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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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  • Maison de Mons

    Aigre, Charente

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: F16172

    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 for children to play in. 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 little further is Cognac with a daily market, boat trips on the river Charente, interesting museums and nice pedestrian streets full of trendy shops. For a day out do not miss La Rochelle with the old harbour and famous aquarium as well as the multitude of restaurants along the water.

    Ground floor: Entrance hall. Large living room with open-plan kitchen, open fire. Dining room. Separate WC. Up four steps: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower, double basin. Separate WC. First floor: Kingsize bedroom, en-suite shower room

    • Large enclosed gardens
    • Covered pergola
    • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m; depth 1m-2.2m) with no chlorine and alarm
    • Electric heating
    • Underfloor heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • TV (French channels)
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Playstation
    • Children’s table football and pool table
    • Two t/cots
    • H/chair
    • Garage
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Pool and garden toys
    • Barbecue
    • Unsuitable for the infirm.

    Location: 800m (town centre, shops, cafés, restaurants), 35km from Angoulême (lake, golf, large town, museums, shops), 41km N of Cognac (shops, museums, distilleries, boat trips, golf), 110km from La Rochelle (old harbour, aquarium, restaurants, shops, airport).

  • Josephine

    Pillac, Charente

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F16213

    Well-equipped detached holiday villa with distant views overlooking picturesque countryside from the awning-shaded terrace overlooking the pool. Light, spacious and airy with a wall of patio windows leading to the terrace where the built-in barbecue means it is an ideal place for evening meals. There is table tennis on a covered front terrace and a large open rough grassed area just below the pool - an ideal place for children to play. The property has also been awarded a 4 star grading from the tourist board of the Charente region. Riding, tennis, fishing and golf are within reasonable distances. Open markets in Aubeterre and Chalais, where you will find a multitude of local products. Visit the Château de Taleyran in Chalais. Angoulême offers good shopping.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Utility. Four bedrooms: all with French doors: three double, one with curtained off shower/WC, one twin. Bathroom/WC with shower attachment, shower cubicle, basin. Separate WC

    • Partially enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Steps to swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 0.8m to 1.7m, open May-Oct) with WC
    • Telephone - incoming calls only
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Piano
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 6km from Aubeterre (shops, bars, restaurants), 10km from Chalais (château, shops, restaurants).

  • Les Brousses, nr. Cognac

    Les Brousses, nr. Cognac

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W13417

    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 (55m²), 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 holiday property, for example larger than average bedrooms and a conservatory which is the full length of the house. The Charente and Charente Maritime have lots to offer in terms of interesting places to visit. Angoulême, the historic town of Cognac and the beautiful old roman town of Saintes are all within driving distance. A little further are the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Painting or sculpting classes can be arranged with local artists. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, conservatory, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Bathroom with separate shower, toilet and double basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 kingsize, 1 twin.

    Central heating, cot, colour TV (UK channels only), DVD player, stereo/CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets.

  • Juignac, nr. Montmoreau

    Juignac, nr. Montmoreau

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W13449

    A three-storey, stone-built, typical Charentais farmhouse with generous room sizes and high ceilings, a large feature fireplace (decorative only) and an abundance of exposed oak beams. There is a courtyard to the front of the holiday home; to the rear are large, mainly lawned, fully enclosed gardens with an outdoor swimming pool (9m x 3.8m, depth 0.9 to 1.75m), and patio area with built-in barbecue. A short walk across the fields (approximately 300m) will lead you to the private fishing lake. The famous writers village of Montmoreau where you will find all facilities and a public swimming pool is approximately 4km. The château of Villebois, the beautiful village of Aubeterre with lakeside beach and the busy market town of Ribérac are all within 20km. For the more adventurous take a day trip to Bordeaux and the Atlantic Ocean. Fly via Bergerac (82km) or Bordeaux (115km). Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room, separate toilet. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 3 double bedrooms 1 with en-suite toilet and basin. Second floor: Bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom plus single bed.

    Central heating, cot, highchair, colour TV, DVD player, video, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets.

  • La Chouette Grange

    Mouzon, Charente

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: FJC048

    La Chouette Grange has been cleverly restored to a very good standard. The converted barn offers guests a truly unique holiday property, from the balustraded balcony over the living room to the large French windows which flood the house with light. There are also views of the terrace and the pool from the living room, where you can enjoy the morning sunshine over breakfast on the terrace. A few kilometres to the west is the town of La Rochefoucauld where you can see the fairytale château overlooking the town. A little further are the towns of Angoulême and Limoges well known for its porcelain, are also worth a visit. The lakes of the Haute Charente are close by and numerous water activities are available including fishing, swimming and boating. Also there are the caves of Chazelles to explore and the brandy houses of Cognac to the south. The local markets offer tempting regional specialties, and there are also many local restaurants to sample.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Shower room/WC. Turning stairs to first floor: Four bedrooms: Two double, two twin, one with additional single bed. Bathroom with shower cubicle (no WC). Two shower rooms/WC

