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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Eden Ref: F16241

Just a 5-minute drive from the golf course of Cognac, this large detached holiday property is set opposite the River Charente in a lovely quiet area yet not far from the town centre. With a private swimming pool facing the fields and vineyards, it is an ideal place for children. All on one level, the house is practical and spacious, and opposite there is a private wooded area facing the river for picnics or fishing. The pretty countryside offers lovely walks or cycling paths and is just 10 minutes away from a large play centre for children with canoes, café and restaurants. Boat trips on the River Charente can be taken from Cognac or Jarnac, there are many distilleries to choose from. Explore the many beaches, with an hour’s drive, such as Royan, Fouras or La Rochelle which is also good for shopping or just browsing around the old cobbled streets with trendy shops.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor and French doors to terrace. Two double bedrooms. Bunk bedroom leading to a further double bedroom. Two shower rooms with double basin (no WC). Separate WC

  • Large enclosed garden
  • Terrace
  • Wooded grounds with river (take care with children)
  • Private unheated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.5m)
  • Heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • T/cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Built-in barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 4km from Cognac (shops, supermarkets, cafés, restaurants, golf, river, boat trips, distilleries, children’s play centre), 34km E of Saintes (abbey), 70km from Royan (beach, ferry to Medoc), 100km₂ from La Rochelle (old harbour, aquarium, museums, airport).

WAS
NOW
£470-£1339
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
Mage 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. 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 (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

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

WAS
NOW
£69-£1350
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Shared swimming pool

Vienne

This former watermill provides unique holiday accommodation in a beautiful, peaceful riverside environment, with use of a shared swimming pool (55m², open Apr-Oct).

There are 30km of designated footpaths through the woodland and alongside the river, and the village of Thollet is 2km.

The large village of La Trimouille, 8km north has a variety of shops and services. Futuroscope is an hour’s drive and the châteaux of the Loire are 1.5 hours away. Churches, cathedrals and abbeys are scattered all over the local region. Can be booked with W11810.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 8km.

Ground floor: Lounge/dining room, kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin plus single bed.

Oil central heating, all fuel and power included in rent May-Sep, €60 supplement Oct-Apr, cot, colour TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, internet connection, shared garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps to entrance. There are slippery slopes and a river close by.

WAS
NOW
£229-£660
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Plaisance Ref: F16236

At the border of Charente-Maritime, Charente and near Dordogne, between Jonzac, Cognac and Aubeterre, this detached holiday property is set near a very quiet hamlet in Baignes-Sainte-Radegonde. A classic French manor house with an immaculate lawned garden and swimming pool, this is an ideal holiday property for family and friends alike. Plaisance is well-equipped and has kept all the original features, such as old beams, tiled floors, a fire place and enjoys views of the vineyards. For a day out, the little town of Jonzac has a large leisure centre with a swimming pool. Cognac and the distilleries, as well as boat trips on the river Charente will be enjoyed by everyone. In the summer months enjoy many music festivals. Visit the old city of Angoulême with a cartoon musuem in the old perched town, as well as many cafés and restaurants in the cobbled streets. A little further is Bordeaux or take a ferry to the Médoc region to enjoy wine tasting.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Second living room. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Games room (external access). Bathroom/WC with corner bath and shower cubicle. Separate WC. First floor: Four double bedrooms, two with en-suite shower room/WC. Two twin bedrooms

  • Large lawned garden
  • Terrace
  • Private swimming pool (9m x 6m, depth 1.2m) with shower
  • Central heating
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table
  • Table football
  • Gym equipment
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Built-in barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 2.5km from Baignes (shops, cafés, restaurant, tennis), 42km S of Cognac (golf, boat trips, distilleries), 50km E of Blaye (estuary, fishing, Citadel, ferry to Médoc), 80km N of Bordeaux (old city, shops, museums).

WAS
NOW
£879-£2170
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

Private swimming pool

Deux Sèvres

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 (8m x 4m, depth 1.2m) 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 lovely Coulonges-sur-l’Autize, 6km, to the south. Both have all amenities including some lovely cafés, restaurants and a weekly market.

