These luxury gites are definitely a 'cut above' and offer superbly comfortable accommodation. Both are decorated and furnished to a very high standard with both contemporary classics and vintage French furniture. They both include English satellite tv, DVD player, stereo and free wi-fi internet connection. The kitchens are extremely well equipped for culinary enthusiasts with quality appliances and cookware.
The gite building shares its history with Le Vieux Presbytere which was built 200 years ago and was restored in 2009 to a very high standard. It was originally the stables and scullery for the main house.
SEE BELOW FOR OUR SPECIAL GOURMET WEEKEND BREAKS IN GITE 'PICARDIE'.
Gite 'Normandie' accomodation comprises a light and spacious living room with open plan kitchen and two bedrooms on the first floor.
Gite 'Picardie' accomodation comprises a lovely spacious living room with separate large galley kitchen and dining area with a luxury bedroom on the ground floor with direct access to the terrace via french door/window.
GOURMET WEEKEND BREAKS - hassle free weekend - great regional food included.
New for Autumn/Winter 2012 we are delighted to be able to offer gourmet weekend breaks in our luxury one bed 'picardie' gite. We provide breakfast and prepared traditional evening meals, using the very best of local produce, including exquisite patisserie from one of the best local patissiers, a selection of beautiful cheeses sourced locally, a bottle of pink champagne, a bottle of Cote du Rhone, cider and a half bottle of Calvados produced with Normandy apples. You will not need to bring any food or condiments for your breakfast or evening meals. Tea, fresh coffee, fresh orange juice; sugar, butter, jams, salt & pepper, creme fraiche and sauces are all provided in the gite. Freshly baked croissants and baguettes from the local favourite boulangerie are delivered to your door each morning. Everything is fresh, bought daily and of the very best quality. The evening meals are pre-prepared for you to re-heat in the gite kitchen. You can relax and eat breakfast and evening meals at your leisure in the privacy of the dining facilities of the luxury Picardie gite. We take the hassle out of food shopping and save you precious time, so that your weekend can be more relaxing and as we are locals we know where to source the best produce. We have an extensive menu for you to choose from in advance. Our supplement per person is only 50€ per person per night (total supplement for two people for a weekend stay is 200€). There are no hidden supplements for towels, bed linen, tea towels, gas, electricity etc.
The gites are situated in a detached building that shares 2 acres of delightful Normandy countryside with ‘Le Vieux Presbytere’, a 200 year old former presbytery/vicarage. It is in a quiet and pretty lane next to the old church in a traditional Normandy village (population 170). Although secluded it is near a small village tabac, 1.5km from the next village which food shops and just 5 mins from Aumale and the borders of Picardie at the river La Bresle.
The gite building also dates back to 1800 but has recently (2009) been completely renovated to an extremely high standard to offer a superb level of accommodation and comfort.
The kitchens are extremely well equipped with a top of the range stainless steel smeg gas cooker in addition to a full compliment of quality knives, cutlery, crockery and cookware. It is definitely a cook’s kitchen.We are passionate about our food and cooking and wanted to make the kitchens something we would be happy with. You won’t find blunt knives, ineffective cookers and broken crockery here.
Each gite has a private rear garden/terrace with beautiful views over the countryside and a gate that opens onto the garden of the main house that you are very welcome to use.
The gite terraces also have comfortable dining tables and furniture and have charcoal barbecues. There is outside lighting for late night summer dining al fresco.
The nearby town of Aumale has a fantastic outdoor swimming pool plus lovely bars, restaurants and independent food shops. Saturday is market day, where you can see live chickens being sold. Blangy is another nearby town and has a big market on Sunday mornings. A specialist food market can be found every saturday at Neufchatel-en-Bray.
Aumale is on the borders of Normandy and Picardie. Picardie has many notable places to visit. The Picardie coast is full of beautiful sandy beaches, shopping and dining in Amiens should not be missed, beautiful parks and gardens to visit, bike-riding, horse-riding and water sports, museums, and gothic cathedrals.
