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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
Peuliard Ref: F86131

Set in its own spacious garden and surrounded by quiet countryside, this charming, detached, former farmhouse is an ideal place to get away from it all. The private swimming pool and large garden provide an ideal family holiday location. The interior of the property, with its exposed beams, stonework and wooden floors, is typical of the region and has been comfortably furnished in traditional French country style. Peuliard, a hamlet of Lizant, is located near to the pretty town of Civray in the south of Vienne. Nestling on the banks of the picturesque Charente river, Civray is dominated by an impressive Romanesque church which can be seen in all its splendour from the main square of the town. Pavement cafes and a twice weekly market add to the atmosphere of this pretty town. Fishing and riverside beaches are also a feature on this stretch of the Charente river. Good area for cycling and walking. Shop 10km, café/bar 2km.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor and French doors to terrace. Kitchen with flagstone floor. Twin bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with two additional single beds (for children). Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Beams throughout

  • Enclosed 1-acre garden
  • Terrace
  • Private outdoor swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1m to 2m)
  • Electric convector heaters
  • Wood-burning stoves
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 2km from Lizant (café/bar, bakery), 10km from Civray (historic church, all amenities), 65km from Poitiers (Futuroscope, city, airport).

WAS
NOW
£499-£1350
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
7
Pets
0

Dating back to 1491, this superb château is set in 45 hectares of beautiful grounds, reached by a long private drive and impressive archway to the inner courtyard. The château has huge rooms, high ceilings and elegant furniture, plus a hectare of enclosed gardens. The cool stone walls and tiled floors downstairs create an atmosphere of regal elegance. Fief Gallet is registered in the listings of French Historic Buildings and the owners have been producing the well known Audry Edmond Cognac since 1878. This secluded holiday location is near the attractive town of Saintes. The beaches of Meschers and Royan are within easy reach as are the distilleries of Cognac. While touring this lovely region, be sure to look out for signs advertising Pineau de Charente; this local liqueur is used in many delicious recipes. The owners stay in a separate part of the château when customers arrive/depart.

Ground floor: Two living rooms. Dining room. Kitchen. Separate WC. Twin bedroom (can be super-kingsize). Single bedroom (120cm). Shower room/WC. First floor: Super-kingsize bedroom, additional single bed (120cm), en-suite bathroom, shower cubicle. Kingsize bedroom, shower. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (can be super-kingsize). Children’s bedroom with one double, two singles. Bathroom/WC, large corner bath, double basin. Shower room/WC. Separate WC. Mezzanine

  • Grounds
  • Swimming pool (15m x 7m, depth 1m-2.5m, heating at cost), shower and WC
  • Heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • TV
  • Stereo
  • Internet
  • Two cots
  • Table tennis
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Home cooked meals on request
  • All linen for hire.

Location: 4km S of Rétaud, 8km from Saintes (tennis, 18 hole golf), 25km E Cognac (golf, distilleries), 30km W to beaches of Meschers and Royan (boat trips and the ferry to Médoc), 40km from La Palmyre (beach bordered by pine forest, cycle track, zoo), Mornac and l’Eguille (oyster ports, picturesque villages, restaurants).

WAS
NOW
£1739-£4319
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Maison de Mons 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
  • All linen included
  • 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).

WAS
NOW
£640-£1759
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

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.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floors and beams. Steps to kitchen. Double bedroom/sitting room, with en-suite shower room and French doors to terrace. Single bedroom. Separate WC. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with access to roof terrace. Two twin bedrooms, one with additional single bed, low sloping ceiling and access to roof terrace. Bathroom. Separate WC

  • Garden
  • Terraces
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.2m - 1.8m)
  • Heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • TV (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Cot and h/chair (on request)
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

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

WAS
NOW
£137-£1839
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Amarante Ref: F17301

These three semi-detached holiday cottages have a beautiful setting and share a swimming pool (with removable cover) with the French owners. On site there are chickens and ducks for the children to watch. Nestled in southern Charente-Maritime, this is a very quiet countryside setting. Close by is Pons, with its beautiful abbey, and beaches start just a 30-minute drive away at Meschers, and stretch as far as La Palmyre with its famous zoo. Cognac (30km) has many distilleries to visit as well as a museum, or you can enjoy boat trips on the River Charente and in Saintes. To the south is the magnificent town of Bordeaux, and to the north is La Rochelle with its aquarium, old harbour and many seafood restaurants.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floor and French doors to terrace. Kitchen with breakfast bar, tiled floor and French doors to garden. Separate WC. Five steps to first floor: One double bedroom. Two twin bedroom. Shower room with Thalasso and double basin (no WC)

  • Private garden
  • Private patio
  • Central heating (at cost)
  • T/cot.

