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Bedrooms
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Pets
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La Ferme d’Alba Ref: F16157

Set in the countryside between Limoges and La Rochefoucauld, this old stone farm is located in a very peaceful hamlet. Spacious and comfortable, it has retained its original beams, paved floors and large fireplace, yet it has been carefully modernised with attractive soft furnishings. The large garden has a big mulberry tree and a swimming pool (heated at extra cost). Less than 25km away is the huge lake of Lavaud, ideal for swimming, sailing or just lazing in the sun. Angoulême is also a short drive and has another lake for water-skiing, museums in the old cobbled streets and plenty of interesting shops to wander around.

Beamed living/dining room with open fire and bar. Kitchen. Utility. Shower room/WC. Single bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Antique staircase to two bedrooms: one kingsize and one twin. Bathroom/WC with shower. Separate steep stairs to first floor: Three bedrooms: two double, one twin. Shower room/WC

  • Large enclosed garden with terrace
  • Pool (10m x 5m, depth 1m to 2m, open May-Oct) with salt water system (heated optionally at cost)
  • Central heating
  • Telephone (incoming and local calls)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Table tennis in barn
  • All linen included.

Location: 8km from Chasseneuil (shops, church, forest, market, restaurant, tennis), 25km from Lake Lavaud (beach, sailing, fishing), 37km E of Angoulême (shops, museums, boat trips, water-skiing, golf), 63km W of Limoges (porcelain shops, museums).

WAS
NOW
£53-£1749
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
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Le Manoir du Puy Ref: F16234

This lovely, detached, manor house is set in the quiet hamlet of Le Puy which is close to the village of Gurat, on the border between the Charentes and the Dordogne. This holiday property and its grounds are spectacular and very spacious with a private swimming pool. The property has a traditional feel with an emphasis on quality furnishings and comfort. The kitchen and back kitchen are well-equipped and fully-fitted, whilst the living and dining rooms are bright and airy with large traditional windows giving wonderful views over the garden and countryside. Gurat is a pretty village and Villebois-Lavalette, a 10-minute drive, is famous for its historic Roman château, wooden covered market and pretty streets. Visit Angoulême, less than half an hour’s drive, which is capital of the Charente and famous for its architecture and international comic festivals. There are several beach lakes in the area for swimming and water sports as well as golf and paragliding facilities.

Lower ground floor: Utility. Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with door to garden. Shower room/WC with bidet. First floor: Two kingsize bedrooms. Double bedroom. Bathroom/WC with shower attachment

  • Garden with 10 steps
  • Terrace
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.2m to 1.6m)
  • Oil heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • T/cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 2km W of Gurat (shop, cafe/bar, restaurant), 7km S of Villebois-Lavallette (all facilities, castle, market), 20km S of Angoulême (cobbled town, cafés, lake, water skiing), 20km N of Aubeterre (beach lake).

WAS
NOW
£470-£1299
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Le Genet Ref: FA274

Set on the edge of a tiny rural hamlet, this delightful, comfortably furnished, old stone farmhouse offers peace and quiet together with great views over unspoilt countryside. Set in an enclosed garden, this holiday home is south facing and features a fenced pool and partly walled, paved terrace area - a real sun trap, and wooden decked terrace. It is just 3 minutes’ drive to the village of Allone, and 8km to Secondigny. Visit the pretty medieval market town of Parthenay, with its old quarter, cobbled streets and weekly market. The beautiful ‘Green Venice’ (known to the French as the Marais Poitevin) is close by. Within a 45 minute drive lies Pescalis, just south of Moncoutant, 250 acres of fishing and leisure complex. Futuroscope, Europe’s leading cinema theme park, is 65km. Discover the delightful old port, shops and restaurants of La Rochelle, 112km, and the glorious sunny beaches of the Vendée are just over one hour’s drive away.

Ground floor: Living room with beams and ornamental stone fireplace. Dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Utility. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom. Separate WC

  • Enclosed garden
  • Terrace
  • Private swimming pool (9m x 6m, depth 1.35m)
  • Oil central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • T/cot (on request)
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • NB: Very low windows (take care with children).

Location: 8km from Secondigny (shops, banks, supermarket, lake with watersports, municipal pool), 11km from Parthenay (restaurants, market), 60km from beaches, 65km from Futuroscope.

WAS
NOW
£499-£1370
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
La Seringa Ref: F16216

Set in a very quiet position in a tiny old stone village in between Cognac, Jarnac and Angoulême, this old farm house enjoys an indoor heated swimming pool which nestles in the summer house with a beautiful bougainvillier. This attached property has kept its original features with stone walls, and French rustic furniture. A short distance away are the distilleries of Cognac or Jarnac, both with the River Charente and boat trips. Or Angoulême with a large lake ideal for waterskiing. For a day out try the beaches of Fouras or take the ferry and discover the last retreat of Napoléon, Ile d’Aix near La Rochelle. An ideal holiday base to discover the Charente countryside.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, beams and patio doors to courtyard. Sitting room. Separate WC. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room. Bathroom/WC with shower cubicle

  • Enclosed lawned garden
  • Terrace
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (3.5m x 7.5m, depth 0.9-1.75m)
  • Telephone (incoming calls only)
  • Oil heating
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • TV (French channels only)
  • Radio/CD
  • T/cot
  • Summer house
  • Garage
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • Bed linen only included.

