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4 family-friendly gites, heated pool, nr Royan beaches, lge garden, games barn - Rose (Sleeps 10, 5 Bedrooms)



Updated: 27-Nov-2016
Manor house Mortagne-sur-Gironde, near Royan, Charente-Maritime - 30 mins walk to port, bakers/restaurants, 20 mins drive to sandy beaches, games barn

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.

More Details

Details for holiday home Rose (Sleeps 10, 5 Bedrooms), 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 4 Bathrooms

Rose is a very large character house with lots of exposed beams and stone walls. Ground Floor: Large kitchen and adjoining seating area with wood burning stove, washing machine, fridge/freezer, oven and hob, coffee machine, dishwasher and microwave. Large dining room with door to the rear patio area. Huge living room with fireplace and beautiful original 17th century floor tiles, satellite TV, CD, DVD player and selection of DVDs, wifi, games, books and magazines. A very relaxing room. Twin bedroom at the front of the house. Shower room and toilet. First Floor: Enormous master bedroom, with king-sized 4 poster bed, en-suite shower room and lovely views over garden and vineyards. Second large double bedroom with wrought iron king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom with bath. Two twin bedrooms. Family bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC. Individual patio, with gas barbecue, table, chairs and loungers.


  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Rose was stunning, spacious and probably the best equipped holiday home we have ever stayed in. The design was perfect with 5 double bedrooms and nearly every evening on the patio watching the sun go down and enjoying the BBQ. It was safe for our 3 year old granddaughter who loved the pool, and playing with the children in Wisteria!

We had a day in Bordeaux, and we also all visited Saintes and Blaye. Several picnics on various beaches, and easy cycling into the village and locally. We walked along the estuary, ate pizza in the harbour and visited the thursday evening wine tasting. And not to mention the weather - warm and sunny most of the time.

Any small housekeeping problems were passed on to Grant, the manager who had everything in hand.

We all agreed it was a fantastic place to stay.
Sep 2014
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Another wonderful stay at Font Reemy

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful 2 week holiday staying in Rose at Font remy.

Our second trip to Font Remy, this time with my sister and her family as well (6 adults and 4 children). This property is the best we have stayed at in the area over the last 6 years. Even though there were 10 of us it never felt that way. Big open rooms which were appriciated by all when it was above 38 degrees in the middle of the day on several days.

Bedrooms are big and having 4 bathrooms makes it fantastic as the kids can have their own.

The pool is fantastic and nevr felt crowded even when all 4 houses were cooling off with more inflatables than we could count!! The children said it was there best holiday ever and insisted that we book for 2017 (which we have done) as there is still so many things for us to explore in the area.

It is an hour from La Rochelle, 45 minutes from the Atlantic coast where we had amazing fun in the waves on a beautiful golden beach, plus there are smaller beaches closer (15 mins).

They loved the pool which is ideal for all ages with a good sized shallow end to give the younger ones confidence but also a good deep end for diving and jumping in, the pool is also fenced so little ones can not get in on their own. The houses sit in a huge walled/thick hedged garden which allows adults to relax as the kids from all the houses play together knowing they are safe.

The games room was frequented most evenings by young and old as well as the front lawn making an excellent cricket pitch in the evening for the adults to get together for drinks and a chat while umpiring the dads and kids playing.

Font Remy delivered everything we wanted; amazing accomodation, fantastic pool, other families with children so you get a break yourself!! The children will never get bored with so much to do! Which means you get time to relax yourself...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Matt. Delighted you had a good time and look forward to welcoming you back again next year. Kind regards, Cathy.
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Lovely property in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous properties in a rural location, but within walking distance to the local village with shops & restaurants. We spent week 1 in Wisteria & week 2 in Rose. Both were lovely properties and very well equipped. The pool was excellent and our toddler enjoyed all the children's toys that were provided for use & loved the play barn. A truly relaxing holiday for all. Highly recommended & hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - delighted you had a good stay - and great that you tried out 2 of the Font Remy houses and liked them both! Hope to welcome you back again one day. Kind regards, Cathy
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Excellent house, wonderful service too

