L'Olivine

Loix, Charente-Maritime
Self-catering


Such a pretty cottage, on a tiny street in a quiet village with gorgeous courtyard in front. Explore the beautiful Ile de Ré and its beaches

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The
Experience

Slip through the watery web of Ile de Ré marshes and into the peaceful village of Loix. There’s no passing traffic and it’s wonderfully quiet. Grey shutters blink sleepily on the whitewashed walls of this century-old fisherman’s cottage, set amongst others just as pretty. Summertime hollyhocks, roses and hydrangeas line the courtyard; light up the gas barbecue and dine under exquisite white wisteria if it’s in season. The cottage is all one level – pale golden floor tiles in the open plan living/kitchen area, with modern sofas, simple wood furniture and all you need to cook simple meals. Understated elegance and French country charm in the bedrooms too, one on either side – painted furniture, framed watercolours, French quilts. Bathrooms have tiled showers and porcelain sinks; there’s also a quirky atelier, now a laundry room. Parking space is 100 metres away; none outside as it’s such a little street. It’s five minutes on foot to the centre of the village; hire bicycles to explore more of the island. A kilometre away in the marshes is a splendid oyster and shellfish ‘cabane’ where you can eat simply and well. 

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Available for rent starting from 2nd September 2017. Minimum stay: 7 nights.
Closed
November to Easter.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 5-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €170
Weekly price
from €1200
1 Cottage for 4
From €1702 bedrooms

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sabine & Olivier Durand-Robaux

  • Take the beautiful cycle route from Loix to Saint Martin which runs alongside the sea and through vineyards. Have a break at one of the restaurants along the way to taste fresh sea food! découvrir son marché local et son clocher typique
  • On the route de Loix, discover the salt marshes and the Ecomuseum. Walk to Loix's pretty port and its tidal mill.
  • Cycle to Ars-en-Ré for its morning market with local produce. Also have a look at the distinctive bell tower!
  • For a full day out, cycle to the end of the island and find the Baleines light house and its magnificent panoramic views. You can also relax on the nearby beaches La Conche and La Trousse Chemise.
  • Enjoy the wonderful ambience of Saint Martin in the evenings - watch the sun set, the boats return to port and have an apéritif.