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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
7
Pets
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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
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
La Touche Ref: W14633

Enclosed above-ground swimming pool

Charente-Maritime

This lovely detached house has been completely renovated to a good standard by its owners, and features original oak beams and an enclosed above-ground swimming pool (3.5m x 7.5m).

The double bedroom upstairs has an en-suite shower room, and both the downstairs doubles have direct access into the private fully enclosed garden.

Situated in the quiet hamlet of La Touche on the Charentes border, within a short drive, you have several pretty villages and local markets and there is a beach lake 5km away. Try also to visit La Rochelle and its beaches an hour and a half away (106km).

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin.

Electric heaters, woodburner in lounge (initial supply of fuel provided), all other fuel and power included in rent May to Sep, €40 supplement Oct to May, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, washing machine, microwave, enclosed garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

WAS
NOW
£329-£969
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
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£37-£1649
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
La Grange Du Clos Ref: F16214

In Charente but near the border of the Dordogne, this beautiful holiday property is set in the Bandiat Valley on the outskirts of the pretty village of Marthon. Very well restored, this barn conversion is set next to the home of the Anglo-French owners who are most helpful with advice on places to visit. Well-equipped and very comfortably furnished, it has its own private enclosed garden with a swimming pool, and a shaded, furnished terrace with stone pillars. Cycle on a converted old railway line, on a path via Marthon, or have superb walks all around. There is a good golf course at Ecuras at less than half an hour’s drive as well as a beautiful man-made lake with a beach that the children will love at St. Estèphe. Water-ski on the large lake at Angoulême - an interesting old town nearby with cobbled streets full of interesting shops. Do not miss the markets all around for special local food and wines but also the Pineau aperitif made from Cognac.

Three steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/well-equipped kitchen with beams and French windows to terrace. Shower room/WC. Two steps down to second living room with door to garden. First floor: Three bedrooms, one queensize with wooden floor, two twin with wooden floors. Shower room. Separate WC

  • Enclosed garden
  • Terrace/patio
  • Private heated swimming pool (8.5m x 4.5m, depth 1.1m to 1.6m) with Roman steps
  • Electric heating
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • TV
  • CD
  • Wi-fi
  • Cot and h/chair (on request)
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 1.5km from Marthon (shops, bar, restaurant, tennis courts and private river fishing), 8km from Montbron (supermarket), 25km from Angoulême (golf), 27km from St. Estèphe (lakeside beach).

WAS
NOW
£118-£1439
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Gémozac Ref: W15032

Quiet location

Charente-Maritime

This semi-detached holiday property is situated in a hamlet on the outskirts of Gémozac and retains many original features including stone walls, exposed beams as well as a contemporary woodburner in the galleried lounge.

Outside there is a small enclosed terrace to the front, and a garden to the rear, ideal for barbecues.

Gémozac is within a 5-minute drive and has all amenities, whilst lovely beaches can be found 25kms away.

Shop and restaurant 3km, beach 25km.

Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath and basin, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 1 twin. Mezzanine: Double sofa bed.

Electric heating, woodburner in lounge (no fuel provided), all other fuel and power by meter reading, cot, highchair, colour digital TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

WAS
NOW
£240-£689
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
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
0
Clos Fleuri Ref: F17359

Situated next to the pretty town of Pons, in the heart of Charente-Maritime and less than ¾ hour’s drive to the beaches of Royan and Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, this detached property is an ideal holiday base. The living/
dining room opens onto the terrace for dining al fresco, which faces the garden with a private fenced swimming pool. Situated only five minutes from the centre of Pons, the weekly market offers a large choice and a variety of produce. There are many beaches to explore such as Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, Saint-Palais, La Palmyre and the nearest beach is Meschers-sur-Gironde. Have a day trip to Bordeaux, an hour’s drive away, explore the old streets, museums and shops or visit La Rochelle, to the north, with the old harbour. Cognac with many distilleries to enjoy, as well as golf courses, and Saintes, a charming riverside town, are both well worth a visit too.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floor and French doors to terrace. 2 steps to kitchen. Shower room/WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom leading to bunk bedroom. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

  • Lawned garden with 2 steps
  • Terrace
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m)
  • Central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Portable barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 1km from Pons (all amenities), 25km from Cognac (distilleries, boat trips, golf), 40km from ocean and Royan (seaside resort, zoo, shops, casino, beaches, ferry), 80km from La Rochelle, 100km from Bordeaux (shops, museums, aquarium).

