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Mortagne Ref: F17169

In the centre of the pretty village of Mortagne, on the Gironde Estuary, this attractive house stands in its own spacious grounds with lovely views over the valley. It offers plenty of space inside, while outside is a covered terrace overlooking the countryside for relaxed meals, and lots of mature trees giving welcome shade on hot days. There is a plunge pool with covered terrace and sun-drenched pool surround for sun bathing. The village shops and restaurant are all on the doorstep, and just a short stroll away is the harbour, with cliff walks to enjoy around the estuary. A short drive leads to Meschers with its family beach, with another beautiful beach at St. Georges-de-Didonne. Other places to explore nearby include, Royan, a lively resort with casino, and the ancient Roman town of Saintes with its amphitheatre and museum.

Entrance hall. Library with sofa. Long living/dining room. Well equipped modern kitchen/dining room opening onto covered terrace. WC/cloakroom. Stairs to two double bedrooms. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower and double basins. Separate WC. Staircase leading to huge skylighted dayroom with three sofas. Single bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Separate WC

  • Plunge pool (2.5m x 4.5m, depth 0.8m)
  • Terrace
  • Central heating
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • T/cot
  • Parking in grounds
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: In village (shops, café, restaurant, tennis), 1km from Gironde Estuary (fishing, walks along cliffs), 20km S of Meschers (caves), 30km S of Royan (shops, beach, ferry), 39km W of Saintes (old Roman town, museum, Charente River).

WAS
NOW
£499-£1350
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7
Pets
0

A superb large family Charentaise house with large enclosed garden, perfect for a large group of friends or two families wishing to holiday together with the benefit of a private swimming pool. Set in a small peaceful village close to Jarnac with its daily market, shops, restaurants and cafés, and only 12km from the well known town of Cognac. This accommodation is over three floors, has many bedrooms with en-suite facilities with plenty of space and privacy. Decorated with antique furniture but well equipped and practical for modern living. Cognac is known for its distillieries, but children will love the playgrounds by the river where boats can be hired, watch jazz bands in July and discover a covered market with fish stalls, local produce and local wines. The Cognac golf course has a restaurant overlooking the pretty countryside. For a day out to the beach, Royan is an hour away. La Rochelle with its old harbour, shops and well known aquarium.

Large living room. Large dining room. Sitting room. Well-equipped modern kitchen. Laundry room. Separate WC. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with double basin. First floor: Four bedrooms; one king size with en-suite bathroom/WC, with shower and bath, one double with en-suite bathroom/WC, two twin bedrooms (one with 120cm beds) with en-suite bathrooms with double basin. Separate WC. Second floor: Two twin bedrooms (can also be double). Shower room/WC

  • Large enclosed lawned garden
  • Terrace
  • Private enclosed swimming pool with alarm (12 x 6m, depth 1-2m)
  • Central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • TV (French channels and TNT)
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • Garage
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire.

Location: 2km from Nercillac (shop, café, restaurant), 5km from Jarnac (River Charente, supermarkets, market, cafés, restaurant, tennis), 12km from Cognac (golf, shops, supermarkets, hospital, boat trips, distillieries), 80km from Royan (beaches), 120km from La Rochelle (old city, airport, shops, aquarium), 120km from Bordeaux (airport, vineyards), 30km from Angoulême (cartoon/comic museum, shops, restaurants).

WAS
NOW
£1189-£2939
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

In the beautiful and unspoilt Ile de Ré, near the beaches and hamlet of Les Grenettes, this semi-detached holiday cottage is set in a very quiet position. It is cosy, tastefully decorated and has its own terrace with lawn overlooking the enclosed swimming pool which is shared with 2 other properties. The old town of La Rochelle is 20 minutes away which is reached by crossing a bridge, and bicycles are ideal here. There are miles of cycle tracks along the sand dunes, and nearby are the trendy resorts of Saint Martin or La Flotte. Can be booked together with F17285 to accommodate up to 8 guests.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floor, corner kitchen and French door to terrace and garden. Two double bedrooms. Shower room. Separate WC

  • Enclosed garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Shared swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m to 2.5m) available May-Oct
  • Electric heaters
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV (French channels only)
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 500m from beach, 1.5km from La Noue (shops, bars, restaurants), 7km from La Flotte (all facilities), 10km from La Rochelle (old harbour, shops, museums, aquarium, airport).

