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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. Medard-de-Rouillac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
    St. Medard-de-Rouillac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes×

    Les Amis

    St. Medard-de-Rouillac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: F16134
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    With spectacular sunsets, surrounded by sunflowers and grapevines, this holiday property is set in a beautiful rural area, near Rouillac
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    With spectacular sunsets, surrounded by sunflowers and grapevines, this holiday property is set in a beautiful rural area, near Rouillac. The charming English owner lives next door, and is very helpful for local information. The huge lake of Angoulême is close by for bathing and waterskiing, and Cognac has many distilleries, a wonderful golf-course, indoor market, and boat trips on the river. The seaside is also just an hour away, with Royan and sandy beaches, as well as La...

  • Montignac-le-Coq, Poitou-Charentes
    Montignac-le-Coq, Poitou-Charentes×

    Montignac-le-Coq

    Montignac-le-Coq, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FJC046
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This holiday cottage nestles on the hillside of the hamlet of Servolle and features a large garden with a glorious infinity swimming pool (55m², open May-Sep), which offers views over the surrounding countryside
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    This holiday cottage nestles on the hillside of the hamlet of Servolle and features a large garden with a glorious infinity swimming pool, which offers views over the surrounding countryside. There is a small restaurant within a 5-minute drive, shops and a supermarket in pretty Montmoreau, 10 minutes and a beach lake at the very pretty village of Aubeterre, 15 minutes. If you visit in September, the classic cars street race around the old ramparts in the lovely town...

  • Gondeville, Poitou-Charentes
    Gondeville, Poitou-Charentes×

    Gondeville

    Gondeville, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FJC058
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Relax on the sunny terrace and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Charente countryside, or enjoy an al fresco meal in the evening.
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    These two pretty terraced cottages (FJC058 and FJC059) both sleep 4 guests and sit nestled in the Charente countryside. They both have a sunny terrace to enjoy al fresco dining and benefit from a shared outdoor swimming pool. The small village of Gondeville with amenities is located in the Cognac region, and the town of Cognac is just 14km away. Explore the old town with its half-timbered buildings and medieval narrow streets and brand warehouses. Saint-Simon is a pretty riverside...

  • Talmont-sur-Gironde, Poitou-Charentes
    Talmont-sur-Gironde, Poitou-Charentes×

    Talmont-sur-Gironde

    Talmont-sur-Gironde, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FCH092
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    These simple but well maintained, 2 bedroom, terraced holiday gites, situated within the owner’s grounds, have fitted kitchens within the large open living area, which gives access onto the covered terrace.
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    These simple but well maintained, 2 bedroom, terraced holiday gites, situated within the owner’s grounds, have fitted kitchens within the large open living area, which gives access onto the covered terrace. Beyond here is a shared garden. Enjoy sitting outside in the shade or sunshine eating your croissants on the east-facing terrace, or enjoy a game of table tennis. Visit the pretty village of Talmont-sur-Gironde, 6km to the west on the Gironde estuary, or a further 4km up the coast...

    Talmont-sur-Gironde
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    2
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  • Beurlay, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
    Beurlay, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes×

    Relais du Colombier

    Beurlay, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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    2
    2
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    Ref: F17350
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    In between the Roman town of Saintes and the naval city of Rochefort, this 17th-century Charentaise house is set in the heart of Beurlay, next to the owner’s historic property
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    In between the Roman town of Saintes and the naval city of Rochefort, this 17th-century Charentaise house is set in the heart of Beurlay, next to the owner’s historic property. Restored to a good standard using eco materials, the 140m² interior is tastefully decorated and well-equipped with large rooms and a veranda. With a marvellous large enclosed garden and rose trees, it also has 3-hectare grounds. The large heated and tiled swimming pool is enclosed with stone walls...

  • Rouffignac, Poitou-Charentes
    Rouffignac, Poitou-Charentes×

    Rouffignac

    Rouffignac, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FCH095
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This 19th-century holiday home has its own swimming pool and lies close to the village with a couple of shops, including a small pizzeria
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    This 19th-century holiday home has its own swimming pool and lies close to the village with a couple of shops, including a small pizzeria. Montendre is 6km with all amenities and the pretty surrounding villages hold weekly markets. Jonzac (10 mins) has a great water park and a beach lake. Just 30km away, Port Maubert on the river Gironde has a canoeing and sailing school. The pretty beach at Meschers can be reached within an hour and the resort at Royan is just another 10 minutes from...

  • La Flotte-en-Ré, Poitou-Charentes
    La Flotte-en-Ré, Poitou-Charentes×

    La Flotte-en-Ré

    La Flotte-en-Ré, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FCH165
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property
    This semi-detached holiday home is full of charm, situated within a group of similar properties, and is an ideal base for a family or friends alike
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    This semi-detached holiday home is full of charm, situated within a group of similar properties, and is an ideal base for a family or friends alike. It lies just 100m from the sea and 1km from all amenities, as well as the port of La Flotte-en-Ré. Discover the surrounding area on foot or hire a bicycle. Attractions on the island, not to be missed, include Baleines lighthouse, the ports of Saint Martin, Flotte and Fiers d’Ars. As well as the outdoor, heated swimming pool, there...

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

    Le Gicq

    Le Gicq, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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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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  • Feuillade, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
    Feuillade, Charente, Poitou-Charentes×

    Le Pavillon

    Feuillade, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

    5
    2
    2
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    Ref: FJC064
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy the attractive towns and villages in the area, discover the history, then return and relax by the swimming pool.
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    This 18th-century cottage was formerly the gatehouse to the manor house. The part covered terrace can be accessed from the kitchen and the double bedroom.
    Go through the garden gate for an exclusive stretch of fishing. Guests also enjoy shared use of the outdoor swimming pool and sun loungers. There is plenty of shade should you tire of the sun! The very attractive town of Montbron is 11km where you will find all amenities including shops and cafes. Also worth a visit...

  • Talmont-sur-Gironde, Poitou-Charentes
    Talmont-sur-Gironde, Poitou-Charentes×

    Talmont-sur-Gironde

    Talmont-sur-Gironde, Poitou-Charentes

    5
    2
    1
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    Ref: FCH093
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    These simple but well maintained, 2 bedroom, terraced holiday gites, situated within the owner’s grounds, have fitted kitchens within the large open living area, which gives access onto the covered terrace.
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    These simple but well maintained, 2 bedroom, terraced holiday gites, situated within the owner’s grounds, have fitted kitchens within the large open living area, which gives access onto the covered terrace. Beyond here is a shared garden. Enjoy sitting outside in the shade or sunshine eating your croissants on the east-facing terrace, or enjoy a game of table tennis. Visit the pretty village of Talmont-sur-Gironde, 6km to the west on the Gironde estuary, or a further 4km up the coast...

    Talmont-sur-Gironde
    4
    2
    2
  • Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Poitou-Charentes
    Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Poitou-Charentes×

    Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

    Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Poitou-Charentes

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    2
    1
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    Ref: FJC062
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio
    In a great central location, this apartment is just 200m from the the centre of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne.
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    These beautiful holiday apartments (refs FJC061 and FJC062) are situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne. FJC061 has a very comfortable lounge with a woodburner, as well as a large screen television, perfect for relaxing in front of in an evening. Both apartments have original features, including exposed stonework and beams dating back to the 15th century. The discreet owner lives on site. There is also a shared swimming pool to enjoy. The lovely village...

    Aubeterre-sur-Dronne
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    3
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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...

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