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2 Farmhouses Set Amidst Beautiful Countryside In 7 Valleys. WiFi access. - La Ferme (6 bedrooms sleeps 12 plus cot)

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

La Ferme (6 bedrooms sleeps 12 plus cot)

Master bedroom with en-suite shower room and king size bed and cot. 3 further bedrooms with double beds, 2 twin rooms. 2 further shower rooms and 1 bathroom with bath and walk in shower cubicle. Games room with table tennis. and small pool table. Large lounge with settee and armchairs and dining room table to seat 10, log burning stove, TV, DVD and stereo.Fully fitted kitchen with 6 hob range cooker with double oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, kitchen table and chairs, all cooking equipment necessary for a large group. WIFI access freely available. Cot and high chair provided.


About the property

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LA FERME is a rural farmhouse constructed in 1970's and is ideal for an extended family holiday or a group of friends. All bedrooms are large and airy. 3 shower rooms (1 en-suite) and separate bathroom. Games room with table tennis, small pool table. Secluded sun terrace and large garden mainly to grass. Three bedrooms located on the ground floor making it ideal for those with limited mobility. Large fitted kitchen. LA FERMETTE is a newly refurbished original 1830 house and retains a wealth of beams and interesting features. Large master bedroom with dressing area and en-suite bathroom. Twin bedroom has en-suite shower room and single bedroom off. Lounge with TV for FREEVIEW channels. An additional sitting room and dining room.FREE WIFI. Downstairs cloakroom and a modern fully fitted kitchen ensure everything is provided for your holiday. Sun terrace and garden.


Owner
Carole Ford
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2017

About Carole Ford

My husband and I are semi retired professionals. We bought Rainbow Farm about 14 years ago purchasing it when it came up for sale after our family had rented it for two years for our holidays. We use it very much as home and have tried to make it as comfortable and well equipped as our UK home. We frequently take groups of friends from our church for short breaks and our annual family holiday get together takes place every Summer.

We enjoy the house in both Summer and Winter. It's good to curl up, after a good French style meal, with a book in front of the log fire and our grand children love it when it snows. The garden is a delight in Summer and we eat on the terrace whenever possible. La Fermette is my husband's dream of a home and he would like to relocate it to the UK.

Carole Ford purchased this farmhouse in 2002

Why Carole Ford chose Montreuil

We rented the house for two consecutive years and when it came on the market decided that we would buy it to continue to enjoy it. We We live in Kent so its a quick and easy journey for us to get to the farmhouse. We enjoy quiet countryside and like rural French life without the hassle of a long car journey. Our kids all enjoy being able to get there cheaply and quickly and with a car full of young children there's no stress on the short journey. We are still finding things to do in the area and are never bored.

What makes this farmhouse unique

With a growing family of grand children we enjoy the space of the house and garden. We like to take groups of friends for weekends and for us the journey is so quick and easy. I do not want to spend many hours in a car driving through France to get further south to a crowded beach when the beaches on the coast nearby are fabulous.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sarah July 2012 "We have spent our holidays in gites for more than twenty years, in all parts of France, Yours comes very close to the top of the list for all amenities and comfort, and reasonable proximity to the sea".Adie "My friends and I really look forward to our annual get-together The house is spacious,, a well-equipped kitchen and six comfortable bedrooms. Lots of “extras” have been provided such as games, maps and books, making it very homely. There’s a woodburning stove for cold days and a patio with table and chairs for summer meals outdoors, so it’s always a wonderful setting for a relaxing time away.

from Tony: ...warm (even in early January), spacious and comfortable.

from Liz ...charming, comfortable, well equipped and spacious. An ideal place to relax and recharge. The traditional French village is charming and the rural setting is perfect for a restful holiday. We look forward to a return trip and would recommend it to our friends and family.
Sep 2009
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Notes

Booking Notes:
Phone or email via details below for availability. A deposit of £200 is required to secure the booking. Balance is due 6 weeks before holiday plus £200 fully refundable security deposit provided house is undamaged.

