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Cottages with Heated Pool - La Pie Qui Chante (Sleeps 4, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms)



Updated: 02-Oct-2016
Cottages nr Royan nr Mortagne sur Gironde, Charente Maritime,South West France close to Beaches with Heated Pool Excellent Location

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.

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Details for holiday cottage La Pie Qui Chante (Sleeps 4, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

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.

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Nice peaceful location. Ideal for a family with children

  • 4 of 5

We had nice pleasant stay. Whilst it was quiet and pleasant, if the other occupants were to be families with children, then it may not suit people preferring peace and quite.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Nearby Royan and St Georges de Didonne are 20 mins by car and offer a variety of sports: sailing, wind surfing and cycling. Tennis can be played locally. Birdwatching is good on the estuary. They have built wooden platforms to encourage the storks to nest.


The golden sandy beaches of Meschersand St George de Didonne are just 15 mins away.

For the children there are a variety of safe sandy beaches. The beaches along the coast from Royan to La Palmyre are for those who love surfing.


Les Rimaudieres is in the department of Charente Maritime on the South West coast of France. This area enjoys the second highest hours of sunshine in France. The hamlet is just 15 mins from the A10 Paris- Bordeaux autoroute which makes it easy for travelling from the North of France or travelling from Bordeaux. The airports of La Rochelle and Bordeaux are literally 2 mins from the motorway ensuring an unstressful fly drive to this holiday location.


Les Rimaudieres is situated in a pretty and tranquil hamlet, set amidst vineyards and field of sunflowers. Our prestige cottages are within 2km from the town of Mortagne where there are 2 bread shops, butchers and a Coop supermarket. The marina at the port has 5 restaurants.

Further Details:

There are lots of good restaurants to choose from many specialising in seafood. Eating out is one of the great pleasures of this area. Local markets where you can buy the local fresh products are a must to visit. Visit the market in the morning and put on the BBQ in the evening.

At Mortagne sur Gironde port you can eat overlooking the marina, watching the world go by sipping your favourite drink. Whatever your holiday preference this beautiful area of France has something for everyone.

The Roman town of Saintes is 20 mins away. The medieval town of Pons 15 mins, and the picturesque village of Talmont with its 950 years old romanesque church overlooking the Gironde, is only 10 mins away.

Just across the estuary you can visit the world famous vineyards of Chateau Margot, Chateau lafitte and many others. Cognac, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, St Emillion are all within 1 hours drive.

If you are looking for a mixture of sightseeing, activity and beach relaxation, then the Charente Maritime could be your choice.


Rental rates

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3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
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1 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
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24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
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15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
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:
Changeover day Saturday.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

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 .

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


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

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 60 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Hand Basin
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Hand Basin,


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


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


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Pets not allowed, children welcome, non smoking only. The gites are cleaned by the owners and bedlinen and towels are provided ensuring that on arrival you can relax after the journey in these ideal surroundings. The pool is kept immaculately clean by the owner. Wine & Beer welcome pack provided. Each cottage has its own private patio with gas BBQ and garden furniture overlooking the established garden and pool area. We have a well defined safe area for activities such as: boules, football, table tennis and badmington. Outside: The pool is 12x6m with Roman steps leading to the shallow end, this is level for 3m and is 0.9m deep. This makes it ideal for children of all ages, safe and ideal for learning to swim. The deep end is 1.5m. Due to revised safety standards we have an electric pool cover, which is kept closed when there is no one in the pool and when children are playing. The pool is overlooked by each patio so the children are always in view. The well established gardens have many flowers. In the patio area the rose bushes are a delight to view. There are rosemary bushes, basil, mint and bay leaves growing which can be picked along with any vegetables growing and fruit from the fruit trees. There are apricot, apple and walnut trees and later in the season you can have ripe figs. For the children there is table tennis, boules, swing, slide, and a large field with Badmington nets, Football nets and cricket sets.

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