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Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

MORTAGNE SUR GIRONDE nr ROYAN. Secluded cottage with garden overlooking sea. Private heated pool.Free WIFI & UK TV. 20 mins to sandy beaches at Royan & St Georges

Moulin Rompu enjoys perhaps the most beautiful location on the Gironde estuary. Surrounded by vines and sunflowers, in an elevated position with spectacular views across the sea and open countryside. The sunsets are amazing! This newly built holiday cottage has character and charm and is totally private with secure parking behind electronic gates. There is free WIFI, excellent mobile reception and UK TV. French windows open on to your own south facing terrace and secluded garden from which you can lie back and enjoy the views. On the kitchen terrace the large geothermally heated saltwater pool is shared only with the English owners who live in the nearby house.

Moulin Rompu is extremely peaceful and quiet being situated off the main road, well away from traffic (other than the odd tractor). It is a short (10 minute) stroll into the pretty village of Mortagne with bakeries, small supermarket, butchers, bank, cafes, pizzeria and other shops offering fresh hot take away food. The lower part of the village is a picturesque little port and here there are more restaurants, bars, market stalls and regular brocantes. Within 20 mins drive are the large golden sandy beaches of St Georges and Royan as well as many pretty small sheltered coves; further up this glorious coast is the wild and beautiful Cote Sauvage.

Within walking distance of the cottage the woods, estuary and marshes are a paradise for birdwatchers, photographers and artists.

In 2 hrs drive visit Bordeaux, the chateaux of the Medoc, St Emilion, Cognac, La Rochelle, Ile de Re, etc etc.

So much to see and do in this beautiful part of France or just stay by the pool and soak up the sun!!!

For guests who enjoy fine cuisine, we recommend Katering - eat at home and let the restaurant come to you. Just ask us for details.

More Details

Howard Yates
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Howard Yates

We have owned property near Mortagne for 20 years, so have a detailed knowledge of the area, which our guests find very useful. We speak French, so we can help if our guests need translation, reservations, etc. Keen travellers ourselves, we understand what our guests need to make their stay as enjoyable as possible. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the accommodation, the area or anything else.

Howard Yates purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Howard Yates chose Mortagne-sur-Gironde

Fabulous view. Stunning coastline. Beautiful countryside. Edge of village location. Eco-friendly house with large heated salt water pool and secluded private garden. Go to the beach, eat out by the marina, sample the wine at a chateau, shop in the local markets, walk along the coast, explore the countryside by bike or just chill out by the pool.

What makes this cottage unique

Extracts from our guest book:

"A wonderful base to explore this beautiful part of France. We have eaten very well, enjoying all your recommendations (the rest we'll have to come back again for!). We particularly liked the attractive towns of Jonzac and Pons and the trip to the Medoc."

"A fantastic two weeks in a wonderful location and a gite which has everything - including excellent hosts who made us so welcome. Also Howard and Liz have fantastic local knowledge, which is so helpful. We would recommend going across to the Medoc, but do stop at Blaye and visit the Citadel - excellent. The Cote Sauvage has great beaches. Great meals at Le Cottage and La Vieille Poste. So much to do in a lovely area."

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have several reviews on TripAdvisor - search for Mortagne-sur-Gironde.

Excellent accommodation for two. Villa is well equipped, owners very helpful especially with recommendations for food and drink. Pool is excellent, really warm. Lots to do locally. John and Fran

The property was exactly as described and more than lived up to expectations. First class accommodation, spotlessly clean and good quality furnishings, towels and linen. Would not hesitate to recommend and will ourselves be returning this year! Peter and Lesley

Its been another wonderful stay with you in Mortagne. The cottage is perfect place to be - so easy to stay in and enjoy. We're totally de-stressed!

