|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This delightful detached cottage with private swimming pool and games room is set in the lovely traditional village of Saulchoy and only a short walk to the nearby restaurant and bar. Relax and enjoy the countryside, visit the many historic sights, theme parks, golf course at Nampont (10 minute drive) and other outdoor activities or dine in one of the many local restaurants. Take a trip to the beautiful opale coast with its fine sandy beaches and resorts only 30 minutes away. Or if you prefer, relax around the beautiful pool, patio and garden area. In the games room you will find a table tennis table, pool table, darts and various outdoor and indoor games. The bakery for your fresh bread, croissants and basic provisions is a 5 minute drive. We are just 65 minutes from Calais and 35 minutes south of Le Touquet (Paris Plage). The cottage is available all year round and is as cosy and comfortable in the winter months as it is in the summer.
My husband and I have lived in France since 2006. We bought our current house and cottage in 2013 and recently finished the renovation so that holidaymakers can enjoy the cottage and surroundings as much as we do.
Mrs Irene M Entwistle purchased this cottage in 2013
The cottage is situated in a traditional French village in the beautiful countryside of the Authie valley.
It's within easy access of the Opale coast with all it has to offer. Historic sites, tourist attractions and many local places to visit plus numerous restaurants and bars in the neighbouring villages makes this an ideal holiday location.
The detached cottage with private swimming pool is set in a beautiful garden. It benefits from a games room with table tennis table, pool table, bar football, darts and numerous indoor and outdoor games.
Very conveniently you will find our local restaurant and bars within a 450 metre walk from the cottage.
We had a lovely stay at this gite. It had everything we needed and was very cosy. The swimming pool although cold was great fun and many happy hours spent in it! The garden was lovely for relaxing in and evening bbq's.
When the weather was to chilly to sit outside the games room was a great place to spend time in. Thank you to Irene and Geoff for being lovely hosts.
We had a fantastic week at the granary. Irene and Geoff were very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. The gite is spacious and comfy with everything you could need on site. The garden and pool area are perfect and the pool was a great way to cool off in the hot sun. We used the gite as a base for exploring both the local area and slightly further afield. It was lovely to come 'home' to this beautiful house. If you have children, the rooms are large enough to accommodate families and they will love the games room, garden and pool. We would definitely go back to this wonderful gite in a beautiful and accessible part of France.
'More than welcoming stay'
The owners were very welcoming, greeting us on our arrival. The wine. cheese and bread was a lovely welcoming gift (and nice to settle down to after a long drive!).
The kids loved the pool which was maintained perfectly. The Granary is approx 30 mins to the Opal Coast where we visited Le Touquet and is a very well kept beach and a nice little town to visit. Otherwise approx 1hr drive to the Somme battlefields which we visited Albert (museum made from under- ground tunnels) and the Canadian memorial in Beaumont-Hamel (battlefield of the 1st day of the Battle of the Somme), very humble place with trenches which captured the kids imaginations. We also visited Nausicaa (a very good aquarium 1hr back up towards Calais in Boulogne). We need to return just to visit the many sites that are around the area!
We've not even mentioned the games room that Geoff has created in the barn - perfect for when the weather wasn't on our side! Not only that but the extensive DVD collection that they have available more than kept the kids quiet during the evenings!
All in all we could not recommend the Granary and Geoff and Irene enough; a fantastic "shabby chic" place to stay; Geoff and Irene are a lovely couple who could not do enough for us during our stay.
Excellent base to tour the area of the Authie and Somme rivers.
perfect week in this cottage, Geoff and Irene couldn't have been more helpful. Perfect area for touring round somme and beaches etc. the cottage had everything you needed and more, ideal for all ages would definetly stay here again.
The property is ideal as a base to visit the wealth of local attractions. There is easy access to the motorway and other main roads.The attractions include the larger towns of Boulogne, Abbeville and Amiens as well as the seaside resorts of Berck and Fort Mahon.
The property itself boasts a lovely large garden with a swimming pool as well as a games room.
