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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.

  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Chateau / Country House #8088129
3
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #6343989
13
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #649039a
15
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #612622a
9
Excellent! 4.6/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 7 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 18
House #649038a
16
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Barn #8069525
7
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(35 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #623171a
35
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #623893a
18
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #8138447
10
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #6724442
3
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
House #6502251
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Chateau / Country House #1730136
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6493949
Exceptional! 5/5
(3 reviews)
avg/night
  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1379178a
3
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(15 reviews)
View details for price
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #65435
15
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6505251
8
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #6739294
5
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8161987
20
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6879979
5
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Villa #8123188
6
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 7 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 15
Farmhouse #8165097
8
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6526231
2
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #650106a
11
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(3 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Cottage #91205
3
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6494989
2
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #6772254
2
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(32 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1558637
32
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
House #6113
6
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Farmhouse #8165194
10
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1853046
9
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 16
Chateau / Country House #6028091
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Farmhouse #6121365
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
House #2469703
3
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Barn #444651
4
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Cottage #8165305
3
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Farmhouse #6025950
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #6648296
18
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Farmhouse #6037192
7
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 6 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Multiple rentals Cottage #70005
3
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #8147206
11
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1664103
15
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
Farmhouse #6860816
1
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #6982555
2
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Barn #1939228
19
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Cottage #1457586a
4
Excellent! 4.5/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Farmhouse #8115132
11
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1025788a
6
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
  • 6 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 14
Farmhouse #8165143
8
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #1006460
12
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1870255
4
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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Charras Holiday Homes & Cottages (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Beautiful with stunning views

5 of 5
It was exceptionally hot during our stay (well over 30 degrees every day) the pool was a godsend! So lovely to cool off after a morning exploring the lovely little villages in the area. Plenty of places for great lunches and dinners around. We will definitely be back!
  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

fantastic location quiet, easy access to sights

5 of 5
The property was very comfortable with good facilities including beautiful grounds and a good swimming pool (heated). Great walking in the surrounding area with plenty of wildlife. Also easy access to some great places to visit. Really good location for a relaxing break with a real mix of things to do and see to suit different people's tastes.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017