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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
    Key Features:
    - 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...

  • 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...

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

    La Maison Brechet

    Palzay Naudouin, 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...

  • 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...

  • Cherves, Poitou-Charentes
    Cherves, Poitou-Charentes×

    Maison des Treilles

    Cherves, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FJV025
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Ideal for a small family, this holiday property is ideally located for exploring the western region of France and the Vienne.
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    This lovely, semi-detached holiday home is situated in a charming, small village in the heart of the vineyards, in Cherves. The interior is bright and functional and is suitable for a small family. Visit the village of Cherves with its medieval centre, 12th-century castle and dungeon. Guests will enjoy exploring the peaceful countryside of the Vienne by bike. Discover the beautiful castle of Dissay, 40km, or the Collegiale de Sainte Croix, the Maison de l’Art Roman and a...

  • Royan, Poitou-Charentes
    Royan, Poitou-Charentes×
    Newly Listed
    Appartement de Royan

    Appartement de Royan

    Royan, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FCH199
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile
    A great central location, this second floor apartment is the perfect base to enjoy a seaside holiday in this popular resort.
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    This contemporary, one bedroomed apartment is right in the centre of the popular seaside resort of Royan, within 700m of the sandy beach and the attractive port. On the second floor, but accessed by a lift, the apartment has its own private parking spot in the enclosed area at the back of the building. In addition to the double bedroom, which has its own west-facing balcony, there is also a sofa bed in the bright and nicely decorated open plan living space, with a narrow balcony to the...

  • Asnois, Poitou-Charentes
    Asnois, Poitou-Charentes×
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    Les Cachettes Ruraux - Vue du Jardin Gite 2
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    Ref: FJV031
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Ideally placed for exploring the medieval towns of Confolens and Charroux with historic châteaux and abbeys.
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    These two semi-detached well-presented gites (FJV030 and FJV031) are set in a peaceful location, in acres of land overlooking the inviting shared outdoor heated swimming pool. Each gite benefits from its own private terrace with shared gas BBQ overlooking the pool. There are picturesque walks from the door, where guests will discover historic châteaux, beautiful rivers, abundant wildlife and quiet country lanes, ideal for cycling. The town of Asnois has a lovely park, beside the...

    Les Cachettes Ruraux - Vue du Jardin Gite 1
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  • 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...

    Gondeville
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  • Ile de Ré, Poitou-Charentes
    Ile de Ré, Poitou-Charentes×

    Loge De Marie

    Ile de Ré, 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...

  • Mortagne, Poitou-Charentes
    Mortagne, Poitou-Charentes×

    Isatis

    Mortagne, Poitou-Charentes

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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 the lively village of Mortagne
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    Along the estuary of the Gironde, near the beaches of Meschers and Royan this old fisherman’s cottage is set in the lively village of Mortagne. The property has a courtyard with a large barbecue in a fireplace and a lovely enclosed patio, and you can see the estuary from the top floor main bedroom. With an attractive blue and white decor, this ecological gîte is a good value holiday, 2 minutes’ walk from the harbour, tennis, shops, cafes, restaurants and a twice...

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