Beautiful 5 bedroom typical house of Ile de Ré, a stone’s throw from both the sandy seashore, walking through vineyards and the centre of Sainte Marie de Ré. Just 5 mn from Saint Martin de Ré and 20 mn from La Rochelle, in the 3rd sunniest region of France.
In this privileged location between the village and a well preserved natural area, just 500 m from the Ocean, each house of this very intimate development of 12 houses fits harmoniously to preserve the typical landscape of Île de Ré.
In the continuity of the picturesque village, each typical façade opens along a quiet small street or a little square. On the back side, a traditional enclosed garden offers a pleasant privacy to enjoy with family and friends.
The simplicity of the local architectural typology, its materials and its color palette is preserved to retain the charm and simplicity of réthaises constructions: low house, with lime white render, dry stones garden walls, Roman tiles, wooden shutters painted in shades of green to grey, patios and enclosed gardens planted with holly hocks. This type of architecture is the one you will find in most of the Charente maritime villages.
Houses range from 4 to 5 bedroom and from 126 sqm to 168 sqm. The plots range from 404 to 549 sqm. And prices range from 688,000 € to 872,000 €.
It is hard not to be partial to this Island once you have spent some time there. The weather is exceptionally mild and sunny (3rd sunniest in France). There are so many things to do like cycling (over 100 km of dedicated path), sailing, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, within a rich and varied landscape made of very long sandy beaches and dunes (the beach is within walking distance to the building site), but also fields, vineyards, salt marshes with many wild birds, pine woods with rabbits and pheasants everywhere, meadows and cultivated fields ... It's fascinating that in such a tiny (25 km) island one can find so diverse landscapes. The villages are nice too and are being renovated by urban people so with taste and discreet refinement. You find good restaurants and nice boutiques. It's a little bit Martha's vineyard or Cape Code of the French Atlantic coast.
La Rochelle, just 17 km away, called “the white city” was founded by the Romans and developped through out the ages a strong and lucrative merchant activity making the town with its fortified port, its mansions, and narrow streets with arcades, the most attractive and romantic city of the Atlantic coast from Nantes to Bordeaux. La Rochelle also boasts the largest leisure port in Europe with over 3000 moorings, a lively marina, a wide range of shopping facilities and restaurants to suit all tastes. La Rochelle is also a buoyant city with a great sense of “joie de vivre” promoted by the thousands of local students as well as by the town with its famous events such as the “La Solitaire du Figaro” sailing race or the “Francofolies” music festival, and its very diverse cultural activities including some renowned museums.
3 bedroom houses of 118 to 121 sqm priced at 628,000 €
4 bedroom houses of 128 to 132 sqm priced at 688,000 €
5 bedroom houses of 160 to 168 sqm priced from 830,000 € to 872,000 €
Delivery date: 4th quarter 2013
Rental potential for 4 & 5 bedroom: high
- August: 1800 €/week/ 4 bdr & 2800 €/week/ 5 bdr
- July: 1500 €/week/ 4 bdr & 2500 €/week/ 5 bdr
- Easter, May, June & Sept: 1000 €/week/ 4 bdr & 1400 €/week/ 5 bdr
- Our opinion:
Ile de Ré is a real hot spot favoured by Parisians. Its beauty combined with its great weather makes it a paradise for nature lovers while the nearby romantic city of La Rochelle provides good shopping and outing opportunitites. Great lifestyle.