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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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60 cottages are available
  • Bethines×

    Bethines

    Bethines

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    Ref: W14868
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Situated in the hamlet of Vrassac, within walking distance of the pretty village of Bethines, La Petite Grange is...

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  • Le Gicq×

    Le Gicq

    Le Gicq

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    Ref: FCH191
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This 19th century barn has been converted into two lovely holiday properties (FCH190 and FCH191), which can be...

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  • St. Aubin-de-Plain, Deux-Sèvres×

    The Lake House

    St. Aubin-de-Plain, Deux-Sèvres

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    Ref: F79143
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    The Lake House is a delightful character farmhouse, a 16th-century baronial hunting lodge, set in 10-acre private...

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  • Saint Simon, Charente-Maritime×

    La Tonnelle

    Saint Simon, Charente-Maritime

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    Ref: F17100
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Private Swimming Pool - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - No Pets Allowed

    This attractive farmhouse next to the owner’s home has been carefully restored to retain its traditional charm...

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

    Le Genet

    La Bossière-en-Gâtine, Deux-Sèvres

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    Ref: FA274
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Private Swimming Pool - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Set on the edge of a tiny rural hamlet, this delightful, comfortably furnished, old stone farmhouse offers peace and...

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  • Le Gicq ×

    Le Gicq

    Le Gicq

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    Ref: FCH190
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This 19th century barn has been converted into two lovely holiday properties (FCH190 and FCH191), which can be...

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  • Saint Augustin, Charente-Maritime×

    Pat-Stef

    Saint Augustin, Charente-Maritime

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    Ref: F17229
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue

    Situated in a quiet residential area just a five minute drive from the beautiful beach of La Grande Côte,...

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  • St. Aubin-du-Plain, Deux Sèvres×

    The Farm on the Lake

    St. Aubin-du-Plain, Deux Sèvres

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    Ref: F79142
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    The Lake House is a delightful character stone farmhouse, a former 16th-century baronial hunting lodge, set in...

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  • Ile-de-Ré, Charente-Maritime×

    Les Grenettes

    Ile-de-Ré, Charente-Maritime

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    Ref: F17299
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    Just 400 metres from sandy beaches on the south side of this lovely island. Les Grenettes is a modern holiday...

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  • Bouillé-Loretz×

    Bouillé-Loretz

    Bouillé-Loretz

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    Ref: FJD028
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This holiday house with 3 bedrooms and bathrooms, features exposed beams and stonework. The downstairs bathroom has...

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  • La Barde, Charente-Maritime×

    Logis de la Treille - Kingfisher

    La Barde, Charente-Maritime

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    Ref: F17348
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Logis de la Treille is set in a lovely position, on the border of Charente-Maritime, Gironde and Dordogne. It shares...

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  • Saint-Georges-de-Didonne×

    Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

    Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

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    Ref: FCH186
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles

    This lovely, first and second floor, 3 bedroom apartment is situated 300m from the centre of the pretty little resort...

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