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Beautiful Charentaise House With Private Pool Above Charming Port Near Beaches

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Mortagne Sur Gironde, Charente-Maritime, France - Located In Village Above Charming Port, 15 Minutes From Beaches

'Loin De La Foule' is a large bright and airy house with it's own private pool built in the local Charentaise style. This four bedroom property is situated on a quiet street on the edge of a picturesque village (2 bakers, butcher chemist, supermarket, bar, restaurant etc.) which is set above a charming port with bobbing yachts and lovely restaurants. Mortagne Sur Gironde is on the coast fifteen minutes from the beaches at Meschers, and twenty from the vast sandy beaches of Saint Georges De Didonne and Royan. So whether its: lazing by the pool, strolling through the local vineyards, dining out under the stars, splashing in the waves or sipping a glass of wine while watching the sun set on the Gironde. 'Loin De La Foule' is the perfect base for a relaxing holiday in this exceptional part of France.

Declan Jones
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Declan Jones

Declan and Liz Jones are a couple from Dublin in Ireland who built their dream home in the Charente Maritime 7 years ago. They love the tranquility of the location coupled with its convenience for shops and restaurants. They wanted to build a house in the traditional Charentaise style while giving it all the modern comforts you would expect. Some of the main things they love about the area are: the sunshine, the beaches, the food and wine and the people.

Why Declan Jones chose Mortagne-sur-Gironde

Having holidayed in the Charente Declan and Liz Jones fell in love with the relaxing, sun drenched area along the Gironde estuary and searched for years to find a second home there. Eventually - through friends - they heard about the beautiful port village of Mortagne Sur Gironde and one visit was all they needed to realise they had found their 'dream village'. It took another couple of years to build their home but they are delighted with the results and hope that you will also enjoy your time chilling out in the relaxing environment of 'Loin De La Foule'. The house is within a couple of minutes walk of the bakeries, bars, butchers and supermarket of the 'Upper Village' and a short stroll will bring you down the hill to the picturesque port with it's bars and restaurants.

What makes this villa unique

The house is perfectly positioned above the village which means that from the upper bedrooms there are clear views of the majestic Gironde Estuary. The location also provides a gentle cooling breeze which is most welcome in the summer months as visitors laze around the pool!

The garden is large and enclosed beside a small road with very little activity all combining to give that sense of privacy and serenity. All your shopping needs are to be found within a few minutes walk and there are plenty of friendly bars and restaurants close at hand.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'It was fantastic and such a great location. We enjoyed walking into the village for supper a couple of times and also ran out the back through the sunflower fields and vineyards'. Anna: Hampshire

'All the little touches made it feel like a home from home.We miss watching the clouds float by and awaking to the sound of the starlings footsteps running across the roof tiles' Colin: East Sussex

'Loved your beautiful house! The girls spent most of their time in the pool' Sue: Kent

' We had a great holiday. Loved lying by the pool and celebrated grandad Stuart's 70th in Cafe Gigi in the Port' Stuart, Hannah, Benjamin and Harriet: Salisbury

'Wonderful walks, meals, excursions and star gazing. So lovely that the first sounds you hear are birds, sheep and church bells!' Carolanne: Dublin

' A great base to explore this particular region' The Bennetts and The Matthews

'Our second visit has been just as lovely as our first was - sad to be going' The Harrisons, West Midlands

'Thank you for a lovely stay. The boys loved the pool and the neighbouring farm life! Thoroughly recommend 'Restaurant Du Port'. The Hardings Canterbury.

A wonderful two weeks enjoying the house and pool. Recommend the Pizza restaurant in the village and Talmont for wine tasting' The Taylors Caversham, Reading.

' A little piece of heaven' Ciara and Claus Lucca Italy.
Jan 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mortagne-sur-Gironde in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1: En-suite with wc and shower. Bathroom 2: Bath, shower and wc. Also, separate wc on ground floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: large master bedroom with en-suite and double bed. Bedroom 2: bunk beds. Bedroom 3: two single beds. Bedroom 4: double bed
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: The house is large bright and airy with exposed beams, French doors and shutters. Bedrooms are spacious and the downstairs living area is in a large L-shape encompassing lounge, kitchen and dining areas. The large balconied mezzanine above the kitchen provides another area for relaxing. Outside: The gardens include cherry, apple, pear, fig, plum and cyprus trees and are bathed in sunshine from morning til night. French windows lead from the house to the large patio area which, with it's table and chairs, barbecue and and beautiful views is ideal for alfresco dining. The area around the pool features sun - loungers and provides another area for relaxing. The Roman style pool is 10m by 5m with a gradated base which makes it perfect for families with younger children. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is included. The linen is changed at the end of each individual stay. Other: There is a seating area on the landing at the top of the stairs.


