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8-9 and 6-7 person gites nr. Hesdin Pas-de-Calais/Somme border - La Maison Verte

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights



La Maison Verte

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.

About the property

La Maison Jaune

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

More Details

Gareth Watts
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Gareth Watts

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

Why Gareth Watts chose Tortefontaine

Tranquil setting, Lots of and. 30 minutes to so many attractions, including fantastic beaches and all only 1 hour from Calais.

What makes this cottage unique

Houses can be rented separately or together for larger parties.

Available Rentals

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Duvets and pillows are provided in the house for use with the clients' own linen. Alternatively linen can be provided for an additional €7 per bed which is not included in these rates. Similarly, towels can be provided fro €3 per person per week.
Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed by initial payment.


Tortefontaine Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very large
  • Bedroom 3 is a very large split level room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The rear of La Maison Verte backs on to the garden of La Maison Jaune but has no windows overlooking that house. Similarly, La Maison Verte is not overlooked at all. Both houses are detached and have separate entrances from the road, their own gardens and parking areas so enjoy complete privacy, but can one can be accessed from the other easily through a gate if a larger party wants to rent both houses. Both houses have their own access to the 5 acre field.


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La Maison Verte
average rating of 4.25 based on 12 reviews

French Cottage

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2008
  • Stayed: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is a great combination of peace and quiet along with lots to explore, though you do need a car to get the very best out of the area.
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Lovely country house

  • 4 of 5

Very attractive traditional country house, in a quiet location, set back from the road. Facilities in good condition and nothing missing that could be needed for a quiet get away. Gareth the host extremely helpful pre arriving (booking vets appointment for dog, reccomending restaraunts) and when at the property with good knowledge of the local area - even sends a very helpful guide to the house and area.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words
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Beautiful conversion

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome holiday

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely amazing place will definitely be booking again soon

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Perfect for a little bit of French Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tan hou for such a positive rêviez. I'm glad hou envoyer tour holiday
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Nice house / gezllig huis

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your recommendation. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope I can welcome you back some time.
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Le Molinel Café
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nempont St. Martin
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
A16, Berck
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Estaminet Andouiller, Douriez
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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


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