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St Porchaire, Charente-Maritime €655,000

  • Six bedroom manoir of character
  • Independent two bedroom guest cottage
  • Landscaped gardens and grounds
  • Turnkey - available with contents if required
  • Close to Atlantic coast and La Rochelle
  • DPE = 146 [C] GES = 19 [C]

This well presented, unspoilt, fully renovated, six bedroom Manoir comprises a beautiful principal house, two bedroom guest cottage and a courtyard of traditional buildings. It would also make an ideal chambre d'hote business and being offered furnished, bookings could begin immediately. The property is situated at the end of a private road and is surrounded by over three-quarters of a hectare of woodland, grassland and landscaped gardens with a swimming pool. The owners are prepared (if required) to sell with all contents, barring personal effects.

The principal house is accessed by solid oak double doors which open to the reception hall. Beyond this are four well proportioned reception rooms and the kitchen and domestic offices. The original staircase leads to four en suite bedrooms plus two further bedrooms and a dressing room. The independent guest/staff cottage has two bedrooms and a bath/shower room. This overlooks the courtyard at the back of the house where you will also find a selection of outbuildings and access to the swimming pool with its terraces, private garden and veranda.

Easy and close access to Saintes, Rochefort, La Rochelle and Bordeaux, the Atlantic beaches, and thus not "lost" in the hinterland.


The manoir is in a small, well maintained hamlet which resembles a traditional Cotswold village. It is about 2 kilometres from the market town of Saint Porchaire which has a wide range of shops, essential services and a weekly market. It is surrounded by open countryside and woodland with plenty of rural paths for walking or riding. The large town of Saintes is around 15 kilometres away. The beaches of the Atlantic coast can be reached in 20 to 30 minutes and you are within an easy drive of La Rochelle with its beautiful harbour, waterside sea food restaurants and international airport as well as the fabulous island of Ile de Re which is a holiday destination for the discerning. Just south of the Ile de Re, is the Ile D'Oleron, the centre of Oyster production on the Atlantic Coast.


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Ref 10351
Saint Porchaire 17250
County: Charente-Maritime
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10351
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Lower ground floor


Wine cellar - built into the rock and holding a low temperature year round. Absolutely ideal for wine storage.

Ground Floor

Entrance hall

Drawing room


Stone fireplace, beamed ceiling and wood flooring

Dining Room


Large stone fireplace, beamed ceilings and wood flooring.

Sitting room


Cast iron wood burner, beamed ceiling and wood flooring.



Double mahogany doors leading to the rear terrace.



Made to measure oak kitchen units and a rage of appliances including a Neff ceramic hob and Neff eye level double oven.

Second kitchen


Also comprehensively equipped.

Shower room and WC

First Floor


With original wooden staircase and floor

Bedroom 1


Plus an en-suite bathroom comprising French cast iron bath, shower, washbasin, WC and bidet.

Bedroom 2


Plus an en-suite bathroom comprising French cast iron bath, shower, washbasin, WC and bidet.

Dressing room


With built in wardrobes to three sides.

Bedroom 3


Plus additional 8m2 below eaves

Bedroom 4


Plus an additional 5m2 below eaves.

Secondary staircase to second kitchen

Second Floor

Both bedrooms with beamed and pegged original roof supports.

Bedroom 5


With en-suite bathroom comprising shower, sink and WC.

Bedroom 6


With en-suite bathroom comprising shower, sink and WC


With stone faced internal walls, wood-burning stove, full central heating, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC


Several barns - a 72m² stable block large enough to garage 4 cars, a 53m² open barn and a 31m² barn/garage. Other small outbuildings include an ancient "twin" WC, 2 ancient pigeonniers and the old piggery which is now the pool pump house and garden store.


The front garden has a traditional Ha-Ha, a sunken wall which was built to stop farm animals entering a garden without obscuring the view. Steps now lead down through the Ha-Ha to the lower front garden and landscaped garden beyond. To the side of the property is the woodland and paddock .The entrance drive sweeps past the side of the house to the courtyard behind it. Here there is plenty of parking space and some ornamental planting. A gate leads from the courtyard to the swimming pool and a large south facing terrace with open views over the surrounding countryside.

Swimming pool and terraces

12m x 5m

Salt water pool with diving board, terraced surround, further sunken terrace, and a small, private garden. There is a veranda which faces the pool. This is a wonderful "sun trap" from 10am to sunset.


Oil fired central heating plus fires/woodburners

Septic tank drainage

Habitable area = approx 370m2

Total land area = approx 8160m2

Nearest shops and services

2km away in Saint Porchaire

Ref 10351
Saint Porchaire 17250
County: Charente-Maritime
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10351
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Ref 10351
Saint Porchaire 17250
County: Charente-Maritime
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10351
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