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Make a holiday villa in Charras your home away from home

Belonging to the storied Poitou-Charentes region of France, Charras lies in the heart of Cognac country, and also enjoys easy access to the Atlantic coast. This picturesque part of the country has been popular with European tourists since the Belle Époque. HomeAway has a wide selection of holiday villas in Charras and the surrounding region. These homes range from modern to historic, and boast amenities like swimming pools and spacious outdoor terraces. Holiday villas in Charras are available to suit every budget, and there is also a good selection of holiday apartment available that are all well-appointed.

Things to do

Charras is little more than a small, but picturesque village but the beautiful area surrounding Charras has been witness to plenty of history over the past centuries. The landscape is filled with old farmhouses, chateaus, and even several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Closer to the Atlantic Coast, a series of lovely towns and cities eagerly await visitors, including Angouleme.

-The Charente Valley offers rural France at its finest and can be explored in a number of different ways. One popular method is by taking a river tour. The region is full of so many vineyards, cycling trails, and rural villages, that visitors will never run out of places to explore here. The valley is a convenient drive from Charras holiday homes.

-Marais Poitevin is striking marshland and is what remains of the former Gulf of Poitou. Nicknamed The Green Venice due to its series of canals, the Marais Poitevin has been declared a regional park. Popular as a rural escape for visitors in holiday villas in Charras, it is best explored through its peaceful canals on a traditional flatboat. The area is still used for raising sheep and they can easily be spotted among the deep green marsh grasses here.

-The Comic Strip Museum in Angouleme is one of the more unusual museums in the region. The museum contains 8,000 original drawings and over 100,000 comic books and magazines, which of course all ties back to Angouleme’s long history with paper manufacturing.

-La Palmyre Zoo is situated over 44 acres, carved out of forest land in the 1960s and is now home to over 1600 animals. It is a bit of a drive from Charras but well worth the effort if you’re with the kids. The zoo offers visitors an opportunity to view several species of threatened and endangered animals, such as white rhinos, orang-utans, and Indian elephants.

-Futuroscope is an imaginative theme park located just 10 km north of Poitiers, and a great family-friendly destination. Convenient for families staying in Charras holiday homes, the park consists of thrill rides, live shows, and exhibits suitable for adults and children alike. Families could easily spend a day or two at this futuristic theme park.

The Weather in Charras

Charras enjoys mild weather from March to November. Even in the summer, high temperatures rarely exceed the low 20s. The region gets a moderate amount of rains, though the summer months are typically dryer. December, January, and February are typically the three coldest months out of the year.

Getting to Charras

Between La Rochelle Airport and Bordeaux-Merignac airport, visitors to Charras holiday villas have plenty of transportation options. Both airports receive flights from London and several other major cities in Europe, and they each offer car hire services. It is also possible to take a train from Paris to Charras. The journey will take approximately 3 hours.

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    Chateau / Country House #8088129
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
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      • Sleeps 5
      Apartment #6343989
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        Excellent! 4.6/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        House #1238896a
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          Excellent! 4.5/5
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          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
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          House #622911a
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            Excellent! 4.4/5
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            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
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            • Sleeps 8
            House #649039a
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            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 4
              Apartment #612622a
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                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                • 7 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Separate Toilets
                • Sleeps 18
                House #649038a
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                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                  • 5 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Sleeps 12
                  Barn #8069525
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                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 10
                    House #623893a
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                    Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      • 5 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Separate Toilets
                      • Sleeps 12
                      Villa #623171a
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                      Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        House #8138447
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                          • 2 BA
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                          House #6781585
                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
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                            • Sleeps 6
                            House #625548a
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Apartment #6724442
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
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                                Chateau / Country House #1730136
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  House #6493949
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Apartment #679470a
                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                      • Studio
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Apartment #1379178a
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                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #6505251
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                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Cottage #65435
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                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            House #6739294
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                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Cottage #8161987
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                                              Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #6526231
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                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  Villa #8123188
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                                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                    Farmhouse #6534704
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      Cottage #6648296
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                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        Cottage #1558637
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Cottage #1054293
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            • 7 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 15
                                                            Farmhouse #8165097
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              House #1664103
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                Bungalow #8173866
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                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Barn #8091277
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                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    House #6113
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                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Farmhouse #8043202
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                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        House #8147206
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                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          House #1853046
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                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Cottage #6494989
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
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                                                                              Cottage #1417133a
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Cottage #6879979
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                                                                                Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                  Barn #444651
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
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                                                                                    Farmhouse #6025950
                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (16 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Barn #1939228
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                                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Farmhouse #6037192
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                                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 6 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
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                                                                                          Chateau / Country House #1009623
                                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (10 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Farmhouse #8165194
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                                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                                              • 5 BA
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                                                                                              Chateau / Country House #6028091
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                Farmhouse #6860816
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                                                                                                Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                  Cottage #1457586a
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #70005
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Fabulous property in wonderful location

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Had a wonderful week at this beautiful property set in wonderful grounds of 17th Century chateau. Perfect in every way.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                    A Stunning property in the peaceful French Countryside.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We had a wonderful few days here in what my wife and I both agreed was the nicest and best-equipped property we had stayed at in all our trips to France over the years. The facilities were excellent, and the property had been very well converted into accommodation. It is next to the owners property, but completely separate and peaceful. The views are lovely and we particularly enjoyed taking our morning coffee and evening glass of wine sitting out on the patio. Ruth and Adrian are charming hosts and very knowledgeable about the surrounding area. They were always on hand if we needed them but we had complete privacy. A very nice touch was the already burning log burner when we arrived after our long drive. It was a lovely touch and added to the cosy-feel of the cottage. There are so many places to visit in the surrounding area that we would need many more life times in order to do them all! However, Adrian and Ruth had compiled a very helpful 'Top Ten' list! We had wonderful sunny weather, which always makes a difference, but we had excellent days out at 'Beynac' and the lake at Jermay. This is certainly an area we will be coming back to and unreservedly recommend Ruth and Adrian's gite as a base for your exploration of this beautiful corner of France.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                    A Little Piece of Paradise

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    This was a wonderful gite, beautifully furnished internally with charm and style. Everything has been thought of to make a relaxing stay. The outside area was also excellent - comfortable lounge furniture and barbeque together with pretty gardens and of course the superb pool. Maggie and Alan were excellent hosts and made us feel like welcome guests. We had a fantastic stay and would have no hesitation in recommending this gite to anyone.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017