Small House w/garden, 2 bedrooms, Great Location, Under 10 Mins Stroll to Family Friendly Sandy Beaches, Town Centre Shops, Restaurants, Market, Port. Wifi, UK TV, Royan
- english, french
About Shelley Smith
We moved to SW France from London in 2002 with our two young children. We live in the countryside, 1 hour from Meschers, but are always availabel if you need us and we will see you into our houses. We had a successful antiques and collectables business, but craved the quieter life for ourselves and our children. As Carl was a builder before, it was no problem for us to do up our own houses. We still love going to brocante markets and shops and continue our passion for old things by kitting out our houses and our home.
Shelley Smith purchased this House in 2005
Why Shelley Smith chose Meschers-sur-Gironde
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. If not, it's a lovely part of the world to wander - pine forests, cave dwellings in the cliff face, or just sit and have a drink and watch the world go by. Easy access by road (A16 motorway is 30 mins away), Bordeaux and La Rochelle airports.
What makes this House unique
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. Walk down to a local restaurant, or get BBQ provisions from the market or supermarket. Relax in the garden or go out and about.
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Perfect location for a break by the coast
We had a wonderful time staying in Rose Tremaine, it was small but perfectly formed for us and our two small children. The kids really appreciated the toys, both for in the house and the beach and we appreciated the location, being able to walk to the nearest beach or into the village was great. The beaches, sandy, gently shelving and not too busy even in school holidays and we made the most of them, any attempts at something more cultural failed and we headed back to the beach. Shelly emailed lots of ideas about where to eat and go which was much appreciated. A great place to stay.
Another great reveiw for Rose Tremiere. As the guests said, ideally situated for the sandy beach or the town centre. We try and make different guests stay special - toys for young ones (along with cot, high chair, potty etc to leave room in your car) and comfy chairs for the garden for those that prefer to relax there.
Characterful and Convenient
Rose Tremiere is a characterful property perfectly situated in a quiet residential corner of Meschers between the shops, the port and the beach. It is well appointed, kept spotlessly clean and we took great pleasure in eating our meals below the trees in the garden. We enjoyed lots of walking nearby but also found it easy to drive to the many interesting places further along the coast in both directions.
Another great review for Rose Tremiere, these guests enjoyed the house and the garden.
(nb the guests that stayed the previous week and left us a bad review because of the dogs next door failed to mention that they had two dogs with them)
Good location but....
Good location spoilt by dogs in adjoining garden who, if they were out, barked every time we moved.
Small house, quite cave like, which was clearly kitted out to a very tight budget. Beds not great, but it did have wifi and a TV.
We have many repeat bookings, so must be doing a lot of things right - read our other reviews.The house is advertised as a small house, I wouldn't call it 'cave like' at all. Never had complaints about the beds, but I am buying new mattresses for next season anyway.
Rose Tremiere has a great location, near to beach, shops, market, restaurants etcs
I'm sorry if next door's dogs disturbed you. I did say that if you have ANY problems whatsoever to contact me - unfortunately this was not the case. If you had done so I'd have contacted the neighbours immediately to complain about their dogs.
A relaxing holiday in a comfortable gite.
We have just had a wonderful, relaxing holiday based at Rose Tremiere, situated in a peaceful location in Meschers. Shelley provided lots of useful information about the cottage and the local area in advance of our visit and also when she met us on arrival - it was good to have that personal contact. The property was clean and equipped as described on the website. The garden was an added bonus and the shade of the large tree invaluable in the high temperatures we experienced. It really is within walking distance of the beach, shops and port - we went for days without moving the car.
Rochefort (about 45mins / 1hour away) was a good day out. The walk to Talmont with all of the birds in the marsh area was also great - for a cooler day as there is no shade.
We would definitely stay here again if we return to this part of France. Thank you Shelley for such a warm welcome and a lovely base for our holiday.
Wonderful Relaxing Holiday
The property is situated in a lovely Small French village, with great walking access to a stunning beach, lovely port area with restaurants and great views from the top of the road over the River Gironde. Supermarket/Petrol also 1 minute away. We have stayed here 4 years in a row and currently planning our 5th return. The village is away from the main stream tourist areas, but Royan can be accessed easily by bus (20mins) for 1.60 euro if you want to leave the car behind.
Lovely clean property, with great customer service.
Thanks for the great and honest review. We get lots of returning guests who love the house, proximately to the beach, town centre and restaurants. Looking forward to seeing you next year.
Excellent location with great garden
The location of this pretty, very clean and comfortable cottage is really good. Walk to restaurants, shops, market (small), port and beaches. Owners very friendly and make a real effort to ensure your stay is enjoyable.
10 easy minutes easy walk to the seaside and beautiful sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast.
No long, hot car journeys. Enjoy the beach at anytime of the day or evening. No need to play sardines, 4 beaches within walking distance. Bars and beach restaurants. Lovely walks through the pine forests to Plage de Suzac or St George de Didonne.
Jetski, windsurfing, sea kayaking hire around Royan.
Surfing at the Cote Sauvage (30 minutes drive away).
Ile de Re and Ile d'Oleron around an hour's drive.
Car and bicycle rental details at the house. Now available at the Super U supermarket at 5 mins walk.
Nearest Airport : La Rochelle at 56 Miles.Bordeaux 112 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 251 Miles
Nearest Train : Royan at 7 Miles
Nearest Motorway : Saintes at 30 Miles
Car: not necessary
Rose Tremiere is situated at Meschers, walk to local attractions - beach, cave dwellings, bowling alley.
Royan is 10 minutes drive.
La Rochelle - under 90 minutes,
See below for more details.
Over 20 bars and restaurants within walking distances in Meschers, on the beaches or at the port. Supermarket under 500m. Town centre with butcher's, 4 bakers etc, market. Music and lots going on everyday in the summer.
Banks, ATMs, church, newspaper shops etc. All available on foot. Night market in the summer months.
Near Royan, Meschers' pretty town centre has everything for a self-catering holiday - supermarkets, daily market, boulangeries, banks, shops, numerous restaurants, bars and cafes (over 20 within a 20 minutes walking radius), wine tastings, pleasure port, boat rides, fishing, sailing or walk in the pine forests. Leave the car at the house, there is plenty to do on foot or using local buses. A short drive for surfing, windsurf, horse riding, tree adventure park, vineyard visits and more beaches. The interesting town of Royan is a 10 minute drive (train station). The zoo at La Palmyre, golf and 'la cote savage' (wild coast) are within half an hour's drive. Days out to chic La Rochelle, Cognac distilleries, Romanesque Saintes, Bordeaux vineyards and shopping, Venise Verte for punting, fantastic Futurascope near Poitiers or Puy de Fou theme park.
Other Activities: Sailing lessons -adult and children, kid's beach club, bowing alley with play area at Meschers, tree adventure park, quad biking, go-karting, paint ball. Indoor swimming pools at Saujon and Royan, Large indoor and outdoor swimming pool complex at Saintes, plus a heated sea water swimming pool at Royan.
There is loads to do in this area, if you want to anything more than just relax.