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Poitou-Charentes is an administrative region in central western France comprising four departments: Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres  and Vienne. The regional capital is Poitiers.  Poitou is a historic region in west central France. Poitiers, the former capital of the region, is its chief city, although the port of La Rochelle rivals it in economic importance. Farming is important to the economy; wheat, corn and cattle are raised. Industries produce machinery, chemicals and dairy products.


La Petite Vigne (Ref: 13183) cottage in La Foye nr. Aulnay de Saintonge
Delightful traditional cottage with pool in Charente-Maritime. Set in peaceful hamlet close to the Forest of Aulnay.  The enchanting hamlet of La Foye de Vinax provides a peaceful and relaxing retreat, yet has the whole of the Poitou Charentes within around an hour's journey. A gloriously tranquil, unspoiled setting, perfect for French country living and a relaxed, refreshing holiday. You will need a car to get around.  Sleeps 4.

Lincoln's Stable (Ref: 3641) self-catering gite in Dampierre sur Boutonne
La Petite Ferme is located in the historic village of Dampierre sur Boutonne. The village boasts a Renaissance Chateau and a 12th Century church. The area is surrounded by countless fields of beautiful sunflowers and fantastic birds and wildlife. The current owners purchased the former farmyard in 1998 to begin a new way of life and an adventure in France , leaving behind the crowds and the traffic of England . They have lovingly restored some neglected buildings into comfortable accommodation retaining many original features. A garden has been created where there was none and it all makes La Petite Ferme a friendly place to spend a holiday and somewhere pleasant to return to after a day exploring the region.   Sleeps 4.

Resort Etang Vallier Charentaise 3 bedroom (Ref: 30792) villa in Brossac
The house features 3 beautiful bedrooms- 1 with a double bed and ensuite shower room, the 2nd with twin beds that can be put together to make a double, the 3rd with 2 sets of bunkbeds to sleep up to 4 people. In the living area, there is a double sofa bed and chairs, television,coffee table.... the eating area features a large table and 6 chairs (4 more chairs are stored for you if needed). The open plan area has a very well equipped modern kitchen. This great room opens via double french doors to the covered terrace which has a garden table and chairs.  Sleeps 10.
View from the swimming pool of the gte de la Bernadole
River Cottage, Idyllic rural haven, with pool. (Ref: 7443) Montmorillion
Built of natural limestone rock, this lovely cottage is ideal for a get away from it all holiday The summer pool is just across the country lane, with patios for sunbathing etc. The property nestles quietly into the gently rolling countryside of the French Vienne. The sloping nature of the limestone hills gives the house a very special character and many different venues for sunning, snoozing and alfresco dining!  As there are exterior stairs, steps, and low balcony walls we do not allow children under the age of 5 to stay at the house. Whilst we have modernised the property to give a pleasant level of comfort for our guests, we have not compromised the original character of the house.  Sleeps 8.
View from the swimming pool of the gte de la Bernadole
The Cottage (Ref: 3663) Self catering gite in Dampierre sur Boutonne
The cottage is a converted farm building on two floors, plus a mezzanine floor. We have retained original features such as oak beams and stone walls, there is a wood burning stove in the living area and a heater in the bedroom making this a delightful cottage for winter as well as summer breaks. The Cottage is ideal for 2 people but there is a mezzanine floor with 2 single beds above the living area so 4 could share. There is not full standing headroom on the mezzanine for adults.  Sleeps 4.
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