|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Large diner/kitchen with French doors leading to private patio. Kitchen has fitted units, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, oven, hob and washing machine.
The lounge area has two x 2 seater settees with TV,WIFI. The floors are terracotta tiles.
Large ground floor shower room and one bathroom with bath.
Bathroom with shower, WC and sink.
Bedroom 1 with double bed.
Bedroom 2 with two x single beds.
The properties, with heated 12m x 6m swimming pool, are situated in a pretty and tranquil hamlet, set amidst vineyards and fields of sunflowers. Our prestige cottages are just 15 mins away from the golden sandy beaches of Meschers and St George de Didonne, with many seaside activities. We are 2km from Mortagne sur Gironde which has a supermarket, pharmacy, 2 Boulangeries, and a boucherie. It's beautiful port has several restaurants overlooking the colourful marina. Originally an old French farmhouse, our cottages have been carefully and tastefully converted to an excellent standard. All our cottages have been comfortably furnished and equipped to ensure that our visitors have a memorable stay. Les Rimaudieres is the perfect place to enjoy alfresco dining, whilst viewing wonderful sunsets and beautiful starry evenings. Each cottage has its own private patio with gas BBQ and garden furniture overlooking the established gardens and pool area, with sun loungers. Every year we grow tomatoes, strawberries, peppers, chillies, herbs,and a variety of salads so the guests can help themselves to these organic products. We have a well defined safe area for activities such as: boules, football, table tennis and badminton. We have a number of bikes which can be used to cycle the lanes and perhaps go to the local bakery for fresh bread and croissants.
There are many vineyards within the immediate vicinity which offer regular tastings of wine, cognac and the local speciality product pineau charente. This is a blend of grape juice and cognac which is served chilled as an aperitif. Cognac is an hour away, where the famous Cognac houses can be visited. Royan which is 15 km away is the largest seaside town with many shops, restaurants, and activities for all the family to enjoy.
There are many interesting and diverse towns and villages within the region for you to explore.
This area is famous for its oysters which are said to be the finest in the world.
The region has an extensive coastline, France's finest shellfish beds which produces the best seafood and locally caught fish. A speciality fish of the estuary is the prized Maigre.
We have always loved France and in May 1995 went for a long weekend. Due to the continuous rain we decided to venture to the coast, where we found sunshine at Royan and thought we would view some properties in the nearby area. We then found Les Rimaudieres in a pretty hamlet amongst sunflowers and vines, but only 10mins to the beaches. We purchased the Farmhouse and Barn in 1995. It was a complete ruin and Bryan and his work team were all fired up to renovate them into 3 spacious cottages. We opened for business in May 2001 and we are still enjoying managing the rentals during the summer. Bryan is now very experienced at pool maintenance, and I and my french cleaner Annie make sure everything is clean in the cottages.
Moira Reed purchased this cottage in 1995
We bought the property in this area because we had read that the Charente Maritime had the best sun record equal to the South of France. Also it was near some of the famous vineyards on the Medoc and St Emilion. We bought because in a lovely tranquil spot but not miles from anywhere. The scenery is so diverse, we have the marshes for the birds, beach scenery, and yet we are in the country. If you want you can visit Royan, Saintes or Bordeaux for the shops, churches and Roman remains.
We enjoy every Summer and we are never tired of the area with its complete calmness. We love walking, biking and our son enjoys the surfing, canoeing.
In the last 2 years we have grown vegetables, strawberries and herbs so that the guests can enjoy.
The Marina at Mortagne has 4 good restaurants where we particularly enjoy the fresh oysters, moules and fish caught in the estuary
The local markets are a real pleasure, with their fresh local produce grown or made in the area.
Eg. Goats cheese, Foie Gras.
We have bikes at the property which the guests are welcome to use. They may want to get the bread and croissants for breakfast or to explore the country lanes .
Security deposit of £100.00 per week.
Arrivals after 4.00pm Departures no later than 10.00am.
You can also pay by PayPal with your credit card.
Changeover day Saturday.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.