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Poitou-Charentes

Popular with the discerning French, Poitou-Charentes has all the ingredients for a wonderful holiday in western France. This is an area of great variety; miles of golden sandy beaches, fields of vineyards, marshes rich in wildlife and medieval cities. We can offer self catering accommodation throughout the region; take a look at our villas in Poitou-Charentes.

Imagine vast beaches, historic castles and lighthouses, romantic islands and the freshest seafood all packed into one holiday. Then visit Poitou-Charentes. Nestled on France''s western coast and with a lovely unspoilt interior, it''s a hub for lovers of the outdoor life.

The historic medieval capital Poitiers in fact offering 2000 years of history with quaint streets, charming squares, delightful gardens and the architectural masterpiece that is Notre Dame la Grande, one of the region''s finest churches.

Make sure you visit the medieval fishing town of La Rochelle. Guarded by the picturesque Vieux Fort with its twin towers, there''s much to see and do. Step on board historic ships at the town''s maritime museum or visit one of Europe''s largest aquariums. With 160km of cycle tracks, it''s easy to take a ride to Ile de Re or ''White Island'' across the toll bridge to visit some of France''s most beautiful villages.

For wonderful beaches you''re spoilt for choice. Visit the resort of Royan with five sandy bays ranging from secluded covers to acres of golden sand. If you like to get away from it all visit the car free Aix Island, and take a horse and cart tour to visit the house where Napolean surrendered to the English. Olreon Island is also another wonderful destination with no less than 25 sandy beaches and the famous Chassiron lighthouse. The Gironde Estuary is packed with charming fishing villages.

Poitou-Charentes also has much to offer inland. Marais Poitevin is known as France''s ''green Venice''. An extensive wetland, best explored by boat or bike, you can enjoy birdwatching, nature trails or outdoor adventures. Don''t forget to sample the area''s specialities.

The area also has some great leisure facilities including France''s biggest leisure park Futuroscope near Poitiers and La Palmyre Zoo.

No holiday would be complete without great food and Poitou-Charentes has it in abundance. Famous for its seafood particularly oysters, the restaurants, cafes and markets offer some of France''s best cuisine. Start searching for holiday cottages in Poitou-Charentes for an unforgettable holiday.
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  • Dampierre-sur-Boutonne
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    Dampierre-sur-Boutonne

    Dampierre-sur-Boutonne

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    Ref: W12954
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    This one bedroomed, semi-detached bungalow features a lounge with views towards the river, a double bedroom, a shower...

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  • Nouaillé Maupertuis
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    Nouaillé Maupertuis

    Nouaillé Maupertuis

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    Ref: W13392
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    Set in the peaceful region of the Vienne, this spacious semi-detached holiday cottage is part of a farmhouse which...

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  • Saint-Sauvant
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    Saint-Sauvant

    Saint-Sauvant

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    Ref: FCH193
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio

    This one bedroom holiday house nestles in the pretty village of Saint-Sauvant, close to the owner’s home. There...

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  • Dampierre-sur-Boutonne
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    Dampierre-sur-Boutonne

    Dampierre-sur-Boutonne

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    Ref: FCH083
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    This comfortable, one bedroomed, semi-detached cottage, with the owner living next door, boasts many original...

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  • Palzay Naudouin, Charente
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    La Maison Brechet

    Palzay Naudouin, Charente

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    Ref: F16207
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    At the border of Charente-Maritime and north of Charente this semi-detached holiday cottage is set in the charming...

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  • Mortagne, Charente-Maritime
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    Isatis

    Mortagne, Charente-Maritime

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    Ref: F17261
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    Along the estuary of the Gironde, near the beaches of Meschers and Royan this old fisherman’s cottage is set in...

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  • Cherves-Châtelars, Charente
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    Le Vieux Four

    Cherves-Châtelars, Charente

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    Ref: F16212
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Set in peaceful rural hamlet above the village of Cherves-Châtelars, this former hamlet bakery has retained the...

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  • Massignac
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    Ref: FJC054
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This delightful, semi-detached holiday property is constructed of wood and brick and stands not far from the town...

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  • Gondeville
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    Gondeville

    Gondeville

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    Ref: FJC059
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    These two pretty terraced cottages (FJC058 and FJC059) both sleep 4 guests and sit nestled in the Charente...

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  • Royan, Charente-Maritime
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    Appartement de Royan

    Royan, Charente-Maritime

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    Ref: FCH199
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile

    This contemporary, one bedroomed apartment is right in the centre of the popular seaside resort of Royan, within 700m...

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  • Charroux, Vienne
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    Logis de la Roche

    Charroux, Vienne

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    Ref: F86123
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Two minutes from the Charente Border and overlooking the Charente Valley, this charming detached holiday property...

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  • Ile de Ré, Charente-Maritime
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    Loge De Marie

    Ile de Ré, Charente-Maritime

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    Ref: F17285
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Just ten minutes drive from La Rochelle, this property nestles in a quiet position at the end of a lane and shares...

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