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



Updated: 23-Oct-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 Jasmine (Sleeps 10, 5 Bedrooms), 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 3 Bathrooms

Jasmine was originally a barn. Great for 2 families holidaying together as it has 2 double bedrooms with en-suites downstairs and 3 twin rooms plus bathroom upstairs. Heating and double glazing make Jasmine well suited to winter lets.

Ground Floor: Shaker style kitchen with washing machine, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, range cooker, coffee machine and microwave and eating area. Large dual aspect living room and dining area which opens onto the individual patio area via French doors. Plasma large screen satellite TV, CD, DVD player and selection of DVDs, wifi, games, books and magazines. French doors to side giving marvellous views of the setting sun to the west. Two double bedrooms with king-sized beds each with en suite bathrooms. First Floor: Three twin bedrooms. Small bathroom with bath and WC. Individual patio with gas barbecue, wooden table, chairs and loungers. Wi-Fi. Toddler friendly.

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

Top Traveller Review

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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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Absolutely great. Fantastic property, clean tidy, well equipped and in great location.

Vinyards all around and not far from the coast.

We have already booked again for next year.

There are three other Gites on site and they were all people who had stayed previously.

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May 2015
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Cracking house

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week at Font Remy and had an great, relaxing time. We stayed in Jasmine which was very well apportioned and felt like home. The pool was great, more than big enough for all four houses and the gardens and grounds were well kept and spacious. We especially liked how much was provided in the games barn to keep children (and adults!) entertained. Mortgagne is a nice little town with all the amenities you would wish for and some good restaurants in the marina. All in all, a great holiday and would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. Delighted you had a good time - and hopefully welcome you back again one day. Kind regards, Cathy
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A lovely stay in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The property was even more beautiful than expected. Jasmine is much bigger inside than it looks, the beds are comfy, everywhere is clean and welcoming and facilities are excellent. The games room and pool that serve all the cottages are fantastic. A really lovely property in a gorgeous setting. Fully recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. Yes - Jasmine is like a tardis, isn't it? Glad you had a good time - and hope to welcome you back to either Font Remy or Chateau de la Place one day. Kind regards, Cathy
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Awesome. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Ideal setting with everything anyone could want from a holiday destination. So much more than cottages. Utterly tasteful decor and top facilities. Pool, games room, local historic port, bars and restaurants, beaches, cycling and bird watching. Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - that's so very kind. Glad you liked font Remy and had a great holiday. Hope to welcome you back again one day. Kind regards Cathy
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Ideal large-family-holiday location

  • 5 of 5

After an easy drive from St Malo, following the excellent directions supplied by Cathy, the property was everything we expected. We had taken all the houses so were able to spread the families and older members among them to ensure a comfortable stay for everyone. The houses were clean, bright, supplied with essentials like washing-up liquid and loo rolls and all with a welcoming message from the property manager, Nikki. She proved a godsend when one of our party locked himself out of Honeysuckle. She arrived promptly and pleasantly in answer to a call for help. There were excellent handbooks in each property, giving ample information about everything locally. The beds were extremely comfortable and all the furnishings were of a high standard. The younger children enjoyed the games barn and so did the older members - fierce table-tennis competitions took place throughout the week. The boulle court was well used for pre-dinner matches. The pool was large, clean, well-fenced and a joy to swim in.

There is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area and walking and cycling are both a pleasure on the quiet roads. I would recommend this property unreservedly - all or any part of it, to my friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Très jolie maison au milieu des vignes!

  • 5 of 5

Maison très agréable à vivre dans un cadre exceptionnel. Accueil très chaleureux des propriétaires. L'intérieur est très bien agencé; la cuisine est bien équipée. La maison est isolée au milieu des vignes à quelques minutes des plages. Le grand jardin, la piscine et la magnifique terrasse rendent ce lieu idéal pour se détendre!

Une précieuse adresse à conserver!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour vos mots tres gentils. Nous sommes contents que vous avez passe un bon moment a Font Remy. A la prochaine fois, nous esperons! Amicalement, Cathy et Huw
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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 Sep 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
early spring
25 Feb 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
early summer
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 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.

Jasmine is a great place to stay for out-of-season lets and we are happy to come to an arrangement on price for lets to 2 or 4 people over the autumn/winter months.

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Updated: 23-Oct-2016
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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


  • Fireplace
  • 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 Area


  • 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 with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower)


  • 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 with boules set. 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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