The gite itself is comfortable with a range of facilities such as the satellite TV and dvd, a well set out kitchen and a charming bathroom. The bedrooms are both very spacious.
All in all a very enjoyable break.
I can't say a negative word about this place. We were welcomed so warmly by Irene and Geoff, who are perfect hosts, being simultaneously friendly and discreet, and always ready to help and advise. The house is perfect, we felt so at home and relaxed there, and we all loved the pool especially the children, who were never bored. The games room was a great place for a ping pong tournament, billiards and darts.
The house is perfectly equipped, clean, and attractively decorated - and Irene and Geoff have the biggest selection of movies on DVD I have ever seen! The region is very pretty, peaceful, with lots of places to visit, and a really nice local restaurant in the village.
All in all a great place for a family holiday. I thoroughly recommend it.
Visit the Opale coast with its fine sandy beaches and many resorts a 30 minute drive.
Berck sur mer 24.6 km
Fort Mahon Plage 25 km
Quand Plage 27.7 km
Le Crotoy 28.4 km
Saint Valery 34.6 km
Le Touquet 33 km
Boulogne 63.4 km
Eurotunnel 90.6 km
Calais ferry terminal 104 km
Beauvais Airport 137.5 km
Car is recommended
Local restaurants, bars, creperies and shops are within 10 minutes drive.
Montreuil 18.7 km a picturesque town where Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables and is celebrated every year.
Berck-sur-Mer 24.6 km a classic seaside resort with fabulous beaches and a kite festival is held every year.
Abbeville 37.5 km with it's shopping centre and Neo Gothic cathedral.
Le Touquet 33 km Aqualud water park, casinos, music festivals, chic shops and restaurants.
Nearest supermarket and bank is Campagne-les-Hesdin which is a 10 minute drive. Further places of interests:
Montreuil-sur-Mer a picturesque town where Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables and is celebrated every year.
Berck-sur-Mer a classic seaside resort with fabulous beaches. A kite festival is held here every year.
Le Touquet with miles of sandy beaches, water park (Aqualud), horse-racing, casinos, music festivals, chic shops and restaurants.
Abbeville and its shopping centre and Neo Gothic cathedral.
Arras the capital of Pas de Calais and is renowned for its beautiful Flemish architecture. The town with its underground tunnels was used in WW1 as a hospital and resting place for injured allied soldiers makes an interesting visit.
Agincourt a museum offers an overview of the battle and weapons.
Lens is a newly opened Louvre gallery (annexe of the Paris Louvre)
La Baie de La Somme bordered on each side by the contrasting resorts of Saint Valery and Le Crotoy. Take a boat ride to see the seals and glorious views across the bay or a steam train ride round the bay or the three hour guided walk across the bay for the more adventurous.
Parc du Marquenterre a 200 acre bird sanctuary with over 200 species. You can walk the 6km of trails or enjoy a leisurely ride on a horse drawn carriage.
Amiens famous for its Gothic cathedral, claimed to be the biggest in Europe. The waterfront area is particularly attractive with its large selection of bars and restaurants alongside the Somme.
Visit the war cemeteries at: Etaples, Arras, Vimy Ridge, Thiepval, Albert plus the battlefields at Arras, Somme and the Menin Gate, Ypres in Belgium.
Naours (Near Amiens) is a subterranean city dating from the 3rd century and Samara a pre-historic exhibition centre.
For children - seaside towns including Berck, Merlimont, Le Touquet and Fort Mahon. The sealife centre at Boulogne, water park at Le Touquet and Hesdin, theme parks at Berck and Dennenbroecq and the maze at Buire-le-Sec.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$123|
We require £100 Security deposit to cover any damage, breakages and extra cleaning. This is refunded within 10 days after your departure as long as the property is left in the condition it is found. There will be a charge of £25 for any extra cleaning.
On a 2-week booking we offer 5% discount for 2nd week.
We also offer 5% discount on 2 person occupancy. This does not apply during the peak season.
Terms of Booking will be sent with booking form.
Changeover day is normally a Saturday but we can be flexible, please enquire.
Arrival time from 14.30 hrs
Departure time 11.00 hrs