Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

18th C Presbytery 4**** Heated pool - Walk to beach- market - shops for 10.12

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Meschers-sur-Gironde, near Royan ,Charente Maritime, Poitou charente ,France - In A Quiet And Authentic Village At 10 Minutes Walk To The sandy Beach and 2 mins to the port .

Beautiful family home completely renovated , Maison classée 4 étoiles , near Royan . Spacious and light , Ideal for 2 or 3 families or for several friends holidaying together at the seaside . Comfortably accomodates 10 people ( or 12 by choosing the 6th optional extra room ) in 5 en-suite bedrooms with air-conditioning in 3. The swimming pool has just been built and the garden renovated. For the safety of kids it has been equipped with an electric PVC roller blind . Several terraces are now available in the garden ,for your comfort ,with deckchairs , dining tables a sofa and armchairs . The Atlantic coast's sandy beaches are only five minutes stroll away. At Meschers , everything is within walking distance , so you don't need to drive , lovely Plage des Nonnes is 5mns bicycle and 10 mns walk , with its restaurants which serve lovely food , 2 mns walk to the port where there are more eateries and cream parlours , 1 mn walk to the fresh produce market and 2 mns walk into the High Street where you can buy fresh croissants for your breakfast . The Roman town Saintes and Royan are nearby and islands just off shore . The area offers great cycling in the nearby beautiful tracks along the Estuary or to the Beach , water sports , forest walks , vineyards and lots more . Tennis , horse-riding , golf , sailing, boat hire are all availble locally . All fully equipped , beautifully decorated with antique furniture . For kids there is the best zoo in France

( La Palmyre ) , an excellent Aquarium at La Rochelle and an indoor aqua park in Jonzac .

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018


My name is Marie Helene , I am French and I speak English. I am nearly 60 years old and I love swimming , cycling , reading in the garden , going to the beach and .....

Meschers sur Gironde .

I live permanently at Verteillac , a village in the Dordogne which is not far at all !...

Marie Hélène MEYSSIGNAC - POPINEAU purchased this house in 1949

Why Marie Hélène MEYSSIGNAC - POPINEAU chose Meschers-sur-Gironde

This house has been in our family for a long time and with my two children and four grandchildren we love spending time at Meschers which is a charming village by the sea where everything is accessible on foot : the beach , fresh produce market , shops , bars , restaurants supermarket and pleasure port . It is a great base for exploring the area if you want to travel further : there are many places of interest to visit , not far , like : Cognac - Ile de Ré - Ile d'Oléron or La Palmyre zoo which is a must - and several beautiful other places along the coast .

It is also a lovely part of the world to wander - cave dwellings in the cliff face, walk to a local restaurant or just sit and have a drink .

Easy access by road ( A16 motorway is 30 mns away ) Bordeaux La Rochelle airport

What makes this house unique

The climate in this area is very good , sunny and mild - nearly as good as the Med but not that blistering heat and without the long drive .

You can enjoy the beach when you want and experience the French way of life at a slow pace . It is great for lazing about and reading , but also sailing , jet skis etc . available to hire either at Meschers or at nearby St Georges de Didonne .


