Fisherman’s Cottage

Ile-de-Ré, Charente-Maritime
Self-catering


In fashionable St Martin, a wonderfully peaceful little cottage, quaint, simple and pretty, a hop to the white sand beaches of Île de Ré

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The
Experience

Leave the summer throng behind you, wind through the creamy, cobbled backstreets of Saint Martin and discover your peaceful fisherman’s cottage. Step from the street straight into the beamy sitting room snug with open fire, comfy sofas and the owner’s collection of ceramics. The sitting room blends into the peppermint kitchen and then into a small but perfectly formed garden. It may be teensy but everything is here: walls for privacy, tumbling plants… dine on the terrace, sprawl on the rug-sized lawn, gaze on the buttresses of the medieval abbey that rise majestically above. The twin upstairs comes with portholes that look on to the stairwell; the double has a brass bed, a sloping pine ceiling and a picture window overlooking the garden, the terracotta roofs and the abbey, illuminated at night. If you don’t feel like cooking, stroll down into fashionable Saint Martin, pick a harbourside restaurant and watch the bobbing boats. Ré is ideal for family holidays: its lovely white sand beaches are a short walk or bike ride away.

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: The Tour de France is passing through the island on 7th July 2020!

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £77
Weekly price
from £545
Surcharges
Linen, bath & tea towels not included - available to hire for surcharge.
1 Cottage for 4
From £773 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

Very comfortable cottage, incredibly quiet place - we only heard the doves and swallows - really convenient for harbour, a great food market open every day from 8 am, bike rental and ice cream shop. Very nice sunny garden. Only amenities missing were wifi (but you are on holiday!) and a teapot. The owners say they will buy a teapot and the mobile phone works in the bedroom and the garden.

Anna, Edinburgh

Fisherman's cottage is a delightful base from which to explore St Martin and the beautiful island of Ile de Re. It is homely, well equipped and in an ideal setting only 5 minutes walk from the harbour, restaurants and shops. The sweet secluded garden is an absolute gem.

Sue, Berwick upon tweed

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Graham D’Albert & Elspeth Charlton

  • Fisherman’s Cottage is 20 mins door to door from La Rochelle/Ré airport. It’s easiest to go by taxi but advisable to book it in advance. Dump your bags in the cottage and relax in the peace of our sunny garden....
  • Feeling too lazy to cook? Wander down to the market, buy some rosé and a homemade dish to take away. The market and superette are about 3 minutes away, open evenings and mornings. Or try one of the little restos that perch on the port (like Bistrot Marin!)
  • Hire a bike, trike or tandem and head for the beach. Auberge Paysanne de la Mer (the freshest oysters and crevettes) is a tempting lunch stop right on the sea track to La Couarde. Or head nearer to home to ‘la Cible’: a little restaurant right on the beach
  • Ré is big on music. Nearly all summer there are concerts: ‘Musique en Ré’, ‘Jazz au Phare’, late August Jazz round the port and restos. Artists love the island for it’s special light: there are galleries everywhere, as well as painting & ceramic courses
  • Ré is a festival island, little île de ré potatoes, the grape harvest, fête de coquillage, obviously July 14 th with fireworks and a big party...everyone’s welcome, just wander along and enjoy the fun!
  • If history’s your thing, explore the Vauban sea defence system (star shaped and very impressive) and the city gates. The island is ‘intra muros’ and you can see how difficult it was for invaders to penetrate. Climb up the church tower for fantastic views!