Manor House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
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|
|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, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, 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|
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.
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.