Gites in Montpellier de Medillan, Charente Maritime, between Royan - FRANCE
In the village of Montpellier de Medillan, between Saintes and the beaches of Saint Georges-de-Didonne/Royan, we are ideally situated for exploring the beautiful coasts and towns of the Charente Maritime, where there is everything you could ever want in a holiday. Two and three bedroom quality gites and bed and breakfast, sharing a 10 x 5m heated (from 15/06 to 31/08) swimming pool, which is set in three acres of garden. Each gite is fully equipped with internet connection, Satellite TV and its own enclosed garden. In the games room is a table tennis, baby foot and lots more. "Ma Cagouille" is only 20 minutes from the beach. The accommodation is also suitable for long let, having central heating, satellite TV. The two bedroom gite also has a wood burner.
Details for holiday home 3 Bedrooms (Sleeps 6/7), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC
The accommodation sleeps 7 people plus cot and is well equipped with everything to make your holiday comfortable.
The front door leads to hallway - with chair and book case.
Open-plan living room / kitchen - there is a table and chairs, dresser, settees, internet, Satellite TV, DVD player and radio CD. The kitchen is equipped to a very high standard with dishwasher, full size cooker; washing machine, microwave, and fridge/freezer.
For winter lets there is also central heating.
Bedroom one has two single beds.
Bedroom two has a double bed and a cot.
Bedroom three has a king size bed and single bed.
All bedrooms have plenty of storage space.
Two bathrooms, one with a shower and wash basin and the other with a bath, basin and toilet, there is also a separate toilet.
All bed linen are provided.
Top Traveller Review
lovely property and owners
About the Owner
3.3 based on 3 holidaymaker reviews
lovely property and owners
Lovely clean pleasant gite and the owners couldn't do enough for us. Very good welcome pack and because the French summer doesn't start until June they opened the pool early for a small cost for the heating at less than they originally quoted because they measured the cost exactly, so very honest people. I have read the previous poor review and must say we've stayed for the last two years in a place run by an English couple we didn't receive a welcome pack there and didn't realise it was expected! The French seem to holiday later, because it's still cool in May and you'd have to be mad or English to want to use the pool. The owners were lovely and nothing was too much trouble and they also respected your privacy which is what you want on holiday. We would definitely stay again. It's a shame about the poor review because had I read it before booking I may not have booked. The gite was lovely and clean and plenty for the children to do. This region is lovely and we'll visit again because the people are so friendly and there's so much to do
Great location - lovely spot for kids
We stayed here for 2 weeks in July of 2014 and had a very positive experience. The house itself was clean and spacious and outside there was a very safe enclosed small garden to the front, which was perfect for the kids. They also loved the freedom of wandering around the extensive grounds, checking in on the two goats and keeping an eye on the chickens next door. The pool was warm and clean and there was a selection of floatables for the children to play with. There were also a few bikes available as well as table tennis and table football. There were 2 really good restaurants within a 10 minute drive and the coast was less than half an hour away. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
We arrived on the Saturday with a 10 yr old. The pool was not operational until the following Thursday at 5pm! The games room did not materialise at all! No explanation or apologies given. Of all 4 gites we stayed in our month long holiday this gave the poorest welcome pack ever. The owner of the Gite seemed to be too involved in other business and we only seen her on our arrival and leaving date. The Gite could have done with a good clean as we found lots of rubbish under the sofa and elsewhere. We would certainly never recommend this Gite!
Activity and Interests
The Charente Maritime is everything you could ever want in a holiday. Sandy beaches that go on for miles, with interesting coves and calm waveless family bathing spots to the fiercest surf for the sporty. A wonderful climate second only to the Cote d' Azur with up to twice as much sunshine as the UK and most months 20-30 degrees warmer. St Jean d'Angely has an excellent water park with 5 swimming pools, water slides.
Distance and time from airports.
La Rochelle 58 miles 1 hour
Bordeaux 75 miles 1 hour 15 mins
Bergerac 118 miles 2 hours 15 mins
Distance and time from ferry ports
St Malo 270 miles 4 hours 15 mins
Caen 324 miles 5 hours 15 mins
Roscoff 356 miles 5 hours 30 mins
Cherbourg 373 miles 6 hours
Calais 482 miles 7 hours 10 mins plus breaks
Nearest train station is Saintes 12 miles
A car is essential.
In our village is a butchers/grocers with a depot de Pain and a medical centre. In the village of Meursac 3 miles is a wonderful restaurant named "La Table", also a pharmacy, butchers, grocers and tabac. There is also a very good tennis court. The lovely town of Saintes is 12 miles and the beaches of St Georges-de-Didonne are also 12 miles. The nearest supermarket is in Cozes 7 miles where you will also find the nearest filing station and bank.
With an abundance of history Pons, Saintes and Rochefort are all within easy reach, or if you prefer La Rochelle and Royan with its many restaurants serving the finest food and wine. The vineyards famous for Cognac and Pineau are a sight to behold and the tasting is even better. A tour of the many cognac houses is a must. Saintes is a beautiful Roman town with wonderful architecture, narrow streets, interesting shops and street cafes. It still has traces of its Gallo-Roman past such as the Roman Amphitheatre. You can take boat rides down the Charente River which runs through the town where there are lovely parks, bars and cafes which run along its banks. St Jean d’Angely has an excellent water park with 5 swimming pools, water slides etc. There is also canoeing, kayaking, pedaloes and fishing. Here you’ll find lovely old buildings and cobbled streets, lots of quaint shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. There is a market on Wednesday and Saturday morning. Rochefort has good shopping and a nice town square where you can sip a drink or two! La Rochelle an ancient walled port town with arcaded streets. Two towers over look the old port. There is also a beach and an excellent Aquarium. This is the place for seafood, where masses of restaurants line the harbour, a great place to have a meal and people watch. The natural history museum is also recommended. La Rochelle is a great place for boutique style shops. Modern Royan is one of the largest seaside resorts in FraFrance. You can hire sailing boats at the Marina and take a trip around the bay. If you are here is July don’t miss the international music festivals. Saint Georges-de-Didonne has a great beach with dunes and pine trees. There are three lovely islands off the Charente Maritime coast: Ile d’Aix (no cars so a great place for cycling and walking), Ile d’Oleron (access by two mile long viaduct), Ile de Ré (where the French celebs go for their holidays).
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Our changeover day is Saturday, arriving from 4pm vacating by 10am.
A 25% deposit is required when you make your booking and the balance is payable 4 weeks before the start of your holiday.
- Available arrival
- Guest House
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- Table Football
- Game Room
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- smoking allowed ...
- wheelchair inaccessible
- naturist beach
- water parks
- winery tours
- horse riding
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Golf ...
- Tennis ...
- Notes on accommodation: The gites have central heating and our two bedroom gite has a wood burner, we have satellite TV, internet, storage facilities, making our properties ideal for long winter let (from September to the end of May), at an all inclusive cost of €650 per month (2 bedroom gite) and €700 for the 3 bedrooms. Outside: Each gite has its own enclosed garden with access via a gate to the shared three acre grounds, there is football, swings, boule and in the games room is table tennis, darts and lots more. You will also find bikes in the games rooms for you to use. Set in the grounds is a 10 x 5m heated swimming pool and sun terrace, with sun loungers and table and chairs.