    • Separate WC. Some rooms with sloping ceiling and low beams
    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Outdoor swimming pool (55m², open May-Oct)
    • Central heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Internet access
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking

    Location: 7km to restaurants, 8km to shops, 23km from La Rochefoucauld, 30km from Chazelles (caves), 48km from Angoulême, 63km from Limoges, 80km from Cognac (brandy)

  • Ribérac

    Ribérac

    Grade
    10
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W12541

    This spacious 17th-century stone cottage, with exposed wooden beams, is situated in Bors de Montmoreau, in the peaceful countryside of the Charente, a few kms from the town of Ribérac. From the gravelled terrace there is a nice view over the surrounding maize and sunflower fields. The lawned garden in front of the house provides some shade on hot summer days but you can also choose to have a refreshing swim in the 10 x 5m private outdoor swimming pool. About 8km from the property lies the village of Aubeterre considered among the most beautiful of France, with an impressive Monolith church. Built on a hillside, nearby Chalais is known for its market and its old town quarter. There is a nice beach on the banks of the River Dronne, where kayaking is available. The area also offers a golf course. For a days excursion you can drive to Cognac with its interesting Musée de Cognac or to Barbezieux, known for its Eau-de-Vie, confectionery and marrons glacés. Shop and restaurant 8km, café/bar 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, separate toilet, 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower and basin (no toilet). First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 with basin, 1 twin plus 2 single beds.

    Colour TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets.

  • Mage

    Thouars, Deux-Sèvres

    Grade
    10
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: T79019

    This farmhouse, situated in a very quiet, sleepy village ’off the beaten track’, has been carefully converted by the owners. The area is a comfortable drive from the western Loire châteaux (Angers, Saumur, Chinon, Montreuil-Bellay), and an excellent touring base to explore the vineyards of the Loire Valley, the waterways of the Marais Poitevin or Fontevraud Abbey. Visit the recreational lake (5km), a golf course at Roiffé (36km), Futuroscope Park at Poitiers (60km), and ’Son et Lumière’ at the Puy du Fou theme park. The house is set in an enclosed garden, with a lawn, trees and flowers, and a shaded terrace. The holiday property is spacious and is furnished in a comfortable French style. The owners sometimes occupy a small house to the rear of the property, but have their own private garden and sitting-out area. A converted outhouse is now a summer kitchen, with a large open fire and barbecue, small fridge, a sink, a large table and benches, and ample shade in which to enjoy meals.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with open fire. Kitchen. Utility. Bathroom with spa bath, shower attachment and separate shower (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Three double bedrooms. Bathroom/WC with shower attachment. Second floor: Two double bedrooms

    • Garden
    • Fenced swimming pool (13m x 5m; depth 1.2m - 2.3m)
    • Poolside shower/WC and changing area
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km NW of Louzy (tennis), 5km N of Thouars (all facilities), 5km N of St. Martin-de-Sanzay (lake).

  • Dompierre-sur-Mer

    Dompierre-sur-Mer

    Grade
    10
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FCH003

    This traditional holiday house has been prettily decorated with green shutters on the front windows and beams in the lounge and is situated in a lovely tranquil village close to the château de la Petaudière. It has a garden of fruit trees and is next to a large meadow, creating the perfect place for a relaxing break. It is an ideal base for large families or a group of friends wanting to explore the rich heritage and undulating countryside of the Poitou-Charentes region and of course, the fine sandy beaches, which are just 10km away. This beautiful property is a few kilometres from La Rochelle, the resort known as the pearl of the Atlantic coast. For day trips further afield, visit Niort (55km), Royan (77km) or La Roche-sur-Yon (80km). Shop 2.5km, restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Bathroom with shower and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 bunk, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Central heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: 2 of the beds are only suitable for children under 12 years.

  • Le Moulin A Vent

    Sers, Charente

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    5
    Ref: FA295

    This very spacious, light holiday house has a large garden and private pool in the Charente area. The spacious house with two independent studios 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 of Sers, within walking distance, has basic shops, a small family restaurant and an impressive 12th century church. The large town of Angoulême with all amenities and golf, cathedral, old ramparts and also go-karting is 14km. Royan, 130km, for a day at the beach. Les Lacs de Haute Charente with its very own swimming lake and beach, 40km. Nearby is Dirac for tennis, 6km. Fly via Limoges, Bergerac, Poitiers or Bordeaux. TGV at Angoulême.

