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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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    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
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    Cottage #8140154
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Apartment #1420279a
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #56866
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #6505251
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          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.7/5
            (19 reviews)
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            • 9 BR
            • 6 BA
            • Separate Toilets
            • Sleeps 15
            House #89056
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              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              Barn #1640015
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Bungalow #8173866
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                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (16 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #672244a
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                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Bungalow #1078061
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                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 4 BR
                      • 3 BA
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                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8141721
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 3 BA
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                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8141721
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
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                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8141721
                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 4 BR
                            • 4 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8141721
                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 7
                              Multiple rentals Cottage #1308263
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                                • 2 BR
                                • Separate Toilet
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                                Multiple rentals Cottage #1308263
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #1308263
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • Separate Toilet
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                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #1308263
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #1308263
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (17 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Cottage #6648296
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                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                          • 7 BR
                                          • 4 BA
                                          • Sleeps 14
                                          House #1842797
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                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Cottage #8058916
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                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              House #1667765
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                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #1853046
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                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  House #622911a
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                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Cottage #8094445
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                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Apartment #1422023a
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Barn #6727388
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Villa #930559a
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                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                            (8 reviews)
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            House #1324997a
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                                                              • 5 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              House #1418075a
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Chateau / Country House #8088129
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Cottage #8093461
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                                                                  Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #9322
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                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #18274
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                                                                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #18274
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                                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                          • 7 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 14
                                                                          Chateau / Country House #7723
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                                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Multiple rentals Farmhouse #18274
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                                                                            Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                              (10 reviews)
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                                                                              • 7 BR
                                                                              • 6 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 18
                                                                              Farmhouse #8169654
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                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                Chateau / Country House #1730136
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  House #550354a
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                                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8048479
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                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8048479
                                                                                      3
                                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (16 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8048479
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                                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Multiple rentals Barn #8048479
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                                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
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                                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8141717
                                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8141717
                                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8141717
                                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8141717
                                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8171887
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                                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8171887
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Stunning farmhouse in the countryside of Bordeaux

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Spent a few amazing days down at Belle Etoile to celebrate Gareth's birthday a couple of weeks ago. The setting is beautiful and the house is spectacular. Loads of room and given that there were 14 people around the place, it still felt spacious and open. The pool is great, the pétanque court in excellent condition and with the addition of the new fire pit, we were able to keep ourselves amused and warm long into the night. Bike hire was excellent, golf course was a huge amount of fun and the woodland restaurant divine. I would highly recommend it to everyone.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Rural retreat, perfect in every way

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      From the outside le petit moulin is full of character and beautifully kept. The inside is a wonderful contemporary surprise, with modern living at its very best. We have just returned from a lovely 8 day autumn break. The owners are charming, nothing is too much trouble, the grounds are lovely to walk round. Inside the gites there is everything you could wish for with high quality fixtures and fittings. The beds are massive and so comfortable. The welcome pack is a lovely touch and very appreciated. The whole house was immaculately clean. The village is tiny and very quiet, it has an amazing boulangerie. We've visited France for over 20 years, it is the best gite we have ever stayed in. There is lots to see and do locally, Cognac, Jarnac, Angouleme, La Rochelle, Talmont ..
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Another relaxing break

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The fact that we went back to Sainte-Terre says a lot in itself - we'd loved it so much two years ago. But if anything we enjoyed ourselves even more this time. It's a very comfortable and well-equipped place for two people who love to take it easy, cook themselves good meals and generally enjoy the tranquil side of France. Vicki and Gregor are the perfect hosts - and also welcomed our ever-inquisitive spaniel! Nothing is too much trouble and they manage the ideal combination of discretion and helpfulness. If you enjoy wine excursions both the Loire and the Gironde are only a couple of hours or so away, the local countryside is lovely to explore, all in all we can't recommend a stay too highly.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016