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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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  • La Flotte-en-Ré, Poitou-Charentes
    La Flotte-en-Ré, Poitou-Charentes×

    La Flotte-en-Ré

    La Flotte-en-Ré, Poitou-Charentes

    5
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    Ref: FCH165
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool
    This semi-detached holiday home is full of charm, situated within a group of similar properties, and is an ideal base for a family or friends alike
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    This semi-detached holiday home is full of charm, situated within a group of similar properties, and is an ideal base for a family or friends alike. It lies just 100m from the sea and 1km from all amenities, as well as the port of La Flotte-en-Ré. Discover the surrounding area on foot or hire a bicycle. Attractions on the island, not to be missed, include Baleines lighthouse, the ports of Saint Martin, Flotte and Fiers d’Ars. As well as the outdoor, heated swimming pool, there...

  • Clussais-la-Pommeraie, Poitou-Charentes
    Clussais-la-Pommeraie, Poitou-Charentes×

    Clussais-la-Pommeraie

    Clussais-la-Pommeraie, Poitou-Charentes

    5
    2
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    Ref: W14609
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This pretty, two bedroom semi-detached holiday cottage retains many original features including some stone walls and beamwork
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    This pretty, two bedroom semi-detached holiday cottage retains many original features including some stone walls and beamwork. Completed to a very good standard to offer very comfortable accommodation, it includes a fully fitted kitchen and a lounge featuring a woodburner and a large flat screen TV. The grounds and swimming pool are shared with the British owners. Situated in the picturesque Poitou Charente region, you are close to the pretty market town of Lézay (8km north) and...

  • Feuillade, Poitou-Charentes
    Feuillade, Poitou-Charentes×

    Le Pavillon

    Feuillade, Poitou-Charentes

    5
    2
    2
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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...

  • Bethines, Poitou-Charentes
    Bethines, Poitou-Charentes×

    Bethines

    Bethines, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: W14868
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Situated in the hamlet of Vrassac, within walking distance of the pretty village of Bethines, La Petite Grange is a picturesque detached, stone built holiday cottage. Many of the property’s charming details have been enhanced during restoration and now boasts an open-plan lounge/dining area.
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    Situated in the hamlet of Vrassac, within walking distance of the pretty village of Bethines, La Petite Grange is a picturesque detached, stone built holiday cottage. Many of the property’s charming details have been enhanced during restoration and now boasts an open-plan lounge/dining area. The expansive Brenne National Park is ideal for nature lovers with fishing and walking amongst the activities available. Nearby St. Savin has architectural features dating from the 13th...

  • Lezay, Poitou-Charentes
    Lezay, Poitou-Charentes×

    Lezay

    Lezay, Poitou-Charentes

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    1
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    Ref: W12540
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Whatever you are looking for from your holiday in the south west of France, this semi-detached cottage is a good option.
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    Whatever you are looking for from your holiday in the south west of France, this semi-detached cottage is a good option. You are assured the peace and tranquillity of a small, sleepy hamlet with private gardens and a private swimming pool, to relax and unwind. For the admirers of French culture and history, the nearby villages, including the Silver Mines at Melle are well worth a visit. Day trips to the medieval town of Poitiers and ‘Futuroscope’ are popular with visitors to...

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

    Les Forges

    Les Forges, Poitou-Charentes

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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...

    Les Forges
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    2
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  • Aytré, Poitou-Charentes
    Aytré, Poitou-Charentes×

    La Doucéane

    Aytré, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    2
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    Ref: F17358
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This three bedroom, two bathroom, detached holiday home with private unheated swimming pool is bright and spacious
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    This three bedroom, two bathroom, detached holiday home with private unheated swimming pool is bright and spacious. The kitchen opens to the attractive living/dining area with feature fireplace and exposed beams. Step out onto the south-facing, part-sheltered terrace from the living room or either of the two downstairs bedrooms, which in turn leads to the private pool, fitted barbecue and enclosed garden. There is also access from the garden to the quiet road at the back of the...

  • Queaux, Poitou-Charentes
    Queaux, Poitou-Charentes×
    Newly Listed
    Cottage du Jardin

    Cottage du Jardin

    Queaux, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    1
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    Ref: FJV032
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This cosy holiday property in the village of Queaux, offers an interior full of character and charm, and a beautiful lawned garden with private pool.
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    This lovely traditional stone-built house has a delightful French shabby chic interior. Enter into the kitchen/dining room with a wood burning stove, and from here you will find a delightful snug, somewhere to sit and read a book, watch TV or just chill out. For the whole family to be together, there is a large living room with comfortable sofas. Open stairs lead up to 3 very spacious bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside, an inviting private swimming pool is set in 1½ acres of...

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

    Les Grenettes

    Ile-de-Ré, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: F17299
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Just 400 metres from sandy beaches on the south side of this lovely island
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    Just 400 metres from sandy beaches on the south side of this lovely island. Les Grenettes is a modern holiday villa providing spacious holiday accommodation and set in large enclosed grounds in a pine-forested residential area. You’ll find a multitude of watersports, horse riding, tennis, walking and cycling trails within easy reach as well as many picturesque villages, nature reserves, oyster farms, antique markets and vineyards to visit. The local markets offer fresh seafood,...

  • Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, Poitou-Charentes
    Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, Poitou-Charentes×

    Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

    Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, Poitou-Charentes

    6
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    1
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    Ref: FCH186
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This lovely, first and second floor, 3 bedroom apartment is situated 300m from the centre of the pretty little resort of Saint-Georges-de-Didonne and has direct views onto the sea front
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    This lovely, first and second floor, 3 bedroom apartment is situated 300m from the centre of the pretty little resort of Saint-Georges-de-Didonne and has direct views onto the sea front. Sit and relax on one of the balconies whilst enjoying the views of the gardens, promenade and beach beyond. All amenities can be found locally; from a bike hire shop, 50m away, to the choice of restaurants in the centre. There is a wider choice of shops and supermarkets just 5km up the coast at Royan,...

  • Le Gicq, Poitou-Charentes
    Le Gicq, Poitou-Charentes×

    Le Gicq

    Le Gicq, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    1
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    Ref: FCH190
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Relax on the sunny terrace and enjoy an al fresco meal, or take a refreshing dip in the shared heated outdoor swimming pool.
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    This charming collection of properties offer a great holiday base. Properties FCH190 and FCH191 form part of a 19th-century barn, whilst FCH189 is a delightful holiday bungalow. They are all decorated in a contemporary style to a good standard, and feature a fully fitted kitchen, great lounge with large comfortable seating area and contemporary bedrooms. They also enjoy their own sitting-out area, and share the outdoor heated swimming pool, and the large enclosed terraced area behind...

    Le Gicq
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    3
    Le Gicq
    8
    4
    4
  • Le Puy, near Gurat, Poitou-Charentes
    Le Puy, near Gurat, Poitou-Charentes×

    Le Manoir du Puy

    Le Puy, near Gurat, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    2
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    Ref: F16234
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This lovely, detached, manor house is set in the quiet hamlet of Le Puy which is close to the village of Gurat, on the border between the Charentes and the Dordogne
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    This lovely, detached, manor house is set in the quiet hamlet of Le Puy which is close to the village of Gurat, on the border between the Charentes and the Dordogne. This holiday property and its grounds are spectacular and very spacious with a private swimming pool. The property has a traditional feel with an emphasis on quality furnishings and comfort. The kitchen and back kitchen are well-equipped and fully-fitted, whilst the living and dining rooms are bright and airy with...

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