|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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Wisteria was the original servants’ quarters, now converted into a very spacious 3 bedroom house with lots of exposed beams and stone walls.
Ground Floor: Large pine kitchen and dining table and settees. Washing machine, fridge/freezer, iron and ironing board, dishwasher and microwave. Has a lovely country feel. Ground Floor: Living room with wood burning stove. Satellite TV, CD, DVD player and selection of DVDs, wifi, games, books and magazines. Ground Floor: WC. First Floor: Lovely bathroom with double sink, bath and separate shower and WC. The bedrooms all have high ceilings and are light, airy rooms with Velux windows. There are lovely exposed beams throughout. First Floor: Double bedroom (with wrought iron king-sized bed) and view over garden and vineyards from the bed. Antique pine furniture. First Floor: Bedrooms 2 and 3 with twin beds. Antique pine furniture. Ground Floor: Door to rear patio area with gas barbecue, wooden table, chairs and loungers.
Welcome to Font Remy - the former Manor House of Le Petit Village, a peaceful hamlet 2km inland from the pretty fishing village of Mortagne-sur-Gironde, just south of the seaside resort of Royan. The property has been tastefully converted into four very spacious, fully equipped houses sleeping 10, 10, 6 and 6 and is set in a walled garden of 2 acres with views of the vineyards beyond. There is a 15 x 8m fenced and heated swimming pool, plus swings, table tennis, pool table, boules pitch, badminton, plenty of space for ball games. Tennis, go-karting, horse riding, golf, sailing, boat hire are all available locally. Mortagne has bakers, butchers, a small supermarket and bars and restaurants overlooking the boats in the port. Numerous sandy beaches are 20-30 minutes drive away and there are many historic towns to visit within an hour or so - La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Saint Emilion, Cognac, Saintes. For kids there is the best zoo in France (La Palmyre), an excellent Aquarium at La Rochelle and an indoor aqua park in Jonzac. Great for families - or groups of families holidaying together.
Toddler friendly - this is a great base for a family holiday in France - and we have cots, highchairs, stairgates and an essentials baby pack, available at no extra charge. We have kids dvds, toys, games and books too and new for 2016 will be a new climbing frame and swing set.
Wifi, large screen satellite tv (French and English) in each house.
Please see our website www.fontremy.com for more details and pictures.
This is a great area for cyclists (good cycling countryside around) and bird watchers (especially down in the estuary in Spring and Autumn). A great place to come and relax.
Hello! We are Huw and Cathy Thomas. We live in England with our two children and golden retriever. We all love France, the relaxed way of life, the markets and the restaurants.
Cathy Thomas purchased this house in 2003
We bought Font Remy back in 2003 because we love France and wanted to have a place where we could holiday regularly, not too far from the beaches and local markets, within walking distance of a village with bars and restaurants but with a sense of getting away from it all. The feeling of space in the gardens is just so relaxing. There are lots of places to visit within an hour or so drive - Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Royan, Cognac, St Emilion, to name a few. There is a different beach for every day of the week - the nearest (20 mins) are sandy, safe with great beach bars. We love hanging round at Font Remy during the day - walking to the boulangerie for croissants, eating lunch on the patio, swimming and then heading off to the beach late afternoon for beach cricket and a glass of wine.
We wanted to offer not just a well-furnished house, but also one with plenty of activities for children as we have two ourselves. The first thing we did was heat the pool (v. important for me!) and then, in 2008, we built the games barn and put in table tennis, table football and a pool table. There is satellite tv too plus lots of books, board games, dvds and videos too. In 2009 we also added WiFi so Huw can work when he is out there and so we can stay for longer!
Our kids love playing cricket and badminton in the garden (when they are not in the pool). Huw loves challenging anyone who will listen to a game of boules and I love lying on my sunlounger reading my latest novel whilst sipping a glass of pineau (the local speciality).
Spacious, well equipped, 'character' property, perfectly equipped, with all amenities, great location, beautiful massive pool, lovely maintained gardens front & rear, big covered drive.
In addition, a big airy well equipped games room that gave the children hours of fun, as did the DVD library & the collection of age appropriate books & toys (we enjoyed playing pool).
I was asked by Nikki to suggest improvements, & there is a comments book, but frankly we cannot think of any. The essentials e.g. olive oil, salt, washing products, were even present.
There is also an easy to use gas barbecue & we were delighted after travelling to find some red wine awaiting us. The location is peaceful but not deserted & is often maintained.
Cathy (owner) & Nikki (local agent), are Brits but with detailed knowledge of the area & are very helpful (providing info sheets, swift instructions, & timely local recommendations).
Cathy told me most of her business is repeat business, which is totally credible. I know we will certainly be looking to return, & frankly the service we've received has been faultless.
Thank you Cathy & Nikki
To book, please contact Cathy for a booking form. 25% deposit payable on booking, the balance due 8 weeks before holiday.
Saturday 10am to leave and 4pm to arrive. Flexible out-of-season.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
We had a great holiday at Fort Remy. The swimming pool and the games room were a big hit with the kids. Beautiful countryside with quiet roads surrounding the gites, perfect for biking. There are several vineyards just a few minutes away and plenty of fun day trips. Would recommend and hope to return one day.
Just back from our sixth summer holiday to Font Remy - the gites are of an exceptionally high standard and the pool/gardens are stunning. It's just a short cycle/drive through the vineyards/sunflower fields to the nearby village for croissants/baguettes to enjoy back on the patio. Good choice of restaurants dotted around the port which is a lovely setting for lunch/dinner. Can't fault it - it ticks all the boxes for us.