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Modern Villa On Gated Residence With Pool Close To Sandy Beaches Near Royan



Updated: 04-Oct-2016
House in Meschers sur Gironde, Nr. Royan, Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes - Peaceful Location, 8 Mins Stroll To The Beach

1 double bedroom, and 1 bedroom with full size bunks. Our house is ideal for a quiet family holiday, being well equipped to make your stay enjoyable, with patios front and back. The privately owned, and gated residence consists of purpose built holiday homes, ours being one of the larger designs.The residence has its own secure swimming pool, and children's paddling pool, tennis court, boules pitches, table tennis,free wi fi, and is an 8 minute walk from the nearest beach, Plage Vergnes, 1 of 5 locally.There are 6 restaurants within walking distance, ranging from gourmet to a pizzeria. A short car ride away are the huge beaches of the Grand Cote and Cote Savage. Enjoy also the local specialities in the seafood restaurants at Meschers Port, the local wines and 'Pineau'. In July/August there are numerous free events for holidaymakers, such as firework displays, craft markets, musical performances and nocturnal markets. Royan, a lively seaside resort and town, is 6km away. The house is ideally situated to explore the beautiful countryside and coastal area of the Cote de Beaute.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Clean,comfortable and has all you need.We have had a great week.The boys have enjoyed playing tennis,table tennis, and the pool is lush.We visited La Palmyre zoo,(fantastic), Talmont (my favourite).La Grand Cote,Royan Market, and due to the great weather, we spent time on the lovely local beach. Thank you. What a great time we had in your lovely holiday home.
Aug 2015
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely Little Apartment

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay near Meschers and the beaches 'sur Gironde'. The apartment was not huge, but plenty of space for 2 adults and 2 kids for a week. Well maintained, very clean and well stocked with kitchen basics and utensils, games and sports equipment. Bottle of wine & water a nice touch on arrival. The shared pool, tennis court, boules pitches and table tennis table were also very clean and well looked after. Not far to walk to the beach down a quiet lane. Our favourites were Meschers (pleasant little town), a bike ride to Talmont and roadside oysters on the way to La Tremblade. A good base from which to explore the area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location, lovely accommodation.

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely property, a home away from home, has everything you could need. We used the pool nearly every day, eating lunch alfresco on the patio, and a great variety of local restaurants. Christine and Keith provide a great guide for local amenities, which lead us to the Sunday morning market at Royan which was particularly good, fantastic fruit. I would recommend a stay at this villa whether you are looking to chill & relax or gerting out and about there is such a lot to see.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive review - pleased you had a good time. We always enjoy talking to prospective holidaymakers about the many attractions of the area. There are lots of local markets held throughout the summer, Royan on a Sunday morning is superb, being the biggest. Christine
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restful beach break

  • 5 of 5

A very well equipped home as described by the owners who are extremely friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the proximity to the beach which is safe and clean. On site we made full use of tennis and boules- necessary equipment provided. Meals were eaten front or back of the house according to the position of the sun. La Palmyre Zoo very busy but a great day out- go early, also the Cote Sauvage only about 30 min drive for bigger waves. Meschers a very pleasant town with a good market and plenty of bakers.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased you enjoyed your stay in our house. We always try to be as informative as possible before you book, to ensure that you enjoy the many attractions of the area. Christine
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Family holiday find

  • 5 of 5

Well located within walking distance of several beaches, and restaurants.We enjoyed visiting the local towns along the beautiful coast line especially Talmont and St Georges. The house itself was spotlessly clean and very well equipped ,situated on a peaceful residence with a clean pool and modern tennis court. We also used the boules courts. The owners provided plenty of information about the local area and recommendations of places to eat and visit and were friendly and helpful, we felt they really wanted us to have a good holiday and were happy for us to use their beach mats, beach chairs, parasol etc. We travelled with our 12 and 15 year old children.

Very young children or old people may find the steep open staircase difficulty.

The local area is very French with local markets daily .

We would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have replaced the old staircase with one that is less steep, and closed in.
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Calme et bien situé

  • 4 of 5

Appartement très propre et bien équipé pour le quotidien.

(attention pas de télé)

Un peu chaud dans les chambres à l'étages après de longues journées ensoleillées.

Propriétaires disponibles pour répondre à toutes les questions (en anglais)

Tennis et piscine dans la copropriété bien entretenus et accessibles.

Wifi de la résidence vers la piscine mais pas dans l'appartement.

Belle plage à proximité (10 min à pied).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


Our local beach, Plage Vergnes, (with its beachside bar and pizza restaurant), is an 8 min stroll along a quiet lane. Meschers has 5 sandy beaches to choose from, all within a 10 mins drive. All are cleaned daily and child friendly. A short drive away are the huge pine backed beaches of the Grande Cote and Cote Savage. The area is ideal for cyclists, with routes through pine forests and coastal areas.A variety of activities are available, e.g. canoeing, boating, golf, horse riding and surfing.


