House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
THE HOUSE is on the edge of the beautiful village of La Flotte, and ideally placed for access to beaches, restaurants, golf, fishing, riding and cycling. It has been newly renovated to accommodate a maximum of 4 adults and 4 children.
It is well laid out to offer a bit of privacy for two families of 4 on holiday together, or for extra space for one larger family, with two pairs of bedrooms. The largest bedroom, with a 160cm bed, has French windows onto the garden together with an ensuite shower and wc The adjacent bedroom has full size (90 x 200cm) bunk beds and there is a large modern shower room with wc. The second pair of rooms has a double bedroom with a 140cm bed, a large modern shower room with wc, and the second bunk room. These bunks are custom made with the upper bunk being very high and we don't recommend it for young children. All are furnished in the typical Rhetaise style with shuttered windows and simple painted furniture Between the two pairs of bedrooms, there is a large living/dining room with a modern well-equipped kitchen at one end which has a dishwasher, microwave, oven and hob, and fridge/freezer. There are 2 small TVs, DVD, radio, and a good selection of books together with wireless-internet access. A washing machine and drier can be found in the separate cellar on the side of the house. For rentals in cooler seasons there are efficient radiators in all rooms.
Outside there is a large 10m x 5m pool, which has a contre courante in the deep end, and enough garden furniture for everyone to enjoy. The pool is heated from May to September. The garden is timber decked and terraced throughout for easy maintenance. A large dining table on the west-facing terrace allows for meals to be served outside whenever you prefer, and especially on the balmy summer evenings.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||600 meters|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: LA ROCHELLE 11 km, Nearest railway: LA ROCHELLE 18 km|
|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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
Old stones, lighthouses, zoo, gardens…. A large number of sites are open to you to tell you the story of Charente-Maritime, marked by the sea, history, voyage, adventure, and a touch of the exotic …
- Fort Boyard, veritable stone vessel right in the middle of the straits, halfway between the Ile d'Aix and the Ile d'Oléron.
- La Rochelle Aquarium to dream, understand and learn about the sea in one of the largest aquariums in Europe.
- Le Zoo de la Palmyre, (Palmyre zoo): with 1600 animals, it is the largest zoo park of France and one of the most interesting in Europe, where you can meet animals from all over the world.
- Le chantier de l'Hermione (Hermione shipyard) in Rochefort: the frigate that Lafayette boarded in 1780 and rebuilt today using traditional naval construction techniques, and identical in every way.
- Le Phare des Baleines (Lighthouse of the Whales) on the Ile de Ré gives you an exceptional view over the Conche des Baleines (Whale Cove) from the height of its 257 steps.
- The Chassiron lighthouse sur on the Ile d'Oléron rewards you for climbing its 227 steps with a view of the East Coast of the island and Boyard Fort in the distance,
- Les Jardins du Monde (Gardens of the World) in Royan, where you can experience a life-size adventure in the middle of a tropical greenhouse of orchids, the Labyrinthe des Brumes and a Japanese garden
- Le Paléosite in Saint Césaire, interactive prehistory centre, offering an amazing voyage in search of the Neanderthals, with Pierrette, a young Neanderthal girl discovered in 1979 on this very site,
- La Halle aux Vivres in Brouage, a superb recently restored building, the largest of the citadel
- Les Tours de La Rochelle, (La Rochelle Towers), guards of the entrance to the old port since the 14th century and witnesses to an eventful past.
- The Domaine du Chaillaud and the Parc Botanique Deau (Deau Botanical Gardens) in Saint-Andre-de-Lidon.
Welcome to a unique world of perfumes and colours!
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 35km long and 5km 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.
Ile de Re shares the privilege with the Cote d'Azur of being one of the sunniest regions of France. Its climate is mild, and the temperature almost never goes below freezing. Its vegetation is surprisingly southern, almost Mediterranean. Pine trees and palms grow there easily, and the glare of the white houses against the deep blue sky irresistibly evokes some Greek village adrift on the Atlantic Ocean.
A flat, fragrant, family friendly holiday spot. it's criss-crossed by an extensive network (160km) of cycle paths which wind through fields full of poppies, pine forests, pretty French villages, past fishing harbours, salt pans and oyster farms. It's also celebrated for its endless sandy beaches backed by powdery dunes. The island feels like the France, or rather the 'seaside' of yesteryear. It is the perfect place for running barefoot along the shore, playing hide and seek in the sand dunes, picking your way through rock pools and picnics on the sand.
Strict building regulations have meant that even new properties have to stick to the low-slung whitewashed-with-green-shutters look. However, the chic shops and waterfront restaurants of the fishing villages give it a very French maritime sophistication.