About the home
All the rooms are beamed. Accomodation on the ground floor comprises of a cosy lounge with French windows opening onto the back garden, a large fireplace with enclosed wood burning fire and TV receiving British channels, an airy dining room with an additional television. A renovated kitchen, complete with cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave oven and fridge freezer, and a modern shower room with shower, toilet and washbasin, tradional L -shaped oak staircase leading to the upper floor. Upstairs are 2 large bedrooms. Bedroom 1 is double bedded with a door leading to bedroom 2 which has 2 single beds and a folding bed available for a fifth guest, also enclosed lawned front and rear gardens, with furniture and BBQ.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Quend Plage les Pins -sandy, Cayeux sur Mer - pebb, 60km|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 12, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details outdoors:
All power and logs are included in the price
A tumble dryer is available in the barn
No smoking or pets please
The Northern France / Picardie region
The climate is very mild and pleasant. The cottage is a traditional Picardian/Normandy style farmhouse which is approx. 200 years old, having been extensively renovated in recent years to include all the mod cons, while maintaining the old world feel, with the large wood burning fireplace and original beams. It is situated approx. 8 km from the Normandy border in the rolling countryside of the Somme.The area is steeped in the history of the World Wars, with several interesting museums and memorials to them, including some original 1st World War trenches. It is a convenient location to visit beaches, pretty coastal towns, the Marquentere bird sanctuary at the Somme estuary, Paris and Rouen.The ancient 'underground city' of Naours is approx. 3/4 hr away, as is the prehistoric exhibition centre at Samara. The theme parks of Disneyland Paris, Park Asterix ( north of Paris),and Bagatelle( near Le Touquet) are 1-2 hrs away by car.
The Amiens / Poix de Picardie area
Amiens is the capital of Picardie and boasts the largest cathedral in France. It is an interesting city to wander around with plenty of opportunity to shop and eat, with an interesting old town area on the river.There is a large market on Wednesdays.
Poix de Picardie is the nearest town (approx. 15 mins by car) with a large supermarket, restaurants, swimming pool, tourist information and Sunday morning market.
Horse riding is available in the small town of Conty nearby.
How to get there
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Ferries from Dover Calais, Boulogne, Dunkirk or Deippe, which are upto 1.75 hrs from the cottage by car.
Activities near Amiens
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
08 May 2012
Les Cerisiers is a truly first rate holiday home. Immaculately clean and oozing charm, we felt at home from the moment we let ourselves in. The cottage is extremely well equipped and comfortable and there were no nasty surprises - if anything the details on the website don't do it justice. The front and rear gardens are enclosed, making it ideal for families with young children, and the entertaining goat, donkey and chickens in the field next door add to the rustic charm of this historic gite. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area and we had a wonderful week exploring. A car is essential as the nearest shop would probably be over an hour's walk away, and European sat-nav was invaluable.
The only negative is that there really is nothing within walking distance - it's VERY rural! It would have been nice to have been able to walk out to a bar in the evenings or to a bakery in the mornings.
09 Feb 2012
This was the 3rd time have stayed at Les Cerisiers. For us, it is the perfect holiday.
The house is full of character, yet modernised for all those creature comforts. It is equiped with everything you could possibly need. It is in the quietest of villages - you have to go to the next village to get to the nearest shop (we always stock up on the way there on the Saturday, and walk to the shop across the fields when we need anything else). The bread & cakes from the baker in his bread van are out of this world. But, disappointing that some of the supermarkets are now trying to make long-life batons - beware, you may find these indigestible.
If you want to experience the pace of life how your grandparents had it, this is the place to go. Lunchtime siestas; early closing days; week-ends off; miles of empty roads; geese, chickens, goats & donkeys everywhere. If you want 24hour everything, go follow the crowds to Benidorm, and leave the French countryside for those of us that really appreciate it.
Jeff & Sue, thank you so much for the letting us use your French home for holidays. It is a real priviledge
(PS: we finally got to see next door's goat riding on the mules back. Hilarious)
19 Nov 2011
I thought this cottage was a brilliant retreat from working. I wanted a nice, clean and stress-free holiday with enough to do at a minutes notice. This was the case. For others considering this cottage, I will try and break down some of the key aspects of my stay.
The cottage was immaculate. It has obviously been given a lot of time and thought. It was clean on arrival with some basic liveable rations (e.g. vegetables, drinks, etc.). All the bedding, towels, etc. were clean and spares were available.
The cottage was definitely worth the amount I paid. Enough said!
Location and activities
A brilliant location as it is quiet and peaceful, but within driving distance from 'bigger' places. The cottage had an array of leaflets and reviews of local activities and sights of which I chose Disneyland, Amiens and a few coastal places.
I will return hopefully.
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|Prices for group size 5|
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|22 Sep 12||27 Oct 12||£ 340||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Oct 12||2 Nov 12||£ 420||-||-||1 Week|
|16 Mar 13||30 Mar 13||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 340||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 480||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|6 Jul 13||13 Jul 13||£ 460||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Jul 13||27 Jul 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 580||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||21 Sep 13||£ 360||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 340||-||-||1 Week|
|26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
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