Loix, Charente-Maritime

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


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


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. 


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
November to Easter.
Restaurants 5-minute walk.


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


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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.