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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Within walking distance from the sea and the lighhouse of Chassiron, this pretty holiday villa is set in a peaceful location at the end of the Island of Oléron. All on one level it opens onto a covered terrace on oneside and on to a verandah on the other side. It is an ideal base for a seaside holiday only 1.2km from the beach, and near a variety of restaurants and cafés. Discover the miles of flat cycle tracks around the island, perfect to enjoy with young children. Visit La Rochelle for a day trip with its many museums, as well as the aquarium, shops and old harbour full of creperies. Isle d’Oleron is known for good fish and sea food that you will find in local markets all around. Ideal location with children away from the crowds.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen, beams, tiled floor and French doors to terrace and verandah. Second dining room with tiled floor and patio doors to terrace. Three bedrooms, each with wooden floor. Two double, one twin. Shower room/WC. Separate WC

  • Enclosed garden
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • T/cot
  • Parking
  • Portable barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 1.2km from beach, 1.5km from shops, café, restaurants, cycle tracks, 13km from Saint Pierre-d’Oléron (all amenities, large swimmimg pool, thalassotherapy centre, horse riding), 37km from Marennes, 89km from La Rochelle (museums, shops, aquarium, casino, airport).

WAS
NOW
£490-£1350
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
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Chez Chabot Ref: F17355

This three-bedroom, traditional Charente house has been transformed by the owner into a spacious and bright holiday gîte, fitted with all modern conveniences and opening onto a wonderful Mediterranean garden with a swimming pool (occasionally used by the owner). The owner, a landscape gardener, has created a lovely garden with palms, olive trees, yuccas and exotic plants, blended with several water features and areas to relax in. The pool water is kept sparkling clean by circulating it through an eco-system of water plants, much the same principle as with a mountain stream. The Roman city of Saintes is a 10-minute drive, with its street markets, cafés and restaurants and is located on the banks of the River Charente. Beaches are just over half an hour away, the zoo at La Palmyre is one of the best in Europe and there are vineyard and distillery tours at Cognac.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with beams. Kingsize bedroom with beams and en-suite shower room (no WC). Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Super kingsize bedroom (zip and link, can be twin). Twin bedroom with beams and sloping ceiling

  • Garden with water features and pond
  • Patio
  • Shared swimming pool (10m x 4m, depth 0.8m to 2m)
  • Heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Digital TV
  • DVD
  • Video
  • CD/stereo
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Table tennis
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 10km SW of Saintes (market town, all facilities), 28km NE of Meschers (beach), 32km E of Royan (seaside resort), 35km W of Cognac (home to the famous brandy).

WAS
NOW
£480-£1329
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

The Lake House, L’Audebaudière is a delightful character stone farmhouse, a former 16th-century baronial hunting lodge, set in 10-acre private grounds within a 100-acre park with a beautiful carp fishing lake. Stunning panoramic views over peaceful countryside enable you to watch incredible sunsets, also seen from the swimming pool and terrace. The swimming pool is only shared with The Lake House 2 (F79143). The Lake House features exposed beams and a large decorative stone fireplace. There is a country kitchen, lovely outdoor dining terrace with lake views, antique furniture, large galleried landing and ample space throughout. Walk or cycle up to a small shop for bread and essentials, a small restaurant and indoor tennis court in St. Aubin-du-Plain. A perfect place for walking, cycling, fishing, birdwatching and abundant wildlife. Horse riding school 1 mile; 4 miles away is Argenton-les-Vallées with a beautiful lakeside restaurant, boating, kayaking, supermarket and international karting circuit. The large château town of Bressuire is 10 minutes’ drive with two hypermarkets, shops, restaurants, bowling and an international tennis club. Puy-de-Fou, Doué Zoo, Samur, Le Cadre Noir (horse riding display) and Pescalis are 30-40 minutes’ drive. Within easy reach of the beaches of Vendée for a day’s outing.

Ground floor: Entrance hall leading to large living/dining room with decorative fireplace. Country kitchen. Utility. Separate WC. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Large galleried landing leading to three bedrooms: two double, one twin. Bathroom with over bath shower (no WC). Separate WC

  • Dining terrace
  • Shared 10-acre grounds with fishing lake (take care with children)
  • Shared heated swimming pool (10m x 5m) with electronic safety cover
  • Electric heating
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Bed linen only included.

Location: 7 miles N of Bressuire. Drive: Caen 3½ hours, Calais 5½ hours. Fly via Poitiers or La Rochelle.

WAS
NOW
£344-£1199
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Pouffonds Ref: FJD026

Private swimming pool

Deux-Sèvres

This holiday property is in a quiet location in the hamlet of Coubortiges and has its own private, solar-heated, salt water swimming pool (33m², open May-Sep). The owner lives on site and across from the house there is a large, covered, private annexe with an additionnal fridge and table and chairs, or, should you prefer to be in the sun, there is a further sitting area by the pool where you have another set of table and chairs.

The garden is fully enclosed and has a play area with a swing, and there is a also large games room with table football, pool and table tennis. There is a very good restaurant within 2km, otherwise all services are in the very pretty town of Melle which is 6km away and famous for its silver mines. Try to visit the market at Lezay, one of the best in the area and Chef-Boutonne which includes an ancient château.

The Futuroscope at Poitiers is just over an hour away, there is a beach lake just over 15 minutes away at Celles but if you prefer the sea, Fouras is a great place for a day at the beach and is an hour and a half’s drive.

Shop 6km, restaurant 2km.

Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin. First floor: Separate toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: one kingsize with en-suite shower, toilet and basin, one double with shower in room, 2 twin.

