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Beautiful traditional farmhouse in picturesque village with free unlimited wifi

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Raye-sur-Authie Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

4 bedroom farmhouse, quiet location, enclosed garden, lots of character

The Old Bakery is a traditional ‘fermette’ situated in a small village with the river Raye running through it. It is surrounded by a large garden on a no through road. It has a spacious farmhouse kitchen with large dining table with enough room for 8 to sit comfortably around it. The lounge has a large open fireplace built of local stone and French windows opening onto a patio area. The house is set within spacious gardens which offer plenty of sunny and shaded spots. The large, south facing patio to the rear of the property makes an ideal area for al fresco dining.

There is a mini market and chemist approx 2 kms away in the village of Le Boisle. The pretty market town of Hesdin is about 10 mins drive and has all the supermarkets and shops you would need. There are plenty of bistro’s and places to eat, and Thursday is market day, when the town is busy and bustling with visitors and locals alike all buying their local produce

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Katy Madkins
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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About Katy Madkins

We bought this house in 2008 as a peaceful retreat for our family, to have quality family time away from the stresses of modern life.

Katy Madkins purchased this farmhouse in 2008

Why Katy Madkins chose Montreuil

We loved this property from the first time we saw it on the Internet. It is in such a peaceful location in a lovely little village. We love spending time there, where our kids don't have all the distractions of home. We have spent lots of time playing board games and on the games tables with them and watching films together. It's just like a good old fashioned childhood!

What makes this farmhouse unique

This really is a 'get away from it all' experience. Even if you only spend a couple of nights there, you will come away feeling like you have had a holiday!


based on 24 traveler reviews

Beautiful traditional farmhouse in picturesque village with free unlimited wifi
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 24 reviews

séjour reposant

  • 5 of 5

nous avons passé un agréable séjour, très ensoleillé et reposant. La location est spacieuse, idéale pour les grandes familles. Les enfants étaient très content de jouer dans le jardin et avec tous les jeux qui étaient à leur disposition. La vaisselle est propre et la literie agréable. Le village est très calme et proche de la mer (moins de 45 mn).

la TV est en anglais mais peu importe car l'important était de visiter la région.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nice stay at the Old Bakery

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the old bakery, the house is nice and well equiped and the front and back yard are very enjoyable for all the family. The children had lots of fun with all the games, ping pong, air hockey, badmington, just to name a few !

I recommend it without hesitation, we had a great time :)

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Lazy Summer Holiday in France

  • 5 of 5

What a great place. Large grounds so kids just ran around and tired themselves out. We enjoyed BBQ evening meals and French wine on the patio.

Loved it, thanks

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Very Nice Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two nights and it was a fantastic place to have a very relaxing holiday. There is lot of space in the house and the garden and perfect for a family holiday, with children. The village where this house located is very peaceful and situated within easy drive from Calais. The owners were very responsive to our queries from the start of the process. We probably will consider this holiday home for another longer holiday again.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your break and look forward to welcoming you back another time. Katy and Steve.
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The Old Bakery

  • 5 of 5

We found the house to be in a very tranquil setting. Having such a nice garden added to the enjoyment. As we had a mix of weather we were very glad of the wood burner to make our evenings cosy. It is a very convenient base from which to explore the Somme coastal area. We appreciated Diana's friendly visits .We would certainly like to visit the Old Bakery again.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Friendly style for a relaxing holiday

  • 4 of 5

There were 6 adults in our group. Plenty of room both in the house and in the garden (the only issue was that we could have done with a 2nd toilet/shower). The house was clean and tidy, with everything we needed. The village is quiet, and it was nice to play boules on the village green with some local lads.

We were in need of time to chill out and relax, so we enjoyed late breakfasts in the house (after a visit to the many boulangerie's nearby); a trip out with a slow lunch in a brasserie in one of the towns in easy reach; then either some time on the beach, rummaging around a market, wandering around a historic town or just going for a walk.

We did a trip to Boulogne and thought the aquarium an excellent destination. Fort Mahon was a great beach, and we enjoyed St. Valerie.

The restaurant in Doritz was interesting and we enjoyed both our visits. The information given to us prior to arrival (and with copies in the house) helped to plan what we lazily wanted to do.

Would definitely recommend this property to a friend or family member, and given it's easy reach from Calais, we could see us returning for some more "re-charging of the soul" at a future date.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and found it as relaxing as we do. Hope to see you again soon.
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Le Touquet
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Chez Nathalie
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Fort Mahon Plage
Car: necessary

Raye Sur Authie is a small village set in the picturesque 7 valleys region of Pas-de-Calais. The nearest town is Hesdin which is a traditional market town with a cobbled market square, and plenty of bistro’s and shops. The largely unspoilt coast is within 40mins drive and includes Le Touquet, Fort Mahon, St Valery-sur-Somme and Le Crotoy. The war graves are all accessible for those interested in the history of the wars, and there are several towns of architectural interest within easy reach, such as: Montreuil-sur-Mer and Arras.

Other activities available include; water parks, (AquaLud, Aquaclub de Belle Dune) theme parks (Bagatelle, Denly’s, Eurodisney, Parc Asterix), golf courses, horse riding, go Karting.

There is also a new swimming pool with indoor and outdoor heated pool open in Hesdin which also has a 6 lane ten pin bowling facility. Very reasonably priced.


Rates & Availability

Raye-sur-Authie Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Half term
Oct 22 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Half term
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
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May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
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Jun 3 2017 - Jul 7 2017
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Jul 8 2017 - Jul 21 2017
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Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $183

- October to March: First 200 units of electricity are free per week, then additional charge of 15 cents per unit used. To be deducted from refund. Avg approx. £30 - £60, per week, depending on use. We require guests to text us with a reading when you arrive and again when you leave.
NB: For bookings of less than 1 week guests are required to pay €70 on arrival for cleaning.

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Raye-sur-Authie Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • White bathroom suite. Heated towel rail.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
  • There are 2 double, 1 twin and 1 bunk bed room. Three of the bedrooms have TV with DVD players in, and the twin room also has a playstation 2. There are drawers and hanging space in all the bedrooms. For winter bookings there are electric radiators in the bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and hallway.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
The house is our family retreat and so has various toys / games / DVD’s and videos. Feel free to use them. There are a number of sets of boules available, a set of 8 in a silver case, and three sets of 3. There are boules rules in the silver case. We tend to play on the pathways in the square. Go right out of the house, turn right at the end and the square is on the right. There is a TABLE TENNIS TABLE TOP,a POKER TABLE TOP and a POOL TABLE in the house for your use. There is also a goal post and badminton net available in the garden.

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