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly recommend this property. Information in advance was helpful and comprehensive. Directions to the door were very welcome. The house is cool, beautifully decorated , and very well equipped. The pool is large, clean and secure. The garden is spacious & well-maintained. But it's the little things that show how the owners and manager go the extra mile...quality bedding, gas bbq, information about the area, changing the swing for a baby swing, & the tea/coffee/etc in the cupboard. This property has spoilt us, for all future holiday homes can not compete with Rose! Thank you to all for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi. Thank you so much for your kind words - much appreciated. Hope to welcome you again one day. Kind regards, Cathy
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Superb holiday gite in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable large gite with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday. Spectacular room sizes, tastefully decorated. Bathrooms very new and clean. No spiders anywhere!! Beautiful heated pool, larger than average. Grounds neat and tidy, with plenty of space for parking. Definitely planning to return again some time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Louise. Thank you. I'm glad you had a good time and liked the house and pool. We rely on guests rebooking for most of our business so we are delighted that you plan to return. Kind regards, Cathy
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Ideal for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely recommend this as a good place to take a family holiday. There is plenty to do on site whether it is the Play Barn for children, the pool for swimming or the rear patio area on which to relax with a book and a glass. Good fare is available at a wide range of restaurants in the area. The property was clean and well maintained as was the extensive garden area around it. The surrounding area offers plenty for bird watchers, walkers, those with an interest in history and those with an interest in products of the vineyard. A visit to the covered food market at Royan was one we recommend. We look forward to going to stay at Font Remy again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind response - we are delighted you had a good time and hope to welcome you back again one day.
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  • 4 of 5

tout était très bien. Toutefois trois remarques:

manque de toilette indépendant à l'étage dans wistéria

manque de salle de bain dans rose

une terrasse pour permettre un accès auis et propre à l'entrée des deux maisons

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Michele. Je suis contente que tout est bien passe et je note vos commentaires. Malheureusement je ne crois pas que l'addition d'une deuxieme toilette est possible au premier etage a Wisteria (Il y a deux toilettes dans la maison - une en bas) et a Rose il y a 4 salles de bains pour 5 chambres - on pourrait diviser la grande en deux peut-etre? Je vais reflechir.. Une terrasse a l'entree des maisons est possible - je vais en parler avec mon equipe. Je vous remercie d'avoir pris le temps de me donner vos suggestions et je vous souhaite Bonne Annee. Cordialement, Cathy
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle and Bordeaux at 115 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Mortagne at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Royan at 44 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pons at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A10 at 23 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Mortagne at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Meschers at 18 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Peaceful location. Bikes can be hired locally if you want to explore the area. It is a 5 minutes cycle or 20-30 minute walk into Mortagne in the mornings to collect your bread. In the evenings it is great to go down to the port for a glass of wine or beer. There is a creperie and pizzeria plus two other restaurants for evenings out when you don't want to drive. The stars at night time are amazing!


20 mins drive to the 3 small sandy coves in Meschers. All have good snack bars where you can enjoy a beer or kir royale while watching the kids play. 25 mins drive to Saint Georges - fabulous long sandy beach with high wire zip park in the pine forest behind. Blue flag. 30 mins to very long beach at Royan. Great for teenagers. 40 mins to St Palais (our favourite) - sheltered cove, good coastal walk and two very good bars on the beach. 45 mins to Cote Sauvage - great surfing.


5 hours drive from Saint Malo. 7 hours from Calais (tunnel). 1.25 hours from La Rochelle airport (Easyjet, Flybe and Ryan air). 1.25 hours from Bordeaux airport (Easyjet and BA). 1.5 hours from Poitiers airport (Ryanair). Car hire is essential. Local taxi service is available.


La Rochelle 1.25 hours. 1.25 hours Bordeaux. 25 minutes Cognac. 20 minutes Saintes (roman town with amazing amphitheatre). 1.25 hours Saint Emilion. 25 minutes Royan. 10 minutes Talmont. 5 minutes Mortagne (for local provisions).

Further Details:

Lots to see and do. Over 15 Michelin recommended restaurants within 30 minutes. Great place for a relaxing holiday but with plenty for the kids to do.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
early spring
4 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early summer
24 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Sep 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
To book, please contact Cathy for a booking form. 25% deposit payable on booking, the balance due 8 weeks before holiday.

Changeover Day:
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.

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From the Owner

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).

Property Type

  • house


  • Family


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural


  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • One of the things which distinguish the houses at Font Remy from most other gites is the marvellous feeling of space, both inside and out. All the houses are generously equipped. All houses have individual terraces with pergola, barbecue, table and chairs and sun loungers. The games barn has a pool table, table tennis and table football, board games and books - great if you want them to get out of the sun for a while. In the garden there is a boules pitch and badminton set and plenty of space for cricket and football. Large walled garden of 2 acres. Plenty of room for ball sports. Football and cricket set provided. Boules pitch. Swings. Heated 15x8m swimming pool with roman steps into shallow end. All properties have their own patios and garden furniture, plus gas BBQ. Games barn with table tennis, pool table and table football. The pool will be heated from 1st May to 31st October. Heating can be arranged outside these times for an additional charge.

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