About the property
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House in Crecy En Ponthieu, Somme, Picardie, France - Peaceful, Rural Location But Driving Distance To Stunning Beaches
The gite stands in a quarter of an acre of grounds with its own small orchard and summer house, the perfect hideaway for afternoon tea or a glass of wine. Guests can enjoy picking fresh cherries, apples, plums, black and redcurrants, raspberries and grapes in season. From the gate you look out on uninterrupted views across farmland and you are just a short stroll from the ancient forest of Crecy with its cycle tracks and walks amongst tall oaks. The house sleeps four with a double bedded room, a twin room, open plan lounge/kitchen/dining room, a shower room and a separate cloakroom. (An extra fold out bed can be provided in the main bedroom for children and teenagers.) The pretty established garden provides barbecue facilities, garden furniture, a sun deck and a selection of games (croquet, badminton, boules), as well as off road parking for up to three cars. The Summer House store room provides ample beach chairs and parasols, a wind break, beach toys, buckets and spades, frisbees, boogie boards, kites, a toddler's tent, a paddling pool. No need to cram it all in the car. The newly built decking area at the front of the house provides a wonderful sun trap where you can soak up the rays in total peace, lying back on one of two sun loungers kept inside the Summer House. If you like peace and quiet but want to be within striking distance of all amenities then this could be the house for you.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Deborah Rowles
We live just outside London and work long hours in demanding jobs so Petit Blanc provides a lovely, peaceful bolt hole that we visit every month to re-charge our batteries. We are sure it will have the same effect on you too.
Deborah Rowles purchased this Bungalow in 2005
Why Deborah Rowles chose Crécy-en-Ponthieu
We have lovely memories of time spent there with friends and family and continue to visit regularly to enjoy the peace and quiet of the village and the stress free pace of rural French life. We breathe a deep sigh of relief when we arrive and often have tears in our eyes when we have to leave. Whether it's a walk in the nearby forest, a tramp along the beach of Le Crotoy or a delicious meal of Moules Frites in one of the nearby seaside restaurants there are so many reasons to keep returning, as many of our guests do.
What makes this Bungalow unique
The gite is in such a peaceful area and yet is within easy reach of the coast, WWII sites and the Circuit of Remembrance, gardens, historical sites as well as tourist attractions and great restaurants. There really is something for all tastes.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Petit Blanc - a perfect retreat.
Lovely property in a fantastic location - central for lots of activities. Great lawned sunny garden. Petit Blanc is kitted out with everything we needed - a real home from home. Clean and cosy - lots of lovely thoughtful touches. Thoroughly recommend it!
What a lovely review, thank you so much for taking the trouble. We have tried to make Petit Blan appeal to a wide selection of guests and it certainly is in a lovely setting, peaceful and calm, but within a short drive are all the activities you need. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to perhaps welcoming you again.
Lovely last minute break
Good single story detached house in a convenient location. Very well furnished with all mod cons.
I'm pleased you found the gite suited your needs and was well equipped. Many thanks for your positive review. You are welcome back at any point.
The house was very lovely, well situated (you can reach the forest by walk), very quiet, well equiped (kitchen, garden chairs, toys, ...) but two points of attention: there is no wifi and the double bed is very small (comfortable but very small).
I am pleased you found the house to your liking and that you enjoyed your stay. Just to clarify for future guests, the double bed is actually a standard sized double bed. No bigger, no smaller. We use a kingsize quilt for extra comfort for guests but the bed is most definately a double and of a more than confortable size for two. You are right that there is no WiFi, many guests like the peace and quiet of the rural setting and there is free WiFi available within a 20 minute radius for those all important catch ups. Thank you again for your kind words.
Charmant petit cottage au calme
Cette maison est un charmant petit cottage. Decore avec beaucoup de gout, il est ravissant et tres bien equipe. Nous avons vraiment adore notre sejour (poele a bois dans le sejour, maison de plein pied, terrace tres bien exposee, beau jardin/verger, place de parking, tres calme, situee sur une petite route en cul de sac a l’oree de la foret de Crecy). L’ensemble est parfait et l'on se sent vraiment en vacances 'chez soi'!
De plus, la maison est tres bien situee pour visiter la region; avec la plupart des lieux d’interets dans un rayon de moins de 30 minutes en voiture.
Deborah est extremement aimable, prete a repondre a toutes questions pour que vous ayez le meilleur sejour possible. En bref, une location ideale!!
Le 'Petit Blanc' is located in a lovely place, piece & quiet ‘cul de sac’ road that brings you to the forest of Crecy. Nicely decorated, warm & cosy, the house really feels like home.