Sue & Barry

The gite is superb and in a stunning location. In equal measure, we enjoyed the pool, picturesque towns and villages, and the wonderful food and wine. We seem to have been all over, yet never got out of "fully relaxed" mode! The week seemed like a month! A bientot!
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mortagne-sur-Gironde in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We don't ask for a security deposit but we do expect guests to replace any breakages
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom with shower, wc, basin and heated towel rail.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with double bed. Lightweight bedding for summer but duvet available on request
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There will be a complimentary bottle of local wine when you arrive. We will buy in food for your arrival if you let us know in advance. There are no facilities for children. We do not take pets and we do not permit smoking inside the cottage. Outside: Dining table with parasol and 4 chairs. 2 reclining sunloungers, BBQ, Secure car parking behind electronic gates The 10m x 5m pool is geothermally heated (usually 28 degrees) from May to August and is chlorine free. Wide roman steps allow easy access to the shallow end (0.9m), shelving to the deep end (1.5 m) The electronic cover keeps the pool safe, clean and warm. The pool and its surrounding terrace are on the sheltered side of the cottage set in 1 acre of garden laid mainly to lawn, with trees and flower beds. You will usually have sole, child-free use of the pool. The property is located along a small track, well away from the main road, which is why there is no noise. The walk along this track (as well as many other tracks in the area) will take you down through fields of sunflowers, maize and vines, woodland and wild flowers towards the sea. For birdwatchers there are species such as hoopoes, redstarts, quail, egrets, storks, avocets, curlews and many more. Utility Room: (In cupboard off kitchen) washing machine, iron, ironing board, drying rack, hoover, buckets, brushes etc Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is cleaned by the owners and all clean linen is provided including bathroom and poolside towels. Summer or winter duvets or blankets provided as required.


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South Wales

An excellent gite for peace and quiet .

  • 5 of 5

This gite for two has underfloor heating but just in case the weather turned cold ( we were there at the end of September beginning October) Howard left us an electric panel heater. An extremely clean well furnished cottage with all the amenities you would expect from a British owned property.Whilst attached to the owners house, it has complete privacy and security with access controlled by electric gates. Guests have access to a large swimming pool and lovely grounds in which to walk. All this is complimented by extensive views across the Gironde Estuary and numerous walks.The gite is also equipped with British TV(BBC;ITV and numerous other channels - a rarity now even with British owned properties in France.

Altogether an excellent and very relaxing holiday and highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words Rob. It's good to know you enjoyed your stay with us. I am only sorry we were not able to be there with you. I hope we'll have the chance to meet you at some time in the future. Thanks for being great guests and leaving the cottage so clean and tidy.
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A clean,well equipped cottage in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at Moulin Rompu. The cottage was spotlessly clean with everything you could ask for. The linen and towels were very good quality and the bed very comfortable. The bottle of wine in the fridge was a real treat. Thanks! The location is perfect and, whilst the cottage is close to the village, it felt like we were in the heart of the country with breathtaking views of the estuary and stunning sunsets to enjoy with a glass of wine. The swimming pool is a real bonus and is in a sunny and sheltered spot.

Howard and Liz were warm, friendly and welcoming and really accommodating and helpful. We will definitely be returning for another dose of peace and tranquility

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review. We can't wait to see you again next year!
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Beautiful location, well equipped and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was fabulous with everything you could want. Well equipped and clean with good quality linen and towels. exquisite views from the private garden. The pool is a real plus also. Although close to the village it felt as if we were deep in the country as it was so peaceful. Howard and Liz were warm and friendly and all you could ask for in hosts. We will definitely visit again

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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excellent gite in all respects

  • 5 of 5

Gite is very comfortable and has all the facilities one needs. Location is excellent with very good transport links for wine, sightseeing and relaxing on beaches. Easily the best gite we have stayed in for the last 10+years.

Liz and Howard are ideal hosts, available when needed but also discreet. They were very helpful in our quest to find a house. View over estuary is superb with the setting sun. We were blessed with good weather late in the season which helps and the good sized pool was most welcome. "Local" restaurants offer very good value. In all, hard to fault and would not hesitate to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, Jim, for your kind words. We like our guests to be comfortable and to feel that their money has been well-spent. We'd love to see you again in the future.
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Otley, West Yorkshire

We will return...!!

