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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.

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    Cottage #6514486
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      Excellent! 4.7/5
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      • 9 BR
      • 6 BA
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      House #89056
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
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        Cottage #56866
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
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          Villa #8129082
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            Cottage #6505251
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 8 BR
              • 5 BA
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              Chateau / Country House #1083401
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
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                Cottage #8140154
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  • 1 BA
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                  Cottage #6879979
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                    Chateau / Country House #8088129
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                      • 3 BR
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                      House #6815097
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                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                        • 1 BA
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                        Apartment #6343989
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                          • 5 BR
                          • 2 BA
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            • 1 BR
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                            Cottage #1762317
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                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Cottage #8045495
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                Bungalow #1078061
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                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  Barn #1640015
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 3 BA
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                                      Chateau / Country House #6872250
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                                        Multiple rentals Barn #8048479
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                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8048479
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                                            • 2 BR
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                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8048479
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                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8048479
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                                                Very Good! 4/5
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                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1129916a
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                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                            • 3 BR
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                                                            Farmhouse #8042926
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              • 3 BR
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                                                              Cottage #6648296
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                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                • 4 BR
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                                                                Cottage #55158
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                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 6 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
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                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #70005
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                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
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                                                                    Multiple rentals Farmhouse #8132476
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                                      Farmhouse #6860816
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                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 1 BR
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                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #1129916a
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                                                                              • 1 BR
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                                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8053947
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                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #8058916
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                                                                                  Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    Villa #8161955
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                                                                                      • 7 BR
                                                                                      • 4 BA
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                                                                                      House #1842797
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                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
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                                                                                        House #1021668a
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                                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                          House #649039a
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
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                                                                                            House #6883446
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                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #637481a
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                                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                                                House #6395481
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                                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                  Farmhouse #8115132
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                                                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    House #1667765
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                                                                                                      • 7 BR
                                                                                                      • 4 BA
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                                                                                                      House #6736824
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                                                                                                      Enchanting cottage surrounded by spectacular views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We've had a lovely relaxing break staying in a beautiful gite. After a long drive, we were received by Wendy and Dave and welcomed into their gite along with a well received welcome pack. My daughter and I and our dog Daisy wanted a break away from the stress of commuting and our London life and this we definitely had. The private pool was the order of the day as temperatures were in the 30's most days. The accommodation provided is perfect, the kitchen facilities are just right and inside the gite is cool throughout, this was most appreciated by Daisy. Wendy and Dave provide just the right amount of privacy but also very friendly and approachable when needed. We would also like to thank the gorgeous Archie and Eric for their entertainment. Returning in the future when my batteries need recharging again is a definite possibility!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic property in a beautiful part of France

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The property was exactly as described and set in a beautiful little hamlet. The river was close-by and we were able to walk to Bonne village or to Aubeterre. It was restful and peaceful. Bonne has a new bar/restaurant and we could enjoy a 3 course meal in the evening for approx 15 euro per head. The interior of the property was very well presented with a large (cool) lounge and a large attic bedroom. There are many lovely little villages and towns within a short drive of the accomodation and none of it seems too "touristy". We were so relaxed we even joined the library in Riberac and borrowed some English books. We would certainly return for another holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017