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Brie sous Archiac, Charente-Maritime
€199 500

  • South aspect
    South aspect
  • Entrance/reception room
    Entrance/reception room
  • Bedroom 1
    Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 3
  • S.E. - Terrace, spa and balcony
    S.E. - Terrace, spa and balcony
  • The kitchen-diner
    The kitchen-diner
  • The salon
    The salon
  • West aspect
    West aspect
  • East aspect
    East aspect
  • The front terrace
    The front terrace
  • The rear garden and terrace
    The rear garden and terrace
  • The balcony with view towards woods and truffle or
    The balcony with view towards woods and truffle or
  • South-east terrace
    South-east terrace
  • Garden from balcony
    Garden from balcony
  • Salon looking towards the staircase
    Salon looking towards the staircase
  • Kitchen-diner
  • The garden facing the house
    The garden facing the house
  • The garden facing south
    The garden facing south
  • Bathroom
  • Light and very spacious detached house
  • South facing with good views
  • Totally renovated and refurbished
  • Manageable garden with 3 terraces
  • Ideal permanent or holiday home
  • DPE = 180 [D] GES = 5 [A]

A beautiful, stone-built, 170m2 "maison charentaise" dating from the early 20th century which has been very sympathetically renovated to provide spacious and light-filled rooms (unlike many French properties!). The property is fully south-facing, overlooking the open countryside and a local forest, in a small hamlet a short distance by car to a Carrefour Contact supermarket and an ultra modern medical centre. The road leading to the house, Le Chemin De L'alambic, is a cul-de-sac and is at the rear of the property. Larger towns with full facilities are 15kms in either direction.

Initially this house was our holiday home, but since 2001 we have expanded its living space by 200% and it benefits from a modern electrical installation, plumbing and, of course, insulation. The house is south facing and the pretty garden is a very manageable size laid to lawn with fruit trees and two very large terraces in wood.


Our hamlet and nearest village - Le Maine au Bois and Brie sous Archiac - are in the "Petite Champagne" and the countryside is predominantly covered by family owned vineyards and arable fields. It is calm, peaceful and the pace of life is slow! Apart from viticulture and agriculture there is no industry. The roads are excellent but traffic is minimal. The 2 nearest towns are lively Jonzac and sleepy Barbezieux, both 15kms in different directions. Cognac and Saintes are within 30 minutes drive each. We sometimes complain the birds are a bit noisy!!


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19' 8'' x 8' 10'' (6m x 2.7m)

With Charente fireplace and “Jotul” wood-burning stove, tiled floor. Archway through to:

Living room

20' 0'' x 19' 8'' (6.1m x 6m)

Light and spacious, three double windows and with a custom built pine staircase, width 1 metre, leading upstairs. (Ideal when moving furniture!). Tiled floor.

Kitchen/dining room

10' 10'' x 17' 1'' (3.3m x 5.2m)

Fully equipped with modern floor and eye level cupboards, an electric AGA cooker (separate sale item), double LPG gas hob, premium Silestone Platinum work surfaces with integrated double sinks, dish washer, parquet flooring. Quadruple width window

Laundry room

3' 8'' x 8' 10'' (1.12m x 2.7m)

Washing machine and dryer, cupboard, tiled floor, hatch with ladder entrance to the fully insulated and lit loft.

Bathroom 1

8' 2'' x 8' 10'' (2.5m x 2.7m)

WC, luxury shower / Hammam (1.40 x 0.90 M), heated towel rail, under-floor heating, floor and walls entirely tiled.

Bedroom 1

16' 9'' x 22' 4'' (5.1m x 6.8m)

A massive 35sq m bedroom in which a King Size bed is dwarfed! It also has a wall of book cases, a “pierres apparentes” wall and a tall double width window. The original beams are a feature


Bedroom 2

14' 5'' x 18' 8'' (4.4m x 5.7m)

With original beams, three windows and could be divided into two.

Bedroom 3

15' 1'' x 15' 1'' (4.6m x 4.6m)

With built-in wardrobe and original beams. The bedroom leads out to a…

Balcony (for bedroom 3)

6' 7'' x 16' 5'' (2m x 5m)

With beautiful views across the garden and the beautiful Charentaise countryside.

Bathroom 2

6' 11'' x 14' 9'' (2.1m x 4.5m)

WC, a separate corner bath, shower cabin (0.90 x 0.90m) double sinks, fully tiled walls, Velux window.


The entire house is an “L shape” and the long arm of the “L” contains the following accommodation:

Attached building 1

16' 5'' x 23' 0'' (5m x 7m)

With water softener and thermostatic electric water heater 200 litre capacity Would make an additional room.

Attached building 2

8' 2'' x 23' 0'' (2.5m x 7m)

With high level storage, leaving concrete floor completely free. Due to its high level of wall and ceiling insulation would make another additional room.

Attached garage

16' 5'' x 23' 0'' (5m x 7m)

With up and over door.


There is a Pretty South Facing Front Garden of 500 m2. The house and garden have views directly to the open Charentaise countryside and a local forest. The garden is laid to lawn with fruit trees, a stone built well, covered wood storage and an area for composting. The garden is enclosed by a Lonicera (non-flowering honeysuckle) hedge and a combination low wall and fence panel elements designer built border made for this garden together with two pairs of custom-made gates of solid oak.

Terrace 1

East and South facing wooden terrace with a small pool and Caldera Martinique Whirlpool / Spa for 5 people. The balcony mentioned above also acts as a roof for the spa.

Terrace 2

Full south-facing also wooden in front of the house and to the rear of the property is

Terrace 3

With ornamental gravel, small fountain and the Septic tank installed 2006



Electric: using recently installed dry inertial heaters. (Radiateurs à inertie sèche).

Septic tank drainage (installed 2006)

The roof

Is tiled in red “tuilles canal”, which is typically “Charentaise”. The roof was completely renovated in 2014

Windows and shutters

All in teak wood and windows are double glazed


Two satellite dishes(for UK and French/Spanish/German TV) and TNT antenna (for French TV)

There is ample Outside car parking on both sides of the house

Total land area of the property = approx 900m2

Total habitable area = approx 170m2

Recent taxe fonciere = 443 euros

Closest shops and services

Le Maine au Bois is situated 1500mtrs from Brie sous Archiac and 3500mtrs from Archiac. Archiac contains a Carrefour Contact supermarket, a petrol station, several banks, a post office, secondary school and a traditional baker. An ultra-modern medical centre with a group practice and resident nurses is within 10 minutes walking distance of the house.

Ref 10702
Brie sous Archiac 17520
County: Charente Maritime
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10702
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