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Traditional French farmhouse full of charm - sleeps 13

People14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine

Overview

About the property

Three bedrooms, three reception rooms, two bathrooms, kitchen + huge garden.

If you are looking for luxury and high tech - this property is not for you. What you will find here is lots of character, charm and space. We have owned this beautiful farmhouse for 16 years and visit frequently. The majority of time is spent around the huge circular table that seats 12 comfortably. There is a very large log burning fire that men enjoy making and everyone enjoys sitting around. The kitchen runs alongside the dining room with a huge opening between the two, which means that whoever is cooking can still be part of the group. This works really well and there tends to be quite a few chefs in the kitchen, whilst the rest of the group relax by the fire and around the table. We deliberately have no phone or T.V. However, there is a room full of games to suit everyone. There is a large barn with a ping pong table that can be used even when it rains. There is a small pool table and also a table football. We have several bikes (one's a tandem). The front garden is totally private.

We can arrange evening meals on an ad hoc basis.

Linen can be provided at a cost of £10 per person.

More Details

Owner
Freddie Gentle
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Freddie



Just a note to thank you for our week in your farmhouse in Buire Le Sec. Claire was most helpful.



We loved your kitchen/dining area and our 'adult' children really appreciated the range of equipment they could use - especially the table-tennis and the trampoline. We indulged in fresh strawberries from along the road and, on Claire's advice, went along to the village fireworks on July 14th. For a rural community, they put on an amazing display! We also explored some of the beaches and the area - and took you up on the recommendation for Brasserie de la Plage in Merlimont! With many thanks, Alison.
Jul 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Le Touquet
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Buire le Sec
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Boulogne
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nampont St Firmin
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Rang de Fliers
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Berk
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Buire le Sec
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Berk sur Mer
Car: necessary

Our farmhouse is an hour's drive from Calais, 30 minutes from Le Touquet and 15 minutes from Montreuil Sur Mer.

The nearest beach (Berk Sur Mer) is 20 a minute drive. There are several other beaches within a 30 minute drive. These include Fort Mahon, Quend, Merlimont, Stella and of course Le Touquet.

There are several golf courses nearby including Nampont St Firmin, Belle Dune, Le Touquet and Hardelot.

There is a theme park called Bagatelle nearby, as well as the waterpark at Le Touquet called Aqualud.

There are plenty of places nearby for fishing.

Kayacking is available at Montreuil Sur Mer.

At Buire Le Sec itself, you will find 'Cite des Artisans' where you can buy locally produced jams, pates, etc. as well as various art work, jewellery and the like.

Abbaye de Valloires is well worth a visit. There is also the chocolate factory at Beussent.

The forest of Crecy is a 20 minute drive.

Montreuil sur Mer has a wealth of restaurants to suit all budgets.

Other Activities: kayaking, theme park, water park, high ropes

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Maintenay in Pas-de-Calais

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not pour grease down kitchen sink. Please turn heating off at night Please keep noise down outside in the evening
  • Bed linen can be provided at £10 per person.
  • Subject to availability, farmhouse stay can be extended at a cost of £10 per hour before check in and after check out times.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Please note that the baths are very small, therefore showering is preferable. The double bed and four of the single beds are not that sturdy, so please no jumping on them.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Child bed is a small double that could sleep 2 children.
  • Bedroom 3 has steep steps and not suitable for the elderly or infirm. Bedroom 3 has a very small double bed (180 x 120).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
It is a farmhouse in a rural location, so there may be the odd spider or insect and it is a very old property that is kept clean, but will not be spic and span. The baths are very small and most people shower. We want to be as honest as possible regarding details of the farmhouse. I would say that our many friends who have stayed with us over the years have found it very relaxing and have enjoyed the surrounding area which has something to offer everybody. Our pricing is very low, so that we can attract new bookings. Similar properties are charging allot more, so please take this into consideration before leaving negative feedback. However, we would appreciate any constructive criticism, so that we can improve our service.

