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Pets
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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
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Chez Françoise Ref: F17364

This three bedroom apartment lies just 150 metres from the largest sandy beach in Royan, one of the Charente-Maritime’s most popular resorts. Bright and airy, the fully-fitted kitchen leads onto the dining area and living room, from where guests can access a small garden. The beach is less than two minutes’ walk, and sits next to a marina and port. Within 10 minutes’ walk there is a choice of shops including a bakers and grocers, cafés and restaurants, together with a daily market, and the town has all facilities. Situated in the second sunniest area of France, don’t miss historic La Rochelle and the islands of Oléron, and especially Ré.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Three bedrooms: One double, one twin, one bunk, each with laminate floor. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

  • Small garden
  • Shared grounds
  • Gas and electric heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • T/cot
  • On street parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Bed linen only included
  • No smoking.

Location: 600m from the centre of Royan (shops, cafés, restaurants, daily market), 70km S of La Rochelle (historic centre with shops, old harbour and museums), 75km S of Ile de Ré (beautiful, unspoiled island with quaint villages and marina).

WAS
NOW
£35-£1229
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
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
La Tonnelle Ref: F17100

This attractive farmhouse next to the owner’s home has been carefully restored to retain its traditional charm and character. The spacious interior has cool rooms, whilst the typical farmhouse dining kitchen is well-equipped with modern appliances. From this room, patio doors open on to the terrace and poolside. This is ideal for families, having enclosed shady gardens with swings and a private swimming pool. Set in peaceful countryside, within walking distance of the sleepy village of Saint Simon, the area is a delight to discover. Colourful markets abound in the nearby villages and wine-tasting of the local ‘Pineau’ aperitif can be found everywhere. With the fine sandy beaches of Meschers and the fascinating port of Royan just twenty-five minutes drive, the location is perfect. Other attractions are the historical city of Saintes, just a short drive and the bustling sea-side resort of La Palmyre with its zoo, water park and marvellous beaches - a haven for families with children. An ideal holiday base.

Entrance via large French windows from patio beside swimming pool. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Shower room. Separate WC. Steep open stairs with low beams up to cosy living room and three bedrooms; one double with basin, two twin

  • Covered pergola
  • Private enclosed swimming pool (10m x 4m, depth 1.2m - 1.7m)
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Cot
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire
  • NB: Steep stairs not suitable for the elderly, infirm or toddlers.

Location: 1km from Saint Simon de Pellouaille (small grocers, bread available), 6km N of Gémozac (all facilities, market), beaches 30km, Royan 34km (ferry to Médoc, casino), 45km from La Palmyre Zoo (large monkey park).

WAS
NOW
£107-£2629
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Eden Ref: F16241

Just a 5-minute drive from the golf course of Cognac, this large detached holiday property is set opposite the River Charente in a lovely quiet area yet not far from the town centre. With a private swimming pool facing the fields and vineyards, it is an ideal place for children. All on one level, the house is practical and spacious, and opposite there is a private wooded area facing the river for picnics or fishing. The pretty countryside offers lovely walks or cycling paths and is just 10 minutes away from a large play centre for children with canoes, café and restaurants. Boat trips on the River Charente can be taken from Cognac or Jarnac, there are many distilleries to choose from. Explore the many beaches, with an hour’s drive, such as Royan, Fouras or La Rochelle which is also good for shopping or just browsing around the old cobbled streets with trendy shops.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor and French doors to terrace. Two double bedrooms. Bunk bedroom leading to a further double bedroom. Two shower rooms with double basin (no WC). Separate WC

  • Large enclosed garden
  • Terrace
  • Wooded grounds with river (take care with children)
  • Private unheated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.5m)
  • Heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • T/cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Built-in barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 4km from Cognac (shops, supermarkets, cafés, restaurants, golf, river, boat trips, distilleries, children’s play centre), 34km E of Saintes (abbey), 70km from Royan (beach, ferry to Medoc), 100km₂ from La Rochelle (old harbour, aquarium, museums, airport).

WAS
NOW
£470-£1339
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
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Logis de la Treille is set in a lovely position, on the border of Charente-Maritime, Gironde and Dordogne. It shares large gardens and also a beautiful swimming pool (open June - October). The villages of La Roche Chalais, Saint Emilion, or nearer Saint Aigulin are all less than half an hour’s drive, while the magnificent city of Bordeaux is one hour away. The River Dronne offers fishing and canoeing, and there is also a beach on the river at Aubeterre with water sports and pedalos. Also a welcoming water park is in La Roche-Chalais that the children will love! There are lovely markets all around but the one not to be missed is in Libourne three times a week. The Dordogne can be explored one hour away. A perfect location for a peaceful holiday!

Ground floor: Entrance hall. Living room with step down to dining room/kitchen with two French doors to terrace. Twin bedroom with French doors to private terrace. Shower room/WC. First floor: Kingsize bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with over-bath shower and French door to roof terrace. All rooms with river views.

Both properties: Large shared lawned garden with river frontage (take care with children)

  • Terrace
  • Shared outdoor swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.6m)
  • Electric central heating
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • All linen included.

Location: 5km from St. Aigulin (shops, café, restaurant), 10km from La Roche Chalais (market, tennis, water park), 30km from Aubeterre (beach on river, fishing, pedalos), 35km from St Emilion (wine tastings, châteaux, restaurants), 79km from Bordeaux (main city, museums, shops, airport).

WAS
NOW
£67-£1219
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
4
Pets
0
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
4
Pets
1
Saint-Pardoult Ref: FCH086

Ideal touring base

Charente-Maritime

This large, semi-detached holiday house sits in the small hamlet of Saint-Pardoult in the Charentes countryside. Downstairs, the kitchen leads into the dining area and lounge from where you can access the terrace and barbecue.

Also downstairs are the bathroom, separate toilet and two bedrooms, whilst upstairs you have a further two bedrooms and another toilet. The garden is a great open area which borders onto the river, great for fishing. There are several pretty villages locally, but the main shopping area is the popular and attractive town of St. Jean-d’Angély, 8km from the property.

Here you can also find a great swimming complex and outdoor pool, as well as pedalo and canoe hire. There is golf at Niort, 40km north, and you should also visit the zoo at Chizé, 18km. The superb Atlantic beaches, 60km, and the historic city of La Rochelle, 80km, are both great places to visit.

Shop and restaurant 5km.

Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, second kitchen, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin, separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 with double sofa bed. First floor: Separate toilet with bidet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single plus single bunk.

Electric heating, all fuel at cost, power included in rent in summer, at cost in winter, bed linen and towels included in rent, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Step to entrance. Sloping ceilings in first floor bedrooms. Unfenced river in garden.

WAS
NOW
£36-£849
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
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
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