Favourites

Saint-Martin-de-Ré Holiday Home in Charente-Maritime

Weekly Rental:From GBP 600 to GBP 850

Property

Houses

Sleeps

4

Single/Double

/ 1

Bathrooms

1

Pets

Not Allowed

Pool

No

Saint-Martin-de-Ré Holiday Home in Charente-Maritime - Fisherman's cottage. 9, Petite Rue Merindot, Saint-Martin-de-Ré

The Ile de-Ré, an island soaked in sunshine and history, lies just off the Atlantic coast of La Rochelle in Charente-Maritime - a region elessed with a meditterranean type climate and wide sandy beaches.

The island's colourful past pre-dates the middle ages and it's capital St Martin still looks much as it must have done in the 17th Century with its mediaeval church, old fortifications (a relic of repeated warring against the english) and narrow cobbled streets winding down to the port.

St Martin is the island's 'capital' - the largest of about ten pretty villages and the port still harbours a small fishing fleet who offer a selection of the day's catch for sale every evening at around 5pm. It's at about that time that the bridge into the harbour is raised to allow the flotilla of yachts and little pleasure boats to sail in from the Atlantic to berth for the night.

And it's in the evening that the port really comes alive. Restaurants offering delicious seafood dishes spill out onto the pavement. Try some of the amazing variety of home made ice cream, wander round the craft market which in high season sets up its stalls right on the waters edge, or sit with a cognac and coffee listening to a jazz group or the occasional itinerant musician.

And next morning - usually lateish, there are bikes to hire, (the island has cycle ways right round it), donkeys to ride and endless white beaches to explore....and if you're into it, bird sanctuaries, wild marshlands and woods to picnic in.

Our house was originally a fisherman's cottage. It's tucked away in one of the flower-filled 'venelles' that thread through St Martin.
The sitting room has beams and an open fire (not useable in summer) and leads into the kitchen which is fully equipped with washing machine, dish washer, fridge, microwave (combined with oven) and separate electric and gas hob. French windows open onto a sunny patio and scheduled walled garden.
Upstairs, our bedroom has a double bed from which you can look out over terracotta rooftops towards the tower of the mediaeval church. The other bedroom has 2 single beds which can be made into a double, and there is a bathroom with bath and shower.
The cottage, although set apart from the hustle and bustle of St Martin is less than five mutes from the port and about ten from the nearest beach....ideal for a family holiday and much closer than the south of France.
 

PHOTOS

Kitchenware Appliances

Cooker/Hob Fridge Freezer Microwave Toaster Kettle Dish Washer Washing Machine

Fixtures & Equipment

Iron Log Fire Internet Access

External Features

Private Garden

Local Attractions

Saint-Martin-de-Ré is a port town on the Île de Ré, an island off the west coast of France. It’s ringed by star-shaped, 17th-century ramparts, with a huge, preserved citadel on the eastern side. Cafes and restaurants with outdoor terraces surround the busy harbor. Le Clocher Observatoire clock tower offers views over the town. The Musée Ernest Cognacq has artifacts, ceramics and paintings, plus a sculpture garden.

There is a market at chic St-Martin de Ré, beside the port from where the famous Papillon set sail, the market in Les Halles spills onto the streets with a hall that’s bursting with every kind of seafood imaginable under the sun.

Availability Calendar

2024
January   2024
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
February   2024
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
April   2024
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
September   2024
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
October   2024
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
November   2024
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
December   2024
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
2024

Property Exterior

Private Garden:
Yes

Local Attractions

Saint-Martin-de-Ré is a port town on the Île de Ré, an island off the west coast of France. It’s ringed by star-shaped, 17th-century ramparts, with a huge, preserved citadel on the eastern side. Cafes and restaurants with outdoor terraces surround the busy harbor. Le Clocher Observatoire clock tower offers views over the town. The Musée Ernest Cognacq has artifacts, ceramics and paintings, plus a sculpture garden.

There is a market at chic St-Martin de Ré, beside the port from where the famous Papillon set sail, the market in Les Halles spills onto the streets with a hall that’s bursting with every kind of seafood imaginable under the sun.

In the area

This Property is situated in Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Nearest Airport:

Nearest Station:

Nearest Ferry:

Nearest Beach:

Nearest Ski Resort:

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.


SEND A REQUEST

Whether you're planning your next holiday, or simply want to find out more about our properties, you can contact our Owners & Agents directly for more information

Contact Person: Elspeth CHARLTON

1000