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

    Le Gicq

    Le Gicq, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FCH191
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    This pretty gite is nestled in the beautiful countryside of the Charente-Maritime, and is ideal for touring the pretty towns and villages of the area.
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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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    Le Gicq
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  • Bethines, Poitou-Charentes
    Bethines, Poitou-Charentes×

    Bethines

    Bethines, Poitou-Charentes

    5
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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...

  • Curçay-sur-Dive, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes
    Curçay-sur-Dive, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes×

    Le Petit Moulin

    Curçay-sur-Dive, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes

    6
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    Ref: F86128
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Only a short drive to Saumur and Chinon and their famous vineyards, the setting of this semi-detached holiday property can give you the true taste of French rural life at a slow pace with un-crowded roads all year round
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    Only a short drive to Saumur and Chinon and their famous vineyards, the setting of this semi-detached holiday property can give you the true taste of French rural life at a slow pace with un-crowded roads all year round. The interior is comfortably furnished throughout with leather sofas in the living room and open fire for those cool evenings. There is a large swimming pool with Roman steps which is shared with the owners, a sunny poolside terrace and an attractive sheltered terrace with...

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

    Logis de la Treille - Kingfisher

    La Barde, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
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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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  • Ile-de-Ré, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
    Ile-de-Ré, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes×

    Les Grenettes

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

    6
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    2
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    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,...

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

    La Chapelle St. Etienne

    La Chapelle St. Etienne, Poitou-Charentes

    6
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    2
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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). ...

  • Burie, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
    Burie, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes×

    Château du Treuil

    Burie, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

    6
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    Ref: F17253
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This elegant 18th-century château stands in 2.7 hectares of walled grounds, in an idyllic peaceful setting
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    This elegant 18th-century château stands in 2.7 hectares of walled grounds, in an idyllic peaceful setting of imposing trees with a large formal garden with statues. The superb mosaic tiled swimming pool has a lovely covered terrace, which makes the ideal place for dining in the shade. Completely modernised, this side part of the château is spacious, and modern. Located in the little village of Burie with shops, it is in an area rich in history and culture, with the cities...

  • Jarnac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
    Jarnac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes×

    La Seringa

    Jarnac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

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    2
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    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...

  • Marigny, nr. Niort, Poitou-Charentes
    Marigny, nr. Niort, Poitou-Charentes×

    Marigny, nr. Niort

    Marigny, nr. Niort, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: W13022
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    These three wonderful holiday properties, completely renovated by the British owners, enjoy shared use of an above-ground swimming pool.
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    These three wonderful holiday properties, completely renovated by the British owners, enjoy shared use of an above-ground swimming pool and a large shared garden. The smallest, a 2-bedroomed detached stone holiday cottage, offers a fitted kitchen with lounge/diner, ample and comfortable accommodation for a family of four. Relax in front of the woodburner in the low season, or take in the sun in the private south facing garden in the summer, either way this is a great base for a holiday....

    Marigny, nr. Niort
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    Marigny, nr. Niort
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  • La Barde, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
    La Barde, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes×

    Logis de la Treille - Otter

    La Barde, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

    6
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    3
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    Ref: F17349
    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 - Kingfisher
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    3
  • La Touche, Poitou-Charentes
    La Touche, Poitou-Charentes×

    La Touche

    La Touche, Poitou-Charentes

    6
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    2
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    Ref: W14633
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Situated in the quiet hamlet of La Touche on the Charentes border, this holiday property has spacious living areas and features original oak beams.
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    This lovely detached house has been completely renovated to a good standard by its owners, and features original oak beams and an enclosed above-ground swimming pool. The double bedroom upstairs has an en-suite shower room, and both the downstairs doubles have direct access into the private fully enclosed garden. Situated in the quiet hamlet of La Touche on the Charentes border, within a short drive, you have several pretty villages and local markets and there is a beach lake 5km away....

  • Le Vigeant, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes
    Le Vigeant, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes×

    Périoux

    Le Vigeant, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes

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    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FJV028
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    A peaceful and tranquil retreat only 4km from the beautiful riverside market town of L’Isle-Jourdain, offering shops, bars, restaurants and loads of fun activities.
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    Situated at the end of a quiet road, Périoux offers a peaceful and tranquil setting while being close to L’Isle Jourdain. The property is all on one level and offers three good sized bedrooms and a large open plan living area. At the rear of the property is a garden with a playhouse for children.
    The local village of Le Vigeant overlooks the beautiful River Vienne and is home to the best racing circuit in France. The town of L’Isle Jourdain, 4km, is considered to...

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