CHARMING DETACHED COTTAGE IN PICTURESQUE FARMING VILLAGE

Ruth Johnston

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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CHARMING DETACHED COTTAGE IN PICTURESQUE FARMING VILLAGE

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2 bedrooms 1 bathroom sleeps 5

Our beautiful cottage is an 18th century fermette, combining character with a modern kitchen, bathroom and full gas central heating. The spacious living area includes a beamed living room with a wood burning stove and a dining room with a door to the courtyard. It has one ground floor bedroom and the second on the mezzanine floor overlooking the living room.

Set in its own grounds the cottage has a large enclosed courtyard with a BBQ and garden furniture perfect for lazy lunches and warm summer evenings. There is also a pretty front garden and a field at the back both with views to rolling countryside.

The village has its own crazy golf course while 2 km away there is a go karting centre. Visit the chocolaterie or chill out in one of the local cafes; there is always plenty to satisfy all ages and interests.

If you enjoy playing golf, Embry is 30-40 minutes away from at least five excellent golf courses. Agincourt with its family friendly visitors centre is about 10 km away, and the battlefields of the Somme are within easy reach.La Couple, constructed in 1943 is now a history centre with presentations on the occupation of Northern France.

Further afield, visit Monet’s beautiful house, gardens and lily pond at Giverny, and the cities of Lille and Amien. Paris (and Disneyland) is just over 2 hours away by car or train . Aqualaud, a water land adventure park, is a fun day out for all the family. Nausicaa is one of France's top attractions and a 'must see' for anyone. Brussels and the medieval town of Bruges in Belgium are also a day trip away.

Nearby towns: Montreuil Sur Mer is a 20 minute drive away with much to enjoy in the historical streets. The town is on a small hill. A delightful walk around the ramparts gives fine views across the surrounding countryside and the river, with the sea in the distance. It is a town that oozes character, with the cobbled streets and old houses linking small squares. Once home to Victor Hugo the town is the setting for Les Miserables, which is acted out around the town during the summer evenings.

Situated 10 miles away Hesdin has an impressive central cobbled 'Grande Place' dominated by the 16th century town hall. Market day is Thursday, but the boutiques, restaurants and bars, its historic church and buildings, and its status as a 3 star 'ville fleuri' (flowered town) make it a town pleasant to visit on any day. The town also has a wide range of shops and supermarkets. North of Hesdin is the 'Foret d'Hesdin' extending to over 1000 hectares making it ideal for walking and cycling.

Beaches: The sandy beaches of the Cote D’Opale are 35 min away and great places to visit in all weathers. The wide sandy beaches are usually very quiet with lots of room for families.

Le Touquet has one of the best beaches in France, long and flat and clean with all the usual beach activities, sand yachting, kites, etc. At approx. half an hour away it has many shops and a casino.

Berck also has a wide sandy beach and is popular for kite flying, sand yachting and horse riding.

Either side of the Somme Bay are the towns of St Valery Sur Somme and Le Crotoy.

Both have many attractions and plenty of restaurants most specialising in fish. St.Valery is a medieval town on the hill with spectacular views across the bay. You can take a steam train ride around the bay from either town and boat trips if the tide is high.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Ruth Johnston

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english

Living in London Mike and I both work in London schools. It is often used by our own family and friends.

Ruth Johnston purchased this cottage in 2009

We bought the cottage as a quick getaway from the stresses and strains of city life. Although we can get from door to door in 4 hours the area feels a million miles away from twentieth century urban living. Bucket loads of charm and history going back over at least three centuries mean that the cottage is full of 'quirks'. Situated in the heart of a small village community we love the sense of being part of French farming life.

The cottage has many unique features - the tree trunk which forms part of the structure of the house in the living room, the bedroom on the mezzanine floor where you can fall asleep watching the fire crackle, and the bread oven in the bathroom! We also love the secluded courtyard which is a wonderful suntrap.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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4.4
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Charming detached cottage in picturesque farming village
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Embry Montreuil
5

Would love to return!

