Poitou Charentes Property
Poitou Charentes Property
Poitou Charentes Property
Poitou Charentes Property

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Poitou Charentes Property

The Area

The Departments of the Charente Maritime, Deux Sevres and the Vienne represent together the Poitou Charente Region of South West France. From the ancient port of La Rochelle to the vast sea-faring estuary of the Gironde, the Atlantic coast with its sandy beaches and attractive islands provides a playground in summer with resorts to suit all ages and all tastes. The fenlands of the River Seudre are the breeding grounds of many species of waterfowl and the home of some of France's most famous oyster beds.

From its estuary at Rochefort to its source in the wooded hills beyond Angouleme, the River Charente dominates the region and offers pleasure boating, fishing, water sports or just a pleasant backdrop to this delightful area.

The area abounds in history with Roman ampitheatres, Norman churches, trails of the Christian Pilgrims and the Knights Templars, evidence of the Moorish occupation under the Ottoman Empire, the birth place of King Francois I of France in Cognac and most recently providing a final resting place to former President Mitterand in his home town of Jarnac.

Communications - Only five hours from the western Channel ports by car using either the A83 for La Rochelle and Niort or if coming from the Euro Tunnel, the A10 to Poitiers. The N10 trunk road traverses the region via Angouleme. If you prefer to use the train, you can be in Poitiers in five hours from London or Angouleme in six hours by the TGV high speed service.

Activities

All sports are available in this area. There are four golf courses in the Charente - three nine hole and one 18 hole international standard at Cognac - and three in the Charente Maritime - at Saintes, Royan and La Rochelle.

Almost every town has a football stadium and tennis courts, there are river, lake and sea sports, cycling, rambling, horse riding and racing, go-karts and moto-cross, rugby, fishing and many more.

Other leisure facilities include rambling, music concerts, cinemas, theatre, Veteran car rallies, festivals, markets and restaurants.

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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6 bedroom house for sale, Angouleme, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

6 bedroom house for sale, Angouleme, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
795,000 EUR

6 bedroom house for sale, Angouleme, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Delightful character property in an opulent Napoleon III style, which has been superbly renovated to create a comfortable home with modern amenities whilst maintaining the warmth and character of a Ni...

REF: 219675
  • Floor Size: 400 square metres
  • Plot Size: 63,720 square metres (6.37 hectares / 15.75 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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7 bedroom French chateau for sale, Chatellerault, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes

7 bedroom French chateau for sale, Chatellerault, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes
757,264 EUR

7 bedroom French chateau for sale, Chatellerault, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes

A unique opportunity to acquire a marvellous 7 bedroom 14th and 15th century listed historic Castle and a separate chapel set in over 10 acres of beautiful land, enjoying scenic countryside views in L...

REF: 224553
  • Floor Size: 610 square metres
  • Plot Size: 42,825 square metres (4.28 hectares / 10.58 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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7 bedroom manor house for sale, Cognac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

7 bedroom manor house for sale, Cognac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
742,000 EUR

7 bedroom manor house for sale, Cognac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Nestling in 5 acres of glorious land is this superb collection of a beautiful 19th century Maison de Maitre, a separate apartment, guest house, outbuildings and expansive pool, enjoying wonderful view...

REF: 229410
  • Floor Size: 411 square metres
  • Plot Size: 20,234 square metres (2.02 hectares / 5.00 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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6 bedroom manor house for sale, Thouars, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

6 bedroom manor house for sale, Thouars, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
742,000 EUR

6 bedroom manor house for sale, Thouars, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

Full of character and charm, this stunning 6 bedroom chateau style mansion, is ideally situated right in the heart of historic Thouars, on a large plot of 3,446m2 and hidden behind high walls and impr...

REF: 227573
  • Floor Size: 600 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,446 square metres (0.34 hectares / 0.85 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montguyon, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montguyon, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
689,000 EUR

11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montguyon, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

This stunning property has it all. An imposing, beautifully presented 6 bedroom Master's house, separate 1 bed apartment, 2 two bedroom gites AND an up and running retail outlet (if required) offerin...

REF: 170166
  • Floor Size: 575 square metres
  • Plot Size: 22,075 square metres (2.21 hectares / 5.45 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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8 bedroom French chateau for sale, Aubeterre sur Dronne, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

8 bedroom French chateau for sale, Aubeterre sur Dronne, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
683,000 EUR

8 bedroom French chateau for sale, Aubeterre sur Dronne, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

A pretty small chateau, with 2 separate apartments- an excellent income generating opportunity, ideal as a small wedding venue, close to the popular and highly acclaimed village of Aubeterre sur Dronn...

REF: 220918
  • Floor Size: 350 square metres
  • Plot Size: 10,010 square metres (1.00 hectares / 2.47 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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3 bedroom house for sale, Les Portes en Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

3 bedroom house for sale, Les Portes en Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re
682,500 EUR

3 bedroom house for sale, Les Portes en Re, Charente-Maritime, Ile de Re

Nicely presented 3 bedroom house in Les Portes en Re, spread over 2 floors and set in an enclosed garden. The house of about 90m2 comes with, on the ground floor - a living room of 45m2 with o...

REF: 221845
  • Floor Size: 90 square metres
  • Plot Size: 280 square metres (0.03 hectares / 0.07 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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11 bedroom manor house for sale, Saint Hilaire de Villefranche, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

11 bedroom manor house for sale, Saint Hilaire de Villefranche, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
675,600 EUR

11 bedroom manor house for sale, Saint Hilaire de Villefranche, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Full of character and charm, this beautiful manor house has the added bonus of having 5 successful holiday lets, plus a swimming pool and more than 3 hectares of land. Situated in a quiet setti...

REF: 222556
  • Floor Size: 473 square metres
  • Plot Size: 33,892 square metres (3.39 hectares / 8.38 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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6 bedroom house for sale, Angouleme, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

6 bedroom house for sale, Angouleme, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
660,000 EUR

6 bedroom house for sale, Angouleme, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Grand, spacious and bright 20th Century house, with a total living area of 400m2, set within a walled garden of 3,436m2 with a swimming pool, ideally located in a quiet setting yet just a few minutes ...

REF: 221652
  • Floor Size: 400 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,436 square metres (0.34 hectares / 0.85 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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15 bedroom house for sale, Chalais, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

15 bedroom house for sale, Chalais, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
650,000 EUR

15 bedroom house for sale, Chalais, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Excellent business opportunity situated in a pretty village, yet within easy reach to the larger towns of Chalais and Barbeziuex and close to the sought after village of Brossac with it's shops, resta...

REF: 225861
  • Floor Size: 650 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,627 square metres (0.46 hectares / 1.14 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 15
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