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Lovely VILLA. WALK to Beach,restaurants,town,shops family friendly, WIFI, 12pers

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Five Bedroom Period Villa Self-catering Rental,5 Mins Walk To Sandy Beach,Town Shops, Restaurants. Sleeps 12. 1930's House, Meschers, Nr. Royan



Period 1930's villa, at Meschers, near Royan. Spend your family holiday at the seaside. The Atlantic coast's sandy beaches are only five minutes stroll away, as is the town centre for all your self-catering needs.

At Meschers you can buy fresh croissants for your breakfast or walk to restaurants, bars (over 20 within 20 minutes walk) shops, supermarket, fresh produce market and pleasure/working port.

Our house is ideal for all the family, large and small - even teenage guests have been impressed! Brightly decorated with some '30's period furniture, but with the family in mind.

Wifi. Kid's TV/play room, with UK and French TV channels, games and DVD player. Second lounge/dining room, 2 bathrooms and toilets. Equipped kitchen and breakfast room. 12 seater table under covered patio for BBQ and al fresco eating, relax whilst the children play in the large safe garden, with mature fruit trees. Off street parking.

Five bedrooms (2 doubles, 2 singles, one family, cots available), one with romantic balcony for a starlit drink. See below for some ideas as there is lots to do and see in the area and further afield. That's if you wish to do anything more that relax in the garden with a chilled glass of Pineau, and a shrimp (or mussel) on the BBQ!

More Details

Shelley Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Shelley Smith

Hi, our names are Shelley and Carl. We bought Rose Mousse in 2002, just after we'd moved permanently to France with our, then, young children.We did the renovation ourselves, using our skills in building and renovation. We also used to own two successful antique/collectable shops in London, so have an eye for vintage furniture and decoration. Since then we have done up and rented other properties, with another house here at Meschers.

We are now in our 11th successful season, and still really enjoy meeting guests.

Shelley Smith purchased this house in 2002

Why Shelley Smith chose Meschers-sur-Gironde

We love Meschers as it is a small town by the sea. Everything is easily accessible on foot - the beach, shops, bars, restaurants, supermarket, pleasure port and fresh produce market.

Lovely large safe garden to relax in, the house is spacious without being rambling.

It is a great base for exploring the area too, there is so much to see and do if you want to go out and about. If not, it's a lovely part of the world to wander - pine forests, cave dwellings in the cliff face, or just sit, relax and let the world go by.

Easy access by road (A10 motorway is 30mins away), Bordeaux and La Rochelle airports.

What makes this house unique

Spacious house and garden.

No long hot car journey, enjoy the beach when you want, great for relaxing, playing, sailing, jet skis etc. available to hire either at Meschers or at nearby St Georges de Didonne.

Walk down to a local restaurant, or get BBQ provisions from the market or supermarket. Relax in the garden or go out and about.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We wanted a large house, near the beach and village for our 3 young children (7, 5 and 2). Rose Mousse definitely ticks all these boxes. There is plenty of room inside and out and the owner has made a huge effort to ensure many mod cons are available. Notwithstanding this, the property retains a certain period, almost rustic charm.

The owner is very attentive and accommodating but without being intrusive.

Meschers village is an easy walk away and although small has a decent supermarket, shops, restauarants and markets. The port also has a number of nice restaurants.

We enjoyed being in the house - appreciated the 1930s detail and spaciousness. We had 4 young adults and ourselves and everyone had enough space and shops and cafes were in easy walking distance - 3 boulangeries also for breakfast and less than 5 minutes to the beach or SuperU on foot. The beach is lovely and sandy with rocky cliffs at each end. Great location and we would recommend it.
May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Meschers-sur-Gironde in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Hot water boilers on 24/7
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower , Hot water on 24/7
  • Both bathrooms have baths, great for kids. Hot water heaters (2) on 24/7. Both toilets are downstairs. Bathroom 1 : Toilet, Bath with Shower, downstairs Bathroom 2 : Bath with Shower, upstairs - no upstairs toilet Towels can be hired. Bath mats included.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , With balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Double bedroom with balcony and sink. Cot if required.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , Access through family room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , Access through family room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Family room, dbl + 1 bunkbeds. Access to single rooms.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double sofa bed in tv room, can be used as a 6th bedroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Max 12. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 : 1 antique double bed, sink, balcony Bedroom 2 : 1 antique double bed, balcony Bedroom 3 : 1 Double Bed, bunk beds Bedroom 4 : 1 Single Bed Bedroom 5 : 1 Single Bed Possible to use the tv room as a 6th bedroom, double sofa bed. NB you need to walk through the family room to access the 2 single bedrooms Linen can be hired. Duvets, pillows, with cases included.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Tea towels, bathmats, duvets, pillow and cases, cleaning products are provided. Good quality double sofa bed in the TV room. This can be used as a 6th bedroom if required or if mobility is a problem - toilets and bathroom downstairs. Free Wifi Car and bicycle rental available at the Super U supermarket, 5mins walk. We maybe able to arrange to collect you from La Rochelle airport, if not we can arrange for taxis and help with car hire. Just ask us for any extra requirements you may have - we will always try and help. Outside: Large secured garden with fruit trees and lockable gates. Covered terrace eating area with large table and 14 garden chairs. Big bbq. Sun loungers, alley way can be used for boules - provided. Beach and garden toys. Utility Room: Washing machine in the basement. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Duvets, pillows and pillowcases are provided. Linen for hire £4 single/cot. £5 double. Beds will be made up for your arrival. Set of 3 towels, 1 hand, 1 beach 1 bath £6 per set. House will be cleaned for your arrival. Cleaning products provided.As per the booking conditions, you are required to leave the house in the same clean and tidy condition as you found it. Or subscribe to cleaning service - £75 Other: Large, lockable basement for your bikes, surfboards etc.


