Bedrooms
4
Sleeps
8
Bathrooms
3
Car
Essential

Porte Royale

Porte Royale is a modern, well equipped property which sits just 10 minutes’ walk away from La Rochelle.  Sleeping up to eight  people and with a stunning octagonal, solar heated swimming pool , Porte Royal has been recently renovated using only organic materials. 

Highlights

  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • Excellent restaurants nearby
  • Walking distance to La Rochelle
  • Walking distance to the beach
  • 2 bikes available
  • Easy access via La Rochelle airport
  • Bathroom with view

Description

La Porte Royale was the old gate used to enter La Rochelle, and this house is just 10 minutes walk from the historic town centre. Once you are at the house, you do not need to use your car any more, and guests can use bicycles that are left at the house. La Rochelle has 86km of cycling lanes and it is a real delight to discover this beautiful historic town with its numerous lovely parks and views over the ocean. La Rochelle is a town full of charm and style with a lot of architectural sites such as the town hall that must be visited, numerous old houses dating from between the15th to 18th Century, the great clock tower standing on the old port, and the old port itself. Every morning the covered market dating from 19th Century offers fresh fish and locally produced food. For restaurants you can pick one out of many that are located under the old arch covered streets and squares. The nearest sandy beach is called “la plage de la concurrence” and is around 15 minutes walk from the house. Also, you can cycle or drive over the bridge that leads you from La Rochelle to the unspoilt beaches of the Ile de Re. Within easy reach by car you can discover les Sables d’Olonnes, Poitiers, Cognac, and Saintes.

A gate opens onto a lovely little garden planted with tree, grass and flowers with an octagonal above ground swimming pool (4.60m diameter and constant depth of 1.30m) with solar heating. The garden has also a teak table and chairs plus deckchairs to relax in. All the living area downstairs is open plan and has sliding bay windows onto the garden to give a natural flow of indoor/outdoor living in summer. To the left is the fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher . The sitting room in the centre has two comfortable sofas with satellite TV, DVD player. There is also a dining table and chairs prolonged by a nice sitting area with armchairs and a piano which opens onto a charming little area outside where the owners love having a coffee after meals. Off the sitting room a corridor leads to a bathroom/wc with bath and shower plus washing machine and dryer. There are also two double bedrooms, including one with a French window to a little wooden deck with table and chairs for 2, and a small organic garden where you can help yourself to vegetables.There is a third bedroom that will remain locked. From the sitting room an open staircase rises to a suspended corridor off which is a double bedroom with shower and wc open-plan to sleeping area; and the elegant master double bedroom that has a TV and dressing area, plus en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, and a separate wc. The house has internet broadband access. The entire property has been recently redesigned and redecorated with organic materials only.
Broadband with Wi-fi available at this property providing clients with free access via their own laptop.

This property is not suitable for children under 8 years old.

£50 welcome pack available on request.

Features

  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • Video
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven/Hob
  • Fridge
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Excellent restaurants nearby
  • Walking distance to La Rochelle
  • Walking distance to the beach
  • 2 bikes available
  • Easy access via La Rochelle airport
  • Bathroom with view

Bedrooms

One of the bedrooms of Porte Royale
  • Bedroom 1: Ground Floor
  • Bedroom 1: Double bed
  • Bedroom 2: Ground Floor
  • Bedroom 2: Double bed
  • Bedroom 3: First Floor
  • Bedroom 3: Double bed
  • Bedroom 3: En Suite
  • Bedroom 4: First Floor
  • Bedroom 4: Double bed
  • Bedroom 4: En Suite

Swimming Pool

A view of Porte Royale's pool
  • Ladder Yes
  • Swimming Pool Length octagonal : diameter 4.37m
  • Simming Pool Max depth 1.30m
  • Swimming Pool Min depth 1.30m
  • Swimming Pool Security Alarm
  • Swimming Pool Width octagonal : diameter 4.37m
  • Heated Swimming Pool Yes

Local Amenities

The local town and amenities for Porte Royale
  • Airport La Rochelle: 10min
  • Airport Poitiers: 1h40min
  • TGV La Rochelle: 10min
  • Town La Rochelle 10min walk
  • Supermarket La Rochelle 50m
  • Beach La Plage de la concurrence 15min walk/bike ride
  • Restaurant La Rochelle 5min walk
  • Bakery La Rochelle 50m
  • Grocery La Rochelle 50m
  • Golf Course Marsiley 15min drive
  • Tennis Court La Rochelle 2.5km
  • Cultural, Entertainment and Festivals Music festival Francofolies in La Rochelle in July
  • Vineyards Pineau des Charentes and Cognac region

When would you like to stay?

Select your dates on the calendar below. Porte Royale is available for a minimum of 1 week, changeover is on Saturday .
Bespoke dates are sometimes available, please call us on 0207 616 9990.


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£279

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