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Fisherman's Cottage with WiFi and views to the harbour.



Updated: 02-Dec-2016
HOUSE IN MORTAGNE-SUR-GIRONDE, CLOSE TO THE HARBOUR, RESTAURANTS, SHOPS & NEAR GREAT BEACHES - Less than a minute's walk to the harbour with its waterside restaurants/cafés and shops.

Our Fisherman's cottage is in the pretty port of La Rive, Mortagne-sur-Gironde. Mortagne is a lovely fishing village in the Charente-Maritime - only 20 minutes drive from the great beaches at Meschers and Royan. The village has all you need for your holiday - in the upper town there is a pizzeria, a bar, and all the essential shops including bank and post office. The cottage is just 100 metres from the port, where there are restaurants, cafes and a few shops - a boulangerie, a cabin selling freshly made hot dishes when you don't feel like cooking, and a little stall with fresh fruit, wine and other essentials ! The area is a haven for birdlife - there are wonderful walks out towards the Gironde estuary, where you can spot storks, herons, egrets and other waterbirds. The marais is perfect for cycling and there is horseriding available too. The house itself is an old fisherman's cottage, and was once an "epicerie" (a village grocers shop) and has a large open plan living area, with a well equipped kitchen, and 3 bedrooms. There is a brand new timber decked terrace overlooking the port, with table, chairs and barbecue. The perfect holiday house from which to visit the tourist attractions in the area - to spend long days on the nearby beaches - or to simply soak up the sun and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this wonderful area of France.

Please check our web site http://gites-en-charente-maritime.com for current pricing

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Blue and Jo Walshe (Gites en Charente Maritime) and after spending lots of time in France, and especially in the Charente-Maritime area over many years we have finally done it and moved here ! We now live just a few kilometres away from our gite in Mortagne, which we bought in 2013. We have always loved France for its food, its wine, and especially for its way of life - we have found a little bit of paradise here - and hope you will too.

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Speaks English, French

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect holiday haven

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we stepped into the beautifully presented Fisherman's Cottage we felt its peace and comfort envelop us. Everything in the gite has been carefully considered, so that whatever you need is there for you, cleverly placed exactly where you want or need it to be.

Fancy flopping in a big comfy chair with a glass of Pineau and a book or film? Blissfully easy.

Fancy sitting with a coffee while enjoying the view down the village, breathing in harbour air through shutters thrown wide? The inviting niche next to the upstairs window is ready for you.

Fancy dozing away the late evening next to a glowing woodburner after a satisfying meal in a local restaurant? Deliciously possible.

On this occasion we visited as a couple and the gite provided all that we wanted; the perfect holiday haven in which to unwind, and from which to explore the fascinating local area. The cottage would, however, equally well meet the requirements of a family; lovely clean, spacious rooms, two loos, bunk beds for tired, happy children, provision for the baby with high-chair and safety gate, an exceptionally well equipped kitchen with a perfect space for easy meals, a safe and secure terrace outside accessed by irresistibly inviting wooden steps.

The Gironde region offers so much; we pottered south from Mortagne along tiny country lanes, dipping down to the river, wandering out through reed beds to the mud flats. We explored beautiful Talmont, and lazed in a riverside restaurant at Meschers, watching the peaceful harbour and pretty sailing yachts. We drove north to Rochefort and La Rochelle with their bigger boats, tempting shops and grander aspects. We wound our way back again through the waterways around La Seudre finding delectable fresh oysters for supper. In early March, Mortagne itself was just shaking off the winter and preparing for warmer days, but even so it was already all too easy to relax there watching the world and the river come and go with a coffee or a chilled glass.

The owners are delightful - friendly, knowledgeable and helpful; accessible but not intrusive. Their customer service and care is exemplary.

The gite contains an excellent level of up-to-date local information, helpful tourist leaflets, maps and interesting guide books.

We had a wonderfully restful and interesting week, finding that perfect holiday sense of having been lifted out of ourselves for a while. We have no hesitation in whole-heartedly recommending your stay at Fisherman's Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful relaxing holiday in Mortagne. This is the first year the cottage has been available to rent and every care has been taken by the owners to provide a clean, well equipped, homely feel for your holiday. We loved it so much we extended our holiday and have already booked again for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We fell in love with Mortagne when we first had a holiday here a few years ago, and we've come back many times since then - we love the marina with its restaurants and cafes - there is always something to watch, and yet it's peaceful and relaxing. There are beautiful walks from the port itself - and for anyone interested in birdwatching it's a must ! And when you can tear yourself away there are lots of nearby places to visit - from historic towns such as Saintes or Cognac, to bustling cities such as Bordeaux or La Rochelle, and beaches at Meschers or Royan, And when all you want to do is relax with a good book and a coffee or a glass of the local pineau - our little terrace is perfect.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


The Gironde estuary has a number of safe sandy beaches at Meschers sur Gironde, Suzac and St Georges de Didonne. Côte Sauvage on the Atlantic for great surfing.


A car is essential.

Travel distance from channel ports:-

Caen/Ouistreham 546 kms, St Malo 460 kms, Roscoff 598 kms.

A10 junction 36, 20 kms.

Bordeaux Airport 102 kms La Rochelle Airport 117 kms


Le Bourg 500 mtrs, Bar, Pizza restaurant & Take away, Post Office, Co-op, Butcher, Baker, Tourist Office and Bank.

Gemozac 15 kms, Super-U and Lidl.

Further Details:

Other activities include Fishing, Cycling, Walking, Bird Watching, Horse Riding, Boat trips, Wine, Pineau and Cognac tasting.

Cognac 50kms, the big Cognac Houses.

Gallo-Romain amphithéâtre, Saintes 30 mins, Château de la Roche Courbon, 50 mins, Gallo-Romain du Fâ, Barzan 15 mins.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
17 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season 1
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season 2
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 30% to secure the booking. The balance along with a security deposit of £300.00 is required 6 weeks prior to arrival. The security deposit will be returned when the cottage is vacated in the same condition as received. If not left as found, a £50 charge will be deducted from the security deposit.
Bookings taken within 6 weeks must be paid in full at time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Arrival time 16.00 hrs (4 pm). Departure time 10.00 hrs (10 am)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 02-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

Mediterranean climate, great restaurants, beaches, walks, river, countryside and places of interest - Bordeaux, Saintes, Cognac. Plenty to do or do nothing.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • village


  • caves
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with shower and basin. Separate WC. Downstairs utility room with WC


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedroom 2 with king size bed, Bedroom 3 with 3ft bunk beds


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: There is a double sofa bed in the living room if extra sleeping accommodation is needed. This must be confirmed with the owners as the accommodation is for 1 to 6 people. Outside: Timber decked terrace with table, chairs, umbrella and barbecue. Drying rack. Security chain for bicycles. Utility Room: Washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A one time provision of towels and bed linen is included in the price. A washing machine and ironing facilities are provided for your convenience. Beach towels are provided for your personal use. Other: Extra little area upstairs with comfy seats and lovely view of the harbour

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