Set back from a quiet road in the heart of the peaceful and picturesque village of Croissy in the pretty valley of the Celle (less than 10 minutes from the A16) this cottage will appeal to visitors seeking a calm and comfortable base for walking, cycling or visiting the historic sites of WW1, the cathedrals of Amiens and Beauvais, and the other atttractions of the area such as the Plan d'Eau de Canada, the underground city of Naours and Gerberoy, one of the most beautiful villages of France..
The cottage belonged to the village stonemason until my family bought it in 1972. It was modernised completely at the time, and has recently been updated from top to bottom. The bathroom downstairs has been fully refurbished and a new toilet and washroom installed between the two bedrooms upstairs. The kitchen is equipped with new appliances (cooker - electric oven, mixed gas/electric hob , fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave etc). The main living/dining room is 40 square metres with a new wood floor, new sofas, and antique dining table, chairs and sideboards, as well as TV/DVD. It has a beamed ceiling and a fine stone firepace in which a log fire can be lit in colder weather. There is a wooden staircase with banister to the upper floor. The main bedroom is a bright and spacious, with a view of the garden. There is a 160 cm bed, the usual complement of wardrobes and chests, and a table with two chairs. The smaller bedroom has two single beds 200cms by 90cms. The whole house was redecorated as part of the recent refurbishment.
There is a pretty courtyard on the east side of the cottage, with table, chairs and parasol (ideal for beakfast in the sun), and the terrace and garden on the west side is accessed by French windows from the sitting room. The terrace has table, chairs, parsol and barbecue, and is a delightful place to spend a warm evening; the garden is about 500 square metres, laid out with lawns, trees, flowering shrubs and fruit bushes. There is a swing/slide play apparatus for children. The garden is enclosed by tall hedges on three sides and secure fencing on the fourth.
The village petanque court is just outside the front
gate, with the River Celle just the other side of it.
We have been happy to welcome guests from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, who have generally come to the area to visit the Commonwealth War Graves and battlefields from World War 1.