15 Chemin de la Cote
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
In our humble opinion, our house is a gem of a place to spend your holiday and offers an ideal base from which to explore the island .
The property is located within easy reach of facilities yet is tucked away behind a private, gated entrance with three other properties.
Our home offers a safe and secluded environment yet is located just 100m from the coast and promenade and 600m from the centre of La Flotte with its interesting year round market and diverse range of shops, restaurants, market and other facilities.
Our house is simply furnished but it is clean and practical and offers comfortable accommodation for 6 people.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Flotte 1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||800 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 13 km, Nearest railway: La Rochelle 20 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||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
One double bedroom with King size bed, sleeps 2. Large wardrobe, two bedside cabinets.
One bedroom with two single beds. Large fitted wardrobes.
One bedroom with twin divan beds. These can be put together to create a double bed. Sleeps 2. Large fitted wardrobes.
LIVING AREA - open plan comprising
Fitted kitchen, simple but practical and well equipped.
Sitting room with seating for 6
Dining area with table seating for 6
Shower Room (with second WC) (Please note the shower room, although attached to the house, is accessed via either the garage or the garden.)
450 sq m sunny walled garden, mainly laid to lawn with flower beds. (automatic watering system) The garden benefits from a west, south and east aspect and enjoys sunshine all day long.
Terraced dining area with seating for 6 people and electric sun shade.,
'Hot Spot' Barbecue with accessories
Secure private parking for 2/3 cars
With full laundry equipment
|Further details outdoors|
The coast is just 100m stroll away and is ideal for beachcombing, paddling, swimming and fishing.
The Ecole de Voile (sailing school) is two minutes walk from the house and offers a variety of courses for all ages throughout the summer. Booking in advance may be useful.
The walk to La Flotte centre from the house is along a promenade beside the coast and passes a children's park.
There is a sandy beach the other side of La Flotte, about 1.5km distant. This a gently shelving beach with a calm sea, ideal for those with young children.
The sheltered garden has a west, south and east aspect which means it has full sunshine all day long.
An English speaking representative will be on hand at arrival and will be available to assist with any problems or queries during your stay.
White cotton bed linen
White cotton towels (this does not include beach towels which are not provided)
For two week bookings, a mid stay clean and bed linen change can be arranged, however, please be advised this will incur an additional charge. Please contact the owner for further details.
Groceries can be arranged to be at the house upon arrival by prior arrangement with our representative.
TO RESERVE A HOLIDAY
A 30% deposit required to secure your booking, to be paid by electronic transfer in Euros.
The balance due on your holiday should be paid no later than 6 weeks prior to the date of your arrival.
REFUNDABLE DAMAGE SECURITY DEPOSIT
1,000 Euros for a two week holiday and 500 Euros for a one week holiday, to be paid with the balance of your holiday payment. This will be returned to you witin 14 days of your holiday should there be no need to make a retention.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
The south western Atlantic French coast boasts immense beaches with fine golden sand, charming seaside resorts and pine forests. It has a recognised microclimate and enjoys more than 2300 hours of sun per year. It is an area where nature and sport are interlinked with everything at hand for an energetic stay be it walking, horseriding, cycling or surfing.
The historic, fortified city of La Rochelle is just 15 minutes form Ile de Re by car and offers a variety of recreational activities, places of interest, quayside restaurants and excellent shopping.
Ile de Re
The Ile de Re is one of the jewels of the Atlantic coast and measures 30 km in length and 5 km at its widest point. The island is composed of ten villages, which each respect the typical architecture of the area with their streets of white washed walls, green shutters and hollyhocks. With over 70 km of coastline, it also offers extensive sandy beaches making it a haven for watersports enthusiasts. The island is also a paradise for cyclists with about 100m of dedicated cycle paths and trails which link the 10 villages together. As the island is generally flat, this is an excellent and pleasurable way to explore the island. Cycle hire (plus the whole variety of attachments to suit all ages of children) is widely available.
All the natural open spaces are preserved - the vineyards, forests, salt marshes, oyster parks, which means the island remains unspoilt and a delight to explore.
La Flotte is a charming port town. The picturesque harbour is surrounded by a delightful range of restaurants, bars and shops. The town is a thriving community which means it is much more than simply a 'tourist town'. There is an excellent food market every day and, in the summer months, a general evening market plus, quite often, musical entertainment. All facilities in the town are within walking distance of the house.
We believe, whatever your situation, you cannot fail to have an enjoyable holiday on the Ile de Re. There really is something for everyone - it is a haven and inspiration for artists, writers, cyclists, walkers, birdwatchers, gourmets, explorers, fishermen and sailors.
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9 Oct 2013
"A wonderful place to stay - wish we could stay forever!"
My daughter booked the gite for herself and husband, myself and my husband, on my recommendation, having read previous reviews, especially as we did not know how good the weather would be. (In the event, it was lovely for most of the time.) The house is a delight, comfortable stylish, extremely well-equipped and maintained. The garden is large and private, with a large patio. Beds comfortable, plenty of seating, great barbecue.
Market and shops nearby, plenty of restaurants. We had enough room to entertain six friends from La Rochelle to a barbecue at the weekend, which was great, as we hadn't seen them for several years. We hope to return with our other daughter and her three children, sometime soon. Would recommend to anyone, of any age. Just one thing to note -the sandy beach is on the other side of La Flotte, which is not very far but people with children wanting a sandy beach need to know that there is some walking, cycling or motoring involved to get there. The Ile de Re itself is perfect for anyone who loves nature, the sea, the great outdoors and wonderful food. We stayed from 23 - 30 September.
30 Sep 2013
"Great base for exploring the island"
As a family of four adults we found it to be a great place to use as a base for exploring and equally good if you just want to stay put. Nicely furnished with decent barbecue, the house is hidden behi… More
19 Oct 2012
"Very comfortable house, even in bad weather!"
We stayed here for 2 weeks for the second time this year and really enjoyed our visit, even though the weather was not very good. We have visited La Flotte at this time of year twice before and the au… More
4 Jul 2012
"Excellent Vila in excellent position, 10 min walk to la Flotte along sea font"
We have stayed hear several times. Comfortable villa ,close to La Flotte and pleasant walk to the market. also excellent walk or cycle ride to Saint MartinFriendly and efficient reservation service.ex… More
19 Jun 2012
"Charming house with tranquil sunny garden."
We spent 3 weeks at this charming family home, inviting relations then friends to stay. We all found the house immaculate, well furnished and with extremely comfortable beds and pillows! The bed linen… More
12 Jun 2012
"Delightful house with secluded garden"
Delightful house with a secluded garden which was perfect for our young son. An excellent base for exploring the island with the sea and the amenities of La Flotte within walking distance. Highly reco… More
26 Oct 2011
Beautifully situated villa, just a couple of minutes walk to the sea. Comfortable accommodation which would be ideal for a family holiday.
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