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Les Martinets Ref: F79131

This beautifully converted stone property offers two spacious adjoining gîtes with all the modern conveniences while retaining character features such as exposed stone walls, oak beams and double-height entrance halls. Properties Les Martinets (F79131) and Les Hirondelles (F79132) can be let together by larger groups and both open onto private terraces and a shared ’play’ garden. The English owner lives opposite in the courtyard providing as much or as little help as you wish, and tending to the gardens and pool for those staying in both properties. Chef-Boutonne is a delightful small market town with everything you need if a lazy holiday by the pool is all you seek. There is a great restaurant/bar, a pizzeria, two supermarkets, three boulangeries, a butcher, a newspaper shop, a wine and fresh coffee shop, playgrounds, a fishing lake and even a very French ‘cave des vins’. If you feel more adventurous however, there are varied attractions at all points of the compass and all within 90 minutes by car. If you feel more adventurous, La Vallée des Singes (the valley of the monkeys), is universally popular with all the family and only a 40 minute drive, which still leaves time in the day to return home and enjoy the pool in the afternoon. Futuroscope at Poitiers is a 60-minute journey and is better suited to families with kids aged 12+ and La Rochelle (90 mins) is a must. It has fantastic shops, an incredible pâtisserie, a great ice cream parlour, the Aquarium right in the centre and the old port ringed by seafood restaurants and creperies. The seaside is only 90 mins by car; there are distillery tours and a beautiful golf course at Cognac only 60 mins away and Melle, with its charming centre ville, Friday morning market, great steak restaurant and the silver mines to visit is just up the road.

Ground floor: Large open plan living/dining room with modern corner kitchen. Separate WC. Stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom with additional bunk beds. Bathroom/WC with shower. Separate WC.

Both Properties: Enclosed shared ’play’ garden and shared walled pool garden

  • Shared outdoor pool (10m x 5m, depth 1m to 2.1m)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Terrace furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.
Both Properties: Enclosed shared ’play’ garden and shared walled pool garden
  • Shared outdoor pool (10m x 5m, depth 1m to 2.1m)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Terrace furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 800m from Chef-Boutonne (cafés, restaurants, supermarkets), 15km from Melle (shops, restaurants, silver mines), 41km from Niort (old town, shops, restaurants, golf).

WAS
NOW
£410-£1150
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Domaine de la Nauve Ref: F16128

Standing in delightful lawned grounds near the River Charente, this beautifully restored 19th-century château has been home to one of Cognac’s most famous families for many years and makes for a truly memorable holiday. The grounds encompass formal gardens, a small canal and huge trees offering welcome shade - as well as a superb private swimming pool with full size Roman stairs. The interior of the property boasts impressive reception rooms with wood panelling and high ceilings giving a stylish, elegant atmosphere. The terrace with its summer canopy overlooks the garden and pool area. The highly discreet English-speaking owners live to the rear of the property and are able to help and advise you of all the area’s attractions. Cognac itself has a delightful centre with plenty of shopping streets, cafes and restaurants as well as all the famous Cognac distilleries such as Hennessy, and Rémy Martin. The impressive château in which François 1st was born now houses the Otard brandy cellars and also makes for an interesting visit. The superb morning market is a must to visit with its fantastic choice of fresh farm produce, regional wines, seafood, and poultry along with ready-made food from specialist delicatessen and patissiers. The golf course at Sainte Brice will be a must, whilst the sandy Atlantic beaches near Royan are great for a day trip. La Rochelle with its enchanting harbour is less than an hour away. There is an activity park nearby with open air water features and canoeing plus stables for horse riding. Bicycles are available for hire, delivered free of charge. Fly via La Rochelle or Bordeaux.

Steps to entrance. Large entrance hall. Living room. Dining room. Breakfast room. Well-equipped, compact kitchen. First floor: Large landing with balcony and seating area. Three kingsize bedrooms, all with en-suite shower rooms (no WC). Two twin bedrooms. Two shower rooms (no WC). Three separate WCs

  • Lawned garden with unfenced canal bordering the garden
  • Private swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.2m to 1.8m) with alarm
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • TV (French and English channels)
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi (at cost)
  • Two cots
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • Bread and croissants delivered (on request)
  • All linen for hire.

Location: 1km to Cognac (boat trips on river Charente, market, supermarkets, leisure centre, mini-golf, canoe hire, hospital), 7km to Sainte Brice (golf, restaurant), 21km E of Saintes (Roman town, museum), 30km from ‘Antilles’ of Jonzac (water sports, health centre), 62km E of Royan (ocean), 80km SE of La Rochelle (aquarium, shopping, museums, airport).

