Escape to French Countryside – Home 199571 Gite
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Escape to French Countryside – Home 199571
- 2 bedrooms
- sleeps 4
- min stay varies
- Nearest beach 36 km
- Suitable for children age 5+
- Car essential
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
This is the PERFECT location for when you really want to escape the rat-race and recharge your batteries!
Nestled in the picturesque Seven Valleys, overlooking a stream, pasture land ... cows, ducks, pheasants, woodpeckers... we are just an hours easy drive south-east of the tunnel/ferries..
Your accommodation is a stand-alone, 2-floored, 2-bedroom cottage in a quiet, small “village that time forgot” (Embry). The Cottage is very comfortable and extremely well equipped and provides free Wi-Fi.
In summer enjoy an evening drink on your own terrace, under the trees (perhaps light up the barbeque) and soak up the peace and quiet.
The cottage shares a large property with the English-speaking Kiwi owners who live in the adjacent "grand maison" and one of us is always on-hand.
The village sports NO shops or cafes ! (Nearest garage: 8 mins drive, Nearest shops: 12 mins.) Close by are many historical war sites to explore, along with a selection of superb restaurants and lovely villages to discover. Montreuil is 22km away (shops, citadelle, ramparts) and Le Touquet is about 37km (beaches, casino, golf, equestrian, great shops).
Please note that the two bedrooms are upstairs and one must walk through one to get to the second one (and the en-suite bathroom). There is a second shower and toiler downstairs). Also, there is no mobile-phone coverage in the Cottage (which lots of our guests appreciate) but you do have the Wi-Fi and coverage is usually possible on one of the higher, adjacent roads.
When you are ready to leave the rat-race behind and experience a lovely, traditional French village - Embry offers a unique opportunity to soak up the quiet and the sun whilst giving easy access to many places of interest in the Pad de Calais region.
Further details indoors
Dedicated WiFi access from the cottage.UK/English FreeView TV is available (20-odd channels) !And there are PAL-format TV sets, which can be used in conjunction with the DVD player.(The landlords also have extensive UK SKY and French Satellite coverage, so it is quite possible that special Media Events can be catered to! (Think Formula One, Rugby, Cricket, America's Cup...)While there IS an internal fireplace, we ask that it not be used - for Insurance reasons.Board Games, Petanque/Boules, Table-Tennis, etc. are available on request.
Further details outdoors
The cottage has it's own, independent patio area, outdoor furniture and basic BBQ equipment.Parking is off-road, in a large, shared driveway. The village lends itself to leisurely walks and cycling, as does the forest that's "just up the hill". There are many places of historical interest within 35 mins' drive in most directions.
- Suitable for children over 5
- No pets allowed
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
- 1 En suite, 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Table tennis
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking
- Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support
Given the proximity to a small creek across the road (and no gates on the driveway) plus the lack of child-proof gates top or bottom of the internal stairs, we usually recommend the house as being suitable for grown-ups and children over 10.
About the owner
- Calendar updated:
- 29 Mar 2021
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
This Gite has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 02 Feb 2012. Located in Pas-de-Calais, it has 13 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £367 to £436.
The property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Mar 2021.
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– based on 13 reviews
- Very Good
“PEACE & QUIET”
The village was very quiet although there were many houses. No local shops of course, not unusual these days in French villages. Lovely scenery and countryside. Some nice and busy towns around the v… More
“A country haven”
This stand alone gite is truly a home away from home. It had everything we could possibly need for comfort. We had 2 weeks there but felt like we could have settled in for months. Tucked away down a s… More
Owner's reply: Thank you Christine. We are delighted you enjoyed and appreciated it so much. It was a pleasure having you as our guests.
“We wouldn't return”
We were somewhat disappointed. There was a toilet downstairs but no sink for hand washing apart from the sink in the kitchen. There was no bowl. I considered this rather unhygienic. There were also a lot of cobwebs throughout the property!
Owner's reply: Thanks for the feedback Terry. We take all guests comments very seriously - this being the only negative comment we have had in 3 years of offering the accommodation for rent. I have passed your comments about the cobwebs to our cleaner. and I am sorry you experienced this. With regards to the downstairs toilet - this is very common in France. We have, in fact, attempted to put a handbasin in the toilet but given its' size could not get permission to do so. The other company with which we list actually inspect the property and have indicated they are happy with the arrangements given the fact there is a shower next door to the toilet which can be used and the fact that the situation is not unusual. That said, I am genuinely sorry you were not happy with the set-up. Geoff would have been happy to provide you with a basin - we do all we can to respond immediately to any concerns raised by guests during there stay. We do thank you for staying with us and apologise that it was not to your satisfaction. Regards, Annette
“Restful month in the country”
Despite the unsettled weather and unsettling politics back in the U.k. We have enjoyed a restful holiday in the gite. The gite has excellent modern equipment , comfortable beds ,an excellent upstairs … More
We required a gite for three days in August at short notice following a change of plans. Annette was very welcoming and accommodating, especially for a short rental in peak season. Communications wer… More
Het is een beetje afgelegen in een romantisch mooi huisje, heeft alles wat je nodig hebt en de gastvrouw is een schat.
“A great gite”
Embry is a small village in the Nord Pas de Calais. We arrived to be welcomed by Annette - a very friendly, pleasant lady. We were made to feel extremely welcome. The accommodation is great, spotle… More
“Great Place with every convenience possible and excellent hosts”
Great welcome and explanation by host Annette. Lots of lovely thoughtful touches in the house and whatever we needed was there! Annette had gone out of her way to ensure that we would be comfortable (… More
“My family and I had a lovely, relaxing break in Embry. Annette was so friendly and made us feel so welcome, nothing was”
My family and I had a lovely, relaxing break in Embry. Annette was so friendly and made us feel so welcome, nothing was too much trouble. The village is beautiful and very peaceful. The nearest supe… More
“Best equipped Gite I have stayed in!”
In the very peaceful village of Embry, this is by far and away the best equipped Gite I have stayed in. We were given a very warm welcome by the owner on our arrival and made to feel at home. It'… More
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