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Aubeterre-sur-Dronne,  Nouvelle-Aquitaine,  France

SOLD  • Detached House • 5 Bedrooms • 310 sqm


  • Unique highly attractive contemporary design and versatile accommodation in immaculate condition
  • South-facing rural location with stunning panoramic views
  • Principal bungalow, studio, pool and detached cottage (could be used for holiday rentals)
  • Studio could be converted & easily integrated with main residence to provide further accommodation
  • Bright, light, high standard of build and economical to run
  • New, south-facing, 10m x 5m salt-water in-ground swimming pool with beautiful views
  • Three bedrooms in main house (with more if studio is integrated) and two in separate cottage
  • Master bedroom with designer en-suite and dressing room
  • Separate acre plot of land with building permission (addl €25,000) alongside with similar views



The contemporary principal bungalow and separate cottage stand in nearly 2 acres (7,576m2) of land with stunning panoramic views southwards over farmland towards the River Dronne. Additional land is also for sale (1 acre/3,904m2). The entire complex is just 1km from Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, nominated as one of the prettiest villages in France. The buildings, completed in 2013 by a reputable building company, are exceptionally well insulated and have been constructed to a high specification. The balance of a 10-year Guarantee remains.

There is an additional plot of land, with building permission, for sale. This enjoys similar south-facing views and is just under one acre (3,904m2). It can be purchased separately. Please enquire for photograph.

The entrance is via a large gated driveway, which offers parking space for many vehicles. Approaching the front door of the main house, the 53.63m2 studio with gallery, workshop and storage is on the left. It has the benefit of a continuous roof that links it to the main house and as such provides a useful, covered passageway between the buildings. The STUDIO and WORKSHOP, divided by insulated walling, has laminate flooring, is well insulated and benefits from economical electric heating. It is currently set up as an art gallery and framing workshop although it could easily be incorporated into the main house to provide ADDITIONAL LIVING SPACE or a self-contained unit. (For example, there is plenty of space for two double bedrooms, each with en-suites.) Alternatively, it could easily be converted back to a double garage. At the front it has electric roll up doors accessing a storage area.

The MAIN HOUSE is well proportioned and offers plenty of light and space for easy, comfortable living. All principal rooms enjoy stunning south-facing views at the back of the property. Corridors and doorways are wider than usual to maintain the feeling of space. The bungalow has tiled floors throughout and eco-managed electric under-floor heating as well as a log burner. There is plenty of storage in addition to two large fitted cupboards in the hall and corridor.

The LIVING AREA is spacious and light, with views all round. Of particular interest are the large double sliding glass patio doors that look out upon an elevated terrace and a glorious panoramic landscape beyond. The 15.04m2 KITCHEN, and the 46.69m2 LIVING AND DINING AREAS are open-plan totalling 61.73m2. There is a separate 6.09m2 UTILITY/LAUNDRY ROOM off the kitchen and both are generously equipped with high quality Mobalpa fitted cupboards and drawers. The KITCHEN has integrated appliances: electric fan oven, electric induction hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer plus a direct extractor hood. The sliding patio doors from the living area lead out onto an extended TERRACE with a 4 metre wide awning. The tiled terrace incorporates wide steps leading down to a DECKING AREA, PERGOLA and SWIMMING POOL, all enjoying the marvellous views. The SALT-WATER POOL with its high specification security cover is 10m x 5m and has a paved terrace surround, allowing plenty of space for loungers.

There is a large, tiled, designer 10.09m2 FAMILY BATHROOM with a double basin unit, walk-in Italian style shower, bath, toilet and electric heated ladder towel rail. The 15.44m2 MASTER BEDROOM has a separate 4.50m2 DRESSING ROOM and a 7.36m2 tiled EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM with a large walk-in Italian style shower, double basin unit, bidet, toilet and two electric heated ladder towel rails. The OTHER TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS at 13.15m2 and 11.44m2 have fitted cupboards.

The detached bungalow with a total habitable area of 61.85m2 is built to the same high standard with the same tiled floors as the main house throughout and includes a LIVING AREA plus KITCHEN, TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS with fitted cupboards and a shower room. The KITCHEN is well equipped with the same high-spec Mobalpa cupboards and drawer units as the main house, integrated electric fan oven, hob and extractor hood. There are stand-alone appliances (fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher), which could be bought separately if required. The tiled SHOWER ROOM consists of a walk-in Italian style shower, basin, toilet, quality fittings and an electric ladder towel rail.

The cottage is heated by two eco-managed electric radiators in the living area and one radiator in each bedroom. Provision has been made for the easy installation of a log burner at a later date and to facilitate this, all the necessary ducting and a chimney are already in place.

The cottage could be used as an income-earner by renting it out to holidaymakers.

Images of this cottage are available upon request.

Both properties have wooden shutters and metal grills (as appropriate) and the main house has electric shutters to the sliding patio doors and kitchen sliding windows. All windows and glass doors are double-glazed.

There is plenty of space to build a separate garage or car port if required.

There is a 4m x 4m high quality timber shed in the garden together with a 4,000 litre underground rainwater tank with a pump for watering the garden. Trees, orchard and shrubs were planted in the garden/grounds at the end of 2013 but obviously they have not yet had time to reach maturity.

The position of the principal house and separate cottage is outstanding and needs to be seen to be fully appreciated! All visitors remark on the stunning panoramic rural views and on the excellent location as well as the fine QUALITY design of the properties. Its close proximity to AUBETERRE-SUR-DRONNE is an important factor and major shops, as well as village shops and markets, are not far away. The location is well placed for visits both around the Charente and into the Dordogne as well as being around 1hr 30m from Bordeaux and the Atlantic coast.

Children are well catered for with excellent local schooling and plenty of local activities.

For only €25,000 extra there is a separate acre of land for sale WITH BUILDING PERMISSION (CU). The land is exceptional as it enjoys the same stunning south-facing rural views as the main property complex - an excellent piece of land for development if required. Please enquire for a photograph.

NOTE: The bungalow and separate cottage may be bought with or without this extra land.


Floor plan of properties


Location Photos

View from Le Petit Champ and the property Aubeterre square Aubeterre rooftops Aubeterre monolithic church Boats at Aubeterre Bonnes (nearby village) St Aulaye (nearby) Bordeilles Brantome Charente sunflower fields

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