Search a charming range of property for sale in Charente, a green and sunny department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine — world-famous for cognac. If you love the luscious French countryside, these homes and houses are for you, including property for sale in the Charente Dordogne border.
Ruffec, Charente, France, 16700
Set in a village just 10 minutes from the market town of Ruffec with its shops, restaurants and other amenities, this wonderful property offers it all - a characterful and well equipped main house, a separate 'chambre d'amis' (easily transformable in...
Verteuil-sur-Charente, Charente, France, 16510
This beautiful 4-bedroom village property has been fully renovated. It's situated in one Verteuil, one of the most beautiful villages in the Charente and has shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance. There's a pretty courtyard to the back....
Mareuil, Charente, France, 16170
Originally built for the local notaire, this fine example of a Charentaise village house is in a region known for its cognac and chocolates. The area is filled with villages, farms and churches, not to mention vineyards....
Montemboeuf, France, 16310
Situated close to the Prèze golf course and lakes, just a few minutes from the centre of the village of Montembœuf with its shops, nestles this group of stone buildings comprising a farmhouse - the main dwelling of 300 m (3,229 sq ft), a small house...
Hiesse, France, 16490
Discover this architect-built house in the Charente countryside, close to the pretty village of Hiesse and the historic town of Confolens. Set in beautiful grounds with a vegetable garden and henhouse, the house offers a large living room with a f...
Champniers, France, 86400
EXCLUSIVE TO BEAUX VILLAGES! This pretty three bedroom cottage is now looking for a new owner having been with its present owners for 16 years. The first area to catch your eye is the courtyard garden with its many easily maintained plants, a re...
Jarnac, France, 16200
In a small village, this single-storey property has a large garden and is in a quiet location. The front door opens into a large conservatory, glazed on three sides - this opens to the main living room which is divided into a kitchen area and sepa...
Courcôme, France, 16240
Charming stone house in Courcôme, just 5 minutes from Ruffec and all its amenities. Situated in a small, peaceful hamlet, this house is surrounded by organically farmed fields, providing a healthy, natural environment. The main house comprises, on...
Montbron, Poitou-Charentes, France, 16220
EXCLUSIVE TO BEAUX VILLAGES! Beautiful detached stone built farmhouse, situated at the end of a no through road, on the edge of a small hamlet just 5kms from the town of Montbron. This 3 bedroomed, 3 bathroom, property offers breathtaking views over ...
Verteuil-sur-Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France, 16510
EXCLUSIVE TO BEAUX VILLAGES! Situated in the picturesque village of Verteuil Sur Charente, overlooked by its castle and bordered by 'La Charente' with its shops, bars, restaurants and schools, this 3 bedroomed bungalow is in very good condition. Th...
Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, Poitou-Charentes, France, 16300
Single-storey detached house offering spacious, light accommodation, 3 bedrooms including a master suite. Large living room with open-plan kitchen. Built on land with partial planning permission.
Taizé-Aizie, Poitou-Charentes, France, 16700
EXCLUSIVE TO BEAUXVILLAGES! This stunning semi-detached stone property boasts the option of three separate accommodations (subject to necessary permissions). Located in the village of Taizé-Aizie, the property is conveniently situated within walking ...
Saint-Même-les-Carrières, Poitou-Charentes, France, 16720
EXCLUSIVE TO BEAUX VILLAGES! This spacious town house is set in the heart of a thriving Charentaise village, with bakery, bar and school, and is just a short distance from the historic riverside towns of Jarnac and Cognac. A magnificent, gated arc...
Confolens, Poitou-Charentes, France, 16500
EXCLUSIVE TO BEAUX VILLAGES! Charming detached property located in a pleasant hamlet only 6kms away from a thriving riverside village on the Vienne river. Another 4 kilometres on you will find the historic medival town of Confolens. This very at...
Cognac, Poitou-Charentes, France, 16100
EXCLUSIVE TO BEAUX VILLAGES! This is a truly stunning, fully renovated Manor house boasting 6 bedrooms all with en-suites, fabulous in ground pool with covered barbeque area and shower block, full size tennis court and a delightful log cabin used as...
Jarnac, Poitou-Charentes, France, 16200
South-facing home ideal for a family centrally located in Jarnac with nice views of the neighbourhood and their gardens. It has a very private feel to it. Very quite street is invisible due to an adjoining stone wall and a large sliding gate. Wi...
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Poitou-Charentes, France, 16390
Ideally located this stone property is in need of renovation. On the ground floor are 5 spacious rooms and wc. On the 1st floor are 2 bedrooms, a shower room and wc. There are a cellar and barn along with a small garden. All amenities within walkin...
Blanzac Porcheresse, Poitou-Charentes, France, 16250
EXCLUSIVE TO BEAUX VILLAGES! We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning 4 bed/3 bath detached Charentaise stone cottage, immaculately presented and boasting newly constructed in ground pool and amazing countryside views. Situated on a hill...
Salles-de-Villefagnan, Poitou-Charentes, France, 16700
EXCLUSIVE TO BEAUX VILLAGES! A sweeping tree lined drive leads you past the newly installed, pristine pool and terrace, to this elegantly renovated, light and airy village home. Situated facing the church, on the edge of a picturesque village with ne...
Charente is a department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, named after the winding Charente River.
The Charente is home to 350,000 people, with over 40,000 of residents living in its prefecture, Angoulême, which overlooks the river. It’s the fourth most popular department among British buyers too, who are attracted to Charente for its warm air, picturesque landscapes, sandy coast and up-and-coming wine region.
The Charente is north of Bordeaux and south of Nantes. It’s a popular alternative to the verdant Dordogne as both regions have lots of rolling hills, authentic French villages, and offer variety when it comes to properties.
Charente enjoys a pleasant climate, with mild winters and relatively warm summers. La Rochelle enjoys 2250 hours of sunshine, second only to the French Riviera. Snowfall is rare in winter and the summer-to-autumn transition is said to be when the department is at its best. Expect a gentle breeze from the coast and regular sun.
The Charente coastline is populated with many beaches and ports. La Rochelle offers a refreshing mix of Renaissance-inspired architecture and small-town charm. The islands Noirmoutier, Ré and Île d’Aix offer an escape from inland life, where long beaches surround the town and tranquillity is the norm.
Over half of the Charente’s economy is generated by exports of Cognac, a small town that gives its name to the popular brandy from which it is the epicentre of local brandy production. It’s a unique spirit that’s double-distilled onsite in Cognac, the Charentais, an area immediately north of Bordeaux.
The Bordeaux wine region surrounds the region of Poitou-Charentes in a large semicircle, making it easy to fetch local wines, wherever you are. The Poitou-Charentes coastline is delightful year-round. There you’ll find both flashy restaurants designed to entice tourists and local favourites, where seafood is often a speciality.
Properties in the Charente are well priced and affordable for those looking for an authentic life in France. Whether you’re after a farmhouse on the outskirts near a popular vineyard, a typical Charente house in an old village or perhaps an apartment in a bustling city like Angoulême – there’s something for every taste in the Charente.
Property prices in the Charente are typical of France. Prices are cheaper than Paris, the south coast and the riviera, and similar to the Dordogne and northern regions.
At France Property Guides, we also have homes closer to the coast in the Charente-Maritime for you to browse if you prefer to live by the sea.
Our expert guides can lead you through financing your purchase of Charente property and buying homes in France, as well as give you tips for living there once you've moved. Our property market news can keep you on top of the latest developments and legislation too, so search houses for sale in Charente and start your journey abroad today.