Built on the original site of a fortified castle, Chateau De Mornac offers striking accommodation for up to 14 guests. Set in the village of Mornac-sur-Seudre, this 18th century property boasts seven bedrooms, six bathrooms and a private swimming pool and is set in spacious and well maintained grounds.
- Billiard Room
- Very spacious grounds
- Walking distance to the village
- Panoramic view of the village from 1st floor
- 10 minutes drive from the beach
- Oyster area all around
- Fenced swimming pool
Please note there is a minimum stay of 2 weeks in July and August. If you have a special request, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0843 538 3315
The village of Mornac-sur-Seudre is classified amongst the most beautiful villages in France. It is located on the Arvert peninsula on the Seudre estuary just north of the Gironde estuary. Mornac-sur-Seudre is a medieval village from the 12th Century with charming little streets which house arts and crafts workshops (including painting, weaving and pottery) and a beautiful Romanesque church; a delightful 14th Century market place with fruit, fish, meat and vegetable stalls takes place on Thursday and Sunday mornings. From the village port area you can take the small road on the right-hand side which follows the canal along which pleasure boats cruise up and down. In the village there is also a bakery, a grocery shop and most importantly you can enjoy 7 restaurants, all within a short walk – one for each evening of the week!
Nearest beaches are just 10 minutes drive: La Plage de la Grande Côte is a family supervised beach which spreads over several kilometres, with car park, restaurants, shops and evening market during the summer; from there, you can reach Plage de La Palmyre by bicycle. There are other beaches in Royan, only 15 minutes from the house: Plage de Pontaillac, La Conche du Chay, Plage du Pigeonnier, Plage du Foncillon - all are supervised from 11 am to 7 pm and most have bars and restaurants. Within 30 minutes drive are many other interesting places: La Palmyre has a large zoo with jaguars, polar bears, orangutans, birds and reptiles; Meychers has troglodyte houses and caves; Marennes is a famous oyster port. Finally just across the Gironde estuary is the famous Bordeaux wine area of Médoc.
The house used to be called “Le Château”; it was built in 1717 on the place of a fortified castle which defended the village of Mornac from enemies coming up the River Seudre. From the main three bedrooms windows of the house, you can easily take advantage of a panoramic view over the village roofs with their curved tiles, the ‘claires’ oyster beds, the canals and the Seudre. However, although the property is right in the village, it has large grounds separate from its neighbours. You enter the large garden by iron gates from a small road, by the village church; then a pebbly driveway leads you to the main large stone building which still has most of its original wooden doors.
You enter the house into a hall with an impressive stone staircase and a protected access to a closed cellar. On your left a door opens onto the main pale blue sitting room. On this floor most rooms are tiled with the local red hexagonal tommette. This room offers comfortable seating and an impressive collection of portraits all around the top of the walls. Then through the doorway, you access to a billiard room with an american billiard table as well as a bridge table and some seats. From this room, you come to another hallway which leads to a suite with a single bedroom interconnected with a double bedroom with outside access to the riverside, an ensuite bathroom and separate wc. The hall also leads to the dining room with a large table large to seat 14, a massive old decorative fireplace and access to the courtyard. Off the dining room are a laundry room with washing machine, a separate wc and a fitted kitchen with American fridge, cooker with oven, dishwasher, and fridge– this opens onto a terrace with table and chairs, ideal for outdoor meals.
You get to the first floor either either via stairs from the dining room or via the impressive staircase from the main hall which has a low stone wall as a balustrade. On the first floor off a small corridor up from the dining room stairs is a bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom/wc with half bath plus shower, and another bedroom with three single beds and its own shower room/wc. (This bedroom also connects with the corridor off which are the 3 double bedrooms).On the first floor off a corridor up from the main hall stairs are three double bedrooms with nice views; one has ensuite bathroom and separate wc, and each of the other two has anensuite shower room and separate wc.
Outside are spacious grounds. There is an old paved terrace all along the house, with stone railing and views across the countryside. In the main courtyard is masses of space given over to rough mown grass and an enclosed swimming pool 12.5m x 6.5m with shallow end and steps. Access to the river is protected by fencing; most of the time, there are horses nearby.
Broadband WiFi available at this property providing clients with free access via their own laptop.
£50 welcome pack available on request.
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Select your dates on the calendar below. Chateau De Mornac is available for a minimum of 1 week, changeover is on
Bespoke dates are sometimes available, please call us on 0207 616 9990.
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- Changeover day
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