|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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Honeysuckle is part of the original main 17th century manor house.
Ground Floor: The kitchen and dining area, with oven and hob, fridge/freezer, iron and ironing board, coffee machine, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave, opens onto the individual patio area via French doors. Ground floor: Large living room with open fireplace, satellite TV, CD, DVD player and selection of DVDs, wifi, games, books and magazines. Ground Floor: twin bedroom. Antique pine wardrobe. First floor: Huge bedroom with king-sized wrought iron bed, exposed beams, antique French wardrobe, day bed and lovely views over vineyards. First floor: twin bedroom with antique wardrobe. Ground floor: WC. First floor: large bathroom with double sinks, bath, separate shower and WC. Individual patio with gas barbecue, wooden table, chairs and loungers. Wi-Fi access.
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).
Perfect for 2. So relaxing and peaceful - but lots to do in the area. Sipping wine on the patio in the evening was just the best - oh - and the master bedroom. What a great place to stay in Spring.
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.
The gite is beautifully decorated and maintained with modern, expensive equipment and appliances. Set round a large heated swimming pool in stunning gardens, this gite could not have been more perfect for our family. The owners have the place perfectly set up for families with young children with lovely touches like a range of story books for children of all ages and necessities such as stair gates and high chairs. Recommend without reservation to anyone wanting a peaceful, relaxing holiday in this beautiful region of France.
First stayed here nearly 20 years ago for big family holiday and loved it. It is even better now having been tastefully upgraded by present owners. Lots of thought gone into activities for children and active adults, and great information pack on where to go, what to see and where to eat. Local staff, especially Nikky, very friendly and helpful. And a superb HEATED pool!