WAS
NOW
£480-£1329
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
7
Pets
0
Chez Gill Ref: FA236

A delightful, spacious property, beautifully renovated to provide comfortable and stylish holiday accommodation. In a tranquil setting on the outskirts of the village, with views over the fields beyond, this lovely old mill house with small river running beneath and separate cottage are set beside a stream with a central courtyard separating the two properties. (Although the stream may dry up in Summer, careful supervision of young children is recommended). It has a good-sized garden with a large patio, flower beds and lawns, and a large shady area with trees. Helpful owners occupy the right wing of the main house but have separate access. The Roman town of Saint-Jean-d’Angély is a 30 minute drive with boating lake, cobbled streets and excellent twice-weekly market for fresh local produce, and the historical town of Angoulême is 1 hours’ drive. An ideal situation for cycling and walking in the gentle countryside all around.

Main House: Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Two bedrooms: One kingsize with en-suite shower room/WC, one twin. Bathroom/WC. First floor: Three bedrooms: One double, two twin, one with additional single bed. Two shower room/WCs. Cottage: All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Two bedrooms: One double with en-suite shower room/WC, one twin with en-suite bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

  • Lawned garden
  • Patio
  • Private swimming pool (11m x 5.5m, depth 1m to 1.7m) with Roman steps and shower
  • Heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • TV (French channels only)
  • Cot and h/chair on request
  • Swings
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 2km from Cressé (shops), 10km from Matha (shops and restaurant), 40km from Cognac (golf, all facilities), 50km from Saintes (boutiques, Roman arena and boat trips on the Charente), 100km from beaches.

WAS
NOW
£960-£2370
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Le Moulin A Vent Ref: FA295

This very spacious, light holiday house has a large garden and private pool in the Charente area. The spacious house with two independent studios is set within 3 hectares of private garden/parkland, with its very own internal courtyard with lovely views towards the hills and grassy meadows. Benefiting from shady, wooded parts, an orchard and even a small productive vineyard, and having a private pool with immersion alarm, terrace and 2 awnings, it is an ideal holiday home. The pretty village of Sers, within walking distance, has basic shops, a small family restaurant and an impressive 12th century church. The large town of Angoulême with all amenities and golf, cathedral, old ramparts and also go-karting is 14km. Royan, 130km, for a day at the beach. Les Lacs de Haute Charente with its very own swimming lake and beach, 40km. Nearby is Dirac for tennis, 6km. Fly via Limoges, Bergerac, Poitiers or Bordeaux. TGV at Angoulême.

Ground floor: Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining/sitting room. Kitchen. Games room. Three bedrooms: Two double, one with marble floor and en-suite bathroom/WC with over-bath shower, one with en-suite shower room, one twin with en-suite shower room. Separate WC. External staircases to first floor: Two studio rooms, one twin, one single with additional pull-out bed, both with en-suite shower room/WC and kitchen

  • Three hectares of garden/parkland
  • Terrace with low wall and 100cm drop to grass (take care with children)
  • Private swimming pool (11m x 6m, depth 1.4m)
  • Heating (at cost)
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Two w/machines
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • CD
  • Wi-fi
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Games
  • Swings
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table
  • Boules
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 14km from Angoulême (cathedral, ramparts, museum, go-karting), 43km from Brantôme (abbey, right-angled bridge, canoeing), 44km from Aubeterre (monolithic church), 61km from Cognac (distilleries).

WAS
NOW
£949-£2340
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Loge De Marie Ref: F17285

Just ten minutes drive from La Rochelle, this property nestles in a quiet position at the end of a lane and shares the grounds and nice swimming pool with two other properties. With a shady terrace ideal for dinner parties, the cottage is all on one level, practical with tiled floors and pretty pink interior. You can walk to the beach of La Noue where children will enjoy windsurfing, or just playing on the white sandy beaches picking lovely shells. Nice, good value restaurants and cafés serving pancakes and the local aperitif ’Pineau’. The markets are full of fresh fish, mussels and farm produce every day. Do not miss a visit to La Rochelle old harbour, museum and aquarium as well as the trendy shops. Can be booked together with F17345 to accommodate up to 8 guests.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio door to terrace. Double bedroom. Bunk bedded room with patio door to garden. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

  • Shared garden
  • Private terrace
  • Shared swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5-2.5m) with Roman steps
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • Shared w/machine
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • TV (limited English channels)
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 500m from beach, 1.5km from La Noue (shops, bars, restaurants), 7km from La Flotte (all facilities), 7km from La Rochelle (all facilities).

