character houses for sale near chauvigny in france

A 19th century house awaiting renovation, with an unoverlooked garden,
in a village bordering the river Gartempe in the Poitou region
Poitiers, VIENNE poitou-charentes 86000 FR


Set between one of France’s most beautiful villages, Angles-sur-l’Anglin, and Saint-Savin abbey, classified as a World Heritage site by Unesco, just 10 minutes from the medieval village of Chauvigny with its shops and amenities. The spa resort of La-Roche-Posay and its golf course are 20 minutes away. Tourists are greatly attracted to Gartempe Valley because of its wealth of natural resources and its wide range of heritage.
30 minutes from Châtellerault and its TGV train station and 40 minutes from Poitiers, also with a TGV train station, providing 2½ hour links to Charles-de-Gaulle airport. The fast train line provides links to Paris taking 1½ hours (some trains only take 70 minutes) and 1-hour links to Bordeaux. Poitiers airport has national and international flights.


Solid, wooden gates open into a little courtyard, covered with gravel. The house’s main facade faces south and the outbuilding stands opposite. A grassy section takes over, beyond the buildings, and there are no nuisances. This house, spanning two levels under an attic floor, features five windows on the facade and three mansard-style roof dormers level with the attic space. A chimney stack, on each of the gables, enhances the building’s symmetry. The roof is covered with slate. The garden is enclosed by walls.

The house

Outside, rendering covers the main sections with exposed quarry stone blocks forming the quoins. The overall appearance is extremely classical and, therefore, both the house and its setting are of good proportions.

Ground floor
The entrance hall provides access to a lounge, with a stone fireplace, a dining room as well as access to the first floor and to the cellar. Adjoining the lounge is a kitchen, followed by a toilet and, adjoining the dining room, a bathroom. This level features three types of floor coverings: parquet flooring laid in two different patterns and tiles. The ceiling goes up to a height of 2.70 m.
First floor
A wooden stairway goes up to two bedrooms and their water supply point. One of the two bedrooms still has its original fireplace. A third, smaller bedroom, takes up the space between the two large bedrooms. There is wooden flooring throughout.
The attic space is reached via the wooden stairway. It spans a floor surface area that could easily be converted with three mansard-style roof dormers that let in copious amounts of light.
A stone stairway goes down to a first, blind room and a second, aired via a basement window.

The outbuilding

Constructed facing the main house, this outbuilding can easily take three vehicles. The 7 m high ceiling makes the building even more spacious. It includes two small rooms which have been laid out with direct access from the garden.

Our opinion

This property is steeped in balance, that of the link between the outside and the inside. Simplicity is the order of the day and everything is harmonious. The size of the buildings is perfectly suited to the amount of space. The elegant symmetry of the facade gives a rather stately touch to the architecture, heritage of the 17th century’s classicism. The various materials used in keeping with the eras are always perfectly in harmony with one another, thus forming a coherent property where visitors immediately feel at ease.
It is furthermore a very central part of France, with unusually good means of communication, which will appeal equally to those seeking a permanent residence and those wanting a holiday home of good standing, without it being pretentious.

170 000 €
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Reference 530354

Land registry surface area 992 m2
Main building surface area 200 m2
Outbuilding surface area 100 m2

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Jérôme Broun       +33 1 42 84 80 85



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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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