Large former bakery. Large mature garden with lots of fruit trees, terrace with teak garden furniture and charcoal BBQ. 8 bikes for the use of residents, TV, DVD player, Wii, Apple tv; pool table and lots of games/puzzles;books;dvdd for when it rains. Full electric heating and wood burning stove. Well behaved pets by arrangement. Situated in the 7 Valleys area of Northern France, located between the medieval walled town of Montreuil and the bustling market town of Hesdin. Just 25 miles from Boulogne, less than 1 hour from The Channel Tunnel, but in a different world.
House in Embry, Nr. Hesdin, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France - Beautifully Renovated House Situated In The 7 Valleys Area Of Northern France
About Sarah Porter
If I said it's been a life long dream to own a house in France would you believe me? I first visited The Bakery 6 years ago; from the moment my sister in law and I walked through the door we knew we were somewhere special. I've visited every year since and am now lucky enough to own The Bakery. I am a Mum of 2, work in the legal profession but enjoy more than anything enjoy the simple pleasures in life; relaxing; good food and wine always surrounded by friends/family. I come from a big family surrounded by love and laughter. I love cycling, swimming and running; my daughter has a horse and my son is a keen swimmer and boarder! I have owned The Bakery since September 2014 and am continually investing in the house to make it even more comfortable for guests. Please come and find out for yourself ...
Sarah Porter purchased this House in 2014
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Comme ci, comme ca
We found the property to be in a poor state of repair in a number of areas and the standard of cleanliness left sometjng to be desired. Otherwise, The Old Bakery has plenty of aged character and is srt in a very quiet location.
Great getaway in scenic valley
We really enjoyed this house. It was great for a family getaway. The area is beautiful, a nice quiet valley with a little river running through it. There are places to walk and the children can also be ride bikes in the area.
The house is cozy. It is an old house and a little noisy, but we loved it. There are modern enough amenities to make everything easy.
The upstairs area has a great games area and tv room which kept the children well entertained
Beautiful period property in quiet rural setting
Enjoyed a lovely week here in July. Property was a little dusty on arrival, but being over a hundred years old this is to be expected. Everything in terms of equipment in the property has been taken care of, from vacuum cleaner to modern washing machine to more plates and pans than even the most adventurous cook could require!
The house is within the sleepy village of Embry which is very convenient for travelling to the coast (le Touquet - 40 mins) or the beautiful old towns in the area (e.g. Montreuil - 20 mins)
We had 3 under 5s with us and found plenty to keep them occupied. For example there is a lovely goat farm, (5 mins away by car), la Halte d'Autrefois, where the owner happily showed us the goats, chickens and kittens! They also sell a very soft and subtle goats cheese which is mild enough even for non goats cheese lovers!
An excellent property which I would highly recommend for a group who like a quiet (no phone signal), equipped (wifi, TV, DVD, games, great kitchen) and pretty house to get away from it all within an hour of Calais.
We arrived on Friday for a long weekend. Under an hour from the tunnel, yet set in the most picturesque rural France. Everything was ready for us, all we had to do was a short stop at the supermarket, drop our bags and the holiday began. The kitchen is well stocked with every condiment, teas, coffees etc. No need to head back out to get all those little things that are generally missing from a holiday rental. The house itself is large, and would comfortably sleep 12. The owners have renovated, yet kept all the charm and character of a typical French country building. The attention to the finer details are what make it feel like home from just stepping inside.
The setting is within beautiful grounds, and adjacent to a running stream to dip one's toes whilst enjoying a drink in the sunshine.
The walks, cycle rides (yes, even bicycles are provided!) through breath taking scenery are second to none. We had barbecues every night on the terrace.
I would recommend this venue for large groups, for walking holidays, cycle clubs to make their base, families who want to relax and spend time together, or just a group of friends who wish to chill, laugh, eat, drink and enjoy this little piece of heaven.
We shall be back, and have already booked our Autumn break! Thank you!!
at Awesome! Situated in the 7 valleys so peaceful
I am actually going back again to the Bakery next week having stayed there previously in June as my first experience was out of this world.
I have never stayed in a place where everything is to hand and I mean everything, Sarah - the owner - has thought things through to the bitter end, such a homely environment. Last time it was the summer and this time I am looking forward to sitting by the fire and experiencing the winter at the Bakery.
It is so easy to travel too, literally one hour from the tunnel and has so many rooms that a group of you can go and not Be on top of each other.
It was for me, complete paradise and I have to admit it takes me a while to unwind normally but The Bakery has a wonderful feel about it that immediately relaxes you.
I highly recommend The Bakery, it is peaceful, beautiful and so spacious. The decor is gorgeous and the games room has every game you can possibly think of; so well equipt.
So well thought out and such an awesome experience, you really must go you will not be disappointed, highly recommended.
Winter weekend break
We have stayed at The Bakery twice this winter - and both times it has been a wonderful place to spend the weekend. The house is warm - especially with the wood-burner in the dining room - which makes it a perfect place to relax around the table with friends. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious - so preparing food for a crowd is easy. The beds are comfortable, and there are loads of warm duvets and throws to make everything cosy. During the day we enjoyed healthy walks in the lovely countryside around the village. On Saturday we drove to nearby Montreuil - buying up produce from local producers in the market, and the cheese shop, and stocking up with wine from the Wine Society. We hope to return again later in the year.
Le Touquet, with its vast sandy beach, in about 20 miles away as well as Breck another beautiful large beach.
Boulogne 25 miles, Calais 48 miles.
Hesdin, Montreuil, Fruges 10 miles approx.
The local village of Hucqueliers, 6 miles, has a good supermarket, 2 bars, a restaurant, bakery and several other shops. The nearest restaurant is about 3 miles away, open most of the time.
Lots of great walking and cycling in the immediate vicinity, 8 bikes are provided (at the riders own risk). Canoeing, horse riding, wind-surfing, swimming all nearby.