You should try to visit the Marais Poitevin 20km to the south, the ’Green Venice’ as it is known locally, famous throughout France where you can take a canoe trip through the canal networks. The county border with the Vendée is just 4km away, so it will take you less than an hour and a half to reach the lovely sandy beaches on the coast.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 6km.

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

Gas central heating, woodburner in lounge (no fuel provided), all other fuel and power included in rent, bed linen included in rent, cot, colour digital TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry no pets. No smoking please. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor.

WAS
NOW
£359-£1039
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Shared outdoor swimming pool

Vienne

Standing in a large courtyard next to the owner’s home, this stone holiday cottage with its bright and spacious rooms is an ideal retreat for a couple or a small family wishing to relax and enjoy the countryside, or visit the many pretty villages in the area.

Visit the medieval town of Poitiers for sightseeing, shopping and wine routes (50km). For a fun day out and within an hour’s drive, visit the theme park Futuroscope and the Natutilus Water Park in Angoulème, or discover Île de Ré for for a day on the beach.

Shared outdoor swimming pool.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 twin.

Woodburner in lounge (initial supply of fuel provided), all other fuel and power included in rent May to September, €50 supplement October to April, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, shared grounds, shared garden furniture, shared barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceilings and beams in bedrooms.

WAS
NOW
£179-£499
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Pouffonds Ref: FJD026

Private swimming pool

Deux-Sèvres

This holiday property is in a quiet location in the hamlet of Coubortiges and has its own private, solar-heated, salt water swimming pool (33m², open May-Sep). The owner lives on site and across from the house there is a large, covered, private annexe with an additionnal fridge and table and chairs, or, should you prefer to be in the sun, there is a further sitting area by the pool where you have another set of table and chairs.

The garden is fully enclosed and has a play area with a swing, and there is a also large games room with table football, pool and table tennis. There is a very good restaurant within 2km, otherwise all services are in the very pretty town of Melle which is 6km away and famous for its silver mines. Try to visit the market at Lezay, one of the best in the area and Chef-Boutonne which includes an ancient château.

The Futuroscope at Poitiers is just over an hour away, there is a beach lake just over 15 minutes away at Celles but if you prefer the sea, Fouras is a great place for a day at the beach and is an hour and a half’s drive.

Shop 6km, restaurant 2km.

Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin. First floor: Separate toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: one kingsize with en-suite shower, toilet and basin, one double with shower in room, 2 twin.

Gas central heating, all fuel at cost, power included in rent in summer, at cost in winter, bed linen and towels included in rent, two cots, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceilings in some rooms.

WAS
NOW
£499-£1389
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Shared outdoor swimming pool

Charente-Maritime

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 Rochelle, 71km, a coastal town which has an historic port and museums, as well as plenty of seafood restaurants which line the port.

Shop and restaurant 400m, beach 300m.

Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, shower room with basin (no toilet), 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Mezzanine: 2 single beds, double sofa bed in lounge.

All fuel and power at cost, internet connection (at cost). Sorry, no pets.

WAS
NOW
£239-£22999
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Le Masdieu Ref: F16240

This detached farmhouse, situated on a working farm, has been converted to create a comfortable and spacious holiday home, which features a woodburner in the living room and a large garden. The owners’ have kept the exposed beams and original stonework to ensure the property has retained its Charente character. The small village of Pleuville is within a kilometre and has a general shop and bar. There are more shops in Pressac, and Charroux and several pretty villages are nearby that offer weekly markets. Visit Futuroscope at Poitiers, an hour away, Angoulême or one of the Charente’s beach lakes. Fly via Limoges and Poitiers.

All on ground floor: Living room/dining room/kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC, accessed via twin or externally. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (curtained off). Shower room/WC

  • Large garden
  • Outdoor swimming pool (7m x 3.5m) available from April 2014
  • Heating (at cost)
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • TV (for DVD use only)
  • DVD
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Car port
  • Garden furniture
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 800m from Pleuville (shop and bar), 7km from Pressac, 15km NW of Confolens (market town, all amenities, supermarket, restaurants), 66km S of Poitiers (Futuroscope), 68km N of Angoulême (famous for its comic strip festival).

