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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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  • Charroux, Poitou-Charentes
    Charroux, Poitou-Charentes×

    Charroux

    Charroux, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FJV022
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This delightful holiday home lies close to the village amenities and on the edge of the beautiful countryside.
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    This comfortable holiday home is set in the picturesque Poitou-Charentes region, with the friendly owner living on-site. In the village of Charroux is the remains of the Benedictine Charroux Abbey, founded in the 8th century and are still preserved in the town. This is an ideal base to explore this region. Ruffec is 20km away and is situated on the Lien River in the quiet countryside, offering a selection of shops and restaurants. Verteuil-sur-Charente is a village situated on the banks...

  • Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Poitou-Charentes
    Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Poitou-Charentes×

    Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

    Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FJC061
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    After a busy day exploring the Charente region, relax in the shared swimming pool!
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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
    5
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  • Brossac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
    Brossac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes×

    L’Étang Vallier - Les Pins 1

    Brossac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FJC066
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    There are plenty of activities on-site to enjoy, as well as a restaurant overlooking the lake.
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    This complex comprises many holiday homes, and these two properties (FJC066 and FJC067) are set in 8 hectares of pine forest. Comfortably furnished, they each have a terrace that is partly covered, as well as a private garden. Guests have free access to the outdoor swimming pool and an additional children’s pool, as well as a playground. Many activities await you on-site: children will enjoy the lake beach and you can try your hand at many water sports including water skiing...

    L’Étang Vallier - Les Pins 2
    10
    3
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  • Les Brousses, nr. Cognac, Poitou-Charentes
    Les Brousses, nr. Cognac, Poitou-Charentes×

    Les Brousses, nr. Cognac

    Les Brousses, nr. Cognac, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: W13417
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    The high external wall and huge timber entrance doors hide a renovated detached farmhouse, large, private, fully enclosed gardens and a larger than average private swimming pool.
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    The high external wall and huge timber entrance doors hide a renovated detached farmhouse, large, private, fully enclosed gardens and a larger than average private swimming pool, close the gates behind you and enjoy the complete privacy in this beautiful area of the South West of France. The house has all the features of a former farmhouse, a decorative fireplace, oak beams and exposed stone walls, plus some features not normally associated with this type of...

  • Aigre, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
    Aigre, Charente, Poitou-Charentes×

    Maison de Mons

    Aigre, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: F16172
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    To the north of Cognac and the well known distilleries is a little town called Aigre with all amenities such as bars, cafés and a lovely market
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    To the north of Cognac and the well known distilleries is a little town called Aigre with all amenities such as bars, cafés and a lovely market. On the edge of this town is this holiday property overlooking maize fields on one side and completely private and enclosed on the other side with a superb swimming pool and large gardens. The large town of Angoulême known for its cartoon museum also has a huge lake with a beach that is superb for waterskiing at a short distance. A...

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

    La Cagouille

    La Foy, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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    3
    2
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    Ref: F17280
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Very well located, this property is set less than half an hour’s drive from the coast and beaches of the ocean
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    Very well located, this property is set less than half an hour’s drive from the coast and beaches of the ocean. This stone farmhouse has been renovated and opens on to a large, enclosed garden with a private, above-ground hexagon-shaped swimming pool. On two floors, it has large rooms, a superb kitchen opening onto the terrace, and plenty of armchairs and sofas spread over two living rooms. The charming English-speaking owners live nearby, and can be of great help to advise you on...

  • Marigny, nr. Niort, Poitou-Charentes
    Marigny, nr. Niort, Poitou-Charentes×

    Marigny, nr. Niort

    Marigny, nr. Niort, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: W12378
    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 (7m x 4m, depth 1
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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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  • Champmillon, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
    Champmillon, Charente, Poitou-Charentes×

    Villa Champmillon

    Champmillon, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FJC063
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This is the perfect property in an ideal location for families to enjoy discovering the area and returning to the private outdoor swimming pool.
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    This lovely house with superb, private, outdoor swimming pool, has been carefully converted to provide very comfortable accommodation. It comes with all mod cons including an excellent games room which features a 60" flatscreen TV, DVD player, comfortable seating and a table tennis table. There is a fully equipped kitchen with central table so everyone can dine in comfort, and there are two living rooms, one with a second large screen TV. The pool and garden are accessed from a raised...

  • Coulonges-sur-l’Autize, Poitou-Charentes
    Coulonges-sur-l’Autize, Poitou-Charentes×

    Coulonges-sur-l’Autize

    Coulonges-sur-l’Autize, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: W15029
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This pretty four bedroom cottage with its wooden floors and beamed ceilings has been tastefully furnished to provide all comforts including gas central heating, as well as a log burner for out of season holidays and a fully fitted kitchen
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    This pretty four bedroom cottage with its wooden floors and beamed ceilings has been tastefully furnished to provide all comforts including gas central heating, as well as a log burner for out of season holidays and a fully fitted kitchen. There is plenty of space inside and outside, including your own private swimming pool and extensive gardens which are accessed by crossing the very quiet lane. There are two local villages, l’Absie, 7km, to the north and the...

  • 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: FCH189
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Make the most of the shared heated swimming pool before exploring the fascinating town of Cognac.
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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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  • Sers, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
    Sers, Charente, Poitou-Charentes×

    Le Moulin A Vent

    Sers, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FA295
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This very spacious, light holiday house has a large garden and private pool in the Charente area
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    This very spacious, light holiday house has a large garden and private pool in the Charente area. The spacious house with an independent studio is set within 3 hectares of private garden/parkland, with its very own internal courtyard with lovely views towards the hills and grassy meadows. Benefiting from shady, wooded parts, an orchard and even a small productive vineyard, and having a private pool with immersion alarm, terrace and 2 awnings, it is an ideal holiday home. The pretty village...

  • Pillac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
    Pillac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes×

    Josephine

    Pillac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: F16213
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This charming detached villa with beautiful countryside views is well-equipped with a swimming pool and table tennis.
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    This well-equipped, detached villa has distant views overlooking the picturesque countryside from the shaded terrace which overlooks the pool. It is light, spacious and airy with patio windows leading to the terrace which has a built-in barbecue meaning it is an ideal place for dining al fresco. There is a table tennis table on a covered front terrace and a large open rough grassed area just below the pool - an ideal place for children to play. Riding, tennis, fishing and golf are...

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