WAS
NOW
£1129-£1610
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
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Les Papillons Ref: F79151

This lovely detached holiday home has been beautifully restored to provide very comfortable and roomy accommodation. As well as the downstairs double bedroom with en-suite, you also have three other sleeping areas, one twin with its own en-suite and its own private stairs from the living room. An attractive mezzanine kingsize bedroom is accessed from a second set of stairs, from the magnificent high vaulted living/dining room, and from the main staircase you have two more large bedrooms. Outside there are two large terraces and a large enclosed swimming pool with hot and cold shower and an enclosed, mature garden, ideal for children. The private house really has everything and being in the countryside of Deux-Sevres, you have several local villages and weekly markets. The region has many chateaux, renaissance churches and abbeys, and Atlantic beaches within easy reach. Golf and horse riding locally. Fly to Poitiers or La Rochelle.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors to terrace and garden, with staircase leading to twin bedroom with sloping ceiling and en-suite shower room/WC. Well-equipped kitchen with dining table, decorative fireplace and old stone potager. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Separate WC. Barn conversion with large living/dining room and staircase to mezzanine with kingsize bedroom, sloping ceiling. Fully equipped laundry room and wet room with corner bath/shower. Hall staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Large twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC

  • Enclosed spacious lawned garden
  • Large terrace with 5 steps
  • Private swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 1.2m) with terrace
  • Electric central heating (at cost)
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Video
  • CD/stereo
  • Cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 6km S of St. Maixent-l’Ecole (all facilities, restaurants, supermarkets and shopping centre), 15km NE of Marais Poitevin (canal network and canoe trips), 20km N of Melle (church, abbey and attractive town), 60km SW of Poitiers (Futuroscope), 90km E of La Rochelle (historic town and leisure port, beaches close by).

WAS
NOW
£729-£2010
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Clérac Ref: FCH084

Ideal touring base

Charente-Maritime

This attractive house, set in a small hamlet, is located 2km from the center of the village, Clérac. The rooms are spacious, the dining room is equipped with a stove that ensures comfort for the cooler seasons and the exterior offers a terrace overlooking the garden and the surrounding fields.

The village is pretty and has two restaurants and shops. 10 km away, in Montlieu-la-Garde, you will find other shops and services and a municipal outdoor swimming pool.

Wine lovers will enjoy the 45-minute drive that divides Bordeaux with its famous vineyards.

Shop and restaurant 3km.

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

Central heating, all fuel at cost, power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: This property only accepts a maximum of 5 guests.

WAS
NOW
£23-£540
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
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
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Ideal for nature lovers

Vienne

Situated in the hamlet of Vrassac, within walking distance of the pretty village of Bethines, La Petite Grange is a picturesque detached, stone built holiday cottage. Many of the property’s charming details have been enhanced during restoration and now boasts an open-plan lounge/dining area.

The expansive Brenne National Park is ideal for nature lovers with fishing and walking amongst the activities available.

Nearby St. Savin has architectural features dating from the 13th century whilst Le Blanc and Montmorillon, also within easy reach of Vrassac, are both rich with historic and natural interest.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1.2km, beach 45km.

Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 1 single bedroom. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, all fuel and power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, CD player, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

WAS
NOW
£190-£550
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Rouffignac Ref: FCH095

Private swimming pool

Charente-Maritime

This 19th-century holiday home has its own swimming pool (32m², open mid May-mid Sep) and lies close to the village with a couple of shops, including a small pizzeria. Montendre is 6km with all amenities and the pretty surrounding villages hold weekly markets.

Jonzac (10 mins) has a great water park and a beach lake. Just 30km away, Port Maubert on the river Gironde has a canoeing and sailing school. The pretty beach at Meschers can be reached within an hour and the resort at Royan is just another 10 minutes from there.

Bordeaux is just 40 minutes by train from the station at Montendre.

Shop 1km, restaurant 2km

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

Central heating, all fuel at cost, power included in rent, cot, highchair, 2 colour satellite TVs, DVD player, CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance.

WAS
NOW
£290-£859
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Chaunay Ref: FJV021

Shared outdoor swimming pool

Vienne

These two charming, traditional, semi-detached holiday cottages (refs FJV020 and FJV021), situated within the owner’s grounds, enjoy views out onto the shared garden. There are tables set beside the shared courtyard swimming pool (50m², open mid May-mid Sep) to enjoy alfresco dining, and there is also a bar area.

From this ideal location you can travel to many of the Vienne’s main attractions, such as the award-winning Futuroscope, 60km, La Vallée des Singes or La Planète des Crocodiles at Civaux, 65km.

The attractive towns of Melle and Civray are close by, offering an array of local produce. As the Charente river meanders through Civray, you can enjoy water sports, horse riding and fishing.

Shop and restaurant 1.5km.

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

Power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, shared washing machine, shared tumble dryer, microwave, shared garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor. Beam in double bedroom.

WAS
NOW
£159-£599
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
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
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