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

    La Cagouille

    La Foy, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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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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  • Puihardy, Poitou-Charentes
    Puihardy, Poitou-Charentes×

    La Vieille Longère

    Puihardy, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FJD031
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This detached barn conversion, originally over 200 years old, boasts a private swimming pool and has been...

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  • 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...

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

    Marigny, nr. Niort

    Marigny, nr. Niort, Poitou-Charentes

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    3
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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...

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  • Champmillon, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
    Champmillon, Charente, Poitou-Charentes×

    Villa Champmillon

    Champmillon, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

    8
    4
    3
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    Ref: FJC063
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This lovely house with superb, private, outdoor swimming pool, has been carefully converted to provide very...

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  • Burie, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
    Burie, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes×

    Maison Burie

    Burie, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FCH184
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    In 2.7 hectares of a wooded fenced park, the cellars of this 18th-century castle have been renovated to offer an...

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  • Mouzon, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
    Mouzon, Charente, Poitou-Charentes×

    La Chouette Grange

    Mouzon, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

    9
    4
    4
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    Ref: FJC048
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    La Chouette Grange has been cleverly restored to a very good standard. The converted barn offers guests a truly...

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  • Genouillé, Vienne,
    Genouillé, Vienne, ×

    Au Bord du Village

    Genouillé, Vienne,

    9
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: FJV027
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This pretty semi-detached four bedroom, two bathroom cottage has its own private swimming pool and lies on the...

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  • Juignac, nr. Montmoreau, Poitou-Charentes
    Juignac, nr. Montmoreau, Poitou-Charentes×

    Juignac, nr. Montmoreau

    Juignac, nr. Montmoreau, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: W13449
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio

    A three-storey, stone-built, typical Charentais farmhouse with generous room sizes and high ceilings, a large...

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  • St. Maixent l’Ecole, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes
    St. Maixent l’Ecole, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes×

    Les Papillons

    St. Maixent l’Ecole, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes

    10
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    5
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    Ref: F79151
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This lovely detached holiday home has been beautifully restored to provide very comfortable and roomy accommodation....

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  • Thouars, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes
    Thouars, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes×

    Mage

    Thouars, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes

    10
    5
    2
    1
    Ref: T79019
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This farmhouse, situated in a very quiet, sleepy village ’off the beaten track’, has been carefully...

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

    Coulonges-sur-l’Autize

    Coulonges-sur-l’Autize, Poitou-Charentes

    10
    5
    3
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    Ref: FJD029
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio

    This lovely holiday house has a superb outdoor swimming pool and acres of private space to sit and relax or play...

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