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Rural house with
4 gites in france
for sale

550,000 Euros

A private country hideaway with tremendous business potential!

This is a rural house with 4 additional independent gites, located in the southern Charente region of France on the border with the Charente-Maritime and the Dordogne. It includes 2.98 hectares of land in a secluded setting, while being less than 10 minutes from the nearest town of Chalais.

The property is approached by a private road, which curves around through a stone entrance into a large open front courtyard.

Front courtyard, looking into the walled garden

The accommodation starts with the original main house on 2 floors, where the current owner lives. This property has oil-fired central heating, double glazing and excellent insulation. There is a large kitchen with an additional wood-burning fire, and a large salon with additional wood-burning fireplace. On the ground floor there is a WC, storage room and laundry room. Upstairs there are 2 double bedrooms each with ensuite bathrooms.


Main house


  • Front Veranda
  • Kitchen/dining area full of character with a Charentaise stone fireplace & log burning stove
  • Pantry
  • WC
  • Utility Room
  • Master bedroom with en-suite shower room and dressing room
  • Attic bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Large sitting room with log burning stove and doors to private terrace and garden area
  • Oil fired central heating

There are 2  gites adjoining the main house, on ground floor level.

The smaller gite has a private paved front garden with an entry door into the kitchen. It has 2 bedrooms and one bathroom, and a large salon with log burning stove.

The larger gite has an entry into a small pantry area and into the main salon and kitchen. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with a private paved sitting area at the rear.



  • Kitchen
  • Living space with a log burning stove
  • 2 double bedrooms
  • Shower room with WC and washbasin
  • Staircase to 2 smaller rooms upstairs
  • Small private front terrace
Grapevines at entrance to Delage Gite


Delahaye Gite - Kitchen and Dining area


  • Living space with kitchen
  • Dining room
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Shower room
  • Access from living space to a private terrace
Delahaye Interior
Delahaye private patio area


This section of the property also hosts an indoor swimming pool and extensive storage areas.

Indoor pool

Next to the indoor pool, there is a walled garden/courtyard. The walled courtyard is filled with mediterranean plants, and has 3 sections. The larger section on the right is the main plant area, and the left side is divided into 2 smaller walled gardens with seating.

Entrance to walled garden
courtyard flowers by pool entrance
Inner walled garden courtyard seating area
Inner walled garden - second seating area
the mediterranean garden!

For more information or to book a viewing please see bottom of page for contact details.

Rural House with 4 gites

Across the plant-filled walled courtyard there are 2 further self-contained gites in a converted barn, on 2 levels. These have 7 bedrooms between them, with full central heating, double glazing, a new roof and good insulation.

One gite faces on to the front courtyard, but is private as it has a hedge to shield the sitting area. It has 3 bedrooms upstairs and 2 bathrooms, with a large salon and dining/kitchen area on the ground floor.

The gite behind faces onto the outdoor swimming pool, and has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. To the rear is a large paved sitting area with direct access to the pool.

These 2 gites are within an old barn, and are connected by passage ways and locking doors on both ground floor and first floor level. This means the doors can be left open for a large family or group, or kept locked for 2 separate groups of guests.


entrance hall gite 3


  • Entrance Hall (15m²) with stairs leading to first floor
  • Bathroom with WC, bath, separate shower & hand basin
  • Open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room (41m²) with log burning fire
  • Bedroom (8m²) with velux window
  • Bedroom (19 m²) with window
  • Bedroom (18m²) with velux window
  • WC with handbasin
  • Landing space with a cot
one of the bedrooms in Rosengart Gite
dining area - Rosengart
kitchen area - Rosengart



  • Kitchen/dining area with fireplace (41m²) - this room opens onto a terrace and then onto the outdoor pool area
  • Shower room suitable for wheelchair access with WC, shower & hand basin
  • Bedroom 1 (6m²) is suitable for wheelchair access
  • Bedroom 2 (16m²) with window
  • Bedroom 3 (20m²) with 2 velux windows
  • Bedroom 4 (7m²) with velux window
  • WC with hand basin
bedroom in Talbot Gite
kitchen area - Talbot
salon - Talbot


Adjoining this is a large barn, originally used for drying tobacco leaves (hence the very high roof), which is currently equipped as a motor car workshop, for the personal use of the current owner.

This space is very versatile, and could be converted for a multitude of uses, such as yoga studio, art studio, gymnasium, or even a restaurant!

You can see the large barn to the left in the photo below with entrance to Gite 3 under the fig tree.

barn entrance to left


At the rear of the property, there is an outdoor swimming pool (12 x 6 metres) with a poolside bar area and a large paved surround, providing ample seating area around the pool itself.

Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool with pool bar to the left, Rosengart & Talbot Gites and large barn behind

The outdoor pool looks over a large meadow, which would be suitable for horses. Wild deer are frequent visitors to the lower meadow, visible from the poolside bar in the evening.

poolside bar area
part of the meadow to the rear of the property that can be seen from the pool

There are many fruit trees on the property, such as apple, plum, fig, elderberry, as well as blackberry bushes.

The upper meadow at the front of the property

The entire property serves as a home for the current owner, as well as previously being run as holiday accommodation in July and August, with emphasis on classic car enthusiasts. The wide range of accommodation available provides huge potential for long-term lettings all year as well as short-term holiday lettings over summer.  It would be great for hosting retreats and other events!

Watch the sunset from the pool bar with a glass of Pineau de Charentes!

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this rural house hideaway in the sunny southern Charente, with excellent income potential if desired!

View from walled garden to pool area

For more information or to book a viewing please contact Mogsy Ford on mobile number 00 44 7971590204 or email

Alternatively use the contact me page HERE

sunflowers in the Charente area


The property has previously been used for Classic Car Holidays
Entering the complex via a private driveway
Shiny tractor! Time to cut the grass!
Another view of the outdoor pool
Beautiful garden beds throughout the property
The Neighbours!
Plum trees around the main house
Beautiful shrubs around the pool area

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