The little town grew up over the years around a Benedictine abbey founded in the 5th century. The buildings, reconstructed in the 17th century, then became barracks, followed by the site of a prestigious school. The Wars of Religion and the more or less successful restoration works provided an eventful past for the church which remains an outstanding Romanesque and, above all, Gothic edifice. The banks of the river crossing the town form a delightful backdrop.
The town has all shops and amenities, including a hospital. A TGV train station provides 110-minute links to Paris. Slip roads on and off of the A10 motorway are 10 km away. The Atlantic Ocean, La-Rochelle and its airport, with flights to 3 English towns, Dublin, Brussels and Porto, are just a 75-minute drive away. It takes 45 minutes to reach Poitiers, with its international flights to London, Edinburgh, Milan and Venice.
The large, luxurious home
Its main facade is partially hidden behind a high wall which features two sections of metal railings, flanked by pilasters and concealed by laurel trees. Five steps lead up to double wooden gates with a moulded architrave. Cars enter the courtyard by passing under the terrace of the aedicula. The attic windows are smaller than those on the first two levels. The L-shaped garden courtyard is narrower by the main facade and perpendicularly wider as well as shorter; this side features exposed quarry stone blocks and the old archways set in the masonry bear witness to the age of the residence.
The abbey is not the small town’s only architectural treasure as medieval buildings and mansion houses dating from the Renaissance era abound in the long streets of its historic centre. To the pleasant way of life can be added the proximity of natural sites that are well worthy of their reputation such as the Poitevin marshland, as well as some of France’s most beautiful large towns including La-Rochelle and Poitiers. The Atlantic coast features numerous bays and offshore islands. Near to all of the above as well as benefiting from the dynamism of the small town, this discreetly elegant, comfortable home is in the town centre and yet private at the same time. A family can but settle in happily here. It will also appeal to those seeking to work from home, courtesy of its second entrance.
280 000 €
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Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros 5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros 6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros 7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros 9% TTC*
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Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros 30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
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Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
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|Land registry surface area||630 m2|
|Main building surface area||335 m2|
Jean-Pascal Guiot       +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.