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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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                                                                                                      Amazing, beautiful Gite

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                                                                                                      This is a wonderful clean comfortable gite. Lovely swimming pool and al fresco area including a sink, fridge and bbq. Totally separate from the house and in a great location to explore the surrounding area. Lydia and Mark were perfect hosts, extremely helpful without being intrusive. The gite was very clean, neutrally decorated with all the mod cons of home. Lovely spacious shower room with large walk in shower and his & her sinks. Would not hesitate in recommending this property and will definitely be returning.
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                                                                                                      Our stay was perfect from start to finish. If you are looking for a secluded break away from it all then this is the place to stay! The gite was perfect for two people and was very clean on arrival, the pool and outside area were fantastic! We couldn't believe how lucky we were when we arrived and Steve the owner was always very quick to reply and make sure our stay was going to be perfect. Although the gite is rural, their are so many lovely villages not too far away to visit and explore! There is a great all you can eat and drink restaurant in Bardenac - highly recommended if you want rustic, French and friendly service! It was also an hours drive to the centre of Bordeaux if you did want to get out and explore th city a little bit more! It was so peaceful and we never got disturbed once - although sometimes a little gheko would welcome us on the patio area when we woke up in the morning and opened the doors to sit outside for breakfast and a morning cup of tea!! Thank you again for such an amazing stay and we really hope we could return again in the future! Lizzie & Matt.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017