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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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Charras Holiday Homes & Cottages (309)

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic stay

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                                                                                                      Excellent location and property. We took our 2 small children and they loved the area and the pool. It is fitted to a high standard and we good for a stay as a couple or with kids. We'll definitley be going back
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful rural manor house

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed in this beautiful rural manor house last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was very tastefully decorated with three very large double bedrooms plus a smaller one. But the best thing for us was the childrens room on the top floor with 6 beds an a cot, the kids loved sleeping and playing up there, with the many toys, games and books. It's an ideal place to take children as the pool is very safe and gated off, we travelled with two 10 year olds a 3 year old. We had a wonderful time walking , relaxing by the pool and cooking in the amazing kitchen. Veronique the owner is incredibly charming and helpful too. We would definitely recommend this to fabulous property.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2015
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2015

                                                                                                      un hâvre de paix en pleine nature

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Nous avons passé un séjour très agréable en famille, la maison est vaste et permet à chacun de trouver sa place.L'ensemble est très bien équipé, que ce soit pour l'intérieur ou l'extérieur, on ne manquait de rien.Cette maison de caractère a plusieurs atoûts ,les pièces sont spacieuses et le jardin très agréable (écureuils lézards, canards, chouettes et de multiples oiseaux nous ont tenus compagnie).Les environs permettent des ballades à pied ou en vélo.Et nous avons particulièrement apprécié l'eau et les arbres qui entourent et traversent la maison,ce que apportaient de la fraicheur pendant les fortes chaleurs , nous avons eu 15 jours de soleil total, le rève ! L'acceuil par Peter et Elma était très sympathique et souriant, nous avions demandé le repas d'accueil confectionné par Elma, c'était pas cher ,copieux et délicieux.Bref une adresse à retenir absolument pour les vacances. Corinne , Eric, Ambre ,Jade, Alick,Dorothée,Baptiste et Camille
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2015
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2015