1930s beach villa for holidays near Royan

Meschers-sur-Gironde (13km from Royan), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM004878 Advertiser since: 16 June 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Rose Mousse Self Catering 5 12 2 Double convertible sofa in separate tv room.

About this property

30s Villa 5 Mins Stroll to Beach, Restaurants, Town. This villa is in a coastal town setting.

15 TO 22 JULY 2017, NOW £999


Period 1930's villa, at Meschers, near Royan. Spend your holiday at the seaside, great for large families or friends holidaying together. The Atlantic coasts sandy beaches are only 5 minutes stroll away, as is the town centre for all your self catering needs.

At Meschers you can buy fresh crossiants for your breakfast or walk to restaurants, bars (over 20 within 20 minutes walk) shops, supermarket, fresh produce market and pleasure/working port.

Our spacious house is ideal for all the family, large and small - even teenage guests have been impressed! Brightly decorated with some 1930's period furniture, but with the family in mind. Free wi-fi.
Ground floor - Kids tv/playroom, with UK and French tv channels, games and dvd player. This room can be used a 6th bedroom as it has a double convertible sofa.
Adults lounge and through dining room, 2 bathrooms and toilets. Equipped kitchen and breakfast room. Outside 12 seater table under covered patio for bbq and al fresco eating, relax whilst the children play in the large safe garden, with mature fruit trees. Off-street parking.

Five bedrooms (2 doubles, 2 singles, 1 family, cots available), 1 with romantic balcony for a starlit drink. See below for some ideas as there is lots to do and see in the area and further afield. That's if you wish to do anything more that relax in the garden with a chilled glass of Pineau, and a shrimp (or mussel) on the bbq!
We love Meschers as it is a small town by the sea. Everything is easily accessible on foot - the beach, shops, bars, restaurants, supermarket, pleasure port and fresh produce market.

It is a great base for exploring the area too, there is so much to see and do if you want to go out and about.
It's a lovely part of the world to wander - pine forests, cave dwellings in the cliff face, or just sit, relax in a cafe and let the world go by.

Easy access by road (A10 motorway is 30 mins away), Bordeaux and La Rochelle airports.
Bike hire 5 minutes away.

No long hot car journey, enjoy the beach when you want, great for relaxing, playing, sailing, jet skis etc. Available to hire either at Meschers or at nearby St Georges de Didonne.




Kitchen and dining

Equipped separate kitchen. Crockery etc for at least 12 people. Pots, pans, cooking utensils.

Dishwasher, microwave, gas oven with 4 ring hob (gas included), electric grill, coffee-maker, fridge-freezer.

Dining room with living room. Large extendable table (seats 12). Highchair on request.

Breakfast room/veranda off kitchen, view over garden.

Large covered dining area on patio, seating for 14. Large bbq.

Living rooms

Adults living room, with sofa and leather club chairs.

Second room, tv room/kids play room. UK and French tv. Dvd player. Lots of toys and games.

Can be used as 6th bedroom, double convertible sofa.


Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Max 12.

Bedroom 1 : One antique double 4'6" bed, sink, balcony. Space for cot, provided on request.

Bedroom 2 : One antique double 4'6" bed, balcony.

Bedroom 3 : One double 4'6" bed, plus one set of bunk beds.

Bedroom 4 : One single bed.

Bedroom 5 : One single bed.

Possible to use the tv room as a 6th bedroom, double sofa bed.

NB you need to walk through the family room to access the 2 single bedrooms.
Linen and towels can be hired. Duvets, pillows, with cases included.


Both bathrooms have baths, great for kids. Two hot water heaters on 24/7.
Both toilets are downstairs.
Bathroom 1 : Toilet, bath with shower, downstairs.
Bathroom 2 : Bath with shower, upstairs - no upstairs toilet.
Baby bath and small child toilet seats.
Towels can be hired. Bath mats included.


Included in price, fuel heating, period cast iron radiators, individual electric heating. Wood fire in living room.


Free serve Sky box for UK television and radio. French tnt channels, via Orange.
Free wi-fi.
Toys and games.
Stereo - cd and radio.

Garden and outside

Large secured garden with fruit trees and lockable gates. Closeable gate between front and back gardens. Help yourself to any available fruit.
Lovely wooden covered terrace eating area with large table and 14 garden chairs. Big bbq.
Sunloungers, tables, benches.
Alleyway can be used for boules - provided. Beach and garden toys.