WAS
NOW
£480-£1310
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
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Les Rosières Ref: F79153

This semi-detached holiday property, with its own private pool, sits in the pretty Deux-Sèvres countryside. Retaining exposed beams and stonework, the house has a fitted kitchen, full gas central heating and a wood-burning stove, making it ideal for all seasons. The main exit from the house opens onto a private, part tree-shaded terrace, beyond which is the garden and large pool. The area is very peaceful, yet the small village shop is within easy reach and is open all year round. Sauzé-Vaussais is nearby and has more shops, including a supermarket. There are several pretty towns and villages within easy reach, including Melle, which has the oldest silver mine in Europe. The big centres of Niort and Poitiers (famous for Futuroscope) are easy to get to, as well as La Rochelle, with its historic harbour and walls. The Atlantic beaches are within an hour and a half’s drive.

Ground floor: Living room with wood-burning stove and French doors/dining room with beams/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility. Shower room/WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with balcony. Three twin bedrooms. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

  • Enclosed garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1m to 2m)
  • Gas central heating (at cost)
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 8km NW of Sauzé-Vaussais (bars, restaurant, shops, supermarket), 15km E of Melle (market, supermarkets, bars, restaurants), 45km E of Niort (capital of department, all services), 55km SW of Poitiers (Futuroscope, airport).

WAS
NOW
£630-£699
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
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Le Vieux Four Ref: F16212

Set in peaceful rural hamlet above the village of Cherves-Châtelars, this former hamlet bakery has retained the oven (in the stone wall of the living room) but has now become a delightful detached holiday cottage. There is a shaded, furnished barbecue terrace for summer meals by the private swimming pool with distant views over the wooded valley. Enjoy a day out at the activity lakes of Lacs des Hauts Charentes at Massignac, 15km, with beaches, boating and windsurfing, or try canoeing on the Bonnieure river at Chasseneuil. Fly via Limoges or Poitiers.

Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Snug. Bathroom/WC. Five steps to double bedroom, en-suite shower room/WC. First floor: Twin bedroom, en-suite shower room/WC

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.4m to 2.5m), open Jun-Sep
  • Heating (at cost)
  • Woodburner
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • Freezer
  • TV (English channels)
  • CD
  • Cot
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • Bed linen only included
  • NB: Steps throughout ground floor.

Location: 2km from Cherves-Châtelars (shops and bar), 6km from Chasseneuil (war monument, restaurants, cafés, supermarket, all facilities), Charente activity lake 15km, golf 20km, 45km from Angoulême (open markets, cathedral, shopping), 60km from Limoges (famous for its porcelain).

WAS
NOW
£389-£1079
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
La Flotte-en-Ré Ref: FCH165

Shared outdoor swimming pool

Charente-Maritime

This semi-detached holiday home is full of charm, situated within a group of similar properties, and is an ideal base for a family or friends alike. It lies just 100m from the sea and 1km from all amenities, as well as the port of La Flotte-en-Ré. Discover the surrounding area on foot or hire a bicycle. Attractions on the island, not to be missed, include Baleines lighthouse, the ports of Saint Martin, Flotte and Fiers d’Ars.

As well as the outdoor, heated 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 a launderette (payable on-site). A car is recommended.

Shop and restaurant 1km, beach 100m.

Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 twin bedroom, alcove with bunk bed, single bed 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
£289-£22999
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1

Outdoor swimming pool

Vienne

This traditional Poitou cottage is perfectly restored and combines comfort with character, thanks to the exposed beams and stone floors. The kitchen opens onto the garden.

The grounds of the holiday property are beautiful - the outdoor swimming pool (32m², open May-Oct) and the large outdoor eating area overlook the spectacular countryside. The property is only 15 minutes’ walk away from the centre of Saint-Savin with all local amenities.

The historic city of Poitiers and the Futuroscope theme park are only 40km away, and for a day out, you can visit the Brenne National Park (10km) or Saint-Savin with its abbey, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Enjoy fishing in the river, 2km away. Restaurant 1.5km

Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, second lounge, shower room with toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 plus bunk bed, 2 twin.

Heating, woodburner in lounge (fuel at cost), all other fuel at cost, power included in rent, cot, highchair, 2 colour satellite TVs, DVD player, stereo/CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Beams throughout. Sloping ceilings in bedrooms.

WAS
NOW
£37-£1649
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