WAS
NOW
£399-£1120
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Les Tourettes Ref: F17247

Just a 10 minute drive from La Rochelle, this property nestles in a very quiet position in large well tended gardens. With a private fenced swimming pool bordered by wooden decking, it is spacious and comfortable with all you need for a perfect holiday. The interior is cool with stone walls and rustic French furniture. The charming French owners live next door and can deliver fresh fish every day. The large garden has lots of shade and plenty of garden furniture. This makes the ideal holiday base for visiting the wealth of attractions of the Charente-Maritime, including La Rochelle, the arsenal of Rochefort or the green Venice canals of the Marais Poitevin. Saintes is less than an hour’s drive with its old cathedral, the River Charente with boat trips and trendy shops. The island of Ré or Aix for a day out can be reached by car or by ferry and children will love the aquarium at La Rochelle.

Large living/dining room with open fire and corner kitchen. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room. Separate WC. Stairs from living room to first floor: Double bedroom with additional single bed

  • Enclosed garden with terrace
  • Fenced swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m) with Roman steps
  • Central heating
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV (French channels only)
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • Table tennis
  • Table football
  • Sand pit
  • All linen included.

Location: 1km from Saint Médard (shop), 3km from Aigrefeuille (café, sports centre, tennis), 11km from Châtellaillon (beach, sailing school, restaurants), 12km from La Rochelle (old harbour, restaurants, shops, aquarium, casino, boat trips, golf, airport), 56km N of Saintes (old abbey, boat trips, shops, Charente River).

WAS
NOW
£629-£1749
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Logis de la Treille is set in a lovely position, on the border of Charente-Maritime, Gironde and Dordogne. It shares large gardens and also a beautiful swimming pool (open June - October). The villages of La Roche Chalais, Saint Emilion, or nearer Saint Aigulin are all less than half an hour’s drive, while the magnificent city of Bordeaux is one hour away. The River Dronne offers fishing and canoeing, and there is also a beach on the river at Aubeterre with water sports and pedalos. Also a welcoming water park is in La Roche-Chalais that the children will love! There are lovely markets all around but the one not to be missed is in Libourne three times a week. The Dordogne can be explored one hour away. A perfect location for a peaceful holiday!

Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with step up to dining room. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with over-bath shower and French doors to roof terrace. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with over-bath shower and French door to roof terrace. All rooms with river views.

Both properties: Large shared lawned garden with river frontage (take care with children)

  • Terrace
  • Shared outdoor swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.6m)
  • Electric central heating
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • All linen included.
Both properties: Large shared lawned garden with river frontage (take care with children)
  • Terrace
  • Shared outdoor swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.6m)
  • Electric central heating
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • All linen included.

Location: 5km from St. Aigulin (shops, café, restaurant), 10km from La Roche Chalais (market, tennis, water park), 30km from Aubeterre (beach on river, fishing, pedalos), 35km from St Emilion (wine tastings, châteaux, restaurants), 79km from Bordeaux (main city, museums, shops, airport).

WAS
NOW
£23-£1219
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Near the charming village of Aulnay and five minutes drive from the old town of St. Jean d’Angély stands this old restored stone house with a private swimming pool. It has a light interior with stone walls, cool in hot summers, a comfortable living room with the original fireplace dated 1842 and French windows opening on to a terrace. There is also a large garden ideal for children to play in and a covered barn. There is plenty to do in the Charente-Maritime, and it is less than a 45 minute drive to beaches, Fouras, the quaint harbours of La Rochelle, Rochefort and Royan, and the ferry to the Ile d’Aix. St. Jean d’Angély is home to the ’Atlantis’ aqua centre that children will adore as well as canoeing, kayaking and water polo.

Large living/dining room with antique fireplace. Kitchen and French windows to terrace. Separate WC. First floor: Queensize bedroom with dressing room. Two double bedrooms. Shower room/WC with thalassotherapy shower

  • Large lawned garden
  • Private swimming pool (7m x 3.5m, depth 1.4m) with cover, open Jun-Sep
  • Central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • American f/freezer
  • TV (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • T/cot
  • Covered parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 3km from Aulnay (all shops, church, cafés, restaurants), 15km from St. Jean d’Angély (shops, Atlantis Watersports), 45km N of Saintes (old town, River Charente, golf, boat trips, abbey), 55km from beaches.

WAS
NOW
£480-£1310
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