Main house (sleeps 6 or 8 – see below note)
Master bedroom with king size bed and separate bathroom
2 double bedrooms with queen size beds
Shower room shared by double and twin bedroom
Kitchen and dining area
Outside eating area for 6
nb. live in staff usually stay in one bedroom, this can be in the main house or guest house dependent on guest requirements
The guest house (sleeps 10 or 12 – see above note)
Double bedroom with queen size bed
Dormitory bedroom for children with 3 single beds and 3 trundle beds
Master bedroom with en suite shower room
Double bedroom with queen size bed, en suite shower room
Kitchen and dining area
Outside eating area for 6-8
Access for both houses:
Large poolside terrace with dining area for 14
Several large seating areas with wonderful sea views
Direct beach access via a garden tunnel
Infinity pool, 12m long (can be heated)
Children’s craft area
Football field with goals
WiFi in both houses
TVs with SKY in both houses
Bicycle rental available on request (payable locally)
Daily maid service
Live-in house couple
Royan is a 10 minute drive
Tennis club is 15 minutes by car
Golf course ‘Golf de Royan’ is 20 minutes by car
La Tremblade, part of the oyster growing region of Marennes-Oleron is 30 min drive
Medoc Vineyards are 35 minutes by car
Bordeaux and La Rochelle are 1 hours drive
Fly to La Rochelle (1 hr) or Bordeaux airport (1hr 15 minute)
Royan is a seaside town on France’s Atlantic coast, at the mouth of the Gironde estuary, an area which benefits from a micro-climate on a par with the Mediterranean coast. It was one of the very first resorts in France to rise from the newly discovered fashion for sea-bathing at the start of the 20th century. Today it remains very much a place that the French choose when they go on holiday and has a wonderful market for fresh local produce.
Sandy beaches stretch for several kilometres either side of the town and are arguably the finest in France, offering a choice ranging from child-friendly beaches near the town to the wild unspoilt beauty of the Cote Sauvage where you can find a quiet spot even in the height of the season. The town also has belle epoque villas and modern, post war architecture such as the concrete Notre-Dame de Royan church. The grand Cordouan Lighthouse stands on an islet in the estuary, which is accessible by ferry.
The location of the house right on the beach, offers access to almost unlimited watersport activities, including; surfing, sailing, kayaking and body boarding. Horse riding and bike hire are also possible nearby. There are mountain bike trails in the nearby forest and the road biking in this area is glorious.
For excursions, La Tremblade, part of the oyster growing region of Marennes-Oleron is 30 minute drive. La Rochelle, Ile de Ré, Ile d’Oléron, Bordeaux, Cognac and Saintes are all good day trips, within an hours drive. Also nearby, you will find vineyards, oyster beds, the Gironde and small fishing ports.
Situated just a short 10 minute drive from the town of Royan in a picturesque location, this fabulous and beautifully restored 1920’s estate is perfectly positioned, surrounded by water on 3 sides and with it’s own private tunnel linking the house directly to a long sandy beach.
The accommodation is shared across 2 houses, the main house and separate guest house, both with sea views. The houses have their own dining terrace, alternatively everyone can come together to dine on the terrace next to the pool. There are many outdoor seating areas around the houses, great if you are in a group but want to enjoy a quiet moment.
You can decide to be as active or inactive as you choose, take one of the house kayaks out to spend an afternoon on the water, or amble to the lovely restaurant a bit further down the beach. Cross the river for a day out visiting the vineyards of Bordeaux, or head to Cognac in the east.
When you return in the evenings, enjoy the beautiful sunsets over the Phare de Courdouan. This is a fabulous house for families coming together, there are so many activities to entertain children, young or old, that everyone will be happy.