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Mortagne sur Gironde,cottage for 2,amazing sea views,heated pool, close beaches
1 of 15Moulin Rompu panorama
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Moulin Rompu cottage enjoys a beautiful location on the Gironde estuary. Surrounded by vines and sunflowers, it has an elevated position with spectacular views across the sea to the Medoc. The sunsets are amazing! Newly built in 2007 the cottage combines eco-friendly character and charm with every modern convenience, including free WIFI and UK TV channels and excellent mobile phone reception. French windows open on to the south facing terrace and secluded garden from which you can enjoy the views. The large geothermally heated saltwater pool is shared only with the English owners who live in the nearby house. The property is very peaceful being located along a small track on the edge of the village away from the main road. Just a 10 minute walk into the pretty village of Mortagne there are...Moulin Rompu cottage enjoys a beautiful location on the Gironde estuary. Surrounded by vines and sunflowers, it has an elevated position with spectacular views across the sea to the Medoc. The sunsets are amazing! Newly built in 2007 the cottage combines eco-friendly character and charm with every modern convenience, including free WIFI and UK TV channels and excellent mobile phone reception. French windows open on to the south facing terrace and secluded garden from which you can enjoy the views. The large geothermally heated saltwater pool is shared only with the English owners who live in the nearby house. The property is very peaceful being located along a small track on the edge of the village away from the main road. Just a 10 minute walk into the pretty village of Mortagne there are bakeries, small supermarket, butchers, pizzerias, cafes, tourist office etc. The lower part of the village is a picturesque little port with more restaurants and bars. The golden sandy beaches of St Georges and Royan are 20 mins drive. For those interested in birdwatching the woods, estuary and marshes are a paradise.
Our prices are fully inclusive. We don't charge a security deposit, but we do expect breakages to be paid for.
Changeover day is Saturday. We ask guests to vacate the cottage by 10am and to arrive after 4pm.
There is one bedroom with double bed. The en-suite has shower,wc, basin and heated towel rail.
*The kitchen diner is equipped with fitted cupboards, dishwasher, large fridge-freezer, microwave, oven, hob, toaster and sandwich maker.
*The utility room has washing machine, iron, ironing board, drying rack, hoover, buckets, brushes etc
*The sunny lounge area has french doors onto terrace, a double settee, armchair, WIFI (bring your own laptop) satellite TV, radio (UK channels) DVD, plus books, local maps and board games.
The cottage is thoroughly cleaned between rentals. Bed linen and bathroom and poolside towels are supplied and there is a weekly linen change for guests staying 2 weeks or more. Extra bedding available on request.
There will be a few basic provisions and a complimentary bottle of local wine when you arrive. We will buy in extra food for your arrival if you let us know. We can also recommend an excellent catering and home delivery service. We cannot accommodate children or pets and ask you not to smoke inside the cottage.
Charente Maritime is the second sunniest part of France (after Provence) so most of the time you can expect to enjoy fabulous weather and a lot of time outdoors. We try to provide you with everything you need to make the most of this.
The outside dining table has a parasol and 4 chairs. There are 2 reclining sunloungers and a BBQ. Secure car parking is behind electronic gates. The 10m x 5m pool is geothermally heated (usually 28 degrees) from May to August and is chlorine free. Wide roman steps allow easy access to the shallow end (0.9m), shelving to the deep end (1.5 m) The electronic cover keeps the pool safe, clean and warm. The pool and its surrounding terrace are on the sheltered side of the cottage set in 1 acre of garden laid mainly to lawn, with trees and flower beds. You will usually have sole, child-free use of the pool. The walk along this track (as well as many other tracks in the area) will take you down through fields of sunflowers, maize and vines, woodland and wild flowers towards the sea. Birdwatchers will be delighted with the many species to be found in the area, especially on the estuary, where you will see avocets, curlews, plovers, storks, egret and many more, and in the garden hoopoes, redstarts and quails.
With panoramic views of the Gironde estuary, you are guaranteed a peaceful, relaxing holiday. The village is a 10 minute walk and has all the shops you need. Another 5 minutes brings you to the picturesque port, with its yacht marina and restaurants.
Locally there is a good municipal tennis court - free to use- and horseriding .
We will usually be at home to welcome you and available most days to help you make the most of your stay. However you are unlikely to see much of us unless you want to. The cottage is very secluded and we like to respect your privacy.
Having lived in this area for 30 years we know this part of France very well and can help with French translation if necessary.
We had a lovely time at Moulin Rompu, the cottage was comfortable and the weather was amazing, summer in the spring! The cottage was just as described and everything, including the wifi, worked as it should. The view of the Gironde Estuary was varied and...More
Although the weather was not perfect, we had a wonderful week. Having the pool just outside the kitchen door was indeed a luxury my wife made full use of.
There were lots of good restaurants nearby and we had good meals at reasonably prices every...More
We stayed in this Gite for two weeks and have to say we had a very comfortable holiday. The Gite is equipped with very good quality fittings and has everything one would need on a holiday.
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This was our first visit to the cottage at Moulin Rompu and it certainly will not be our last. Everything about the cottage is first rate; from decor to design, everything has been carefully planned to ensure guests have a wonderful holiday. Visitors could easily...More
The coast in this part of France is truly beautiful. There are many excellent safe swimming beaches around Royan, the nearest being just 20 minutes drive. Choose from small sheltered coves to spectacular stretches of pristine sand such as St Georges de Didonne. There is a lot going on here. In summer enjoy wonderful music festivals and spectacular firework displays not to mention a host of restaurants offering a superbe range of cuisine and fabulous seafood. A 45 minute drive will take you to La Cote Sauvage - a fantastic, 20km, protected beach and dune area - for advanced beach lovers!
Across the Gironde, which is the largest estuary in Europe, is the Medoc - one of the most famous wine regions in the world. The chateaux of Margaux, Lafite, Latour, Rothschild, Haut-Brion, Leoville and ...
To get the most from your stay, you will need a car or bikes. The area is a cyclist paradise with very low volume of traffic, lots of idyllic country lanes, cycle tracks and many other cyclists to swap stories with.
Locally the are free bus services to the main coastal resorts and even a free taxi service to take you to the bus stop!