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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

A sensitively converted barn, located in the Pas-de-Calais region on the edge of the beautiful Forest of Hesdin in the Seven Valleys area of Northern France, approx. 1 hours drive from Calais, Boulogne and the Channel Tunnel, with parking for 2 cars.

Ideal for small groups of adults or families with small children, all linen and towels provided. Cot with bedding, high chair and stair gates. Enclosed garden for children to play. Paved patio off the kitchen, ideal for paddling pool in the summer. Close to sandy beaches and a new swimming pool in the local town of Hesdin.

The house stands in a shared courtyard with its own private enclosed garden. It has an patio leading off the kitchen, with table and chairs for outdoors dining. there is a barbecue also available.

It is bright and airy with many original features including beams and the original stable door. It is typical French rustic with some modern touches. It comprises seven rooms; four on the ground level and three on the first floor. There are 2 shower rooms, with walk in showers, washbasins and toilets.

The small ground floor bedroom with single bed makes it ideal for families with a teenager or with a member of the family who may find it difficult to climb stairs, this bedroom has an ensuite shower and toilet. A large sitting room with woodburner. Dining room with a old god in woodburner and can seats eight people.

The kitchen is free standing, with a large dresser, electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine, plus other electrical equipment.

Upstairs are 2 further rooms and a bathroom.

The first is a large bright open plan mezzanine room ideal for teenagers/ older children or friends who do not mind sharing, it has 2 single beds and a cabin bed. The second is a large bright adult bedroom with a king size bed.

The house has 2 wood burners, one in the sitting room and one in the dining room. This makes it a cosy house to stay in out of season and all beds are furnished with electric blankets.

The house is child friendly offering stair gates at both top and bottom of the stairs and equipment for baby or infant accomodation during their stay, such as a cot with linen and a high chair. It also has feeding and bottle warming equipment, a list is available on request.

It has a covered terrace leading from the dining room, giving shade in very sunny weather. ( ideal shading for a paddling pool for small children).

Cavron St Martin is in an area called the Seven Valleys. It's a quiet farming village in Northern France about 1 hours drive from Calais, Boulogne and the Channel Tunnel. The gite is approximately 30 minutes from the beach at Le Touquet, Berck and other resorts along the coast.

It edges onto the beautiful Forest of Hesdin, which is a haven for wild life such as deer. The village itself has a restaurant (the Planquette) and a fish farm, where you can buy fresh trout. The beauty of staying in this village is that it has many easy circular walks. It is also approximately 15 minutes from the historic town of Hesdin, where there is a traditional market on Thursday mornings, selling fresh fruit and vegetables, along side farm cheeses and other local products. There is a bee farm not far from the house which produces its own honey and Royal Jelly.

In Auchy-Les-Hesdin on Sunday mornings there is a small local produce market, which includes a local cheese stall.

Le Touquet the beach resort is well known for its sandy beach and boutique shops, but it also has many fish restaurants.

Fort Mahon Plage has a wide and varied selection of Moules and Sea Food restaurants.

It is within easy access to Belgium and the wonderful sandy beach of De Panne and a theme park called Plopsaland.

Dennlys Parc which is suitable for children up to the age of about 12yrs is approximatley 45mins away.

Ypres and the moving ceremony each evening at the Menin Gates is well worth a visit, and within easy driving distance.

The site of the battle of Agincourt is about 15 minutes drive from the house.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Le Touquet, Berck Plage, Fort Mahon Plage
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Beauvais Paris and Lille, Nearest railway: Hesdin
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, 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 Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

Northern France region

The region is steeped in history, with Agincourt approximately 15 minutes drive to the North, Crecy 30 minutes to the South, and the Battlefields of the Somme an hour's drive away.The cottage is 20 minutes from Montreuil Sur Mer, the setting for Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, which features a live Son et Lumiere version every summer featuring galloping horses, canon fire etc within the walls of the old Chateau.

Paris and it's museums and galleries is within easy reach. The A16 is very access able from the house.

Not to mention a trip to Euro Disney, with the children is very do-able in a day or for an overnight stay.

Another great place to visit is the new regional extension to the Louvre Paris, Which is in Lens, which has many great and interesting exhibitions.

Hesdin

The area is quite but also within easy reach of the amazing sandy beaches and local attractions.

The Forest of Hesdin is traffic free, with plenty of planned picnic areas, which can be found on many of the ways to enter the forest.

It is a haven for fauna and wild life including to pheasant, deer, and scurrying Sanglier (wild Boar) the more intrepid who choose to enter the Forest from the village of La Loge may discover the remains of a V1 rocket site largely destroyed by the RAF in 1945, but the remains are still there to be explored among the craters left after the war.

A wide selection of supermarkets in the local town of Hesdin, plus the regular Thursday morning market full of local produce.

A fish markets in Etaples and Le Touquet and a Sunday morning food produce market is Auchy-Les-Hesdin.

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Review 1-5 of 5

3 Jun 2014

3/5

"well-equipped house, lovely location"

A converted barn in the countryside, surrounded by working farms - perfect for us. Pretty, plenty of nice walks around the village. Our three- year- old was excited to see animals every day.The enclos… More

Thank you for your very fair review. The gite is over 400 years old and the layout and rooms will be unique for a property of this age.
Appreciate you letting us know of the directions not being clear and would appreciate it if you could indicate as to how we could improve these.
We were unaware of the little dog coming in the garden, we would have dealt with this issue immediately if we had known, it has now been remedied.
Thank you and hope we see you again at the Gite.

2 Jun 2014

3/5

"Lovely area, but the house was a dissappointment"

We are a very easy to please family who have stayed in many houses in France. The pictures on trip advisor made this house look perfect for our holiday. However, the well stocked kitchen did not allow… More

Thank you for your review.
We have been renting this Gite for many years and this is the first time someone has not understood the concept of open plan mezzanine room as described on the website, even the photos have captions underneath indicating what view it is and were taken to show the openess of the room.
The kitchen is described as free standing, original and unique with an old dresser to give it character and originality, which is what we thought most people came to France for.
The downstairs bedroom is narrow, but we would not describe it as a utility room. It is booked regularly by people who have a parent or child with mobility issues. In fact it is already booked by one family to return next year in favour of having the small easy managable downstairs bedroom for their disabled child.
We were unaware of the problem with the dog from our new neighbours, this issue has now been remedied. Its a tiny little dog and as the family have two small children who are seen regularly carrying the dog around in their arms, so he is well used to children. We think the dog only came into the garden to play when he heard children's voices, we never experienced him coming in when we were there and would have dealt with the issue had we known beforehand. We do ask guests to ring us if there is a problem during there stay, we are happy to deal with issues.
Macerator toilets are favoured for use with septic tanks and very common in French homes and very dependable once they are used properly, most guests are familiar with them. We leave instructions on how to best manage this and all other items in the Gite, therefore avoiding problems.
Perhaps careful reading of the description could be recommended to avoid any disappointment in the future.

26 Feb 2014

5/5

"Fantastic family holiday"

This property was just beautiful and tranquil..It was very easy to find our destination..It had an enclosed garden which was lovely and private and our children were safe at all times.The house was eq… More

25 Feb 2014

5/5

"safe and calm perfect for my family"

I spent a week there recently with my husband, both our daughters and their young children and we were made very welcome. The Gite is full of character but yet very comfortable and very well equipped … More

25 Feb 2014

5/5

"we found here eveything we were looking for"

Cavron is a perfect place to stay with the family. Absolutely great holiday house. We loved the space where our boy could run and enjoy himself. Its so easy to get there from London and the house itse… More

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