Our beautiful stone house has been renovated to a very high standard internally and externally. Key to a relaxing holiday is the pool, surrounded by decking within a private walled courtyard. The outside eating area is a delightful setting to enjoy leisurely meals al fresco. Inside the house is a large open plan living/dining/kitchen with exposed stone walls and a wood burning stove, tastefully furnished with leather sofas. The oak kitchen has been comprehensively equipped, and the large refectory style oak table provides ample seating. The property has one downstairs bedroom with wet room (with disabled access) and 3 upstairs bedrooms, 2 with shower rooms and 1 with bathroom, all with high ceilings, large windows and fantastic exposed oak beams. All the bedrooms are furnished in a traditional French style. The property has views over open fields and the adjacent chateau.
4 bedrooms, all en-suite, sleeps 9 in quiet rural location 5 mins from Gemozac
Rebecca and Adrian Jackson
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 10 Dec 2018
About Rebecca and Adrian Jackson
We live in Shifnal, Shropshire with our 3 teenage children, Rebecca is a teacher and speaks French. Adrian works in manufacturing.
Rebecca and Adrian Jackson purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Rebecca and Adrian Jackson chose Saint-Germain-du-Seudre
We looked for a house in the Charente Maritime region as Rebecca had enjoyed many holidays there as a child and loved the area. We bought 3 Roussillon in 2006, when it was a complete wreck and hadn't been lived in for over 10 years, with the intention of gradually doing it up. We soon realised that if we did the work ourselves our children would be grown up before we'd finished! So we enlisted the help of some local artisans to restore the house. We've been holidaying there and renting it out since 2008.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our house was built for farmworkers working for the landowner at the chateau. It was originally built as one house, but was divided when two brothers inherited it and decided to split it. The other half is still owned by members of the same family.
Pool / Spa
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We spent a week in Saint Germain Du Seudre in early July 2018. The location is rural and the house is set in beautiful countryside. The nearest town is a 5 minute drive away or it is 10 minutes drive to Gemozac which has restaurants, supermarkets, a yummy bakery and other local amenities. There is lots to do in the local area. Bordeaux is well worth a visit for its shopping, architecture and history. Jonzac has a very good restaurant called Le Coq D’Or, so good in fact that we chose to go back twice in two days!! We also visited Cognac where we went on the Hennessey Cognac tour, Saintes and Talmont. A wine tour is a must and we would recommend Chateau Marquis De Vauban for quality and price. Overall, we enjoyed the area and will be coming back to Bordeaux again.
Great relaxing Country Property!!
Alex and I had a wonderfully relaxing holiday in June 2018. Everything was as described and the property was perfect. The courtyard was secluded, private and perfect for al fresco dining. With the pool on the doorstep, it couldn’t be better. Inside was well laid out and very comfy. There was very good WiFi, which is something most people need. Locally there are lots of things to do. Pons has a lovely cafe francaise for evening meals. Talmont has a number of lovely restaurants. Nearby Royan has numerous good beaches and a day trip to Bordeaux, and St Emillion are a must. All in all I would highly recommend this place. 5*
The villa was everything we had hoped it would be: stylish, clean, and comfortable. And the courtyard complemented the house perfectly - the stone walls, decking, and rattan furniture make for a great combination especially when set beneath a neat blue sky reflected in the cool blue pool.
The countryside immediately surrounding the villa was beyond expectation too: sunflower fields, vineyards, and corn fields. It made for a wonderful bicycle ride to the local bakers to collect the morning pastries while others were still waking up - the availability of the bikes helped immensely in this regard!
Hands down the best holiday home we have rented since we began doing so some eight or more years ago.
We would happily book again.
Thanks Rebecca. Thanks Adrian - from Tim, Funda, & Nurten.
Great gite in beautiful location
We had a wonderful holiday, the gite was lovely with plenty of room and very well stocked out with everything you could need and on our arrival there was a small welcome pack which was much appreciated. The pool was fantastic and our children really made good use of it. The Gite is not far from Gemozac which is a lovely little town with restaurant, supermarkets etc. We were also only about half an hour from the coast. We would absolutely recommend this gite and we would have no hesitation in booking to stay again.
Lovely house, great deck and pool.
We had a great holiday here with a small child and various aunts and grandparents. The living room leads straight out to a big deck area, so our toddler could go in and out easily. The swimming pool was great, big enough to swim in properly. All the rooms were nicely done out and there's plenty of space.
It's very quiet, but Gemozac is only a few minutes up the road so you can pop out to the usual french shops, and there's a Super-U supermarket not far off too.
Very good house, good location.
We loved our stay at Roussillon, the house is bright and spacious.
In our group there were four adults, four teenagers and one kid.
The swimming pool is superb and was a instant hit with everyone.
The patio is big and spacious and ideal for breakfast by the pool and barbecues at night.
The property was clean and well cared for.
Location is very good, in the countryside but a short distance to the beach.
We took trips to Talmont, Royan, Pons, Gironde and Bordaux.
There was only one thing the kids complained about and that was the lack off wi-fi.
Overall we loved our stay and would recomment it highly.
Thank you for your lovely comments. You'll be glad to know that we have moved with the times and do now have WIFI!
Roussillon is in a pretty hamlet just outside the village of St Germain du Seudre. The market town of Gemozac is 5 mins away by car and provides supermarkets, banks, post office, restaurants and a weekly market. The beautiful sandy beaches of Meschers and St Georges are 30 mins away as is the Roman town of Saintes, with its Roman amphitheatre, pedestrianised shopping streets and golf course. The Gironde estuary fishing ports are within 15 mins, with a variety of al fresco restaurants overlooking the harbour. There's a fantastic zoo at La Palmyre near the seaside town of Royan and a multi-activity centre at Jonzac. Bordeaux and La Rochelle are fascinating towns within easy reach, as is Cognac where you can enjoy a guided tour of the distilleries. The area is home to Pineau des Charentes and there are numerous producers offering tasting locally.
Additional pricing information
Our prices are for groups of 6 to 8. We will offer a discount for smaller groups. We can offer a 10% discount on Brittany Ferries - please contact us for details.