Posts Tagged ‘Poitou-Charentes’

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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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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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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Chez Tartaud ref : 6700148

Holiday Cottage on our organic smallholding</p>
<p>Traditional farmhouse gite for 2 with private garden situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Our organic smallholding offers a restored self contained cottage with exposed beams and stonework, adjoining our home. </p>
<p>Comfortable living / dining room with bespoke kitchen (dishwasher, washing-machine, fridge / freezer, cooker, microwave etc.). The first floor twin bedroom has an adjoining shower room with WC. Private landscaped garden with BBQ and furniture borders the duck pond, perfect for outdoor dining and relaxing but not suitable for young children. </p>
<p>Ideal for walking or cycling around the many well marked tree lined rural lanes 1km to the dramatic rocky waters of the river Gartempe, with small swimming beach, licensed fishing, canoeing - sailing, tennis and horse riding nearby. Local village shops and bar are only 1.5 km, the historic market town of Montmorillon 15 mins drive.</p>

Reference 6700148 Property Sleeps 2

Conveniently situated on the border of POITOU CHARANTES and the LIMOUSIN departments and only one hour in each direction to their capital cities of Poitiers and Limoges, CHEZ TARTAUD is surrounded by undulating farmland with tree-lined fields, cut into the dramatic rocky waters of the Gartampe river.

Much of this landscape can be explored on foot or by bike on many of the leafy lanes (chemins) accessible directly from our smallholding where an abundance of flora and wildlife abounds. Bird-watchers and wildlife-spotters will love it here.

You have access to the 12 acres of our organic smallholding. Our children love the animals, fresh vegetables, pond, fields, trees and the stream – we even have plans to restore the old lake. They build dens, play hide and seek in the ?secret area? and come home with rosy cheeks and hearty appetites.

We offer eggs and seasonal vegetables direct from our potager, which beats supermarket taste with its just picked freshness. Preserved bottled vegetables, jams and pickles are also available.

In the summer months, our above ground pool in the landscaped gardens behind the house and cottage is popular with both children and adults alike.


About 1.5km by road (or chemin) passing the equestrian centre is the village of LATHUS with a small supermarket which includes the butchers, there are two boulangeries (one who deliver direct to our farm most mornings), florist, doctor, pharmacy, post office, bar/restaurant and bank.

Lathus dating from Gallo-Roman times, has its granite-built Church of Saint Maurice (12th – 13th Century) plus dolmen (rocks) of Marchain and several chateaux (e.g. Ouzilly, le Ché and Cluzeau-Bonneau).

The River Gartempe

Heading 1km in the opposite direction to the village from the cottage, you find the wild beauty of the Roc d’Enfer (Stone of Hell) astride the rapids of the Gartempe river.

In a quieter part of the river past the chateau de Chez Rogan but still within 1.5km of Chez Tartaud, is the small swimming beach, picnic area and an excellent restaurant.

A whole host of activities are on offer locally

on the river and at the neighbouring Centre de Plein Air and Equestrian Centre such as

* fishing,

* canoeing,

* sailing,

* tennis,

* mountain bikes,

* rock climbing,

* archery,

* horse riding and

* the educational farm.

Lathus is the regional capitol of canoe-kayak and is appreciated for slalom (class 3 & 4) with regular competitions and training events throughout the year.

There are a wealth of other activities and sights too long to mention on this site but are included in the Information Pack in the cottage.

Whether your seeking energetic and sensational sports or simply wishing to relax and enjoy the peaceful beauty (perhaps with a helping of local gastronomy and wines) I hope you have gathered a flavour of the area surrounding Chez Tartaud.

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