Just a short walk from a beautiful beach, this artist’s home enjoys a privileged position in the north-west of the island, and benefits from a swimming pool and tennis court in its vast and varied grounds.
There’s certainly a relaxed vibe across this modern abode with seven bedrooms scattered across the main house and annexes. Admire the owner’s creations with sculptures and artwork found in many of the rooms, alongside the home’s quirky design and unique style. The spacious living room is the focal point with its elegant corner bar, a perfect spot for a chilled aperitif and there is ample space to cook and dine with family and friends.
Each of the seven bedrooms are individual in appearance and size – from the master bedroom downstairs with doors leading to the terrace and the upstairs double with views as far as the sea to the three simple but lovely annexe rooms with their own entrance. With five bath and shower rooms, it’s a great set up for an extended family or group of friends.
In the vast grounds you’ll find sunny patios with deck chairs, a superb al-fresco dining terrace with a barbecue as well as an inviting swimming pool and wild gardens. Stroll across the sandy terrain to your very own tennis court, play a game of boules as the evening cools or find a shady spot to lounge and chat, surrounded by summer bursts of colour. This is the place for carefree holidays on this enchanting isle.
Wander out and within a few minutes you will reach the sandy shores looking out towards the Fier d'Ars bay. Plage de Trousse-Chemise is just beautiful, especially at low tide when you can walk far out to Le Banc du Bûcheron. In the other direction, head towards the salt marshes of Lilleau des Niges Nature Reserve and sample some of the oysters of Trousse Chemise with a glass of chilled wine.
Hire bikes and cycle to the delightful village of Les Portes-en-Ré, just under 5km away, and experience the daily summer market, pretty shops and restaurants. Continue on through the pine forests to the exceptional beach Conche des Baleines where surfers ride the waves and stop off to admire the views from the impressive Phare des Baleines.
As well as watersports, golf, horse-riding and incredible walks there are idyllic villages and historic towns to explore, many with colourful markets or lovely harbours. Even with its laid back ambience and slow pace of life, this alluring island offers something for everyone.
Villa Interiors (350m2)
Ground Floor - Large living room with sofas, chairs, fireplace, TV and bar area - Kitchen, well equipped including dishwasher, oven, induction hobs, microwave, kettle, Nespresso machine, toaster and mixer. Doors lead to al-fresco dining terrace - Dining room - WC - Bedroom (8.5m2) with bunk-beds (90cm each, top bunk only suitable for children aged 6+) - Bathroom with bath and sink - Separate WC - Bedroom (10.5m2) with double bed (160cm) - Master bedroom (19m2) with double bed (160cm), safe and TV. Bathroom with bath, double sink and WC. Doors lead to terrace Upstairs (mezzanine level via floating stairs) - Office area (looking over living room below) - Bedroom (13.5m2) with double bed (160cm) and shower room with shower, sink and WC Annexed bedrooms (accessed from outside) - Independent bedroom with double bed (160cm, tight access) and shower room with shower, sink and WC - Bedroom (10m2) with twin beds (80cm each), no shutters - Bedroom (11m2) with twin beds (80cm each) - Shower room with shower, double sink and WC (interconnecting between above two rooms)
Outside Grounds (15,000 m2) - Heated swimming pool (10.5x3m) with safety rolling shutter. Open approximately April to end-September - Sun-loungers - Terrace with BBQ, sink and al-fresco dining area - Tennis court - Boules - Garden and grounds Facilities - Internet - Electric heating - Satellite TV (TNT) - DVD player - CD player - Tennis court - Boules - Washing machine and dryer