La Flotte House Rental Photos and Description
2 Bedroom house for 6 in holiday village, heated pool, near beaches
Les Hauts de Cocraud, built in 1996, with its heated swimming pool, is in a marvelous location just 100 metres from the sea and its characteristic oyster beds, and just 1km from a sandy beach and the picturesque little harbor of La Flotte, reputedly one of the most beautiful villages in France. This is a simple holiday village, comprising 92 terraced, whitewashed houses, built in the island's traditional architectural style, each with its own enclosed courtyard. Children are well provided for with an outdoor heated swimming pool and a large grassed play area with climbing frame and table tennis. The village is completely pedestrianized, creating a safe and peaceful environment which is particularly appreciated by young families. A great base from which to visit lovely Ile de Re.
La Flotte: La Flotte presents an interesting contrast, between the beautiful residences aligned along the quays and the labyrinth of the small houses in the interior lanes, where you will also find the wonderful, medieval market hall, tempting you with the most mouthwatering array of local produce.
Formerly a fishing village,La Flotte, was formed around the castle of Mauléons, close to the current church. Little by little, it grew around its developing port in the 18th century under Louis XV. The trade and the exchanges were very prosperous there, as the beautiful houses on the avenue Felix Faure will testify.
The church Sainte Catherine’s bell-tower reminds us that before trains, trading ships made stopovers here: Norwegians, Dutchmen, Spaniards and even Americans came to buy the famous Ile de Re salt, brandy, vinegar... The characteristic pier goes back to 1840; it extends its superb circular arm of over 200 metres long, with a 9 metre high lighthouse at its end, visible from 15km away.
Spa treatments: While in Les Hauts de Cocraud you can take advantage of the SPA centre “Relais Thalasso Ile de Ré”. The top quality of sea water, the wonderfully pure air and atmosphere saturated with iodine, the mild climate from January to December and the high number of sunshine hours are the reasons why Thalassotherapy has naturally developed in the island. Thalassotherapy refers to the simultaneous use – with the objective of preventing or curing, and under doctor’s supervision – of sea environment to enhance overall health: seawater, seaweed, marine muds, sands and any other substance extracted from the sea.
Ideal for relieving, relaxing, revitalizing, slimming down, toning up, reshaping… a Thalassotherapy cure always has beneficial effects and you will return home fully rested and refreshed! Here the most prestigious, high-performing and innovative centres have found the most favored conditions to provide well-being and relaxation.
Details for Suite 6 pers Hauts de Cocraud 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- pets considered
Guestbook comments from the manager
We had a fabulous time on the island of Ile de Re. The Hauts de Cocraud accommodation was ideal for our needs: well equipped, clean and, importantly, secure for our young children. The staff were entirely welcoming and helpful. And the facilities ideal for those days of relaxation away from those energy sapping cycle paths!!! Many thanks. We shall return.