Charming 3BR Village Home with Gite Near Ruffec, Ideal for Income & Lifestyle

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Ruffec, Poitou Charentes, France, Ruffec (France)

3 Bedrooms · 1 Bathrooms · 166Floor area




3 Bedrooms

1 Bathrooms



No pool

Not furnished


Located in the heart of the picturesque village of Ruffec in Poitou Charentes, this charming 3-bedroom villa presents a wonderful opportunity for expats and overseas buyers to immerse themselves in French village life. Situated just about 10 minutes away from the vibrant town of Ruffle, this property balances rural charm with proximity to essential amenities.

The villa, spread over 166 square meters of living space, offers a warm and inviting atmosphere. It includes the main house complemented by a gite/annexe, providing potential for an income stream or guest accommodation. The main house comprises a welcoming entrance hall adorned with tiled flooring and convenient storage cupboards, leading into a fitted kitchen featuring wooden floors, beams, and center island, although the fireplace is decorative and no longer in use. The spacious living areas continue with a dining room and a cozy lounge, both retaining the characteristic wooden features and an operational wood burner for heating.

In terms of living space above, the property features a generously sized landing that branches off into three carefully laid-out bedrooms, including a master suite with an en-suite bathroom and walk-in dressing room. Each bedroom offers peaceful views and maintains a rustic charm with exposed beams and wooden floors. The additional shower rooms provide modern conveniences to complement the rural aesthetic.

The independent gite, sold partly furnished, encompasses an open-plan living area with a fully-equipped corner kitchen, wood beams, and exposed stone walls, adding to the property’s overall character. This space is perfect for accommodating guests or for use as a rental unit.

Outside, the villa boasts a picturesque courtyard garden with mature plants, several outbuildings, a large open-fronted hangar, and an extensive barn offering further development potential. The outdoor space is ideal for those who enjoy gardening or wish to indulge in some small-scale cultivation with its existing fruit trees and vegetable plot.

- Double glazing throughout
- Large open hangar for parking or storage
- Extensive barn and attic space for potential expansion
- Mature courtyard garden with outdoor sitting area
- Various small outbuildings for additional storage

The village of Ruffec, well-equipped with a boulangerie, bar/restaurants, a school, and a post office, allows residence to enjoy the simplicity of country living while also being conveniently close to a more bustling town setting. Whether it's exploring local markets, relishing in regional cuisine, or engaging in outdoor activities like hiking and cycling, Ruffec offers a quintessentially French lifestyle.

Climate in this region is generally mild with distinct seasons, giving way to warm summers and cool winters which can be an ideal environment for those accustomed to more temperate climates.

Living in Ruffec provides a sense of community and ease, with all essentials just a short distance away. For the culturally inclined or those seeking leisure activities, the town's proximity to major transportation like a main-line train station facilitates travel and exploration across France and beyond.

For international buyers, the integration process into the community can be significantly smooth, thanks to the welcoming nature of local residents and a number of expat groups that provide support and networking opportunities.

This property, while in mostly good condition, represents a genuine opportunity for someone looking to personalize a space. With some cosmetic updates and possibly some modern refurbishments, the villa can become not only a comfortable dwelling but a true dream home in the French countryside.

Ideal for a family seeking a lifestyle shift or a couple looking for a picturesque retirement spot, this Poitou Charentes villa promises a blend of peaceful rural life with the convenience and vibrancy of nearby urban amenities. It’s an invitation to embrace a slower pace of life while still engaging with a diverse and active community.


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