21 rue des Halles, Mornac sur Seudre, 17113
Enjoy the charming reception in this 19th century gentleman’s house in the centre of Mornac sur Seudre, a village classified as one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France. The five guest rooms with their bathrooms ‘en suite’ promise you a comfortable night. In the morning you may savour a generous breakfast, depending the weather on the terrace or in the stylish decorated dining room, where the lady of the House will address you in fluent English. At two minutes walking distance you will find an ample choice of specialty restaurants around the Mediaeval harbour of this adorable fishermen’s village.
Description of Le Mornac Bed & Breakfast:Being Dutch, we speak English, French and German, so do not hesitate to contact us in your mother tongue.
The former Mayor’s house at 21 Rue des Halles, opposite the Council House of the mediaeval oyster harbour village of Mornac sur Seudre, was designed for the then Mayor Rouffineau by the architect, Jean Buneau, of the nearby fashionable seaside resort of Royan. The architecture of this grand Charentais townhouse stands out in sharp contrast to the picturesque style of the originally Celtic fisherman’s village of Mornac and is more reminiscent of 19th century Paris.
The ‘Pierre de Taille’ (carved stone) building has a certain elegance with a dash of ‘shabby chic’, an ambiance which the present owners take pride in preserving.
At the rear of the house is a charming walled courtyard where, weather permitting, a copious breakfast is served at a refectory table under a large parasol.
This same location is a lovely setting for pre-dinner cocktails.
There is a small swimming pool discreetly positioned in the corner of the courtyard for a refreshing dip whenever desired.
The Tea Garden
The pretty tea garden can be found across the pathway at the rear of the house where the mature cherry tree is laden with sumptuous cherries in May and provides welcome shade throughout the summer. The classical garden furniture invites one to relax and enjoy afternoon tea.
The Dining Room
On the odd occasion when the weather prevents ‘alfresco’ breakfast, the stylish Salle à Manger provides a cosy alternative. It is furnished with a hint of the style Monsieur Rouffineau had intended.
The well-stocked bookshelves offer an extensive selection of reading and information material in various languages. La Bibliothèque can also be used for board games and card evenings and the piano is at the disposal of ‘accomplished’ amateurs.
Directions to Le MornacFrom Paris: Take the A10 motorway towards Bordeaux, exit 35 towards Royan (N150), has output Saujon Tremeirchion (D14) has Breuillet exit towards Mornac s / Seudre (D140E) has Mornac you will find our house opposite the Town Hall 50 meters after the crossing the train's Gull. From Bordeaux: Take the A10 direction Paris, exit 37 (Mirambeau) direction Royan (D730) in Royan follow direction Rochefort (D733) after 10 km roundabout Tremeirchion (D14) has Breuillet exit towards Mornac s / Seudre (D140E) in Mornac you will find our house opposite the town hall 50 meters after the crossing the train's Gull.
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