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Meschers-sur-Gironde in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite Bathrooms to : Masterbedroom : bath (100cms) , shower , and WC Bedroom 2 and 3 : Shower Bedroom 4 and 5 : Shower and separate WC + 2 separate WCs : 1 upstairs on the landing ( shared by Bedroom 2 and 3 ) and 1 downstairs +a big shower room in the utility room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) or 12 sleeps with extra bedroom 6 for an extra 500 euro cost Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom : 1 double King size bed and en-suite bathroom + 1 cot Bedroom 2 :1 double bed and en-suite bathroom Bedroom 3 : twin beds ( 85 X200 ) and en-suite bathroom Bedroom 4 : 1 double bed and en-suite bathroom Bedroom 5 : 1 double bed and en-suite bathroom Optional Extra bedroom 6 : 2 bunk beds ( 90 X 190 )
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: You drive into the property directly into the Garage ( for 1 big car ) through a remote - controlled door ( + off street parking ) . A stoned staircase leads you directly up to the garden ,the two separate air-conditioned Bedrooms (4 and 5 ) , the Covered Terrace Dining Area ( with its large wooden garden - table ) and the Utility Room ( with its Large Shower ideal for the kids when back from the Beach ) . Opposite and separated by the beautiful completely private Garden , the main House with ,on the ground floor , a big fitted and equipped Kitchen of 30 m2 and its pantry , a Dining- Room with fireplace , a Living -room of 45 m2 with fireplace : all of them opening directly on to a terrace and the high-walled garden . On the first floor : air- conditioned Master-Suite of 45 m2 with its dressing and 2 Bedrooms with Shower-rooms en-suite and a separate WC on the landing : all of them having nice views over the rooftops and the pleasure port . Outside: Charming private Garden with a gas Barbecue and wooden Deckchairs . Large Covered Terrace Dining area with a large wooden garden -table (comfortable for 10 people ) . Garage ( for 1 very big car ) + off- street Parking . Utility Room: You enter the utility room from the Covered Terrace : Washing machine - Tumble dryer -Large double sink - large Shower ( very comfortable when back from the beach ) - Iron and Ironing board . Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen will be provided . please bring beach towels . A full cleaning service can also be provided at an extra cost : 150€. Other: 5 WCs - Air conditioning in 3 Bedrooms ( 1 , 4 and 5 ). All the beds have new comfy mattresses Garage (for 1 very big car ) with 4 Bicycles and Beach Toys available . Barbecue and wooden Deckchairs in the Garden . Off-Street Parking


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

88% Complete
11% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
18th C Presbytery 4**** Heated pool - Walk to beach- market - shops for 10.12
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful and stylish house in the centre of a vibrant friendly village

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous holiday in this delightful house which was filled with lovely antique furniture and stylish decor. We were a group of 8 adults with 2 young children. Everything you need was there, the beds were comfortable, the drawing room superb and the kitchen well equipped. The garden is lovely with a nice warm pool and lots of al fresco furniture. The pool is perfect for children and safe with an electric rigid cover. We loved the village and all the local shops and market, right outside the back door. Marie-Helene was charming and helpful and most welcoming. We would love to return here. Altogether we could not recommend this property more highly.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really glad that you enjoyed your stay at Meschers and looking forward to welcoming you another Time .
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A beautiful property in a fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely traditional property in the heart of a pretty market town of Meschers. It exceeded all our expectations with a well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and very spacious. Lots of seating for meals outside, and also indoors, accommodating all 10 of us easily. It had the added bonus of a heated swimming pool in a tranquil oasis of the beautiful formal garden. The local market provided daily fresh meat, fish, vegetables and local wines. There was also a local Super U just five minutes walk up the road. The beach was a few minutes walk away but if you want to be more adventurous an 18 mile drive towards La Palmyre will bring you to great surfing beaches.

I would like to thank Marie-Helene for her hospitality in welcoming us on our arrival and would thoroughly recommend this property and would like to visit again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your visit . I am looking forward to welcoming you another time for another stay .
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful house in a French holiday town

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully renovated old presbytery in a very French holiday town. The house was perfect for our holiday - all the bedrooms were well furnished and exactly like the photographs - the garden and pool were lovely. The whole house was well stocked and obviously loved by the owners. Marie-Helene met us on arrival and showed us around (her English is very very good) and we never needed to contact her during our stay. The market next door was fantastic- easy to pick up your daily groceries without needing to go to the supermarket.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your visit to both of you and your lovely daughters .I am really delighted that you appreciated your stay and would be very glad to welcome you another time ...
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

"Amazing property which exceeded our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

We had the convenience of being right in the centre of the village whilst having the most peaceful feeling once we entered the garden. The owner has gone to great lengths to make us feel welcome and relaxed. location With easy access to the village and beaches, the house is beautiful with lovely places in the garden for meals outside. The kitchen is well equipped and there are plenty of bathrooms. .Everything you could possibly need was provided including children's toys and bikes ! We are already trying to convince more of our friends to come back next year!"

