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Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The house (a former farmhouse built in 1850) is situated in Ergny, which is an agricultural village in the heart of the Pas-de-Calais region and just on the edge of the lovely area known as the Seven Valleys. It is a 50 minute drive from the Channel Tunnel. It is in a quiet, rural situation with a landscape of rolling hills and woodland. There are delightful walks from the house. The coast, with its attractive resorts such as Le Touquet and Hardelot is 30 minutes drive and the area has some of France's finest golf courses. The region is steeped in history and there are superb restaurants offering the gastronomic delights of Northern France. The towns of St Omer, Hesdin and Montreuil are also within half an hour's drive. The nearest town with shops, pharmacie, auberge etc is Hucqueliers, which is 5km from Ergny.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The house is very spacious and well equipped with a large kitchen and separate dining area. The floors are tiled. Next to the kitchen there is a large utility room with stainless steel double sink, hot water heater, boiler for the oil fired central heating and a newly fitted cloakroom. Through the dining room there is the comfortable living room with three sofas. A high efficiency wood burning insert fireplace has recently been installed and this delivers superb heat downstairs and is very easy to use. Just off the living room at the end of the house there is a sun room with a futon. It has French windows which open on to the patio area. Upstairs has 3 large bedrooms with exposed beams and two bathrooms, one with toilet and sink, the other with bath and sink. There is a single bedroom downstairs.
|Further details outdoors|
The private south facing garden is one of the main features of the property with its magnificent 200 year old willow tree. It is fully enclosed and safe for children and pets. With its patio area and brick BBQ it offers families the ideal opportunity to relax and entertain. Surrounding the lawn there are many lovely mature trees, shrubs and flowers, all maintained to a high standard. Badminton and petanque are available for use in the garden and there is a large selection of games, books and DVDs inside the house.
The rental price includes cost of electricity, oil for the central heating, logs for the insert wood burner and water.
About this location
The Nord-Pas-de-Calais region
This often overlooked area of France offers the visitor a wealth of cultural, historical and gastronomic attractions . There are many fine golf courses. There is the delightful rolling landscape of the Seven Valleys region ideal for walking and cycling. The coast, with its fashionable resorts such as Le Touquet, is close at hand. It is the ideal location for a break that offers both calm and relaxation along with a diversity of interesting places to visit - breweries and gin distilleries, cheese making farms, Azincourt with its museum,La Coupole, to name but a few.
Ergny is ideally located for access to towns such as Boulogne, Montreuil sur Mer, Hesdin and St Omer. There are wonderful markets, music festivals and other cultural events. The village itself, while very tranquil, is not at all isolated. The town of Hucqueliers is a 5 minute drive and offers banks, a supermarket, shops, cafés and restaurants. There is an splendid 'auberge' with excellent food both lunches and evening meals. Ergny is surrounded by beautiful countryside with woods and hills. There are many marked tracks for casual walks and for more serious hikes.
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27 Oct 2011
We had a wonderful stay at this beautifully presented and spacious house in Ergny. This is a real home away from home rather than simply a holiday cottage or gite - from the many personal touches throughout the house, to the extremely well-equipped kitchen. Ergny itself is a lovely and peaceful village - the house is next door to a donkey sanctuary! There are lots of walks and places to visit nearby if you're that way inclined. Alternatively (as we did), you can simply stock the fridge with French wine, cheese and other goodies; light the impressive woodburner in the lounge; sit back and relax and do very little! We didn't want to come home at the end of our stay and, had we been able to, we would have changed our Channel Tunnel booking for a later date! We will be back...