Location: 2km from Fléac, 3.8km from boulangerie, 6.5km from grocery, bar and restaurant, 10km from Pons (shops, cafés, restaurants, supermarket, abbey, market), 30km from Cognac (shops, river, boat trips, golf, distilleries), 38km from Meschers-sur-Gironde, Saint-Georges-de-Didonne and Royan (ocean beaches), 70km from Angoulême (lake, old city, museums).

All properties:

  • Large shared enclosed gardens
  • Shared heated swimming pool (12.5m x 6.5m, depth 1.1-2.2m) with removable cover
  • Terrace
  • Shared w/machine
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.
All properties:
  • Large shared enclosed gardens
  • Shared heated swimming pool (12.5m x 6.5m, depth 1.1-2.2m) with removable cover
  • Terrace
  • Shared w/machine
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire.

WAS
NOW
£299-£849
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Château du Treuil Ref: F17253

This elegant 18th-century château stands in 2.7 hectares of walled grounds, in an idyllic peaceful setting of imposing trees with a large formal garden with statues. The superb mosaic tiled swimming pool has a lovely covered terrace, which makes the ideal place for dining in the shade. Completely modernised, this side part of the château is spacious, and modern. Located in the little village of Burie with shops, it is in an area rich in history and culture, with the cities of Cognac and Saintes only a twenty minute drive. Tours of the distilleries and boat trips can be taken, as well as classical and jazz festivals and their beautiful golf courses. For a day out, Fouras is a short drive away and visitors can take a ferry to Ile d’Aix, the last retreat of Napoleon. A little further afield is the old harbour of La Rochelle with its aquarium and many interesting shops, as well a lovely beach and clear blue waters.

Large living/dining room. Well equipped kitchen. Shower room/WC. Mezzanine with sitting room and Syrian furniture. Master bedroom (four poster bed) with feature open window overlooking living room. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Exterior shower room/WC with hydromassage shower. Utility

  • Large lawned garden
  • Shared grounds
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.90 - 2.15m)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • TV
  • Radio/CD
  • T/cot (on request)
  • Parking
  • Garden dining furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Gas barbecue
  • All linen for hire
  • Welcome pack
  • NB: The very discreet owner lives in the château.

Location: 800m from Burie (shops, cafés, restaurant), 14km NW of Cognac (shops, markets, distilleries, boat trips, golf), 19km NE of Saintes (abbey, concerts, boat trips, golf), 55km from Royan (beach).

WAS
NOW
£899-£2189
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
La Grande Fête Ref: F86113

On the borders of the Loire Valley, this stone-built holiday property is situated in a quiet hamlet and stands in a courtyard with a sunny terrace and an outdoor swimming pool. The English owners live in the adjoining property for most of the summer. There is a small lawned garden and further grounds with views over the Poitou-Charente countryside. The village of Trois Moutiers has a bar and restaurant, while the nearby medieval town of Loudun has shops, restaurants and a golf course. The property is 30 minutes from the château towns and wine producing centres of Chinon and Saumur. It is also near to the leisure centre at Moncontour and Futuroscope at Poitiers.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Separate WC. First floor: Three bedrooms: One kingsize with en-suite shower room/WC, two twin. Shower room/WC

  • Garden with drops
  • 1-acre grounds
  • Patio
  • Shared swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.4m)
  • Wood-burning stove (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Table tennis
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Portable barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 2km SW of Trois Moutiers (most facilities), 7km NW of Loudun (golf, medieval town), 17km NE of Thouars, 22km S of Saumur (château, theatre), 50km N of Poitiers.

WAS
NOW
£389-£1079
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Private swimming pool

Charente-Maritime

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, double basin and toilet, 3 bedrooms: 2 kingsize, 1 twin.

Central heating, all fuel and power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, 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.

WAS
NOW
£439-£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
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
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Lezay, nr. Poitiers Ref: W12540

Private swimming pool

Deux-Sèvres

Whatever you are looking for from your holiday in the south west of France, this semi-detached cottage is a good option. You are assured the peace and tranquillity of a small, sleepy hamlet with private gardens and a private swimming pool (depth 1.5m to 2m, open May to October), to relax and unwind.

For the admirers of French culture and history, the nearby villages, including the Silver Mines at Melle are well worth a visit. Day trips to the medieval town of Poitiers and ‘Futuroscope’ are popular with visitors to the region as are the coastal resorts of La Rochelle, Ile de Ré and Ile d’Oléron.

For more leisurely pursuits, horse riding, tennis and cycling are all available locally.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single plus sofa bed.

Woodburner in lounge, (fuel not provided), all other fuel and power included in rent May to September, €30 supplement October to April, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, colour TV, video, DVD player, stereo/CD player, microwave, dishwasher, shared washing machine, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

WAS
NOW
£59-£1150
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