A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun - Charente, France

2015 / Episode 11 on 18 September 2015

Episode 11

Francophiles Madeline and Andy Morton from Portsmouth are looking for a holiday home they can fly or drive to in the beautiful rural landscapes of the Charente region in West-Central France. With cash savings of £45,000, they’re hoping for a traditional 2-bedroom home with charm and character. Scarlette Douglas shows them five properties, hoping that one will be their dream house.

Property 1:

One bed house in Agris

A single storey stone cottage in need of renovation. This character-full cottage has a workshop, garden and outbuildings that could be converted into additional living spaces. On the market with Tours de Clefs Immobilier (www.tourdeclefs.fr) for €59,000.

Property 2:

Four bed terraced town house in Brillac

A well-presented traditional style terraced townhouse with a garden and covered patio area with views over the surrounding valleys. The house also has a storeroom, attic and garage, as well as adjoining land. Being marketed by Sovimo Immobilier (www.immobiliersovimo.com/en/) for €54,800.

Property 3:

Three bed town house in Confolens

Located on the edge of the town, with views over the river, this large house has two reception rooms, storeroom, cellar, attic and separate garage. Outside there's a small garden with courtyard area. Priced at €68,000 with Sovimo Immobilier (www.immobiliersovimo.com/en/).

Property 4:

Three bed town house in Confolens

Located on the edge of the town, with views over the river, this large house has two reception rooms, storeroom, cellar, attic and separate garage. Outside there's a small garden with courtyard area. Priced at €68,000 with Sovimo Immobilier (www.immobiliersovimo.com/en/).

Property 5:

Three bed village house in Brigueuil

Set back from the road in a quiet position, this three bed house needs updating and there's potential to build an annexe. Outside there's a garden and garage. Leggett Immobilier (www.frenchestateagents.com) are the estate agents and the price is €77,000.