13th Century Knights Templar Château – Angoulême, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Listing Description

"This historically listed Knights Templar Château is located in a very pretty small hill-top village, overlooking the peaceful Southern Charente's countryside.

An elegant iron gate, followed by a beautiful tree-lined driveway, lead to this marvelous historical monument with a blend of Roman and Renaissance styles. The Chateau has been thoroughly renovated and has a good mix of original features and contemporary updating. The original features, such as the fireplaces and stairs, lend to the magical atmosphere at the property. Offering 680 m ² of living space plus outbuildings, the property will accommodate a large family (7 bedrooms and potentially more) or could provide a revenue generating business. The property also includes a recently renovated guesthouse of 93 m² (entrance hall, living room, dining kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom). The closed park of 1.28 hectares is a delight to the senses and offers great views over the Charente countryside. Exceptional!"

OHDO Notes

This 9 bedroom, 5 bathroom is over 7300 square feet on 3.16 acres. "La Commanderie" dates from the 13th century and built by The Order of Knights Templar as a Commandery. It was expanded in the 16th century. You can buy or rent for events, La Commanderie de Charmant.

Location: Angoulême, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France. At the time of this post, priced at €1,484,000 ($1,695,389 USD.) . For more information on this property contact Christophe Cassin at Maxwell Baynes/Christie's .

Photos via Christophe Cassin at Maxwell Baynes/Christie's. If the agency links give a 404 or "page not found", it may have been taken off the market. The Rightmove link is here for easier readability but do not rely on the status there as the links may expire. USD rate does not automatically update so check XE.com for current rate. OHD Overseas does not represent any property shown here. Prices may change and may not include additional fees or will vary, check the agency links to verify. OHDO does not update prices or keep track of the status.

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9 Comments

  • Kelly, Admin

    Kelly, Admin

    Most of the history links go to French sites so you’ll need to either translate it with Chrome or Google. It’s my understanding from the listing that it’s only for the Chateau and not the awesome church next door.

    • Miss-Apple37

      You can’t really buy churches in France. They must be abandoned and desacralized/deconsecrated so that they’re no longer considered as a religious building belonging to the clergy.

  • Reneau de Beauchamp

    This is a stupendous find on your part – congratulations. Rarely has a property of this age and genre been so sensitively restored/renovated; truly move-in ready. I’d strongly suggest other readers click on your provided links; the extra photos are well worth the effort whether one speaks the language or not. I’m still chuckling over your remark about the church not being included. Though if one reads the history of the site this church was once part of the ‘tout ensemble’ fortified complex….fascinating history. And the countryside views are fabulous.
    Please keep up the wonderous effort thus far expended on your new site!

  • Sharon

    This overseas dreaming is really working out, Kelly. I’ve seen foreign listings before but few with the rich history and full-on charm as your selections have been. To say it’s a whole other world is both literal and figurative.

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