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La Terrasse de Coucy

Certificate of Excellence 2014


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Excellent 5/5 30 reviews

Terrasse_coucy_livingroom - luxury-self catering - cottage - northern france - picardy - WW1 area

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 174 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden


Inside : Fully design equipped. 110m2, 5 rooms, 3 bedrooms, living room, dining room, full kitchen

Outside : 100m2, terrace, garden

Sleeping : 1 double king size bed (160 x 200) , 2 single king size beds (90 x 200), 1 baby bed (80 x 180)

Comfort : Fan, fireplace, central heating, garden furniture

Kitchen : Freezer, oven, microwaves, barbecue

Household : dishwasher; iron, vacuum cleaner

Services : Sheets supplied, kitchenware supplied

Multimedia : Phone, television, cable/satellite, Uk channels available for free, DVD player, Internet access, wifi access, Computer (Apple / mac)

Leisure : games for children

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Le Crotoy 174 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Paris Charle de Gaulle 100 km, Nearest railway: Chauny 12 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 Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Fully equipped with design furnitures

Further details outdoors

Home with terrace, wonderful view on the ruins of the Castle and the Vallée de Coucy

Leisure : Golf (18 hole courses), tennis, horse riding, hiking, montain bike, petanque,

Activities : Bathing, water sports, fishing, leisure park, bowling, cinema,

Around : shoppiing, chateau, musées

World War 1 heritage

Caverne du dragon

Chemin des dames

Voie verte (Cycling trail Paris-London)

Medieval Festival





Golf de L'Ailette (18 Hole courses)

Folembray's Racetrack

Center Parc

Near of the camping La Croix du vieux Pont at Berny-Rivière.

Northern France region

20Km - away from Soissons

25KM - away from The Chemin des Dames

30Km - away from Laon

70Km - away from Reims and the Champagne's road

30Km - away from Center Parc

45Km - away from Basilique de Saint Quentin

90Km - away from Parc Asterix

100Km - away from Charles de Gaulle Airport

120Km - away from Paris

WW1 Area heritage

Chemin des dames

Caverne du dragon

Voie Verte


Cycling Europe stop

Remembrance Tourisme in the Aisne Département

Centenary World War One

Eurovelo routes

Coucy Le Chateau

The Chateau de Coucy is a French castle in the commune of Coucy-le-Chateau-Auffrique, in the departement of Aisne, built in the 13th century and renovated by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th. In 1917, the German army dynamited the keep and the four towers using 28 tons of explosives.

During its heyday, it was famous for the size of its central tower and the pride of its lords, who adopted the staunchly independent rhyme: "Roi ne suis, ne Prince ne Duc ne Comte aussi; Je suis le sire de Coucy" ("I am not a King, nor Prince nor Duke nor Count; I am the Lord of Coucy").

The castle was constructed in the 1220s by Enguerrand III de Coucy. The castle proper occupies the tip of a bluff or falaise. It forms an irregular trapezoid of 92 x 35 x 50 x 80 m. At the four corners are cylindrical towers 20 m in diameter (originally 40 m in height). Between two towers on the line of approach was the massive donjon (keep). The donjon was the largest in Europe, measuring 35 meters wide and 55 meters tall. The smaller towers surrounding the court were as big as the donjons being built at that time by the French monarchy. The rest of the bluff is covered by the lower court of the castle, and the small town.

Coucy was occupied in September 1914 by German troops during World War I. It became a military outpost and was frequented by German dignitaries, including Kaiser Wilhelm II himself.[citation needed]In March 1917 the German army destroyed the keep and the 4 towers. It is not known whether this act had some military purpose or it was merely an act of barbarism. The destruction caused so much public outrage that in April 1917 the ruins were declared "a memorial to barbarity". War reparations were used to clear the towers and to consolidate the walls but the ruins of the keep were left in place.[2]

One of its lords, Enguerrand VII de Coucy (1340â??1397) is the subject of historian Barbara Tuchman's study of the fourteenth century, A Distant Mirror. It also features extensively in British authorAnthony Price's 1982 crime/espionage novel The Old Vengeful.

Chateau de Coucy has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1862, and is managed by the Centre des monuments nationaux.

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Review 1-10 of 30

27 May 2014


"Very nice house, terrace with superb view"

We had a great week in a tastefully furnished house in a very beautiful village.The owners - Fernande and Richard - were very friendly and helpful. We recommend this house to everyone… More

Many many thanks for your comment. We are really happy to see that you enjoyed so much the house.
Hope to see you again soon.

18 May 2014


"Nous avons passé des moments merveilleux!"

Richard and Fernanda's gite is situated in one of the most picturesque villages in France and undoubtedly offers the visitor unprecedented, superlative and truly unique views of Picardie's s… More

Many thanks for your review. It was a great pleasure to meet you. When Guests are happy, we are happy. We hope to see you again soon.

6 Oct 2013



We have just had the most relaxing week ever staying at La Terrasse. The Gite is so well equipped and spacious both inside and outside - the Terrace being the icing on the cake. We loved wandering ar… More

Many thanks for your comment !
When Guests are happy, we are happy ;o)

1 Oct 2013


"Fantastic holiday in a wonderful gite"

I would not hesitate to recommend La Terrasse. The property lives up to all the reviews and is the perfect base for exploring Coucy-Le-Chateau and the surrounding area. It has everything needed for a … More

Thank you very much ! You are right, Coucy le Château's town is AMAZING.
We are so happy to have a cottage here and more than happy to have guests like you all !

23 Sep 2013


"Delightful cottage in Picardie."

This cottage was well positioned for exploring the delights of the Picardie and Aisne region. Situated in a quiet street with enclosed garden and stunning sunsets from the terrace. The cottage was ver… More

Many many thanks ! your review makes us really happy ! see you soon ;)

8 Sep 2013


"A real treasure"

Wow - we've struggled to find the words to do Terrasse de Coucy justice. It's enough to say: believe the reviews - trust the 100% rating - and make sure you go there!It's the perfect pl… More

héhé ! what a beautiful and fun review. many thanks for it and very happy to see that you enjoyed so much La Terrasse de Coucy. Your photo of the Terrasse with the sunset is beautiful !
We hope to see you and your smiles next time.

18 Aug 2013


"A little home from home!"

This holiday rental in the heart of Coucy le Chataeu has been restored in a very unique way by the owners Richard and Fernandes. On the outside the original facia is restored; inside you are well in t… More

Thank you for your nice comment, we are very happy that you feel like at home.
We hope to see you again soon.

14 Aug 2013


"Absolutely Perfect."

Well, what can I say that hasn't already been said? Gite Terrasse De Coucy was the base for our two week holiday with our two daughters, aged 5 and 2. I booked it based purely on the fact it look… More

Many thanks to our nice family from the UK ! your review is very cool, like you ! ;o)

31 Jul 2013


"Everyone should come to this place at least once in their life."

The thing that hits you about this place is the sense of air and light. Internally the property is nothing like a traditional dusty old gite as Richard and Fernanda have created a welcoming open space… More

Manny many thanks ! what a great review. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed the cottage and your vacations. We hope to see you again.

28 Jul 2013


"Urlaub in Frankreich, wie er besser nicht sein könnte"

Das Cottage hat uns im Internet gleich überzeugt. Die Ausstattung und der für Frankreich moderate Preis haben uns neugierig gemacht.Und jetzt nach unserem Urlaub muss ich sagen..... es ist noch viel… More

Thank you very much for your words, it was a pleasure to meet you. We hope to see you again soon.

Review 1-10 of 30

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Calendar last updated:27 Aug 2014

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