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Charming Detached Cottage in Picturesque Farming Village

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Last updated: 07/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our beautiful cottage is a spacious 18th century fermette, combining character with a modern kitchen, bathroom and full gas central heating.
Set in its own grounds the cottage has a large enclosed courtyard and garden furniture perfect for lazy lunches and warm summer evenings. There is also a pretty front garden and a field at the back both with views to rolling countryside. If you enjoy walking in beautiful countryside, cycling along quiet country lanes, exploring historical places and visiting sandy beaches then this area is for you.
If you enjoy playing golf, Embry is 30-40 minutes away from at least five excellent golf courses. Agincourt with its family friendly visitors centre is about 10 km away, and the battlefields of the Somme are within easy reach. La Couple, constructed in 1943 is now a history centre with presentations on the occupation of Northern France. Nearby towns: Montreuil Sur Mer is a 20 minute drive away with much to enjoy in the historical streets. The town is on a small hill. A delightful walk around the ramparts gives fine views across the surrounding countryside and the river, with the sea in the distance. It is a town that oozes character, with the cobbled streets and old houses linking small squares. Once home to Victor Hugo the town is the setting for Les Miserables, which is acted out around the town during the summer evenings.
Situated 10 miles away Hesdin has an impressive central cobbled 'Grande Place' dominated by the 16th century town hall. Market day is Thursday, but the boutiques, restaurants and bars, its historic church and buildings, and its status as a 3 star 'ville fleuri' (flowered town) make it a town pleasant to visit on any day. The town also has a wide range of shops and supermarkets. North of Hesdin is the 'Foret d'Hesdin' extending to over 1000 hectares making it ideal for walking and cycling.
Further afield, visit Monet’s beautiful house, gardens and lily pond at Giverny, and the cities of Lille and Amien. Paris (and Disneyland) is just over 2 hours away by car or train . Aqualaud, a water land adventure park, is a fun day out for all the family. Nausicaa is one of France's top attractions and a 'must see' for anyone. Brussels and the medieval town of Bruges in Belgium are also a day trip away.
Beaches: The sandy beaches of the Cote D’Opale are 35 min away and great places to visit in all weathers. The wide sandy beaches are usually very quiet with lots of room for families.
Le Touquet has one of the best beaches in France, long and flat and clean with all the usual beach activities, sand yachting, kites, etc. At approx. half an hour away it has many shops and a casino.
Berck also has a wide sandy beach and is popular for kite flying, sand yachting and horse riding.
Either side of the Somme Bay are the towns of St Valery Sur Somme and Le Crotoy. Both have many attractions and plenty of restaurants most specialising in fish. St.Valery is a medieval town on the hill with spectacular views across the bay. You can take a steam train ride around the bay from either town and boat trips if the tide is high.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 55 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We are happy to consider your pets as dogs love the walking in the area! ...moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • The double bedroom is on a mezzanine floor while the twin room is on the ground floor. A third bed can be added to the twin room if necessary....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom : toilet, shower

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  • Walk in shower. Check out the old bread oven in the bathroom! Heated towel rail....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Vans selling fresh bread and groceries will visit the cottage most days....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Selection of books available. Book swop encouraged....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Full gas central heating....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Linens and towels at £10 per person if desired...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfy sofa and two chairs around the woodburner....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Maximum of 2 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Firewood can be available for small charge. Please ask....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Help yourself to tea, coffee, pasta, tins, wine etc. But please replace them before you leave....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Two adult bicycles are available to use. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lots of space around the cottage together with a field at the back. Secluded courtyard to the side of the property ideal for dining al fresco and equipped with garden table and chairs.....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2
Jul 16 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$527
Autumn
Sep 3 - Oct 15, 2016
7 night min stay

$461
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$428

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $197.51
  • Pet Fee $13.17
  • Taxes Not included
  • Stay Tax *

* This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

Notes:

Changeover day is flexible but usually Saturday in high season.

Cleaning is an additional £25.

Wood for the wood burner must be requested and is £25 per week.

For a small payment we will start your rental with a fresh set of linen and towels.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 07/28/2016
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Location

18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Le Touquet
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Boubers
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Boulogne
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Hesdin
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
19 Miles
Nearest Beach
Le Touquet

Car: Necessary

Only an hour from Calais our charming cottage, in the beautiful Seven Valleys region of Nord Pas de Calais, is located in a tranquil village; a perfect setting for walking, cycling, fishing and horse riding. Embry is ideally situated between the medieval walled town of Montreuil Sur Mer and the bustling market town of Hesdin.

The sandy beaches of the Cote D’Opale are 35 min away and great places to visit all year round. The area is steeped in history with museums, historic cities and the battlefields of the Somme within easy reach. Mouth-watering regional specialties as well as locally brewed beers make it a gastronomic delight.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Living in London Mike and I both work in London schools. It is often used by our own family and friends.

Why the Owner Chose Embry, France:
We bought the cottage as a quick getaway from the stresses and strains of city life. Although we can get from door to door in 4 hours the area feels a million miles away from twentieth century urban living. Bucket loads of charm and history going back over at least three centuries mean that the cottage is full of 'quirks'. Situated in the heart of a small village community we love the sense of being part of French farming life.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The cottage has many unique features - the tree trunk which forms part of the structure of the house in the living room, the bedroom on the mezzanine floor where you can fall asleep watching the fire crackle, and the bread oven in the bathroom! We also love the secluded courtyard which is a wonderful suntrap.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View of the front of the cottage.

    View of the front of the cottage.

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Double bedroom

    Double bedroom

  • View of courtyard

    View of courtyard

  • Our field

    Our field

  • Village church

    Village church

  • View of surrounding area

    View of surrounding area

  • Embry

    Embry

  • The side of the cottage

    The side of the cottage

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Our well

    Our well

  • Village Mairie

    Village Mairie

  • Relaxing in the courtyard

    Relaxing in the courtyard

  • View from the courtyard

    View from the courtyard

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  • Sleeps
    5
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/28/2016

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