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Self Catering Accommodation Sleeps up to 12 people 50 km from Calais

Bedrooms 4
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Converted farmhouse in Herly, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. - Quiet Village Location 50km from Calais

"19" is a tastefully renovated fermette. The original barns and stables of the farmhouse have been converted into spacious fully self contained holiday accommodation.

Ideal for families, packages can also be arranged for groups and for special occasions

The gite can sleep up to 12 people in 4 en suite rooms Each room has a single and double bed with space for the addition of a cot if needed.

The living area includes a spacious lounge, fully equipped kitchen and laundry. The enclosed garden is safe for young children and includes a patio, decking area and BBQ.

A welcome pack of essentials is provided for all self catering guests but if you need something in particular please let us know and we will try our best to obtain this for you.

A continental buffet style breakfast and a three or four course evening meal which includes all drinks, can be provided at an additional cost, when the owners are on site and must be requested at least 24 hours in advance.

Packed lunches and lighter options are also available on request.

Bread and croissants can be pre ordered from the local boulangerie and delivered fresh to your door each morning.


All rooms are on the ground floor and have ramp access but the en suite bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible.

House rules:

The rooms are non smoking (smoking is allowed outside) and sorry we are unable to cater for pets with the exception of assistance dogs.

Children must be supervised at all times around the porperty and when using the outdoors equipment

Guests are asked to avoid entering the chained off areas around the property.

Quiet time is between 10pm and 7am

Local shops, bars and restaurants are within easy reach but due to it's rural location, a car is essential.

More Details

Property Manager
Jan Forster
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Jan Forster

Originally from Kent, Jan and Geoff have spent many holidays in France and having fallen in love with the French way of life, finally decided to buy their dream house.

Jan and Geoff look forward to welcoming you to their beautiful French home

Jan Forster purchased this farmhouse in 2017

Why Jan Forster chose Herly

For many years we just passed through Northern France en route to our holiday destination,until one year we decided to stay. Since we have never been anywhere else. This beautiful area of France, often overlooked has so much to offer and we hope that you will fall in love with it too

What makes this farmhouse unique

The village of Herly is rural enough to ensure that you have a peaceful and relaxing break but close enough to civilisation to not feel too remote

Guestbook comments from the manager

We were very pleased to be your guests and would happily return to see you again. You are really good hosts in that you are unobtrusive for most of the time but always there if you are needed for anything. We wish you every success, and look forward to seeing you both at some time in the future!
May 2015
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Herly Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 2 - toilet , shower , The toilet and shower room are seperate
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , The toilet and shower room are separate
    Shower room 3 - toilet , shower , The toilet and shower room are separate
    Shower room 4 - toilet , shower , The toilet and shower room are separate
  • Towels are provided and a baby bath and changing mat is available for our youngest guests
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Room for a cot if needed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Room for a cot if needed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Room for a cot if needed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Room for a cot if needed
  • Each room can accommodate 3 people and there is room for a cot if needed. Each room has tea and coffee making facilities. All bed linen is provided. The bedrooms are situated in a converted stable block and open out onto a covered veranda which overlooks the enclosed garden
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
The owners live on site in separate accommodation. There are times when they may return to the UK but they are always contactable if there are any problems


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Self Catering Accommodation Sleeps up to 12 people 50 km from Calais
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews

Very warm welcome with very comfy bedrooms. Ideal for a large group like ours.

  • 4 of 5

Very spacious accommodation. Welcome pack was very nice surprise. Owner was friendly, helpful and welcoming. Children were well catered for. Really appreciated so many bathrooms & w.c.s this was the key point that made us book this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazingly spacious and well decorated - lovely garden and plenty for kids

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at 19. Plenty of places to visit, beaches are brilliant, or a quiet getaway if you're inclined. Highly recommend this place for families!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay in a peaceful area of northern France

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely self-catering property for three days during August 2017. There were 10 of us in total - 6 adults and 4 children, and there was more than enough space for us all. We had a lovely, relaxing stay (despite the weather) and the property was very cosy and well-kept. Jan and her husband were very helpful and accommodating, and their cat and dog were a big hit with the kids!! It's a great spot if you're not venturing too far into France. We visited Agincourt, Montreuil, Le Touquet and St. Omer - all within a half hour drive or so. I'd thoroughly recommend this property for large groups looking for somewhere pleasant to stay in northern France.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Richard for your lovely review It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and we are glad that you had a good stay despite the weather! We hope to see you again in the future
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Interesting property, rural location, great w/e

  • 5 of 5

An interesting property, full of character and steeped in history, in a remote rural location. A great setting for a long weekend for three generations of our family.

The former stables have been converted into four identical ensuite bedrooms, each with a double and single bed, opening on to a covered verandah facing the garden (with trampoline, sandpit and patio), and a field of cows beyond. The verandah is open on one side to the garden. And a great place for young children to play on scooters etc., even if it is raining.

The bedrooms were each separately lockable, and although accessed from a covered verandah and covered walkway from the living / dining space were not quite in the same building. My wife and I didn't feel comfortable with our young children sleeping separately from us given the rooms are not internally connected, so we slept separately, each with a child. A door between two of the rooms would be a helpful modification from our perspective!

