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Freddie Gentle

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french

Traditional French farmhouse full of charm - sleeps 13

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Overview

Buire-le-Sec Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Three bedrooms, three reception rooms, two bathrooms, kitchen + huge garden.

If you are looking for luxury and high tech - this property is not for you. What you will find here is lots of character, charm and space. We have owned this beautiful farmhouse for12 years and visit frequently. The majority of time is spent around the huge circular table that seats 12 comfortably. There is a very large log burning fire that men enjoy making and everyone enjoys sitting around. The kitchen runs alongside the dining room with a huge opening between the two, which means that whoever is cooking can still be part of the group. This works really well and there tends to be quite a few chefs in the kitchen, whilst the rest of the group relax by the fire and around the table. We deliberately have no phone or T.V. However, there is a room full of games to suit everyone. There is a large barn with a ping pong table that can be used even when it rains. There is a small pool table and also a table football. We have 5 bikes (one's a tandem). The front garden is totally private.

We can arrange evening meals on an ad hoc basis.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Freddie Gentle (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Freddie



Just a note to thank you for our week in your farmhouse in Buire Le Sec. Claire was most helpful.



We loved your kitchen/dining area and our 'adult' children really appreciated the range of equipment they could use - especially the table-tennis and the trampoline. We indulged in fresh strawberries from along the road and, on Claire's advice, went along to the village fireworks on July 14th. For a rural community, they put on an amazing display! We also explored some of the beaches and the area - and took you up on the recommendation for Brasserie de la Plage in Merlimont! With many thanks, Alison.
Jul 2014
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)
Traditional French farmhouse full of charm - sleeps 13
average rating of 4.529412 based on 21 reviews
5

très bonne adresse pour un séjour entre amis.

  • 5 of 5

Super weekend dans cette maison "bleue". Un lieu de retrouvailles entre amis ou famille idéalement équipé, poêle à bois dans la salle a manger, cuisine équipée, nombreux couchages, jeux en tout genre, et un accueil chaleureux de Claire la maîtresse des clefs !

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Excellent for children in bad weather

  • 4 of 5

The farmhouse is very well set up for children of most ages, including a large trampoline which was very popular, and subutteo, as well as lots of other toys and games. It needs a TV screen & DVD player but luckily we took our own. No wifi was a real nuisance - granted the website warns of this. The bathrooms are pretty primitive with no shower curtains, and the house as a whole is clearly lived in and well-used by the owner and their families. The kitchen is reasonably functional for simple meals, with plenty of fridge space. The beds are hard but clean - and plenty of them! It smelt musty but that might have been partly because it was so wet. I've given a 4-star rating because the house was a godsend in a week of continuous heavy rain and with three over-active children. Otherwise I would say it merited 3 stars. The location is poor, on a main road and no shops or cafes nearby. The owner is accommodating and helpful, the guardienne next door was friendly. The Opal Coast is stunning of course, and there are quite a few activities for children along from Berck to Boulogne, especially the famed Nausicaa aquarium.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well located farmhouse in lovely area

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights and explored this area of France as much as time allowed! The farmhouse is great for kids, a trampoline, loads of space for us all to spread out, a games room with ping pong table and a games room full of board games, AND a pool table! Certainly no time to miss the wifi and TV! It was lovely and hot so we had dinners outside. The farmhouse is very well equipped with everything you could need in a self catering house, thank you for letting us stay Freddie!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely Traditional French Farmhouse

  • 3 of 5

we had a very enjoyable time, staying at the lovely Farmhouse, just like what you see in the picture..we will come back again in near future.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Great for a bunch of kids

  • 5 of 5

If you have kids aged 6 upwards like us, then this is the place for you. There were 5 kids (age 6-11) and 4 adults on our trip and it was the perfect holiday home. The completely enclosed outdoor spaces are huge and the kids can run amuck with no worries. It is close to some of the best ww1 memorial sites such as Vimy Ridge with it's reconstructed trenches and the 11,000 British graves at Etaples, as well as being only 20 mins from Agincort if you fancy a bit of older war history! We found everything we needed in the house ... Along with some items that we didn't realise we needed such as the tandem ... Gave the neighbours something to smile at. Table tennis tournaments took place while it was raining. One tip is that you might want to take your own set of snooker or pool balls. There is a great half size snooker table but we could only find a few balls to play with. But Perhaps there is a set somewhere that I couldn't find. There seems to be most things you could possibly want here. It is just as described in the particulars.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much Polly for taking the time to write such a great review for us. I will try to locate the snooker balls on my next visit!
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ideal family holiday home

  • 4 of 5

The farmhouse fitted the advertised discription perfectly. It is particularly child friendly and suited our three generation family holiday with games and sport's equipment provided. We took advantage of the good weather and practically lived outside.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Le Touquet
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Buire le Sec
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Boulogne
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nampont St Firmin
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Rang de Fliers
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Berk
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Buire le Sec
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Berk sur Mer
Car: necessary

Our farmhouse is an hour's drive from Calais, 30 minutes from Le Touquet and 15 minutes from Montreuil Sur Mer.

The nearest beach (Berk Sur Mer) is 20 a minute drive. There are several other beaches within a 30 minute drive. These include Fort Mahon, Quend, Merlimont, Stella and of course Le Touquet.

There are several golf courses nearby including Nampont St Firmin, Belle Dune, Le Touquet and Hardelot.

There is a theme park called Bagatelle nearby, as well as the waterpark at Le Touquet called Aqualud.

There are plenty of places nearby for fishing.

Kayacking is available at Montreuil Sur Mer.

At Buire Le Sec itself, you will find 'Cite des Artisans' where you can buy locally produced jams, pates, etc. as well as various art work, jewellery and the like.

Abbaye de Valloires is well worth a visit. There is also the chocolate factory at Beussent.

The forest of Crecy is a 20 minute drive.

Montreuil sur Mer has a wealth of restaurants to suit all budgets.

Other Activities: kayaking, theme park, water park, high ropes

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Rates & Availability

Buire-le-Sec Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Holidays
Jul 22 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$132
From
$198
Fri,Sat,Sun
$988
 
 
Autumn Half Term
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$132
From
$198
Fri,Sat,Sun
$856
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$198
From
$198
Fri,Sat,Sun
$988
 
 
New Years Eve
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
$856
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$99
From
$132
Fri,Sat,Sun
$593
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $132

Bed linen = £10 per person.
End of stay cleaning = £50
Towels not included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Buire-le-Sec Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Please note that the baths are very small, therefore showering is preferable. The double bed and four of the single beds are not that sturdy, so please no jumping on them.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Child bed is a small double that could sleep 2 children.
  • Bedroom 3 has steep steps and not suitable for the elderly or infirm. Bedroom 3 has a very small double bed (180 x 120).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
It is a farmhouse in a rural location, so there may be the odd spider or insect and it is a very old property that is kept clean, but will not be spic and span. The baths are very small and most people shower. We want to be as honest as possible regarding details of the farmhouse. I would say that our many friends who have stayed with us over the years have found it very relaxing and have enjoyed the surrounding area which has something to offer everybody. Our pricing is very low, so that we can attract new bookings. Similar properties are charging allot more, so please take this into consideration before leaving negative feedback. However, we would appreciate any constructive criticism, so that we can improve our service.

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