Nearest airports - La Rochelle (approx 1 hour north), Bordeaux (approx 1.30 hour south). Use of a car is recommended to explore the area. Location map of the house will be sent on completion of booking.


Meschers is approx 1km away, with its supermarket, bank, pharmacy, bakers and small shops, daily morning market, port area with restaurants, boat trips, cave dwellings, 10 pin bowling.Free wi-fi at Tourist Office. St. Georges de Didonne, with its lovely long beach,tree adventure park, attractive village square and daily morning market (in peak season) is 3kms. The resort of Royan (6kms) with its beach and marina, has a large selection of shops, restaurants, and a superb daily produce market.

Further Details:

There are many interesting places for day trips. The ancient walled sea port of La Rochelle (approx 1 hour) is well worth a visit, as is the neighbouring Ile de Re (approx 1 hour), which is reached by toll bridge. Closer to Royan, the Ile D'Oleron has an interesting fort, and long sandy beaches. Bordeaux (1.30 hours) with its modern tram system, is a lovely city, with its historic centre and links to the wine trade. The Roman city of Saintes, 45 mins away, has a huge street market on 1st Monday of the month, Roman remains, ampitheatre and boat hire on the Charente river. At Cognac (1 hour), you can visit world famous distilleries, e.g. Hennesy, Martell, etc. From Royan, the ferry crosses to the Medoc, famous for its vineyards - a wine lovers paradise!

La Palmyre Zoo (25 mins drive), the largest in France, is a good day out for adults and children alike,and is very popular.

In July and August there are numerous free local events, e.g. firework displays,concerts, and dances. There are night markets selling local crafts.

Regular boat trips along the coast give a different perspective to the unique fisherman's carolets, rugged cliffs, and fine beaches. The pretty village of Talmont (a 10 min drive) is well worth visiting, with its romanesque church on the headland, and cobbled streets full of hollyhocks.

The Charente region is famous for melons, sunflowers, corn on the cob, restaurants renown for 'Fruit de Mer', and the aperitif Pineau des Charentes (cognac mixed with red or white wine). Free 'tasting' stops are found in every village.

There is a large variety of fine restaurants in Royan and the surrounding area, and a 'must' to visit is La Foret, a 10 minute stroll from the house. You can forget about your car and enjoy the experience!

An information pack in the house gives details of things to do, places to see, and restaurants to visit.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 01
6 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 02
28 May 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 03
18 Jun 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 04
27 Aug 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
£200 deposit is required, and the remainder 8 weeks before booking date,or full payment if less than 8 weeks. £150 security bond is required, and will be returned in full at the end of your stay if all is well. NO PETS ALLOWED. THIS IS A STRICTLY NON SMOKING PROPERTY, INSIDE AND OUTSIDE- NO VAPING/ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES. There is no cleaning charge, but you are expected to leave the property in a clean and tidy condition. Cleaning products are provided. A security bond of £150 is required, and if the property is not left clean, there will be a minimum charge of £50 taken from your bond. The bond will be returned to you in full if all is well after your stay. No linen or a towels are provided. Please do not flush nappies or tampons down toilet. Use only bottled water in kettle. Please leave toilet roll and water for next guests, and please sign our visitors book.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday.
Arrival after 4pm, departure 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.

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Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room, with hand basin. Separate toilet. Hairdryer provided.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 double bed & 1 with full size bunks Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs: 1 bedroom with double bed, and one with full size bunks. Duvets and pillows provided. Bedlinen is not provided.


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


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation:STRICTLY NO SMOKING, NO VAPING,NO ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES. NO PETS ALLOWED. Hot water available 24/7. Heating by wall mounted convector heaters. Room fans are provided. The accommodation is on 2 levels and essentially for a family of 4. Mezzanine is now enclosed, apart from stair access. The residence is perfect for a family holiday. Outside: The residence has secure pools, adult's and children's, open mid June - mid September,shared by the residents, but is never overcrowded.There is also a tennis court, boules pitches, and table tennis.Boules and tennis rackets provided. The house has a covered front terrace and garden, with table and chairs.There is a rear terrace with sun awning, loungers, table and chairs, and BBQ, which is private and quiet and overlooking a wooded area. The situation of the house allows the choice of sunshine or shade at all times of the day. Beach mats, seats and sun umbrella are provided. The property has its own parking space,no 226,but you can park outside. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house will be in a clean and tidy condition on your arrival, you agree to leave it in the same condition on your departure. Cleaning products are provided.Bedlinen and towels not provided.

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