Detached cottage, in the peaceful village of Mortagne Sur Gironde with private heated pool including approved security pool alarm. Large fully enclosed garden with a superb built-in barbecue and terrace perfect for dining alfresco overlooking the fields and vineyards. In Mortagne there is a supermarket, bakers, butchers, pharmacy, bank, bar/tabac and tourist information. The port is a 10-15 min walk and has a number of restaurants which overlook the marina. The beaches of Meschers are only 15 mins away. Europe's largest zoo in La Palmyre, Aquarium in La Rochelle and an indoor pool complex in Jonzac and popular golf course further along the coast as well as other beaches with watersports. Superb area for walking and cycling with routes mapped out and the majority off road through the fields and vineyards.
Cottage in Mortagne Sur Gironde, Charente-Maritime - Peaceful Village Location, Walking Distance to the Port with its Restaurants and Marina
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Jan 2019
About Victoria Adkins
My husband is a retired London firefighter and I work as an Office Manager in an infant school. We are still as busy as we every were but both enjoy relaxing together when we can. We have been married for over 32 years and have four children and now a wonderful Grandson who we visit as often as we can. He lives in Devon so we have a very long journey each time. I have lived in Leigh on Sea, Essex since I was 7 having been living in Northants previously. My husband and I bought our first house together in Leigh on Sea and love living here. It is a very vibrant town with lots to do.
Victoria Adkins purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Victoria Adkins chose Mortagne-sur-Gironde
We bought a plot of land originially and had the house built as when we started looking at properties to purchase we were advised by a local estate agent this would be a better option. She turned out to be correct. Having a new build we did not have to worry about renovating an older property without the time to do it. The village of Mortagne was perfect for us. Whilst remaining quiet in our part of the village within a short walk to the Port you can enjoy the bustling marina and its restaurants etc. We had enjoyed many a holiday in this part of France when our children were small and thought wouldnt it be lovely to be able to come back all the time. We were fortunate to find a very lovely architect company and estate agent who helped with the search of the land and support with the build of the property. They both spoke very good English and this was an immense help during the process.
What makes this Cottage unique
We loved this house mainly because of the views over the vineyards and the peace and quiet we get when we come over to stay. It is our very own French Country Cottage. What we really liked it the fact we have a beautiful cottage in a wonderful village that has all the modern conveniences of a new home. It has been very easy to maintain which is very important when renting out to holiday makers. We want our guests to experience a home from home time without any worries. We think our guests feel the same and we continue to receive very good reviews. When we visit after the summer season has finished I am always amazed how you wouldn't know I have had a busy season with lots of guests. Everything seems to be very well looked after by our guests. I do have a very good property manager who looks after my changeovers and guests which does make a big difference. If you are thinking of booking with us you wont be disappointed.
Pool / Spa
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Beautiful late summer holiday
We had a late flight into bourdeox and a very easy drive to the villa, when we arrived it was imaculate. The bedrooms were already made up so all we had todo was open a bottle of wine.
The villa is a short walk away from the centre of the village, which had a delightful butchers and bakers. There is also a lovely pizzera and a few resturants down the hill in the port. The villiage also had a pharmacy and cash point! Which came in handy as i forgot to get money at the airport. The host was very friendly and gave us a list of recommendations for the local area, as well as a visitors guide for us to look through.
The week we went in september was beautiful and hot, the pool was clean and heated and well needed in the heat. The garden had a brick bbq which we used everynight for dinner. There were games and books for us to use during our stay.
We had a fantastic and relaxing week here and will certainly be booking again.
Superb house, well equipped, tranquil setting, convenient for village shops, great value
This was my partner's and my second visit to this house with private heated pool and large garden, set on the eastern edge of the village, backing onto vineyards. The garden is screened from the property to the right of the house by large hedges, so is quite private. To the left is a field about 150 feet wide before the next house, which is also well hedged.
We love the tranquillity and the convenience - the village bakers, butchers, pizzeria and supermarket are all about 10 minutes walk away and the restaurants in the pretty little port/marina are about 20 minutes walk away (beware, there is a steep hill to climb back up from the port, which can be hard work after a meal!). The views over the port and Gironde estuary from the top of the village are beautiful.
