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Close to sandy beaches, village centre, market, marina, has WIFI, UK & France TV - Petite Maison

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Petite Maison

A lovely, comfortable one bedroom house for those on a budget, comprising a fully fitted kitchen with large fridge freezer, gas oven and hob, a lounge area with Satellite TV, DVD player with DVD'S for your use , CD/Radio and lounge armchairs leading to the double bedroom with double pine bed, bedside lamp and cabinet and wardrobe. A large shower room and toilet with bidet and dressing table and stool. Access to gardens.

About the property

Imagine & La Petite Maison

Situated in a calm location within a short stroll of the village, beaches and Marina these beautiful, typically French properties are an ideal location for either a relaxing or active holiday. Both houses are within easy walking distance of the beautiful sandy beach (Plage des Nonnes), supermarket, boulangeries, charcuterie, bar and restaurant. A pleasant walk through the village takes you past the church square and the market, open daily for fresh produce (in season) or to the world famous Grottes de Matata (troglodyte caves in the sea wall). There are restaurants, creperies and bars in the Marina and there are daily boat trips to a variety of places of local interest. Close by are the historic village of Talmont, recognised as one of the most beautiful villages in France, St.George de Didonne and Royan with their magnificent beaches, golf and shops and the famous town of Cognac. You are never too young or too old to enjoy the beautiful famous Palmyre Zoo.

The owners of the property are English speakers.

As we are members of the Brittany Ferries owners' club, Club Voyage, our guests are able to obtain a discount of up to 10% on Brittany Ferries UK to France return fares.

More Details

Harvey & Jennifer Newman
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 August, 2017

About Harvey & Jennifer Newman

We are real Francophiles, Harvey lived in France when younger and before buying our house in France we would spend each summer holiday touring France in our caravan with our children and friends. Now our children and grandchildren join us at the house for holidays.

Harvey & Jennifer Newman purchased this house in 2003

Why Harvey & Jennifer Newman chose Saintes area

The house is ideal for family holidays as the two properties can be used together or independently. With gardens and being close to the beach and village the house is ideal for family, children and the elderly.

What makes this house unique

La Petite Maison is ideal for two people to use as a base for sightseeing. The village, market and beach are within walking distance.

Imagine has a veranda upon which you can relax with an aperitif and watch the sun descend.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an Amazing Time . Thank you what a great area .
Jul 2016
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Beach, bath and hand towels & linen available for hire at time of booking or you can supply your own.


Accommodation and facilities for Petite Maisonin Meschers-sur-Gironde in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • From the bedroom there are 3 steps down to the - Large shower room with shower, bidet, toilet, washbasin, dressing table with mirror, seat.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • One double bed, wardrobe, bedside cabinets, table lamp.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is a holiday home for those on a budget with all amenities and only 10 minutes walk to the beach and shops.


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Petite Maison
average rating of 4.6 based on 9 reviews

A peaceful and tranquil property

  • 5 of 5

Booking was very easy. The owners were very helpful. The property is small but was perfect for us. It was clean and nicely furnished and we enjoyed many relaxing meals out in the garden. It was a real bonus to have so much within walking distance; the beach, the town and harbour area are all within easy walking distance. When we did take to the car the resorts of St Georges and Royan are a short distance away as is the pretty village of Talmont. We would certainly visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to give us a 5 * Review . We hope to see all our guests again , as we give a loyalty discount for all our returning guests . Best wishes Jennifer & Harvey
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Compact and bijoux

  • 3 of 5

Perfectly placed to explore typical French life. Excellent communication from the owners all through the booking process and afterwards. The property is only suitable for a couple and has a peculiar arrangement of traipsing through the bathroom and the garage to get to the small private garden, but - it's private and cosy. The local town of Meschers-sur Gironde is just a few minutes walk with a regular market, and the bigger town of Royan is a short drive away. Sandy beaches abound and local eateries are everywhere. Great place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As the kitchen of La Petite Maison is at the front of the house we have installed a gate at the side of the kitchen directly into the private garden. This means that there are two routes to access the garden. One via the gate at the side of the kitchen and the other via the garage.
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Koblenz, Rheinland Pfalz, Deutschland

A real nice little house in a wonderful area

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for ten days in the Petite Maison in Meschers-sur-Gironde. The contact to the owners Jennifer and Harvey was uncomplicated and obliging. The little house was perfect for two people and we felt there very comfortably. It took ten minutes to walk to the beach and the city of Meschers has a nice supermarket and a lot of little shops. We made some interesting excursions to Royan, La Rochelle and Cognac. The beach in Meschers was wonderful and we spend really fantastic holidays there.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided to celebrate our second wedding anniversary in Merschers. This was the third time we stayed in the petit maison so knew it was an ideal location to relax. Merschers has always been laid back and friendly on our visits. The May weather was beautiful and warm, so the compact garden was ideal for lounging in when we didn't want to go to the beach.  It also allowed us to enjoy bbqs on the lovely warm evenings. The tv being linked up to British tv channels was also very useful. Merschers with its main street shops, market and supermarket catered for all our needs. The beach was lovely and quiet in its secluded location and a great place to chill out and bask in the sun.

Overall, another great holiday, set up by an ideal place to stay. I have no doubt we will return next year. Many thanks to the owners.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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London Essex

Excellent Petite Masion and location .

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time we have book by the internet and was very please with Jennifer & Harvey quick e- mails back to us . The Masion was easily large enough for the too of us, comfortably , clean for all our needs .The Masion is well equiped and has a good outside for dining and relaxing .We enjoyed many BBQ's and had lovely meals , which we ate outside in the cool of the shade .

The location is really great for the beach and the shops. A short walk to the beautiful plage des Nonnes , whith has too beach cafes . Meschers has a lovely morning market everyday only a five min walk . The port has nice restaurants also .

I would not hesitate to recommend this Masion , we had a wonderful holiday in June . We didn't need to use our car every day as the supermarket is only a short walk .

A Masion and area we would love to return to .

Thank you Jennifer & Harvey

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words we are glad you like our Petite Masion as much as we do . Jennifer & Harvey
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
La Rochelle/Bordeaux/Poitiers
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Village Centre
Nearest Ferry
250 Miles
St. Malo
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Village Centre
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Plage des Nonne
Car: not necessary

Meschers-sur-Gironde caters for all tastes, whether you require peace and quiet, activities, beaches, walks or sightseeing. The property is situated a short stroll from the centre of Meschers with its boulangeries, bar, restaurants, supermarket and shops. During the high season the market in the Church Square is open daily with a range of local produce including fish, mussels, oysters, fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, cheeses, wines and meats. Take a short walk to the Marina where you will find a variety of restaurants and creperies overlooking the yachts and from where you can take boat trips along the Gironde estuary. You can also buy freshly landed mussels, oysters and fish on the quayside. At the heart of the Cote de Beaute, Meschers is situated 8 kms from Royan, metropolis of the Pays Royannais and 3 kms from Talmont, a picturesque village built on a promontory and classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. A short pleasant drive will take you to Palmyre Zoo. For whole family entertainment you can try the super waterpark (see photo) at nearby Jonzac with restaurant and cafe facility and seating areas..

Other Activities: Palmyre Zoo; Grottes de Matata (walking distance); Brocantes; Fishing port & Marina.

Golf: There is a fabulous Golf course at Royan...well worth playing