    Ground floor: Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining/sitting room. Kitchen. Games room. Three bedrooms: Two double, one with marble floor and en-suite bathroom/WC with over-bath shower, one with en-suite shower room, one twin with en-suite shower room. Separate WC. External staircases to first floor: Two studio rooms, one twin, one single with additional pull-out bed, both with en-suite shower room/WC and kitchen

    • Three hectares of garden/parkland
    • Terrace with low wall and 100cm drop to grass (take care with children)
    • Private swimming pool (11m x 6m, depth 1.4m)
    • Heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • Two w/machines
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Games
    • Swings
    • Table tennis
    • Pool table
    • Boules
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 14km from Angoulême (cathedral, ramparts, museum, go-karting), 43km from Brantôme (abbey, right-angled bridge, canoeing), 44km from Aubeterre (monolithic church), 61km from Cognac (distilleries).

  • Le Moulin de l’Ardillier

    St. André-de-Lidon, nr. Royan, Charente-Maritime

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: FA264

    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 riding. For public pool and tennis, Gémozac is only a 10-minute drive. The picturesque port of Mortagne-sur-Gironde has good seafood restaurants and is just 15 minutes drive. There’s a daily market, supermarket and disco at Saujon a 20-minute drive and sandy beaches along the wide Gironde estuary at Meschers, St Georges-de-Didonne, and Royan, all within 30 minutes drive. Saintes is a 20-minute drive and has boutiques, restaurants, golf, Roman sites, and the chance to cruise on the River Charente - down to Cognac, for example, to taste the world-renowned brandy. A bottle of Bujard Pineau is offered to guests on arrival.

    Living/dining room with wooden floors and beams. Steps to kitchen. Double bedroom/sitting room with en-suite shower room (no WC). Single bedroom. Separate WC. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom, access to roof terrace. Two twin bedrooms, one with additional single bed, low sloping ceiling and access to roof terrace. Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terraces
    • Swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.2m - 1.8m), open mid May-mid Sep
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot and h/chair (on request)
    • Parking
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 98km from La Rochelle, 120km from Bordeaux.

  • Les Papillons

    St. Maixent l’Ecole, Deux-Sèvres

    Grade
    10
    4
    0
    5
    Ref: F79151

    This lovely detached holiday home has been beautifully restored to provide very comfortable and roomy accommodation. As well as the downstairs double bedroom with en-suite, you also have three other sleeping areas, one twin with its own en-suite and its own private stairs from the living room. An attractive mezzanine kingsize bedroom is accessed from a second set of stairs, from the magnificent high vaulted living/dining room, and from the main staircase you have two more large bedrooms. Outside there are two large terraces and a large enclosed swimming pool with hot and cold shower and an enclosed, mature garden, ideal for children. The private house really has everything and being in the countryside of Deux-Sevres, you have several local villages and weekly markets. The region has many chateaux, renaissance churches and abbeys, and Atlantic beaches within easy reach. Golf and horse riding locally. Fly to Poitiers or La Rochelle.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors to terrace and garden, with staircase leading to twin bedroom with sloping ceiling and en-suite shower room/WC. Well-equipped kitchen with dining table, decorative fireplace and old stone potager. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Separate WC. Barn conversion with large living/dining room and staircase to mezzanine with kingsize bedroom, sloping ceiling. Fully equipped laundry room and wet room with corner bath/shower. Hall staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Large twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC

    • Enclosed spacious lawned garden
    • Large terrace with 5 steps
    • Private swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 1.2m) with terrace
    • Electric central heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Video
    • CD/stereo
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 6km S of St. Maixent-l’Ecole (all facilities, restaurants, supermarkets and shopping centre), 15km NE of Marais Poitevin (canal network and canoe trips), 20km N of Melle (church, abbey and attractive town), 60km SW of Poitiers (Futuroscope), 90km E of La Rochelle (historic town and leisure port, beaches close by).

  • Coulonges-sur-l’Autize

    Coulonges-sur-l’Autize

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: FJD029

    This lovely holiday house has a superb outdoor swimming pool (60m², open mid Jun-mid Sep) and acres of private space to sit and relax or play badminton and table tennis. Lovingly restored, there is exposed stonework and beams, a great fitted kitchen, a large lounge with dining area and a second lounge. Two of the bedrooms have zip and link beds, there is also a double, a twin and a single, all spacious rooms. If you can tear yourself away from the house and its great facilities, visit the pretty town of Coulonges 4km, or 11km away is Chassenon. There are also plenty of watersports at nearby Mervent or visit historic La Rochelle or one of the lovely sandy beaches, all within 80km. Alternatively, visit Puy du Fou historical theme park - a must see in the region. Shop and restaurant 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/dining room, second lounge, kitchen/diner, separate toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and basin (no toilet), shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 twin (zip and link), 1 single. Second floor: Shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin plus single bed.

    Central heating, open fire in lounge, woodburner in kitchen, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Open-tread turning stairs. Sloping ceilings on second floor. Steps within property.

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