Family friendy, 2 bedroom cottage in the historical Somme
About Jeffrey Bell
My wife and I have enjoyed running and letting this cottage successfully since 2003, maintaining it ourselves. We have a 5 star rating on Trip advisor from delighted guests. We currently live in Sheffield and look forward to retiring to France within the next 10 years.
Jeffrey Bell purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why Jeffrey Bell chose Hornoy-le-Bourg
This is the real France. We love the areas rural charm and wild life and also the non-commercial aspect of the area. There is abundant historical interest from the World War battle field sites and museums, plus fascinating cities and the coastal attractions all within an hours drive. Not to mention Paris, which is accessible by road or rail in a couple of hours.
What makes this Cottage unique
One of the most memorable features of the cottage is simply the charm of the building. Everyone who has visited the cottage has commented on how well it is maintained and cleaned and how comfortable and homely the property is. We have several returning guests. The log fire and an abundance of beams make it very cosy, yet it has been lovingly renovated to encompass all the trappings and comforts of modern life. There are 2 substantial, safe, level gardens to front and rear, which children love. The location is very quiet and peaceful with the nearest food shops being 5 mins away by car. The nearest small town is Poix de Picardie which is approx. 15 mins drive.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Stairs to master bedroom slippery. No toilet upstairs. Lights had to be left on all night
On your site description it states cleaning was included. In the welcome book it stated that it was not in the cleaners remit to clean the cooker ,fridge and microwave. We would rather pay a small fee for total clean than not knowing if our clean was adequate. We did not stay full 7 days because of the slippery stairs needed in the night.
We are really sorry that you did not enjoy your stay and if you had contacted us we would have recommended using the other staircase in the 2nd bedroom which has non slip treads. This is the 1st time our cleaners have waxed the stair treads on the wooden staircase and we will ask them not to do it in future.To avoid leaving lights on we provide a plug in might light. Again we could have helped you with this if you could not find it.
We only require wiping the fridge, oven and microwave if necessary and we will make that clearer in our documentation.
Apologies again for your inconvenience.
Superb cottage in a peaceful & tranquil area.
The cottage was spotlessly clean on arrival. It was extremely well equipped & we wanted for nothing. The inside& outside were very well maintained. We can honestly say it is the best gite we have stayed in & we have been holidaying in France for 40 years. It was excellent value for money. We will be returning!
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you had a good holiday. We make your happiness and enjoyment our priority. We hope to hear from you again soon.
Sue & Jeff Bell
A very well equipped and comfortable Cottage
We used the cottage as a base for touring the area on our motorcycle. we felt it was very convenient for the world war one circuit of remembrance.
We also required secure parking for our motorcycle which this cottage provided
Super gite au calme un peu petit pour 5, manque de matériels ( plats , casseroles....) de cuisine pour grosse famille : 2 adultes et 3 enfants.
On apprécie le tout compris( draps, serviettes, nettoyage qui était impeccable à notre arrivée).
Le cadre était beau et bien entretenu.
On a appréciée l'absence de WIFI et la télé satellite qui ne captait que des chaines anglaises: les enfants ont joué beaucoup dehors ..... et sans jeu vidéo.
Si vous n'avez pas de connaissances en Anglais ne pas louer ce gite toutes les instructions sont en Anglais.
Nearest beach 50 Km, 1 hour drive
Car essential, Calais 2 hours, 100 miles drive. Nearest airports Paris 2 hour, 85 miles
Food shopping in nearest town Hornoy le Bourg 2 miles.
Other shops/supermarket and restaurants in Poix de Picardie 8 miles