Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This charming cottage is set in walled and gated front garden and private courtyard back garden. It is 2 min walk to the delightful village square of La Noue which offers bakery-market -bike hire-deli- fish mongers, newsagents and restaurants.
A contemporary white-washed island home with modern amenities. Woodburner for cosy out of season stays Oct to Mar. Open plan living room, dining area and kitchen leads to quite child and adult friendly front and secluded back courtyard garden great for BBQs.
House has 1 bedroom with double bed, large family sized leather sofa and king size sofa/bed, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, high speed internet connection for use with your laptop subject to availability. Flat screen TV-french freeview channels and DVD player, DVD collection on site, making it the perfect base to explore the unspoilt villages, fishing ports and fabulous restaurants the island has to offer.
La Noue beach and children play park a is 5 min walk away with climbing frames, ping pong, basket ball hoop and volley ball/badminton net.
The best way to enjoy the island is on bike and most of the island can be explored this way without use of a car.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||5 min walk 700 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 10 km, Nearest railway: La Rochelle 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
House is well equipped bath and shower, triflow tap with water filter in the kitchen. Washing machine and dishwasher.
Comfortable sofa's good size dining table inside and outside. BBQ, Expresso machine, Flat screen TV, iPod docking station and WiFi-subject to availability. This property does not have a concierge service included, we provide meet and greet and help with any problems that accrue at the house that are affecting your stay.
Travel cots and high chairs for babies available on request.
|Further details outdoors||
Parking within gates for small car - free car parks close by. Gap between gates for parking 1.87 wide 1.81 high. Plenty space for bikes a bike rack within front garden which is walled and gates lock.
Wooden table and 6 chairs, BBQ, washing line.
4 x Sun Loungers.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
The department of Charente-Maritime is situated on the west coast of France between Nantes and Bordeaux. Beautiful sandy beaches line the coast and the area is famous for its oyster farms vineyards and salt flats. The historic port of La Rochelle lies at the centre of the department and is the access point for the Ile de Ré.
The Ile de ré is a beautiful island just off the coast of La Rochelle a relaxing and idyllic place to holiday. Charming French villages in between it's dotted with nature reserves where multitudes of birds and wildlife live, protected from the advance of mass tourism and high rise.
The island is famous for its salt, which is collected by salters towards the western end of the island, its oysters and its potatoes, all of which you can enjoy in the many restaurants scattered throughout the island's villages.
The waters around the Ile de ré are loved by all watersports enthusiasts – windsurfers, yachtsmen and all sailors. The Atlantic Ocean is much less dangerous here than in other areas of the mainland coast so bathing is recommended for all.
To make your way around the island, get yourself a bike – it is by far the easiest and healthiest and most fun way. There are many hire shops with a great choice of bikes and all sorts of carriages for children dogs shopping etc.
There are more than 60 miles of cycle paths which link all the main villages and beaches. In addition, the island is exceptionally flat so hard work is kept to a minimum and in between the more rugged parts there is always a well earned coffee or ice cream stop not too far away.
Ile de Re
Ile de ré offers an idealized version of French life. Cars are few, most people use the cycle paths that criss-cross the island's vineyards, pine forests and salt flats. Ile de ré salt is very fashionable in gastro circles. The unspoilt glorious sandy beaches are open to all.
The cottage is located in La Noue on the outskirts of St Marie de Ré. It is a quiet, tranquil setting. La Noue village square has its own produce market, offering high quality fresh fish and locally farmed oysters, cheese and patisserie. Everything is within walking distance including three restaurants, bakery, bike hire, small morning market and newsagent. There is a Supermarket in Saint Marie.
Just 15km long and a mere 100 metres at its narrowest point, the island of Ré is home to 16 000 people.
On Ré's southern side you will find many expansive beaches and on its northern side many yachting harbours. Ré has much to offer throughout the year - it's close proximity to mainland cities make it an ideal place as a base camp to explore other cities (Bordeaux and Nantes are just two hours away; La Rochelle approx 20 minutes, but once on the Island you won't want to leave.
The Saint Marie/La Noue area is suited to those who enjoy walks through the vineyards and village life rather than those who prefer the more urban/commercial attractions of La Flotte or Saint-Martin. Sainte Marie has been awarded Staion Verte a national label awarded to French nature and green tourism.