About the property
- House1291 sq. ft.
- Half Baths3
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Character town house,Sleeps 8 with spectacular views of the Bay.(wi-fi)
LA FALAISE (120 m2) beautiful Belle Epoque town house built into the ramparts of the fortified old town of St Valery and with fine views overlooking the Baie de la Somme. Place St.Martin was chosen by Carlton TV as the setting of John Thaw’s 2nd World War drama series ‘Monsignor Reynard’ as being one of the few town squares unspoilt by modern development. La Falaise was used throughout the series as the Prefecture of Police. This property is a two minute walk from shops ansd restaurants and has spectacular views over the estuary and Baie,There is a small courtyard and garden. ACCOMODATION-Siitting room with fireplace/Tv/Dvd/HI-Fi view of bay.Dining room-Seating for 8 people .Kitchen-.Fridge/freezer.Kitchen-Hob,oven.Fridge,microwave.
1st Floor-Bathroom with bath/shower/washing machine/wc/basin..BED 1-Two single beds.BED 2-Double bed
2nd Foor-Bathroom with bath/shower/wc/basin.BED 3-Double bed.BED 4-two single beds.Seperate landing toilet.
Duvets provided .See . www.la-vie-en-rose.co.uk
This beautiful town house has a terraced garden with garden furniture and barbecue and is ideally placed for exploring St Valery and surrounding attractions. St Valery was the point from which William the Conqueror set sail for England and is still a traditional fishing port which also provides a fine Sunday market for local stallholders and others. A narrow gauge steam railway operates across the salt marshes to Le Crotoy. The town is within easy reach of beaches along the Cote d'Opal coast as well as many other places of interest.
Ground floor- Fully fitted kitchen with oven/hob//Dishwasher/Fridge
Dining room-Large dining table+additional fridge freezer.
Sitting room-Views over the bay.T/V- D V D +HI FI /Open fireplace.
First floor-Bed 1 Double bed/. Bed 2 Two single beds(view across bay)
Seperate bathroom-Bath/shower Basin/Toilet and Washing machine.
Second floor -Bed 3 Double bed(queen)/Bed 4 -2 single beds(views across bay)
Seperate bathroom,with bath /shower/Toilet and basin.
Landing -Seperate toilet.
This property is provided with duvets.
Exterior-Small garden /courtyard 80 m2 with garden furniture and barbeque facility.
Alastair +Emma Buchanan
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- Response time:
- within one day
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 13, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great views, but perhaps not to everyone's taste
St Valery is a resort overlooking the Bay of the Somme, situated at the mouth of the Somme river. There is a small beach area, but I wouldn’t describe St Valery as being a ‘seaside’ destination in the traditional sense. It’s built around a medieval town, with a historical past to match, and attracts a large tourist population in season. The town has all the essential facilities you need, plenty of places to eat and drink, and a choice of 3 supermarkets a short drive away. Parking can be a problem in season and is expensive at 10 Euros per day, but you can purchase a weekly permit for 30 Euros from the Municipal Police Office in the Town Hall, across the square from La Falaise. I’m told that ‘La Falaise’ translates as ‘the Cliff’ and it’s an apt description. An older property, it is located in the old medieval part of the town, a stone’s throw away from Saint Martin’s Church with bells to match, and perched on the old ramparts built atop a cliff. This provides great views over the bay from the rear windows, partially obscured by the canopy from some tall trees growing below; but it is a sheer drop at the rear of the property, so perhaps not for anyone with a fear of heights. The house was clean, typically French and, depending on your perspective, either quaint, charming or a bit tatty. Whatever your view, it has seen better days and could do with a bit of TLC. The living space on the ground floor comprises a small sitting room, small dining room and compact kitchen; adequate for 4, but would probably be a bit cramped for 8 on a wet day in St Valery. The bedrooms on the first and second floors are a good size, as are the 2 bathrooms. Outside space, at the side of the property, is limited and not really suited to young families or the infirm, owing to some dodgy steps and even dodgier railings. La Falaise is on the tourist route, so expect a lot of clicking cameras in season - it felt like being in a goldfish bowl at times. No issues with the holiday company who managed the let, helpful and good communication all round, and the French couple who do the end of stay clean were charming. Would we go back? St Valery - yes, this property - no.
