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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
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Josephine 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 (at cost)
  • 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
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

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

WAS
NOW
£27-£2060
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Private swimming pool

Charente

La Maison Lavande is a lovingly restored spacious semi-detached holiday cottage (formerly 2 of 3 cottages) with oak beams and 2 stone fireplaces with log burners. Located at the end of a lane in a small, peaceful hamlet, the accommodation is all on ground floor and fully equipped for a baby. In a beautiful setting to the front of the property, the private 10m x 5m swimming pool (available 14th June - 6th September, regularly cleaned/maintained before 9am) has extensive terraces, some shaded, with very nice countryside views, and a changing/drying room.

Enjoy relaxing days by the pool and activities provided such as table tennis and boules. Leisure/fishing lakes, tennis and horse-riding are available locally in the area’s picturesque villages.

Enjoy day trips to the beautiful medieval town of Poitiers, Futuroscope or the Atlantic Ocean’s sandy beaches at La Rochelle and Royan. The owners live locally and personally maintain the cottage, pool and pretty, flower-filled gardens. Fly via Limoges or Poitiers.

Shop and bar 1.5km, restaurant 7.5km.

All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, utility room/bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, separate toilet with basin, 3 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 double plus single bed, 1 twin plus single bed.

Electric heating, all fuel and power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, video, DVD player, stereo/CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned gardens, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets.

WAS
NOW
£125-£1219
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
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Les Bambous Ref: F16221

Located north of Cognac, in a hamlet near the well known market town of Rouillac, this pretty, restored property adjoins the owner’s home and has its own private pool. Les Bambous is surrounded by vineyards and has a balcony overlooking the swimming pool and a nice terrace with a pergola and garden furniture, ideal for eating outside. Within easy reach of the seaside resort of Royan, or the interesting towns of Cognac, Saintes, and Saint-Jean-d’Angely with a huge pool resort. You can taste the local apéritif ’Pineau’ at the market and delicious farm products as well as mussels from the island of Oléron, and fresh melons from the Charente region.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors to garden and double sofa bed/dining room with kitchen area. Shower room/WC. First floor: Double bedroom, en-suite shower room. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Shower room. Separate WC

  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Private pool (9m x 4m, depth 1m to 1.5m) with alarm
  • Electric heaters
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • 2 Cots
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 1km from Rouillac (shops, cafés, restaurants, swimming pool), 27km N of Cognac (distilleries, river Charente, boat trips, museums, golf), 96km from Royan (sea, casino, boat trips to the Médoc).

WAS
NOW
£410-£1150
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
La Flotte-en-Ré Ref: FCH166

Shared outdoor swimming pool

Charente-Maritime

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, shared swimming pool (open mid-Apr to mid-Sept), there is also table tennis, petanque and an outdoor children’s play area. On-site there is a bakery service and launderette (payable on-site).

Shop and restaurant 1km, beach 100m.

Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 bunk, 2 single beds in lounge.

Bed linen and towels included in rent, colour TV (French channels only), internet connection (at cost), dishwasher, microwave, on street parking. One pet welcome. NB: Open-tread, turning stairs to first floor.

WAS
NOW
£239-£22999
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Les Ecoles Ref: F17351

Close to Cognac, St. Jean d’Angely and Saintes, this semi-detached 18th-century holiday property lies in a village near Matha. It has a private swimming pool, enclosed garden and large enclosed grounds. Set over three levels, it boasts a lot of charm, retaining beams and original features. The kitchen opens on to the garden and there is a covered terrace by the pool. Matha and Cognac have a weekly market, offering fresh seafood including mussels and oysters from Ile d’Oléron, farm products, mushrooms, and the local aperitif, pineau. You have a large choice of distilleries to visit as well as tastings all around. The aqualand of St. Jean d’Angely will be loved by the children; budding historians will like the abbey of Saintes, or the castle of Taillebourg. Fouras has many beaches, from where you can take a ferry to the Isle of Aix, or visit the old harbour of La Rochelle with its famous aquarium.

