Stone cottage, adjoining barn conversion, and fabulous lake. Quiet countryside location. - Chalais

Old style french property - Chalais - Ref.:703787

Stone cottage, adjoining barn conversion, and fabulous lake. Quiet countryside location.

Peacefully set in the heart of the beautiful South Charente, private without being isolated, this appealing property comprises a carefully-renovated cottage and an adjoining barn conversion overlooking a fabulous 1-acre lake in almost 7 acres of mature grounds.A real haven for wildlife, it is a paradise for nature-lovers.

In the care of the same owners for the last 25 years, the whole property offers comfortable accommodation, with neutral decoration to complement the character of the exposed beams and stone. The stone cottage offers three double bedrooms and three bathrooms, including one of each on the ground floor. In the attached barn conversion, which has its own separate entrance,there are a further two bedrooms and a bathroom. Throughout the property, theliving spaces are very bright, and invite the landscape in through glazed double doors. The largepaved terrace to the barn conversion is south-facing and enjoys a fantastic outlook over the lake and the surrounding woodland. Whether it be leaping fish, singing frogs, nesting birds or grazing deer, the wildlife is omnipresent.What an idyllic setting for lazy afternoons or long summer evenings on the terrace!

Versatile, this property can be used as amainresidence plus guest house or gîte, or the two parts can be linked up to make one larger house. The countryside around is very beautiful, and is easily accessible for walking or cycling along country tracks. Just one km away is a pretty little village where ancient houses cluster around the Gallo-Roman church. Less than 5 minutes in the car will take you to Chalais, a traditional market town offeringa good range of shops, schools and services, and a railway halt on the Bordeaux-Angoulême line, for connections to the TGV to Paris and Lille.

Price  agency fees INCLUDED : 350.000 €

Price agency fees EXCLUDED : 330.188 €

Agency fees of 6.00% , all tax included, to be paid by the buyer


  • 6 Rooms
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Usable area: 174 sqm;
  • Living space: 26 sqm;
  • Terrace: 20 sqm;
  • Land: 27520 sqm;
  • Property tax: 1.118 €

Detailed information

Ground floor :

Entrance hall / lobby, leading to the dining hall through a pair of glazed doors.

Cloakroom with WC and handwash basin. Very spacious.

Living Room of about 26m², featuring two glazed double doors to the garden. Godin gas-fired 'wood-burner'.

Dining Room / entrance hall, about 13m². Stairs rise from here to the first floor, and a separate wide flight of 4 steps lead up to the living room.

Kitchen featuring a good range of white units.

Bedroom down a couple of steps from the living room is this suite comprising double bedroom, inner hallway with cloaks storage, and shower room. The bedroom opens on to a private patio and gardens.

Shower Room : adjacent to the bedroom. With shower, WC, wash-hand basin.

First floor :


Bedroom : 13m²

Bedroom with ensuite shower : 14m²

Bathroom : bath with shower over, WC, washhand basin.

Energy Efficiency Ratings :

Consommation énergétique (en énergie primaire):

Emission de gaz à effet de serre:

DPE vierge

Other equipment :

Double Glazing throughout the barn apartment. Most of the main house still has its original wooden single-glazed windows and shutters.

Wood burning stove : actually fuelled by gas!

Gite / guest house :

Existing Gîte / Guest house

General description A split-level, single-storey, two-bed barn conversion.

Living Room / dining room / kitchen, about 31m², open plan in an L-shape. Two pairs of glazed doors open on to the large lakeside terrace.

2 Bedrooms including one good double and one smaller room currently used as a study.

Bathroom : bath with shower over, WC, hand-wash basin.

Separate WC : a 'gardener's cloakroom' and bootroom accessed from the kitchen.

Other rooms :

Garage which houses the oil tank and the boiler.

Outbuildings :

Outbuildings : two storage units with up-and-over doors, and hidden in the grounds, a range of former piggeries requiring renovation.

Land :

Entrance gate

Enclosed : partly, with many mature trees and shrubs acting as a boundary.

Mature, with trees and shrubs

Wooded : partly. A long stretch of native woodland waits to be explored!

Water features :

Lake : covering more than 1 acre. Fed by a stream and surrounded by trees and shrubs.

Views :

Countryside View

Drainage :

Septic Tank - all waste water.

Shops :

Local shops < 5 min : shops in Brossac, restaurant in Bardenac

Main shops & services < 5 min : Chalais 5 minutes, for all services including schools and railway station.

Main shops & services >10 min : Angoulême 45 minutes, Bordeaux 75 minutes.

Nearest Train station (Dept.) :

Chalais (16) : for trains on the Angoulême-Bordeaux line.

Nearest TGV station (Dept.) :

Angoulême (16) : Paris in less than two hours

Airports :



La Rochelle



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