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Beautiful Charentaise House With Private Pool Above Charming Port Near Beaches
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Nice pool

  • 4 of 5

Great house and pool but we were unlucky with the weather. Port area was very quiet except on Sunday. Talmont and Royan well worth visiting. Amazing church in Royan. Good communication with Declan. Quick response to any questions.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice words Andrew. Unfortunately we can't control the weather! (all our subsequent guests have been enjoying high temperatures :) We do love the laid back atmosphere of the port (which is definitely buzzier in the sunshine!) and the towns and villages you mentioned are wonderful places to visit. It was a pleasure to have you stay.
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Perfect holiday home in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have just returned from a wonderful holiday at this beautiful property. We loved our time there. The house, beds, bed linen were spotless.

The pool was beautiful and perfectly situated next the the kitchen, allowing us to watch the children as they played in the pool from inside or outside. Communication with Declan in advance was prompt and straightforward and at the property his local agent (Thanks Kimberly) called in to make sure that everything was going well and suggest some areas to explore with the kids.

Mortagne sur Gironde is perfectly positioned with lots to do within 30 mins drive but the pool and garden made us enjoy many lazy hot days just by the pool as the children loved it. The garden is safe, secure and our children set themselves a routine of pool all day followed by football or cricket in the evening.

The town centre is less than a 10 minute walk away and so whilst the house is rural it is very close to a couple of bakeries, a butchers and small co-op. Our eldest children (10 & 9) enjoyed the freedom to go to the boulangerie in the morning to get pain & croissants.

The port was a lovely place to go for an evening bike ride with the children for a holiday ice cream while mum and dad enjoyed an espresso or a glass of local wine.

We had a wonderful time and the children enjoyed it so much that we have booked to go back again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our wonderful Gironde experience

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted to revisit the Gironde area after many years and had a wonderful holiday.

The property was beautifully maintained, both inside and out, with a lovely garden area and excellent pool.

The facilities inside provided everything we needed and was to a high standard.

We had good contact with the owner who answered any queries we had immediately and concisely.

The property is set in an ideal position in which to visit the surrounding areas and there was plenty for us to see.

We would definitely recommend this property and would like to return again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous home, perfect for any family break!

  • 5 of 5

The house was gorgeous and so tastefully presented, but what makes it so special is that you feel like you're in a 'home' just without any clutter! It had absolutely everything we needed.

The outdoor dining area is beautiful and you could happily spend long lunches and whole evenings out there. There is a gorgeous view of the church over the fields. We also enjoyed playing boule and sitting in the front garden while the girls took turns on the swing, hung from a tree.

Having our 3 little girls, aged 1, 2 and 4, we were worried about safety with the pool, but it's location right behind the kitchen meant you had a full view of it so we really didn't need to worry.

They loved playing in the house and spending time in the pool, but there are also some great places to visit. Little towns, lovely beaches and pretty harbours.

The closest harbour is just down the hill and has some great little restaurants and a 'cabin' set In the middle of a grassy area, which serves drinks, snacks and oysters. It was perfect sitting there with a glass of rose while the kiddies played!

I would absolutely recommend this home to anyone planning a visit with or without children. We don't ever tend to visit anywhere twice, but this may be an exception!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An excellent property in an attractive village.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at the House. The description was accurate. Booking with Declan was easy and he provided good instructions to get to the property. The House was well maintained and well equipped. The pool and gardens were great for children to play and adults. The local manager came on arrival and gave all the help we needed and checked during the week that all was well. We enjoyed our morning walks to the boulangerie and butchers who were very friendly and pleased to see us. We used two restaurants at the Port which were fine. An excellent week for all of us.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An excellent property, fully equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday. The house is spacious and light and charming and well maintained and fully equipped. Pool and gardens are great for adults and children. The local manager arrived to greet us and visited again during our stay to ensure all was well. Local boulangerie and butcher were excellent and friendly and the local supermarket was useful - all within easy walking distance from the House. We would definitely recommend the House to friends. Thank you, Declan and Liz for a super week with the family.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The beautiful Atlantic beaches are close by. The secluded beaches at Mescher with their on-beach restaurants are a mere fifteen minutes by car, the vast family strand at Saint Georges De Didonne twenty minutes, and the wild surfing beaches of 'The Cote Sauvage' approximately thirty minutes by car.


Car hire is recommended to get the most out of this beautiful region. The two nearest airports are La Rochelle (approx fifty mins) and Bordeaux (approx one hour). Other options might include Nantes or Biarritz (approx two and a half hours). For those driving from the UK the distance from the Channel ports is approximately five to six hours.

Further Details:

We would like clients to note that unfortunately pets are not accepted at 'Loin De La Foule'.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53.84

Booking Notes: We require that the balance of your payment is paid eight weeks in advance of your arrival Please note that we do not refund payment after the balance has been paid.

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Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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