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Charente, France - A Place in the Sun

2020 / Charente France Danni Menzies on 15 September 2020

Charente France Danni Menzies

Danni Menzies is in the glorious countryside of the Charente in Western France, helping Larraine and Gary find their new forever home. For years they’ve both led hectic lives and with Larraine now living with a chronic health problem, the couple can’t wait to spend quality time together relaxing in the great outdoors. They’d love to find a traditional house with plenty of character for their budget of £100,000, and Danni has come up with 5 fantastic options, but will any be the property of their dreams?

Charente

What's the appeal?

Charante is situated in south western France in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It’s within easy reach of Poitiers airport and flights from the UK take around one and a half hours. The Charente River runs through the region surrounded by beautiful countryside and vineyards and the area is famous for its cognac, sweet wine and Grand Champagne, regarded as one of the best champagnes in the world. This area of France is a popular destination for expat retirees drawn to the relaxed lifestyle and the local tourist board even claim you can live ten years longer here.

Property 1

Four-bed house in Oradour-Fanais

Property 1 Four-bed house in Oradour-Fanais

The town of Oradour-Fanais is located in the department of Charente of the french region Poitou-Charentes. This first property has four bedrooms, one bathroom, a garden, garage and space to add a gite! No longer available, view more from the agent here.

Valued at £82,589 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Two-bed house in Souvigne

Property 2 Two-bed house in Souvigne

The next property is in the town of Oradour-Fanais, located in the department of Charente. This two bedroom house has a large garden with a paved area and a garage workshop. Inside is a living room with a log burner, a large kitchen diner with another log burner. Upstairs are two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. View the property here.

Valued at £82,000 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Three-bed house in Le Bouchage

Property 3 Three-bed house in Le Bouchage

For the next property we're in Le Bouchage which is a very sought after village in the North of the Charente region. It's close to the region’s medieval towns and prices here can be around 7 per cent higher than other parts of the Charente. This three-bedroom fully-renovated house has a barn and large garden. View the property here.

Valued at £110,972 at the time of filming

Property 4

Three-bed property in Couture

Property 4 Three-bed property in Couture

This beautiful stone property sits in the centre of a pretty village, not far from the larger riverside villages of Aunac and Verteuil-SurCharente, and offers great open-plan living space as well as a lovely courtyard garden too. There's also a separate gite with a living area, a bedroom and a shower room. View the property here.

Valued at £91,697 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Two-bed cottage in Courtesoupe.

Property 5 Two-bed cottage in Courtesoupe.

The last property is in the hamlet of Courtesoupe. This four-bedroom house with a separate gite has a patio area and a very large garden. Inside the house is an open plan kitchen and living area, and there's also a separate gite with two bedrooms and a bathroom - plus a barn that could be renovated. View more from the agent here.

Valued at £118,899 at the time of filming.

Hot property

Five-bed chateau in Moraira

Hot property Five-bed chateau in Moraira

A beautiful five-bed chateau with two gites, pool, two saunas, hot tub, barn, outbuildings and a lake.

Valued at £945,000 at the time of filming.