Spacious maison de charme for rent at La Couarde sur mer
on the Ile de Ré

A charming, historical, 230 m², stone-walled villa entirely refurbished in 2007 in the local rhétais style.
Top quality amenities.
Spacious and comfortable with light-filled rooms, the property features an old-style private courtyard with al fresco dining and a delightful garden.
Tasteful decoration brings a subtle touch of elegance in a relaxing atmosphere.
Free Free wireless internet access Internet access.

Sleeps 11 in 5 bedrooms (3 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms) plus single bed in TV room and a sofa bed in the lounge.
3 bathrooms (one ensuite).

An exceptional location nestled in the heart of the village of La Couarde Sur Mer on the Ile de Ré with its fresh produce market, bakery, shops and restaurants.
Absolute peace and calm just five minutes stroll from a beautiful sandy beach.
Activities available in the area include sailing, tennis, mini-golf, cinema, kids club, etc...
Easy access to cycle paths.
Ile de Ré is the ideal year-round French island escape.

This 150 year-old former chai de vigneron (wine storehouse), has been completely rebuilt using traditional materials: exposed beams, terra-cotta tiles and stone fireplaces.
Underfloor heating allows the house to be enjoyed in all seasons, especially in winter...
"Le Chai des Ormeaux" is truly a home away from home.

Living Room:
Spacious (38 m²) with exposed beams, antique terra-cotta tiles and old stone fireplace, furnished with a desk, 2 large sofas (one of which is a sofa bed), hi-fi system with USB/iPod outlet.

South facing, light and spacious with its French doors opening onto the beautiful paved courtyard, this large country-style kitchen features all the latest equipment.
Professional stove (5 gas rings, 2 electric ovens), dishwasher, microwave, full-sized refrigerator, separate freezer and a 12-seater dining table.

Large, spacious rooms filled with light, all feature built-in closets. Comfortable beds (measuring 200 cm in length) with duvets.

"Les Folies"
Situated on the ground floor, generous proportions (15 m²) featuring queen-sized bed (160 x 200).
East-facing with direct access to the courtyard. Antique terra-cotta tiles. Ensuite bathroom with shower, bath and heated towel rail. Flat-screen TV with TNT (digital TV).
Underfloor heating.

"Les Ormeaux"
Large (17 m²) upstairs bedroom with queen-sized bed (160 x 200).
Two windows face east onto the courtyard. Antique wood flooring.
Wall heater.

"Les Anneries"
Upstairs bedroom measuring 11 m² with a double bed (140 x 200).
Faces west onto a very quiet passageway. Antique wood flooring.
Wall heater.

"Les Prises"
Spacious upstairs bedroom measuring 17 m² with 2 single beds (80 x 200 can be made into a queen-sized bed).
Two west-facing windows give onto a quiet passageway.
Antique wood flooring.
Wall heater.

"La Pergola"
Spacious upstairs bedroom measuring 16 m² with 2 single beds (80 x 200 can be made into a queen-sized bed).
Two west-facing windows give onto a quiet passageway. Antique wood flooring.
Wall heater.

Three bathrooms:
- one ensuite for "Les Folies" bedroom on the ground floor.
- one shared for "Les Ormeaux" and "La Pergola" bedrooms, upstairs.
- one shower room with toilet for "Les Anneries" and "Les Prises" bedrooms, upstairs.
- separate toilets on the ground floor and upstairs.

TV Room:
Upstairs, a cosy (13 m²) TV room with LCD television and DVD player. One single bed (80 x 200). One north-facing window opens on the courtyard side.

Large, 25 m² garage with direct access to the house, features washing machine, dryer and bike rack. For toddlers and young children, a high chair and a folding cot with sheets and blanket, are available for your convenience at no additional cost.

Sunny, flower-filled garden features covered outdoor dining area,
12-seater dining table, chairs and deck chairs.

General Conditions:
- Open year-round
- Weekly rental, from Saturday 4p.m. to following Saturday 10p.m.
- Short stays, midweek, long weekends available on request

"Le Chai des Ormeaux"
Mrs Marie-Pascale Guizard
Phone: (33) (0)1 43 31 20 01 - Mobile: (33)(0)6 07 11 32 65
Web Site:

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