Ile de Ré is home to golden beaches, pretty shopping streets and the rich Rétais heritage.
In the summer months, it teams with the visitors who mostly travel around the island on bicycles.
This village cottage near the beach ‘Bois Plage en Ré’ is in pristine condition with several fireplaces, wood paneling and antique stone floors. Set across from La Rochelle, the main house comprises three en-suite bedrooms, and the adjacent guest house offers three further bedrooms with their own bathrooms. The interior courtyard and garden are landscaped, with a swimming pool, a summer kitchen and ample terraces.
Alexander Kraft, Chairman, Sotheby’s International Realty, France, said: ‘This charming cottage resides in one of the most picturesque villages on the ‘Ile de Ré’ in a position which offers great privacy. It is the perfect retreat to spend time with family and friends.’
Price: Euros 2.65 million through Sotheby’s International Realty France – Monaco (+41-41- 662 05 10; www.sothebysrealty-france.com)