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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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  • St. Aubin-de-Plain, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes
    St. Aubin-de-Plain, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes×

    The Lake House

    St. Aubin-de-Plain, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: F79143
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    The Lake House is a delightful character farmhouse, a 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 farmhouse, a 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 rolling countryside enable you to watch incredible sunsets, also seen from the swimming pool and terrace. The swimming pool is only shared with The Farm on the Lake (F79142). The Lake House has exposed beams, a magnificent decorative stone fireplace and stone pillars in...

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

    Le Genet

    La Bossière-en-Gâtine, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes

    6
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    Ref: FA274
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Set on the edge of a tiny rural hamlet, this delightful, comfortably furnished, old stone farmhouse offers peace and quiet together with great views over unspoilt countryside
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    Set on the edge of a tiny rural hamlet, this delightful, comfortably furnished, old stone farmhouse offers peace and quiet together with great views over unspoilt countryside. Set in an enclosed garden, this holiday home is south facing and features a fenced pool and partly walled, paved terrace area - a real sun trap, and wooden decked terrace. It is just 3 minutes’ drive to the village of Allone, and 8km to Secondigny. Visit the pretty medieval market town of Parthenay, with its...

  • 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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  • Loudun, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes
    Loudun, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes×

    Château de Nue

    Loudun, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes

    6
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    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 character and stands in extensive grounds
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    In a secluded and quiet position near the attractive town of Loudun, this 19th-century château is full of character and stands in extensive grounds. The interior is spacious and furnished with period antiques, with high ceilings and large stone ornamental fireplaces, whilst also incorporating the comforts of modern living. In front of the château there is an enclosed courtyard, small garden, sheltered terrace and barbecue area, ideal for al-fresco dining. The private swimming...

  • Le Puy, near Gurat, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
    Le Puy, near Gurat, Charente, Poitou-Charentes×

    Le Manoir du Puy

    Le Puy, near Gurat, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

    6
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    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...

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

    Les Forges

    Les Forges, Poitou-Charentes

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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...

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

    La Doucéane

    Aytré, Charente-Maritime, 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...

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

    Périoux

    Le Vigeant, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes

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    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, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
    Royan, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes×

    Chez Françoise

    Royan, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    2
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    Ref: F17364
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This three bedroom apartment lies just 150 metres from the largest sandy beach in Royan, one of the Charente-Maritime’s most popular resorts
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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. Within 10 minutes’ walk there is a choice of shops including a bakers and grocers, cafés and restaurants, together...

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

    Logis de la Treille - Otter

    La Barde, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    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
    6
    3
    3
  • Burie, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
    Burie, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes×

    Château du Treuil

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

    Le Gicq

    Le Gicq, Charente-Maritime, 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
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    Le Gicq
    8
    4
    4
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