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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.

Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6514486
15
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(25 reviews)
avg/night
  • 9 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 15
House #89056
25
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(46 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #56866
46
Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(24 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #8129082
24
Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6505251
10
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 8 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 18
Chateau / Country House #1083401
18
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(31 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #8140154
31
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6879979
7
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #6343989
14
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #6815097
1
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 14
Chateau / Country House #6872250
1
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 14
House #8134927
3
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8045495
10
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8093461
3
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Barn #1640015
8
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Barn #6727388
2
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Chateau / Country House #8088129
3
Excellent! 4.7/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8058916
12
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #1667765
16
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1853046
10
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Bungalow #1078061
5
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #1332562a
3
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Farmhouse #8042926
12
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1762317
9
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 7 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 14
House #1842797
4
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Farmhouse #6121365
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #55158
11
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #6766177
2
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
Farmhouse #6860816
1
  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #6982555
2
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #1449634a
2
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #8161955
9
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Farmhouse #8154414
9
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #1021668a
7
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #6648296
19
Excellent! 4.4/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #649039a
15
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
House #6883446
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #637481a
6
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Farmhouse #8043202
3
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #6395481
16
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Cottage #8048479
5
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Cottage #8048479
16
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals Cottage #8048479
3
Very Good! 4/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Apartment #1129916a
8
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1282643a
2
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Multiple rentals Cottage #1129916a
7
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Farmhouse #8115132
11
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Cottage #8053947
4
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
House #8280316
2
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours

Charente Holiday Homes & Cottages (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Another fantastic week in a superb gite!

5 of 5
We have just returned from another really enjoyable week staying at Le Logis. The gite has absolutely everything you would ever need (and more). Vicky and Gregor were great hosts and were able to help us when we had a problem with the car, in recommending a local garage. The garden is beautiful, along with the views, and there was another wonderful addition this time of a "romantic" shelter / hut at the end of the garden with plenty of candles - perfect to end the evening with a glass or two of Pineau de Charente (or gin)! The facilities available in the gite are just perfect and the attention to detail and little touches really do make for a great holiday. The location is fantastic too, and you are not too far to venture out to various towns and cities - we visited Poitiers, Angouleme, Ruffec, Civray, Piegut Pluviers and many other small towns and villages, and enjoyed plenty of time people watching in the local market squares and enjoying a strong coffee. There is so much beauty on your doorstep and a walk into the local village of Benest will take approx. 30 minutes, where you can stop at the bar for a drink or pick up an essential baguette for breakfast. Thank you again for a lovely, relaxing week and for your hospitality - we are sure to return. Highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

A place to escape in rural France ....

5 of 5
we had a just the most lovely stay at La Petite Pommeraie. So much space to relax and amazing country views especially from the pool area. Perfect place to refresh and easy to pop into the town of chalais
  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017