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The Barn

Barn | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Set in a pretty rural region of northern France, under one hour away from Calais and Boulogne ferry ports and Eurotunnel, this beautifully restored barn retaining original features and a handbuilt staircase offers comfortable living accommodation for a couple, or couple and a baby. Can be rented with property 17517 to accommodate a larger group. Tastefully decorated, this property is situated in a small village close to Montreuil sur Mer and is set in the courtyard of the owners' property. It has a living room with beams and a chimney with imitation woodburner stove, original manger and racking, fully fitted kitchen with washing machine and dining area. Hand built stairs to mezzanine area with separate double bedroom and shower room, both with beams. Electric heating, gas, bedlinen and towels are included in the rental price

Enjoy the terrace in front of the barn or perhaps spend a day lounging around the shared splash pool. For the more adventurous, hire a donkey in the village, or explore the lovely villages and towns that grace this unspoilt area of France. Visit St Omer with its lovely square or play the challenging 18 hole golf course just 20 minutes away at St Omer, one of the best in France. Visit the walled city of Montreuil sur Mer with is gastronomic restaurants and panoramic views from the ramparts or head for the sandy beaches that run the 250km down the Cote d'Opal. Whether you want sophisticated resorts like Le Touquet with is designer shopping and casino, or more unspoilt coastal treasures, there is a beach to please everyone.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Le Touquet 30 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Lille 70 km, Nearest railway: Montreuil sur Mer 25 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Original beams and manger feature, solid oak fitted kitchen

English freeview satelite TV with CD player - ideal for the WORLD CUP, selection of DVDs available

WIFI internet connection

Cot and highchair available on request as is a tumbledrier on a cost per load basis

Cleaning services at end of stay is optional and is £35 payable locally

Further details outdoors

Shared courtyard.

Splash pool available from June until end September (depending on the weather)

Although the splash pool is shared with the owners, when our guests at both properties are using it, it is all yours to enjoy.

Further details

English/French speaking owners

A bottle of wine, fresh flowers, selection of fresh croissants and jam will be waiting for you

Cleaning service avaiable extra charge if required

Celebration packages can be arranged for that special break (champagne, flowers and chocolates) - prices on request and subject to availability

For Christmas bookings, tasteful decorations can be provided, all ready for Santa

The Nord-Pas-de-Calais region

This unspoilt region of northern France offers much for everyone, be it sporting or just relaxing. With superb sandy beaches to enjoy with everything from sandcastles to sandsurfing, experience the challenging 9 golf courses in the region, go fishing in nearby lakes, historic towns with superb shopping or just village markets, there is something for the whole family.

Easily reached by motorway from the northern ports, it also offers miles of winding country lanes and unspoilt villages. For history lovers, the WW2 museums at La Coupelle are fascinating for all age groups or travel the short distance to Arras for history on WW1. Bird watchers will love seeing wild herons in the pastures or visit Le Marquenterre, the largest migratory bird sanctuary in northern Europe. For those with a passion for food, discover the wonderful restaurants and brasseries that offer superb cuisine for all pockets, restaurants can be booked for you.


For a different day out, hire a donkey from the village and take to the tracks and lanes that wander around the village - don't forget to pack a picnic and bottle of wine - the donkey will carry it for you. For the young at heart, enjoy the local fun parks of Bagatelle and Denlys Park, great for the whole family, or just 2 hours away via the motorway is the superb Parc Asterix (open from April onwards).

On Saturdays and Sundays throughout the region, great bargains can be found at the local Brocantes (boot fairs) with their great atmospheres, festivals abound in the region, from the festival of the various "giants of the north" to the herring festival at Etaples in November. The first weekend in October sees the RALLYE LE TOUQUET passing through the village and going directly past the cottage, so for a ringside seat with superb close up views watching this superb event book early.

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Review 1-7 of 7

12 Oct 2014


"A great week in rural Northern France – we adored this barn conversion"

My wife and I spent a week in October staying in this fantastic property. We had a wonderful time in this comfortable and easily maintained gite.The property is situated in a very attractive area, wi… More

7 Sep 2014


"Fantastic Hosts"

We spent a week in the Barn. It was in a lovely location.We had a good welcome from the owners.They were helpful with lots of information.Le Touquet is a wonderful beach which is not too far from the… More

16 Oct 2013


"Absolute Paradise"

This Gite is fantastic cosy, clean homely and welcoming. The owners Sarah and David were wonderful, helpful and friendly, we stayed for three nights, it was not long enough, we are certainly returnin… More

11 Nov 2012



I am a very fussy when it comes to accommodation when we stay away and I absolutely loved this barn conversation. Set a in quiet typically French village but close to lots of attractions - we visited… More

22 Aug 2012



We had a fantastic week in the Barn. It is a beautiful, well equipped property in a lovely, unspoilt and quiet part of France that is very close to the UK - a real find.
Sarah, David and family made us so welcome and were full of helpful advice to make our stay even better. We feel like we've made new friends!
Bruges is only 1.5 hrs away; closer to home Montreuil and Le Touquet are lovely places to wander around; Hesdin (market day is Thursday) and Arras are a short drive away and are both lovely.
We have returned feeling relaxed and rested and really didn't want to leave!

8 Jul 2012


"superb accomodation. brilliant hosts. great holiday."

The barn exceeded our expectations, very cosy with everything needed, in a beautiful location, lots to do, places to visit, countryside meets coast., best of both worlds.

David and Sarah and family were great hosts and willing to go above and beyond to help at all times.
A most thoughtful welcome pack awaited us which was gratefully recieved.
Highly recommended and will be back at some time. Many thanks. Malcolm and Hazel.

8 Jun 2011


"Lovely, quiet and comfortable rural location - and fabulous hosts!"

Wonderful, welcoming hosts.
Property is well appointed, comfortable and spacious.
Very rural location - small hamlet; nearest shops/restaurants/fuel approx 15 mins by car. Market towns a little farther away - eg Montreuil, Desvres, Hesdin.
Seaside and sandy beaches approx 45 mins.
Plenty of space to enjoy a glass of wine outside in the evening.
Nice area for a stroll in the countryside - but nearest bar is a car drive away.

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Sarah B.

  • 7 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:29 Jan 2015

Based in France

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French

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