Ground floor: Living room with wood-burning stove, French doors to garden and tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with French doors to garden and tiled floor. First floor: Two bedrooms with wooden floors: One double, one twin. Shower room/WC. Second floor: Two bedrooms, both with wooden floors: One double, one twin with en-suite shower room

  • Enclosed garden
  • Covered terrace
  • Large enclosed grounds
  • Swimming pool (6.4m x 3.8m, depth 1.4m) with external shower room/WC
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • T/cot
  • Garage
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 3km from Matha (shops, restaurants, market, tennis), 3km from Thors (beach on lake), 20km from St. Jean d’Angely (Aqualand resort), 23km from Cognac (distilleries, golf course, boat trips, market, museum), 66km from Fouras (beach, ferry to Isle of Aix), 87km from La Rochelle (old harbour, museum, aquarium, airport)

WAS
NOW
£489-£1330
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
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Irais Ref: FJD025

Offering 5 bedrooms and an annex (sleeping 2), this property exudes charm and period character, featuring original beams, flagstone floors and decorative fireplaces.

Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, separate toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom with shower, toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 5 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom with toilet and basin, leading to 2 double bedrooms (also accessed via external staircase), 1 twin. Annex: Kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

WAS
NOW
£66-£1589
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
9
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

Swimming pool

Charente

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, all fuel and power included in rent May to Sept, €30 supplement Oct to Apr, 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.

WAS
NOW
£27-£1219
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
La Cagouille Ref: F17280

Very well located, this property is set less than half an hour’s drive from the coast and beaches of the ocean. This stone farmhouse has been renovated and opens on to a large, enclosed garden with a private, above-ground swimming pool. On two floors, it has large rooms, a superb kitchen opening onto the terrace, and plenty of armchairs and sofas spread over two living rooms. The charming English-speaking owners live nearby, and can be of great help to advise you on local delicacies, fireworks on the beaches of Royan, classical music concerts in July in Saintes, markets, and antique shops all around. Do taste the local aperitif "Pineau", made with Cognac and sold nearby. This is an ideal holiday property for those with children or pets, as it is independent, set in a large enclosed garden facing the terrace and large, old kitchen.

Ground floor: Living room. Sitting room with fireplace. Kitchen with French windows to terrace. Shower room. Separate WC. Stairs from living room to first floor: Three bedrooms; two double, one with additional single bed, one twin with additional single bed. Bathroom with shower attachment. Separate WC

  • Large enclosed garden
  • Terrace
  • Private, above-ground swimming pool (hexagon shape, 5.3m x 5.3m, depth 1.3m)
  • Central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • TV (English channels only)
  • DVD
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Table tennis
  • Carport
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 3km from Gémozac (shops, cafés, restaurants, tennis), 25km from St-Georges-de-Didonne (beaches, surf, windsurfing, sailing), 40km from Maine Gaudin (golf, horse riding), 27km to Saintes (old town, shopping, boat trips), 100km from La Rochelle (airport).

WAS
NOW
£57-£1029
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Les Arums Ref: F17186

Close to the attractive town of St. Savinien, on the banks of the River Charente, this pretty house provides a good base for exploring the local countryside. With a simple, cosy interior leading to a private, vine-covered front terrace, it stands in enclosed gardens, facing the owners’ house, and shares a swimming pool. In St. Savinien, there are boats and pedaloes to hire, games for children, trout fishing and plenty of cafés and restaurants. A short drive away is the Roman town of Saintes, and Royan with its shops, casino and ferries to the Médoc Region. In Rochefort the Corderie Royale is a major attraction, and the old port of La Rochelle with its cobbled streets is not much further.

Living/dining room, corner kitchen. Shower room/WC. Open tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (110cm and 90cm beds)

  • Large shared gardens
  • Swimming pool (8m x 3.75m, depth 1m - 1.67m)
  • Electric heating
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • TV
  • T/cot
  • Garage
  • Garden furniture
  • Shared barbecue
  • Sun loungers
  • All linen included
  • NB: Noisy road along garden.

Location: 2km Saint Savinien (cafés, restaurants, boat hire, lake, swimming pool), 20km N of Saintes (old Roman city, River Charente, boat trips), 33km SE of Rochefort (museum).

WAS
NOW
£299-£849
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