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Charming, traditional, stone country cottage.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms (adjoining), 1 shower room, 1 WC. Sleeps 5 people + sofabed

The cottage is located in a tranquil, rural setting within a small hamlet, 2 kms from the local town,18kms from the coast. Tastefully refurbished during 2006 for the 2007 holiday season, it boasts new furniture, beds, china, utensils and crisp white linens.

Set in beautiful countryside, the property hosts a large garden and facilities ideal for outdoor living during your stay, whether it be relaxing, playing games or dining al fresco.

The kitchen offers a traditional french look whilst offering all modern appliances and seating for indoor dining.

A spacious sitting room features a large stone fireplace with a wood burning stove, along with 2 comfortable sofas, one of which can be utilised as a sofa bed and 1 chair, Freeview English TV channels, DVD and video.

Both bedrooms are spacious, with exposed beams and offer views across the garden and surrounding countryside.

More Details

Helen Martin
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Meursac in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Accessed through bedroom 1
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Charming, traditional, stone country cottage.
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

Wonderfully quiet hideaway close to the beaches and points of interest

  • 4 of 5

This was our first visit to this idyllic, traditional little cottage in Meurzac. The house is lovely with all the amenities you need to spend some time lazing in the sun. The garden is big enough to let the kids just run around and is situated in a calm hamlet away from all traffic... just bliss.

At night the stars are so bright that you can wander around the garden just gazing up and we also heard the owls and watched the fireflies flicking away in the bushes.... bliss. About 15 minutes drive away you have huge supermarkets at your disposal, 25 minutes drive from the beaches and within an hour's radius you can visit a number of stunning towns and attractions. We highly recommend the zoo if you have children, it was amazing.

Our only observation (and why we haven't rated it 5 stars) is that the cottage is in need of some TLC to give it back the feel of a loved home rather than a holiday let, however, this wouldn't stop us from booking again next year if we can get the time off!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a wonderful find

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in this cottage recently. It really is stunning and in a perfect location for relaxing, overlooking fields or to travel to explore the surrounding area. It is perfect for dogs too as it has a huge garden and there are some lovely walks on the doorstep. It was clean upon our arrival and the lady who looks after it for the owners (Tamzin) was lovely, even bringing us some of her chickens eggs and a bottle of local wine to taste.

There are all the ameneties you could wish for (Dishwasher, washing machine, micowave, large fridge freezer etc) and the water pressure in the shower is good.

There are only 4 other cottages in the hamlet and the residents are lovely. If you want peace and quiet this this is the place for you.

Whilst the cottage has 2 bedrooms upstairs, the second one is accessed via the first. This wasn't a problem for us but may be something to think about.

There is a brand new wood burner which the owners have just fitted too.

The cottage is situated close to numerous places which are well worth a visit.

La Rochelle is only an hour away and is a beautiful port town, full of enchanting little streets and reasonably priced restaurants. Eating along the front by the marina is slightly more expensive, but great if its the buzz you are after.

Ile D'Oleron is about 50 minutes away and well worth a visit as is Royan which has a wonderful beach is around 20 minutes away.

We made a trip to Bordeaux which is just over an hour away. It is worth nothing that if you want to visit the wine regions there is a ferry which leaves regularly from Royan to Port De Grave and will save you a lot of driving, although it isnt cheap.

The village of Meursac is 2 or 3 minutes drive from the cottage or you could walk there off road through the fields and wooded areas. In Meursac there is a Co-op, a beautiful old church and a fabulous restaurant called La Table. They do a fixed price lunch which is lovely and cost us 10 Euros including wine. They have a number of other menu options too and are certainly worth visiting. There is also a swimming pool in Meursac which is open on Wednesday afternoons and a great boulangerie and charcuterie too.

All in all I would definately recommend this cottage. It is top class and full of character, we loved it and am going to go back there next year.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austrey North Warwickshire

Exactly what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

The perfect location if you are looking for rest and relaxation. A perfect cottage with a large garden complete with fruit trees, perfect for dogs (well fenced but with a few gaps in the hedge if your dog is an escape artist)

The cottage is surrounded by open farmland perfect for dog walking, there 5 other cottages all with friendly french residents.

