France is one of the most popular destinations for a romantic holiday, especially Paris. However, it's worth venturing beyond the allure of the capital. Sun-kissed vineyards, historic chateaux, quaint villages - the unspoiled countryside of Poitou-Charente is the perfect location for a more peaceful and less cliched romantic getaway.
If you are searching for a couple's break in France then why not browse our selection of bijou gites for two people? Well-equipped, private and charming, they're the ideal destination to whisk away a loved one for a romantic escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our carefully chosen range of romantic getaways offers a little bit more in the way seclusion, with many of our gites boasting access to a private pool. Imagine enjoying a delightful candlelit dinner for two on the terrace, watching the sun go down and opening that chilled bottle of champagne.
Located in Aquitaine, in the heart of rural France, Massels is an idyllic retreat featuring numerous modern features so you can enjoy your holiday in comfort. There is plenty of living space, a wood-burning stove, a modern kitchen and bathroom, a terrace and patio, and a private pool, complete with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Massels is the ideal location for a weekend break, and the locality is well-worth exploring; either on foot or on horseback - there are nearby riding stables. Peace and quiet are guaranteed; Massels offers the perfect chance to reconnect with your loved one.
Hibou at La Bucherie is a sensitively restored 18th-century cottage, in the Charente, a hidden gem of south-west France, situated in the midst of unspoilt lush green countryside. Hibou is a tastefully decorated 'upside down' cottage with the bathroom and one bedroom located on the ground floor, and the living area, complete with a log fire, and kitchen accessed by stairs. Wooden beams, an outside terrace, a fishing lake, and access to an outside pool complete the picture. There are plenty of nearby attractions, such as the local chateau of Le Rochefoucauld, while the nearby towns of Cognac and Loges make interesting excursions for lovers of wine and porcelain; and the French Atlantic coast is ideal for a day trip.
An authentic French holiday cottage with a unique sense of style and character, Le Petit Bois is another great example of our range of romantic gites for two people that offer a peaceful and comfortable stay in the midst of rural France. Le Petit Bois couldn't be more romantic - the spacious bedroom actually opens out onto a Romeo and Juliet style stone balcony! Why not start the day with a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool before heading off to pick up a baguette or two from the boulangerie in the nearby village? Le Petit Bois is near several excellent restaurants, perfect for a romantic meal à deux, and interesting vineyards and chateaux for excursions.