Archive for the ‘Poitou-Charentes’ Category

Bois Bourdet ref : 6700017

Reference 6700017 Site Sleeps 14 Over 3 Properties

Bois Bourdet is a beautifully restored 18th-century farmhouse set in six acres of secluded grounds, amidst the lovely countryside of the Poitou-Charentes region of France with amenities and attractions close by. Offering total comfort and relaxation, the farmhouse and two barns have been converted into luxurious holiday accommodation for both self-catering and Bed & Breakfast guests. All three properties have been equipped and modernised to an exceptional standard, yet still retain their original character and charm.Come and enjoy the beautiful unspoilt countryside, historic towns and villages, the lifestyle and the delicious food and wine that this lovely region has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you to Bois Bourdet very soon.
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Riverside Cottage ref : 6700018

Reference 6700018 Property Sleeps 4

A one bedroomed cottage (sleeps up to 4), set in peaceful and relaxing location next to the river Boutonne.A well-equipped ground floor one-bedroomed cottage that overlooks the River Boutonne. Your own private garden has a Patio with garden furniture, sunbeds and barbecue.The fully equipped kitchen includes a fridge, toaster, kettle, cooker, and microwave, there is also a dining/living room with a double Sofa Bed and TV, DVD and Video (DVD’s and Tapes available) and a fully equipped double bedroom. Bed linen and towels are provided. We can provide a travel cot and high chair for infants and laundry facilities are available. We also have a lawned area with play area and space to play petanque. We can provide bats and balls if you feel energetic. It’s the perfect place to have a well-earned rest or to explore and take advantage of the splendor of the French experience. Fishing is allowed in the Grade A river at the side of the property. The area is surrounded by beautiful countryside with fantastic birds and wildlife and of course the sunflower fields for which this region is famous. For the artist in you the gardens surrounding your cottage and the river are ideal for sketching or painting.  
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La Longere Rose ref : 6700023

River Berlande a crystal Clear trout stream. 2 week licences for all fishing can be purchased locally

Reference 6700023 Site Sleeps 16 Over 2 Properties

Three luxurious cottages with Tourist Board 4-star accreditation, set in 5 acres of gardens & meadow gently sloping down to the shady, tree lined Trout stream.

Relax in our 11.5m pool or try the sun loungers in the shaded veranda. Revitalised, try your hand at boules, pool, or an informal game of badminton or table tennis. Energeticω Then kick a ball about or maybe a quiet walk or cycle through the local country lanes. Tennis courts are in the village, golf courses are only 45 mins away, beaches, leisure lake and other attractions a pleasant day out.

"Les Granges" each has a double and a twin bedroom. "L’Ecurie" has a double, a triple and a 3rd bedroom with a double and a single bed. All 3 cottages have a bathroom and a shower room, dining tables and lounges with ample seating (plus double sofa bed), satellite TV, DVD and CD players and UK sockets.

Each cottage has a new fully equipped integrated kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, large fridge freezer and dishwasher. Outside each has it’s own furnished private patio and, of course, a BBQ for those lazy evenings.

Don’t want to cook then try one of our many local restaurants, or you can choose from our own home cooked menus.
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Le Moulin De Chazotte ref : 6700029

The main property seen from the lawn and showing the mill building on the right. Le Moulin de Chazotte was not inhabited for over 70 years until 2003 when the restoration began. As a result the plumbing, electrical and sanitation systems are all to modern specifications although great pains have been taken to retain the original character and splendour of this historic building.

Reference 6700029 Site Sleeps 22 Over 4 Properties

A superbly restored 15th century French watermill with four exclusive and high-quality gîtes only 7k from Cognac. Acredited 3 star rating with Gîtes de France. Superb 12m x 6m pool. Situated in complete rural tranquility, the site extends to 11 acres with a large 12m x 6m heated swimming pool, badminton, table-tennis, table-football, boules etc etc. Please read down the page for comprehensive details.
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Tillac-gites ref : 6700043

Reference 6700043 Site Sleeps 19 Over 3 Properties


Come and enjoy a holiday in our beautiful converted barn, 

finished to a very high standard with an 11 x 7m  heated, illuminated pool.

