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Close to sandy beaches, village centre, market, marina, has WIFI, UK & France TV - Imagine

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights




Situated in a calm location within a short stroll of the village, beaches and Marina this beautiful bungalow can sleep 6 people. Entrance to the bungalow is up 6 wide steps and onto the terrace. The main front entrance leads onto a hallway with double doors leading into the large, bright and airy lounge, log burning fire, solid wood flooring, three comfortable large settees one of which converts to a double bed if required, TV/DVD with WiFi and satellite channels, CD player. English language DVDs and games are available. To the right off the hallway is the large well equipped kitchen with feature log fireplace, large pine table and 4 chairs, fridge freezer, gas cooker with oven, microwave and dishwasher. Along the hallway are the two large bedrooms, the large bathroom, new for 2017 is a separate shower room. The main bedroom has a double bed, the second bedroom has two single beds +one z-bed + travel cot. Both bedrooms are equipped with double wardrobes, chest of drawers, bedside table

About the property

Imagine & La Petite Maison

Situated in a calm location within a short stroll of the village, beaches and Marina these beautiful, typically French properties are an ideal location for either a relaxing or active holiday. Both houses are within easy walking distance of the beautiful sandy beach (Plage des Nonnes), supermarket, boulangeries, charcuterie, bar and restaurant. A pleasant walk through the village takes you past the church square and the market, open daily for fresh produce (in season) or to the world famous Grottes de Matata (troglodyte caves in the sea wall). There are restaurants, creperies and bars in the Marina and there are daily boat trips to a variety of places of local interest. Close by are the historic village of Talmont, recognised as one of the most beautiful villages in France, St.George de Didonne and Royan with their magnificent beaches, golf and shops and the famous town of Cognac. You are never too young or too old to enjoy the beautiful famous Palmyre Zoo.

The owners of the property are English speakers.

As we are members of the Brittany Ferries owners' club, Club Voyage, our guests are able to obtain a discount of up to 10% on Brittany Ferries UK to France return fares.

More Details

Harvey & Jennifer Newman
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Harvey & Jennifer Newman

We are real Francophiles, Harvey lived in France when younger and before buying our house in France we would spend each summer holiday touring France in our caravan with our children and friends. Now our children and grandchildren join us at the house for holidays.

Harvey & Jennifer Newman purchased this bungalow in 2003

Why Harvey & Jennifer Newman chose Royan area

The house is ideal for family holidays as the two properties can be used together or independently. With gardens and being close to the beach and village the house is ideal for family, children and the elderly.

What makes this bungalow unique

La Petite Maison is ideal for two people to use as a base for sightseeing. The village, market and beach are within walking distance.

Imagine has a veranda upon which you can relax with an aperitif and watch the sun descend.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Jennifer & Harvey

We had a lovely time thank you very much. Comfortable house in a great location. Discovered Pineau for the first time and rather got a taste for it! The kids loved the beach.

Thank you

Aug 2016
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Bath, hand and beach towels & linen can be hired at the time of booking or you can supply your own


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

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Bidet , Washbasin
  • NEW for 2017 we have installed a fully tiled shower room, with enclosed shower unit, toilet and hand wash basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , + 1 x 2 ft 6 inch z-bed with mattress
  • The main bedroom contans a double wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets, 1 wicker chair. The second bedroom contains a double wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets, dressing table and armchair.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A washing machine is situated in the garage area for the use of visitors to both Imagine and La Petite Maison. NEW 2017 - FREE Wifi has been installed for the use of our guests. NEW for 2017 - Double glazing installed throughout.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.6875 based on 23 reviews

Great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Imagine with our two children in July/August. The house is in a quiet residential area, very clean and well equipped with a lovely big garden. Having English TV and wi-if made it a real home from home. Meschers is a lovely town, easy to walk into the centre and to the Super-U. The port is a bit further away and has lots of restaurants to choose from. A 10 minute drive takes you to Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, a bigger town with a large beach and promenade and a little bit further up the coast is Royan which is more lively. The beaches in this area are great, one for every day of the week! Fine sand and very safe for swimming. All in all we had a great holiday at Imagine and loved this area of France, we will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your positive review. We are pleased that you enjoyed Imagine and the location. We offer all our returning guests a loyalty discount on future booking and look forward to hosting you again. New in Meschers this year is the bowling alley just a ten minute walk away. In Jonzac a short drive away is a super Waterpark for adults and children and Chateau Beaulon with its blue lake is a short drive.
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Peaceful relaxing holiday let

