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

    Périoux

    Le Vigeant, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    1
    1
    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...

  • Gémozac, Poitou-Charentes
    Gémozac, Poitou-Charentes×

    Gémozac

    Gémozac, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    2
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    Ref: W15032
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoying a quiet, hamlet location, this home from home property has beautiful stone walls, exposed beams and a contemporary wood burner.
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    This semi-detached holiday property is situated in a hamlet on the outskirts of Gémozac and retains many original features including stone walls, exposed beams as well as a contemporary woodburner in the galleried lounge. Outside there is a small enclosed terrace to the front, and a garden to the rear, ideal for barbecues. Gémozac is within a 5-minute drive and has all amenities, whilst lovely beaches can be found 25kms away. Shop and restaurant 3km,...

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

    La Flotte-en-Ré

    La Flotte-en-Ré, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    2
    1
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    Ref: FCH166
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool
    The Île de Ré is a veritable paradise set on the ocean across from La Rochelle
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    The Île de Ré is a veritable paradise set on the ocean across from La Rochelle. The land is level and ideal for discovering the area on foot or on bicycle. On the island, there are certain unmissable sights such as Baleines lighthouse and the ports of Saint Martin, Flotte and Fiers d’Ars. This terraced holiday property is situated on a complex just 100m from the sea and 1km from amenities and the port of La Flotte-en-Ré. As well as the outdoor, heated,...

  • Brossac, Poitou-Charentes
    Brossac, Poitou-Charentes×
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    L’Étang Vallier - Les Pins 1

    L’Étang Vallier - Les Pins 1

    Brossac, Poitou-Charentes

    7
    2
    1
    0
    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
    3
  • Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Poitou-Charentes
    Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Poitou-Charentes×

    Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

    Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Poitou-Charentes

    7
    3
    2
    0
    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
    2
    2
  • Charroux, Poitou-Charentes
    Charroux, Poitou-Charentes×

    Charroux

    Charroux, Poitou-Charentes

    7
    2
    1
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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...

  • Usson-du-Poitou, Poitou-Charentes
    Usson-du-Poitou, Poitou-Charentes×

    La Maison des Volets Bleus

    Usson-du-Poitou, Poitou-Charentes

    8
    4
    3
    2
    Ref: FJV026
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    A traditional farmhouse with 4 bedrooms and an enclosed garden with a private outdoor swimming pool.
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    This pretty cottage offers four bedrooms and a large living area with direct access to a private outdoor swimming pool. The downstairs bedroom (in the annex attached to the house), has twin beds and a shower room which also houses the washing machine. Access to the enclosed back garden is from the kitchen/dining area, and the living/dining room has exposed beams, a decorative wood burner and a spiral staircase. Relax in the very private garden or on the patio by the pool and barbecue,...

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

    Josephine

    Pillac, Poitou-Charentes

    8
    4
    2
    0
    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...

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

    Maison de Mons

    Aigre, Poitou-Charentes

    8
    4
    2
    1
    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...

  • Le Château-d’Oléron, Poitou-Charentes
    Le Château-d’Oléron, Poitou-Charentes×

    Le Château-d’Oléron

    Le Château-d’Oléron, Poitou-Charentes

    8
    2
    2
    0
    Ref: FCH121
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool
    A fantastic holiday base, enjoy the shared swimming pool or nearby beach, or explore Royan, La Rochelle and further afield.
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    This holiday apartment is set on a complex, with use of a shared swimming pool with paddling pool (open June-September) and just 300m from the ocean. Beautiful beaches can be found Le Grand-Village-Plage, 4km, and Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, 10km. Places to visit include Royan, 43km, a seaside resort that includes attractions such as the Church of Notre-Dames and Les Jardins du Monde, or Saintes, 52.5km, with its Roman ruins, archaeological museum and cathedral. Further afield is La...

  • St. André-de-Lidon, near Royan, Poitou-Charentes
    St. André-de-Lidon, near Royan, Poitou-Charentes×

    Le Moulin de l’Ardillier

    St. André-de-Lidon, near Royan, Poitou-Charentes

    8
    4
    2
    0
    Ref: FA264
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Situated on the village outskirts, this detached Charentais farmhouse has spacious and airy rooms with a wealth of exposed stone and beams
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    Situated on the village outskirts, this detached Charentais farmhouse has spacious and airy rooms with a wealth of exposed stone and beams. Furnished in rustic style, it is surrounded by farmland and vineyards, with a large garden of shrubs, mature trees offering shady areas, and terraces for dining ‘al fresco’. The village centre is just a 3-minute drive for daily bread and basic supplies, along with tennis courts. Cozes is a 9-minute drive with its restaurants, shops and...

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

    Coulonges-sur-l’Autize

    Coulonges-sur-l’Autize, Poitou-Charentes

    8
    4
    2
    0
    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...

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