As all the other reviews say this house is very well equipped (with cycles, beach euipment as well as all the normal jouse equipment). Very comfortable and safe for children (we had a 3 and 5 year old with us) It is a 20 min walk along the road or through the forest to the excellent beach, but with two young children we often cheated and drove for 3 mins instad! The free bus service into and around La Tranche was reliable and we used it often (including very late evening). Friendly and helpful service from the agent. Simply a great French holiday. Thank you
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Well appointed, spacious and comfortable accommodation in a great location. It is a short walk (or even shorter drive) to a lovely beach. Great place for a relaxing holiday for all the family with plenty of opportunity for exercise too on footpaths and bicycle paths. Friendly and helpful service from the owner's agent.
We stayed at this very well equipped house as a group of 6 adults and had a wonderfully relaxing holiday at the end of July.
The house is a good walk (~15/20 mins) from the beach, although there is also a car park, and a free bus service from the village of La Terriere for those who don't fancy the slightly hilly trip on foot. The village itself has a small bar, a hotel/restaurant and also a boulangerie for the daily essential fresh bread.
At the beach, there is a cafe selling all the necessities for a day at the seaside, such as ice creams, salads, frites and cold drinks, beer or vin rose. I'd personally recommend the salads and sandwiches. If the sun is shining, as it was for almost the whole of our stay, I'd recommend taking a beach umbrella from the house, to provide some shelter from the midday sun.
The accomodation is very flexible with 3 double rooms - one upstairs (en suite) and the others on the lower floor, along with another bathroom. The lower floor also has a bunk room for 4 - which we didn't use, but would be ideal for children. The house itself has everything you could possibly need as a home from home, it is equipped to a high standard and is well looked after.
We loved sitting out on the upper level balcony, which has a large table and barbecue, perfect for al fresco dining, although there is also a more formal dining table in the open plan kitchen/living area of the house itself.
Further afield, the town of La Tranche sur Mer has plenty of restaurants, bars and shops, as well as a large supermarket (which gets very busy on Saturdays as people change over). The town is walkable (~25 mins) or can also be accessed using the free bus if you don't want to drive. There is lots of parking, but it fills up very early when the sun comes out!
If you want to get away from it a little, there are a couple of walkiing trails in the nearby forest - these are well marked and mostly in the shade although a bit hilly. On the afternoon we completed the longer 5km trail, we only saw three other people en route.
Overall, we had a lovely relaxing stay at Rue de la Mer. The house is perfect for a stress free holiday for all ages, and made our holiday experience extremely enjoyable.
Lovely house and friendly welcome. Lots of space outside for the kids and house had everything we needed. short walk through forest to a terrific sandy beach. La Tranche sur Mer only a couple of miles away with great ice cream parlour! Would highly recommend house and area
I would highly recommend this accommodation for a family holiday. The facilities were to a very high standard and there were lots of toys and games ( inside and out) to keep the children entertained. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at rue de la mer and hopefully we visit again some day. Location is good for the beaches and local town. The owners were waiting for us on arrival to shows us around the house and explain all of the facilities. They were very friendly and went out of their way to help with any queries we had. The sky tv channels and wifi were nice to have in the evenings too. Excellent holiday accommodation !