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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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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
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      Chateau / Country House #1730136
        Exceptional! 5.0/5
        (6 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        House #8138447
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
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          Apartment #6724442
          2 Reviews
            Excellent! 4.6/5
            (7 reviews)
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            • 5 BR
            • 4 BA
            • Sleeps 12
            Barn #8069525
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            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
              • 4 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 9
              House #6502251
                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                House #6493949
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  Cottage #6505251
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Villa #930559a
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Multiple rentals Cottage #18274
                      1 Review
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Multiple rentals Farmhouse #18274
                        2 Reviews
                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 5 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 12
                          Multiple rentals Cottage #18274
                          1 Review
                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (8 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 3
                            Cottage #1054293
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                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (11 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Separate Toilets
                              • Sleeps 12
                              Cottage #563965a
                              11
                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Mas #601207a
                                4
                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 10
                                  Barn #1414253a
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 10
                                    House #1389909a
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                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Barn #8172648
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
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                                        House #6739294
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                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #70005
                                          17
                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (5 reviews)
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Multiple rentals Farmhouse #70005
                                            5
                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                              • 6 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 12
                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #70005
                                              2 Reviews
                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                Multiple rentals Farmhouse #70005
                                                1 Review
                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  House #1006460
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                                                    • 7 BR
                                                    • 5 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 15
                                                    Castle #660056a
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                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (14 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      House #894872a
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                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 5 BR
                                                        • 5 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                        House #2289319
                                                          • 9 BR
                                                          • 8 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 26
                                                          Chateau / Country House #1663348
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            House #2469703
                                                            2 Reviews
                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Farmhouse #8125767
                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                House #2284460
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Villa #676088a
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    Villa #1945228
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (15 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Cottage #6648296
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        Cottage #8170221
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                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
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                                                                          House #1903107
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            House #2514495
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Multiple rentals Guest House #6580211
                                                                              5
                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                Castle #903392a
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                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 11
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #6580211
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cottage #1372722a
                                                                                    2 Reviews
                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      House #2284331
                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 13
                                                                                        Farmhouse #6894476
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Guest House #1411591a
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                            House #2289286
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 11
                                                                                              House #6744817
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #1416236a
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  House #6903536
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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Fantastic Property

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  My family and I have just spent a wonderful week at this beautiful property. It was spacious, modern and very comfortable. Philip and Maria were kind and friendly and couldn't do enough to help but without being overbearing. We took our 3 month old daughter with us and they were able to supply lots of convenient items like a travel cot and baby bath. The property is situated in a quiet hamlet and the peace and quiet was just what we needed. It is however within very close proximity to larger villages and a convenient supermarket. Finally, the stars at night should not be missed - spectacular! I would definitely recommend this property.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                  Lovely: just right

                                                                                                  4 of 5
                                                                                                  We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Haute Faye. The spectacular views may be the property's star attraction - amazing sunsets (and sunrises for those of us who need to get up to take the dog out) - but at a more practical level we were very impressed with the quality of the accommodation and the welcome offered by Wendy and Dave (and of course Archy, the French basset hound). The ground floor is more spacious than it looks in the photos and the kitchen, although not huge, has everything you need and is kitted out to an excellent standard. The shower room has also been refurbished to a high standard. The property is ideal for a couple and would also suit a family with one child. The welcome pack provided by Wendy and Dave had everything for the hungry and thirsty traveller, including a huge pan of very tasty mince which provided spag bol on the first night and a lasagne later in the week! A lot of thoughtfulness has gone into making this a really nice place to stay.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                  Beautiful, tranquil place steeped in history

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Charras is a really special place, with spectacular grounds. The historic landscaped gardens remain in intact with lovely tree lined avenues which are a joy to walk around. There are endless things to do, with a lovely swimming pool, tennis courts, table tennis and picturesque orchards. It would suit someone who either wanted a relaxing retreat or to use as a base to see many nearby beautiful towns and sites. Lorraine and Mark, who maintain the grounds could not be more helpful or knowledgeable and really helped make sure everything ran smoothly with our stay.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016