Les Voiles - Self-catering cottage in Charente-Maritime

Last cache: 02:39:50, Monday 11 December 2017

293 rue de la Clairière, 17580 Le Bois Plage en Ré, Charente-Maritime
Poitou - Charentes, France

Peggy Connor

+44 (0)7855 781114(mobile)

In bustling Île de Ré with its picture postcard villages, a beautifully-converted village house within walking distance of restaurants

Everyone falls in love with the village of Le Bois, its beaches, its dunes and its market. And you’ll love this immaculate cottage in the oldest quarter of the village - just a short walk to the high street shops. Once part of an old farm, it’s a 1900s cottage that’s been beautifully converted by owners Peggy and Steve, combining French country chic with understated charm. You enter an open-plan living space: new stone floor, beams painted pale grey, two elegant sofas, a simple stone fireplace. There are books, games and every latest thing, from iPod dock and digital TV to a tip-top bath, a deluge shower, a blender, dishwasher and Nespresso machine. On warm days you can spill into the little courtyard, fire up the barbecue, loll on striped sofas. The owners have thought of everything. Cycle your hearts out - through vineyards, past oyster beds, to beaches. Sail, surf and kitesurf (teens love). Drop into stylish Saint Martin for evening ice creams, get to know the bistros in the village. Then back to bedrooms that spoil: muted and silvery tones, luminous furniture, rich fabrics, seagrass under foot.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Peggy Connor:

Local points of interest from
Peggy Connor:

  • Care-free relaxation is our aim for guests at Les Voiles: we have an English-speaking housekeeper to greet you; we can organise a transfer from the airport/train station; book a restaurant for your first night; arrange a babysitter, even line up a spa day!
  • Le Bois is a foody heaven: great restaurants and bars from stylish 'L'Océan' to cool vibe 'Les Q Salés', as well as the fab traiteurs and deli stalls in the market. We even have our own 'AOP' potatoes, celebrated in a festival on the first Sunday in May!
  • A leisurely stroll from our house on safe paths through sunny parkland is the glorious sandy expanse of 'Gros Jonc' beach. Join the surfin' dudes boogie boarding, play beach pétanque or just stretch out, soak up the rays and chill...
  • The village is bursting with Ile de Ré charm: traditional white-washed houses; winding, flower-lined lanes and at its heart the lively town square with artisan shops and the island's best indoor and outdoor market, open every day, all year round.
  • Abandon your car, hire bikes and explore the ten villages on the flat cycle paths. From Les Voiles you are an easy ride away from the brocantes and art galleries of Ars or a spot of retail therapy in the chic boutiques on the quayside of Saint Martin.
  • Nature lovers will adore the salt marshes where a variety of waterfowl and birds of prey are to be found. The flat-bottomed boats, the salt-gatherers' huts, the oyster beds and the wild moorland give the Ile de Ré a romantic beauty all its own.
Points of interest

Guest feedback

Have you visited Les Voiles?

Tell us your thoughts.


  • 1 Cottage for 6
Price:(i) £1000 to£1950 per week

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 5 nights. 7 nights in high season.


Restaurants 10-minute walk.


Christmas, New Year.


293 rue de la Clairière, 17580 Le Bois Plage en Ré, Charente-Maritime

Self-catering Les Voiles (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 2 doubles, 1 twin/double; 1 bath/shower room, 1 shower room
Price: (i) £ 1000 to £ 1950 per week

Peggy Connor

+44 (0)7855 781114(mobile)