8 Bed Chateaux for sale

Ruffec, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France



Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 5


  • Bread Oven
  • Cave
  • Central heating
  • Garage
  • Garden
  • Internet connection
  • Landscaping

Full Description

This stunning stone property was rebuilt in the XVIII century on the footprint of the former Chateau of the Comte de Montalembert which dated back to the II century. The foundations of the old chateau with its vaulted cellars and old water well is a proof of its past. The church of the village was part of the Chateau originally and was used as a chapel. A superb historical property with potential to extend the existing living space.

Ground Floor:

Large Entrance Hall (20 m2), majestic double sweeping staircase in oak, access to vaulted cellar, stone floor, access to front and rear of Chateau

Lounge (40 m2), two windows, open fire place, two doors to corridor, wooden floor


Kitchen (19 m2), door to courtyard, window, open fireplace, tiled floor, lounge area (9 m2)


Boiler Room with wood burner central heating

2nd Lounge (40 m2), wooden floor, open fire place, two windows looking over garden, door to small lounge

Small Lounge (16 m2), wooden floor, open fireplace, french windows to garden

Dining Room (20 m2), concrete floor, large open fireplace with wood burner, french windows to courtyard, exposed beams

Kitchen (20 m2), fitted kitchen with steel worktop leading to an outbuilding of (26 m2) with bread oven

First Floor:

Bedroom 1 (18.5 m2), wooden floor, window

Bathroom (7.5 m2), small window, shower, bathtub, sink, tiled floor and walls

Bedroom 2 (9 m2), window, wooden floor

Corridor, wooden floor

Bedroom 3 (24 m2), window, marble fireplace, wooden floor

Bedroom 4 (17 m2), window, marble fireplace, wooden floor, shower room ensuite with WC, shower and sink

Corridor, wooden floor, window overlooking courtyard

Bedroom 5 (17 m2), wooden floor, window, ensuite shower room with window, sink, shower, wc

Bedroom 6 (20 m2), open fireplace, oak wooden floor, window

Corridor, window, terracotta floor

Bedroom 7 (8.5 m2), wooden floor, window

Bedroom 8 (15 m2), wooden floor, window, marble fireplace, ensuite bathroom with bathtub, wc, sink

Shower Room (7 m2), wc, sink, shower, tiled floor

Attic over (which can be converted if necessary)


Grounds of 7000 m2 with the possibility to buy a further two hectares if required

Open barn (21 m2) Barn (12 m2)

Work sheds of 14 m2, 9 m2 x 2 and 7 m2

Small guests house to renovate comprising of two rooms, a mezzanine and a shower room

No of Rooms: 14
No of Bedrooms: 8
No of Bathrooms: 2
No of Shower rooms: 3
No of Floors: 2
No of Toilets: 1
Habitable Area m2: 300 m2
Size of Plot: 7,000 m2
Living Room Size: 40 m2
Orientation: South
Windows: Single glazed
Fireplace: Yes
Attic: Yes
Garage: Yes
Garage Size: 3
Central Heating: Yes
Type of Heating: Wood
Distance to Train Station: 10 km
Distance to Schools: 5 km
Distance to Airport: 55 km
Distance to Commerce: 5 km
Type of Sanitation: Septic Tank
Location: Village
Broadband Internet: Yes
Outbuildings: Yes

The department of Charente is located in the centre-west of France and is part of the Poitou-Charentes region along with Deux Sevres, Charente Maritime and the Vienne department.

Its name as is often the case comes from the river Charente which snakes through the department. Two local dialects are spoken in the area, Saintongeais in the west and Occitan to the east.

Charente is a thriving department for several reasons, Cognac production is one of the most interesting and profitable industries, the export level of approx. 95% is a success, the consumption in France being only 5% (some say they keep the best 5% in France!).

The department has many typical towns, Angouleme in the south east for example hosts an international festival that attracts hundreds of visitors and is not to be missed.

The region is popular with hikers, bikers and nature lovers who like to discover the woodlands, lakes and streams that are part of this amazing landscape.

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