The Cafe du Centre used to be a working farm, village shop and cafe. Although many original features remain, we have modernised and reconfigured the space to create a really comfortable holiday home. Downstairs is open plan allowing guests to flow from the bar into the dining/kitchen/lounge and games room. All but one of the bedrooms are upstairs and are comfortable, beamed rooms. The downstairs bedroom has a bathroom adjacent and is opposite one of the toilets.
The courtyard garden is sunny and enclosed by traditional barns. It has a small terrace with table, chairs and parasol and there are is further outdoor furniture for use in the meadow.
There are lovely walks setting of from our house both along the river and in the forests.
Montreuil, Le Touquet and other old towns are within half an hours drive. Large sandy beaches in Berck and Merlimont are also within half and hour's drive. Other local attractions include Agincourt, the Somme Bay and war cemeteries in Etaples and beyond.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Berck 38 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Le Touquet 42 km, Nearest railway: Hesdin 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Table tennis, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
You enter the property into a charming bar/cafe area, with the original bar including traditional bar glasses and the opportunity to stand around the bar for your aperitifs!
Off this room is a large playroom which has a table tennis table, board games and children's toys
The bar leads into a large bright dining area and a cosy living area with wood burning stove.
As part of the open plan of the ground floor, the modern kitchen is spacious and well equipped - its large island unit lends itself to convivial cooking.
Also on the ground floor, we have a double bedroom, particularly suitable for those not liking to go up stairs. This room is very near a modern bathroom and separate toilet. There is an additional modern shower room and second separate toilet also on the ground floor.
Up a steep staircase, there is a lovely beamed master bedroom with double bed and own sink unit, a smaller bedroom with 2 single beds and a very large wooden breamed attic room with 2 interlinking spaces each with a double bed. A cot is also available on request.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside the front of the house, there is off-street parking for at least 3 cars.
A door from the open plan dining area leads into a pretty courtyard garden, enclosed by the rustic barns.
Leading out from the back of this is our small meadow with a swing set and plenty of opportunity to sunbathe, hold outdoor dinners or even play football! We have an apple and pear tree and you are welcome to pick the fruit when in season.The meadow overlooks a pretty apple orchard.
Duvets and pillows are provided and our housekeeper also provides clean bedlinen and towels. Our housekeeper is a phone call away should you have any questions.
A short hop from the UK, the region is a popular spot for sport enthusiasts and families. From horse-riding to cycling, donkey trekking and sand-yachting on long sandy beaches, river fishing, golf and walking.
The the region is also known for its good food (including great fish and shellfish). Spicy sweet dishes, plenty of great beers to sample... Gourmet stops with cheeses, juniper brandy, salt meats, confectionery, waffles,...
For visitors interested in history, there are the battlefields and museum of Agincourt and museums, V2 rocket launchers and cemeteries from First and Second World Wars.
The region is home to interesting historic towns such as Arras, Montreuil and Le Touquet.
Our house is right in the centre of the village. The local restaurant, La Planquette, is 2 minutes walk away but sadly closed for the moment. The local cafe is a 5 minute walk up the road. On summer nights, a second cafe opens 5 minutes walk from our house, specialising in regional beers and wooden bar games.
We are also 2 minutes walk from the river which boasts riverside walks in both directions. Two minutes up the hil is a lovely old church and there are plenty of intersting walks to nearyby villages.
If you are interested in horses, the village has a horse rescue farm where children and adults can horse ride.
The local trout farm, a 15 minute walk away, allows you to cook fish fresh from the water.
Neighbouring villages offer bakeries, a wine cave and tourist attractions such as botanical gardens and an old castle.
The town of Hesdin, a 10 minute drive away, has a traditional main square which hosts a market on Thursday morning, plenty of traditional bars and cafes as well as large super and hyper markets. It has also a new indoor/outdoor swimming pool and small bowling alley.
Jut over an hour's drive away is the new Louvre museum in Lens.