|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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The house is situated within 100 metres of the historic rampart walls of this beautiful character filled fortified town, steeped in history and architectural heritage with its quaint winding cobbled streets and Gothic churches.
Famous for being the setting for Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' a leisurely walk around the ramparts offers stunning views across the surrounding countryside and appeals to those who wish to experience a traditional French flavour without travelling too far. Beaches, shopping and golf and famous Le Touquet all within close proximity. Walks and water sports along the river Canche within easy walking distance.
There is a typical French market every Saturday morning with a range of fresh local produce on offer. The town is also home to an award winning Wine Society shop, superb Fromagerie, numerous Pattisseries (the nearest only 2 mins walk away) and Chocolatiers as well as many other interesting shops, cafes and restaurants.
Further Details Indoors & Outdoors: The layout of the house indoors is as follows;
The whole house has a traditional feel with period décor and furnishings and is fully gas centrally heated. The entrance hall leads into the dining room. Through a door on the left is a cosy sitting room with two sofas and an armchair, perfect for relaxing in front of the TV which offers a number of British channels including BBC1, BBC2 and ITV. Shuttered windows look out onto a small traditional road, just off the main cobbled street. Behind the dining room is a small, fully equipped kitchen.
Also located on the ground floor is a shower room which includes WC. The staircase leads to the first floor with two bedrooms facing the front. One has a double bed, the other has twin beds plus another single bed. There is also an upstairs bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.
Small, intimate, private courtyard garden with bistro table, 2 chairs and BBQ - access via the kitchen.
Car parking is available on the street free of charge
The Northern France / Nord-Pas-de-Calais region: This area is commonly known as the Opale Coast with many seaside resorts and long sandy beaches stretching from Calais to Stella Plage. There are many activities available in the surrounding area including 9 golf courses, beautiful country walks and many cycle routes. Fishing and canoeing can be found on the river Canche and wind surfing and kite flying festivals are held at the modern beach resort of Berck each summer.
To be found in this region are numerous historic British and Canadian war cemeteries from the First and Second World Wars.
New Refurbishment: The house has been recently refurbished to combine modern comfort with traditional French living.
We have just come back from a week's stay at this really lovely property. It is in a great location with easy parking on the street outside. The house is very well equipped as per the description and has everything that a visitor would need. It was very clean and well maintained and is full of character. We read all the comments in the Visitors Book and these ranged from Excellent to Excellent since 2008!
This house is very strongly recommended and we hope to return soon!
Would also mention that the local inhabitants were all unfailingly friendly and helpful!
this property provided everything we needed for our stay its location in the village is ideal and the village itself is delightful - everything we were told was as available was provided, the square is only around 50 yards away and a bakery a minute or so walk away, there are several large supermarkets on the outskirts to the village with a smaller one in the main square, many good food restaurants, the ramparts are impressive and all of the following are within an hour or so by car, Le- Touqet, Berck, St Omer, Bolougne, Abbeville. Our only complaint is we managed to bring some windy and rainy british winter weather with us on our trip.
Montreuil is a beautiful medieval town and this is reflected in this quaint house.
We also suffered from the roadworks outside the house, but as we left, they had finally finished a beautiful new road and pavements,so this should no longer be an issue.
The house has everything you need. It is friendly, comfortable and well equipped. The town is amazing with all you need in walking distance of the house. A small Carrefour supermarket is in the main square but you mustn't miss the small bakers with their fresh bread, croissants and fantastic tarts and pastries - forget the diet for a week.
The Citadel was a bit disappointing inside but the ramparts around the old city are a must to walk round. It is safe if you stick to the paths, just keep hold of the kids, dogs, grannies etc.
Further afield the sights are fantastic with something to suit everyone.
Don't miss the Abbey and gardens at the Jardin de Valloires, Agincourt, Le Touquet, St. Vallery sur Somme; I could go on and on.
Bad points... timing your day is always interesting. France shuts on a regular basis, so you have to adapt. Take long lunches when everything is closed (12:30 to 14:30/15:00) then shop or visit until up to 19:00. Forget Sunday's unless you just want the beach or the countryside. If you use or are taking someone who uses a wheel chair, then you may find problems. Montreuil was a bit of a write off due to the cobbled roads and pavements. Shops are also pretty inaccessible. The best town for we found for access was Le Touquet with smooth pavements and good kerb slopes(don't miss the market Thursday morning). Everywhere we did find plenty of disabled parking spaces and everyone was very friendly and tolerant.
We loved the house,we loved the location and can't wait to return, there is still so much on our list of places to go.
The property is very homely and comfortable and in an excellent position. We were unfortunate to be there when the road outside was being dug up and re-done. It didnt detract from our break as there are plenty of car parking spaces nearby. The local restaurants are top class,we dined in -: Froggies, Le Close des Capucins,, Le Darnetal also Le Coq Hotel. A short drive away is the L'Auberge de la Canche. Every meal was a delight. Also not to be missed is the wine 'cave' Vinophilie tucked away just round the corner from the Gite, a magical place.
Walking round the ramparts at least twice a day helped to get rid of some of the calories...
Would we return ? Yes, without a second thought.
This property exactly matched its description, apart from the fact that the description really could not tell you how warm and relaxing the house felt. We were instantly at home and really did not want to leave. All the facilities are excellent, we had a minor glitch with a battery but the owners were extremely helpful and the matter was resolved very quickly. The house was clean, well maintained and well equipped with excellent "user notes". We will definitely recommend the house, and town, to friends and plan to return next year. The town is an just the right size for exploring and the ramparts make for a lovely, if slightly nerve-wracking, walk (no safety barriers). The citadel is very interesting, the staff helpful and the loos very good. We also explored the area by car and found lots of lovely places to visit. All in all everything, including the weather, was 5 star and we cannot recommend it too highly.
Lovely house and base from which to explore the surrounding area. Quaint town with all facilities you would expect. High standard of accommodation and well equipped property. Would stay here again. Thank you for making it a pleasant place to stay in get a taste of French living. We appreciated the British TV !! - especially in the evenings as we were a small group of friends. But apart from that we really were "french" for a week!
Montreuil-Sur-Mer remains a town of infinite fascination and considerable beauty with the river Canche providing tourist and leisure facilities.
The fortifications are now promenaded by visitors and those hoping to gain a sense of the town's history. There are a number of fetes and local celebrations including an outdoor theatre presentation of 'Les Miserables' in the Vauban designed citadel. It is also possible to take a 'Les Miserables' literary tour of the town.
The floral displays that decorate the streets and buildings every year have resulted in the town winning prestigious national awards.
There is a local train station making it is possible to travel to places such as Lille and Paris.
Le Touquet is 20 mins drive providing an expansive beach along with the shops and restaurants that give a chance to see how the chic in French society live.
Other Activities: Canoeing on River Canche. NOTE Golf & Watersports available at Le Touquet (18km)
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|Refundable damage deposit||$244|
*Prices may be subject to change at the owners discretion.
*Peak changeover day - Saturday.
*Off - Peak - Flexible changeover day and short breaks available.
*NOTE : Bed linen & towels NOT supplied.
*No smoking or pets.
*Full amount payable 6 weeks prior to departure.