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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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  • Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Poitou-Charentes
    Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Poitou-Charentes×

    Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

    Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FJC062
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio
    In a great central location, this apartment is just 200m from the the centre of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne.
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    These beautiful holiday apartments (refs FJC061 and FJC062) are situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne. FJC061 has a very comfortable lounge with a woodburner, as well as a large screen television, perfect for relaxing in front of in an evening. Both apartments have original features, including exposed stonework and beams dating back to the 15th century. The discreet owner lives on site. There is also a shared swimming pool to enjoy. The lovely village...

    Aubeterre-sur-Dronne
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  • Feuillade, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
    Feuillade, Charente, Poitou-Charentes×

    Le Pavillon

    Feuillade, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

    5
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    Ref: FJC064
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy the attractive towns and villages in the area, discover the history, then return and relax by the swimming pool.
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    This 18th-century cottage was formerly the gatehouse to the manor house. The part covered terrace can be accessed from the kitchen and the double bedroom.
    Go through the garden gate for an exclusive stretch of fishing. Guests also enjoy shared use of the outdoor swimming pool and sun loungers. There is plenty of shade should you tire of the sun! The very attractive town of Montbron is 11km where you will find all amenities including shops and cafes. Also worth a visit...

  • La Bossière-en-Gâtine, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes
    La Bossière-en-Gâtine, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes×

    Le Genet

    La Bossière-en-Gâtine, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FA274
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Set on the edge of a tiny rural hamlet, this delightful, comfortably furnished, old stone farmhouse offers peace and quiet together with great views over unspoilt countryside
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    Set on the edge of a tiny rural hamlet, this delightful, comfortably furnished, old stone farmhouse offers peace and quiet together with great views over unspoilt countryside. Set in an enclosed garden, this holiday home is south facing and features a fenced pool and partly walled, paved terrace area - a real sun trap, and wooden decked terrace. It is just 3 minutes’ drive to the village of Allone, and 8km to Secondigny. Visit the pretty medieval market town of Parthenay, with its...

  • La Chapelle St. Etienne, Poitou-Charentes
    La Chapelle St. Etienne, Poitou-Charentes×

    La Chapelle St. Etienne

    La Chapelle St. Etienne, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: W15057
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This holiday property boasts a large garden with countryside views, and is an ideal touring base for visiting attractive market towns.
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    This 19th-century semi-detached holiday home, adjoining the owner’s home, has a vast garden with countryside views. Within a 5-minute drive is l’Absie with cafés, restaurants and a supermarket while 15km away is the larger town of La Chataigneraie. Visit attractive local towns and markets, and the fantastic battle re-enactment show at Le Puy du Fou (45km) and Futuroscope (85km). The Vendée beaches make a great day out as does La Rochelle (95km). ...

  • La Barde, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
    La Barde, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes×

    Logis de la Treille - Kingfisher

    La Barde, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

    6
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    Ref: F17348
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Logis de la Treille is set in a lovely position, on the border of Charente-Maritime, Gironde and Dordogne
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    Logis de la Treille is set in a lovely position, on the border of Charente-Maritime, Gironde and Dordogne. It shares large gardens and also a beautiful swimming pool (open May-October, heated June-September). The villages of La Roche Chalais, Saint Emilion, or nearer Saint Aigulin are all less than half an hour’s drive, while the magnificent city of Bordeaux is one hour away. The River Dronne offers fishing and canoeing, and there is also a beach on the river at Aubeterre with...

    Logis de la Treille - Otter
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  • Jarnac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
    Jarnac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes×

    La Seringa

    Jarnac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: F16216
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in a very quiet position in a tiny old stone village in between Cognac, Jarnac and Angoulême, this old farm house enjoys an indoor heated swimming pool which nestles in the summer house with a beautiful bougainvillier
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    Set in a very quiet position in a tiny old stone village in between Cognac, Jarnac and Angoulême, this old farm house enjoys an indoor heated swimming pool which nestles in the summer house with a beautiful bougainvillier. This attached property has kept its original features with stone walls, and French rustic furniture. A short distance away are the distilleries of Cognac or Jarnac, both with the River Charente and boat trips. Or Angoulême with a large lake ideal...

