Only 50 mins drive from Calais Eurotunnel this large rustic, family house with lots of living space, full of character with welcoming & comfortable atmosphere. Ideal for everyone, young children, teenagers, groups of friends. Sleeps 14, 2 bathrooms, large dining & living room with gorgeous log fireplaces. Vast, secluded garden with loads of activities: Badminton, Table Tennis Trampolining, Bar-be-Cuing, Boules, Sunbathing, Biking (7 bikes supplied). 35 minutes drive from the extensive beaches of the chic sea side resort of Le Touquet, 20 mins drive from the historic town of Montreuil sur Mer with it's fabulous castle & fortified wall walk, market square, cafes & restaurants & 30 mins drive from Bolougne with it's famous old town, port & tourist attractions such as Sea World. Other super things to do locally: Horse Riding, Brocantes (car boot sales), visiting Ypres First World War Museum, Le Sommes' First World War sites, the medieval town of St Valerie sur Somme & of course it's many Golf courses!
House in Wicquinghem, near Montreuil, Pas de Calais. Peaceful Location Surrounded By The Beautiful French Countryside & Only 35 Minutes To Le Touquet Beach
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- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 14, 2018
About Geraldine Waring
We are two school friends from London, now retired, who decided to join forces in 2003 to buy our apartment off plan because we loved the area. In 2006 it was completed and we've enjoyed some wonderful times, especially the warmth of off season while the UK is still a bit chilly! When the apartment was complete Joanna was working in London as an interior designer so it has been decorated to a high standard and artistically arranged which we are always adding to with locally bought things giving the authentic Spanish feel. It has been a very successful venture as we, friends and families have enjoyed our stays in Costalita a great deal, getting to know the Costa del Sol and wonderful Andalucia further afield. And most of all enjoying the sunshine. The French House is owned by Geraldine
Why Geraldine Waring chose Wicquinghem
I bought a property in this location because it is easy to get to from London only 3.5 hours door to door using the tunnel. I love the house and garden. Pretty village and surroundings. It is peaceful yet near the coast and fashionable seaside town of Le Touquet. There are lots of excellent local markets. lots to do in the area, horse ride, golf, tennis, sand sail, sailing club, kite flying. There are dedicated cycling routes and good running routes. I like France the people, restaurants, way of life. Our village is quite yet near shops and other town. Three hours drive to Paris, one and a half to Lille, 30 minutes to Bolougne.
What makes this House unique
The house is spacious. Beds comfortable. Open log fire, wood burning stove. Large patio out door eating. Bar b q Badminton Trampoline Table tennis Pool table Table football Everyone comments as to how nice the house feels, good atmosphere there. Great for large groups of people, families or groups of friends. Great place for children
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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Lovely, well appointed house with a very big garden. Ideal for large families.
We are a family of 16 and thoughly enjoyed our stay in this large house in the country. The owner, Geraldine Waring, who usually meets guests at the house, was on holiday when we arrived, but her son Luc met us and showed us around. The garden is probably about 2 acres and was great for grandchildren and adults alike. We made use of the undercover BBQ every evening rather than going out, but there are eating places not too far way.The good weather and the very peaceful surroundings made our stay really enjoyable. If you want to visit a beach, then be prepared to drive for about 45 minutes and if the sun is out you won't be disappointed. All in all a lovely place to stay.
Fantastic family christmas
The house was lovely, with a good amount of space for 14 family members, quiet spaces and fun filled rooms. The open fires were wonderful, especially for a wet and cold Christmas and once we had decorated with Christmas trees, table decorations and stockings it was truly lovely. There were enough beds for all, although the 'girls room' was a little loud and full of laughter with 3 teenage/20 something occupants!
We did make it to Le Torquet boxing day where we were rained off the beach after a brusque stroll but the restaurant nearby made up for it with hot chocolates! so much so that we returned the next day for a delicious lunch of 'Moules et Frites' We all had such a great time we are even talking about re-doing it all again in the summer! Our sincere thanks to Geraldine for such a great stay.
Fabulous house with lots to do!
Brilliant place to totally unwind. House very comfortable. Loved the log fire in the evenings.
Great family property
This was a return visit for us, five adults and five children, ranging in age from 7 to 70's. The house is very roomy and comfortable and well equipped to cater for that number of guests, and we never felt the need to go too far afield as there is so much to do at the house and in the garden. We did make several trips to the beautiful sandy beach at Merlimont (about half an hours drive away through very pretty countryside) which was great. We also enjoyed a trip to the chocolate factory in Beussent.
The well stocked supermarket is conveniently situated about 15 minutes drive away. All agreed it is a great place for a family holiday which suits all ages.
Thank you so much and a pleasure to have you stay at the house. I am always trying to improve the facilities and activities available so appreciate your positive testimonial. Yes the chocolate factory is a good visit and eating them more fun! Hope to see you again next year... warmest regards, Geraldine
Fantastic French Retreat
Fantastic stay in Wicquinhem again! This is our second stay here and once again we loved it. Large and spacious to fit all of us in, lovely roaring fire, large kitchen area and outdoor area, the kids enjoyed the extensive garden and trampoline - it proved perfect for the Easter Egg hunt! We were made very welcome again.
You are welcome anytime and I'm so pleased the house did you well the second time. It's a pleasure to have your family stay at the house and look forward to seeing you all again.
We have just spent 5 days over Christmas and had an amazing time. The house is ideal for a family holiday with plenty of space. The kitchen is very well equipped and the oven is huge. There is plenty of seating in the lounge with big comfy sofas and an open fire. The garden is a great space and the house is in a rural location but only half an hour from Le Touquet which has a lovely beach. The bedrooms are all a good size and one has a pool table which was a welcome addition. Overall the house is rustic and very welcoming, as was the owner. Would thoroughly recommend.
Beaches 35 minutes drive away.
Le Touquet, Berke, Bolougne, Wimereaux, Hardelot
Nearest airport Le Touquet planes fly from Lydd in Kent and private planes.
Eurotunnel 50 minutes. Calais ferry port 1 hour.
Car essential or you can arrive on bike from the Eurotunnel or Ferry there is a nice country route 39 kilomentre
nearest village and Carrefour 2 miles
Montrieul sur mer 20 minutes, Le Somme 1 hour, Amien an hour and a half, Monet's Garden 2hours 40 minutes.
Carrefour is two miles away in Hucqueliers, there are a few local shops and banks and 2 cafes, the post office hairdressers, pharmacy, doctors all in the village of Hucqueliers 2 miles away. The Marie(town hall) looks like something from back to the future.
Lille and hour and a half
Etaple train station to Paris
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: House is available at all time. £300 non returnable deposit is required to reserve your week. Full balance required 5 weeks to date booked. Rental payment is made by bank transfer to supplied account by owner. Changeover Day: Change over day is flexible although Saturday to Saturday preferred. Notes on prices: Weekend and shorter rentals prices on application