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Large 16th Century Farmhouse with large Heated Swimming Pool and Glorious views



Updated: 27-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 13
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Large Farmhouse in Mortagne-sur-Gironde, Royan, Charente Maritime with six bedrooms.Only 5 minutes from the nearest port with restaurants and only 20 minutes from nearest beach

Large and spacious 16th century farmhouse with large heated swimming pool (12m x 6m) with Roman end and security gates.Shallow and deep end with ledge 1m under the water around the deep end.

It has six bedrooms (3 double and 2 twin and a bunkbed room) It has 2 large sitting rooms and 2 inside eating ares and a covered outside eating area.It has a large kitchen.It has a large games room/3rd sitting room

3 bathrooms and 3 toilets ( ensuite bathroom new in 2015 )

There are 3 fridges a microwave ovens , washing machine and 2 dryers

The kitchen is large and well equipped.

Large garden - pool area garden,main garden which is great for games,front gardens orchard and grass field ( over 2 acres in total )

More Details

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About the Owner

Gary White
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Gary White

About the owner

I live in England with my wife and 2 children . My wife and I both work, but spend most of our holidays in France, where we have made many friends and have really fallen in love with the area and the country.

Year purchased: 1999

Gary White purchased this farmhouse in 1999

Why Gary White chose Charente-Maritime

Great multiple family venue

What makes this farmhouse unique

Beautiful views of the Gironde Estuary and surrounding countryside

2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Amazing house - perfect for a big group or family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 weeks during June and had a fantastic time! The house is huge and in a lovely secluded area so you'll be sure of lots of peace and quiet. The local shops are only a 5-10 min walk away.

The house has absolutely everything you need for your stay, the kitchen is fully stocked with pans and cooking utensils, there are enough plates and cutlery for the biggest family, and a large utility room with washing machine and tumble drier meant we could get all of our washing done before we came home! There is a large games rooms with pool table and ping pong which kept the older kids happy (husbands!) and a gorgeous swimming pool with a lovely grassy area and shady tree to enjoy when the weather is hot! The pool can only be accessed via the security gate so VERY safe for anyone with very young children. We traveled with 2 year old twins and they had an amazing time as the garden is as big as a park with lovely views onto rolling fields and a local dairy farm. There is a small orchard which is nice to visit in the morning and help yourself to fresh cherries from the trees. The local SuperU supermarket is only a 10 min drive away so you can stock up on all of your necessities and also fill up on petrol. The local town of St Dizant is nice and we'd recommend a visit to Port Maubert and the Port of Mortagne-sur-Gironde for a nice chilled lunch or dinner. The local pizzeria which is a 5 min drive away may look like a shack on the side of the road but it's run by the friendliest family and the pizza's are AMAZING! Bordeaux is less than an hour away and there are a number of local beaches to choose from. The house has a huge black folder full of ideas so you wont be bored for a moment unless of course you want to relax in the peace and quiet of the lovely surrounding area. We'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to stay. (Wow! is what the occupants of the car said in unison as we realised that we had arrived at our holiday destination.)

The owners are very helpful and friendly. They provided us with information to keep the 6 teenagers we took with us happy and stayed in contact with us from the time we first inquired about the property until we got home. I think the listing actually underplays the facilities and stunning views this property provides.

We went with another family, but the house was huge and we had plenty of rooms, beds, bathrooms and living spaces to keep everyone content. The views are beautiful, we ate outside and watched the wildlife, views of the Gironde and the sun setting over the sunflower fields as heady scents of lavender wafted over from the pool. We found the house beautifully clean, the kitchen has everything you need, there is an efficient barbecue, the furniture and decor are to hotel standard, the games room was a huge hit with our children and the pool is fantastic.

Brie is a tiny village but we loved the village shop, the bakery and the friendly baker there. Gemozac is nearby and handy for food shopping. Our favourite trips were to Pons (small medieaval town views from the tower are worth the climb) and Cognac (the brandy distilleries are well worth visiting) and the kids went kayaking and thoroughly enjoyed that too. The beaches are beautiful but most days we had to drag everyone away from 'our private pool'.

We would all recommend this gorgeous place particularly for large families or families holidaying together. Definitely 5 stars!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Great multiple family venue

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux at 62 Miles Nearest Barpub : Brie sous Mortagne at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 284 Miles Nearest Golf : Royan at 22 Miles Nearest Train : Pons at 14 Miles Nearest Motorway : A10 at 12 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Brie sous Mortagne at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Meschers at 16 Miles Car: necessary


5 minutes drive from the lovely little port of Motagne Sur Gironde

20 minutes drive to the nearest beach at Mechers

30 minutes drive to St George de Didone and Royan beaches


La Rochelle and Bordeaux 75 minutes drive

Poitiers 105 minutes drive

Bergerac 120 minutes drive

Car essential

4.5-5 hours from St Malo (approx)

6- 6.5 hours from Cherbourg,Le Harvre,Caen (approx)

7.5 -8 hours from Calais (approx)


Brie Sous Mortagne 1km

Motagne sur Gironde 8KM

Further Details:

1 restaurant/handy stores/bar in village

1 baker

1 co-op in St Fort and Mortagne

3 super markets within 15 minutes drive

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid-Late June
14 Jun 2017 - 27 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
End June
28 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early July
5 Jul 2017 - 11 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid July
12 Jul 2017 - 18 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid July
19 Jul 2017 - 25 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Jul 2017 - 1 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak plus
2 Aug 2017 - 8 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Aug 2017 - 22 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late August
23 Aug 2017 - 12 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid September onwards
13 Sep 2017 - 10 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £100
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Booking Notes:
50% total monies due with booking
Balance 16 weeks before
Damage deposit £400
Booking form sent by email

Changeover Day:
In the main season Wednesdays
By negotiation other times

Notes on prices:
Wednesday changeover in main season to take advantage of cheaper ferries and flights and avoid heavy weekend traffic on the roads
Can be flexible on some dates outside the main season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 27-Jun-2017


From the Owner

Beautiful views of the Gironde Estuary and surrounding countryside

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower, Bidet, WC next door
  • Bathroom 3 - Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, WC next door
  • Ensuite downstairs with bath/shower,loo,basin and bidet Family bathroom with bath/shower ,bidet and basin (separate loo next door) Bathroom with separate shower and bath and basin (loo next door)


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk bed room
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Large room with new en suite
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Large room and a third bed is available
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, With small separate basin room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 13 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One very large ensuite double with large twin adjoins down stairs Two further doubles a twin and a bunk bed room I twin room 1 bunk bed room 1 mobile bed


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Smoking allowed ...


  • Notes on accommodation: The house is situated at the end of a small lane with only 3 neighbours and is secluded with stunning views. It is away from the crowds but only 20 minutes from the nearest beach and 30 minutes from bustling Royan Outside: Walled garden around pool and patio. Sunbeds and chairs. Outdoor eating area for 13+ with tables and chairs Utility Room: Washing machine,2 dryers,iron and ironing board and large old butler sink Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 1 set of Linen and bathroom towels are supplied Pool /beach towels are not supplied Other: Games room/3rd sitting room with table tennis,table football,dart board and snooker/pool table