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Unique Gite / Income Property! Low Maintenance Lifestyle / Maison Secondaire / Lock & Leave Property

3 Beds
4 Baths
Habitable Size: 150 m²
Land Size: 212 m²

The front terrace is a fab. entertainment and relaxation space.

Comfy furnishings.

New induction cooktop with extractor fan above.

Light and bright. Island helps for a couple of cooks in the kitchen

Green bedroom with two singles.

Jarnac on the Charente River

View from upstairs bedroom

Beautiful town houses along the main route through town

Mérignac, 16200

Les Vignes. 4-Star Meublé de Tourisme property

Before the deck chairs and parasols go out for the day, the house is opened to the fresh air.

The Property is perfect for entertaining in privacy and security.

Just two blocks from Centre Ville and 10 mins walking to all commodities

The front terrace is a fab. entertainment and relaxation space.

Front entry by invitation only. An intercom at the front gate can be answered up and down stairs.

Covered dining outside

Covered outdoor eating and into the garage

Kitchen window opens under cover

You can spend all day out here.

Various sun shades help if that is necessary.

Keeping the chef company

A new Plancha BBQ is great for any meal! Breakfast eggs/fry bread, anyone?

Sun sail for summer shade

Office windows and living room doors open to the terrace.

Access to the house is so easy

Privacy and security is assured.

You can move with the sun, anywhere on the terrace

Enter the kitchen/Dining

Seating 6, the oak table is so convenient in this space.


Entry and windows. Copper pots are decorative.

All modern appliances

Country-style kitchen

Gorgeous mirrors, and eclectic décor

Glass topped table

Central heating plus pellet fire for cozy winters.

Living Room


Desk and shelving

Mirror reflecting light

Sunshine in the window

Double bed.

Entry from the office into bedroom downstairs

Door opens onto the terrace from the downstairs bedroom

Large sink on vanity

Italian shower downstairs

Vanity, WC and laundry

All laundry equipt.

Going upstairs

Landing with bookshelves et al

Upstairs hallway

Red bedroom

Red bedroom

red bedroom

Decorative niche in upstairs hallway

Upstairs bathroom

Window opens with view to church

The last room at the end of the hallway.

Kayak rentals in most towns along the Charente River

Stairs to the Mezzanine.

Fuel tank on the right, orange boiler unit in the garage

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Region: Poitou-Charentes Department: Charente (16) Commune: Mérignac (16200)

For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

For Sale Privately Private Owner
Currency Conversion provided by French Property Currency powered by A Place in the Sun Currency, regulated in the UK (FCA firm reference 504353)
€235,000 is approximately:
British Pounds: £199,750
US Dollars: $251,450
Canadian Dollars: C$345,450
Australian Dollars: A$387,750
Please note that these conversions are approximate and for guidance only and do not constitute sale prices. To find out more about currency exchange, please visit our Currency Exchange Guide.
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Key Info

  • Type: Residential (Town House, Village House, Charentaise House, House), Business (Gîte), Investment Property, Maison Ancienne
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bath/ Shower Rooms: 4
  • Habitable Size: 150 m²
  • Land Size: 212 m²


  • Fabulous Charente Location nr Jarnac/Cognac/Angouleme
  • Garage with electric door and Mezzanine
  • Covered outdoor dining/terrace space
  • Enclosed, secure terrace/courtyard
  • Currently 4-Star Furnished Holiday Home.


  • Bed & Breakfast Potential
  • Central Heating
  • Character / Period Features
  • Courtyard
  • Covered Terrace(s)
  • Double Glazing
  • Driveway
  • Fibre Internet
  • Fireplace / Stove
  • Furnished / Part Furnished
  • Garage(s)
  • Garden(s)
  • Mains Drainage
  • Mains Electricity
  • Mains Water
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Renovated / Restored
  • Rental / Gîte Potential
  • Revenue Generating
  • Stone
  • Terrace(s) / Patio(s)
  • Well
  • Woodburner Stove(s)
  • Workshop

Property Description

• Located in small town with amenities in the Jarnac/Cognac Area. 16200
• 1.2km from Hwy N141, mid-way between Angouleme and Cognac in the south Charente.
• 150m2 house + 50m2 Terrace (No other land/garden)
• 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom + Office
• Turn-key Property.
• Ground floor Kitchen/Dining/Living/Office
• Ground floor double bedroom opening onto the terrace
• Ground floor Italian shower room/bathroom with laundry
• Upstairs - One double bedroom with huge storage and one Twin bedroom (2 single beds). Large family-style bathroom with vanity, WC, large tub and shower.
• Double paned windows and doors.
• Town Water supply and sewerage.
• Fuel oil central heating and Pellet fire for winter.
• Stays cool in summer and warm in winter.

7kms to Jarnac,
10 mins to River beaches/Kayak rentals/Gabare Cruises on the Charente River
10 mins to 7-day open restaurants and supermarkets
35 mins to Antilles de Jonzac Water Park/Spa/Thermes - Jonzac
60 mins to Royan Plage/Atlantic Coast beaches.

1.2kms from N141.
25kms to Centre-Ville, Angouleme (TGV)
23kms to Centre Ville, Cognac
90 mins to Bordeaux and La Rochelle Airports
Regional trains 10 mins at Jarnac, and 35 mins to Saintes and Cognac.