WAS
NOW
£510-£1399
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
La Jacaranda Ref: F17361

This semi-detached holiday property sits in the village of Loiré-sur-Nie, with a private pool and an enclosed garden. La Jacaranda is spacious and includes a galleried living room with feature fireplace, exposed beams and stonework. The village has a general store and at a short distance is Aulnay with a market on Mondays and Thursdays and its 12th-century Romanesque church. Visit St. Jean d’Angély, with its European Centre of Culture, and the riverside town of Cognac, with tours of the brandy distilleries. In addition to local walks, there is tennis, cycling and pétanque. For days out, the beach at Châtelaillon-Plage, La Rochelle, with its historic port, shops and architecture, and the Marais Poitevin are worth a visit.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. Double bedroom, en-suite shower room/WC. Shower room (no WC). WC. First floor: Two bedrooms: One double, one twin. WC. High sloping ceilings

  • Garden with unfenced pond (take care with children)
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Pool (10m x 5m, depth 2m)
  • Heaters
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 10km S of Aulnay (shops, supermarket, restaurants, cafés), 20km E of Saint-Jean-d’Angély (shops, A10 autoroute), 75km E of Châtelaillon-Plage (beach), 85km E of La Rochelle.

WAS
NOW
£419-£1210
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
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Le Masdieu Ref: F16240

This detached farmhouse, situated on a working farm, has been converted to create a comfortable and spacious holiday home, which features a woodburner in the living room and a large garden. The owners’ have kept the exposed beams and original stonework to ensure the property has retained its Charente character. The small village of Pleuville is within a kilometre and has a general shop and bar. There are more shops in Pressac, and Charroux and several pretty villages are nearby that offer weekly markets. Visit Futuroscope at Poitiers, an hour away, Angoulême or one of the Charente’s beach lakes. Fly via Limoges and Poitiers.

All on ground floor: Living room/dining room/kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC, accessed via twin or externally. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (curtained off). Shower room/WC

  • Large garden
  • Outdoor swimming pool (7m x 3.5m) available from April 2014
  • Heating (at cost)
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • TV (for DVD use only)
  • DVD
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Car port
  • Garden furniture
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 800m from Pleuville (shop and bar), 7km from Pressac, 15km NW of Confolens (market town, all amenities, supermarket, restaurants), 66km S of Poitiers (Futuroscope), 68km N of Angoulême (famous for its comic strip festival).

WAS
NOW
£399-£1120
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
Mage Ref: T79019

This farmhouse, situated in a very quiet, sleepy village ’off the beaten track’, has been carefully converted by the owners. The area is a comfortable drive from the western Loire châteaux (Angers, Saumur, Chinon, Montreuil-Bellay), and an excellent touring base to explore the vineyards of the Loire Valley, the waterways of the Marais Poitevin or Fontevraud Abbey. Visit the recreational lake (5km), a golf course at Roiffé (36km), Futuroscope Park at Poitiers (60km), and ’Son et Lumière’ at the Puy du Fou theme park. The house is set in an enclosed garden, with a lawn, trees and flowers, and a shaded terrace. The holiday property is spacious and is furnished in a comfortable French style. The owners sometimes occupy a small house to the rear of the property, but have their own private garden and sitting-out area. A converted outhouse is now a summer kitchen, with a large open fire and barbecue, small fridge, a sink, a large table and benches, and ample shade in which to enjoy meals.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with open fire. Kitchen. Utility. Bathroom with spa bath, shower attachment and separate shower. Separate WC. First floor: Three double bedrooms. Bathroom/WC with shower attachment. Second floor: Two double bedrooms

  • Garden
  • Fenced swimming pool (13m x 5m; depth 1.2m - 2.3m)
  • Poolside shower/WC and changing area
  • Oil central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 2km NW of Louzy (tennis), 5km N of Thouars (all facilities), 5km N of St. Martin-de-Sanzay (lake).

WAS
NOW
£69-£1350
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