Barn | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Recently (2008) converted detached barn with double bedroom, mezzanine bedroom (not suitable for children under 6) and open plan kitchen/diner/lounge with satellite TV/DVD (basic SKY). Bathroom with full size bath/shower over. Outside - Small garden area with driveway for one car and off-road parking for more. Courtyard with new, wooden rustic gazebo. Quiet, peaceful area of village with 360 degree countryside views. Bar and restaurant within walking distance.
Lovely walks or bike trails. Close to golf courses, theme parks, fishing lakes, main TGV routes to Paris (50 minutes from Arras). Markets in Hesdin (Thursday) and Montreuil (Saturday). Main routes south or east 10 minutes (A16). Agincourt 10 minutes, The Somme 20 minutes.
A lovely peaceful location to relax and unwind. Friendly village and lots of places to visit or sports to enjoy (Croix en Ternois motor racing circuit 25 minutes). 6 golf courses within easy reach, beaches 25 minutes etc.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Berck 25 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||12 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Le Touquet 25 km, Nearest railway: Hesdin 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
The main bedroom is comfortable and leads out to the courtyard, which is lovely for early sunshine breakfasts under the new rustic gazebo. A BBQ is available for intimate eating Al Fresco. The courtyard is south facing, so gets sun for most of the day. A separate terrace is to the front of the property for quiet evening meals or to chill out at any time of the day. Inside is delightful, with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, yet incorporating the latest insulation techniques allowing the property to be warm in winter and cool in summer.Basic SKY satellite
The cottage is in the quiet area of the village in a no-through road. The ambience is wonderful and the songs of the birds in the morning is an experience, yet inside, the double glazing gives peace and quiet! Our one rule when we converted the stables was 'would we live here' and the answer is most definitely - YES! The cottage has character, but is totally liveable and has everything you need to make your stay comfortable and restful. Our guests tell us that they would love to take the bed home with them as it is so comfortable!! The mezzanine is a chill-out area that is great for reading (you can still see the TV/DVD from up there) or relaxing. It is great fun and very suitable for one child (two would be tight), but the drop-down stairs are a bit steep, so is not suitable for really young children. We have a travel cot for toddlers or babies available if required.
Wooden Gazebo to cover the whole of the rear patio area (now completed). We ultimately plan to glaze the Gazebo to afford almost double the space of the cottage. The Gazebo will allow our guests enjoyment of the outside spaces in all weathers.
We actually prefer the cottage to our own house now!!
|Further details outdoors|
The small garden and terrace, together with the courtyard area with gazebo (see comments above), allow lots of options when chilling out or dining. There are sun-loungers available for the courtyard, which is covered by the new gazebo and also creates a sun-trap for those who wish to top up their tan! The area is totally surrounded by countryside and hills, affording a lovely tranquil setting. There are safe walks and the area is crime-free and friendly.
A 100 euro security deposit is payable on arrival and will be repaid, subject to breakages etc. prior to departure. There is constant hot water and full heating in the cottage (subject to a small subsidy during the coolest months or as necessary). There is no cleaning charge, but we ask that you leave the cottage as you find it.
Short breaks are welcomed, but please contact us for details.
Northern France region
Historical area of Northern France, taking in the Sombe and many battlefields (Agincourt etc.) listed in history books both medieval and from the great wars. Climate is similar to the very south of England, with slightly earlier spring and summer. Lots of golf courses, fishing, walks, bike rides, motor sport, children's theme parks, beaches, shopping, ports and places of interest all within easy reach.
The TGV can allow easy access to Paris (50 mins) from Arras, which is an hour away, or from Boulogne or Lille. The largest cathedral in Europe is at Amien and there are lots of interesting places to go, both for shopping, wine, food, fun for kids etc. etc. Food in the Pas de Calais is diverse, from basic local dishes served through family run bars and restaurants, to culinery delights in specialist restaurants. There is something for all tastes.
The historical walled town of Montreuil allows walks round the ramparts, but you are never far from the town centre with its shopping lanes and squares with outside dining cafes and restaurants. The coast is close by with Berck being the liveliest coastal town. Le Touquet is about a 30 minute drive and has a wealth of upmarket shops and restaurants. Hesdin is 20 minutes with its famous Thursday market and friendly cafes in the square.
In summer months, a music festival is held, with live music of all types featured weekly. Brocantes (local markets similar to car boot sales) are held virtually every weekend at different villages in the area. Golf course abound in the Cote d'Opalle (Opal Coast), with challenging courses or those ideal for the high handicap. All are friendly and inexpensive compared to the UK or other countries.