Changeover Day:
Preferred change over day is Saturday but outside high season other days considered. Short breaks also available outside high season.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the properties per week in UK pounds.
Discounts available for last minute lets and lets of 2 weeks. Reductions often available for low occupancy in La Ferme. Some prices negotiable. Please ask for details.

* For accurate rate details please contact the owner directly *


Amenities

Embry Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Family en suite bedroom with shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Situated on ground floor for easy access
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Situated on the ground floor
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: La Ferme has central heating to ground floor only and fan heaters for upstairs. La Fermette is fully centrally heated. Both houses are ideal for family use and both of the large gardens are secure and gated. Outside: Both houses have large separate gardens, gated and bounded by hedges for privacy and sun terraces, BBQs provided and paddling pool. Garden furniture, umbrellas and tables for eating outside provided. La Ferme has a garden swing seat.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

La Ferme (6 bedrooms sleeps 12 plus cot)
average rating of 4.736842 based on 20 reviews
4

Spacious and ideally suited to a family gathering.

  • 4 of 5

We spent a lovely week at La Ferme with our family to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary and to attend the Vimy Ridge Centenary Commemorations. The house is set in a beautiful garden in a very rural and peaceful area and we enjoyed sitting out listening to the birds singing.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Colin Thanks for these comments. I am glad that your special celebrations went so well and that you found the house ideal for a family gathering. It's always a pleasure to us when guests find the house exactly suits their needs.
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5

Lovely family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We booked both property's to enable my 2 daughters & their families to spend some quality time together with us. There was 6 adults & 5 children.

Our holiday started with a few delays in Dover but we expected it as it was just after the terror attacks in Manchester & London, it didn't spoil our adventure as we had planned for the delays lots of DVD's for the kids & a picnic while we sat in the queue. We actually caught an early ferry than we had booked on so all good. Once on the other side we had no problem straight off the ferry & on our way to the Farmhouse.

The directions we were given by Carole ensured we arrived at our destination without a hitch.

The property's were as described, well equipped with everything we needed, the only issue we found when we arrived was the amount of cobwebs & spiders we had to get rid of this was only an issue for my daughter as she is petrified of spiders.

There was lots of space for 3 families with 5 children under 10. They ran wild in the very secure garden. We had the weather lots of sunshine & spent lots of time in the well equipped gardens.

We had a lovely holiday in 2 beautiful farmhouses. Carole made sure that we had all the information we needed to get our holiday off to a great start. The houses had everything we needed we loved our week spent in the 7 Valleys.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We fight a regular battle with spiders as it is an old farmhouse and I am sorry that your daughter doesn't like spiders at all. It obviously did not spoil the holiday and I thank you for the 5 star rating. Children always enjoy the garden and we have worked hard to provide everything that families need - I'm glad we succeeded!
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5

A perfect picturesque Farmhouse!!

  • 5 of 5

I was a little anxious about travelling to France as the press have so many scare stories about trouble especially with migrant gangs. I saw absolutely nothing that was any problem at all.

Rimboval is a quiet village and the garden is a delight to sit and relax in listening to bird song (with a glass of wine!) We stayed in La Ferme for a long bank holiday weekend and it was ideal for a large group of friends. The owners have worked hard to provide an excellent standard of fittings and equipment and there was nothing we lacked.

I have no hesitation in recommending Rainbow Farm and hope to go again soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this review. I am glad that you experienced no problems with travelling via Calais - your experiences are the same as every other guest who has used our house in the last few years. We would happily welcome you back on another occasion to enjoy a glass of wine or even two in the garden.
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Kent
5

First class

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Rainbow Farm over a long bank holiday weekend and found it to be very clean and comfortable. We have visited on a previous occasion and the owners obviously work hard to constantly improve the quality of the house. The area is delightful, peaceful and quiet and ideal for simply relaxing with friends and good food. I am looking forward to another visit

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this review. We hope that all our guests enjoy the house as much as you obviously did.
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5

Beautfiul relaxed setting in a comfortable home fr

  • 5 of 5

The property is well suited for large groups. We had 12 and never felt crowded. The house is well equipped with plenty of seating. It has a large garden and lovely countryside to walk through. It was clean and fresh linen was provided.