  • 4 of 5

Stayed in La Petite Maison, a compact bungalow for 2. English TV a bonus.Owners & Manager efficient, friendly & helpful. Area lovely with markets, fish restaurants and places of interest. definitely recommend to anyone wishing a quiet, relaxed holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly amazing property & holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a great Easter holiday with the family. We hired both houses which were super,clean with everything we needed included for our beak away.

Lovely restaurant , gorgeous beach all close by -within walking distance, with an added bonus of lovely weather

We will be definitely be returning and recommending to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the positive review on your stay at our properties in Meschers-sur-Gironde. We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and found the houses and the area met all your needs. We look forward to you booking with us again at which time you can take advantage of a Loyalty Discount which we offer to all returning holidaymakers. Thank you Jennifer & Harvey
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Imagine in June/July 2014 with our 4 year old daughter. The house is very good size, has everything you need for a comfortable stay, is in a quiet residential area and has a large secure garden for children to play in. All the amenities are within walking distance and there are several beaches to visit. We enjoyed the Zoo at Palymyre, the Waterpark at Jonzac and the centre at Royan. Would definitely recommend and would love to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Walking in Meschers (from Imagine)

  • 4 of 5

Had a smashing time in Meschers, all the facilities you could ever need in the bungalow.

The weather wasn't too kind during our stay, but that didn't stop us from enjoying ourselves.

Easy 10 minute walk (if that!) to the local bread shop or Super U, was never short of groceries and wine! The local brew from Talmont was exceptionally nice (found in supermarket) (Talmont village worth a visit too)

We walked for miles up the coastal path and had lunch at a couple of the beach cafe/restaurants on the way.

The port (many restaurants) and the local beach (in the opposite direction) are only 20 minutes walk away.

Loads to see and do in the area, loved it! Get to the Zoo at Palmyre if you get the chance, but allow yourself 4 hours while you are there to see it all and have a bit of lunch!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing week in fantastic surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We chose Imagine as a destination to enjoy a week together as family before our daughter departs for University life. Having had a very hectic and intense period with work and study/exams we were all ready to do very little other than enjoy some quiet time. Imagine and Meschers is ideal for that. The house is wonderfully positoned close to all village amenities,beach,port,market and shops. A very quiet location with friendly but unintrusive neighbours to make you feel welcome. The house has everything you need to be comfortable and provide an ideal base for the holiday. Large rooms and good standard of furnishing lmakes this a "home from home". The owners are extremely helpful and attentive people who go out of their way to ensure all is in place for an enjoyable stay. I would recommend this highly for relaxing holiday seekers as it has so much going for it. You have no need to leave the village if you so wish as eveything you need is within walking distance of this property. Do not hesitate to book this you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
La Rochelle/Bordeaux/Poitiers
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Village Centre
Nearest Ferry
250 Miles
St. Malo
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Village Centre
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Plage des Nonne
Car: not necessary

Meschers-sur-Gironde caters for all tastes, whether you require peace and quiet, activities, beaches, walks or sightseeing. The property is situated a short stroll from the centre of Meschers with its boulangeries, bar, restaurants, supermarket and shops. During the high season the market in the Church Square is open daily with a range of local produce including fish, mussels, oysters, fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, cheeses, wines and meats. Take a short walk to the Marina where you will find a variety of restaurants and creperies overlooking the yachts and from where you can take boat trips along the Gironde estuary. You can also buy freshly landed mussels, oysters and fish on the quayside. At the heart of the Cote de Beaute, Meschers is situated 8 kms from Royan, metropolis of the Pays Royannais and 3 kms from Talmont, a picturesque village built on a promontory and classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. A short pleasant drive will take you to Palmyre Zoo. For whole family entertainment you can try the super waterpark (see photo) at nearby Jonzac with restaurant and cafe facility and seating areas..

Other Activities: Palmyre Zoo; Grottes de Matata (walking distance); Brocantes; Fishing port & Marina.

Golf: There is a fabulous Golf course at Royan...well worth playing


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