The property was very clean, well maintained and well equipped. It could have perhaps benefited from a little more storage for food in the kitchen but the cottage has a good size fridge/freezer and good oven.

Large rooms well laid out throughout with very comfortable beds lots of space for clothes storage and nice linen and towels. The shower also worked well with good water pressure.

The local village of Meursac has an excellent restuarant La Table reasonably priced open for lunch and dinner most days. Most supplies can be brought in the village, it has a small shop, butcher and baker and the local shop has a van which visits Chez Suire daily.

The bikes were a welcome addition and useful if you want to visit the many surrounding villages.

The coast is approx. 20 minutes drive which will take you to Mortagne, Talmont or Merschers all well worth a visit.

Our english housekeeper was very helpful, nothing was to much trouble for her, she visited weekly to change the linen. She was also happy to share her local knowledge with us.

Before we booked our holiday we decided we wanted a totally french experience this cottage provided that andexceeded our expectations.

We would not hesitate to recommend it and hope to return ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Madame, Monsieur,

nous avons été accueillis dans votre gîte par une gentille personne et quelques cadeaux de bienvenue mais aussi par une odeur très désagréable qui n’a pas voulu nous quitter du séjour.

Ce Gite aurait pu nous faire passer de bonnes vacances si nous n'avions pas trouvé autant de saletés dans votre maison. Que vous soyez professionnels ou non de locations de gites il me semble important de respecter les locataires. Nous avons respecté votre maison.

Tout tout était sale ! très sale ! c’est inimaginable ! de la crasse partout, une douche même pas nettoyée et je vous passe les détails. La cuisine, la salle la chambre nous avons tout nettoyer !!! incroyable mais hélas vrai, mais qui étaient donc les précédents locataires ? Les couvercles de casseroles mêmes pas nettoyés, un poêle pas nettoyé, des plaques de cuisson sales, deux salles de bain ? c’est une plaisanterie ? l’état de lavabo !

Un lit qui aurait bien cassé, il suffit d’en juger sur les photos.

Je tiens à votre disposition des photos. Un gite romantique ! entre les mouches mortes dans le lit et tant d’autres choses.

Ce n'est pas un nettoyage superficiel d'une heure ou deux comme sans doute il est demandé à la femme de ménage bien plus !

Dommage cet endroit est très joli, pourrait être romantique et plein de charme.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that the cottage was found in such a state of uncleanliness. When we received the complaint at the end of the stay we immediately found another housekeeper as this was unacceptable. My sincere apologies.
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Perfect holidays

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in your beautiful house and garden. Its perfect for families and has a great setting. The ocean is not far away and you can get there in 20 minutes with a car. The housekeepers were very friendly. Our dog was happy too.

Thank you very much :)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Junction 35, A10 (Saintes)
Car: necessary

Located in the peaceful hamlet of Chez Suire, in a rural country area, just 2 kilometres from the small pretty town of Meursac. Meursac offers a public outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, mini golf , local bar and good restaurant, along with a number of shops including butcher, baker, chemist, hairdresser, small supermarket.

Three golf courses are located within a 40 minute drive from Chez Suire (Saintes, Royan, Cognac), as well as fishing in the Saujon area just 12kms away.

Royan only 18 kilometres from the cottage, offers large, magnificent beaches, an array of shops, restaurants and bars, boat trips and water sports as well as numerous other activities associated with a large costal area.

Saintes is a beautiful riverside town just 20 kms from the property and features a large local street market on the first Monday of each month.

The historical port of La Rochelle is the nearest airport and offers an interesting and varied day trip approximately 1 hour away (78 kms).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Meursac, Charente-Maritime

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Deposit 25% on booking.
Full balance required 8 weeks in advance of rental period. Security deposit - One hundred pounds (refundable, within 7 days of stay). Additional supplement for firewood (POA). Christmas,New Year and Easter rental (POA).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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