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Make a holiday rental villa or gite in Charente, France your home away from home

Charente, a landlocked department in western France, is at the heart of the Poitou-Charentes region, surrounded by Vienne, Dordogne, Gironde and Deux-Sevres. It is a peaceful, rural area with sweeping vineyards and graceful chateaux.

Things to do in Charente, France

Activities available from a Charente gite are mostly outdoor orientated. There are four magnificent golf courses in the region, ranging from the vineyard bordered golf course in Cognac to the hilly course of Angouleme.

The countryside also creates the perfect place for walking and rambling through the thick forests, open rolling hills, limestone cliffs and waterways. These can be explored not only on foot, but also on horseback, bicycle and canoe. There is no better way to refresh after a tough days exploration than going for a quick dip in the Charente River or one of the numerous lakes, upon which rowing, windsurfing, fishing and swimming flourish.

The rivers and lakes of Charente are fishing havens. Carp, bream, trout, perch, gudgeon, catfish and roach, to name but a few, can be caught in Charente, and cooked using traditional techniques in a self catering Charente gite or holiday house.

On a cultural level, there are numerous castles, chateau, abbeys and museums which adorn the countryside, giving an unparalleled understanding of the region to visitors staying in Charente accommodation.

Places to holiday in Charente, France

Angouleme is a glorious medieval town, overflowing with art and history. Animation has taken a grip on the artistic heritage of Angouleme, bringing its art right into the 20th Century, where various artists have left their heroes ornamented on the walls.

Cognac is a medieval town on the banks of the Charente River, where the famous brandy originated. It is a beautiful place to visit, with tiny winding streets emerging into old cognac warehouses and cork manufactures, where tours of the cognac production line are common.

Weather in Charente, France

Temperatures in Charente are delightfully mild all year round. While temperatures in the depths of winter remain above 5°C, summer temperatures average around a very pleasant 23°C.

Flights to Charente, France

Within an hour and a half of any of the holiday cottages or rental property in Charente are the airports of Bergerac (EGC), Poitiers and Bordeaux (BOD), which are all serviced by a range of ‘no frills’ airlines from across Britain.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (6 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #6514486
    6
    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (4 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Cottage #6505251
      4
      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.7/5
        (19 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 9 BR
        • 6 BA
        • Separate Toilets
        • Sleeps 15
        House #89056
        19
        Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (28 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 3
          Cottage #8140154
          28
          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (41 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 6
            Cottage #56866
            41
            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (20 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 8
              Villa #8129082
              20
              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (15 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 8 BR
                • 5 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 18
                Chateau / Country House #1083401
                15
                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (6 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #1420279a
                  6
                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Chateau / Country House #8088129
                    3
                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                      (9 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Cottage #8058916
                      9
                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (12 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Apartment #6343989
                        12
                        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Cottage #6879979
                          3
                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #6495759
                            1
                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Bungalow #1078061
                              3
                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                Barn #1640015
                                6
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (6 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Cottage #1762317
                                  6
                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                    avg/night
                                    • 5 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 14
                                    Chateau / Country House #6872250
                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Bungalow #8173866
                                      4
                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                        avg/night
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 3
                                        Cottage #1449634a
                                        1
                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (6 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Cottage #8045495
                                          6
                                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (17 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Cottage #6648296
                                            17
                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                              avg/night
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              House #1428914a
                                              1
                                              Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                (7 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                Farmhouse #8154414
                                                7
                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (8 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  House #1853046
                                                  8
                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Barn #6727388
                                                    1
                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8053947
                                                      3
                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                        Farmhouse #6121365
                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          Villa #8161955
                                                          6
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Cottage #8093461
                                                            1
                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                              (13 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              House #649039a
                                                              13
                                                              Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                Chateau / Country House #1009623
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  House #1667765
                                                                  12
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    House #6815097
                                                                    1
                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                      Farmhouse #6860816
                                                                      1
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #70005
                                                                        17
                                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (6 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                          House #1021668a
                                                                          6
                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (3 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 4 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Farmhouse #8043202
                                                                            3
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #8052615
                                                                              3
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #18274
                                                                                1
                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #18274
                                                                                  1
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Multiple rentals Farmhouse #18274
                                                                                    2
                                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8048479
                                                                                      5
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (16 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8048479
                                                                                        16
                                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8048479
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (15 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            House #6395481
                                                                                            15
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                              (11 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              Farmhouse #8115132
                                                                                              11
                                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (10 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 15
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Farmhouse #8132476
                                                                                                10
                                                                                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 7 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 16
                                                                                                  House #6736824
                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    House #6766177
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Wonderful retreat

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Fabulous place and fabulous hosts ..nothing too much trouble . We will be back 😁
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                    Great family holiday home in a great location

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We were a family party of 9 spanning 3 generations. Having viewed the property on HomeAway we felt that it would fulfill our holiday criteria. We had plenty of space to enjoy around the house but equally we felt that we could enjoy family time together. We particularly enjoyed the swimming pool as we had fabulous weather. The pool table was also enjoyed by all members of the family. As the beautiful village was only a few minutes away we were able to enjoy all its facilities from fresh bread, sun hats, cool drinks in the square & lovely food in the restaurants. On arrival, we were greeted by the owner Roland even though it was after 10pm. He was more than happy to show us around the property & even the log fire was lit for a warm welcome. It was great value for money & would definitely recommend.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017