La Forette D’armotte
La Forêt d’Armotte is a truly enchanting residence situated on the edge of a large forest and located in the commune of St Augustin-sur-mer in the Charente-Maritime, just 500 metres from the village centre and only a few minutes from the beautiful sandy beaches and the International 18-hole golf course.
The resort and SPA of this prestigious property is made up of 20 spacious and stylish, energy efficient houses with private gardens, private pools and all having private outdoor Jacuzzis on their terraces - the perfect place to wind down on a long, sunny afternoon.
Luxury 4 bedroom detached villas with private garden, pool & Jacuzzi.
4 bathrooms/shower rooms with WC
ResidenOnsite management company for rental, cleaning etc
A few minutes from the sandy beaches and international golf course
500m from the village centre of St Augustin sur mer
Local activities include trail biking, hiking, horse-riding, sailing, surfing, fishing & more
Use as a second home, permanent residence or as a rental property with tennis, petanque, parking & reception
A superb range of facilities
What's on offer at this impressive seaside resort in France?
The on-site facilities available at La Forêt d’Armotte’s 5***** residence are exceptional and include the following:
Reception area (with wifi)
Parking for 40 Vehicles & 20 bicycles
1 floodlit Hard-court tennis court
1 Petanque pitch
So whether you feel like treating yourself to a massage followed by a sauna and a cup of tea or simply getting stuck into a good game of tennis and then relaxing in your private pool or Jacuzzi this luxury resort offers this and much more. It is a place that will make you feel relaxed, pampered and special- something that we all need when we go away for a holiday so that we can come back feeling healthy and invigorated.
Wifi is also enabled here and throughout the residence which is essential for many business tourists and holiday makers today.
All in all this is a resort that will satisfy the most demanding of holiday makers whilst also respecting the environment and maintaining its natural, peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
Close to all you could want
These seaside properties for sale in France are perfectly placed
This is an area of France abundant with beaches, charming villages and forests; step out of any of the seaside properties and you can walk, cycle or horse-ride for miles along long sandy beaches or amongst the sweetly scented pine and oak trees of the surrounding forests taking in its wonderful scenery. It is also an area steeped in history dating back to the Roman times and has one of the oldest lighthouses in France- “le Phare de Cordouan”. Just minutes away you have the resorts of St-Palais Sur Mer and Royan each with an excellent selection of seafood restaurants, bars, cafes and boutique shops and sailing and surfing schools
Some of France's best weather
Together with St Augustin-sur-mer and some surrounding villages, they benefit from a micro-climate giving the area a particularly long bout of sunny weather that usually lasts from March right through to the end of October and even the winters here are quite mild. The amount of sunshine here is known to be comparable to the French Rivera at 2250 hours per year.
Escape to the islands
The enchanting Islands of Ile de Re, Ile d’Aix and Ile d’Oleron lie just off the coast and are accessible by car; on all these islands you will find salt marshes and plentiful oyster beds (the whole coastal region is known for its cultivation of oysters) but also long stretches of sandy beaches and forest. The islands are home to many French film stars and famous musicians who choose to live and holiday on the islands as they have retained the natural environment of the islands by only building low density, traditional housing and not the huge concrete apartment blocks that you often see on the Cote d’Azur.
Everything you need is on your doorstep
La Forêt d’Armotte resort is located in the commune of St Augustin-sur-mer, France and is just 500m from the authentic and cosy village centre where you will find a bakery, tobacconist/newsagents, 2 supermarkets, bicycle shop, restaurant/bar, a primary school, a nursery, a garage, antiques shop, Doctor’s surgery, ceramics & pottery shop, delicatessen, hairdressers and a church. In 2014 (in time for the delivery of the residence) an additional small commercial centre is to be added which will comprise a few more shops/restaurants etc adding to the attraction of the village.
