Charente Maritime Property For Sale
Charente Maritime Property For Sale
Charente Maritime Property For Sale

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Charente Maritime Property For Sale

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.

Guide to the French Buying Process

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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IMPORTANT - Disclaimer :
All information provided is believed to be current and provided free of charge. No liability can be accepted for the reliability of the information and statements made as this is obtained from 3rd parties. We always recommend you take legal advice from a fully qualified Lawyer or Notary before buying a property overseas.

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4 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Pierere d'Oleron, Charente-Maritime, Ile d'Oleron

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2,990,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Pierere d'Oleron, Charente-Maritime, Ile d'Oleron

Absolutely stunning 3 bedroom villa with separate one bedroom apartment,Jacuzzi and glorious landscaped garden with Boules pitch, enjoying breathtaking sea views from its exceptional and totally uniqu...

REF: 230813
  • Bedrooms: 4
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9 bedroom manor house for sale, Saint Xandre, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

9 bedroom manor house for sale, Saint Xandre, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
2,895,000 EUR

9 bedroom manor house for sale, Saint Xandre, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Fantastic estate comprising of a 4 bedroom main house, 2 bedroom house and renovated outbuilding, set in 5 hectares of glorious land and beautiful gardens with expansive pool, while enjoying far reach...

REF: 230278
  • Floor Size: 1,422 square metres
  • Plot Size: 50,500 square metres (5.05 hectares / 12.48 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Rivedoux Plage, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

5 bedroom villa for sale, Rivedoux Plage, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re
2,850,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Rivedoux Plage, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

Rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional, luxurious 4 bedroom single storey villa with separate one bedroom guest house, nestling in an acre of glorious land with pine trees and pool, while enjoying...

REF: 230561
  • Floor Size: 264 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,901 square metres (0.39 hectares / 0.96 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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5 bedroom house for sale, Saint Martin de Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

5 bedroom house for sale, Saint Martin de Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re
2,835,000 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Saint Martin de Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

Superb 5 bedroom house with courtyard, enjoying panoramic views of the port and sea from its idyllic location near all amenities in Saint Martin de Re. This magnificent old property of 162.50m2...

REF: 230398
  • Floor Size: 162 square metres
  • Plot Size: 65 square metres (0.01 hectares / 0.02 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Rivedoux Plage, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

5 bedroom villa for sale, Rivedoux Plage, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re
2,690,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Rivedoux Plage, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

Surrounded by over half an acre of glorious pine trees and landscaped gardens, is this superbly renovated 3 bedroom villa with separate 2 bedroom guest house, pool and Jacuzzi, enjoying panoramic sea ...

REF: 230789
  • Floor Size: 220 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,349 square metres (0.23 hectares / 0.58 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
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10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Magnificent, grand and spacious 17th Century Chateau, ideally situated in a quiet setting close to Saintes and just 30km from Royan. Set within a large plot of 698,800m2, this exclusive 17th Ce...

REF: 223316
  • Floor Size: 910 square metres
  • Plot Size: 698,800 square metres (69.88 hectares / 172.68 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
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4 bedroom house for sale, La Flotte, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

4 bedroom house for sale, La Flotte, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re
2,544,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, La Flotte, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

Charming newly built 4 bedroom house with pool and good size garden, ideally located near the beach and all amenities in a peaceful area in the heart of La Flotte. This beautiful property is in...

REF: 230101
  • Floor Size: 134 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,000 square metres (0.10 hectares / 0.25 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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Outstanding Luxury Villa with 4 Bedrooms, Pool, Cinema Room and Bowling Alley on the Ile de Re

Outstanding Luxury Villa  with 4 Bedrooms, Pool, Cinema Room and Bowling Alley on the Ile de Re
2,288,000 EUR

Outstanding Luxury Villa with 4 Bedrooms, Pool, Cinema Room and Bowling Alley on the Ile de Re

Simply outstanding luxury villa on the Ile de Re, offering 220m2 of sumptuous accommodation including an infinity pool with Jacuzzi, cinema room and bowling alley. This newly-built 4 bedroom p...

REF: 231589
  • Floor Size: 220 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,000 square metres (0.10 hectares / 0.25 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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10 bedroom villa for sale, Le Bois Plage en Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

10 bedroom villa for sale, Le Bois Plage en Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re
2,200,000 EUR

10 bedroom villa for sale, Le Bois Plage en Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

Luxurious brand new 10 bedroom single storey villa with pool and garden, located near all amenities in Le Bois Plage en Re. This stunning bright and spacious property consists of a large living...

REF: 229483
  • Floor Size: 284 square metres
  • Plot Size: 730 square metres (0.07 hectares / 0.18 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
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5 bedroom house for sale, Saint Martin de Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

5 bedroom house for sale, Saint Martin de Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re
2,100,000 EUR
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5 bedroom house for sale, Saint Martin de Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

PRICE REDUCED - A beautifully presented and very elegant stone house in the heart of Saint Martin de Re, very close to the harbour. This stylish 200m2 property offers quality fixtures and featu...

REF: 216820
  • Floor Size: 220 square metres
  • Plot Size: 248 square metres (0.02 hectares / 0.06 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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