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This townhouse, in the heart of Saint Martin de Ré, is incredibly romantic and very practical. It has been refurbished to an extremely high specification by an English Interior Designer.
You are just minutes on foot from the quayside of Saint Martin harbour with plenty of restaurants, shopping and antique shops to explore. At the farmers market, stroll around the colourful stalls and have a drink in one of the cafés.
The house sleeps 4. There are two double bedrooms, two shower rooms, a very large salon, newly fitted kitchen, and garden room to enjoy those hot summer evenings. There is a second floor level with the best view of the sea.
Île de Ré is France’s favourite holiday island – a 30km-long flat strip of land with photogenic villages, old ports and sandy beaches – is small enough to cycle round, or to explore on horseback. Long the holiday haven of affluent Parisiens, this dreamy, golden-hued island can be found a half-hour drive from La Rochelle. Perfect if you’re looking to rediscover life’s simple pleasures.
Saint Martin de Ré is one of the most beautiful and the biggest town on the Island of Ré. Everything in Saint Martin is historic, it has retained almost all of its original walls and buildings and evidence of the numerous fierce naval battles fought here, remains.
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