Situated in a quiet hamlet, Plassac-Rouffiac, just south of the picturesque village of Mouthiers-sur-Boëme, yet only 20 minutes from Charente’s capital city : Angoulême with its culture, history, museums, boutiques, shops, cafés/restaurants, and river cruising on the Charente.

Tranquil, peaceful surroundings. Relax by the pool and take in the views over unspoiled countryside. Test your skills with a game of boules in our 1.5 acre garden or explore the wide selection of activities on offer in the area.

20 min’s to Pleasure Lake (Plan D’Eau) with boating, swimming, fishing and wind-surfing. 

Pretty Brantôme-sur-Dronne is well worth a day out, having a blend of restaurants/cafés, boutiques, river cruising on the Dronne and canoeing.

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, reputed to be Charente’s prettiest village, is another worthwhile village to visit. Stroll through its narrow hilltop lanes, browse in the numerous artisan boutiques, or enjoy a leisurely meal in one of its many restaurants/cafés. There is also a man-made beach for safe swimming, and canoeing for more fun.

The Velo-Rail at Roumaziéres is a fun day outing, so don’t forget to take a picnic to enjoy at the half-way stage.

The coast and Futuroscope are approximate 1.5hrs away or simply pop into Angoulême for lunch with it’s abundance of restaurants and culture.

Local shops, restaurants and boulangerie are a mere 5 min’s away in our local village : Mouthiers-sur-Boëme.

Both Gites can be let as one unit for larger parties, sleeping up to 14 in all. Resident English owners who keep a low profile but happy to assist in any way during your stay.

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La Logerie ref : 6700046

Reference 6700046 Property Sleeps 22

Heated Swimming Pool 12 x 6 Metres 

3 charming stone built cottages – sleeping 2 – 22, beautifully restored with exposed beams. Set in 16 acres, surrounded by tranquil rolling countryside and bordered by a stream. 2kms from village with shops. Visit Poitiers (Futuroscope), cognac and the coast. Local facilities include fishing, golf, tennis, horse riding, cycling, canoeing, water skiing. Excellent area for bird watchers.

Laundry,dishwashers, satellite TV, badminton, volleyball, table tennis, darts. Terraces with barbeque and furniture. Linen and towels.

All cottages heated- ideal for low season breaks.
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Anam Cara Cottage Charente ref : 6700052

Reference 6700052 Property Sleeps 6

Lovely house of honey-coloured Charente stone, in walled grounds offering complete peace, privacy & relaxation as well as safe, spacious play areas for children. Situated near to an ancient church in a delightfully pretty village. Sleeps 6.


Anam Cara is something special, offering ancient character & modern comforts, in idyllic surroundings, at an affordable price. Child friendly. Safe pool. Perfect for couples or families with children.

Walk to a friendly bar/restaurant in the village.

5 mins to shops, supermarkets, cafes, bars and restaurants.

5 mins to the Charente river and Le Rejallant – a free leisure base/bar/restaurant.


Excellent air rail and road links. Save with cheap flights and discounted ferries. Ideally situated for enjoying the sun & warmth, the beautiful scenery, lively activities & cultural heritage of Ruffecois, as well as trips to Futuroscope theme park, nature & wildlife parks, medieval towns, Poitiers, Confolens, La Rochelle, Limoges & Cognac country.


Rental includes all utilities, heating, bed linen, towels & a welcome pack giving you all you need to know about about where to go, what to see & how to get there.  

Anam Cara (Celtic "soul friend") is a place to restore & refresh the spirit. A chance for a change of pace. Whether you want to be active in town, or in stunning countryside, or whether you prefer peace & relaxation at home, Anam Cara & the Ruffecois area offers you a warm welcome & everything you could need for a memorable and rejuvenating holiday in one of the sunniest parts of France.

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Courtanne Gites ref : 6700076

The heated swimming pool at courtanne Gites is saltwater. There is a deep end of 2m & interior steps at the 1m shallow end

Reference 6700076 Property Sleeps 8

Courtanne Gites Holiday gites set within the owner’s 5 acre property in the heart of France’s beautiful Sunflower region.


Belle Vue Gite is a 2 bedroomed, single storey gite with spacious open plan lounge/kitchen/dining which leads out onto the terrace in your private garden and which has spectacular views over the surrounding Sunflower fields stretching towards the tiny village of La Place. The master bedroom has a double bed, and the 2nd bedroom has 2 sets of bunks.


