Cottage set in vineyards, Charente Maritime - PM005541

Saint-Sorlin-de-Conac, Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM005541 Advertiser since: 30 May 2017
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Gironde Cottage Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1 1 additional person on a folding orthopaedic bed.

About this property

Set Amongst Vineyards with Extensive Estuary Views.. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

Our 2 bedroom cottage is situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Saint-Sorlin-de-Conac amongst vineyards. The south west orientation with far reaching views along the Gironde estuary provide for amazing sunsets, enjoyable evenings and al fresco dining.

The location is ideal being only a short drive from the towns of Mirambeau and St-Cier-sur-Gironde where you will find supermarkets, banks, restaurants and bars. The beaches and holiday towns of Royan, Mescher and St George de Didonne are a pleasant scenic drive as is the beautiful historic city of Bordeaux and Blaye Citadelle. Boat trips from the nearby port and nature reserve of Vitrezay can take you directly to the elegant Chateaux of the Medoc. The cottage therefore boasts an ideal location catering for all holiday needs.

The site and locality is shared with an abundance of wildlife, in particular the diverse wealth of birds, with storks choosing to nest close to the estuary and hawks and kites soaring the skies during the summer months. Vineyards surround the cottage, producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot wine; Pineau de Charente and Cognac. The uninterrupted views across the estuary, vines and marshland are interspersed with fields of sunflowers, wheat and maize.

The cottage is traditional Charantais with exposed beams with all rooms on the same level. Accommodation consists of a generous hallway, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, living room and kitchen dinning room. The south west garden is fenced with a terrace to enjoy the views and amazing sunsets.

The location of our holiday cottage provides the perfect holiday home where you can spend days relaxing, visiting local tourist attractions, sunbathing on the beach, enjoy the amazing wildlife and scenery of the Gironde estuary, and exploring the history of the area.



Kitchen and dining

The large kitchen dining room leads off from the living room and provides access to the garden through frenchdoors. The kitchen provides ample cupboards and storage and is equipped with gas cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. A kettle, coffee-machine, and toaster are provided, together with all cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery.

The dining table seats 6 comfortably and is a central focus to the room.

Living rooms

The living room is adjacent to the kitchen and dining area with views over the garden towards the Gironde Estuary. Seating is provided for 5, together with coffee-tables and table lights. The tv, dvd, cd and music system are located in the living room.

The focus of the living room is the efficient log burning stove


The 2 large bedrooms are located off the main entrance hall to the front of the cottage. One bedroom has a king size bed the other bedroom has 2 single beds and additional quality fold away bed to provide sleeping for 3. The 2 single beds can be made up as a double if required. All bedrooms have wardrobes, chests of drawers, bed side cabinets and bedside lights.

Bedlinen is provided.


The spacious bathroom is located off the main entrance hallway and includes bath with shower over, basin (with storage under) and wc. A washing machine is also available and located within the bathroom area.


Heating is mainly provided by the powerful log burning stove (winter) and assisted with electric heaters (mobile and fixed).


The television receives satellite UK channels and can also receive French television. There is a dvd / cd player and a selection of dvd’s, together with a Bluetooth stereo speaker system. We provide a selection of games, and some French and English books. Wi-Fi is also available.

Garden and outside

To the rear of the property is a private garden with direct access into the vineyards. The garden comprises a grass area, shrub boarders and deck terrace. The decked terrace has a dining table, 6 chairs, charcoal barbecue (charcoal not provided) and sun umbrella. The garden is completely fenced and therefore ideal for children and dogs.

Parking and garages

Within the front garden, parking is provided for one family size car. The cottage is accessed from a shared drive adjacent to owners home and where required (please request in advance) we can accommodate additional vehicles or larger vehicles within the adjoining property and land

Visitor suitability

Although the house has not been adapted for disabled, the cottage is on one level providing easy access to all rooms.

Information about any additional facilities

The thick stone walls of our cottage provide a cool home in the summer and the efficient log burning stove quickly heats the cottage for a cosy winter retreat.

We live in the adjoining property and are fluent in French, English, and Italian. We are always happy to help and can provide information on local events and area. Tourist leaflets and maps are provided within the cottage.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

* Vet details: As dog owners ourselves, we accept well behaved dogs. Our local vet is located in Mirambeau. Please contact us for details.


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Brocantes are held locally throughout the year with many more during the summer months. The local “Vacancier” (available online and locally) provides detail of events.
Distance: 2 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Sea and lake fishing available
Name of nearest fishing location: Pole Nature de Vitrezay
Distance: 5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Royan - Maine Gaudin 17420 Saint Palais sur Mer - Tél. : 05 46 23 16 24. There is also a golf course at Mentendre
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Stables at St Thomas de Conac and Mortagne
Distance: 2 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various market trails adjacent and close to cottage


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Pineau de Charente, Cognac and a variety of wines are available within the village and locally from several producers. Access to the Medoc and Chateaux can be via passenger and guided boat trip from Vitrezay, crossing on the Gironde by Ferry (Blaye).
Distance: 1 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Bruno & Fiona Sicomori

We are Fiona and Bruno and after many years of visiting France we realised we could continue our professional work whilst spending time in the beautiful Charente Maritime. We bought the cottage in 2006 and later purchased the adjoining home for our own use. We look forward to welcoming you to our cottage.

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? Best of both worlds - Bordeaux City, relaxed country and beaches are all easy to access.
Unique benefits of property Uninterrupted views and south west orientation along the Gironde Estuary.

The Owner Recommends

Jonzac Night Market

Held throughout the summer in the town of Jonzac (24km). The night market is populated by locals and mainly French tourists and is a friendly place to sit and enjoy the local produce whilst listening to live music.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 8.5
  • Comfort: 8.5
  • Condition: 8
  • Facilities: 8
  • Local Amenities: 7
  • Setting: 9.5
  • Value for Money: 10
8.8 / 10 Neil Andrew 18 July, 2018

A great place to go to chill out and relax, surrounded by vineyards, beautiful!

Watching the sunset each evening was a delight, even on the one cloudy night when the sun reflected off the sea onto the clouds, magical!

It was refreshing to breath such clear country air.

Owners were ever so friendly and helpful.

What a pity I had to go home.

8.7 / 10 The Richardsons 7 August, 2017

A lovely cottage in a very quiet location. It overlooks vineyards and the river estuary. Beautiful to sit outside in the evening and watch the sunset.
Owners Bruno and Fiona are lovely, friendly and helpful. They gave our son grapes from their vine which he loved.
Good, clean, accommodation with all you need for a great holiday. Beaches a bit far but worth the trip. And the zoo at La Palmyre is fantastic.
Highly recommended to get away from it all.