Moreau - Le Pressoir

Charente-Maritime
Self-catering


Charming 18th-century farmhouse with antiques plucked from southern France, a beautiful terrace, and lovely owner Marian close by

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 7

The
Experience

Along with the neighbouring farmhouse, this fine 18th-century Charentais house is a treasure chest of antiques and objets, carefully put together by owner Marian. The front doors were recycled from a local château, there’s a lovely pine armoire from a priest’s house in Bordeaux and, in the kitchen/dining room, black and white crockery and chandeliers from Nantes. Marian’s skill is that she creates interiors that are simple and uncluttered, and lets the architecture speak for itself. Rooms, large, airy and filled with light, have pure white walls and aged terracotta tiles. French windows lead from the kitchen to the big walled terrace, perfect for sunny breakfasts, and a private garden with a raised pool beyond. There’s a triple bedroom upstairs, and two doubles down, spacious and cool in the pressoir where the grapes were pressed to make pineau de Charentes, an aperitif for which the area is famous. Colours are muted pinks and fawns, beds are brass and views are of the garden. Beautiful, serene and worth every penny.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

  • Pub 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
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Closed
October - June.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £130
Weekly price
from £890
1 House for 7
From £1303 bedrooms

Reviews

This is the fourth time my partner and I along with our two springer spaniels, Berta and Rocket have stayed at Le Pressoir. We have had yet another superb three weeks holiday. Weather beautiful and the house as always was immaculate but you do feel that you can relax and unwind. We have become firm friends with Marian, Barry and Peggy (the owners) and had a couple of long, lazy lunches with them. Drinking more wine than I care to remember! We were also joined by a couple of friends for a week and they cannot wait to return. We will of course be back same time next year. Roll on September 2013!

Jason

A long overdue mention of this little gem! We have stayed at the Pressoir on two separate occasions (April 2015 and August 2016) and have thoroughly enjoyed both experiences. The house is beautifully decorated and well equipped making for a very welcoming atmosphere. A perfect combination of charm and functionality.

Jacquelyn, Madrid

Marian & Barry have created the most beautiful idyll at Moreau. We are a family of 5 and it was perfect for all our needs. The rooms are all decorated with superb attention to detail. Comfortable beds and copious amounts of beautiful French linen! the garden is sensational; totally enclosed with a fabulous pool. We played rounders, badminton and football. I hesitate to endorse Le Pressoir as it may not be available next year when we wish to return!!

Elayne, Glasgow

I reviewed Le Pressoir three years ago however I wanted to share my views once again from my recent three week stay. All I can say is this place just gets better and better!! The property is beautifully presented and it feels like our own little French idyll. We never imagine anyone else ever stays here other than ourselves. The bedding always smells so fresh and clean and after our eight hour drive from Calais with our three dogs it is just perfect. We again had some lovely meals with Barry, Marian and Peggy and took the dogs long walks around the unbelievably quiet country lanes. Heaven!

Jason

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Marian Sanders

  • Walk through the woods to the boulangerie in Cercoux to buy your buttery croissants for breakfast, don't miss their beautiful strawberry tarts , Veronique will make them to order for you.
  • One of the best markets in France is at Libourne on a Sunday morning, in the indoor market you will be dazzled by the array of cheeses and fish, breathtaking, don't be late, it is all over at noon!
  • Visit the exquisite town of St Emilion, walk through the cobbled medieval streets and have lunch in one of the many restaurants, this unesco world heritage site, famous for it's wine is one of the most beautiful places in France.
  • Children love the swimming lake and sandy beach at Montguyon, only ten minutes away from Moreau. Pack a picnic or eat at the little cafe there.
  • See the Stars! In this unspoilt part of France there is no light pollution, sit back on the terrace in the evening and watch the stars, simply magical! You can also see the satellites as they circle the earth.
  • Finally, take a day away from the peace of Moreau and visit Bordeaux, second only to Paris for architectural beauty and charm, it is only a 45minutes drive but you can also take the train from Coutras, you will want to return again and again.