A magical coastline
St Augustin is wonderfully situated in a peaceful, natural environment surrounded by forest yet incredibly close to the beach and attractions thus having the best of both worlds. The nearest sandy beach to the properties for sale is La Plage de la Grande Cote just a few minutes away but the entire coast in this area is dotted with beaches. On this particular beach there are a number of restaurants often serving seafood as their dish of the day - what better way to spend a lazy afternoon in the sun than drinking a bottle of crisp white wine whilst eating freshly caught lobster or mussels?
An introduction to the properties
The property for sale at La Forêt d'Armotte, near La Rochelle, offers superb quality
The spacious properties have been designed to maximise the amount of light entering them by having large French windows and by ensuring each one is south facing. Each property has a private garden, pool and terrace with a Jacuzzi shaded by a pergola or cover creating the perfect spot from which to enjoy a long lunch in the sunshine. They have a classic design but with a contemporary yet natural feel epitomised by a combination of using wood cladding and classic render on the exteriors with exotic wood shutters, aluminium gutters and frames. Additionally the houses are also environmentally friendly as they use highly efficient types of insulation and heating thus minimising the electricity bills but also protecting the environment. In fact they have an energy rating of A which in France is the best rating houses can get.
Spacious, green and peaceful.
It's rare to see so much thought go in to new build properties in France
Great care was taken when designing the residence that there should be as much space and greenery around the properties as possible allowing the residents to enjoy a good level of privacy and feel that they are in a peaceful and natural environment.
The architecture of these new build properties and their layout therefore resonates with the surrounding forest and blends in harmoniously with their natural environment.
Designed for maximum comfort
This new development in France has been designed around your needs
The bright and airy interiors of the properties on this new development in France are a continuation of the stylish exteriors and offer a contemporary and elegant design using mostly pale stone, beige and wooden colours and the furniture will blend in harmoniously with this design.
The modern kitchens are of a high quality and durable to be able to withstand the frequency of use by holiday tourists and include equipment such as dishwashers, extractor fans, computer-controlled ovens and microwaves, fridge-freezers and the like.
There is a bathroom or shower room and WC with washbasin for every bedroom and like the kitchens great attention has been spent on the fine detail to ensure an attractive clean and contemporary design.
Central-heating is electric (temperature controlled) and programmable and extra comforts such as electric shutters and heated towel rails come as standard at this new development, as do built-in aluminium LED spotlights in the living rooms and bathrooms.
Welcome to Charente-Maritime
The seaside property for sale at La Forêt d'Armotte is in one of the most beautiful regions of France
The residence is located just 8km from the pretty seaside town of Royan and 5km from St Palais-sur-mer of which Royan is the main town in this area of France. Royan has a long history as a seaside resort being one of the first resorts to arise out of the newly acquired fashion for sea-bathing in the early 20th century, not in small part due to being renowned as having some of the best beaches in France
Royan's 5 sandy beaches spread either side of the town and range from nearby child-friendly beaches to the wild unspoilt beauty of the Cote Sauvage where you can find tranquillity only minutes from your property even at the height of the season. Because of its history there are many Belle Epoque Villas dating back to the 19th century which can be admired whilst taking a walk on the sea front and because it is the 4th largest town in the Charente-Maritime department you will find everything you will need here. This seaside town is the capital of the “Cote de beaute” located at the mouth of the Gironde Estuary- the largest estuary in Europe. It has a fishing port and a marina and although lively all year round is particularly busy in the summer as it is a popular seaside holiday destination.
Amongst other things you will find an excellent selection of restaurants and seaside cafes but also boutique shops, an outdoor sea water pool, a surf club, a museum, the gardens “Parc jardins du Monde”, a karting circuit (on the outskirts) and a casino here. The market here is the best in the Charente-Maritime and arguably in the whole of France and is open most days in the week; just wandering around the stalls sampling the local delights will be enough to keep bringing you back as there is such a great selection of foods, wines, cheeses, fruit, vegetables, meat and of course fish. In nearby La Palmyre you will find another golf course, a riding school, a racecourse, a zoo and amusement park and where you will find many surf and windsurf schools. It also has its own port.