Gas central heating, all fuel at cost, power included in rent in summer, at cost in winter, bed linen and towels included in rent, two cots, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceilings in some rooms.

WAS
NOW
£499-£1389
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Plaisance Ref: F16236

At the border of Charente-Maritime, Charente and near Dordogne, between Jonzac, Cognac and Aubeterre, this detached holiday property is set near a very quiet hamlet in Baignes-Sainte-Radegonde. A classic French manor house with an immaculate lawned garden and swimming pool, this is an ideal holiday property for family and friends alike. Plaisance is well-equipped and has kept all the original features, such as old beams, tiled floors, a fire place and enjoys views of the vineyards. For a day out, the little town of Jonzac has a large leisure centre with a swimming pool. Cognac and the distilleries, as well as boat trips on the river Charente will be enjoyed by everyone. In the summer months enjoy many music festivals. Visit the old city of Angoulême with a cartoon musuem in the old perched town, as well as many cafés and restaurants in the cobbled streets. A little further is Bordeaux or take a ferry to the Médoc region to enjoy wine tasting.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Second living room. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Games room (external access). Bathroom/WC with corner bath and shower cubicle. Separate WC. First floor: Four double bedrooms, two with en-suite shower room/WC. Two twin bedrooms

  • Large lawned garden
  • Terrace
  • Private swimming pool (9m x 6m, depth 1.2m) with shower
  • Central heating
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table
  • Table football
  • Gym equipment
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Built-in barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 2.5km from Baignes (shops, cafés, restaurant, tennis), 42km S of Cognac (golf, boat trips, distilleries), 50km E of Blaye (estuary, fishing, Citadel, ferry to Médoc), 80km N of Bordeaux (old city, shops, museums).

WAS
NOW
£879-£2170
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Chez Robin Ref: FA149

Set in the grounds of owners’ home, this cottage was originally part of the outbuildings and has been restored to create a simple, comfortable holiday property. The River Charente meanders past approx 300m from the property - fishing permits can be bought locally. Superb beaches at St. Georges-de-Didonne and Royan approx 1 hour’s drive. Further selection of shops and restaurants in the riverside village of Chaniers, a 10-minute drive where river boats can be hired. Visit Saintes, the Roman capital of Aquitaine and Cognac with its distilleries. Golf and riding a 20-minute drive.

Ground floor: Living room/kitchen with French window. Shower room. Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with additional single bed

  • Shared enclosed garden
  • Terrace, steep steps
  • Shared swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m)
  • Telephone
  • Heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • TV (one English channel)
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • Table tennis
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 5km from Chanier (PO, restaurants, bar, pharmacy, newsagent), 15km from Saintes (restaurants, bars, boutiques, cathedral, river cruises, golf), 15km from Cognac (distilleries, old town, blues festival in July), 40km from Royan/St. Georges-de-Didonne (sandy beaches).

WAS
NOW
£299-£849
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
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Les Grenettes Ref: F17299

Just 400 metres from sandy beaches on the south side of this lovely island. Les Grenettes is a modern holiday villa providing spacious holiday accommodation and set in large enclosed grounds in a pine-forested residential area. You’ll find a multitude of watersports, horse riding, tennis, walking and cycling trails within easy reach as well as many picturesque villages, nature reserves, oyster farms, antique markets and vineyards to visit. The local markets offer fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables, there is one somewhere daily. Visit the port quayside at St. Martin where you can enjoy an apéritif of the local drink, Pineau, in one of the many bars and cafés.

Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with American kitchen and patio doors to terrace. Three twin bedrooms (can be kingsize on request), all with French window to terrace. Shower room/WC with double basin. Shower room. Separate WC

  • Private, enclosed lawned garden
  • Terrace
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 0.8m to 2m) with Roman steps
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • Fireplace
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden bench
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 400m from beach, 5km from Sainte Marie-de-Ré (shops, bars, restaurant and market), 7km from St. Martin (port, cruises, artisanal shops and all facilities), 12km from La Rochelle (museum, aquarium and all facilities).

WAS
NOW
£1189-£2939
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Ideal touring base

Deux-Sèvres

This 19th-century semi-detached holiday home, adjoining the owner’s home, has a vast garden with countryside views. Within a 5-minute drive is l’Absie with cafés, restaurants and a supermarket while 15km away is the larger town of La Chataigneraie. Visit attractive local towns and markets, and the fantastic battle re-enactment show at Le Puy du Fou (45km) and Futuroscope (85km). The Vendée beaches make a great day out as does La Rochelle (95km).

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, shower room (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin.

Electric heating, woodburner in lounge (initial supply of fuel provided), all other fuel and power included in rent May to Sep, €35 supplement Oct to Apr, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, freezer, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Sloping beamed ceiling in twin bedroom. Pond in garden. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor.

WAS
NOW
£41-£659
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Splendid cottage in a pretty village

Charente

An exceptional semi-detached cottage set in pretty, mature, fully enclosed gardens with a slightly sunken terrace area.

It is rare to find a holiday cottage for 4 people as spacious and as well equipped as this one. An added bonus for guests is that after a busy day touring and visiting the area you can park your car and walk to the local bars.

The area has many facilities and places to see, catering for all. Poitiers and Futurescope, Angouleme with a large waterpark, Cognac and the old Roman town old Saintes are all within easy driving distance.

Shop and café/bar 400m, restaurant 4km.

Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, separate toilet and basin. First floor: Shower room with 2 basins, separate toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Gas central heating, all fuel and power included in rent May to September, €30 supplement October to April, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, colour TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, terrace, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

WAS
NOW
£220-£640
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
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