You will feel like you're walking the pages of a history book when you walk down the floral alleyways of the small village of Saint-Martin-de-Re. The old fortress built by Vauban has defensive walls and buildings that have stayed almost completely intact. The house was built in the historic district, 200m from the port and the sea. This is a unique place to spend an authentic holiday surrounded by flavours of bygone days.
The old door opens onto an open-air patio, creating much light. Paved with Charentes stones, furnished with the original kitchen sink, it's hidden from view and has a table and flat-top plancha grill for outdoor dining.
From here you reach the living space, a gorgeous area with exposed beams that has a living room, a dining room, and an open kitchen, with an original Lacanche oven and all mod cons. There is also a guest toilet and a laundry room.
The staircase with bannisters (typical of the region) lead to the first floor where there are three lovely wood-panelled bedrooms:
• Vauban bedroom with queen size bed and view of the road, facing East
• Campani bedroom with twin beds that can be joined to make a queen, view of the patio, facing West
• Texier bedroom with twin beds, one mezzanine, view of the road, facing East
• Shower room
Linens, sheets, and towels are provided. The beds will be freshly made on arrival. You will find toiletries in the bathrooms and a gourmet food basket in the kitchen.
The house is located in the historical centre of Saint-Martin-de-Re. With the old port surrounded by the fortress built by Vauban, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the village is a must-see in Ile-de-Re. Visitor never tire of having breakfast sat on one of the terraces at the port and watching the dance of the sailboats. The beach is 800m away, and there are many shops nearby. Aside from the historical wealth and unique culture, the central location of Saint-Martin on Ile-de-Re is an ideal starting point for walks and bike rides.
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