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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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                                                                                                    Beautiful Charentais gite with private pool and helpful but discrete onsite owners

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Lovely cottage, spacious and well equipped. The owners have upgraded the property but retained all of its character. Excellent location close to route between Angouleme & Brantome - quiet and secluded but with outstanding views and only a few minutes from a fully stocked Super U. The on site owners are very friendly and discrete but available to help at any time - the pool is for the exclusive use of guests and gets the sun all day. We would recommend a trip to Oradour sur Glane and also to Brantome where you can canoe/kayak or take a short cruise on the river. There are many other local attractions but the property lends itself to a quiet restful break.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                    Lovely property

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                                                                                                    Very friendly couple who made us feel very welcome - nothing too much trouble but were not invasive at all. Lovely property - immaculately clean, and a good size. Very quiet location - fantastically clear nights with more stars than I've ever seen! Everything was perfect. Would definitely go back, and will be recommending to friends.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2016
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                                                                                                    A great spacious property, ideal for families

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                                                                                                    I stayed at the wonderful property with my three daughters, son in laws and 8 grandchildren who ranged in ages from 4 - 19. Plenty of room and lots to do with snooker table, table tennis, table football, badminton and of course the large swimming pool and smaller pool. Caretakers Emma and Mike brilliant .
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                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016