Holiday Gite for 12 to let near Calais

5km from Herly, Pas de Calais, Nord Pas de Calais Reference: DP006181 Advertiser since: 22 February 2018
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19 Self Catering Flexible 4 12 4 2 Cots

About this property

Quiet Location 1 Hour From Calais Sleeps 12 People. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

A former working farm - the former stable block and barn have been converted in tasteful self catering accommodation.

The owners live on site in separate accommodation.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is fully equipped including a fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave and coffee-machine The gas cooker runs off a gas bottle and a spare bottle can be found in the utility room.

The utility room or back kitchen offers a washing machine and dryer.

Our large table seats 12 people and a highchair is provided for our youngest guests.

Living rooms

The large lounge which includes the dining table has two seating areas.

There is a tv with multiple channels and dvd player.

There is a selection of books and games and for chilly evenings a large log burning fire. Wood plus a fire guard are available on request.

The lounge opens out onto the private garden.

Bedrooms

There are 4 en suite rooms. Each has a double and single bed and there is room for the addition of a cot. All bedding is provided but you will need to bring your own towels. Each room has tea and coffee-making facilities.

The bedrooms open out onto a covered terrace which looks out onto the garden and surrounding fields. Located outside of each room is a small bistro table and chairs - ideal for that early morning coffee or late night chill with a glass of wine.

The Mayor's cows are often in the field next door to the property and are very nosey!

Bathrooms

Each room has an en suite shower room and toilet.

Heating

The lounge has a log burning fire and heating via thermal heaters.

All bedrooms have a heater.

Entertainment

Free wi-fi, cable tv, dvd player with a selection of dvds, and books and boardgames.

Outside toys and equipment. Children's paddling pool.

We have a couple of adult bikes that guests may borrow.

Garden and outside

An outside decking area complete with seating and bbq is ideal for al fresco dining.
The private garden comes complete with fruit trees which guests are welcome to pick. A swing, sandpit and trampoline are provided with a selection of outdoor toys.

Children must be supervised at all times whilst using the equipment which is used at your own risk.

There are a couple of chained off areas in the garden. Please ensure that children do not enter these areas.

Parking and garages

Ample parking in the courtyard and safe storage available for cycles etc.

Visitor suitability

The whole property is situated on the ground floor. Access to the property is via 2 small steps and a ramp. The property is not wheelchair accesible.

With the exception of assistance dogs we do not cater for animals.

Information about any additional facilities

A baby listening device, babybath and changing mat are available for our guests to use.

Various catering options are available on request.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

Activities

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: Renty
Distance: 5 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf d'Aa St Omer
Distance: 26 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Hucquelers - Tourist Information centre

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Caves du Vieux Chai 20 Grand Rue, 62140 Fressin, France
Distance: 14 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Janet Forster

My name is Jan and along with my husband Geoff we run "19". We have travelled extensively throughout France and always passed through Northern France on our way elsewhere One year we decided to spend a week and fell in love with this very under rated part of France We come from Kent so being situated within 1 hour of Calais is ideal for us as we still have a home in England and Geoff runs a small engineering business in the UK.<br/><br/>We look forward to meeting you

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? Northern France's best kept secret, The Seven Valleys area in Pas-de-Calais, is a land of rivers and streams, valleys, woods and forests. It is a place shaped by history and has been at times English, Spanish and French.

Within easy reach of Calais (approx 1 hours drive), Herly is the ideal centre for an overnight stay, a short break or longer holiday. Nestled in the heart 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.
Unique benefits of property 19 is a tastefully renovated fermette, offering self catering accommodation. The property offers four en suite rooms, sleeping up to 12 people, plus a large lounge area, kitchen, laundry and outside decking area and private garden

Herly is a small farming village. Rural and peaceful but not too far from civilisation! The golden beaches of the Opal Coast are within easy reach (approx 30 mins by car) and the whole area is surrounded by safe cycle and walking routes. We are able to offer safe storage facilities for cyclists.

For those interested in history Azincourt is approx 15 mins away and the battlefields of the Somme are within 1 hours drive.

"19" is perfect for large groups and family holidays. The large lounge (formerly a barn) is 80 ft long so there is plenty of room for everyone and the private garden comes equipped with plenty of equipment and toys to keep our youngest guests amused.

Sorry, but with the exception of assistance dogs will do not cater for animals

The Owner Recommends

Museums

The museum at Azincourt is ideal for families with lots of interactive exhibits.

La Coupole near St Omer is well worth a visit You can visit the bunker which was the V2 launch base during the Second World War.

A visit to Vimy Ridge near Arras with it's underground tunnels, trenches and beautiful memorial although an hour away from Herly is a must.

Beaches

The Opal Coast with it's quite golden beaches is within 30 minutes of Herly.

We have many favourites but would recommend a visit to Fort Mahon Plage and during the month of April Berck hosts it's annual kite festival. Le Touquet is busier and also has a water park - Aqualud.

A little further afield is St Valery sur Somme Situated on the estuary in the Bay of the Somme this is a delightful town with lots to do for all age groups. Also good seafood.

Towns

There are lots of pretty towns and villages nearby.

Here are a few of our favourites:

Arras Beautiful town squares and architecture and a good selection of shops.

St Omer again beautiful architecture in the old quarters. Just outside of the town you will find beautiful public gardens and a nature reserve where you can take a boat ride through the marshes.

Boulogne sur Mer The old part of the town with it's beautiful citadel is full of restaurants and shops.

Montreuil sur Mer the setting for Les Miserables. This historic walled town is very pretty. Lots of cobbled streets and you can take a walk around the ramparts.

Smaller towns include Hesdin and Aire sur Lys. Both pretty and nice for an afternoon outing.

Most towns hold weekly markets which are also well worth a visit.

Places to eat

If you fancy a cheap no fuss meal we can recommend Friterie Francky in Maninghem - a 10 minute drive you can take away of eat in. You will receive a very warm welcome and the food is excellent.

Le Fournil in Coupelle Vielle is excellent and well priced. Approx 20 minutes drive and booking is advisable.

Relais de la Forge in Attin provides a good no frills menu with lots of daily specials. Again well priced and around 20 minutes drive.

Approx 30 minutes away in Hesdin you will find our favourite restaurant L'écurie. Amazing food and well priced but booking is essential.

Cycling, walking and fishing

The whole area is surrounded by safe cycle and walking routes. The Tourist Information centre in nearby in Hucqueliers is an excellent source of information.

The Sevens Valleys boosts 7 rivers all within easy reach of Herly plus the coast is within a 30 minute drive.