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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, Poitou-Charentes
    Dampierre-sur-Boutonne, Poitou-Charentes×

    Dampierre-sur-Boutonne

    Dampierre-sur-Boutonne, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: W12954
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This one bedroomed, semi-detached bungalow features a cosy lounge and fitted kitchen
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    This one bedroomed, semi-detached bungalow features a lounge with views towards the river, a double bedroom, a shower room with toilet, and a fitted kitchen. There is a delightful terrace area at the back of the holiday property, and another shared garden at the front leads onto the River Boutonne where you can fish or while away the day, ideal for peaceful living. The pretty little village of Dampierre has local facilities, and nearby you will find the forest of Chizé, the lovely...

  • Nouaillé Maupertuis, Poitou-Charentes
    Nouaillé Maupertuis, Poitou-Charentes×

    Nouaillé Maupertuis

    Nouaillé Maupertuis, Poitou-Charentes

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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 has been carefully renovated to retain many original features, including beamed ceilings and stone walls, decorated in pastel colours and cosy furnishings
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    Set in the peaceful region of the Vienne, this spacious semi-detached holiday cottage is part of a farmhouse which has been carefully renovated to retain many original features, including beamed ceilings and stone walls, decorated in pastel colours and cosy furnishings. It has its own private terrace and large attractive garden, ideal for dining out. The historical city of Poitiers (12km) and Futurscope theme park (22km) with its many attractions and laser show offer a memorable family...

  • Saint-Sauvant, Poitou-Charentes
    Saint-Sauvant, Poitou-Charentes×

    Saint-Sauvant

    Saint-Sauvant, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FCH193
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Lovely little holiday home with terrace, nestling in the pretty village of Saint-Sauvant.
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    This one bedroom holiday house nestles in the pretty village of Saint-Sauvant, close to the owner’s home. There is a large open plan lounge/kitchen/diner with French doors opening onto a south facing and a west facing terrace. There is also a summer kitchen at the back with the oven, a second hob and a second sink unit. The bedroom has a double bed and a single fold out bed if required. There is a small bar and shop in the village within 300 metres walk, and Saintes is 10 minutes...

  • Palzay Naudouin, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
    Palzay Naudouin, Charente, Poitou-Charentes×

    La Maison Brechet

    Palzay Naudouin, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: F16207
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Surrounded by fields and enjoying a lovely garden with vines and peach trees, this charming semi-detached cottage enjoys an idyllic village location.
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    At the border of Charente-Maritime and north of Charente this semi-detached holiday cottage is set in the charming village near Chef Boutonne and Villefagnan. Surrounded by fields and with a garden with vines and peach trees. In the village there is a church within walking distance. The patio area is an ideal place for dining al-fresco, or relaxing in the hammock after a day exploring. Travel further south and visit Cognac with its many distilleries, or spend a day in Angoulême, with...

  • Dampierre-sur-Boutonne, Poitou-Charentes
    Dampierre-sur-Boutonne, Poitou-Charentes×

    Dampierre-sur-Boutonne

    Dampierre-sur-Boutonne, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FCH083
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Relax in the shared grounds of this wonderful property and watch the peaceful waters of the River Boutonne flowing freely through the gardens.
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    This comfortable, one bedroomed, semi-detached cottage, with the owner living next door, boasts many original features including exposed beams, Charentaise fireplace and stonework. The large kitchen/diner has the original fireplace. The lounge with sofabed, TV and DVD player overlooks the meadow. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed, exposed beams and stonework. The bathroom has a shower, basin and toilet. Outside you have your own private garden which has a patio with garden furniture...

  • Beaulieu-sur-Sonnette, Poitou-Charentes
    Beaulieu-sur-Sonnette, Poitou-Charentes×

    Beaulieu-sur-Sonnette

    Beaulieu-sur-Sonnette, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: W13897
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    It is very unusual to find a property for four as spacious and as well equipped as this one
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    It is very unusual to find a property for four as spacious and as well equipped as this one. Outside, the gardens are mainly lawned, and include a large patio area and a covered area with a drinks fridge. The pretty village of Beaulieu is approximately 2.5km. The very popular fishing and swimming lakes ’Lacs de Haute Charente’ are approximately 35km, as is a water park at Angoulême. Enjoy day trips to ’Futuroscope’ and the sandy beaches of the Atlantic ocean...

