Manor House

Poitou-Charentes, Charente-Maritime, Rochefort
Reference: IFPC28431

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Close to the Atlantic Beaches and South of La Rochelle and is thus not isolated "in the middle of nowhere".

This stunning South facing French Manor House/Manoir, (in the Rue du Manoir), with it's traditional slate roof, has six bedrooms and five bathrooms, and a separate two bedroom guest house facing the pool for family and friends.

This Property can be purchased (if required) as a "Turnkey", complete with all furnishings, furniture, fixtures and fittings, curtains, right down the the crockery and cutlery, but excluding personal items. (Much can be viewed in the photographs.)

This Property is the Manor House ( or the Manoir) of the Hamlet in which it stands.

Not isolated as central to so many amenities.

An ideal Family residence, with a Guest House in the grounds to accomodate additional friends and family.

All of the Property has been authentically and professionally renovated.

It is surrounded by open countryside, woods and a myriad of pathways for country walks.Ideal for dogs and horses.

The Hamlet in which it stands has all of it's traditional Properties well renovated and the neighbours are professionals or retired.

It is said to be like driving into a Cotswold Village !

The Property is very well situated for connections to UK, Europe, by train, road and airports. Please see the Addendum below regarding connections.

In addition it is 2 kilometres to the small market town of Saint Porchaire, which has a traditional weekly market, shops, supermaket (Intermarche), La Poste, a Vet,Doctors and many other useful services.

Fresh Oysters and Mussels from the weekend stalls.

Close to the coast, and the beautiful Atlantic beaches of the Charente Maritime.

For Sailors, a choice of Marinas at La Rochelle (Les Mimimes), Rochefort and Royan.

Property Details.

Bedrooms 8, but in the main house one has the potential for an office as in former times.

2 bedrooms are in the Guest House.

Bathrooms 5 in the main house and one in the Guest House.

Accomodation comprises 370m2

Land comprises 8816m2, much of it down to woodland, which needs no attention, but provides firewood.

Main Features of the Property :-

Wood burning stoves.

Full Oil Central Heating.

2 open fireplaces.

12m x 5m swimming pool

Original well for the main house, now not used.

Garaging for 4 cars.

Additional parking undercover.

Barns and outbuildings.


Formal Gardens

Wine Cellar

Property Description :-

Access to the property is from a private road around the front of the property which leads to a central courtyard situated at the rear of the Property.There is a stone roundabout with shrubs and flowers to the rear, giving access to the barns, garaging and workshops.


Ground Floor with Wine Cellar under.

Access from the Garden Front is by double doors leading to a large hallway.

The ground floor comprises:-

4 Reception rooms :-

27m² drawing room with stone fireplace, beamed ceiling and wood flooring.

25m² formal dining room with large stone fireplace, beamed ceilings and wood flooring.

22m² family sitting room with cast iron wood burner, beamed ceiling and wood flooring.

20m² heated veranda with double mahogany doors leading to the rear terrace.

The main kitchen is 18m² and with a fully equipped kitchen (made to measure in oak in England), with Neff ceramic hob and Neff eye level double oven, and a 10m² fully equipped second kitchen or Arriere Cuisine.

Off the 2nd Kitchen is a shower room with WC, wash basin and shower cubicle.

It should be noted the Wine Cellar maintains a cool temperaure all year round.


Original wooden spiral staircase leading to the first floor large landing with original wooden flooring and rugs.

Leading left and right are two main bedrooms each of 25m2, each with beamed ceilings.

Each with ensuites, with French cast iron baths, showers, washbasins, WCs and bidets.

To the rear of the house on the first floor is a 14m² dressing room (floor surface inclusive of wardrobes) with built-in wardrobes to 3 sides, an 11m² bedroom (19m² floor surface) a 9m² bedroom (14m² floor surface) with staircase leading back down to the 2nd kitchen.


Original wooden spiral staircase leading to the second floor large landing with wooden flooring and rugs, to 2 bedrooms of 17m² each, both with en-suite bath rooms comprising showers, sinks and WCs.

Beautiful pyramid of beams supporting the traditional slate roof of the Manor House.


The Property is surrounded by terracing and outside seating areas to the rear of the main House.

Across the courtyard is the Guest House featuring the interior with open stone faced walls, wood burning stove, full central heating, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC. The Guest House could be used for staff if required.

In the Courtyard itself there is a 72m² original stable capable of garaging 4 cars, a 53m² open barn, a 31m² barn/garage and under the main house a 25m2 cellar, built into the rock and keeping to a constant temperature which is perfect for storing wine.

Other small outbuildings include an ancient WC, 2 ancient pigeonniers and the old piggery, now the pool pump house and garden store.

The garden front has a ha-ha stone wall, originally made to stop farm animals entering the formal garden. Steps now leading to the lower front garden and landscaped garden. To the side of the property are the woods and a field which could be suitable for horses and ponies. From the courtyard, a secure gate leads to a large south facing terrace with open views over the surrounding countryside.

There is a 12m x 5m salt water swimming pool with diving board, completely terraced around, a sunken terrace, and a small, private garden behind the guest house. The veranda which faces the Pool, is a wonderful sun trap with sun from 1000 in the morning until sunset.

Property Location :-

Saintes, with it's Roman Amphitheatre and access to the A10 motorway (Paris/Bordeaux) is about 15 kilometres away.

Rochefort, with regular markest and marina, 21 kilometres.

La Rochelle and it's airport is 40 minutes by car, and with a 5000 berth marina. There is the TGV to Paris from La Rochelle, or Saintes.

Please see under regarding other airports in the region.

In addition, along the Charente River is Fouras with it's beaches. From Fouras is the ferry to Ile D'Aix with it's story of Napoleon.

And north of the Charente River is Ile de Re, and it's holiday properties for Politicians and film stars.

South of the Charente is the Ile D'Oleron, with beautiful beaches and tranquility.The centre of Oyster and mussel production.

Royan, and it's lively centre are 30 minutes by car at the mouth of the Gironde River.

The entire property could be purchased furnished, by negotiation, with the exception of the owner's personal items.

Would also make an ideal Chambre D'Hote and being offered furnished, could begin immediately.

Aerial photographs and a virtual tour of the Property are available to interested parties, by email by contacting :-

Price Euros 655,000.


A summary of the excellent communications to the Property.

Connections to the Property are excellent being surrounded by several airports, close to the TGV for Paris and London, and the Car Ferry Ports to UK and Ireland.

The local airport is La Rochelle (40 minutes on the motorway).

Gatwick - Londres Stansted - Lyon - Manchester - Paris - Porto - Southampton

The Train (TGV) station is to La Rochelle is 40 minutes and then to Paris (2 hours 30 minutes), or to London via Lille. The TGV also goes direct into Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport, Terminal 2.

Bordeaux airport, 1 hour 15 minutes, and has a huge number of flights . See destination list here :- Flights to Nice with Cannes next door.

Poitiers airport 1 hour 15 minutes See destination list here :-

Bergerac Airport 1 hour 45 minutes. See destination list here :-

La Rochelle also has a 5000 berth Marina and Cruise Liners regularly stop here.

A10 Motorway to Paris, the Mediterranean, and the Channel Ferry Ports is 15kms away at Saintes.

The Nearest Channel Ferry Ports are approximately 4 ½ hours by car.

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