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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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  • Bethines
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    Bethines

    Bethines

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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...

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  • Jarnac, Charente
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    La Seringa

    Jarnac, Charente

    6
    3
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    Ref: F16216
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Set in a very quiet position in a tiny old stone village in between Cognac, Jarnac and Angoulême, this old...

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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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  • Saint Simon, Charente-Maritime
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    La Tonnelle

    Saint Simon, Charente-Maritime

    6
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    Ref: F17100
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

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

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  • Le Château-d’Oléron
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    Le Château-d’Oléron

    Le Château-d’Oléron

    6
    2
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    Ref: FCH120
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool

    Set in a residential area, located just 300 metres from the ocean, this typical seaside apartment lies on a complex...

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  • Bouillé-Loretz
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    Bouillé-Loretz

    Bouillé-Loretz

    6
    3
    3
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    Ref: FJD028
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

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

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  • Saint-Loup-Lamairé
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    Saint-Loup-Lamairé

    Saint-Loup-Lamairé

    6
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    2
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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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  • Ile-de-Ré, Charente-Maritime
    Ile-de-Ré, Charente-Maritime×

    Les Grenettes

    Ile-de-Ré, Charente-Maritime

    6
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    Ref: F17299
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

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

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  • Rioux, near Saintes, Charente-Maritime
    Rioux, near Saintes, Charente-Maritime×

    Chez Chabot

    Rioux, near Saintes, Charente-Maritime

    6
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    Ref: F17355
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This three-bedroom, traditional Charente house has been transformed by the owner into a spacious and bright...

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  • Gémozac
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    Gémozac

    Gémozac

    6
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    Ref: W15032
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This semi-detached holiday property is situated in a hamlet on the outskirts of Gémozac and retains many...

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  • La Touche
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    La Touche

    La Touche

    6
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    Ref: W14633
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - 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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  • Le Gicq
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    Le Gicq

    Le Gicq

    6
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    Ref: FCH190
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio

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

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