Domaine du Meunier

Mortagne sur Gironde, Charente-Maritime
Bed & Breakfast


Charming, lively hosts welcome you to a great big lived-in house with watery views and an eclectic vibe. Families and foodies, stay a while

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

A lovely, friendly house built in 1893 as a flour factory and renovated perfectly for you. Find a living room with a library and a piano, a dining room and a games room. Breakfast – at the big friendly table or out on the lawn – is a feast of fruits, breads, cakes, pastries, jams, and coddled eggs from the family’s hens; dinner (twice a week in high season) is lively! In summer the sun shines through large windows as dogs and children romp in the gardens, and you wind up the great walnut stair to bedrooms calm and serene. The outbuildings have become gîtes, the ‘Pinball Hall’ (with 35 machines from the 60s and 70s) hosts events, and the family live in the old mill. Stroll through the walled garden, let the children splash in the pool, doze in an antique deckchair; twice a day high tide means you can swim or sail then return to fresh seafood from local fishermen. Views are gentle, to canal and countryside beyond, while the nearby harbour, pretty with sailing boats, joins the port to the Gironde. Culture abounds with jazz nights and an outdoor film festival. This is a fascinating area… stay a while.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-7pm, please get in touch if you would like to arrive after 7pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner, €25, twice weekly in high season; book ahead. Restaurants 50m.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €70
Surcharges
Singles €70-€80. Extra bed/sofabed available €10-€20 per person per night.
3 Doubles
From €70
2 Twins
From €70

Reviews

The whole family (parents and 3 boys aged 8,6 and 2) enjoyed our 3 nights in this quirky and original place. The setting by the quay provides a beautiful view. The kids loved the hall of pinball machines and the 'basins' for a quick dip. The gardens are leafy and rambling and perfect for a self made drink or meal. We explored the charante coast during the day and enjoyed dinners by the quayside in the evening. The hosts were relaxed and very friendly. Our apartment was spacious, comfortable and original.

Sarah

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ariane & Coen Ter Kuile

  • Our great collection of Pinball Machines from the sixties & seventies are playable every evening between 7 and 8) clock with a good glass of wine and plateau de fruits de mers from our local fisherman!
  • Wine, Cognac & Pineau des Charentes tastings: we live in the middle of the best wineyards, more and more are switching to organic. We can you introduce you to them during a tasting that we organise at our Domaine.
  • There are several restaurants at walking distance, from gastronomic 'haute cuisine', trendy oyster-bars to pizzeria & fish & chips! Fresh bread, croissants and organic vegetables are available around the harbour every morning.
  • Beaches are at 20 minutes from our Domaine. The atlantic coast where you can surf and have fun in big waves is half an hour drive.
  • For Brocante-lovers, this is the place to be! As you can see at the pictures of our Domaine, we love brocantes a lot and we love to share the best adresses for a special 'bric-à-brac'-tour in the area. One of them is in La Minoterie, on walking distance!
  • For sporty people, this area is great for biking (look at strava) , walking, running, horseriding, fishing, tennis & golf. There are several possibilities for boattrips or sailing courses. Discover the beatifull coast and cliffs of the Gironde Estuary