Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
This former gatehouse to the 18th century Chateau Gros Tison has been renovated to a high standard but retains its original exposed beams. Upstairs there is a very large double bedroom, a twin bed room for children and a bathroom with bath, shower and toilet. Ground floor offers sitting, dining and well equipped kitchen. The cottage opens onto the enclosed sunny chateau courtyard. 2 acres of gardens . Views across open pasture across the valley. Excellent road connections make this an ideal base for touring . 30 minutes to the sandy beaches, an hour to the Somme or Ypres. Nearest golf course is only 12 minutes. The area is called the Aa valley , and has so far escaped being over commercialised . A good choice of reasonably priced local restaurants. Satellite TV giving a selection of English language channels. Free use of wi-fi. Cot & high chair available, plus other baby equipment.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details outdoors||
BBQ in the courtyard. Children's play area in the garden. Large lawn for ball games.
Rentals include linen & towels , and power.
Northern France region
The advantage of this area is the short drive time from Calais, Tunnel , Boulogne, and the varied facilities and places to visit. Approx 30 minutes to the sandy beaches, under an hour to the Somme estuary.
The Fauquembergues / Aa valley area is relatively unaffected by tourism and this is relected in the prices charged by the restaurants and visitor attractions. For children, Dennlys Park amusement park, Nausicaa marine park, boatrides on the St Omer canal or in the Marais , the Picasso train or the unusual Rando-Rail from Lumbres. Fauquembergues , a 6 minute drive, has supermarkets and other shops, open market, restaurants and bars, a 13th century church. La Coupole and Eperlecques, the 2 major WW2 rocket launch sites.