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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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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        Cottage #6648296
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          House #6680166
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            Multiple rentals Cottage #8171892
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              Cottage #6505251
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                Multiple rentals Apartment #8171892
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  Cottage #56866
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                                Multiple rentals Cottage #1308263
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                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                      Farmhouse #1667765
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                                        Cottage #678347a
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                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                    House #89056
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                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                      Villa #8161955
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                        Apartment #1420279a
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                                                          Farmhouse #8115132
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                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #70005
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                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                  Multiple rentals Farmhouse #70005
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    Chateau / Country House #7723
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                                                                      Multiple rentals Farmhouse #70005
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                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8048479
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8048479
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                                                                                                Recent Reviews

                                                                                                A great gite for family groups!

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                We stayed at Les Rivières - La Beuronne to celebrate New Year with extended family. The gite was decorated for Christmas, warm and cosy when we arrived with a welcoming fire burning in the wood burner… we couldn’t have asked for a better welcome! Nicky and Richard were always available to help and provide advice about day trips and information about the surrounding area. They kindly offered to light the pizza oven so we could have a pizza party one evening. The gite was great for our big group: spacious, clean, comfortable and filled with extra treats like toys for the children to play with. The games room was a big hit too. The layout of the complex meant we had our privacy despite other guests staying at the same time. A definite recommend.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                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

                                                                                                Another relaxing break

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                                                                                                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