La Terrasse de Coucy
Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Inside : 120m2, 5 rooms, 3 bedrooms, livingroom, 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 : Shettes supplied, kitchenware supplied
Multimedia : Phone, television, cable/satellite, 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)|
|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, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Modern vintage and luxury living room.
|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)
Golf de L'Ailette (18 Hole courses)
- A week / Low saison : 350 euros
- A week / Middle saison : 390 euros
- A week / High saison : 450 euros
- Mid-week : 250 euros
- Week-end : 250 euros
Northern France region
20Km - away from Soissons
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 AstÃ©rix
100Km - away from Charles de Gaulle Airport
120Km - away from Paris
Chemin des dames
Caverne du dragon
Coucy Le Chateau
The ChÃ¢teau de Coucy is a French castle in the commune of Coucy-le-ChÃ¢teau-Auffrique, in the dÃ©partement 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.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.
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.
ChÃ¢teau 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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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
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.
26 Jun 2013
"What a beautiful place"
What a beautiful and welcoming place RIchard and Fernanda have.The gite has all the requirments for your stay and more in a nice peaceful location but with a village feel.The view from the terrace is … More
Thanks you for your great review, hope to see you an another time. We will share some photos !! Richard et Fernanda
16 Jun 2013
"To all hollidayhouse-owners: try to beat this!"
Had a great stay in the most tastefully decorated hollidayhouse we've ever been in. Enjoyed the garden and the beautifull nature around. And got to meet Richard and Fernanda, the nicest owners yo… More
Many thanks for your review and viva el Rockn' Roll ;o)
Can't wait to see you again.
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