Lighting up the stove in the evenings & enjoying breakfast on the terrace looking at the birds was so great! We absolutely loved it!
Everything is very organised, tidy & convenient for you to enjoy your stay (plenty of information about the house & the region). The house is well equipped and there is also plenty of parking space, a lovely garden with fruit trees...
I would definitely recommend this little house to anyone that want to discover the region because it is a very quick drive to lots of key touristic attractions... and therefore would consider to stay here if I was going to come back to the ‘Baie de Somme’.
Deborah is very welcoming over the phone, very responding and helpful.
Thank you so much Deborah!
Thank you Helene for your very kind words. I am so pleased you and your family had such an enjoyable stay at the gite and it sounds as if you made the most of everything the house and area have to offer. It was a pleasure to have you there as guests and you are welcome back any time. Kind regards, Deborah
Merci à Helene pour vos très gentils mots. Je suis tellement content que vous et votre famille avez eu un séjour agréable dans le gîte et ça semble que vous avez profité de tout ce que la maison et la région ont à offrir. C'était un plaisir de vous accueillir en tant qu'invités et vous êtes de retour à tout moment. Cordialement, Deborah
Quend Plage and Fort Mahon (30 minutes drive) with their huge dune backed beaches are very special.
Berck Sur Mer is 40 minutes away by car.
St Valery, on the south side of the Somme bay, is sophisticated and cultured with a wooden boardwalk alongside the River, quayside restaurants and ancient walled city ramparts to discover.
Le Crotoy, on the north side of the bay, combines the charm of a fishing port and marina with the only south facing beach on the northern French coast.
Airport: Le Touquet: 43 km
Railway: Rue Station: 16 km
Ferry: Boulogne Sue Mer: 744 km
The nearest town is Crecy En Ponthieu (10 minutes drive), most famous for the battle of Crecy during the 100 Years War. Here you will find a supermarket, chemist, two bars, petrol, bank, hairdressers, tobacconist, butchers, brasserie, florist and the all important boulangerie for your morning croissants!
Distances - driving:
Arras - 1 hr
Amiens - 45 minutes
Boulogne – 45 minutes
Le Treport – 1 hr
Dieppe – 1½ hrs
Le Touquet – 40 minutes
Paris - 2 ½ hrs
Eurodisney - 3 ½ hrs
Abbeville - 20 mins
Activities Nearby: Sand yacht and bicycle hire, tennis and riding.
Guided walks in the Somme bay at low tide, seal watching.
Bird sanctuary at nearby La Marquenterre.
Aerial adventure in the trees and Crazy Golf at Quend Plage.
The Somme bay itself: Boat trips or walks in the bay to see the seals and explore the surroundings.
Belle Dune complex at Fort Mahon, is a resort village of pretty, pastel clapperboard cottages set around a central lake. Open to the public it offers the Aquaclub swimming pool – indoor/outdoor heated pool with wave machine, jacuzzi and giant water slides.
Marquenterre Ornithological Park: the Somme Bay nature reserve. 300 hectares of sand and mud-flats that the sea covers twice a day.
The Bird House: (Maison de l’Oiseau) bird centre - a unique place for information and bird-watching. Abbey De Valloires Gardens: on the banks of the River Authie, a magnificent landscaped garden containing over 5000 varieties of rose and rare shrubs, laid out at the foot of a Cistercian abbey.
The Somme Bay Railway Line: 16 km-ride in an old steam or diesel locomotive train across the salt-meadows.
The Naours Caves (refuges transformed into a town beneath the hills). Etaples Sur Mer with its fishing museum, the spectacle of the bay itself invaded by the sea when the tides are particularly strong, and its floating hunters huts.
The theme park of Bagatelle( near Berck Sur Mer) is 40 minutes away by car.
Abbeville with its shops, restaurants and hypermarket.
Amiens: Capital city of Picardy is a bustling university town that was once home to Jules Verne. Its awe-inspiring Gothic Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the jewel in the crown of Picardie's many historic towns with world-class cathedrals or châteaux. It is an interesting city to wander around with plenty of opportunity to shop and eat, with an interesting old town area on the river.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Gas, electricity, water, cleaning included. The first basket of logs is included, after that we operate an 'honesty box' at 5 euros per basket. Changeover Day: Changeover day is usually Friday (sometimes negotiable – please do ask) and the gite will be available from 3pm. Checkout is 10am on the day of departure. Notes on prices: All beds have duvets. NB: The double bed has a kingsize duvet and takes a double base sheet. Linen can be hired at a cost of £15 per bed to cover laundry charges or guests can bring their own bed linen. Towels are not provided. Guests are advised to bring their own.