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Excellent 5/5 8 reviews

A Large detatched house among other historic buildings in an enclosed courtyard.

Manor House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

A large rustic house, originally a stable which was part of the Chateau estate of Argoules.

The house is set in an enclosed courtyard which was the hunting lodge for the Chateau. Alongside the house are the original kennels and coach house.

The house is situated overlooking the village green, opposite the Auberge du Grosse Tilleau, where many guests dine during their stay.

It is in the historic region of the Somme and within easy reach of the battlefields and historical sites at Arras, Albert, and Vimy Ridge. Paris is, approximately, a two hour drive or can easily be reached by train from the local station in Rue.

It has 4 good size bedrooms; 2 double, and 2 twin rooms and 2 travel cots with linen are also provided.

On the ground floor there is a large double bedroom with a super-king size bed, a bathroom and a seperate toilet.

The kitchen is large with informal dining facilities. While next door there is a large sitting room with woodburner and a formal dining area.

There is also a second quite sitting area on the half landing, which leads onto a private sun terrace overlooking the village green.

On the first floor are a large bathroom with seperate toilet, 3 bedrooms one of which is a double, the other two are twin rooms. The second of the twin rooms has day beds, which are suitable for adults or children.

The house is well furnished and contains a dishwasher, washing machine, and other electrical appliances.

The house is no smoking indoors but there is provision for smokers outside.

If you wish to get away from it all for Christmas or New Year the house, with an easy-to-light log burner, storage heaters and electric blankets on all the beds, makes it a cosy place to relax and celebrate the occassion with friends or family.

During these seasons there is an increased electricity allowance of 400 units included in the rental and the firewood is supplied free of charge. Also included during these specific periods are all bedlinen, towels, tea towels, dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid, we even provide aprons for the chefs! We also provide a very enjoyable welcome pack and a complementary bottle of Champagne.

It is also a great place for friends or families to celebrate special birthdays, anniversaries, engagements or just general get togethers.

Many people use it as a base to visit Paris or other surrounding cities and historic monuments.

The village has many circular walks ranging from 25 minutes to 2 hrs or longer if so desired.

Autumn and winter are beautiful times of the year to visit, when the leaves change on the trees and there is a very restful feel about the village.

Argoules is in the Somme in the Picardie region of France. The closest airport to Argoules is Le Touquet (Le Touget-Paris-Plage) Airport (23 km) slightly further afield are Lille Airport (92 km), Paris Beauvais Airport (101 km), just over an hours drive from the gite or Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (157 km).

Within easy reach of Argoules are tourist attractions such as as La Coupole (49 km), Amiens Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens) (60 km), Arras, a very pleasant city to walk around and have lunch. The new Louvre art gallery in Lens, is well worth a trip. The Citadel Park and Zoo - Lille (91 km), or Palais des Beaux-Arts - Lille (92 km) are also worth a visit. Also, the Art Deco De La Piscine Museum which was once a swimming pool in Roubaix near Lille is an exceptional place to visit, not only to view exhibits but also to admire the building. There are beautiful beaches at Le Touquet, Fort Mohon Plage, Merlimont and Berck Plage.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Half hour to amazing sandy beaches 20 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Beauvais 141 km, Nearest railway: Channel Tunnel 95 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

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Fax machine, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking

Northern France region

The region is very historic and one could spend weeks visiting many of the places of interest or the larger towns nearby such as Arras and Amiens.

Paris is an easy trip and many guests depart early morning for a day trip to Paris or stay overnight for a visit to Euro Disney.

The region has many activity parks and the house is close enough to Belgium to hop over to visit the theme park of Plopsaland in La Panne, which has an amazing sandy beach and lots of activities along the beach side for children.

Dennlys is a family owned theme park about forty five minutes from the house and is a great day out for the children also.

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Somme

The village of Argoules is set in the valley of the Authie which is historic in itself, it has a Chateau and the Abbaye de Valloires close by.

There are many leasurely walks around the village and to the next village for a quite lunch and a stroll back to aid digestion.

The village has two restuarants The Auberge du Gros Tilleul which is opposite the house and is named after the great lime tree which stands in front of the Auberge. The Auberge du Coq-en-Pate is further along the village and is walkable for a leisurly evening meal.

There is another restuarant in the village of Saulchoy, Auberge Le Val d'Authie, which is a very traditional French restuarant and are recommended for their value lunches.

The Abbaye de Valloires is well worth a visit, it operates English tours throught the day and its gardens are open to the public, or you could just choose to browse in their shop and have a coffee. This is about twenty minutes stroll from the house.

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Review 1-8 of 8

7 Aug 2014

5/5

"A very special place"

We are just back from a two week stay at Les Ecuries. It was our second visit, as we went for one week last summer and liked it so much.The gite and it's surroundings are wonderful. There is so m… More

16 Jul 2014

5/5

"Excellent gite, wonderful owners"

We were a party of 7 and stayed at this lovely gite for one week in April this year. The gite is spacious and comfortable and has all the facilities you would expect. The log fire was a treat which ke… More

6 Jul 2014

5/5

"Perfect Location, Lovely Accommodation."

We've just returned from a week at Les Ecuries, and the only disappointment was that we only had a week there. We've stayed in quite a few gites in different parts of France and always lef… More

29 Jun 2014

5/5

"Wonderful Holiday"

Warm friendly welcome from Daphne. This is a spacious, comfortable, rustic French house in a private historic courtyard. It has a mix of styles and levels and plenty of quiet corners.It is set in a … More

19 Nov 2013

5/5

"Beautiful property, wonderful location. Rural France an hour's drive from the Eurotunnel terminal"

Our 5th stay in this lovely property-the word Gite does not do it justice, it's a character filled and comfortable converted stable block, which was originally part of the Chateau next door. We k… More

3 Nov 2013

5/5

"An excellent place to stay and relax"

This was the perfect place to see in the New Year celebrations for our friends 'getaway'! Argoules is a lovely village, ideal for relaxing but with plenty of places to stroll. The house is s… More

28 Oct 2013

5/5

"A perfect place to come and relax with family"

I think this is one of the best places we went with my family to relax yet only a few hours away from London. The house is located in a wonderful French countryside with great market nearby and all … More

14 Oct 2013

4/5

"Spacious character property in peaceful setting"

Plenty of space and comfort for an extended family group, with adequate bathroom facilities. Well presented with en excellent wood burning stove.… More

Wonderful guests and a pleasure to have 3 generations of the same family, thank you for leaving the Gite so tidy and clean.

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