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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.
Fully-fitted kitchen with 4 ring gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, kettle, electric coffee-machine, tableware, washing machine and dryer.
Large lounge/dining room 30m² with door opening on to west facing terrace and smaller south facing terrace. Comfortable sofa, 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 2nd bedroom with twin beds with the option of turning one single into a comfortable large kingsize . 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.
Hd tv with dvd player, radio cd player and a selection of games.
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.
Small garage with additional parking outside.
Ideal for family holidays (children may need supervision outside) groups of friends, couples.
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.
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.
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 right, walk a few paces to the Esaminet restaurant, enjoy the menu and afterwards walk back home and enjoy a late drink on the terrace.
We stayed at Quayside for a week in June-July 2106. The cottage is in an excellent location, only a couple of minutes walk from the harbourside, shops and restaurants. Despite this it is a quiet and relaxing place to stay. It is well equipped, comfortable and spacious, both inside and outside with a choice of 2 terraces to sit in to catch (or avoid) the sun.
The garage was an added bonus. We did not use our car much, apart from visits to LeClerc hypermarket and to Pointe St Gildas. We hired bikes for 2 days from a bike shop on the harbourside and explored the coast to the east of Pornic (on the marked “Velocean” route) and to the west via the coast road (one-way for cars, but two-way for bikes). There are lots of little coves and small beaches which are worth exploring.
The weather was cool and overcast at times, so it was a great advantage to have such a comfortable cottage and garden to relax in. The wi-fi was fast and reliable for our iPad and phone and the TV came in handy for watching some Euro2016 football later in the evening. All the rooms in the cottage feature interesting artworks with a seaside theme which added to the overall experience.
The process of booking was straightforward. The owner was extremely helpful and dealt with all our correspondence quickly and efficiently. The same was true of the local agency in Pornic – the staff could not have been more helpful.
This was an excellent base for our week in Pornic, and I would highly recommend it.
The advert for 'Quayside' was clear and accurate and gave a very good description of the property in terms of its amenities and position. The booking process was quick and easy and the owner was very helpful and answered any queries promptly. The property was clean and comfortable and had ample outside seating so that you could make the most of the sun all day if you chose to spend a day relaxing at the property. A locked gate to the rear of the property gave access to the town via a set of steps. Once on the street you were within walking distance of the many bars and restaurants positioned around the quay. The small local beaches were adequate but we preferred to travel to St Jean de Mont, which was within an hours drive, for a larger, better beach. Pornic is well situated to give you the opportunity to explore the surrounding area should the weather not be suitable for going to the beach. We would be happy to recommend the property to family and friends.
The property was well equipped, comfortable and clean with very good access to the town.
The advert description matched the property and the process of booking and communication with the owner was very good. I would highly recommend this property to relatives and friends.
The town of Pornic was friendly and welcoming with a great choice of beaches within walking distance.
Superbly placed for anything in Pornic, always somewhere shady to sit.
Not bad ! More of a garden would be the icing on a very nice cake