Location: 4.5km from Mérignac (shops, cafés, restaurants), 12km from Jarnac (river), 27km from Cognac (distilleries, market, river, museums, golf courses), 21km from Angoulême (lake, old city, shops), 100km from Fouras (sea, beaches, ferry), 118km from La Rochelle.

WAS
NOW
£449-£1219
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
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
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Pat-Stef Ref: F17229

Situated in a quiet residential area just a five minute drive from the beautiful beach of La Grande Côte, this practical house is all on one level above a garage. With a large enclosed garden, ideal for children to play in, it also enjoys a south facing terrace, ideal for outdoor dining. The French rustic interior is comfortable, with an open fire and several French windows opening on to the terrace. In the centre of the village is a good bakery serving traditional French baguettes, and in the summer there is a morning market. At Grande Côte there are plenty of good restaurants overlooking the sea, as well as tennis and windsurfing. There is also the opportunity to play golf just 3kms away. To the south is the resort of Royan, famous for its gardens, casino and thalassotherapy, and also convenient for boat trips to nearby islands and the prestigious wine-growing area of the Médoc, which also boasts many stunning châteaux. A short drive is the town of La Palmyre, with its market, restaurants and superb zoo.

Entrance up a few steps to terrace, or via interior staircase and garage. Large living/dining room with open fire and patio door to terrace. Kitchen with door to garden. Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with double basin and shower cubicle. Separate WC

  • Large garden with terrace
  • Full oil central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • D/washer
  • TV
  • T/cot
  • Parking in garage
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 500m to centre of Saint Augustin (shops, café, restaurant), 3km to 18 hole golf course, 4.5km to Grande Côte (beach, sea, restaurants), 10km N of Royan (casino, boat trips, shops), 10km to La Palmyre.

WAS
NOW
£449-£1219
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
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
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
La Maison Brechet Ref: F16207

At the border of Charente-Maritime and north of Charente this semi-detached holiday cottage is set in the charming village near Chef Boutonne and Villefagnan. Surrounded by fields, and with a garden with vines and peach trees. In the village there is a church and bakery as well as a restaurant within walking distance. Bicycles are available for guests’ use and logs for the wood-burning stove are provided. The patio area is an ideal place for dining al-fresco, or relaxing in the hammock after a day exploring. Travel further south and visit Cognac with its many distilleries, or spend a day in Angoulême, with a huge lake with a beach, ideal for windsurfing and even water-skiing. To the north is Poitiers with Futuroscope. Fly via Poitiers, Angoulême or La Rochelle.

Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed. Kitchen/dining room with wood-burning stove. Separate WC. First floor: Kingsize bedroom. Shower room/WC with Jacuzzi shower and bidet

  • Large garden
  • Terrace
  • Electric heaters
  • Woodburner
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • T/cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Hammock
  • Barbecue
  • All linen
    included.

Location: 800m (restaurant), 8km from Villefagnan (shops, restaurant, tennis), 55km N of Cognac (distilleries, boat trips, golf).

WAS
NOW
£180-£520
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Oradour Fanais Ref: FJC043

Outdoor swimming pool

Charente

This holiday home is situated in the small village of Oradour-Fanais, at the heart of the Charentaise countryside. Its south-facing terrace is partly shaded for those hot summer days.

The above ground swimming pool overlooks an enclosed garden and one of the bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom. A wide range of shops and facilities can be found at Brillac (8km to the south) and Confolens (17km).

Within a 20-minute drive is a lake with a beach as well as golf at Mortemart. Oradour-sur-Glane, the setting for poignant events of WWll, is 35km, while the family will enjoy Futuroscope Poitiers (80km to the north).

Shop 300m, restaurant 8km.

Lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom with shower, toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin.

Central heating, all fuel and power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, colour satellite TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Drop from terrace.

WAS
NOW
£38-£669
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Roseline Ref: F17289

This semi-detached holiday cottage has a beautiful setting and shares 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.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.

Living/dining room/kitchen. Separate WC. First floor: Two bedrooms: one double, one twin. Shower room (no WC)

  • Large shared enclosed gardens
  • Shared heated swimming pool (12.5m x 6.5m, depth 1.1-2.2m)
  • Terrace
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • Woodburner
  • Shared w/machine
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire.

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

WAS
NOW
£239-£670
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