It is located close to many attractions and ten minutes from a good local supermarket.

We have been twice and fully intend to return for a many more visits. I would certainly recommend it and being an hour from the channel tunnel it is easily accessible.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this great review and we look forward to welcoming you in future years. It is so good to get repeat bookings - it shows us that we are getting most things right for our guests. The easy access through the tunnel makes it a great location for families who do not want long journeys through France.
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4

Very welcoming and exactly as we had imagined.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay immensely. Found everything to our liking and loved the Games Room which we used a great deal. Kept the 6 year old very busy practicing his ping pong most days. Also did not have to worry unduly about the safely of three very active children when playing in the garden.

All information supplied was welcome and would not hesitate to recommend this property to a friend or relative.

We know the area very well indeed and would also mention that the AquaClub near Fort Mahon (which is not too far away if you go cross country) is worth a visit and is also near the beach and much cheaper than the same facility at Le Touquet.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this review. It is good to know that the games room was well used -so many guests say how good it is for less than sunny days. The garden which is large and spacious is always [popular with families.Thanks for the info about Fort Mahon - we'll try that on our next visit. Hopefully we will welcome your family or friends again.
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Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hucqueliers
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Calais
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Le Touquet
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Frethun
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
A16
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Maninghem
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Le Touquet
Car: necessary

Good walking area with many signposted routes within a few minutes of the houses. Good also for cycling. Many excllent local markets selling fish, meat and vegetables produced in the region. Many weekend markets selling bric a brac , arts and crafts and local foods Visit Montreuill for the sound and light show of Les Miserables performed on the ramparts. Excellent museum and many varied places to eat catering for all tastes and prices.

Coast/Beach:

Miles of excellent sandy beaches within 35 minutes drive with free and easy parking. Le Touquet for beach, market and shops 30 minutes drive. Good markets Aqualud in Le Touquet is a water park with an eclectic mix of flumes, slides, chutes both indoor and out.

Travel:

Rimboval is just over 1 hour by car from the Shuttle terminal at Calais and 1 hour 15 minutes from the port.

Distances:

10 minutes drive to nearest town with useful shops. 20 minutes to walled town of Montreuil and Les Miserables Son et Lumiere in Summer. Within easy driving distance for a day out to Amiens (the largest cathedral in Europe with stunning stained glass windows), Arras, Bruges, WW 1 and 2 battle fields including Ypres. Denlys Park only 15 minutes. Bagatelle 25 minutes. La Coupole and Arques Crystal factory 30 minutes. Abbey de Valloires 30 minutes, Azincourt 25 minutes. 7 valleys is an area that has outstanding natural beauty and is a bird watchers delight. Paris and Bruges for a long day out are both possibilities if you get up early.

Further Details:

Good location for commemorating ww1 battles - Ypres easy driving distance.

Carrefour supermarket, excellent boulangerie and banks in nearest town 10 minutes. Hypermarket within 15 minutes drive. Mobile shops call in village several times weekly. Large range of restaurants within 20 minutes drive. Good walking in the area and maps left at house. Chocolate factory tours in Beussent 15 minutes. Interesting picturesque watermill at Maintenay serving good lunches and snacks and selling home made bread. A real treat is a meal at Le Fournil in Coupelle-Vieille (15 minutes away) Outstanding food and wine but does not come cheap.

The cosy log burning stoves in both houses make for a good relaxing stay in the winter to simply enjoy rural France and good food and wine.

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