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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Shared outdoor swimming pool

Charente-Maritime

Set in a residential area, located just 300 metres from the ocean, this typical seaside apartment lies on a complex with other similar properties.

Discover the beautiful beaches of Le Grand-Village-Plage which are just 4km away and a little further are the beaches at Saint-Trojan, 8km.

Enjoy use of the shared outdoor swimming pool with a paddling pool (open Jun - Sep, 10am to 7pm). Bike hire is also available from reception (July to August). Explore the beautiful island of Le Château-d’Oléron, ideal on a bicycle, with its sandy beaches and sand dunes, bustling harbour, museums, monuments and so much more. This is a stunning island with many attractions and places to see, which will keep all the family entertained.

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, double sofa bed in lounge

All fuel and power at cost, bed linen included in rent, internet connection (at cost), dishwasher, microwave, outdoor furniture. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor.

WAS
NOW
£220-£22999
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
La Brechatiere Ref: F79147

This four bedroom detached house dates back to the 18th century and has been carefully modernised to retain many of the original beams and stonework yet with all modern comforts and contemporary style. The house is spacious throughout and includes two bathrooms, a second summer kitchen and a vast games room offering an alternative to the large, mature gardens outside, which includes a good sized swimming pool (10m x 5m). Set in peaceful countryside this holiday property is just over 1km from the village of Le Pin, which has local services, and within 6km is the town of Cerizay which has all the shops you could need. Try a visit to Le Puy du Fou (20km), famous for its impressive cavalry and battle re-enactments, or why not have a day trip to the beaches of the Vendée (90km), or the Loire Valley to the north. Futuroscope at Poitiers to the east is at a similar distance. Fly via Nantes, Poitiers or La Rochelle.

Two steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams, tiled floor. Kitchen. Summer kitchen. Utility. Games room. Two bedrooms: one double (5ft 3in bed), one twin. Bathroom with shower cubicle, double basin. Separate WC. First floor: Two bedrooms: one double, one twin. Shower room/WC. Two children’s Z-beds available

  • Private garden
  • Terrace
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m; depth 1-1.85m)
  • Central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Table tennis
  • Parking
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire.

Location: 1km from Le Pin (shops, bar/restaurant), 6km from Cerizay (town facilities, supermarket), 90km from Les Sables d’Olonne (beaches), 90km from Nantes.

WAS
NOW
£43-£1079
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Cottage Laurier Ref: F17357

This detached holiday property is renovated in a contemporary style to achieve a blend of the old with the new, and has a feature wood-burning stove in the living room. With two double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms, and two bathrooms, the house can sleep 8 comfortably. Enjoy the private terrace at the back and discover the courtyard is home to the private, above ground pool (4m diameter, depth 1.3m), an ideal way to cool off from the hot summer sun. This leads into a covered porch if you prefer the shade and there is also an enclosed orchard garden. There are several very pretty villages locally and a beach lake at Thors, and the coast is only a 45-minute drive.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room/WC, leading to twin bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC. Most rooms with sloping ceilings

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Grounds
  • Pool
  • Heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking

Location: 3km S of Dampierre-sur-Boutonne (village, shops, restaurants), 5km NW of Aulnay (shops, cafés) 20km NE of Saint Jean-d’Angély (town), 20km N of Matha (beach lake at Thors).

WAS
NOW
£299-£880
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Marigny, nr. Niort Ref: W13022

Shared above-ground poolShared above-ground swimming pool

Deux-Sèvres

These three wonderful holiday properties, completely renovated by the British owners, enjoy shared use of an above-ground swimming pool (7m x 4m, depth 1.2m) and a large shared garden with children’s play facilities. 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. The second is a 3-bedroomed former forge and features a large fitted kitchen with open-plan lounge/diner with a log-burner. Upstairs, the 3 bedrooms and bathroom are all well presented, of good size, and the house retains many original features; it has a private sitting out area to the front. The third property, a four-bedroomed, 19th-century detached farmhouse, is set in exquisite rural farmland and retains many original features including beams and solid fuel fires. As well as a large family kitchen, there is a lounge, two shower rooms, a second bathroom en-suite to the main bedroom and private garden and sun terrace.

The beautiful town of Niort is 10 miles,and the stunning seaside port and harbour of La Rochelle is 35 miles. These properties can be booked together for larger groups or families holidaying together.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

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

Woodburner in lounge, all fuel and power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, washing machine, freezer, microwave, shared garden, patio, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome.

WAS
NOW
£229-£659
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Les Papillons 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 (at cost)
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Video
  • CD/stereo
  • Cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • 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).

WAS
NOW
£729-£2010
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

Private outdoor swimming pool

Deux-Sèvres

This detached holiday home with private above-ground swimming pool (7m x 3.5m, depth 1.2m) has been refurbished to provide comfortable accommodation in this pretty area of the Deux-Sevres.

The gardens are vast, with football goals, badminton, a children’s swing and slide, and table tennis whilst inside the property provides children’s toys and games.

La Chapelle Thireuil, 1km, has a shop/boulangerie and bar, and there are several pretty villages locally, including Coulanges, 7km and Vouvant, 20km. The historic towns of Niort and Parthenay are 30 minutes’ drive whilst La Rochelle is just 1 hour.

Shop and café/bar 1km, restaurant 5km.

Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin. First floor: bathroom with toilet and basin. 4 bedrooms: 2 kingsize, 1 twin, 1 bunk.

