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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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                                                            Fabulous Accommodation - Beautiful Setting

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                                                            A charming period farmhouse in a beautiful rural location with amazing views across open countryside. With its many stunning bedrooms, it is the perfect place to stay with a large group of friends and family. The kitchen is spacious and homely with every need catered for and became the main hub of activity and socialising on the rare occasions that we weren't enjoying the outdoors. We visited in October and the weather was so warm that it was fanastic to still be sitting outside at midnight drinking and chatting. The 20m heated pool is a real bonus, set away from the house with a large seating & sunbathing area to the side. The surrounding area is very picturesque providing great cycling terrain and we even managed to squeeze in a round of golf. This is a trully wonderful escape, I will certainly be visiting again.
                                                            • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: Oct 2015

                                                            A relaxing stay in a beautiful property

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                                                            We had a really wonderful week-long stay here. The property was beautifully maintained and we very quickly felt at home. The property is situated in a tranquil and pretty village just outside of Aubeterre. Perfect for relaxing days in the garden; trips in to Aubeterre; or exploring the wider region. We would certainly go back and would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing break in this beautiful part of the world.
                                                            • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                            Heavenly, Stunning, What a fine and tasteful house

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                                                            Mid May 2016 we had the privilege to stay a couple days in Villa de Banninck in a quiet and lovely part of France, the Charente, neighbour of the Périgord. A mansion, well appointed, where you instantly feel at home . The architecture is decent and has something of a castle. Around the house a spacious garden, a playing ground almost as big as a cricket field with a comfortable swimming pool. Some spots are untouched and saved as natural meadows with various native plants. The house has a tasteful interior design. The living room is quite spacious and has easy sitting benches and sofa's,wide screen television and CD/DVD players. The kitchen is well equipped and very practical and has easy entrance to the terrace. We love cooking and sure all the stuff is there. All the bedrooms are quiet, clean with excellent mattresses. At a 5 minutes drive the authentic town of Aubeterre sur Dronne, indeed pointed out as one of ' Le plus beaux villages de France'. A marketplace so cosy with many places to eat. Yes it was a great experience and really we want to go back one day and stay a bit longer. Jan Ruhof Amsterdam 0031651262188
                                                            • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: May 2016