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Cottage with Private Heated Pool, 15 Mins to Nearest Beach



Updated: 17-Oct-2016
Cottage in Mortagne Sur Gironde, Charente-Maritime - Peaceful Village Location, Walking Distance to the Port with its Restaurants and Marina

Detached cottage, in the peaceful village of Mortagne Sur Gironde with private heated pool including approved security pool alarm. Large fully enclosed garden with a superb built-in barbecue and terrace perfect for dining alfresco overlooking the fields and vineyards. In Mortagne there is a supermarket, bakers, butchers, pharmacy, bank, bar/tabac and tourist information. The port is a 10-15 min walk and has a number of restaurants which overlook the marina. The beaches of Meschers are only 15 mins away. Europe's largest zoo in La Palmyre, Aquarium in La Rochelle and an indoor pool complex in Jonzac and popular golf course further along the coast as well as other beaches with watersports. Superb area for walking and cycling with routes mapped out and the majority off road through the fields and vineyards.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Richards - June 2013 - Had a great time, super location for exploring the area - we went as far as Bordeaux and La Rochelle. Loved Talmont and Cote Savage. Very comfortable with everything we needed.

Naden - August 2013 - Had lovely time, really enjoyed going in the pool. Nice location and recommend the harbour restaurants. Enjoyed trips to Talmont and Royan.

West - September 2013 - Spend a wonderful four weeks here and enjoyed every minute. We love the area and will certainly be back. Impressed with the facilities, equipment and upkeep here. Loved the garden and pool. Grateful for the level of comfort and books. Thanks!

Apr 2007
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lovely well equipped property in good location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our September stay in this lovely spacious property. The whole property was large and stylish with attention to detail which is lovely for a rental property. It was great having such reliable wifi and British TV for the darker evenings. We would recommend it to anyone looking for peace and quiet but still have access to amenities. Great to be able to wander into the village for a baguette or bottle of wine!! The pool was lovely and given the time of year was heated to a nice temperature! The area is beautiful for walking or cycling with Mescheurs a particular favourite. Local restaurants served good food at reasonable prices with loads of fish on the menu which was a delight!! Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Cottage in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic setting this cottage has. The photos just don't do justice to this pretty cottage and its surroundings.

The living / dining space was large and bright, with a well equipped kitchen. The pool was fantastic and we enjoyed it so much we didn't didn't really need to venture out too far. We would have liked the pool a degree or two warmer, but this is only because of the breeze (a relief on the extra hot days we had). The garden is huge and what a view! Vineyards at the back, very quintessentialy French. Our children had stacks of space to have many games of football, pétanque, quoits, and even badminton ( with the sets from the supplied box).

The area felt safe, and our eldest children loved walking into the village to buy croissant and bread for the day.

Having a big supermarket close by meant we were able to cater 'in house' most evenings and we enjoyed several BBQ on the patio watching the sun set with obligatory glasses of rosé !

The local pizza place Chez Feu-Feu was great. Their pizzas were large and stacked with toppings ( we had to save some for the next day).

If there was one thing we would love to see in the future, it would be an outside shower and toilet. This is only my preference as don't like people coming straight out the pool and going through the cottage wet, especially with tile flooring.

All in all our stay was fantastic. The weather was very kind and the cottage was spotless. Vikki made sure that we had all the information we needed to have a great stay, and was always quick to respond to e-mails. We hope to be able to be able come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

An excellent holiday home, very well equipped making self catering a breeze. On arrival the beds were made up and the house was spotlessly clean. A great little village with great bakers, butchers and well equipped COOP. We have rented many holiday homes, but this one was by far the best in terms of comfort. Spent the days dipping in and out of the pool as the weather was fantastic. The port is where we went for afternoon ice creams and demi carafes of wine. The kids loved the pool. The beds were very comfy and a great bathroom with plenty of hot water for showering. This is a great area for exploring the SW of France. Saintes and Cognac are well worth a visit. We travelled down to Bordeaux which is a beautiful city and well worth the hour drive. A short walk from the house is a great vineyard that sells and allows you to taste some fantastic wines and cognac. There is also a good Pinueau producer. We would definitely recommend this property for a kicked back chilled holiday. Vicky the owner was also very helpful with advice on travelling from the UK to the house. For the first time this year we took the tunnel the day before and stayed in Le Mans at Mr Beds (as recommended by Vicky) not only did this make a difference on the driving from the port, but it was also economical and we got to see more of this beautiful country. If you are reading this review go for it and hopefully you will have a great holiday like we did.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautifully presented well maintained comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We arrived to a vast area of beautifully cut grass, so rare in France so our 1st impressions were buoyed up before we even opened the front door. Not disappointed, the house is light and spacious, comfortable fabric sofas, not the normal holiday let mock leather and equally comfortable beds.

