Holiday Property for rental in Pornic - LA002812

1km from Pornic, Loire Atlantique, Western Loire Reference: LA002812 Advertiser since: 2 December 2010
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
QuaySide Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2 Single bed converts into double bed

About this property

Elevated Quiet Central Location in the Old Town. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

Quayside is situated in a quiet, elevated, central location in the pretty historic town of Pornic. The property comprises the ground floor of a former fisherman’s cottage and benefits from its own private entrance via the large west-facing terrace (as shown in the main photograph). The property has been completely refurbished and offers light, airy and spacious accommodation. Pornic is an attractive market town in Western France, with a traditional food market held twice a week selling a wonderful array of delicious produce and there is also a wide range of restaurants and cafes. Golf, sailing, cycling, coastal walking and many beautiful, sandy beaches are all close by. Wi-fi broadband connection available to guests.



Kitchen and dining

Fully-fitted kitchen with 4 ring gas hob, electric oven, microwave, small fridge, dishwasher, kettle, electric coffee-machine (Nespresso capsules not provided), tableware.

Separate laundry room/cellar directly off the kitchen with large fridge, washing machine/dryer and additional work top space with large sink.

Living rooms

Large lounge/dining room 30m² with door opening on to west facing terrace and smaller south facing terrace. Comfortable sofa, French HD tv and dvd player, coffee-table. Large dining table to comfortably seat 6.


Substantial main bedroom with king size bed, wardrobe and armchair, access to south facing terrace, with large en suite bathroom.

Large second bedroom with twin beds and window to south terrace.


Main bedroom has a large en suite with walk-in shower, basin and wc. Smaller 2nd bathroom with bath/shower, basin. Separate 2nd wc.


Full gas central heating.


French HD tv with dvd player, radio cd player and a selection of games.

Garden and outside

Spacious west facing terrace with granite table and seating for 6 people. Gas bbq. Outside store room and washing line. Smaller south facing terrace with views across the town to the chateau. All areas are gated.

Parking and garages

Small garage with additional parking outside.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for family holidays (children may need supervision outside) groups of friends, couples.

Information about any additional facilities

Everything you need for your holiday is within easy walking distance, boulangeries, poissonnerie, small supermarket, market (twice a week) and restaurants without forgetting the beach.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking


Beach holidays


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Mullet / Bass
Name of nearest fishing location: Quay


Name and address of nearest golf course: Pornic
Distance: 1 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Coastal walks


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Steve Davies

We purchased the property in 2008 and have carried out extensive improvements. Nothing had been done for over 30 years so everything needed to be replaced and improvements are on going. The original part of the property is at least 200 years old and would have been a fisherman's cottage.

Year property purchased 2008
Why this location? Pornic is one the prettiest parts of the Jade coast. The town has a buzz about it all year round.
Unique benefits of property Central peaceful location. You can drop in and out of the town with ease. Everything is within easy walking distance.

The Owner Recommends

Nearest Market

Pornic 0.3km. In the centre of town by the church.

Nearest Restaurant

Cafe du port

Pornic Market and Shops

Situated on the cobbled streets of the old town on Thursday and Sunday mornings throughout the year, 400m from the house, Pornic covered market offers excellent fresh local produce. Lovely fish from the bay, oysters and mussels are a speciality of the area, vegetables from Noirmoutier, and wonderful cheeses from all over France. The market square is surrounded by little cafes where you can sit and enjoy a coffee or stay and have lunch. The old town is full of little art and craft shops as well as more formal galleries or you might enjoy clothes shopping in one of the many small boutiques. This really is a lovely way to spend part of the day without having to worry about parking the car or fighting the crowds. Given the central location of the house you have the choice of many boulangeries so nipping out to get your daily fresh bread and croissants is simple. Although there are 2 small supermarkets within walking distance you might prefer to take the car to the really large hypermarkets situated on the outskirts of town 2km from the house.

Restaurants in Pornic

Pornic has a vast and varied choice of restaurants catering for all tastes. There are crêperies, traditional Breton food, bistros, pizzerias, Moroccan and traditional French cuisine. Many of these places are within easy walking distance of the property. You can spend half an hour walking around the town looking at the different menus before deciding where to go. Whether you are with the children and just want something simple or prefer the full gastronomique you are well catered for. Many of these restaurants are open throughout the year. You could decide to eat at one of the many restaurants on the quay but if you are willing to walk a little bit further a stroll along the quay onto the lit waterside boardwalk will take you to Noeveillard for an apéritif at the la Bahia bar right on the beach. Watch the sunset and then pop next door to la Villa Noe for dinner. On the way home you might stop and have a flutter at the casino. Alternatively spend the day at the beach on the boulevard de l’Ocean and have lunch or dinner at la Zagaya. This is a very informal restaurant on the beach, eat fruits de mer or a simple piece of grilled fish. About 25mins walk from the house. If you are feeling lazy, walk down the wide, gently sloping lit stone staircase from the house, turn left walk to the quay and you can choose from many restaurants.

19 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.6
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9.6
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 9.5
10 / 10 Pam Devon 17 September, 2018

This lovely cottage is just a stones throw from the quayside at Pornic. Everthing has been thought of to make your visit fuss free. There are two seating areas which catch the sun and are perfect for relaxing. The owners description is perfect and the information the provided was excellent.
If you like good food you must book in advance for Jardin de l'Olivier where the owner makes you feel welcome, the wine is excellent and the food the best in town. Also try le Orangerie, both are just one street back from the quay. Enjoy as we did

9.5 / 10 Duncan Russel 11 September, 2018

This is a lovely properly in great location. The property is well equipped, comfortable and airy. The terrance is a lovely place to eat breakfast or to watch the sun go down. The property is tucked away but located centrally in the town for easy access to all of the amenities. We spent evenings rock pooling or swimming in th nearby (walking distance) coves that dot the coastline.

9.8 / 10 Lesley Blair 2 July, 2018

We’ve just come back from our second holiday at Quayside and have had a wonderful time just as we did last year. The location of the property is perfect with everything on your doorstep. We can thoroughly recommend both Quayside and Pornic itself for a fantastic holiday. Steve the owner is extremely helpful and friendly. Lesley and Archie

10 / 10 RHA 30 August, 2017

A lovely property in a great location. We have 3 young children and the property suited our needs really well. The house is beautifully decorated and is very comfortable. There are fantastic beaches and opportunities for rock pooling near by. We travelled mid August and the town was very busy but the house is tucked away from the hustle and bustle and we were not troubled by noise at all. Parking was easy and right next to the house. Steve was easy to communicate with and answered all of our questions promptly. I would recommend this property to others without hesitation.