|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Tastefully converted outbuilding giving ample accommodation for 6-7 people with all the comforts of home and a large covered veranda to enjoy a glass of wine in the French countryside.
Exposed beams throughout with the upstairs bedrooms in particular being a character feature.
We have 2 cottages set in the 7 valleys area on the border of Pas-de-Calais and Somme offering everything you could want from a holiday. Only 1 hour from Calais. The properties have been tastefully restored to provide spacious, quality accommodation while retaining their rustic charm. In the peaceful Authie valley in over 5 acres of land. Wonderful beaches are 30 mins away. Numerous fantastic restaurants, leisure facilities and places of interest are all within easy reach.
House 1 comfortably accommodates 8, a Z bed can accommodate another person.
House 2 comfortably accommodates 6 with a Z bed for 1 more person.
Each house has its own access, garden and parking area and neither overlooks the other ensuring privacy.
The properties can be rented separately or together.
Short Breaks: At Peak Periods, all bookings must be for whole weeks with a Saturday changeover. Where a mid-week or weekend price is shown, shorter breaks can be offered during these periods.
Comments from Our Previous Guests: 'We had a lovely time.' - Paul from Castleford
'We love the house.' - Theresa from Newport
'Thank you for the welcome gift of wine and stuff, it was really nice and much appreciated. We had a wonderful week in your house, it is very comfortable and well equipped, in a beautiful setting. We explored the land but never found the well! We also had a great laugh playing scrabble with 18 E's.' - Kim from Harrow
' We enjoyed our holiday although some days it was too hot for us, typically British – always complaining about the weather! We thought the house was in a beautiful setting and the sitting room was very comfortable.' - Cath from Loughborough
'Thanks very much. The weather was a bit unseasonal, but it did not spoil our holiday too much. The accommodation was superb and we enjoyed it very much.' Iain from Wigan
'We had a fantastic holiday. We love the area.' -Sarah from Coventry
We first visited this area around 1990. We have been going back for long weekends or family holidays every year and finally decided to buy our property as we love this part of France so much. It offers so much for all ages.
Gareth Watts purchased this cottage in 1995
Tranquil setting, Lots of and. 30 minutes to so many attractions, including fantastic beaches and all only 1 hour from Calais.
Houses can be rented separately or together for larger parties.
Lovely comfortable house in a beautiful peaceful setting, a good base to explore the surrounding countryside. The owners supplied a lot of information about things to see and do along with good directions to all local places of interest. My husband and I enjoyed the slow pace of life but our children (age 14,12 and 8) did find it a bit quiet and we did have to do a lot of driving to get anywhere. We also found it difficult to find somewhere nice to eat as many restaurants were closed during the week even in the towns. It wasn't too much of a problem as it was lovely to eat at home in the picturesque surroundings. All and all it was a good holiday but maybe not the first choice for teenagers.
This is a lovely quiet property in the Authie valley. Beautiful bedrooms especially the master bedroom . The tv and wifi both worked perfectly if you need that sort of thing and all the other equipment was clean and functioning . There is lots of natural light in the rooms which stayed cool when it was hot outside and there are great views of the stars on a clear night. Hesdin, Crecy and Montreuil are not far away and the coast is less than an hour. There is a local bar 100 metres away and the locals are quite happy to welcome you to what is a basic estaminet. The owner was very communicative and helpful and all in all we had a wonderful few days in a very rural setting.
Absolutely amazing place will definitely be booking again soon
Just returned from a 3 night stay in this amazing cottage in a lovely part of France. The help and guidance that is given to you by the amazing owners really does play a part in your holiday, used a lot of their tips which helped us find some great places in the area. The cottage itself is lovely, really clean and well stocked with toys and books, plenty of room for a family of five and the outside terrace is perfect on an evening whatever the weather. Will 100% be returning very soon with more friends and family.
Een gezellig en sfeervol huis voorzien van alle gemakken. Een aanrader als je in deze streek van Frankrijk een vakantiehuis zoekt. De omgeving staat bekend om de. Vele rommelmarkten, maar je kunt er ook mooie fietstochten maken.
We stayed there with our whole family, as we booked both cottages so the family and children were able to go between the two and because it was very secure, they were able to roam freely and have fun!
The cottage was clean and bright and the upstairs bedrooms were very large and spacious. We didnt have very good weather for August, so a car is definately needed to get out and about. We had a powercut on one of the days that we also had a storm so it was quite exciting for the children to be sitting in candlelight listening to the rain/thunder! T
The front porch was a god send and we sat the whole family round the table for dinner and the children had the smaller table, Ideal! We played games there, great conversations and drank the very cheap wine from the supermarket - heaven!
The beaches of Le Touquet & Le Bereck were fantastic and so clean, with lots for the children to do. We did attempt Paris for the day - but it was a very long day, in total a 4 hour train journey and 60 min car ride, so we didnt really get to see too much but if you did want to go then maybe stay overnight to get the best out of the Paris sites.
The correspondence that we had with the owners was first class and they have been extremley helpful all round. It certainly isnt the place for a fun filled non stop holiday, but a more relaxing, calm and restful one!!
Only one little moan, the freestanding shower didnt drain very well and you tended to paddle whilst showering! But on the whole a little gem!
In a hamlet in one of the beautiful '7 valleys'. Quietly soak up French culture or use as a base for:
Huge, golden beaches (15miles) with Berck a centre for sand & kite surfing.
Kids - Bagatelle amusement park (30min), Aqualud water park (40min), 5+ acre field around the house.
Numerous golf courses.
The river Authie (200yards) renowned by anglers for salmon and sea trout.
Cycling through the Villages Fleuris - stop and buy produce direct from farms.
Shopping - Le Touquet's designer shops(40min), 'Venice-like' Amiens (1hour), the shopping centres by the chunnel (1hour), Paris (2.5hours), market towns of Hesdin (10min), Rue (20min) and Abbeville (30min)
Historic sites - the battlefields of Crecy (5min), Agincourt (30min) and The Somme (1.5hour), the military cemetery Etaples (30min), the secret city at Arras (50 mins.) and the abbey and gardens at Valloires.
Music - Le Touquet's music festival, the Sons et Lumieres 'Les Miserables' Montreuil (15min).
Great restaurants abound.
Other Activities: Sand surfing, kite surfing, historic sites, food and drink
Golf: Nearest course Nenpont St. Martin
Many courses around Le Touquet