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Excellent 5/5 7 reviews

spring 2013 (the shed is for storage)

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car essential

This Lovely Detached Holiday Cottage is set in the grounds of the english owners property.

The Cottage is set in a pretty area of Northern France known as the Seven Valleys.Only 30 mins from Le-Touquet, 90 mins from Calais . 30 mins to the best beaches on the Cote d'Ople. Real France, real close, with nice friendly people.

It is situated in the village of Tortefontaine. Just 10 mins drive to Supermarkets, Restaurants, caf'e, sports centre,shops and garages. we can recommend local restaurants.

Renovated in 2010 and maintained by the on site owners ,the cottage still retains its original beams but has all the comforts of modern day living .The property consists of a large first floor bedroom with a double bed and single bed(this has another single bed under). . All bedding is provided within the cost.A cot can be provided if required.

Downstairs the living space comprises of lounge area with satalite tv and dvd player,dinning area seating 4,a fully fitted kitchen with gas cooker,dishwasher,microwave,fridge and plenty of crockery and utensils.A high chair can be provided.

Also a shower room & separate WC with all towels provided.

Outside there is a small private garden with patio area, a gas BBQ where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine or if you prefer there is a picnic table in the shade of the old walnut tree. Ample parking. we do have feed back from our previous guests but we have only recently advertised with holiday lettings.Please Note Arrival time is not before 3pm or by prior arrangement. Vacation time 10.am on day of departure.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach within 30 mins drive
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Paris Charles de Gaulle
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

Northern France region

The Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region Northern France. . Real France yet so close to home.. Just 90 minutes from Calais with good ferry crossing and Euro Tunnel.Beaches, Countryside, and History untouched by the crowds just waiting to be discovered.

This region has something to offer everyone from the beautiful beaches of the Cote d' Opale which stretch from Le- Touquet to Fort Mahon. Lots of golf courses close by, and fishing both river and sea. Water sport at Berk Plage

Historians are well catered for, including the Regions capital Arras (1 hr) Amiens.

La Capole, Vimmy Ridge and the largest Military Cemetery in France at Etaples just 30 mins away.

Should you wish to travel further Paris is 1.5 hrs.Lille 2hrs or perhps a visit to the new Louve-Lens Museum.

There are theme parks for all ages or just relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside.What ever you require you will find it here.

Hesdin

The area is known as the Seven Valley. Our property borders the Somme Region.Explore this pretty area with its vast history, Picturesque towns and beautiful beaches.

Ideal for walking , Golf Courses a vast choice and a relaxing atmosphere with friendly people. Hesdin is the nearest market town with plenty of facilities.Including a new sports centre.opened in october 2012. Eating establishments for all occasions and plenty of shops and supermarkets to choose from.

Abbaye de Vallories 10 mins, a must for garden lovers.

Should you visit the area in July/August you could visit Montreuil(walled city) and experiance the live show of Les Miserables and fireworks within the citadel.For those historians why not come for the reinactment of the Battle of Azincourt and visit the museum at the end July.

In July we have a classical music evening in the grounds of the abbey within Tortefontaine.

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Review 1-7 of 7

22 Jun 2014

5/5

"Lovely cottage, peaceful and relaxing"

This cottage is ideal for a couple who are looking for a relaxing break. You do need a car but driving in France is very easy...there's no traffic...not even on the A16 once you're 10 minute… More

30 Apr 2014

5/5

"Delightful, well equipped cottage, lovely garden and great walks nearby"

We were delighted to return to this immaculate cottage this year. Norman and Irene are not only very efficient in organising bookings and sending you information but are also very warm and welcoming a… More

21 Apr 2014

1/5

"Overall poor experience"

Review of cottageWe have stayed in many beautiful places all over the world and only ever outstanding reviews from us. On this occasion, however, our review is poor.For this property, a 3pm check-in … More

At not ime in this review did they state they left the premises without saying and left it in a disgusting condition.This has been over looked so i will address the issues that have been raised and add our own comments.we normaly only have weekly rentals but went out of our way to accomadate this family.What we expected on contacting them on return to uk was an appology for their behaviour, not a bad review.

