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Renting a Holiday Villa or Gite in Charente, France for a Special Holiday

Charente, a place surrounded by land from all the sides in western France, is the perfect holiday destination for you. It is located at the heart (l’ile) of the Poitou-Charentes region that is covered by Vienne, Dordogne, Gironde and Deux-Serves. Charente with its rural areas, sweeping vineyards and charming chateaux, completes the definition of a perfect holiday, where serenity is the topmost offering. In Charente, holiday makers get to explore varieties of alluring sites starting from the wistful waterways to historic villages, from humbling castles to never-ending fields growing the world famous spirit, Cognac.

Explore a Variety of Activities in Charente, France

You can indulge in a wide range of outdoor activities when you leave the gite. Golf lovers can explore four superb golf courses in the region, which range from the vineyard bordered Cognac golf course up to the hilly region of Angouleme.

The tranquil countryside creates the perfect ambience for rambling, strolling, or walking all the way through the thick forest, limestone cliffs, open rolling hills and waterways. You can also go for exploring these blissful sites on horseback, canoe and bicycle instead of walking. After all these explorations you can refresh yourself just passing some moments into the Charente River or the numerous lakes surrounding the place. Moreover, there are activities like windsurfing, rowing, swimming and fishing that beckon the adventure seekers.

For the fishing enthusiasts, the rivers and lakes of Charente are heavenly places. Bream, carp, trout, gudgeon, perch, catfish and roach are just a few varieties among the numerous fishes found in Charente. You can opt to cook your catch too and take your adventurous outing to an even more thrilling level, in keeping with the traditional technique in the holiday house or gite.

Holidaymakers will be able to visit various chateaus, castles, museums and abbeys, which beautify the countryside in its best form. It helps them understand the region of Charente in a better way.

List of places to visit

As a medieval town, Angouleme is famous and brimming with its history and arts. Over the artistic heritage of Angouleme, animation has spread its grip, which together has ornamented the walls of the city after getting the artistic rights in the 20th century.

Cognac is another medieval town, situated on the banks of the Charente River, where the famous brandy originated. It is surely a blissful place to visit, where tiny and curved streets lead you towards the old cognac cork manufactures and warehouses.

Climate

All year round holidaymakers can enjoy mild temperature in Charente. During the mid winter temperature drops to 5°C and in summer it goes up to 23°C, which is quite pleasant for a holiday.

How to reach

It takes about 30 minutes to reach your holiday cottages or gite in Charente from the airport of Bergerac (ECG), Bordeaux (BOD) and Poitiers. All of these offer a wide range of ‘no frills’ services from all over the Britain.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (16 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #6514486
    16
    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (28 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 9 BR
      • 6 BA
      • 2 HF BA
      • Sleeps 15
      House #89056
      28
      Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (47 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • 1 HF BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #56866
        47
        Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (19 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 8 BR
          • 5 BA
          • 1 HF BA
          • Sleeps 18
          Chateau / Country House #1083401
          19
          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (25 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • 1 HF BA
            • Sleeps 8
            Villa #8129082
            25
            Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (12 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #6505251
              12
              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                • 5 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 14
                House #8134927
                4
                Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (10 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Cottage #6879979
                  10
                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                    (10 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 2 BR
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Cottage #8045495
                    10
                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (32 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 1 BR
                      • Sleeps 3
                      Cottage #8140154
                      32
                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                        Very Good! 4/5
                        (8 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 HF BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1129916a
                        8
                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (16 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          House #6395481
                          16
                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (7 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 5
                            Bungalow #1078061
                            7
                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                              (14 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 HF BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Apartment #6343989
                              14
                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 3 BR
                                • Sleeps 8
                                Cottage #1332562a
                                3
                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (8 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  Barn #1640015
                                  8
                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                    (17 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 5 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 10
                                    House #1667765
                                    17
                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Barn #6727388
                                      4
                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8053947
                                        6
                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Chateau / Country House #8088129
                                          3
                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (12 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            House #1853046
                                            12
                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              House #6815097
                                              2
                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                House #8280316
                                                3
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (12 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Farmhouse #8042926
                                                  12
                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Cottage #1762317
                                                    9
                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                      (14 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Cottage #8058916
                                                      14
                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (6 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 7 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 14
                                                        House #1842797
                                                        6
                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (11 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          Cottage #55158
                                                          11
                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • 1 HF BA
                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                            Farmhouse #6860816
                                                            2
                                                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                              Cottage #1449634a
                                                              2
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #1129916a
                                                                7
                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                  (18 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #8073431
                                                                  18
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    House #1021668a
                                                                    8
                                                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (19 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Cottage #6648296
                                                                      19
                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                        (16 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 HF BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        House #649039a
                                                                        16
                                                                        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          House #6883446
                                                                          2
                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                            (5 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #8093461
                                                                            5
                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                              Cottage #8009460
                                                                              13
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (6 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • 1 HF BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                House #637481a
                                                                                6
                                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Farmhouse #8043202
                                                                                  3
                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                    (12 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                    • 1 HF BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    Farmhouse #8115132
                                                                                    12
                                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • 1 HF BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      House #6766177
                                                                                      3
                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (5 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                                        Farmhouse #8167428
                                                                                        5
                                                                                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          House #1411578a
                                                                                          2
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (11 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            Villa #8161955
                                                                                            11
                                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Very Good! 4/5
                                                                                              (8 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #1424183
                                                                                              8
                                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #8052615
                                                                                                3
                                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                  (8 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                  Barn #8069525
                                                                                                  8
                                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 15
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Farmhouse #8132476
                                                                                                    10
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Barn #1622060
                                                                                                      4
                                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours

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