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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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  • Sérigny, Poitou-Charentes
    Sérigny, Poitou-Charentes×

    Sérigny

    Sérigny, Poitou-Charentes

    12
    6
    4
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    Ref: FJV023
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Surrounded by open countryside, this traditional cottage is ideal for larger groups wanting to holiday together.
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    This traditional cottage consists of two self-contained properties (FJV023 and FJV024)connected by a conservatory. Both benefit from the shared above ground swimming pool, with fantastic panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. There are two large covered terraces so you can relax in the shade, and each gives onto a larger terrace in the fully enclosed shared gardens. The swimming pool is 50m away and features an open area overlooking the pool and with views beyond onto the...

    Sérigny
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  • Lizant, Poitou-Charentes
    Lizant, Poitou-Charentes×
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    Les Papillons

    Les Papillons

    Lizant, Poitou-Charentes

    12
    4
    4
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    Ref: FJV029
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Relax in the large garden with its varied wildlife, or explore the towns of Civray and Ruffec, which are both a short drive away.
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    This lovely, light and airy holiday home offers the perfect location for a tranquil and relaxing holiday. The very large garden, which is laid to lawn with flower beds and a wild garden with various varieties of birds and butterflies, has an above-ground plunge pool visible from the raised terrace. The house has been lovingly restored, and there is exposed stonework and beams, a great fitted kitchen/dining room with a table seating 12, and a large living room with a bar, pool table...

  • Villeneuve, Poitou-Charentes
    Villeneuve, Poitou-Charentes×

    Domaine de Villeneuve

    Villeneuve, Poitou-Charentes

    14
    7
    6
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    Ref: F16184
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    A superb large family Charentaise house with large enclosed garden, perfect for a large group of friends or two families wishing to holiday together with the benefit of a private swimming pool
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    A superb large family Charentaise house with large enclosed garden, perfect for a large group of friends or two families wishing to holiday together with the benefit of a private swimming pool. Set in a small peaceful village close to Jarnac with its daily market, shops, restaurants and cafés, and only 12km from the well known town of Cognac. This accommodation is over three floors, has many bedrooms with en-suite facilities with plenty of space and privacy. Decorated with...

  • Cressé, Poitou-Charentes
    Cressé, Poitou-Charentes×

    Chez Gill

    Cressé, Poitou-Charentes

    15
    7
    6
    0
    Ref: FA236
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    A delightful, spacious property, beautifully renovated to provide comfortable and stylish holiday accommodation
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    A delightful, spacious property, beautifully renovated to provide comfortable and stylish holiday accommodation. In a tranquil setting on the outskirts of the village, with views over the fields beyond, this lovely old mill house with small river running beneath and separate cottage are set beside a stream with a central courtyard separating the two properties. (Although the stream may dry up in Summer, careful supervision of young children is recommended). It has a good-sized garden with...

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