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A beautiful house in a beautiful peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house for my family as a treat and what a lovely treat it was. The house is in the centre of the small town of Meschers Sue Gironde but it was so quiet despite the small open air market behind the house, which was held a couple of days in the week. This was great for fresh fruit, veg , fish and meats.

The house it's self is a really good size with plenty of room for the family, it was beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. The pool was fantastic especially for the children and adults on hot days. The beach is about a 5 minute drive and it was very natural and quiet.

There is a small harbour a short distance to walk with a few restaurants and we ate there on the recommendation of Marie Helene the owner. There is also good restaurants in Talmont which is a very pretty village about 10 minutes drive, we visited here twice, it also has a few nice shops for gifts etc.....

Another good place to visit especially for a late afternoon or evening meal is Mortagne sir Gironde, you can sit on the quayside of this small port and eat some lovely food, there is also a good large antique shop there if you enjoy a good mooch or perhaps a bit of old France to take home!

If you enjoy larger resorts Royan is about 15 minutes drive with a large but beautiful beach, this is a town with larger shops, banks cafes etc....

Marie Helene was really welcoming and we had no reason to bother her all week, with the house being very well equipped even down to buckets and spades and beach chairs etc....

overall we had a really enjoyable holiday and one we would probably like to repeat in the future.

We had good weather so utilised the beautiful enclosed garden and ate all our meals outside, making use of the barbecue on several occasions.

Thank you Marie Helene for the lovely welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to you and your lovely family for your visit . I will be delighted to welcome all of you in the future .
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A beautiful house, close to all amenities.

  • 5 of 5

The Presbytery in Meschers is a beautiful house with lovely enclosed gardens. We stayed as a family of ten, and there as plenty of space for all within the house and gardens. The house is well organised, with a cooker large enough to cater for such numbers and significant freezer and fridge space. The town was charming, with a supermarket 5 minutes away by foot, the port with restaurants and swimming beaches all close by. The home owner is incredibly helpful and responds quickly to any queries regarding the house, both in advance and during our stay. Air conditioning in three of the bedrooms helped as the weather was very hot indeed. It is a beautiful house ina charming area of France, and we would be hapy to stay there again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really delighted that you have enjoyed your stay at Meschers and we are looking forward to opening the house for you and your lovely Family . .
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
37 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended


10 minutes easy walk ( or 5 mns bicycle ) to the lovely sandy beach " Plage des Nonnes " with its rocky cliffs , where you can swim , build sandcastles , and sunbathe .You can take sailing lessons and there are two beach bar/restaurants , often with live music in the evenings .You can also hire jetski nearby . "La Cote Sauvage " is about 30 minutes drive ideal for surfing and kite surfing .The beautiful sandy beaches of St Georges de Didonne and Royan are 10 minutes drive or cycle lanes .


A car is not essential at Meschers . Car hire is available from the supermarket or at Royan . Local buses ( bus station at 1 minute walk ) 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 , kids' beach club , bowling alley with play area , pine forests walks , cycle lanes , tennis courts : in walking distance : Leave the car , plenty to do on foot or using local buses .

A short drive for surfing , windsurf , horse driving , tree adventure park , paintball , quad bike hire , karting , vineyard visits and more beaches . Heated sea water swimming pool at Royan .

Further Details:

The interesting town of Royan is a 10 minutes drive ( train station ) . The zoo at La Palmyre , golf and " La Cote Sauvage " ( wild coast ) are within half an hour's drive . Days out to "chic " La Rochelle , Cognac distilleries , Romanesque Saintes , Bordeaux and St Emilion vineyards , fantastic Futuroscope near Poitiers or Puy du 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

Prices for this holiday house in Meschers-sur-Gironde, Charente-Maritime

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
JUNE 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
JULY 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jul 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Aug 2018 - 22 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £873.94
cleaning at check out £104.87
Beds made and linen £69.92
Stay tax £1.22 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Possibility of an optional extra room with 2 more beds for an extra cost of 500 euros
The stay Tax is to be paid on arrival : 1.40 euro per day and per adult ( free for children less than 18 years old )

We can offer discounts for stays of 2 weeks or longer - please contact us .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Ask Owner a Question