About Fisherman's Cottage

On the Gironde river

Mortagne-sur-Gironde is a lovely fishing village in the Charente-Maritime - only 20 minutes drive from the great beaches at Meschers and Royan. The village has all you need for your holiday - in the upper town there is a pizzeria, a bar, and all the essential shops including bank and post office.

Our Fisherman’s cottage is in the pretty port of La Rive, Mortagne-sur-Gironde. The cottage is just 100 metres from the port, where there are restaurants, cafes and a few shops - a boulangerie, a cabin selling freshly made hot dishes when you don’t feel like cooking, and a little stall with fresh fruit, wine and other essentials ! The house itself is an old fisherman’s cottage, and was once an “epicerie” (a village grocers shop) and has a large open plan living area, with a well equipped kitchen, and 3 bedrooms. There is a brand new timber decked terrace overlooking the port, with table, chairs and barbecue. The perfect holiday house from which to visit the tourist attractions in the area - to spend long days on the nearby beaches - or to simply soak up the sun and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this wonderful area of France.



Heating …. Internet …. Iron & Board …. Linens Provided …. Living Room …. Parking …. Towels Provided …. Washing Machine …. Wood Stove.


Dishes & Utensils …. Dishwasher …. Fridge/Freezer …. Microwave …. Oven … Hob.


Child’s Highchair …. Dining Area


Books …. DVD Player & DVD’s …. Stereo …. Television.


Non smoking …. pets welcome …. Wheelchair inaccessible.


Bedrooms 3 …. Double rooms 2 …. Bunk room 1 …. Sleeps 6.


Shower room 1 …. WC 2

Fisherman's Cottage

A picture of Fisherman's Cottage, La Rive by Gites en Charentes Maritime.


Local to Mortagne-sur-gironde

Outdoor Activities

Cycling / Walking

Cycling is a very popular activity, with kilometres of routes around our area. Cycle hire available.

There are some great walks in the area from a gentle stroll out to the estuary to a hike along the river to Port Maubert.

Leisure & Pleasure


In the port of La Rive there are a number of restaurants, then as you explore the area you will find some very good places to eat, Le Cottage at Arces, Auberge des Monards at Les Monards, and Le Domaine du Seudre at St Germain du Seudre being three of our favourites.

Outdoor Activities

Sailing / Kayaking

There is a very good sailing school in Port Maubert, it’s a great place to leave the kids if you want to go wine/cognac tasting ! Otherwise there are sand yachts at St Georges de Didonne or sailing in Royan.

There is also kayaking at Port Maubert.

Leisure & Relaxation

Wine Tasting

Vineyards abound with most doing cellar sales and tastings, the vineyards in the Mortagne area producing mainly Cognac & Pineau, with some good local white, red and rose wines. Further south you are in the Bordeaux region with a huge variety of vineyards to visit. If you are feeling adventurous you can cross to the left bank and enjoy tasting the Medoc wines.

Outdoor Activities

Bird Watching

The area around Mortagne is a haven for birdlife - there are wonderful walks out towards the Gironde estuary, where you can spot storks, herons, egrets and other waterbirds. There are guided walks on Sunday mornings - enquire at the Tourist Office.


Family Attractions

There are numerous Activities and attractions within 60 minutes of Mortagne-sur-Gironde.


Places of interest

There are many places to visit - La Fa (Roman-Gallo site near Talmont) - Talmont - Amphitheatre in Saintes



There are many things to do on the Gironde river, from fishing to taking a day trip around the Gironde estuary.


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Available dates are denoted by green squares and dates that have already been booked are denoted by grey squares.

Rental Rates

Dates & Tariff

Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries. We can take payment for your holiday via bank transfer; please contact us if you need to discuss alternative payment methods. A deposit of 30% is required to secure your booking. Final payment is due 6 weeks before the beginning of your holiday. We require a security deposit of £300 to be paid at the same time as final payment - this will be returned to you within 7 working days after the end of your holiday.

Rental Period (2017) Minimum Nights Additional Nights Weekly
07 Jan - 01 April / 22 April - 27 May 2 £60 (80€) £375 (505€)
03 June - 24 June/26 August - 23 Sept 7 £500 (675€)
01 July - 19 August 7 £700 (945€)
Easter 08 April - 15 April 7 £500 (675€)
30 Sept - 09 Dec. 2 £60 (80€) £375 (505€)
Christmas 16 Dec - 30 Dec 7 £500 (675€)
Rental Periods in 2016

2nd Jan to 12th March and 9th April to 28 May and 1st October to 10th December, booking for a minimum of 2 nights. Nightly rate £60 / 80€ or weekly for £375 / 505€.

19th March to 2nd April and 4th June to 25th June and 27th August to 24th September, booking for a minimum of 7 nights. Weekly rate £500 / 675€.

2nd July to 20th August, booking for a minimum of 7 nights. Weekly rate £700 / 945€.

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  • As soon as we stepped into the beautifully presented Fisherman’s Cottage we felt its peace and comfort envelop us. Everything in the gite has been carefully considered, so that whatever you need is there for you, cleverly placed exactly where you want or need it to be. We had a wonderfully restful and interesting week, finding that perfect holiday sense of having been lifted out of ourselves for a while. We have no hesitation in whole-heartedly recommending your stay at Fisherman’s Cottage.

    — Katherine & Nev, Somerset
  • Just returned from a wonderful relaxing holiday in Mortagne. This is the first year the cottage has been available to rent and every care has been taken by the owners to provide a clean, well equipped, homely feel for your holiday. We loved it so much we extended our holiday and have already booked again for next year.

    — Sparky, United Kingdom
  • Lovely cottage, super location and the owners where helpful without being intrusive - just perfect!

    — Kim & Sarah, UK
  • We have stayed at this cottage a couple of times now and love it to bits. We’ll doubtless be back next year, as the area is delightful, the cottage clean and comfortable and just what you need for a relaxing, fun-filled break.

    — Fleur & Steve, England

Meet The Owners

We are Blue and Jo Walshe and after spending lots of time in France, and especially in the Charente-Maritime area over many years we have finally done it and moved here ! We now live just a few kilometres away from our gite in Mortagne, which we bought in 2013. We have always loved France for its food, its wine, and especially for its way of life - we have found a little bit of paradise here - and hope you will too.

Time out

The Organiser

Jo Walshe

Essex girl,

Looking busy


Blue Walshe

Australian, well balanced - chip on both shoulders. Suppose to be retired but spends most of the time working for the ORGANISER.

LOVES :- Living in France, the weather, the wine, the food

HATES :- Cold dank weather.

Lets see

The Relaxer


LOVES :- Spending lots of time relaxing in bed, sometimes checking out the other cats to make sure they are not up to something he should be involved in.