At the end of the verandah the barn has been converted into a large living / dining space with a sofa area (complete with TV), and two separate dining tables. It is ornately decorated with tapestries and coats of arms on the walls, and furnished with various sideboards and a drinks trolley. At the end a kitchen and separate utility room are well-equipped: gas oven and hob, additional electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, double sink, washing machine, dryer, fridge, additional large fridge freezer, etc.

Although remote, Herly provided a good base for cycling on the many nearby quiet roads and for exploring nearby places. Here’s a brief summary of the places we visited in case of use to future visitors.

• Le Touquet – a lovely upmarket seaside town with many nice restaurants, 45 mins drive away, recommend Le Matisse for lunch.

• Boulogne’s aquarium is well worth a visit - great wet weather plan ;.

• Montreuil, a delightful old city – recommend Le Pot du Clape

Mike and Patsy were delightful hosts: caring and attentive but gave us our own space. They provided a lovely welcome basket (sparkling wine, cake, croissants, milk, orange juice, biscuits, freshly laid eggs) and were a fount of local knowledge for any questions we had. They kindly provided age-appropriate toys for our young children which was much appreciated.

Our thanks to Mike and Patsy for being such great hosts, and for a lovely long weekend. We had a very enjoyable and memorable visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is an amazing review, we are really delighted to read it . Thank you Justyn and family, you were the perfect guests, Regards and Best Wishes Mike and Patsy
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Fantastic place for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

A party of four of us have recently spent a long weekend (3 nights) here, and what a place it is! Most importantly, everywhere was spotlessly clean. The refurbishment of the living area and bedrooms has been done to a very high standard, and there's everything to make our holiday comfortable. The big garden is suitable for children of all ages, there's an undercover games area, a barbecue, and verandahs at the front and back. The relaxation area with the big sofa and armchairs has a big TV with hundreds of English channels, and a huge log burner (everything needed was supplied). The kitchen has a full-size double sink, microwave, coffee machine (with pods supplied), toaster, dishwasher and plenty of cutlery and crockery. The utility room contains another (larger) fridge-freezer, washing machines, tumble dryer, iron, trouser press - the list seems endless!

The four bedrooms are completely separate to the living area, and each has its own toilet and shower (very powerful and with endless hot water). The beds were really comfortable and the rooms were quite spacious.

The location is superb too - right in the countryside, reasonably close to Calais, but not too far from fast roads. We visited Le Touquet, Boulogne-sur-Mer, we fell in love with Montreuil and a couple of their restaurants, and it's only about 10 minutes to Hucqueliers, where there's a boulangerie, supermarket (with 24-hour petrol), and an Auberge restaurant (English-speaking owner).

The owners, Mike and Patsy, were superb hosts. Nothing was too much trouble for them - Mike helped me with lighting the log burner, answered my endless questions about "where is the nearest..." and "can you recommend..." There was a bottle of Champagne as part of the welcome too, and biscuits, instant coffee, tea... and Mike asked us if we'd like him to get anything from the local shop so it was ready for when we arrived (at our expense, of course)!

A note of caution - if you are visiting during the colder weather, as we did, keeping warm is a bit challenging. The bedrooms each have an electric fan

heater, and the living area has two electric radiators as well as the log burner. However, once in bed under the duvets, we were all as warm as toast.

We all had a great time staying here, and we thoroughly recommend it. There is so much to see and do in this area of France, I've no doubt that we will be revisiting Mike and Patsy again. We wish them continued success - they thoroughly deserve it

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julian, Thankyou for the wonderful review you gave us! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here! You were the perfect guests and we would love to have you back in the future! All the very best , Mike and Patsy Allan
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Lovely, relaxing break after Eurodisney trip

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, spacious, beautifully decorated farmhouse for a relaxing family holiday. Very thoughtfully, the owners had left plenty of activities for the children - games, trampoline, purpose-built sand pits. This was more comfortable than most other French gites we have stayed in.

Owners were warm and welcoming but gave us the space we needed.

Super value for money - typically French style with British comfort!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
68 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
26 Kilometres
AA Saint Omer Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
36 Kilometres
Le Touquet
Car: necessary

Within easy reach of Calais (approx 1 hours drive), Herly is the ideal centre for an overnight stay, a short break of longer holiday. Situated on the edge of The Seven Valleys, this is a charming area and remains remarkably unspoiled. With its fine Opal Coast, charming villages, historic battlefields, including those of Agincourt and The First World War, The Seven Valleys is also an ideal centre for fishing, walking and cycling. With so much to do there is something for everybody


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $132.47

The security deposit if fully refundable within 5 days of departure date provided no damage has occurred to the property or it's contents.
We do ask that guests leave the property in a clean and tidy state A cleaning fee of £50 will be charged if the property is not left in a clean and tidy state.

Check in time is after 3pm and check out time is 11am. If these times are not suitable please let us know and an alternative arrangement can be made

Self catering:
£100.00 non refundable deposit at booking with the remaining balance plus £100.00 security deposit payable 4 weeks before arrival date
If booking less than 4 weeks from arrival date payment in full and £100 security deposit payable on booking

Payment for meals on departure in euros

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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