Just a 45 min drive away from the seaside property for sale at La Forêt d'Armotte is La Rochelle, one of the most charming cities on the west coast of France and the largest in the Charente-Maritime department. The city, which dates back to the 10th century, has a prestigious heritage and a fascinating history seen in its architecture which includes the medieval towers guarding the old port, its churches, its secret roads lined with arcades, its stately residences and aristocratic houses. It is a fairly wealthy and vibrant city with many arts, jazz and film festivals including the famous Francofolies film festival, all of which maintain an authentic quality which will draw you back year after year. La Rochelle is also an important part of the French economy not only because of its tourism but also because it is home to many large French companies and often hosts national and international congresses at its exhibition centres. Access is easy being just 2hrs 50mins from Paris by TGV and there are regular flights from around the world including the UK to its airport “La Rochelle-Ile de Re”.
Bordeaux is just 1hr 30 mins from St Augustin-sur-mer and it is no exaggeration that it is one of the prettiest and majestic cities in the world and is on the UNESCO world heritage list as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century. It is the prefecture of the Gironde department and the capital of the Aquitaine region whose economy is based on industry, wine-making and tourism. Many large companies are based here and is a big employer in the aeronautical and laser industries with the likes of Dassault and EADS Sogerma (amongst many others) based here. It is one of France’s biggest wine producing areas producing 960 million bottles per year and wine from the area is often referred to as “Claret” in the UK. Bordeaux was first settled by the Celts and then the Romans and has had a thoroughly rich history with existing architecture dating back to the 11th century including the Saint-Andre Cathedral. Its many churches, theatres, universities, museums, parks and gardens display its rich culture and along with the infamous “Place de La Bourse” on the river are truly awe-inspiring. It is just 3hrs from Paris by TGV and its airport Bordeaux-Merignac receives millions of visitors every year from all over the world including the UK.
Poitou-Charentes in figures:
24 golf courses
42 pleasure ports
6 centres for Thalassotherap
4 Thermal SPAS
460km of coast (of which 110km are sandy beaches)
220km of navigable waterways
370,000 hectares of forest
3 UNESCO world heritage sites
6 villages in the “Best villages in France” category
1.83 billion Euros of revenue from the tourist industry
Attractions in the area
There's a lot to see and do close by to these luxury villas for sale in France
St Augustin and the surrounding villages and towns have a fantastic amount of attractions to entertain you. Below we list just a small handful of them:
Aquarium at La Rochelle
Railway museum at Mornac-sur-Seudre
The “Parc de l’Estuaire” near St-Georges-de-Didonne
Troglodyte caves at Mechers-sur-Gironde
Local history and fishing museum at Talmont-sur-Gironde
Gallo-Roman museum and archaeological site near Barzan
Monolithic caves of Saint-Martial
The St-Symphorien church at Grezac
The Halles de Cozes
Cognac and Pineau tasting
Eating Oysters & mussels
Horse-racing at La Palmyre
The lighthouses “Phare de La Coubre”, « Phare de Cordouan » and « Phare de St-Georges-de-Didonne
The many charming old ports along the coast and cute authentic inland villages
The many Chateaux and manor houses scattered in the surrounding villages
During the summer in the part of France, and not far from the luxury villas for sale at La Forêt d'Armotte, there are an extraordinary amount of shows for children & adults alike from acrobatics and circus events to theatre and cabaret.
How to get here
Getting to the property for sale at La Forêt d'Armotte, near Royan, is both inexpensive and easy.
Getting to La Forêt d’Armotte couldn’t be easier from the UK & Ireland with two International airports and TGV stations nearby plus a train station in Royan and regular bus services from St Augustin.
La Rochelle-Ile de Re airport
(1hr from St Augustin):
Flights from London Stansted, Gatwick, East Midlands, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol, Southampton, Manchester, Edinburgh, Dublin or Cork (for UK & Ireland)
(1hr 30 mins from St Augustin):
Flights from London Gatwick, Luton & Edinburgh (for UK & Ireland).
Poitiers Biard airport
(2hrs from St Augustin):
Flights from London Stansted & Edinburgh (for UK)