House in Crecy-en-Ponthieu, Somme, Picardie, France - Near to the Forest of Crecy and 20 Minutes Drive to Stunning Beaches and Charming Seaside Towns
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About Jeanne Durant
We have spent many happy times here with family and friends, but due to busy lives and jobs don't visit as often as we'd like and would like others to have the opportunity to sample our house's enchanting atmosphere.
Jeanne Durant purchased this House in 2003
Why Jeanne Durant chose Crécy-en-Ponthieu
We bought the property because we had spent a number of happy family holidays in the region. We love this area for its peaceful rustic charm and beauty, and for its easy and quick access from the UK.
What makes this House unique
Everyone who has stayed at this house has remarked on its magical, unique atmosphere. It is the perfect place to unwind and relax and has a very distinctive charm. We fell in love with it the moment we saw it.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans la maison de Jinny
Nous étions trois familles soit 12 au total et chacun a trouvé sa place.
Encore merci pour ce moment de bonheur
Hi Jean Sebastian,
Thank you for your review you are welcome to stay any time.
Wonderfully preserved rustic home
Me and 9 friends recently stayed in this wonderfully preserved rustic home. Upon arrival it felt as though we had been dropped into a scene from a fairy tale; the house bursts with colour from flowers seemingly growing out from the bricks. Inside, the vibrant Mexican room was the ideal spot to relax over breakfast and the spacious front room come dining area, separated by the raised wood fire, was a perfect place for unwinding in the evening. What made the house particularly special was the character and individuality it gains from the photographs, books and ornaments that the owners have clearly spent time and care choosing and collecting.
There was more than enough room for all of us, with four cosy double rooms and plenty of other futons/sofa beds dotted around the place. The hosts, who were there to meet us on arrival, gave us extensive, helpful advice on the surrounding area and we never found ourselves at a loose end. The house is located in Crecy en Ponthieu, a charming, cheerful little town, content to run at a relaxed, slow pace. It was only a five minute journey from a picturesque forest walk; a twenty minute journey from the beach (with warmish water!); twenty-five from the coastal town Saint-Valery, which offered mini golf followed by mussels and chips. It was a wonderful trip, where our daily lives were forgotten; there was no pining for technology, television or social media. Needless to say, we will certainly be coming back!
Beautiful rustic house with lots of character.
I was completely bowled over by our stay in the house for what was an un-forgettable holiday. The house itself is full of character and rustic quirks. Whether it's relaxing in the Mexican room, sitting around the open fire or sun bathing in the orchard. The house has it all. The hosts were more than helpful. Even recommending things to do in the local area. One recommendation in particular, was a fantastic and reasonably priced Michelin star restaurant, 'La Cle des Champs". First class wining and dining for 30 to 40 euros a head. Top stuff! We'll definitely be booking a return stay.
Bringing in the New Year in Crecy!
A group of us stayed here to bring in the new year and couldn't have been happier about it! The house is amazing; quirky, cool and perfect for a group of mates. It was great to get away from London and the journey felt like nothing, a short hop from Dover to Calais and then a 90 minute or so drive (via a hypermache for the important provisions of vin and fromage) to the house. I
Jinny was fantastic, from advising on restaurants to patiently explaining the heating system numerous times to a group of tipsy revellers.
We couldn't have had a better time and have already booked in again for this new year - vive la crecy!
Bonjour on a passez un bon séjour . a part quelque petit fuite o radiateur . tous ses bien passer
Zeer sfeervol en gezellig huisje
Dit huisje is erg sfeervol en met alle verzamelde spulletjes erg gezellig ingericht. Een aanrader voor iedereen die door.een beetje stof en viezigheid heen kan kijken.
Special interest holidays:
Annual "Writing for Children" courses are held here in May with Alan Durant, award-winning author.
Just 20 minutes away is the charming, small fishing port of Le Crotoy, selling excellent seafood and having the only south facing beach in Northern France. On the opposite side of the Baie de Somme is St Valery, with its quayside restaurants and ancient walled city ramparts. Quend Plage, 30 minutes drive away, has stunning high dune backed beaches with cafes and restaurants in town.
Airport: Le Touquet - 45 minutes
Railway: Abbeville and Rue - 15 minutes
Ferry and Channel Tunnel - approximately one hour
Distances - driving:
Arras - 1 hr
Amiens - 45 minutes
Boulogne – 45 minutes
Le Touquet – 40 minutes
Paris - 2 ½ hrs
Eurodisney - 3 ½ hrs
Travelling in the direction of Arras are a number of First World War battlefield sites and cemeteries, well worth a visit. Arras itself is an attractive historic town, with three main squares surrounded by restaurants bars and shops. Only a 45 minute drive is the stunning Cathedral city of Amiens, with its amazing floating gardens.
A little further away is Rouen with its timber framed shopping centre and unmissable, modern cathedral dedicated to Joan of Arc set in a beautiful square.
Le Hourdel is a 30 minute drive away and has amazing wildlife with seals and a large variety of birds.