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Why TOWNSEND Anne chose Rivedoux-Plage
My family being from Ile de Ré, and having enjoyed it so much in my youth, I propose the discovery of Rivedoux to share this happiness.
What makes this House unique
Two years ago, I fell for this little house which was in a bad state. I had guessed that it could become lovely and cosy. Now, it's done and my travellers seem delighted. As it's a few steps from the seshore and has a very good exposure, the Ostreane is perfect for nice holidays.
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Fantastic place for a family holiday we loved it 😍
Wow what a fab week we have had staying in this property, it was perfect and we didn't want to come home. It made a very special family holiday and we wished we had booked 2 weeks.
Anne is very helpful, efficient and friendly and nothing is too much trouble. She made us feel very welcome.
The house is very homely with everything you could possibly want for a holiday. It is a lovely property with good living space and bedrooms. The garden was brilliant and contained which was brill with 2 young children. There is a great BBQ there which we used every night as had superb weather.
The island is beautiful and we thought it was such a special place to explore. The property is fantastically located only 5 mins from a lovely sandy beach which our kids loved. Our son learnt to ride his bike on the flat straight path along the beach which was brilliant. There is a great play park on the beach about 10 mins walk from the house which became a daily visit.
We visited lots of the villages on the island, many by bike. The cycle tracks are amazing from the house and well sign posted. It is so flat everywhere it is very easy cycling and so enjoyable as you pass through vineyards, forests, oyster beds, salt marshes and countryside.
We cannot recommend this house and location of it highly enough it is an absolute delight you will love it 😍
I can't thank you enough for your so kind comment. The best I ever received !
Thank you so much and my best wishes to the 4 of you.
A great place to stay to explore the island. A lovely warm welcome from Anne.
A comfortable home from home. Well equipped. Lovely garden. We enjoyed lazing in the heat.
It was a pleasure to welcome such charming guests.
Thank you for having trust me. Anne
This was our third holiday at L'Ostreane, and it feels..... home from home.
A long journey from United Kingdom, with our dog...but we do enjoy being here., in Rivedoux....!! And this gîte is , so well equiped, so comfortable, and very welcoming !!!
This is a very special place, and anyone who has stayed here, would agree
We already are looking forward, to our next holidag there !
This is so very kind of you ! Many thanks.
Perfect in every way
This was our second holiday, staying in L'Ostreane, and it will not be our last !
It is perfect in so many ways, obviously location, and only two mins walk to the beach...it is extremely comfortable, sunny, south and west facing aspect, fully equiped and very well maintained and clean ....the village of Rivedoux, an easy walk, with restaurants, shops, and a good market.
You will receive a very warm welcome , from Anne Townsend, the owner, who takes great pleasure and pride in L'Ostreane
I am sure you will enjoy your stay there, as much as we do !
How kind of you ! Hope to see you back some day ! Anne
A very comfortable and attractive gite.
A lovely warm welcome from the owner Anne, to her very attractive Gite, all so well presented, spotlessly clean and very well equiped..
we had, with our labrador Jasper, a wonderful two weeks here......good restaurants and shops all close by only a short walk, and the highlight, a lovely long sandy beach, two minutes walk away......we had a car, but renting bicycles would be a great option.
We are already looking forward to a return holiday here !
Many thanks for your kindness ! You had a lovely time and this is the most important. Beside, you are a super friendly couple with a super friendly Jasper !
It will be a pleasure to welcome you any other time. Anne
Excellent house on a lovely island.
We had a short flight from Southampton, into La Rochelle airport. We hired a car and following a very short drive across the toll bridge we arrived at Ostreane.
We had a lovely greeting from the owner Mrs Townsend. The house was light and airy and very clean. The small patio garden was a little sun trap, and great to sit and have meals. The kitchen was very well equipped with all we could need. The lounge / diner was comfortable with a couple of small sofas a chair and a table for 4. The TV was in French with no English channels, but this was no problem as we spent the evenings exploring the local villages and ports. The week we went there was something on nearly every night at one village or another. The house has a parking area and a handy store for you to put your hire bikes away at night. You have to hire a bike to explore the island, the cycle paths are excellent and numerous. Bikes are so popular you will have a job to find a post to lock it up when you get to your destination.
I would like to thank Annie Townsend for a lovely holiday on a beautiful island, and for the charming little home she has there.
Jeremy & Joann
Jeremy and Joann, your comment about your stay was very kind, thank you !
It's true that I wish my travellers feel at ease when arriving at Ostréane and I manage that because I take traveller's remarks into account.
Thank you again. I wish you well. Anne
By car from the north, take the motorway towards Bordeaux and leave it when you see the direction of La Rochelle and finally the direction of Ile de Ré by the wonderful bridge. From La Rochelle railway station : take line 3 stopping à Rivedoux, 10 min. from the house by foot.
Bike hire for cycling all through the island, many nautical sports, horse riding on the beach great walks by the sea, or in the woods.
Old fortifications can be visited.