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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 5 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #6343989
12
Viewed 27 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 15 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 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(34 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #623171a
34
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #623893a
17
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4/5
(1 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 9
House #6781585
1
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #625548a
6
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #8138447
6
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #6724442
3
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Chateau / Country House #1730136
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6493949
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
House #6502251
Exceptional! 5/5
(3 reviews)
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  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1379178a
3
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #6739294
4
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(14 reviews)
View details for price
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #65435
14
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6505251
5
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8161987
17
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Villa #8123188
6
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6879979
4
Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
View details for price
  • 7 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 15
Farmhouse #8165097
8
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6526231
2
Excellent! 4.7/5
(3 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Cottage #91205
3
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Barn #444651
4
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #6648296
17
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(31 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1558637
31
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
House #6113
6
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Farmhouse #8165194
10
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1853046
8
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 16
Chateau / Country House #6028091
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
House #2469703
3
Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1417133a
1
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Farmhouse #6025950
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1454806a
1
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Barn #1939228
18
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Farmhouse #6037192
7
Excellent! 4.4/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1025788a
5
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #8147206
10
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1664103
15
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
Farmhouse #6860816
1
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #6982555
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Cottage #1457586a
4
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 10
House #6364025
5
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6494989
2
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #1054293
8
  • 6 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 14
Farmhouse #8165143
8
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1870255
3
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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Charras Holiday Homes & Cottages (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Beautiful well-appointed cottage in a tranquil location, having easy access to local towns

5 of 5
We received an extremely warm welcome and the most wonderful cake! The cottage was perfect and had everything needed for a comfortable and relaxed stay.
  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017

A hidden delight

5 of 5
A real 'Get Away From It All' well appointed gite situated in a delightful hamlet with welcoming, knowledgeable & helpful hosts. The pool is a real plus set in a gorgeous garden, hard to drag ourselves away to explore the local area but we did manage it venturing into La Rochefoucald and Angouleme, both worth visiting. There are Chateaus a many to explore in the local area. We can highly recommend this gem situated in the heart of the Charente.
  • Review Submitted: May 09, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017