Parking and garages

Free parking outside the front and back of house. Possible to bring cars into the back garden.
Leave the car, no hot car journeys - walk to beach, town, shops, restaurants, market, port etc.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for large families, families and friends holidaying together.
Teenagers as easy walk to town centre and beach - don't have to be driven about by parents!
Great garden and house for children.

Information about any additional facilities

Taxe de sejour included. Cleaning products included. As is gas, water, electricity. Tea towels, bath mats.
Cleaning service available on subscription - £75.
Towels and linen can be hired for small charge.
Cots and highchairs available free of charge. Stairgates, babybath, small children toilet seats. Changing mat.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Royan, or weekly brocantes in area.
Distance: 10 km

Beach holidays


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Sea Fish.
Name of nearest fishing location: Port of Meschers
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: St Palais sur Mer
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Equipassion, 50 Avenue Paul Roullet, 17110 Saint-Georges-de-Didonne
Distance: 3 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Semussac



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Pine forests, beaches


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Les Hauts de Talmont sur Gironde
Distance: 4 km

About the Owner, Mrs Shelley Smith

Hi, originally from London we made the move to the Charente Maritime in 2002, with our 2 young children. We had a brocante shop in London and still like bargain hunting at brocantes. Eating in or out with friends. Taking our vintage caravan and American car out and about. We like visiting the rich local history, old buildings and chateaux, along with walking in the countryside, and of course, going to the seaside.

Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? We love Meschers as it is a small town by the sea. Everything is easily accessible on foot - the beach, shops, bars, restaurants, supermarket, pleasure port and fresh produce market. In the summer there are lots of extra things going on - live music in the town and at the beach, special evening markets, etc. You can leave the car at the house and enjoy the charms of Meschers and the beach as and when you want.
It's a great part of the world to wander - pine forests, grottes - cave dwellings in the cliff face, or just sit, relax and let the world go by in one of the local bars/restaurants, either at the beach, port or town. Or hire a bike and follow one of the many cycle routes, or kayak on the sea, go for a boat ride, visit Talmont - so much to do within a close radius.
Also It is a great base for exploring the area - La Palmyre zoo, Saintes, La Rochelle, Cognac etc.
Easy access by road (A10 motorway is 30mins away), 4.30 hours from St Malo. Bordeaux and La Rochelle airports.
Unique benefits of property Rose Mousse is spacious without being rambling, plenty of space for all of you. Teenagers can get out and about to shops or the beach, there are buses too.
Perfect location with all commodities and the beach within easy walking distance.
A 1930's belle epoch villa, with high ceilings. The bedroom balconies provide extra outside space.
Equipped kitchen, and sunny breakfast room. Two living areas, great play room for kids and relaxed seated living room for adults.
The large, safe, enclosed garden gives plenty of space for kids to play, whilst parents can relax - benches and sun loungers, plus shady trees. Wooden covered dining area looks out across the garden for al fresco eating morning, lunchtime or evening. Super sized bbq.
Everything you need for a relaxing holiday with friends and family

The Owner Recommends

So much to see and do!

There is lots to do in the area - within walking distance of Rose Mousse you can go sailing (including sailing lessons), wind surfing, hire bikes, visit the famous cave dwelling (Grottes), take a boat trip, go fishing or walking in the pine forests. 10 pin bowling alleys, with kids play area, pool tables etc. Thai massage and beauty treatments, boxing and swimming lessons (not at the same time!) Beautiful car-free Talmont, with it's white painted houses and hollyhocks - go on a Tuesday evening in the summer when the church, towns shops and restaurants stay open til 11pm and are lit up by candle light. Lovely to walk there, along the Estuary. Within 10 minutes drive (or a bus ride) at St George de Didonne is an ariel tree adventure park, with different levels depending on your nerve! There is a level for young children too. A hit is also the crazy golf in the woods. Royan, with it's 1950's architecture, more beaches, shopping, jet ski hire, wind surfing, wine tasting at local wine growers/chateaux. Go karting, paintball and quadbike hire. Within a 30 minute drive you can go surfing at the cote Sauvage (wild coast), take a trip to the oyster beds, visit the famous zoo at La Palmyre (you can go by bus) or Romanesque Saintes, take a boat trip around Fort Boyard, day trips to visit the Cognac distilleries, Futuroscope, Puy de Fou, Bordeaux vineyards, St Emillion, chic La Rochelle and it's aquarium - the list is endless.... that is if you want to do anything! There is loads of up to date tourist info at the house, and the tourist office is in the high street, where you can find details of local fetes and goings on. If you don't want to drive you can also take the public bus from round the corner. This runs to Royan (where you can also get the train), further up the coast to the Zoo and beaches of La Tremblade.