Woodburners in lounge/diner and kitchen (initial supply of fuel provided), all other fuel and power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, 2 cots, highchair, colour digital TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, patio, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor.

WAS
NOW
£350-£1049
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

This very pretty detached holiday villa is set in a quiet village between Rochefort, La Rochelle and Saintes. It has an enclosed private swimming pool and a large covered terrace, ideal for al fresco meals. The spacious interior is great for two families sharing and has been tastefully furnished whilst retaining original features and stone walls. A short drive away are the pretty towns of La Rochelle and Saintes which has classical music festivals in high season, Cognac with distilleries and boat trips on the River Charente. Golf can be played at La Rochelle, Saintes and Cognac; there is a large water aqualand in St Jean d’Angely; a beach at Fouras, 35km, and a ferry can be taken to the island of Aix - the last retreat of Napoléon. For a day out, La Rochelle is famous for its old harbour as well as its aquarium and numerous cafés and seafood restaurants along the water.

Ground floor: Step to entrance. Spacious living/dining room/kitchen with French doors to terrace. Utility. Double bedroom with patio doors to pool. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Shower room. Separate WC. First floor: Kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom with additional single bed. Separate WC

  • Enclosed lawned garden with two steps
  • Large covered terrace
  • Swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.6m to 1.6m)
  • Central heating (at cost)
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Built-in barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 2km from St Porchaire (shop,restaurant, bar), 12km from St. Savinien (all facilities, tennis, river, fishing), 22km from Saintes (old town, shops, abbey, river, golf), 35km to beach, 55km from La Rochelle (old harbour, aquarium, shops, golf, airport).

WAS
NOW
£650-£1729
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Les Martinets Ref: F79131

This beautifully converted stone property offers two spacious adjoining gîtes with all the modern conveniences while retaining character features such as exposed stone walls, oak beams and double-height entrance halls. Properties Les Martinets (F79131) and Les Hirondelles (F79132) can be let together by larger groups and both open onto private terraces and a shared ’play’ garden. The English owner lives opposite in the courtyard providing as much or as little help as you wish, and tending to the gardens and pool for those staying in both properties. Chef-Boutonne is a delightful small market town with everything you need if a lazy holiday by the pool is all you seek. There is a great restaurant/bar, a pizzeria, two supermarkets, three boulangeries, a butcher, a newspaper shop, a wine and fresh coffee shop, playgrounds, a fishing lake and even a very French ‘cave des vins’. If you feel more adventurous however, there are varied attractions at all points of the compass and all within 90 minutes by car. If you feel more adventurous, La Vallée des Singes (the valley of the monkeys), is universally popular with all the family and only a 40 minute drive, which still leaves time in the day to return home and enjoy the pool in the afternoon. Futuroscope at Poitiers is a 60-minute journey and is better suited to families with kids aged 12+ and La Rochelle (90 mins) is a must. It has fantastic shops, an incredible pâtisserie, a great ice cream parlour, the Aquarium right in the centre and the old port ringed by seafood restaurants and creperies. The seaside is only 90 mins by car; there are distillery tours and a beautiful golf course at Cognac only 60 mins away and Melle, with its charming centre ville, Friday morning market, great steak restaurant and the silver mines to visit is just up the road.

Ground floor: Large open plan living/dining room with modern corner kitchen. Separate WC. Stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom with additional bunk beds. Bathroom/WC with shower. Separate WC.

Both Properties: Enclosed shared ’play’ garden and shared walled pool garden

  • Shared outdoor pool (10m x 5m, depth 1m to 2.1m)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Terrace furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.
Both Properties: Enclosed shared ’play’ garden and shared walled pool garden
  • Shared outdoor pool (10m x 5m, depth 1m to 2.1m)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Terrace furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 800m from Chef-Boutonne (cafés, restaurants, supermarkets), 15km from Melle (shops, restaurants, silver mines), 41km from Niort (old town, shops, restaurants, golf).

WAS
NOW
£410-£1150
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
La Touche Ref: W14633

Enclosed above-ground swimming pool

Charente-Maritime

This lovely detached house has been completely renovated to a good standard by its owners, and features original oak beams and an enclosed above-ground swimming pool (3.5m x 7.5m).

The double bedroom upstairs has an en-suite shower room, and both the downstairs doubles have direct access into the private fully enclosed garden.

Situated in the quiet hamlet of La Touche on the Charentes border, within a short drive, you have several pretty villages and local markets and there is a beach lake 5km away. Try also to visit La Rochelle and its beaches an hour and a half away (106km).

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin.

Electric heaters, woodburner in lounge (initial supply of fuel provided), all other fuel and power included in rent May to Sep, €40 supplement Oct to May, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, washing machine, microwave, enclosed garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

WAS
NOW
£329-£969
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Private swimming pool

Deux-Sèvres

This detached single storey holiday cottage with private swimming pool combines peace and quiet with comfort and style, and boasts original beams and exposed stonework.

The large enclosed garden features a stunning 10m x 3m pool, fruit orchard, large lawn, poolside barbecue and patio.

Many villages (Rom 3km) and towns (Couhé 6km) are nearby, with markets, cafés, bars and restaurants. For wine routes, shopping and sightseeing visit Poitiers (40km) or for a day trip to the beach and port at La Rochelle (98km).

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Electric heaters, woodburner in lounge, all fuel and power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, colour satellite TV, DVD, washing machine, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome.

WAS
NOW
£299-£940
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
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