Family Friendly Gite - Cottage with Heated Pool
Large Garden in a Peaceful Location with Stunning Rural Views, 40 Mins from the Coast
Two Bed & Breakfast Suites - 1 double, 1 single
A recently renovated farmhouse and its barn, now fitted to modern standards yet retaining the traditional charm of old Normandy buildings, provide the perfect gites/cottages for your self-catering or B&B holiday. Here you will find a peaceful location from which to explore a part of Normandy that is not over-run with tourists. There is much to see and do in the immediate vicinity for everyone, of all ages - an an idyllic coastline is 40 minutes away. And we are ideally located to make Disneyland, Parc Asterix, WW1 and WW2 sites, Paris, Monet's garden great days out for the whole family. Basse Copette is situated roughly half way between the major cities of Rouen and Amiens, and is close to major northern French ferry ports/Eurotunnel (e.g. 1hr from Boulogne, 1.5hrs from Calais). Beauvais Airport is under an hour away, which is served by low cost airlines. The closest towns are a 15 minute drive, and the nearest village with a bakery and butcher is just half a mile up the road.
The Cottage - Self-Catering Accommodation
Bedroom 1 with king-size bed.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
Bedroom 3 with a double bed - leading off bedroom 2.
Two cots, high chairs and a baby bath can be provided. The staircase is protected with a gate that conforms to EU regulations.
There are 2 recently fitted bathrooms, each with a shower cubicle, handbasin and wc.
A well equipped kitchen: cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, dish washer, washing machine. Ample and decent crockery, cultery and cooking utensils are provided.
400 sq. ft sunny room with exposed oak-beam Cathedral ceiling and a large open log burning fireplace that serves as both lounge and dining room. There are 3 comfy sofas, satellite TV and a 6-seater dining table.
An occasional room - with a desk and sofa, which has double doors that lead out onto a sunny patio with BBQ & outside garden furniture - the perfect secluded spot for breakfast, lunch or supper. No smoking.
Living Rooms: 2
Property Type: Guesthouse
The Farmhouse and Barn are set within 1.6 acres. There is a heated swimming pool that measures 9 x 5 meters, where you can enjoy a wonderful swim with magnificent views over the Bresle valley onto the the Somme. There is also a boules pit and an outdoor chess board. There is plenty of space for children to play outdoors.
Important notes on accommodation
Meals can be supplied to guests in both the Barn and the Farmhouse. Continental breakfasts are provided for B&B guests, but these can also be provided for guests staying in the Barn. Cooked breakfasts, lunches, and picnic lunches can also be provided. A range of meals from a bistro style menu for lunch and evening meals, as well as a 6 course gourmet menu are on offer. Please email for further details.
Location Type: Rural.
The Cottage - Self-Catering Accommodation prices
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|4 January 2014 - 28 March 2014||£ 460.00||2|
|29 March 2014 - 30 May 2014||£ 725.00||4|
|30 May 2014 - 26 September 2014||£ 975.00||7|
|27 September 2014 - 31 October 2014||£ 725.00||4|
|1 November 2014 - 19 December 2014||£ 460.00||2|
|20 December 2014 - 2 January 2015||£ 975.00||7|
|3 January 2015 - 27 March 2015||£ 460.00||2|
Saturday is the changeover day for High Season, it is possible to be more flexible at other times. The Barn is available from 4pm, and I ask guests to vacate by 10 am - unless by prior arrangement. B&B check in: no earlier than 4pm, depart by 10am.
30% of the tariff secures your reservation, the balance is due 12 weeks before your arrival. Both of these can be paid online free of charge. A 200 euro refundable security deposit is required in cash on arrival. B&B: Payment in full is required for one or two night stays, thereafter 50% of the tariff secures your reservation, and the balance is payable in cash on departure.
10% Discount for paying in full at time of reservation when this is more than 12 weeks from your stay at Basse Copette.
Self-catering Gite and B&B near Blangy-Sur-Bresle, Seine Maritime
About the area
Basse Copette is only a 35 minute drive to the nearest, coastal town of Le Treport, a truly pleasurable seaside resort for the whole familly. Here you will find a great beach, and a selection of fine seafood restaurants. Le Treport also has a great selection of shops and supermarkets.
There are a number of excellent golf courses within easy reach of Basse Copette. So if it is a golfing break you are looking for – look no further. In fact Normandy is ranked amongst the top ten desirable golfing locations in the world! There are three courses that are worth particular mention.
Champ de Bataille is said to be Normandy’s finest golf course, and is in fact fast gaining the reputation of one of the most beautiful golf courses in all of France. The gentle opening hole will lull you into a false sense of security, because the following 16 holes are amongst the most challenging, but also incredibly scenic. Perched on white cliff tops with stunning views over the sea, the golf course at Etretat offers a round with a difference. Playing golf here will be a truly memorable experience.
