Archive for the ‘Charente’ Category

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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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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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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Harmonie Cottage ref : 6700107

Reference 6700107 Property Sleeps 2

This pretty stone cottage cica 1740 has been lovingly restored to a very high standard, It enjoys a peacefull setting on the edge of the charming Charentais village of Salles De Villefagnan. 

Harmonie is joined to the friendly owners house by a spacious covered terrace, the perfect spot for al fresco dining while basking in the peace and beauty of the french countryside.

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Tranquille Vienne ref : 6700134

2km from us in Exideuil

Reference 6700134 Site Sleeps 14 Over 2 Properties

We are situated inbetween Limoges and Angouleme – both cities are 40 minutes from us.

We are in a hamlet just 5km from Chabanais which all amenities including supermarket; 20 minutes from the tourist town of Confolens.  Exideuil is just down the road which has a bar/restaurant, post office, pharmacy, boulangerie and village shop.  There is also a bar/restaurant in Chirac – we are inbetween Chirac and Exideuil.

The countryside is perfect for cyclists and walkers as the roads are so quiet; however a car is recommended for you to get out and about and appreciate the countryside.
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Gites Le Breuil ref : 6700175

This gite opens out into a large courtyard and to the left is a gate where you go through to the swimming pool

Reference 6700175 Site Sleeps 14 Over 2 Properties

 Set in the heart of the Charente in the lovely village of Baignes surrounded by Grapevines, we have to offer Gites Le Breuil

With it’s sunny microclimate, influenced by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, this is an area for country lovers and lovers of all things French.

We are in the heart of the wine and Cognac country with many local direct sales and tasting opportunities.

The local village is just 1/2 km away with a few shops, large supermarket and Bars. Other bigger towns such as Barbezieux is just 10km away with shops bars and restaurants and Jonzac which is about 12km away is a pretty townwith shops bars resaurants and a large swimming and lesuire complex, both have markets on seperate days of the week.

The coast is only 50 minutes away and the Major towns of Cognac and Angouleme are within 35 minutes drive.

The historic city of Bordeaux is just 45 minutes away with flights from all over the uk. Angouleme now has flights from Stanstead and is only 30 minutes drive, then there is Limoges which is about 1 1/2 hrs away and La Rochelle which is also about 1 1/2 hrs away.

We are on the edge of the old railway track which stretches for miles through different towns and villages which is ideal for walkers and cyclist.


Relax by the pool in a hammock or lounger

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Laboufferie Gite ref : 6700194

Reference 6700194 Property Sleeps 4

La Boufferie " was part of a larger farm built about 250 years ago but is now a private residence with a land area of 5800 square metres. The meaning of La Boufferie is somewhat vague but we are assured by our French friends that it is slang for “the eating house”.

The Gite which sleeps 4 persons has its own private entrance, it is the oldest part of La Boufferie and renovations have only recently been completed. The original oak beams and stone sink (where the woman of the house would prepare the rabbit or chicken for dinner) have been retained but we have added all the necessities of modern living for your comfort.
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