  • Bonnes, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
    Bonnes, Charente, Poitou-Charentes×

    Maison des Champs

    Bonnes, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FJC069
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This quaint property is located on the boarder of Charente, making it ideal for exploring the surrounding area and all it has to offer.
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    This pretty single-storey cottage has been completely renovated into a comfortable holiday home. There is a lovely well-equipped kitchen area, and a living area which leads onto the south facing terrace boasting uninterrupted views over the valley and down to the River Dronne. This river is the boundary between the Charente and the Dordogne, so this is the ideal location for exploring both towns. There are plenty of villages such as Bonnes and Aubeterre, which has been voted one of the...

  • Gondeville, Poitou-Charentes
    Gondeville, Poitou-Charentes×

    Gondeville

    Gondeville, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FJC059
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Surrounded by countryside this pretty cottage is ideal for exploring the Charente region, take a trip to Cognac with its medieval old town.
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    These two pretty terraced cottages (FJC058 and FJC059) both sleep 4 guests and sit nestled in the Charente countryside. They both have a sunny terrace to enjoy al fresco dining and benefit from a shared outdoor swimming pool. The small village of Gondeville with amenities is located in the Cognac region, and the town of Cognac is just 14km away. Explore the old town with its half-timbered buildings and medieval narrow streets and brand warehouses. Saint-Simon is a pretty riverside...

  • Ile de Ré, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
    Ile de Ré, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes×

    Loge De Marie

    Ile de Ré, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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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 the grounds and nice swimming pool with two other properties
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    Just ten minutes drive from La Rochelle, this property nestles in a quiet position at the end of a lane and shares the grounds and nice swimming pool with two other properties. With a shady terrace ideal for dinner parties, the cottage is all on one level, practical with tiled floors and pretty pink interior. You can walk to the beach of La Noue where children will enjoy windsurfing, or just playing on the white sandy beaches picking lovely shells. Nice, good value restaurants...

  • St. Medard-de-Rouillac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
    St. Medard-de-Rouillac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes×

    Les Amis

    St. Medard-de-Rouillac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: F16134
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    With spectacular sunsets, surrounded by sunflowers and grapevines, this holiday property is set in a beautiful rural area, near Rouillac
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    With spectacular sunsets, surrounded by sunflowers and grapevines, this holiday property is set in a beautiful rural area, near Rouillac. The charming English owner lives next door, and is very helpful for local information. The huge lake of Angoulême is close by for bathing and waterskiing, and Cognac has many distilleries, a wonderful golf-course, indoor market, and boat trips on the river. The seaside is also just an hour away, with Royan and sandy beaches, as well as La...

  • Traversay, nr. Chaunay, Poitou-Charentes
    Traversay, nr. Chaunay, Poitou-Charentes×

    Traversay, nr. Chaunay

    Traversay, nr. Chaunay, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: W15223
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Standing in a large courtyard next to the owner’s home, this stone holiday cottage with its bright and spacious rooms is an ideal retreat for a couple or a small family wishing to relax and enjoy the countryside, or visit the many pretty villages in the area
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    Standing in a large courtyard next to the owner’s home, this stone holiday cottage with its bright and spacious rooms is an ideal retreat for a couple or a small family wishing to relax and enjoy the countryside, or visit the many pretty villages in the area. Visit the medieval town of Poitiers for sightseeing, shopping and wine routes (50km). For a fun day out and within an hour’s drive, visit the theme park Futuroscope and the Natutilus Water Park in Angoulème,...

  • Vaux-sur-Mer, Poitou-Charentes
    Vaux-sur-Mer, Poitou-Charentes×

    Vaux-sur-Mer

    Vaux-sur-Mer, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FCH194
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This delightful first floor apartment is 800 metres from the lovely beaches of Vaux-sur-Mer.
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    This bright and airy, well maintained first floor apartment is in a quiet road just 800 metres from the lovely beaches of Vaux-sur-Mer. Enter into the lounge/diner or the kitchen, both lead onto a large balcony which overlooks the garden, the discreet owner lives on site. There is a bedroom with a double bed and the sofa bed in the lounge/diner sleeps two as well.Walk down towards the beach and you will find a choice of bars, restaurants and small shops, or there is a hypermarket within...

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