  • 5 of 5
The cottage is exactly as described...cosy and comfortable with everything you need. We loved the ancient beams, wood burning stove and the comfotable beds.
Embry is a pretty village. The Seven Valleys area is very green and the air so fresh, we felt a million miles away from London which felt strange as it was so easy and quick to drive there.
As we have an 11 year old son, trips were made to Aqualud (swimming with slides etc) and Nausica (huge aquarium ...good but very busy). There are sandy beaces about 30 mins away. Having no shops or restaurants in the village was not a problem as you have to drive everywhere anyway. We drove into Montreuil to eat out ( 20 mins drive) which has lot of choice.
The owners were a pleasure to deal with.
All in all, we had a great holiday and would heartily recommend this cottage to anyone considering a holiday in this area.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Embry Montreuil
5

Oozes rustic authenticity and charm

  • 5 of 5
Our family (children 6 and 3) stayed in this beautiful cottage for a week in July 2014, and I can only echo the wonderful things that other guests have said.
The cottage oozes French rustic charm, with its red-tiled roof, wooden shutters, old beams, wood burning stove, back yard, and general higgledy-piggledy feel. There's a little grass garden at the front, fenced off from the road, where our children played and a gravelled yard at the back where we sat our enjoying our preprandials, and where one special evening we were entertained by a family of doormice.
Inside comes with all the usual mod cons though I am delighted to say, no tv, no wifi, no telecommunications, no outside world. At night it is dark and silent. It really is a very relaxing place to be. A genuine retreat from the hustle and bustle of life.
Embry, likewise is bucolic and quiet (no shop no cafe), just the low rumble of tractors going about their business, while we were there bringing in the grain harvest.
We went for a countryside holiday and enjoyed rambling slowly around the local local paths and lanes, but we also went twice to the beach at Le Touquet, about 45 minutes away, which is a huge, family friendly beach, with lovely sand, huge dunes, and a gently sloping safe shoreline, which the kids loved. And we also visited the giant aquarium in Boulougne, again about 45 minutes.
It's all about an hour from the Eurotunnel and the owners (though we never met them) made the whole process very easy-going.
The only downside for us was the lack of local cafes and restaurants, though we did have one memorable drink in the neighbouring village where the bar is also the proprietor's (an old lady who has been there for 69 years!) front room.
However,all in all it was a great week.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had a great time in out cottage - as you put so well we have tried to make it a peaceful retreat from the stress and strain of city life. I agree with you about a local cafe, we've trying to persuade someone to open one for ages!
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Embry Montreuil
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Getting away from it all

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at Embry a number of times now - which suggests we like it! And we do - although it's only an hour or so from Calais, you feel you're really 'in France'. The village of Embry is small, tucked away in one of the Seven Valleys. There's not much there - but in a good way, if you want to escape for a while. That said, the coast is not far away, with wonderful sandy beaches stretching for miles and some bigger resorts, if that's what you're looking for. There are also plenty of places of interest within easy reach. Last year, we checked out the museum at Agincourt, among other things.

The cottage itself is full of 'rustic charm' (and the odd spider!). It's mostly open plan but doesn't really feel like it is. It gets chilly in the evenings but the wood burner does a good job of warming up the main sitting area. And when the weather is hot, there is a pleasant courtyard outside to sit in - and the the thick walls mean that there is always some cool respite to be found inside.

We would recommend the cottage to anyone looking to get away from it all, and we're very much looking forward to visiting again this summer!

Oh, and the owners are wonderful!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Owner's Response: You seem to have summed it up perfectly. We hope you enjoy this summer as much as the previous ones!
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Embry Montreuil
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Canadians LOVE this charming cottage!

