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Recently (2018) architectually remodelled and renovated village house

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Welcome to our beautiful holiday home on the Ile de Ré, Charente Maritime, France. La Retraite en Ré is a traditional village house renovated and remodelled over the past 2 years open to first bookings in 2018. Finished to an exceptionally high standard it has been beautifully decorated and furnished in a contemporary manner. The house is in the centre of town very close to the famous black and white clock tower.

La Retraite en Ré can be cosy for two but can easily sleep up to 8 plus two infants. The house has a lounge with a leather sofa and recliners arranged around a modern log burner (logs provided for winter lets) and a 58inch 4KUHD Smart TV with English Sky TV (including SKY Sports). The kitchen is in dark grey with white composite stone work surfaces. Large Smeg build in fridge/freezer, Neff ovens, warming drawer and induction hob. Central island with sink and dishwasher.

The concrete interior dining table can seat up to 8 people.

Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, a family bathroom (with bath) and a shower room. There is another bedroom (sofa bed) across the courtyard (with a further English satellite TV) and another shower room. There is a laundry room containing a washing machine and separate tumble drier. Iron and ironing board are provided for your use. In the house are 3 showers, one bath and 4 WCs.

We can provide two cots and highchairs.

There are two dining areas outside. One on the ground floor courtyard with a table sitting up to 8 and one on the roof terrace. The roof terrace has a bar table with stools seating 4. There are 2 sun loungers as well as illuminated sofa, armchair and coffee table on the roof terrace.

All outside areas have attractive integral lighting. There is rear access to the house and outside areas so bicycles can easily be stored safely in the external areas behind lockable gated access.

More Details

Alan Thornton
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ars-en-Ré in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - Bedroom 1 can be Superking double or 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 - Bedroom 2 can be a King size double or 2 singles
    Bedroom 3 - Bedroom 3 is a King size double
    Bedroom 4 - Bedroom 4 is a bedroom with double sofa bed or TV room
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(1 traveller review)

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Recently (2018) architectually remodelled and renovated village house
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

le top de "l'Ars de vivre"... maison de ville exceptionnelle!

  • 5 of 5

Idéalement situé au coeur d'Ars cette maison de ville refaite a neuf a été décorée avec beaucoup de goût et de soin. La terrasse est tout particulièrement incroyable et tous les aménagements ont été très bien pensés. Parfaitement équipée, il ne manque absolument rien pour passer un séjour très agréable. J'ai loué de nombreuses maison sur l'Ile de Ré et celle-ci restera parmi mes favorites (et je suis très difficile...). Je recommande donc vivement cette maison qui offre un confort digne d'un hébergement 3 étoiles (un vrai!)! Merci a Alan le propriétaire pour son accueil très chaleureux... .

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We hope to welcome you again.
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Le Clocher
Nearest Ferry
350 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Les Portes en Ré
Nearest Train
38 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Le Clocher
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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