All accomadation has an arrival and departure time.Most times are 3-4pm arrival and 10 am departure.they do not add we made the cottage avalible for them for 1.30pm.
Be it a 5 star hotel or a small gite in France all accomadation have Rules and regulations, this is not only on behalf of the owners but protection for the guests.World travelers would know this.

The cottage was not cold as the previous guests had only left at 10.30 that morning so the property had not been empty.the cottage has 3 electric heaters and is double glassed.the outside temp that particular week-end was in the high 70.here.
With regard to the notice about septic tank this is a generic sign as the cottage was with a well known company for the last 4 years.they insist it is on display for the guests protection and they can be found in all french rental property. we do say in our guest paperwork that we provide special bags for disposable nappies and sanitary items we do not comment on a guest age as this is too personal and irrelevent.This booking had a 2 year old so this information was relevant.
The bath mats are infact are Ikea family friendly non slip Bath Mats Fully washable and are laundered between each booking.these can be found on their web site not peices of carpet as suggested.the plug socket is 2.5 mtr up beside a brandnew(fitted end March2014)wash basin/vanity unit with mirror and shelf.we even provid a step up so children can wash their hands.In photo this can be seen as can the reverse non slip backing on bath mat.we apologise for overlooking the dust in the socket.

With regard to priceing this nightly rate is based on a 7 day rental, set by holiday lettings. It was a late booking and Easter these guests was sent a quote which stated the price and to only to confirm the booking if she agreed to the terms and conditions.all loged by holiday lettings.

With regard to asking guests to remove bedding on leaving it is a pity they did not do this as their young daughter had been very unwell and had vomited all over the bedding.The bed left like this and the towels used to clean up the mess thrown in the bottom of the shower.we do not expect our cleaner to clean up guests personal mess, irrespective of how much they have paid .
Children have accidents but in the paperwork we supply (rules and reg) we ask if there is a problem please inform us so we can sort out the problem before the next guests arrive.If they had paid a security deposit which they did not as they refused they could not have drove away leaving the cottage in a disgusting state.
I note the word contraband is used,this in itself means haveing something you know you should not.In this case extra heaters.It is against our Ins conditions for guests to use electric appliances wihout agreement.

We do not have a Cesspit, we have a modern filtration septic tank.Inspection last autum was perfect.so no my husband does not inspect one.He does however make sure the toilet is working prior to guests leaving so that it is in a fully working order for next guests.
there are other comments which are totaly irrelivant Flooring fridge it is a normal uk standard fridge.etc.
Lastly I would like to add with regard to the comment about my wife being like a head teacher.prior to our retirement she ran a very busy hospital department and had been in the NHS for 25 years.so I think she can say she has more than adaquate experiance with dealing with the general public.we do have high standars but that is what our guests expect and what we hope we provide them with.please decide for yourself.

18 Mar 2014

5/5

"A perfect base to explore Picardie - fantastic accommodation"

The quality of the furnishings is very good and in particular the beds are of excellent quality. It is obvious that the extremely friendly onsite owners have invested on making the house comfortable f… More

16 Oct 2013

5/5

"A Beautiful Little Cottage"

Jayne and I have just returned from a weeks stay at Primrose Cottage. Every day was a delight, weather was great for October and just what Jayne needed as a birthday treat. The place was spotless and … More

22 Aug 2013

5/5

"A lovely cottage, set in a peaceful, beautiful setting."

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Primrose cottage, the owners were very friendly and welcoming, who even went out of their way to bring age related toys for the children to play with. The cottage was… More

21 Aug 2013

4/5

"A wonderful slice of rural France"

Upon our arrival at Primrose cottage we were met with a warm and cheery welcome from both Norman and Irene.The accommodation exceeded all of our expectations and provided a comfortable, and above all… More

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