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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews

Rose Mousse

  • 4 of 5

Very friendly and helpful owner met us on arrival. Large house was clean and had all equipment we needed. Large, walled garden meant we could let the children play outside without worry. Parking right outside or to rear in garden if desired. Lovely beach is 5 mins away in one direction and the town centre 5-10 mins away in the other. Super U on the way into town centre. La Rochelle airport close by and Royan nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely review for Rose Mousse, ideally situated for the beach, town centre shops, restaurants and market. Super large equipped house and big garden. Great location for visiting the area, where there is so much to do and see, or just leaving the car and walking.
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excellent holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent a happy week here, 2 families, age ranging from 8 to 81 years old. This house was ideal with its close proximity to a lovely sandy quiet beach, town (Meschers is charming with market, port and shops), and the locals who were relaxed, friendly and patient as we practised our French. Rose Mousse has a spacious garden, great for the kids with shaded areas, and nice to have a choice of places to dine, 8 of us fit comfortably around the table in the conservatory off the small kitchen, in the dining room and at the large table outside. The house has lots of traditional character, and was clean and tidy, more like a home from home than a posh residence. Would definitely stay there again. Thanks also to Shelley who went out of her way to make us welcome and answer our questions.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very good

  • 5 of 5

La maison est très belle, bien équipée et située proche de la plage et du centre ville. Un très grand jardin entièrement clos dans lequel les enfants peuvent jouer sans danger.

Les propriétaires sont accueillants et prennent le temps de nous expliquer le fonctionnement de la maison et des activités de la région. Ils restent disponibles durant la durée du séjour.

Nombreux matériels dans le jardin pour le farniente.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely guests who left the house clean and tidy. They are welcome back at any time. Super vacanciers, ils ont laissé la maison très propre. C'est avec plaisir s'ils vont retourner.
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Nearest Airport
71 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Walk to many at Meschers
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
St Palais sur Mer
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A10 exit 35, Saintes
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Walk to many at Meschers
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Plage des Nonnes, Meschers
Car: not necessary


Rose Mousse is five minutes easy walk to the seaside and beautiful sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast. No long car journey, enjoy the beach whenever you want to, swim in the sea, build sandcastles, sunbathing, rock pooling. You can take sailing lessons and there are two beach bar/restaurants, often with live music in the evenings.

Sailing lessons, nearby jetski hire.

Cote Sauvage about 30 minutes drive, for surfing etc.

Royan and St Georges de Didonne, 10 minutes drive or cycle lanes


A car is not essential at Rose Mousse. Car hire is available from the supermarket or at Royan. Local buses go to Royan, La Palmyre etc. Trains from Royan.

AIRPORTS - La Rochelle: 56 Miles, Bordeaux: 75 miles, Poitiers: 115 miles

Nearest FERRY - St Malo: 251 Miles

Nearest TRAIN - Royan: 7 Miles

Nearest MOTORWAY - Saintes: 30 Miles


At Meschers: pleasure port, boat rides, fishing, sailing lessons, kid's beach club, bowing alley with play area, pine forests walks, cycle lanes, tennis courts. Leave the car, plenty to do on foot or using local buses. A short drive for surfing, windsurf, horse riding, tree adventure park, paintball, quad bike hire, karting,vineyard visits and more beaches. Indoor swimming pools at Saujon and Royan, indoor and outdoor swimming pool complex at Saintes, heated sea water swimming pool at Royan.

Further Details:

The interesting town of Royan is a 10 minute drive (train station). The zoo at La Palmyre, golf and 'la cote savage' (wild coast) are within half an hour's drive. Days out to chic La Rochelle, Cognac distilleries, Romanesque Saintes, Bordeaux vineyards and shopping, Venise Verte for punting, fantastic Futurascope near Poitiers or Puy de Fou theme park.

Along with all the other shops and banks there is a tourist office at Meschers and up to date tourist info at the house.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Provided free of charge - Wifi, bathmats, pillow cases, mattress protectors, tea towels, cleaning products, dishwasher tablets. Electricity,heating, water, gas bottle. On request - cots and high chairs.
Linen and towels can be hired at the time of booking.
Cleaning fee - 80€
Pets considered out of season

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover in July and August, flexible out of high season.
Arrival after 4pm, departure before 10am.

Notes on prices:
Off season 6 persons or less discounts.
We suggest that you take out appropriate holiday insurance.
A refund will be made if the cancelled holiday can be rebooked. Any last minute price reduction will be deducted before a refund is made.
Cleaning can be paid for on arrival (80€).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.