Holiday rental cottages in south-west France
  • 7 Elmwood
    Welwyn Garden City
    AL8 6LD
4 holiday cottages for rent in a 17th Century manor house plus a chateau sleeping 22 near the Atlantic coast in the sunny Charente-Maritime in France available for holiday rental. Book with trusted locals Huw and Cathy Thomas, owners of thebestof WelwynandHatfield

Home from Home (International) Ltd, based in Welwyn Garden City,  has been renting self-catering holiday cottages in the Charente-Maritime, France, since 2003 and has excellent 5 star ratings on Tripadvisor. Choose from:

Font Remy

The former manor house of Le Petit Village, a peaceful hamlet set amongst vineyards 2km inland from the pretty fishing village of Mortagne-sur-Gironde in the sunny Charente-Maritime - just 20 minutes from the sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast and just over an hour from Bordeaux and La Rochelle (budget flights from Luton and Stansted). It has been tastefully converted into four self-catering holiday cottages, sleeping 10, 10, 6 and 6 and is set in a walled garden of 2 acres with a huge (15m x 8m) heated pool.

Over 60% of our bookings are repeat guests. So come and see what they love so much!

The four spacious and well-equipped holiday houses have been sympathetically restored with tiled or wooden floors, exposed beams and stone walls.  Each has WiFi, satellite television and a dvd/cd player, plus its own terrace with wooden patio furniture, sunloungers and gas bbqs. There is a heated and fenced 15m x 8m swimming pool with roman steps at the shallow end, swings, seesaw, a boules pitch, badminton and plenty of space for ball games. In the games' barn there are lots of games, toys and books, plus table tennis, a pool table and table football. Tennis, go-karting, horse riding, golf, sailing, bikes and boat hire are all available locally. 

Toddler friendly: cots, highchairs and stairgates are available at no extra charge.

Mortagne has a baker, butcher and small supermarket with bars and restaurants overlooking the boats in the port. It is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute cycle ride down a country lane through the vineyards to get your croissants in the morning. And it is a lovely stroll down late morning for a long and lazy lunch by the water. 

For trips to the seaside you have lots of beautiful sandy beaches to choose from:  the quiet sandy coves at Meschers, the long fine sand at St Georges and Royan and the sheltered, stylish resorts from Pontillac to Saint Palais right up to the wilder stretches of the Cote Sauvage.  You have a different beach for every day of your stay.

La Rochelle and Bordeaux airports are just over an hour away.  By car the journey is 7 hours from Calais, 5 from Caen or St Malo. To find out more please take time to explore our website. There is lots of information about the houses and this lovely area of France and plenty of useful links. We hope you like what you see and that you decide to come and spend your holiday at Font Remy.

Chateau de la Place

19th century chateau, with walled garden, heated pool and hot tub, sleeps 22.  A great place for family celebrations and special birthdays.

The château dominates the small village square of Saint-Fort-sur-Gironde in the sunny Charente Maritime, south-west France. Enjoy the wonderful original features, period furnishings, high ceilings, lovely south facing walled garden, heated swimming pool, hot tub and panoramic views from the roof terrace of the rolling hills and vineyards around. Simply relax in these stunning surroundings or take advantage of the full range of activities on the doorstep.

10m x 5m heated swimming pool – alarmed and fenced 
Jacuzzi hot tub
Stone-built barbecue on large patio, with tables, chairs and sunloungers
Large south-facing walled garden

Roof terrace
Boules pitch
Table tennis (indoors and out), Table football, Bar billiards
Satellite TV
DVD/CD player with dvds
Playstation room
Video and videos for children
Two hard tennis courts and football pitch 2 minutes walk 
25 minutes sandy beaches

The village has a small supermarket and excellent boulangerie, plus twice-weekly food market.  The local bar is friendly and serves good food - everything you need on your doorstep for a relaxing self-catering holiday.

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