Enter 'Les Vignes' through the solid front door into the Dining space with solid French Oak dresser and Dining table for 6. Chairs are upholstered with removable/washable covers. This space leads into the kitchen where there is an Ikea kitchen Island with shelves and drawers containing all necessities for cooking and preparing meals.
Kitchen is French-Country style with American Fridge/Freezer, full sized oven, modern microwave, coffee machine, Bosch Dishwasher, and porcelain sink with drainer. Original artworks and mirror. Tall pie safe filled with dishes and crockery.
All cleaning gear is contained under the sink, and brooms/mops et all hang on the side of the Tall dresser. Cookbooks sit on the shelf above the fridge.
Copper pots and pans sit on top of the upper cabinets, and hang on the pot hanger above the island. These are decorative items only.
Windows open to the front covered terrace
One step up into the Living Room. A spare chair on your right, an antique bench with sculpture below a statement Antique Mirror, and opposite a 3-seater cream coloured fabric sofa. A cream coloured floor rug with beautiful inlaid wood coffee table. Two comfy orange fabric chairs with down filled cushions and another blue/green fabric occasional chair complete the seating.
A round, solid wood side table in the corner beside the large Charentaise Stone fire place with Pellet Fire and original to the house niche containing the modern electronics.
A TV on a swivel is on the wall above a delicate dresser containing the remote.
Light curtains cover the double doors leading to the terrace.
A long glass topped metal Sofa table sits against the wall under the stairs, with various decorative items on it. Three black framed photographs of yester-year France hang on the wall above the table.
Two metal radiators sit on each end of the table.
A modern vacuum is contained in a cupboard under the stairs.
Move into the dedicated office which can be closed entirely.
A leather wing chair sits beside a round, solid wooden table with a reading lamp on it.
The Office desk is typical, with drawers and filing drawers. There is a lamp on the desk. Plenty of shelves and a cupboard for storage.
A cream floor rug on the tile floors.
large windows open for light and ventilation.
A beautiful oval mirror reflects the light and completes the room.
To the right off the office is the downstairs bathroom. An Italian Shower is one step up, along with a wooden vanity with large sink. A WC in the corner and a Laundry machine in a niche under the hot water tank, behind a curtain, contains everything necessary for laundry. A Dryer is in the garage.
A full-length mirror on the back of the bathroom door hangs below clothes hooks.
Also off the Office and one step down, is the downstairs double bedroom. Two metal side tables with modern lamps, artwork, book shelves and large white dresser and closet are the furniture. A side chair also sits below a window . There is a door opening to the terrace. A fan and independent Clothes Tree sit beside the central heating radiator.
And ornamental Bird Cage sits atop the free standing closet.
Climbing the stairs you will find two large book shelves containing more than 100 DVDs and novels and coffee table books in both French and English.
A small Chinese Cabinet with a lamp on the top sits here.
Moving down the corridor with large opening windows and curtains, we come to the Red Bedroom, first left.
Two opening French doors with Roman Blinds open into this large double room with plenty of storage surrounding the bed. A built-in desk with chair and two hanging closets are part of the ensemble.
An occasional chair and fan are also part of the furniture. A radiator is on the wall just inside the door.
The large Family-style bathroom contains a modern vanity, WC in a niche next to the large shower, and opposite the large soaking tub. A hand held shower is above the tub. There is a Towel Warmer and small dresser also.
The last room on this floor is the Green bedroom. Here you find two single beds, an occasional chair and fan, two bedside tables with lamps and large solid wood closet with drawers underneath.
Large windows with curtains open to view the roof tops and 12thC church.

The Garage is entered from the terrace through double glazed (obscure glass) French doors, or the electric operated door.
There are solid wood stairs to the large mezzanine with skylight. Approx. 20m2, this space would be appropriate for hobbies/workshop or if enclosed and with permit, could be used as another bedroom/sleeping space. It is used currently for storage.
There is a 2000+ltr Diesel fuel tank under the stairs/Mez. and the Boiler is against the back wall. There is plenty of space in the garage for one car, many bikes, other outdoor equipt. and storage of outdoor table et al out of season. Trash bin is kept here. A hot water tank for the kitchen and upstairs bathroom is on the wall here.

Unlock the main gates of Les Vignes and open the left side inwards, and slide the right hand gate to the right along the tracks. The tiled terrace is expansive and gives plenty of space for multiple activities, and it would be possible to have plenty of plants in this lovely space.
The covered dining space could also be used for a spa pool if desired as there is an outdoor power point.

Additional Details
As this is currently a Maison Secondaire/Gite, Taxe Fonciere and Taxe d'Habitation are paid on this property. Approx.1,000 eur.
As the property is not occupied full time, Water and Electricity charges vary. Energy Rating is E.
All Diagnostics are current.
Would prefer to sell turn-key, but would consider without furnishings.

Revenue Generation
Due to three Covid years, revenue is inconsistent.

Energy Consumption Energy Consumption (DPE)
Co2 Emissions CO2 Emissions (GES)
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Excluding Notaires Fees. Cash or Buyers with pre-approved financing only.
Currency Conversion provided by French Property Currency powered by A Place in the Sun Currency, regulated in the UK (FCA firm reference 504353)
€235,000 is approximately:
British Pounds: £199,750
US Dollars: $251,450
Canadian Dollars: C$345,450
Australian Dollars: A$387,750
Please note that these conversions are approximate and for guidance only and do not constitute sale prices. To find out more about currency exchange, please visit our Currency Exchange Guide.

Location Information

Charente (16), Poitou-Charentes
Region: Poitou-Charentes Department: Charente (16) Commune: Mérignac (16200) View Large Map

For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

For Sale Privately Private Owner

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