There are bicycles here for your use, we are situated on a plain (at the top of the hill so great views all round!), so local villages and forests are a very easy level ride. There are big swimming pools in the local towns. The Normandy countryside is genuinely stunning, mile upon mile of rolling hills and huge forests (watch out for the wild boar) and for those so inclined we have some of the best fishing in Normandy. Fantastic trout and sea-trout fishing on La Bresle, a wonderful chalkstream river that flows from Aumale and enters the sea at Le Treport. Andy is very happy to point you in the right direction with concern to the fishing, being a mad keen fly fisher for wild trout! In fact, we are currently negotiating to buy the rights to our very own private trout lake set in a secluded woodland, fed by a chalkstream. We aim to put two boats on this and it will be available free to guests at the gite. watch this space.
Picardie is just over la Bresle river and has many wonderful places to visit to keep all the family happy.
This property is over 200 years old and there is a lot of history attached. The gites have been converted from the old stables and kitchen to the main house. The owners have maintained as much of the original character as possible without compromising on comfort. The furnishings are of a high standard and include designer furniture and french antique furniture. Beneath the gite building is the original vaulted wine cellar.
To the front of the gite is a beautiful gravel drive with islands of flowers and greenery. Each gite has its own private garden but also access to the presbytery private garden which overlooks open countryside as far as the eye can see.
There is no traffic apart from the occasional tractor that goes by. It is a very peaceful and tranquil place and the only sound that you will hear will be the birds chirping or the nearby church bells.
Although very rural and surrounded by the beautiful forests of Normandy it is also accessible to many attractions. The nearest motorway is only a 10 minute drive, Amiens and Rouen are only 45 minutes away and there are many attractions for children.
For those who love rambling, cycling or fishing you will be spoilt for choice.
The gites are adjacent to the Vieux Presbytere which was built around 1805. It is truly unique and very beautiful.
Sharing two tranquil acres of stunning Normandy countryside with a 200 yr old presbytery in a quiet and pretty lane situated in a traditional Normandy village (pop 170) with views stretching for miles over rolling hills. The village has a small tabac and food stores 1.5km away. The nearest town, Aumale, which also borders Picardie, (7 mins by car) has all that you could need. Independent food shops, restaurants, bars, supermarkets etc. Popular attractons easily accessible by car include beaches of the Normandy landings, Honfleur, Deauville, Trouville, Caen, Le Touquet, stunning gardens and chateaux and of course Monet's Giverny gardens. The seaside resort of Le Treport and Mers Les Bains with its beaches and many attractions is only 30 mins away.
'La Bresle' chalkstream offers fine fly fishing for trout/sea trout within 5 mins plus coarse fishing lakes.
Attractions for children, include seaside resorts, numerous activity parks, zoo and one of the largest aquariums in Europe.
By car: Boulogne 1 hour, Paris 1 ½ hours, Amien 30mins, Rouen 45 mins.
Golf: The jewel in the crown of the Opal Coast's golf courses are within a one hour drive of the gite at Le Touquet. Set within superb natural surroundings between the forests and the dunes Le Touquet golf club is one of the most beautiful of European sites. It has two 18-hole courses and one 9-hole course. Nearer to the gite there are also excellent golf courses at Dieppe and Abbeville within a 30 mins drive.
Picardie is also described as a paradise for golfers. Golf de Chantilly, for example, is considered one of the five best clubs in all Europe. Its two 18-hole courses, putting and driving ranges and many other sporting activities are much appreciated by weekender Parisiens.
Other courses such as Golf de Saint-Quentin-Mesnil, Golf de Menneville (9-hole) Golf de Champagne and Golf de Val Secret are all near autoroutes (A 26 or A4), while at Bois du Tilleul, tucked away in the magnificent countryside of the Thiérache, you can enjoy 40 hectares of delightful gardens and water features belonging to the nearby château.
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A security/ key deposit of €50 is payable on arrival this will be returned to you on departure subject to any damages or breakages (this can be a personal cheque).
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