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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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Charente Holiday Homes & Cottages

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                                                                                            Recent Reviews

                                                                                            Marvellous house and garden for a family holiday

                                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                                            Three generations - 13 of us, aged 11 to 77 - spent two weeks in this lovely property. We had every meal in the garden, taking full advantage of the extensive garden (with red squirrels), the BBQ and the sunshine. The large pool was a great plus. Fast Wi-fi to keep us happy when we weren't exploring or swimming. Fresh croissants and chocalatines from the boulangeries in nearby Rouillac started each day. We hardly needed to eat away from the house, but the nearby restaurants in Rouillac and Aigre were excellent value for money and catered for us all very well. Angoulême, Cognac and Santes all within easy reach. Plenty of opportunities for sampling Pineau de Charente (a real local bargain) and Cognac. The owner, Hugh, who lives on the site, was unobtrusive but always willing to provide help and advice. A real treat for us all. Highly recommended for an extended family.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                            Beautifully converted mill.

                                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                                            Situated in the Charente itself the Mill is very lovingly converted and presented perfectly by the owner Mariel. We could not fault anything, only wish we could have stayed longer. Bob & Jan
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                            A comfortable and relaxing retreat in the heart of the Cognac region

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                                                                                            We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Le Petit Moulin. The accommodation was clean and comfortable, and well equipped for self catering. The garden was an added bonus after a long day touring the neighbouring villages. Christian made us very welcome and ensured that we were comfortable by making contact each day. Monty the dog was also very friendly and loved a game of fetch the ball! Petit Moulin is very well located for touring the region, being a short distance from Cognac and Jarnac. We also followed the recommendations in the house book and went to La Rochelle(well worth the trip), Saintes( a lovely town with lots of history) and Aubeterre(great for wandering and finding hidden gems). Another village we found interesting was Jonzac. We would recommend this property to others, but they need to be aware that traffic/train noise can be a hindrance while in the garden. Inside it was not a problem. We found the bed a little too hard for our liking, though still managed to get a good nights sleep after busy days.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Sep 2016