The house is well equipped and comfortable with good WiFi and UK TV via FreeSat (and French TV too). There is a covered area behind the house with a table and chairs under it, which is great for taking refuge from the sun (it was 30 degrees C some days during our stay). The built-in garden BBQ was a good way to end the day with the sun setting and the large variety of birds flitting over the garden.
We think that this house represents great value for money.
As per our previous visit, the owner, Vikki is very friendly and responsive to messages.
I'm sure we will return again.
Thank you so much Jeremy for this wonderful review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future, you and your party have been the perfect guests. Kind regards Vikki
Loved the peaceful location and loved the house - it was perfect for a relaxing holiday in rural France.
Thank you and we are so pleased you had a lovely relaxing time in France. We look forward to welcoming you back. With best wishes Vikki and Andrew
Very Relaxing Holiday
The property is set in an unspoilt village and is within walking distance of a few small shops.
The house overlooks vineyard and countryside and has a pleasant swimming pool in the garden.
The layout of the house makes it ideal for a couple or family. It is very clean and everything exceeded our expectations. We were sorry to have only booked one week as we would have enjoyed a longer stay.
There are several small towns and good beaches within a short drive and we had no difficulty in finding restaurants locally.
Overall, thank you to the owners for keeping good standards throughout. No problem in recommending this to anyone wanting a peaceful, relaxing French holiday.
Thank you for such a wonderful review and we’re really pleased you had such an enjoyable time. Let us know if you would like to come back again. Best wishes Vikki and Andrew
Relaxing Stay in a Peaceful Village
The open plan nature of the accommodation made it very pleasant to stay in. The house was well equipped and clean with a good swimming pool.
The garden was particularly pleasant as it wasn't overlooked and, at the rear was a vineyard.
Amazing number of birds visiting the garden particularly in the morning.
Locally, there was an excellent bakery less than 10 minutes walk from the house and there was also a well stocked Coop for essentials. Also a couple of good restaurants close by and the Pizza restaurant had great atmosphere - booking recommended.
Thoroughly relaxing week and our only regret was that we hadn't booked for longer!
Beautiful and Peaceful
The house was lovely and had plenty of room for the four of us. The kids loved the pool, we could hardly keep them out of it. It was all very clean and well looked after and the welcome pack was a nice touch after such a long drive. The walk to the port was a bit further than we expected and it is quite a steep hill to walk back up. We really enjoyed our stay here, it was nice to be able to relax and do practically nothing for two weeks.
Special interest holidays:
Mortagne and surrounding area have excellent bike rides. Set routes and maps are available with a rating of difficulty. Bikes can be hired and delivered directly to the property. See www.bikehiredirect.com
The nearest beach is 20 mins drive and is pretty and sandy. There are numerous beaches along the Atlantic coast within a short drive. Some are isolated and private and approached through pine forests and some (around Royan for example) are developed, with restaurants, cafes and other facilities like wetsuit and water-sports equipment hire outlets etc. The beaches on the two Islands, Isle de Re and Isle D'Oleron are magnificent, undeveloped and spacious.
La Rochelle and Bordeaux airports are approximately 55 miles away . From Calais (ferry) and La Coquelles (Eurotunnel) it is approx. 520 miles or 8 hours driving time. A car is essential if you wish to explore the area.
Mortagne sur Gironde is approximately 6km from Gemozac, 10 min drive to. Royan, and Saints around a half hour drive, Bordeaux and La Rochelle around and hours drive to city centres, depending upon the traffic and route taken.
Please note that there is a bakers, supermarket, butchers, pharmacy and ATM all a short walk from the house. Down in the port, there is a yatching marina with restaurants and a bar, again all just a walk away. It is an ideal location to enjoy some peace and quiet whilst having all the necessary shops and restaurants close by.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: 25% deposit on confirmation of booking. Booking form to be completed and returned with deposit. A copy of Booking Contract will be made available also. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival date. £200 refundable (subject to a satisfactory inspection) security deposit to be paid when full balance is required. Changeover Day: Saturdays arrival after 4pm. Departure before 10am. Please ensure you leave the house clean and tidy as you would expect to find it. Flexibility on changeover days can be offered during the off peak season - please ask when making an enquiry. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. No additional charge will be made for heating the pool this has been included in the total price. Winter lets will be charged for use of electricity and water. Discounts available for long winter lets.