilleuls, this charming Relais house of approximately 170m2 of living sp...
898,000 EUR
Spacious 3 bedroom House for sale in Loix, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248046
Bright and spacious 3 bedroom house with annexes set in a lush mature garden, ideally located near all amenities in Loix. The 120 m2 offers two living rooms (21m2 and 28 m2), three bedrooms (all ...
885,000 EUR
Stylish 1 bedroom House for sale in La Couarde sur Mer, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248045
Ideally located near the beach and all amenities in La Couarde sur Mer, is this charming one bedroom house with garden, communal pool and tennis court. The 43m2 is composed on the ground floor of...
498,000 EUR
Stunning 3 bedroom House for sale in La Flotte, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248044
Wonderful opportunity to acquire a stunning, modern 3 bedroom fully renovated house ideally located near the Port and all amenities in La Flotte. This town house of 96m2 comprises of a beautiful l...
825,000 EUR
Income Potential 3 bedroom House for sale in Les Portes en Re, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248043
Charming 3 bedroom single storey house with garden, ideally located near all amenities in Les Portes en Re. This 4- oom property of 94m2 is composed of a living and dining room with fitted kitch...
897,000 EUR
Immaculate 4 bedroom House for sale in La Flotte, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248042
Very well presented 4 bedroom house with terracing, ideally located near all amenities in La Flotte. The 136m2 is composed of an entrance hall with WC and hand basin, beautiful living and dining...
1,155,000 EUR
Income Potential 6 bedroom House for sale in La Flotte, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248041
Wonderful opportunity to acquire 2 stunning houses with pool, garden and parking, ideally located near all amenities in a peaceful area of La Flotte. Each property is of approximately 80m2, with i...
1,299,000 EUR
Luxury 5 bedroom House for sale in Ars en Re, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248040
Absolutely exceptional 5 bedroom luxury house with large pool and terracing, ideally located near the beach, forest and all amenities in Ars en Re. This stunning architect-designed property of ap...
1,522,500 EUR
Income Potential 7 bedroom House for sale in La Couarde sur Mer, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248039
Ideally located near the beach and all amenities in La Couarde Sur Mer, is this fabulous 7 bedroom luxury house nestling in 1,350m2 of beautiful landscaped gardens. This spacious and bright prope...
1,764,000 EUR
Income Potential 4 bedroom House for sale in Ars en Re, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248038
Full of charm and character is this delightful 2 bedroom house with independent annex and garden, located near all amenities in the heart of Ars en Re. This property is composed in the form of a ...
857,000 EUR
Stunning 4 bedroom Villa for sale with panoramic view and sea view in La Rochelle, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248026
Stunning 4 bedroom single storey villa set in beautiful landscaped gardens with pool while enjoying panoramic sea views from its ideal location near the beach and all amenities in La Rochelle. Fa...
1,470,000 EUR
Income Potential 4 bedroom House for sale in Ars en Re, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 247982
Delightful village property with versatile accommodation in the heart of the village in the PPRN blue zone The 4 bedroom house is made up of a main house with 2 bedrooms, an independent annex with...
857,000 EUR
Income Producing 24 bedroom Manor House for sale with panoramic view in Reaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 247853
Fabulous and newly restored Sixteenth Century manoire, beautifully located in the heart of the rolling French countryside, set in 24 acres with a 7 bedroom 'Maison de Maitre' at its heart and 7 bea...
2,385,000 EUR
Renovated 4 bedroom Farmhouse for sale in Brives sur Charente, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 247800
Attractive 4 bedroom property in a quiet setting in Rouffiac and extremely well located between the towns of Saintes and Cognac. With a total spacious living area of 315m2, this large detached ho...
453,680 EUR
Refurbished 12 bedroom Commercial Property for sale in La Rochelle, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 247722
Superb 12 bedroom house, which was built in the early 19th Century, with a generous living area of 570m2 and 647m2 of usable space. Completely restored with meticulous attention to detail, this to...
5,000,000 EUR
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Area Guide

This area covers the coastline from La Rochelle down south to Rochefort and Royan and inland to Saintes. La Rochelle is a delightful ancient seaside town, most famous for its old harbour and its three outstanding medieval towers, with a wealth of history starting as a small fishing village back in the 10th century. It has thrived as a base for the wine and salt industries and the visitor can spend many hours wandering through the old streets with their bars, restaurants and fascinating architecture. We have many properties for sale in the Charente and Charente Maritime, from under 100,000 euros to over 1,000,000 euros. Further south is the old ex-naval town of Rochefort with its military buildings, including the amazingly long former rope factory, which now houses a superb exhibition on the life of sailors and fishermen. Inland is the Roman town of Saintes. The local villages of the area are mainly built in the local Charentaise style with old churches and attractive bars/restaurants, many examples of which can be found below in our portfolio of superb Charente Maritime property for sale.

In the south is the more modern seaside resort of Royan where the annual marbles contest is staged. Most of the original town was lost in the war, as a result, much of the architecture, including the church of Notre-Dame, is contemporary - as is the town's character. If you are looking for a townhouse or apartment, look no further than our large choice of Charente Maritime property for sale.

The coast offers some excellent sandy beaches and a choice of marinas. Access to the area by air is either via Nantes to the north or Bordeaux to the south. There are good road connections to the ferry ports of St. Malo, Cherbourg and Caen. There are also excellent trains to Paris.

The region is endowed with some of the Atlantic's finest beaches, where watersports are popular and equipment is easy to hire. Boat rides down the Charente offer a delightful change and a visit to a cognac distillery is a must. What better way to enjoy the local lifestyle than from your very own property in the Charente Maritime.

There are also numerous historic and cultural sights to be seen including markets and fairs dating back to the 17th century. Other activities include golf, walking, tennis, fishing trips, casinos and cycling with many marked cycle tracks and bike rental available at several points.

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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