  • Les Forges, Poitou-Charentes
    Les Forges, Poitou-Charentes×

    Les Forges

    Les Forges, Poitou-Charentes

    6
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    2
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    Ref: FJD041
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Set on a holiday park, both properties make comfortable accommodation in the Poitou-Charentes region, where the sun is guaranteed, with many facilities for (young) families and seniors
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    Set on a holiday park, both properties make comfortable accommodation in the Poitou-Charentes region, where the sun is guaranteed, with many facilities for (young) families and seniors. The bungalows are located on well-maintained, picturesque land, where you can enjoy the garden or the large terrace with barbecue. The shared outdoor swimming pool is ideal for a lazy day soaking up the sun whilst the children roam freely. Nearby, discover the golf course with 27 holes, as well as a range...

  • Le Château-d’Oléron, Poitou-Charentes
    Le Château-d’Oléron, Poitou-Charentes×

    Le Château-d’Oléron

    Le Château-d’Oléron, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FCH120
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool
    Just 300 metres from the ocean, this seaside apartment provides a fantastic base to discover beautiful beaches.
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    Set in a residential area, located just 300 metres from the ocean, this typical seaside apartment lies on a complex with other similar properties. Discover the beautiful beaches of Le Grand-Village-Plage which are just 4km away and a little further are the beaches at Saint-Trojan, 8km. Enjoy use of the shared outdoor swimming pool with a paddling pool. Bike hire is also available from reception (July to August). Explore the beautiful island of Le Château-d’Oléron, ideal...

  • St. Aubin-du-Plain, Deux Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes
    St. Aubin-du-Plain, Deux Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes×

    The Farm on the Lake

    St. Aubin-du-Plain, Deux Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: F79142
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    The Lake House is a delightful character stone farmhouse, a former 16th-century baronial hunting lodge, set in 10-acre private grounds within a 100-acre park with a beautiful carp fishing lake
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    The Lake House is a delightful character stone farmhouse, a former 16th-century baronial hunting lodge, set in 10-acre private grounds within a 100-acre park with a beautiful carp fishing lake. Stunning panoramic views over peaceful countryside enable you to watch incredible sunsets, also seen from the swimming pool and terrace. The swimming pool is only shared with The Lake House (F79143). The Lake House features exposed beams and a large decorative stone fireplace. There is a...

  • Sérigny, Poitou-Charentes
    Sérigny, Poitou-Charentes×

    Sérigny

    Sérigny, Poitou-Charentes

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    2
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    Ref: FJV024
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Relax on one of the sunny terraces and enjoy the view or take a dip in the shared swimming pool.
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    This traditional cottage consists of two self-contained properties (FJV023 and FJV024)connected by a conservatory. Both benefit from the shared above ground swimming pool, with fantastic panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. There are two large covered terraces so you can relax in the shade, and each gives onto a larger terrace in the fully enclosed shared gardens. The swimming pool is 50m away and features an open area overlooking the pool and with views beyond onto the...

  • Saint Palais-sur-Mer, Poitou-Charentes
    Saint Palais-sur-Mer, Poitou-Charentes×

    Saint Palais-sur-Mer

    Saint Palais-sur-Mer, Poitou-Charentes

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    1
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    Ref: W14996
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This delightful duplex holiday apartment is situated in the lovely village of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, just 7km from the seaside resort Royan, and 150 metres from the sea
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    Saint Palais sur Mer is a charming seaside resort, just 10km away from Royan. It offers fine sandy beaches and a leisure park where you can practice a wide range of sports including mini-golf, tennis courts and fishing. The magnificent 900-hectare pine forest is ideal for hiking. The property is located 150m from the seaside and 700m from the beach of Platin. The city centre is 1.8km away, and the nearest shops are 100m away. This complex consists of 71 apartments spread over 7...

  • Loudun, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes
    Loudun, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes×

    Château de Nue

    Loudun, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: F86129
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    In a secluded and quiet position near the attractive town of Loudun, this 19th-century château is full of character and stands in extensive grounds
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    In a secluded and quiet position near the attractive town of Loudun, this 19th-century château is full of character and stands in extensive grounds. The interior is spacious and furnished with period antiques, with high ceilings and large stone ornamental fireplaces, whilst also incorporating the comforts of modern living. In front of the château there is an enclosed courtyard, small garden, sheltered terrace and barbecue area, ideal for al-fresco dining. The private swimming...

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