Flocon de Sel Heated Pool
About the home
A recently restored 30 year old bungalow with tiled floors and terracing around the house. There are four bedrooms; two with king-sized beds one of which opens onto the terrace and garden, and two with single beds. Each of the two bathrooms offers either a bath or a shower. Wardrobes and cupboards can be found throughout the bungalow.
The living area has a high ceiling with beams, and doors leading out to terrace and garden. This room is open plan to a fabulous kitchen. Extensive units designed to offer ample storage for china, glassware and cooking equipment. There is a large fridge, electric cooker, electric ceramic hob, dishwasher and washing machine.
A large table allows seating for eight people (a further garden table is situated outside). The living area leads out on to a private terrace, ideal for barbecues, another terrace overlooks the pool and garden. Comfortable sun loungers are supplied. All towels and bed linen are supplied at 20€ per person.
The owners, Isabelle and Ian, (French and English speakers) are at hand to help you and can point you in the right direction for hiring bikes, recommending restaurants, suggesting beaches and any other local information that you might need during your stay.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Montamer, 1km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 7|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
The house is equipped with i-pod connection and a Play Station 2 with a selection of games.
Our beds are of the following sizes ; singles (90cm x 190 cm) and doubles (160 cm x 200 cm).
Further details outdoors:
There are two beautiful south facing patio/garden areas. One is situated just next to the kitchen living area and is equipped with a set of teak garden furniture for 8 - ideal for lazy alfresco meals during your stay. This area can also be accessed via 2 of the bedrooms - a lovely way to start the day - leisurely breakfasts in a secluded area.
The other area overlooks the heated pool and comes with a set of sun loungers - how about drinks around the pool to finish off the day?
Car parking is available just by the house.
There is a plenty of space in the garden to put bikes.
TO MAKE A RESERVATION:
A 25% deposit , payable by bank transfer, is required to secure your booking. The remainder is due 6 weeks before arrival.
TOWELS AND LINEN (BEACH TOWELS NOT INCLUDED)
Are provided at 20€ per person.
It would be very much appreciated if, for the comfort of other guests, smokers could refrain from smoking inside the house.
REFUNDABLE BREAKAGES DEPOSIT:
We will ask you for 500€ on arrival which will be returned to you after your holiday providing everything looks to be in order (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
Guests may opt either to clean on departure or use our cleaning service at a cost of 70 euros.
CLEANING DURING YOUR STAY:
Can be arranged at a cost of 14€ per/hour.
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Charente Maritime region
The department of Charente Maritime is situated on the west coast of France bordered with beautiful sandy beaches to harbours, salt marshes to coastal defences, oyster beds to vineyards.
The organisation of events such as Sites en Scène, Fort Boyard, La Rochelle's Fancofolies, the Festival du Cinéma, the Grand Pavois, the Whitbread Trophy and major international sailing events, the Saintes Académies Musicales and the Montguyon Music Festival all contribute daily to the heritage and vitality of Charente Maritime.
The Ile de Re / Sainte-Marie area
Ile de Ré, off La Rochelle is linked to the mainland by a bridge. It offers an idealized version of French life. Cars are in the minority; most people use the cycle paths that criss-cross the island’s vineyards, pine forests and salt flats. Ile de Ré salt is now predictably fashionable in gastro circles. The ice cream is hand made and the glorious sandy beaches - all open to the public - are well suited to shrimping and picnics.
The house is on the outskirts of St Marie de Ré, in a village called La Noue. It is a quiet, secluded and tranquil setting, home to an incredible variety of plant and bird life. The village has its own produce market, offering high quality fresh fish and locally farmed oysters, cheese and patisserie. Everything is within walking distance including two restaurants, a newsagent and an antique shop.
Just 15km long and a mere 100 metres at its narrowest point, the island of Ré is home to 16 000 people. The residents congregate around ten main large villages, including St Marie de Ré on the island's southern most tip.
On Ré's southern side you will find many expansive beaches and on its northern side many yachting harbours. Though most visitors arrive in the summer, Ré has much to offer throughout the year - the temperatures may drop after September, but the sun is ever present all year round. Ré'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 a mere 30 minutes). The construction of a bridge in 1988 puts everything within close proximity.
How to get there
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Approx. distances from
Caen to Ile de Re: 5 hours, 290 miles
Calais to Ile de Re: 7h25, 450 miles
Cherbourg to Ile de Re: 6 hours, 320 miles
St. Malo to Ile de Re: 4h20, 220 miles
Boulogne to Ile de Re: 7 hours, 430 miles
La Rochelle is situated half way between Nantes and Bordeaux on the on the Atlantic coast of France. Ile de Re is connected by a toll bridge.
Cost of toll bridge 2007 (return):
Summer € 16.50
Winter € 9.00
www.easyjet.com: Bristol and London (Gatwick ) to La Rochelle
www.ryanair.com: Dublin and London (Stansted) to La Rochelle
www.flybe.com: Birmingham and Southampton to La Rochelle
From the airport in La Rochelle it takes about 10 minutes in the car. Cars can be hired at the airport but it is best to book in advance before leaving the UK.
It is also possible to arrive at either Nantes or Bordeaux airport - afterwhich there is a car journey of about 1.5hours.
Activities near Ile de Re
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
22 Sep 2012
We stayed in Flocon de Sel with our 3, 2 and 1 year old for a week and had the most amazing time. The house is clean, cozy and very well equiped. The pool is large and was heated to an incredible 28... more
04 Jul 2012
We had a wonderful week in La Noue and Flocon de Sel. The house was just like this site describes it - clean, well equiped and very kozy. The owners, Isabelle and Ian, are so nice and welcoming and very service-minded. They answer any questions about the area and they were doing everything to make us feel comfortable. Our teenaged boys, and our girls who are a little younger, said they prefer to stay at the island compared to La Rochelle. We found La Noue very peacefull, beautyful and most important of all - very safe and secure. Hireing bikes was a good investment, you get easily around - a comfortable way of exploring the island. We can absolutely recommend this place, and when we return, it will be for at least 2 weeks!!
04 Jul 2012
We were two friends with our teenage kids and we had a fantastic time in the house. It was a wonderful house and perfect location. Nice bakery and marketplace and close to everything you need for a relaxing holiday.
Isabel and Ian were very helpful and nice hosts, and we all enjoyed our stay.
We would love to come back, but then we will stay for more than one week.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|2 Dec 12||30 Mar 13||€ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||€ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||€ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 2800||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||21 Sep 13||€ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||€ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Nov 13||22 Mar 14||€ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Mar 14||24 May 14||€ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|24 May 14||28 Jun 14||€ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Jun 14||30 Aug 14||€ 2800||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Aug 14||20 Sep 14||€ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Sep 14||1 Nov 14||€ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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