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable, beautifully presented and well equipped gite. It's set in a quiet location with lovely gardens and an amazing view. The pool is immaculately maintained, and warm! Plenty of local walks with good views and wildlife, especially birds on the marshes. Interesting harbour area you can walk to with choice of restaurants. Many cultural places to visit like Saintes and the citadel at Blaye, and lots of beaches further north if that's your thing. We had two gorgeous weeks weather-wise which made everything even better! There's still lots to do and see and maybe re-do, so we aim to return. Thanks Liz and Howard for being such perfect hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Pam and Trevor, for your great review. We look forward to seeing you again in 2015.
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Great Holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic two weeks at the cottage. The cottage itself was excellent with all you could need and was very comfortable. The pool and gardens were great with fantastic views. The location was good for walks and for the amenities in the local town plus a great base for exploring further afield. Howard & Liz were very helpful with great tips and advice.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Bordeaux or La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Angouleme or Saintes
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: recommended


There are many safe, sandy beaches and popular resorts in the area. Within 20 minutes drive-Meschers, Suzac and St Georges de Didonne, and the large resort of Royan. All have good beaches with safe swimming and a wealth of activities in summer.There are music festivals, arts, sports, sailing, windsurfing, marinas, cycle tracks, food (especially seafood), shopping etc.

Mortagne port, just 10 mins walk, is full of interest, as are the other little estuary ports for you to discover further south.


The property is located 20 mins from junction 36 on the A10 motorway.


Many cheap flights from airports around UK to the area. Within 90mins drive are airports at Bordeaux and La Rochelle; 2 hours to Poitiers and Bergerac. All airports offer car hire and quick access to A10 motorway. We can arrange airport pickup if required.


TGV to Angouleme (via Paris); SNCF to Saintes

By Car & Ferry

Portsmouth-St Malo = 5hrs drive;

Portsmouth-Caen = 6hrs drive;

Dover-Calais = 8hrs drive


800 metres to Mortagne shops

1200 metres to restaurants in the marina/port

Royan = 30 kms

Saintes = 35 kms

Blaye (with ferry to Medoc) = 50 kms

Ile d'Oleron = 75 kms

Cognac=50 kms

Bordeaux = 95 kms

Angouleme = 90 kms

La Rochelle = 90 kms

Further Details:

There is a wealth of interest in this part of France.

12th century Crusader churches are to be found in many villages and towns. Close by is the much-loved, picturesque village of Talmont on a headland overlooking the estuary.

Near Talmont is the Moulin du Fa, a recently excavated Roman town and port, with an excellent visitor centre.

You can explore the magnificent Roman amphitheatre and other remains in Saintes, or the Medieval tower in Pons. At Blaye you can explore the huge Napoleonic citadel or take the little car ferry across the Gironde to visit the famous chateaux of the Medoc such as Lafite, Margaux and Rothschild.

Other easy day trips could include Bordeaux, St Emilion, La Rochelle or Cognac. Wine tasting (degustation) in this great wine region is to be found everywhere and many chateaux are open to visitors.

Birdwatchers will also be delighted with the many species to be found in the area, especially on the estuary, where you will see avocets, curlews, plovers, storks, egrets and many others.

Locally the shops and services in Mortagne are suitable for all your needs and you could, if you wanted, abandon your car and go everywhere on foot.

However most of our guests also use the supermarkets in nearby Gemozac (Super U and LIDL) or Cozes (Carrefour).

Cheap petrol is also sold at these places.

Mortagne has a small bank (Credit Agricole) and cash machine plus a Post Office.

There are some superb traditional food markets around the area eg.Gemozac on Fridays and Cozes on Wednesdays.

Local specialities include seafood (especially oysters), fish, cheeses (especially goat's cheese), pates, brioches and honey plus the products of the local vineyards such as Pineau, Cognac and many local wines. Take time to explore the local vineyards and buy from the chateau.

Excellent sailing and windsurfing facilities nearby at Royan and St Georges de Didonne.

A tennis court in Mortagne is free of charge.

Horse riding is available in the village.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% is payable to confirm a reservation. The balance is payable 8 weeks before the start of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday.
We ask guests to vacate the cottage by 10am and to arrive after 4pm. Let us know when you expect to arrive.
In low season we can be flexible about changeover day to enable you to take advantage of cheaper midweek flights.

Notes on prices:
Our prices include bed linen and towels (changed weekly) and taxe de sejour.
We don't charge a security deposit, but we do expect breakages to be paid for.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.