At St-Saens you will experience a varied course, with parkland, moorland as well as water holes. Set in the grounds of a magnificent chateau.
Special Interest Holidays
Are you thinking about taking a relaxing, short break away? Perhaps a midweek break to enjoy the changing colours of Normandy’s autumn landscape? Or, how about a calm weekend away just before the madness of Christmas? Maybe you would like to surprise your loved one with a cosy, winter weekend getaway? Does your summer holiday seem like ages away – how about a short spring break?
Treat yourself to a three day midweek or weekend, seasonal break at Basse Copette. Basse Copette is within easy reach of Calais, and other ferry ports at Dieppe and Boulogne, and the airport at Beauvais. It provides a suitable base for day trips to Paris, Amiens and Rouen and the best shopping and restaurants France has to offer.
“You’ll know for yourselves once you have stayed
here just how special a place this really is”
From autumn to spring, Basse Copette is the perfect setting for a relaxing 3-day break in the cosy and comfortable Normandy style farmhouse (B&B) or the sensitively renovated Barn
How to get there
30 mins from Amiens
1hr 30 mins from Calais
45 mins from Dieppe
45 mins from Rouen
1hr 30 mins from Paris
Basse Copette is 15 mins from the A28 (Blangy sur-Bresle), which has a good range of shops and supermarkets. But, there are smaller shops in some of the smaller towns and villages closer by.
Basse Copette is ideally situated in Northern France on the edge of Normandy and Picardy. Only 35 minutes from some lovely seaside resorts. It is also within easy travelling of the historic battlefields and the major cities of Amiens, Rouen and Dieppe. There are many possibilities for interesting days out - within easy reach are charming châteaux, museums, fishing villages, Giverny (home of Monet), Rouen, Paris, Disneyland. There are, of course, excellent and very reasonable restaurants. Local towns have weekend open markets, riding, fishing, and tennis, sailing, shooting and swimming all possible (depending on season).
Thank you Thomas for yet another FAB stay. Our third time and looks like we will be returning again next year with the folks. The suite is wonderful, your food outstanding as always and the hospitality second to none. Just wished we lived on the south coast do we could come more often.
Such a wonderful place, beautiful location and brilliant, lovely host. So quiet was the Gîte that I took the kitchen clock battery out! Thank you so much Thomas - especially for the anniversary surprise! So many fabulous memories from our two week stay.
We had the best time. Love the location, the house the suite, everything. And the breakfasts - I will miss the breakfasts! Thank you Thomas for your warmth and hospitality - it made our stay that much better.
About the Owner
Basse Copette offers self catering and B&B accommodation, consequently I live there, and have done so for the last 5 years. Before that I taught archaeology at the University of Manchester. My field of expertise is prehistoric art - such as the cave paintings in the Dordogne. But I am becoming passionately interested in Normandy, and this part of Normandy, and what it has to offer people with all sorts of tastes and interests.
I enjoy cooking, and am currently discovering what it is that makes cuisine in Normandy so distinctive. There is nothing better than preparing evening meals for guests using local knowledge and produce. Not surprisingly, guests return for weekend breaks to have a Gourmet meal and have a relaxing break. My gardening and vegetable gardening skills are improving!
Year property purchased: 2004
Why this location?
One of my guests, sitting on the terrace having an evening meal and taking in the wonderful sunset over the valley, asked me if I still notice the views and appreciate the location as he was doing just then. It so happens that as I had walked out onto the terrace I too had noticed the golden wheat fields in the the light of the setting sun. Honestly, the sight took my breath away then as much as it did when I first saw it. Besides the stunning location, rural but close to wonderful towns (Abbeville, Blangy and Aumale) and cities (Amiens and Rouen) and other great attractions (Monet's garden), Basse Copette really is easy to get to. It is just an hour and a half from Calais - and only 4 different roads! Only 2 hrs from Paris, 1 hr from Beauvais (Ryanair), and less than 1 hr from Dieppe.
What are the unique benefits of the property?
Living at Basse Copette all year round, I get to see the surroundings and the area in all its glory, to quote a popular line: winter, spring, summer and fall! I know what is available locally, whether it is great farm-fresh produce or something to do on a Sunday afternoon. I know all the good restaurants, and also some of the not so good ones; the popular attractions, as well as those places off the beaten path. What is a constant pleasure about this area of Normandy is how it continues to surprise guests. Most people drive through this area on their way further south into Normandy, or other well-known areas of France. And, like these other well-trodden regions, Upper Normandy is rich in culture and tradition, with so much to do and see for all ages - but without hoards of tourists.
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Property Ref FR372
(FRANCE) +33 633955011
Languages spoken: English, French.
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