Great house in a great location
Spoke to Alistair before we went about possibly getting into our accommodation earlier and cleaning lady was at this house when we arrived. Although she spoke no English we managed to arrange a spot on the property where she would leave the key for us.
House typically French.
Stunning to look at from the front and within a 5 minute walk to the beach.
On the edge of the village but only a 10 minute walk to the centre where all the restaurants and bars are.
The house itself has stunning views overlooking the Somme from all the back windows and the views from the front overlook the square with the church.
The house is ideal for a large party with its spacious 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.
The only downside to this accommodation were the mattresses....very old and dirty and need replacing.
Would stay here again and wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to others
Peaceful family house full of character and charm
The house exceeded our expectations in many ways: it is spacious, central, very La Falaise is an impressive family house, well-equipped, and has retained a lot of original late 19th century features like the walls and built-in wardrobes. The views over the bay or Saint Martin Church are superb, and a pleasure to wake up to every morning. The week-end flew by and we would like to come back again and longer. The owner is not only very helpful but also very kind and understanding and it is no wonder that this house is booked throughout the year!
Beautiful house and town
We had a wonderful family holiday at La Falaise during Easter 2016. The house is very comfortable with beautiful views and in a central position within the old town. It's an easy walk to the beach, estuary and town and there are plenty of local shops and supermarkets nearby. The house contains everything you need for all ages and our party ranged from 18 months to 76! The beds are extremely comfortable and the rooms also had English plugs in the bedrooms, which was very useful for the teenagers. I would highly recommend this property.
Alastair was very professional and efficient. It was easy to communicate and he was very patient with our many queries.
Stunning House and Fantastic Area
The house was superb and exceeded our expectations, with spacious and well appointed rooms. There were fantastic sea views from the living room and bedrooms.
The house was spotlessly clean and the beds were very comfortable. Whilst there were only three in our party, with two bedrooms and one bathroom on each floor, the house can accommodate the largest of families.
The beach, shops and good restaurants are within easy walking distance, not to mention the many historic buildings, including the nearby church.
We have already recommended the house and area to family and friends and, we will be booking again next year.
Super family house
Four of us enjoyed a lovely short stay during November at La Falaise, a spacious, quirky, authentic Belle Epoch house ideally situated above the river providing amazing views; binoculars are the first thing that should be packed for a stay in St Valery and this trip proved rewarding for seeing the wildlife (especially the seals) at this time of the year. A cosy welcome awaited us when we arrived at the house and although we enjoyed exceptionally bright and mild autumnal weather during our stay I would not hesitate to stay again during the winter as the heating in the house was perfectly adequate. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the parking in St Valery is free over the winter months so we were able to park the car right outside La Falaise, where it remained for our stay. We know St Valery sur Somme quite well and knew that the house would be ideally situated for all amenities, and were pleased to find that enough restaurants and facilities were open at that time of year to enable to enjoy this interesting town once again. Our booking was handled smoothly by the agent and we received our booking deposit back quickly. We hope to visit again.
LA FALAISE-Situated in the old quarter of St. Valery - sur - Somme, the house is within walking distance of shops and restaurants. There is a fantastic sea view from the rear of the property across the Bay St. Valery was the point from which William the Conqueror set sail for England and is still a traditional fishing port, On Sundays there is a fine market along the quai for local stallholders and others. A narrow gauge steam railway operates across the bay to Le Crotoy. The town is within easy reach of the fine beaches along the Cote d'Opal. Fort Mahon with the Aqualud theme park and the chic resort of Le Touquet with water theme parks are worth a visit. Top class golf courses are available nearby. Calais 90 minutes, Paris 2 hours by car.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Lettings are normally Saturday to Saturday. Prices based on 4-8 people. Ask for reduced rates from 2-4 people. A refundable security deposit of £200 is required when making a booking. Prices indicated up to eight people. Les prix indiques est pour 8 personnes Short breaks available out of season £300 (3 nights/up to eight people) Rental includes cleaning before arrival and after departure. Please enquire for rental rates for bank holiday and half term weeks during April, May and October.