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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Successful Gite Business for Sale in Charentes Maritime with 13 Bedrooms

Successful Gite Business  for Sale in Charentes Maritime with 13 Bedrooms
665,000 EUR

Successful Gite Business for Sale in Charentes Maritime with 13 Bedrooms

Income-producing rural property consisting of a main house and 5 gites, with excellent amenities and entertainment facilities between Saintes and St Jean D'Angely. Set in over 8 acres of land,...

REF: 219311
  • Floor Size: 506 square metres
  • Plot Size: 33,892 square metres (3.39 hectares / 8.38 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 13
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3 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Clement des Baleines, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

3 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Clement des Baleines, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re
662,500 EUR

3 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Clement des Baleines, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

A nicely presented 3 bedroom property, built in 2005 and with a south/westerly aspect and verdant situation. The 98m2 property comprises an entrance hall, a fitted and equipped independent kit...

REF: 221834
  • Floor Size: 98 square metres
  • Plot Size: 234 square metres (0.02 hectares / 0.06 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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5 bedroom house for sale, Surgeres, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

5 bedroom house for sale, Surgeres, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
661,440 EUR

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

Impressive, grand, 20th Century 5 bedroom manor house, set in over 2 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, located in a village with all amenities. This stunning property was completely renova...

REF: 219056
  • Floor Size: 277 square metres
  • Plot Size: 8,377 square metres (0.84 hectares / 2.07 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Clement des Baleines, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

4 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Clement des Baleines, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re
657,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Clement des Baleines, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

Stylish and beautifully presented single storey property in Saint Clement de Balelines, set in an enclosed garden, providing spacious living throughout. The 4 bedroom villa comes with living s...

REF: 221828
  • Floor Size: 135 square metres
  • Plot Size: 833 square metres (0.08 hectares / 0.21 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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6 bedroom mill for sale, Matha, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

6 bedroom mill for sale, Matha, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
636,000 EUR

6 bedroom mill for sale, Matha, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Superb and spacious character water mill, beautifully renovated and set in magnificent landscaped grounds of almost 4 acres, close to Cognac This outstanding property with 6 bedrooms is made...

REF: 221357
  • Floor Size: 416 square metres
  • Plot Size: 15,785 square metres (1.58 hectares / 3.90 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Cabariot, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Cabariot, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
626,000 EUR

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Cabariot, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

This beautiful renovated stone home between Saintes and La Rochelle comes with attractive swimming pool, horse stables plus annex house. The property stands in over 6 hectares of land and comp...

REF: 212604
  • Floor Size: 420 square metres
  • Plot Size: 62,436 square metres (6.24 hectares / 15.43 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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3 bedroom house for sale, Le Bois Plage en Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

3 bedroom house for sale, Le Bois Plage en Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re
610,000 EUR

3 bedroom house for sale, Le Bois Plage en Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

Pretty 3 bedroom single-level house in an excellent location, close to amenties in Le Bois Plage en Re with garden, garage and generous cellar space. The ground level comes with living space ...

REF: 221708
  • Floor Size: 80 square metres
  • Plot Size: 442 square metres (0.04 hectares / 0.11 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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5 bedroom house for sale, Royan, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

5 bedroom house for sale, Royan, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
607,000 EUR

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

Located in a peaceful area near to the beach and all amenities in Royan is this splendid 5 bedroom house with pool set in nearly half an acre of mature landscaped gardens There is a spacious an...

REF: 222575
  • Floor Size: 190 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,775 square metres (0.18 hectares / 0.44 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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3 bedroom house for sale, Le Bois Plage en Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

3 bedroom house for sale, Le Bois Plage en Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re
604,200 EUR

3 bedroom house for sale, Le Bois Plage en Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

A bright and airy 3 bedroom house, very well located between the heart of the village and the beaches in Le Bois Plage en re. This 108m2 house consists of an entrance hall, a sitting / living r...

REF: 221707
  • Floor Size: 108 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 3
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3 bedroom house for sale, La Flotte, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

3 bedroom house for sale, La Flotte, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re
593,500 EUR

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

Very tastefully renovated 3 bedroom house in the heart of the village of La Flotte en Re, close to the market in a quiet lane, complete with very attractive low maintenance courtyard. The thou...

REF: 221705
  • Floor Size: 80 square metres
  • Plot Size: 107 square metres (0.01 hectares / 0.03 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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