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Zen In Picardie - it's springtime 2014!

House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

France countryside - vacation rental home - near northwest beaches / Paris / Disney / Asterix / Nature / Amiens Cathedral / Jules Verne / Picardie (Picardy) / Somme / WWI / route to Calais and Paris, south and Provence

Beautiful newly renovated furnished luxury vacation home located in the Valley of the Selle near Amiens, France. Meandering streams, rivers and canals, meadows and rolling hills, horse country, battlegrounds, memorials, cemeteries of both World Wars, French cuisine!

Independent, comfortable, quiet home surrounded by nature located in a small village in Picardy.

Fully fenced property, gated entrance, security cameras and private parking offer peace of mind.

Panoramic view of the Valley of the Selle, approximately 100 square meters (1076 square feet) welcoming a maximum of 5 guests.

Description:

Entrance at ground-level, 1076 sq. ft. (100 sq. meters), handicapped / disabled access, both gas central heating and individual electric units in bedroom, living room and bathroom.

Living room/den with new leather sofa bed 2 persons (firm mattress 14 cm / 5 ½ inches),  home entertainment center and home cinema with satellite TV, wood-burning stove for cozy evenings, dining area with exterior view for 6, master bedroom (new firm double bed) with satellite TV, space for visitors who have travel cots or portable cribs, full marbled bath (rain shower and bath hydromassage / balneo), fully-equipped kitchen, study area and library containing books in French, English and German, child play area.

Private triple French door entrance faces flowered courtyard, surrounded by fully enclosed flowered gardens on half an acre (1700 sq. meters).

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Please note: low ceiling height of 2 meters (6 1/2 feet)! If you require a higher ceiling height or additional bedrooms please see our other listing under "Zeninpicardie Vacation Rentals".

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Services: bedding & sheets, bathroom linen, and kitchenware supplied. Iron and board, washer/dryer (shared), vacuum cleaner, garden furniture, barbecue grill.

Kitchen: combination microwave / oven, cooking utensils, refrigerator/freezer, electric stove, dishwasher, coffee maker, automatic hot water kettle, toaster.

Entertainment/Multimedia: Sat/TNT TV, CD/DVD collection, radio, internet (wifi), hi-fi equipment, games, swing set, bicycles, children's pool.

Private off-street secure outdoor parking.

No pets please, smoke free, shoeless home!

Departure cleaning fee (if not in original condition): 60€ may be retained from security deposit if excessive cleaning is deemed necessary

Additional house rules provided with reservation.

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Note that owner resides on property, and is available at all times to assist you in making your visit as pleasant as possible.

We also offer a 3 bedroom self-catering luxury residence, please see our other listing under "Zeninpicardie Vacation Rentals".

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Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information or photos. We will be pleased to welcome you!

Size Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Atlantic beaches : approx 45 minutes (Mers-les-Bai 75 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 4.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: ParisBeauvais Tillé at 40 km/ 24 miles or Roissy 40 km, Nearest railway: Amiens town center or Longueau at 15 km / 10 miles 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Children's pool
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

Northern France region

Picardy: Picardy is located in the northern part of France. Picardy stretches from the long sand beaches of the Somme estuary in the west to the vast forests and pastures of the Thiérache in the east and down to the chateaux of Chantilly or Pierrefonds near the Paris Area and vineyards of the border with Champagne (Champagne picarde) to the south. An important agricultural region of France, Picardy has a diverse natural environment consisting of 40 km of coastline, many rivers, marshes and ponds and lakes, forests, and pastures. It is a favorite region of France for hiking, horseback riding, hunting and fishing, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, sailing, sand yachting and other outdoor activities.

Somme: We are located in the department of Picardy called the Somme, named after the Somme river. The Somme was the site of a series of battles during World War I, and is most noted for the prominent use of trench warfare. Particularly significant was the 1916 Battle of the Somme. As a result of this and other battles fought in the area the department is home to many military cemeteries and several major monuments commemorating the many soldiers from various countries who died on its battlefields, particularly those of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. We are less than 30 minutes (35 km/21 miles) from Cantigny, site of the first American offensive of World War I. One of the largest Chinese cemeteries of WWI is located within 30 minutes.

Amiens

Village of Fossemanant: Rural village with less than 100 inhabitants, only two short streets converge on a small medieval church. A few residents still farm, cows and horses are commonly found grazing in the surrounding fields!

Climate: It is characterized by frequent rainfall, moderate winters and summers. Summer temperatures range from a high of 77°F (25°C) during the days to a low of 50°F (10°C) during the night. Winter temperatures reach a high of 55°F (13°C) daytime to a low of 35°F (2°C) at night. Snow is rare.

Nearby activities: trout-farm fishing (500 meters/1600 ft), hiking (60 meters/200 ft to old railroad line turned nature path 17 kilometers/10.5 miles long, the "Coulée Verte"), surrounding rivers & ponds, golf (10 km/6 miles), tennis, horseback riding (8 km/5 miles), cycling and mountain bike, petanque, ice skating, water sports, public swimming pools, amusement parks (Disney, Asterix, St Paul...), bowling, cinema, shopping, airport for small aircraft (20 km/12,5 miles), museums, Jules Verne, castles, wildlife preserves and bird sanctuaries (Baie de Somme), seaside resorts, casinos, medieval villages, World War I & II monuments, museums & cemeteries, shopping (factory outlet stores), steam locomotive, children's farm, land sailing

Nearest? (all times indicated are by car unless otherwise noted):

Nearest highway/motorway : Dury or Bosquel at 11 km/7 miles

Nearest airport : ParisBeauvais Tillé at 40 km / 24 miles or Roissy Charles de Gaulle at 120 km / 75 miles

Nearest train station : Amiens town center at 15 km/10 miles

Nearest shopping center : 10 km/6 miles

Atlantic beaches : approx 45 minutes (Mers-les-Bains), 75 km / 46 miles

Paris : approx 1hour 30 minutes

London : about 4 1/2 hours by train

Calais : about 1 hour 30 minutes by car, 170 km / 105 miles

Bus service to Amiens two times per day (early morning and early evening), taxi service available. A car is recommended.

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18 Aug 2014

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"Complete relaxation"

We stayed here for 5 days during August and although the weather was occasionally wet it did not spoil our holiday. This apartment is situated underneath the larger, main house but does not suffer fro… More

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  • German

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