The pool was just under 30 degrees, the level bottom with a consistent depth unusual but rather nice especially for my wife who does not like being out of her depth. Comfortable sun loungers - we had taken our own cushions and if some had been supplied it would have been nice, the loungers are not designed to need cushions but ....

The only possible critism which is outside the control of the owners is that it is a windy location. There are areas in the garden where it is possible to hide from the wind and it is not a valid excuse for not going.

We have been to Mortagne many times, a special place. This is the best property we have rented and will almost certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very compact,well maintained, and easy to manage.Many interesting places within easy driving range.

  • 4 of 5

The property is located in a quiet village,with a very nice port nearby.The ground around it, with heated swimming pool, makes it very safe and attractive for children.From Bordeaux to Royan,on to Rochefort and La Rochelle, there are many places of beauty and interest. An obvious heaven for wine lovers, there are many and very varied restaurants, with the fish offerings being very attractive, particularly shell fish.The people are friendly and helpful, even to those with little French. In short, it has all the ingredients for a happy, restful, and safe holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous pool, lovely clean cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very clean and the welcome pack was a very kind and welcome gesture. Our boys loved the pool and spent many hours in it. The cottage is very well equipped and the numerous CDs and DVDs were appreciated when the kids needed an hour in from the sun. It is our second visit to the area which is just gorgeous. Recommend the beach at Les Vergnes and the Oasis restaurant. A beautiful quiet area - highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : The Port at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 300 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Port at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Meschers at 15 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Mortagne and surrounding area have excellent bike rides. Set routes and maps are available with a rating of difficulty. Bikes can be hired and delivered directly to the property. See www.bikehiredirect.com


The nearest beach is 20 mins drive and is pretty and sandy. There are numerous beaches along the Atlantic coast within a short drive. Some are isolated and private and approached through pine forests and some (around Royan for example) are developed, with restaurants, cafes and other facilities like wetsuit and water-sports equipment hire outlets etc. The beaches on the two Islands, Isle de Re and Isle D'Oleron are magnificent, undeveloped and spacious.


La Rochelle and Bordeaux airports are approximately 55 miles away . From Calais (ferry) and La Coquelles (Eurotunnel) it is approx. 520 miles or 8 hours driving time. A car is essential if you wish to explore the area.


Mortagne sur Gironde is approximately 6km from Gemozac, 10 min drive to. Royan, and Saints around a half hour drive, Bordeaux and La Rochelle around and hours drive to city centres, depending upon the traffic and route taken.

Further Details:

Please note that there is a bakers, supermarket, butchers, pharmacy and ATM all a short walk from the house. Down in the port, there is a yatching marina with restaurants and a bar, again all just a walk away. It is an ideal location to enjoy some peace and quiet whilst having all the necessary shops and restaurants close by.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
5 Nov 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
7 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on confirmation of booking.
Booking form to be completed and returned with deposit. A copy of Booking Contract will be made available also. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival date. £200 refundable (subject to a satisfactory inspection) security deposit to be paid when full balance is required.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays arrival after 4pm. Departure before 10am. Please ensure you leave the house clean and tidy as you would expect to find it.
Flexibility on changeover days can be offered during the off peak season - please ask when making an enquiry.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. No additional charge will be made for heating the pool this has been included in the total price. Winter lets will be charged for use of electricity and water. Discounts available for long winter lets.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 17-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • caves
  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • 1 bathroom with bath/shower over, vanity unit with cupboards and large mirror fitted with light. Separate WC.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers, two bedside tables with lights. 2 bedrooms with twin beds large wardrobe with drawers, bedside table and light. 1 comfortable double sofabed in living room. Cot available.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The house is suitable for children as it is on one level. No smoking inside the house. No glass or crockery in pool area. Outside: Large enclosed garden with private heated in ground 8m x 4m pool. Built-in BBQ terrace, table and sunloungers. Utility Room: Washing machine and separate beer fridge in utility room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included. The property is cleaned at every changeover.

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