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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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58 cottages are available
  • Saint-Georges-de-Didonne
    Saint-Georges-de-Didonne×

    Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

    Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

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    Ref: FCH186
    Key Features:
    - Garden / Patio

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

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

    Logis de la Treille - Otter

    La Barde, Charente-Maritime

    6
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    Ref: F17349
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - 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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  • La Chapelle St. Etienne
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    La Chapelle St. Etienne

    La Chapelle St. Etienne

    6
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    2
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    Ref: W15057
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This 19th-century semi-detached holiday home, adjoining the owner’s home, has a vast garden with countryside...

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  • La Barde, Charente-Maritime
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    Logis de la Treille - Kingfisher

    La Barde, Charente-Maritime

    6
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    3
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    Ref: F17348
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - 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-Loup-Lamairé
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    Saint-Loup-Lamairé

    Saint-Loup-Lamairé

    6
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    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. The...

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  • La Touche
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    La Touche

    La Touche

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    Ref: W14633
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This lovely detached house has been completely renovated to a good standard by its owners, and features original oak...

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  • Marigny, nr. Niort
    Marigny, nr. Niort×

    Marigny, nr. Niort

    Marigny, nr. Niort

    6
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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...

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  • Lezay
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    Lezay

    Lezay

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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...

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  • Sérigny
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    Sérigny

    Sérigny

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    Ref: FJV024
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio

    This traditional cottage consists of two self-contained properties (FJV023 and FJV024)connected by a conservatory....

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  • Aytré, Charente-Maritime
    Aytré, Charente-Maritime×

    La Doucéane

    Aytré, Charente-Maritime

    6
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    Ref: F17358
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - 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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  • Loudun, Vienne
    Loudun, Vienne×

    Château de Nue

    Loudun, Vienne

    6
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    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...

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  • St. Jean d’Angély, Charente-Maritime
    St. Jean d’Angély, Charente-Maritime×

    Domaine du Petit Oulme

    St. Jean d’Angély, Charente-Maritime

    6
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    Ref: F17274
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Near the charming village of Aulnay and five minutes drive from the old town of St. Jean d’Angély stands...

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