Lovely 2 bedroom holiday home near Hesdin

9.9/10
Le Quesnoy-en-Artois (3km from Hesdin), Pas de Calais, Nord Pas de Calais Reference: DP004585 Advertiser since: 5 February 2016
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The Rural French Getaway Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Detached Family Home in Rural Setting. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Spacious detached bungalow with 2 bedrooms. Front bedroom overlooks front garden and has 2 twin beds, rear bedroom overlooks rear garden and has kingsize bed. The spacious lounge has 2 sets of frenchdoors opening on to the patio and has seating for 8. The large dining room also has frenchdoors on to the patio and has seating for 6. There is fully equiped kitchen and a wetroom type bathroom. All of the rooms are on the same level with only 1 step up to the front door and level access to the rear with door thresholds. The house is light and airy. It also has a logburner for a cosy feel. We frequently use the house ourselves so the house is furnished comfortably and not just the bare minimum. 

You should feel at home straight away and you can use anything in the house.

Situated in a typical French farming community, it is ideal for walking or cycling as soon as you leave the front door! With Hesdin only 5-10 min drive, you will find bars/restaurants, banks, shops etc in the town centre. There is a fabulous weekly market on Thursdays, which is one of the best in the region. The town itself is very attractive. Built in renaissance style it is nice to wander round the streets and alleyways and maybe sample some of the local produce or pause for a glass of wine at one of the cafes.
 
Once you have requested to book your stay, we ask you to pay a booking deposit of £121. ie £150 less the £29 booking fee you will have already paid. You will be asked to complete a booking form and read our rental terms and conditions.There will be nothing further for you to do until 8 weeks before arrival when we ask you to pay the rental price in full. The booking deposit then becomes a security deposit which will be returned to you in full within 14 days of the end of your stay providing the house is left in a lean and tidy condition as stated in our terms and conditions.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fitted kitchen with ceramic hob, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster. All the utensils you may need including a corkscrew! Washing machine in garage. Triple aspect dining room with seating for 6 plus additional sofa/sofabed.

Living rooms

Light and airy room with 3 settees, opening on to patio which has a veranda. English tv with dvd. Electric radiator plus logburner which is capable of warming whole house.

Bedrooms

Both bedrooms have comfortable beds and ample storage. Electric radiators in both.

Bathrooms

Fully tiled wetroom with soaker shower, washbasin vanity unit and wc. Heated towel rail.
No steps.

Heating

Electric radiators throughout plus logburner in lounge.

Entertainment

Dvds, games, books.

Garden and outside

Enclosed gardens front and rear with patios for seating. Rear patio also has veranda. Mainly laid to lawn with small wooded area in rear garden and small fish pond. (Take care with small children).

Parking and garages

Parking for 2 cars on driveway plus on street parking if needed.
Garage has washing machine and acts as storage for outside furniture, logs/coal and bicycles which are available at users risk.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for couples or families wanting a French countryside getaway but with easy access to nearby attractions. We have had guests of all ages with many varied interests visiting this fascinating and picturesque region of France. Accommodation is all on ground floor with minimal steps.

Information about any additional facilities

We provide bed linen, towels and beach towels. Electricity is included and a good supply of fuel for the logburner.

Facilities

  • No smoking

  • Linen

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Hesdin
Distance: 3 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: Wail
Distance: 10 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Hesdin Forest

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Fressin
Distance: 20 km

The Owner Recommends

Beaches

The coast has many fine beaches such as Le Touquet, Berck beach, Merlimont, Fort Mahon. All have lots of restaurents and Le touquet has many upmarket shops and boutiques

Historical sites.

The W.W.1 and 2 battlefields and monuments are all within easy reach. There are preserved trenches at Beaumont hamel and vimy ridge with a free tour. Also, the lochnagar crater and Thiepval memorial.Further back in time you can visit the site of the battle of Agincourt and it's visitor centre.

Places of interest

The location of the house is ideal for exploring many places. Try the towns of Amien or Arras. There is an underground city at Naours. There are huge grounds to explore and picnic areas. The gardens of Sericourt (as seen on t.v. with Monty Don) are less than 45 mins. drive. There is a steam train that runs around the baye de la somme from Le crotoy - St. Valerie sur somme. Lovely views and lots of restaurants/shops. From here you can also take a boat trip.

Restaurants

Nearest restaurant in next village. Open lunchtimes. 6 courses plus aperitifs, red and white wine, mineral water plus coffee included in fixed price. Hesdin has many restaurants and bars, we can recommend or book for you.

Theme parks

Parc Bagatelle for all age groups approx. 45 min drive. Also, Denlys parc for younger children. Boulogne has an aquarium called Nausicaa and a little tourist train than you can hop on/off. Le Touquet has an indoor/outdoor water park

1 Review
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.9 / 10 Sidley 6 June, 2016

Set about 60 miles from Calais near Hesdin. There is plenty to do you just need to go out to it, we managed battlefields, Disney, Versailles, Nausica and local trips too. The local town has shopping facilities or go to the larger towns for the bigger shops such as Abbeville or Aimes. The Gite itself is clean and comfortable with a great front and back garden. All the mod cons in the house including freeview sky all in English. The adverts were accurate and there was more in terms of cooking equipment, books, games than in most cottages we have stayed in. There was a washing machine with either a line or clothes horse. The Gite looked and smelt clean as we walked in, all in good condition. Felt very secure with all doors and windows lockable and the usual french shutters over the windows.The shower room is a wet room, which took us some getting used too but no issues. Lots of space for a family of 4, you can add an extra x2 people in the dining room by way of a sofa bed. All manageable if you wanted too. You are in the middle of the french countryside and the noises of chickens, cockerels and farm-life is everywhere- all in all very peaceful. We would choose to go back again given the opptunity

Owner response

Thank you for your kind comments. we have had the house for 14yrs now and have put as much as we can into the house to make it a home from home and not just the basics.

We look forward to seeing you again for a future visit.