Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 11
Hidden away in the streets behind La Flotte Harbour, this stunning contemporary villa, is set in private, walled, gardens with its heated open air swimming pool. It is used by it's family owners and is within a few minutes walk of La Flotte harbour with its cafes, excellent restaurants and medieval food market which is open all year. A stunning newly refurbished villa in a prime location with all modern amenities, The villa has 6 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 3 bathrooms, heated swimming pool with sun terraces, balcony, front BBQ coutyard with outside table seating for 10 people to enjoy those long hot summer evenings in this quiet, secluded location.
With best way to enjoy the island is on bike and St Martin (Capital of Ile de Ré) is just a 15 min ride away and most of the island can be explored this way without use of a car. The cosmopolitan town of La Rochelle is only a 15 minutes drive away, adding many possible activities and visits to your stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Flotte 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle (10 mins) - Poitiers (1h30), Nearest railway: St. Malo (4h30) - Caen (5h)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (7), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The property has a handmade, fully equipped, modern kitchen with tall larder fridge, separate freezer with ice maker, separate 35 bottle wine fridge, Bosch dishwasher, double ceramic sink, 5 ring stainless steel gas cooker with electric oven and grill,coffee machine, teak table and chairs for 8/10 persons. Doors to the outside front eating deck and courtyard. Ipod dock and kitchen radio.
A comfortable lounge with high ceilings, leather sofa and two arm chairs, 42" Plasma TV and DVD/Video player, open log fireplace, large decorative dresser, games cupboard and side table. Glazed partition through to the kitchen.
A large open room with oak floors and door onto the outside eating deck. Large 'L' shaped 8 person sofa with drinks table and a dining table suitable for 10 people.
MASTER DOUBLE BEDROOM (en-suite)
Double bedroom with queen size bed with pocket sprung memory mattress, bedside tables and fitted wardrobe. Twin arm chairs and large picture window and door to pool-side terrace with adirondack chairs and coffee table. Leading to
EN SUITE BATHROOM
Luxury en-suite with large 1.2m walk in shower with rain-shower head, Inset ceramic sink, Built in WC and window to side.
Built in toilet with wash hand basin.
UP 5 STEPS FROM KITCHEN TO:
Twin single beds with a bedside and free standing wardrobe. White wash wood panelled wall with shuttered window overlooking the swimming pool.
BUNK BEDROOM and play area.
Oak bunk bed with free standing wardrobe. Shuttered doors onto a balcony overlooking the swimming pool. This room has a large floor area suitable for children to play in and there are cupboards with a limited selection of basic toys and books. This area is equipped with a Sony PlayStation 2 and a gaming LCD television. There is a small selection of games.
Twin iron beds with quality mattresses. Free standing wardrobe with draw. Shuttered window overlooking the front courtyard.
Large cast iron roll top bath, walk in shower with glass screen, wash hand basin, enclosed WC. Italian ceramic floors and walls.
DOWN STAIRS TO:
UTILITY ROOM/SECOND KITCHEN
Wood work surface with ceramic sink and mixer tap. Bosch washing machine, Bosch vented dryer and a range of storage cupboards. Ironing board and Iron.
DOUBLE BEDROOM (en-suite)
Double bedroom with queen size bed with pocket sprung mattress, bedside tables with painted chest of draws and hanging space. Window onto pool side and door into:
SINGLE BEDROOM/BABY ROOM
Small bedroom with single iron bed with pocket sprung mattress and chest of draws. Suitable for a small child or as a baby room. Window to outside.
EN SUITE BATHROOM
Luxury en-suite with glass shower enclosure with rain-shower head, table top ceramic sink, Built in WC and porthole window.
|Further details outdoors|
11m x 6m heated swimming pool with natural chlorine system and electric security cover,
POOL AREA AND TERRACE
Mix of hardwood and sandstone terracing. Luxury sun loungers, chairs and tables on and around the pool terrace. Outside shower with hot and cold water feed. Rear gate entrance to pool area (for direct access to outside shower when retuning from the beach).
There is a full size table tennis table and a swing ball set.
FRONT COURTYARD TERRACE
Large hardwood deck with oak table and 10 chairs under a mature palm tree set into a beach pebble courtyard. Roll out wall mounted sun blind covering the whole table if required. Pedestrian gate to outside.
Webber Q300 Gas BBQ on permanent trolly.
Covered bike store with bike rack.
Gated private parking within the property and there is easy parking outside the property.
The pool is a modern, natural chlorine based pool. There are no chemicals and therefore no sore eyes and it is more suitable for people with sensitive skin.
The Garage is locked and is used as a store for the owners.
There is one cupboard which is locked inside the property for linen storage.
This property is used often as a family home, so please enjoy the property but, please try and treat it as your own.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
The Charente Maritime is on the Atlantic coast of France between Bordeaux and Nantes and is known for its sandy beaches and maritime activities. The micro-climate of this small pocket of France produces around 2200 hours of sunshine hours per year, around twice the hours in the UK. La Rochelle is a fortified town with superb shopping in the old town, harbour restaurants and activities including a Aquarium, Boat trips, Maritime Museum and a host of cultural and holiday activities. La Rochelle is 15 minutes from Ile de Ré by car.
Other attractions nearby include: Le Phare des Baleines the Lighthouse on Ile de Ré which gives you an exceptional view over the Conche des Baleines (Whale Cove) after climbing its 257 steps. Fort Boyard of TV fame which can be visited by boat from La Rochelle old town. La Rochelle Aquarium which is one of the largest aquariums in Europe. Le Zoo de la Palmyre, (Palmyre zoo) with 1600 animals. It is the largest zoo in France where you can meet animals from all over the world.
Ile de Re
Ile de Ré is a captivating island set off the west coast of France next to the city of La Rochelle. Ile de Ré is a chic location with a background of picturesque harbours, restaurants and long white sandy beaches. Cycle paths cover the island and the narrow streets of the 10 villages make foot or bicycle the best way to get around. The island is 19km long and 6km wide and is joined to the mainland by a spectacular 3km bridge which touches down in La Rochelle with its impressive ports and old town just 15 minutes away.
La Flotte en Ré is a very picturesque village situated around an old fishing harbour. There are many cafes and restaurants on the harbour and in the tiny streets of the old town you will find a medieval market open every day of the year.
La Flotte en Ré is steeped in history and has more full time residents than any other village on the island. There is generally a calm atmosphere with classic, authentic island life all around. Next to the harbour is a large sandy beach reached by foot or along the cycle path. La Flotte en Ré is about a 10 minute drive from the bridge to La Rochelle.