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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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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8 bedroom house for sale, Pons, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

8 bedroom house for sale, Pons, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
408,100 EUR

8 bedroom house for sale, Pons, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Exciting opportunity to acquire an Eighteenth Century prestige residence in the heart of a pretty village within walking distance of basic amenities, currently divided into 2 separate houses and of...

REF: 215326
  • Floor Size: 407 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,317 square metres (0.33 hectares / 0.82 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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5 bedroom house for sale, Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

5 bedroom house for sale, Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
399,000 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Charming renovated 5 bedroom house with pool and separate one bedroom studio, located near all amenities in Saintes. This 30's style property has a view over the rooftops and a lift. It ...

REF: 221412
  • Floor Size: 186 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

4 bedroom villa for sale, Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
399,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Spacious 4 bedroom single storey villa, with a total living area of 154,2 set within a lovely surrounding garden of 1,400m2 with a swimming pool, located in a quiet setting in Saintes. Feature...

REF: 221511
  • Floor Size: 154 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,430 square metres (0.14 hectares / 0.35 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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2 bedroom house for sale, Le Bois Plage en Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

2 bedroom house for sale, Le Bois Plage en Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re
398,000 EUR
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2 bedroom house for sale, Le Bois Plage en Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

PRICE REDUCED - Charming village house with a sunny aspect offering ideal accommodation for holidays , including a small and manageable outside space and in a peaceful situation in the heart of the...

REF: 209466
  • Floor Size: 49 square metres
  • Plot Size: 75 square metres (0.01 hectares / 0.02 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 2
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4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Saint Pierre de Juillers, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Saint Pierre de Juillers, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
397,500 EUR

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Saint Pierre de Juillers, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Charming character stone property with 4 bedrooms, full of French artisanal features, located on the edge of a village. This beautifully renovated property comes with a living area of 250m2 and...

REF: 211873
  • Floor Size: 250 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,210 square metres (0.12 hectares / 0.30 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Chevanceaux, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Chevanceaux, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
393,620 EUR

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Chevanceaux, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Superb and spacious bedroom character property which has been carefully renovated to the highest standard, with space for further expansion if desired, set in over an acre of lovely mature gardens...

REF: 221872
  • Floor Size: 288 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,180 square metres (0.42 hectares / 1.03 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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1 bedroom cottage for sale, La Flotte, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

1 bedroom cottage for sale, La Flotte, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re
382,000 EUR

1 bedroom cottage for sale, La Flotte, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

A charming stone 'chai' built in the 1800's in the heart of La Flotte, in a peaceful no-through lane with pretty south facing garden surrounded by dry stone walls. The single storey property c...

REF: 221525
  • Floor Size: 52 square metres
  • Plot Size: 148 square metres (0.01 hectares / 0.04 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 1
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8 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Chevanceaux, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

8 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Chevanceaux, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
371,000 EUR

8 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Chevanceaux, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Impressive and income generating property in a beautiful setting consisting of a very nicely renovated 5 bedroom country farmhouse with fabulous pool, set on the edge of a village in almost three a...

REF: 212934
  • Floor Size: 335 square metres
  • Plot Size: 11,194 square metres (1.12 hectares / 2.77 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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2 bedroom house for sale, Sainte Marie de Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

2 bedroom house for sale, Sainte Marie de Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re
370,000 EUR

2 bedroom house for sale, Sainte Marie de Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

Exciting renovation opportunity with this village house in Sainte Marie de Re, close to the centre of the village and its amenities. With a living area of 115m2, the old house is spread over 2...

REF: 221427
  • Floor Size: 115 square metres
  • Plot Size: 70 square metres (0.01 hectares / 0.02 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 2
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3 bedroom house for sale, Saint Augustin, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

3 bedroom house for sale, Saint Augustin, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
369,000 EUR

3 bedroom house for sale, Saint Augustin, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Charming and spacious 3 bedroom house with garden located in Saint Augustin. It has a large master bedroom on the ground floor along with an open plan fitted kitchen leading on to the spaci...

REF: 221410
  • Floor Size: 170 square metres
  • Plot Size: 484 square metres (0.05 hectares / 0.12 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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