L’Hotel du Poulet is a single storey studio gite for 2. Open plan inside, it is beautifully furnished and has a double bed plus convertible double sofa-bed. The bathroom is a “wet-room” shower type, with no steps and a handrail to facilitate easy showering for people with mobility problems.


Courtanne’s Gites are set within the owners 5 acre property, most of which is available for your use. Our heated, saltwater pool is 13m long, and has a deep end of 2m. We have a large games room in the barn with table-tennis, darts, games-chest. You have garden table, benches & chairs, sunloungers and BBQ, and the gravel driveway provides a perfect "petanque" surface.  


Courtanne Gites is located in the peaceful French countryside in the beautiful "Coeur du poitou". We are nestled between the traditional market towns of Sauzé-Vaussais and Chef-Boutonne. An hours drive takes you to either historic Cognac, exciting Poitiers (with its Futuroscope theme park) the wonderful coastal city of La Rochelle with its stunning beaches, seafood restaurants and views over the harbour to the islands of Ré, Oleron and Fort Boyard, or lovely historic Angouleme with its shopping centre and ancient buildings. We are surrounded by attractions such as ancient abbeys & churches, zoo’s, Melle’s silver-mines, and the "Vallée des Singes" is a must-see day out.

Our gites at Courtanne are detached from eachother to allow each its privacy, yet are close enough to allow a friendly, family atmosphere, ad get-togethers when they are rented together by large groups or families. (max capacity 8)

As well as having so much to do at Courtanne Gites itself; swimming, walking, badminton, bird-watching, pétanque, football, cricket, kite-flying in the field- & so much more, you can take a leisurely trip around the surrounding countryside on a horse-drawn hayride with one of our local farmers. We have a very good equestrian centre in the next village, which takes beginners as well as more experienced riders. We are close to 2 swimming lakes which are supervised in the summer holidays, and we have a few indoor and outdoor swimming pools in nearby towns-one of which is a 4m deep diving pool! We will be happy to book your table at any one of the many resturants in the area, and there are often fairs and "brocantes" in local villages to find your holiday souvenirs and sample to locally produced pineau and cheeses.

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River Cottages ref : 6700086

Canoeing on the River Vienne

Reference 6700086 Site Sleeps 17 Over 3 Properties

HOLIDAY COTTAGES IN FRANCE offers you for holiday rental a choice of three spacious 17-century farmhouses in the Confolens area of the Charente with stunning views of the River Vienne.  Situated in a quiet hamlet surrounded by unspoilt countryside, most people agree that the farmhouses are amongst the best of the rental properties available and that they have one of the most stunning locations in the Charente.

These farmhouses are set in one acre of land with large 10 x 5 m solar heated swimming pool.  Each house has its own exclusive outside dining area – table, chairs and essential barbeque – under its own covered pergola.  The houses have been restored to reflect the period in which they were built, but with the added luxury of today’s home comforts and are far removed from the idea of the typical French gite of yesteryear.

We offer you a self catering holiday where you have space and freedom.  Once you’ve unpacked you’re in charge: breakfast is ready when the croissants have been warmed in the oven: the bar is open when you pull the cork from the first bottle of wine of the day.  Sit in the heat of the evening sun, looking at the River Vienne (at this point more than 80 metres wide), with a glass of pineau (a blend of cognac and wine) in your hand and watch the cows as they take their evening stroll across the fields.

Situated in the Charente-Limousine, ideally placed between the Atlantic coast and the forested mountains of the Limousin and within easy reach of Poitiers, Limoges and Angouleme, this area is perfect for those who have dreamed of finding a holiday which offers the freedom to live the French way of life in one of the most beautiful and sunniest regions of France.

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La Petite Grange ref : 6700102

Totaly private and enclosed cortyard.

Reference 6700102 Property Sleeps 6

This charming charentais farmhouse sits on the edge of the pretty village of salles de villefagnan. It boasts a king size four poster bed in the master bedroom, also an antique louis xiv double bedroom. and a seperate twin studio with en suite bathroom. The property has a very pretty and totaly private courtyard complete with its own fountain. In all the perfect place to spend a relaxing holiday in the Charente.

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