Reviews

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Traditional French farmhouse full of charm - sleeps 13
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5

French rural idyll

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a relaxing and restful stay at this lovely French farmhouse. The place is exceptionally well equipped with crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking utensils. We enjoyed long leisurely meals around the large round dining table in front of the fire, topped off with board games from the huge selection supplied by the owners. The bedrooms are clean and well organised with large rooms that easily slept our 3 families, plus there were beds and mattresses to spare. The bedding was new and spotlessly clean. If you are looking for an easily accessible destination close to picturesque towns, walks and villages this is it!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write this positive review. Hope we can have the pleasure of your custom again soon!
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5

Superb place for family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Two families of five stayed here (4 adults and 6 kids) and it was one of our most enjoyable holidays helped by the house being ideally suited to us all. The kitchen and dining room were ideal, had everything we needed, the games room/sitting room was great although not used that much with people tending to prefer to sit around the large dining table and chat, eat, drink, play cards etc. The bathrooms were also ideal as were the bedrooms which had comfortable beds and really were only used for sleeping. We all went out and about every day of our fortnight, the beaches on four or five occasions, nearby Montreuil, Disneyland Paris and Arras among places we went. The gardens at front and back of the house were used a lot for barbeques, kids playing, there was a large trampoline that was popular, and enough space to play lots of games of badminton. The table tennis table was used quite a bit as well. The men and boy used the pool table only once and there was also a table football game which we didn't use. There were loads of games in the games room and some outside toys in the barn for the younger kids.

The house was generally very well maintained with everything working and was furnished nicely with a mixture of older and newer furniture and was not spotless with a few cobwebs here and there; a bit like our own houses in fact but could in no way be described as unclean. There was no TV or internet and this for all of us including our teenage children was a breath of fresh air; there are so many other ways to spend time than have your face in a screen! Parking outside the property was never a problem with room for three vehicles; we had two. There is a restaurant in the village that we visited once and would recommend and there are several other nearby villages with various shops and other amenities. The owner was very speedy and helpful in all correspondences, (Thank-you!) I would not hesitate in recommending this house as a holiday stay for families or anyone in fact.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate that you have taken time to submit this very honest and informative review. It is spot on throughout! It will help future guests to get a feel of our farmhouse and help them to decide if it's right for them. We would love to have you back in the future.
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5

très bonne adresse pour un séjour entre amis.

  • 5 of 5

Super weekend dans cette maison "bleue". Un lieu de retrouvailles entre amis ou famille idéalement équipé, poêle à bois dans la salle a manger, cuisine équipée, nombreux couchages, jeux en tout genre, et un accueil chaleureux de Claire la maîtresse des clefs !

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Excellent for children in bad weather

  • 4 of 5

The farmhouse is very well set up for children of most ages, including a large trampoline which was very popular, and subutteo, as well as lots of other toys and games. It needs a TV screen & DVD player but luckily we took our own. No wifi was a real nuisance - granted the website warns of this. The bathrooms are pretty primitive with no shower curtains, and the house as a whole is clearly lived in and well-used by the owner and their families. The kitchen is reasonably functional for simple meals, with plenty of fridge space. The beds are hard but clean - and plenty of them! It smelt musty but that might have been partly because it was so wet. I've given a 4-star rating because the house was a godsend in a week of continuous heavy rain and with three over-active children. Otherwise I would say it merited 3 stars. The location is poor, on a main road and no shops or cafes nearby. The owner is accommodating and helpful, the guardienne next door was friendly. The Opal Coast is stunning of course, and there are quite a few activities for children along from Berck to Boulogne, especially the famed Nausicaa aquarium.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Well located farmhouse in lovely area

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights and explored this area of France as much as time allowed! The farmhouse is great for kids, a trampoline, loads of space for us all to spread out, a games room with ping pong table and a games room full of board games, AND a pool table! Certainly no time to miss the wifi and TV! It was lovely and hot so we had dinners outside. The farmhouse is very well equipped with everything you could need in a self catering house, thank you for letting us stay Freddie!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely Traditional French Farmhouse

  • 3 of 5

we had a very enjoyable time, staying at the lovely Farmhouse, just like what you see in the picture..we will come back again in near future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Maintenay, Pas-de-Calais

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
4.9.17 - 20.10.17
4 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£350
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
30.10.17 - 22.12.17
30 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£500
for 3 nights
From
£150
 
 
New Years Eve
30 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£650
for 3 nights
From
£200
 
 
Spring Half term
10 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£100
 
 
Easter
30 Mar 2018 - 3 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£350
for 2 nights
From
£150
 
 
Easter holidays
4 Apr 2018 - 16 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£100
 
 
Summer holidays
20 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£500
for 3 nights
From
£150
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Bed linen = £10 per person.
End of stay cleaning = £50
Towels not included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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