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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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  • 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...

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

    Le Gicq

    Le Gicq, Poitou-Charentes

    5
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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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  • Les Forges, Poitou-CharentesPoitou-Charentes
    Les Forges, Poitou-CharentesPoitou-Charentes×

    Les Forges

    Les Forges, Poitou-CharentesPoitou-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...

    Les Forges
    4
    2
    2
  • Ile-de-Ré, Poitou-Charentes
    Ile-de-Ré, Poitou-Charentes×

    Les Grenettes

    Ile-de-Ré, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    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,...

  • Moutiers-sous-Argenton, Poitou-Charentes
    Moutiers-sous-Argenton, Poitou-Charentes×
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    La Maison Blanche

    La Maison Blanche

    Moutiers-sous-Argenton, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: FJD032
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    A beautiful stone built villa in the picturesque region of Poitou-Charentes where you can explore the Atlantic coast and Cognac country.
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    This charming holiday home in the beautiful region of Poitou-Charentes is just the place to come to recharge your batteries. Spacious and comfortable, it can accommodate six people and has a large garden and a swimming pool which is shared with the owner who lives on-site. There are many interesting and exciting places to visit in this region of France. For swimming, visit the lake at Argenton-les-Vallées, 10km, or to satisfy both young and old, watch one of the compelling...

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

    The Farm on the Lake

    St. Aubin-du-Plain, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    1
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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...

  • Saint-Loup-Lamairé, Poitou-Charentes
    Saint-Loup-Lamairé, Poitou-Charentes×

    Saint-Loup-Lamairé

    Saint-Loup-Lamairé, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: FJD027
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    This 200-year-old detached holiday cottage sits in a very peaceful location overlooking the River Thouet
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    This 200-year-old detached holiday cottage sits in a very peaceful location overlooking the River Thouet. The gardens, tennis court and swimming pool are shared with the owner who lives next door. The simple accommodation has 2 bedrooms, the double opening onto a south-facing terrace. There is also an annex, accessed from outside, with a double bedroom and en-suite shower room. Lake Cébron is 2km, where you can windsurf and sail. The Loire Valley is famous for its wines and Saumur...

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

    Le Petit Moulin

    Curçay-sur-Dive, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    1
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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 uncrowded 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...

  • Burie, Poitou-Charentes
    Burie, Poitou-Charentes×

    Château du Treuil

    Burie, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    2
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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...

  • Le Vigeant, Poitou-Charentes
    Le Vigeant, Poitou-Charentes×
    Newly Listed
    Périoux

    Périoux

    Le Vigeant, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    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...

  • Royan, Poitou-Charentes
    Royan, Poitou-Charentes×

    Chez Françoise

    Royan, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    2
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    Ref: F17364
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This apartment is just a short walk to the beach and is next to the marina and port.
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    This three bedroom apartment lies just 150 metres from the largest sandy beach in Royan, one of the Charente-Maritime’s most popular resorts. Bright and airy, the fully-fitted kitchen leads onto the dining area and living room, from where guests can access a small garden. The beach is less than two minutes’ walk, and sits next to a marina and port, with the centre of Royan just 600m. Within 10 minutes’ walk there is a choice of shops including a bakers and...

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

    Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

    Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    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,...

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