  • 4 of 5
We three Canadians spent a wonderful week here, after the rush of the London Olympics. What a needed change of pace! The cottage itself is charming and well equipped, and the location is central to all that we wanted to see...including war sites at Ypres Belgium, Juno Beach, Vimy Ridge, and Arras. After days of site seeing the local area gardens, castles and rich history, it was a welcome retreat to peace, quiet and comfort! The owners were very helpful in every way, as were the english speaking neighbours. Immerse yourself in the past and enjoy this Embry cottage!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Many thanks for the wonderful maple syrup!!
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So peacefull

  • 3 of 5
My husband and I have just returned from our stay in Embry. The cottage is really cute, very pretty on the outside and quirky but comfortable on the inside. Embry is a really tranquill, rural village. My husband is a farmer and enjoyed seeing all the crops in the surrounding rolling countryside. The lack of television adds a feeling of peacefull evenings just reading and talking, a very welcome change. The two single beds are super comfy and we slept better than we had for years. The owners are very helpfull and good people to deal with. A brilliant place to get away from a busy life and spend a romantic break. Thank you.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed the beautiful area and had such a relaxing break.
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5

Peaceful perfection

  • 5 of 5
A chocolate box cottage in a chocolate box village, would sum up this little gem of a place. A sense of peace and tranquility as soon as you open the front door.
We were blessed with excellent weather for our weeks stay, so didn't need the log fire, but we're almost tempted to light it just to have a romantic candle lit evening in front of the flickering flames (if we hadn't got our teenage son along we probably would have )
For those who want to walk the battlefields of WW1 as we did, the location is superb. Ypres is just 90 minutes away, and Loos, Lens are 40 mins drive.
The scenery is spectacular the neighbours friendly, and the cottage divine.
Plenty of places to eat quite locally, and loads of local produce in the nearby villages for those who wish to cook at home.
There is no shop in the village itself, but there are delivery vans bringing bread etc most days.
Clean, tidy and exactly as described ( go to sleep and wake to bird song)
Boulogne-sur-mar, a bustling seaside town is less than an hour away, fabulous beaches, and an excellent sealift centre, the highlite of which is the sealion enclosure with a walkway through the tank, sealions swimming under and over you.

Value for money. 10/10
Location. 10/10
Tranquility. 11/10
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Owner's Response: You've picked all the reasons we chose the cottage - fantastic location and charming home! So pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Le Touquet
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Boulogne
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Hesdin
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Le Touquet
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Boubers
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Only an hour from Calais our charming cottage, in the beautiful Seven Valleys region of Nord Pas de Calais, is located in a tranquil village; a perfect setting for walking, cycling, fishing and horse riding. Embry is ideally situated between the medieval walled town of Montreuil Sur Mer and the bustling market town of Hesdin.

The sandy beaches of the Cote D’Opale are 35 min away and great places to visit all year round. The area is steeped in history with museums, historic cities and the battlefields of the Somme within easy reach. Mouth-watering regional specialties as well as locally brewed beers make it a gastronomic delight.

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Availability & Rates

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Embry Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2
Jul 19 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
£400
 
 
Autumn
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 11 2014
7 night minimum stay
£350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £10
Refundable damage deposit £150
Notes Changeover day is flexible but usually Saturday in high season.
Cleaning is an additional £25.
Wood for the wood burner must be requested and is £25 per week.
For a small payment we will start your rental with a fresh set of linen and towels.
A security deposit of £150 must be received within 10 days of booking the property and automatically converts to a security/damage deposit upon arrival. It is fully refundable within 14 days of departure, provided the cottage is left as you found it.
Payment can be made in full or installments via paypal, cheque or bank transfer in GBP but the balance is to be fully paid 14 days before arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Embry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Local Maps
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Walk in shower. Check out the old bread oven in the bathroom! Heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The double bedroom is on a mezzanine floor while the twin room is on the ground floor. A third bed can be added to the twin room if necessary.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books for Adults
  • Games ...
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • ruins
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hunting small game
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
Vans selling fresh bread and groceries will visit the cottage most days.
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