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Beautiful, large converted chapel in an acre of landscaped grounds

Overview

Property

Updated: 15-Nov-2016
House in Wambercourt, Nr. Hesdin, Nord Pas de Calais, France - Tranquil Location, Great For Large Gatherings, Celebrating Significant Birthdays And Anniversaries

The house is comprised of an original 15c chapel (with 1 metre thick stone walls) and two wings with a central courtyard. The building has been lovingly restored to a high standard of insulation and double glazing with solid wood frames. Parties of up to 14 can congregate in the large living room or in the huge kitchen with dining table. The kitchen leads directly to a covered terrace for alfresco dining in the summer. The 3 bedrooms in the chapel, include a suite on the 2nd floor with shower room and freestanding bath. There are 4 remaining bedrooms and bathrooms in the west wing. The landscaped grounds provide numerous places to sit, eat, lounge or fall a sleep in! The energetic will enjoy riding on the bicycles provided, playing table tennis or boules. There is a recently opened swimming pool (outdoor and indoor) 10 minutes drive away at Hesdin. There are also many interesting places to visit, from golf courses to historic Agincourt. The beautiful and stylish seaside resort of Le Touquet is 40 minutes drive away, or enjoy a gourmet meal at boutique restaurant, La Cour de Remi.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We discovered this property in November 2001.

We wanted a house which was easily accessible from England, so that we, our family, friends and guests could would make the best use of it.

This was the second house we viewed and it was love at first sight (although some have suggested we had foresight!).

Moira speaks fluent french and so it was possible to undertake all the renovations using local French builders. Although we experienced some frustrations, mainly around timing, we have been very pleased with the quality of work and value for money.

We find our trips to Le Verger a perfect contrast to our normal London life. We have celebrated a number of our own landmark birthdays and anniversaries at the house. We look forward to hearing from you.

Moira and Peter McDermott.

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us share in a little piece of French life in the fabulous Le Verger. The house exceeded all our expectations and was a perfect venue for our 12 strong party of friends and family. We had a week full of fun, laughter and total relaxation. The site of the house was idyllic, quiet and peaceful yet within easy distance of some great places to visit, the most memorable for me being Vimy, hour's drive, to see the First World War trenches and the breathtaking Canadian War Memorial. Also recommended is the bird Sanctuary at Parc du Marquenterre where spoonbills and avocets were seen. I can also recommend a canoeing trip on Le Canche – very reasonable and great fun! The kitchen was exceptionally well equipped and Drew fulfilled a long held dream of producing some authentic French cuisine for family and friends in a kitchen that lends itself to accommodating large parties- and there was plenty of room for everyone. Roz, Drew family and friends - June 09
Jul 2009
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3 Reviews

4.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Le Verger, Wambercourt, nr Hesdin
5

Delightful Le Verger

  • 5 of 5

Lovely House with large garden, ample outside covered seating

especially on a lovely summers evening, with table tennis, plenty

of space for a game of rounders.

Inside was very spacious with many boxed games and books galore.

The kitchen was a cooks paradise. Plenty of information for the

house and for places to visit.

16 of us had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very upbeat review, it's good to hear that you enjoyed the features of the house, such as outdoor tables and chairs, Le ping pong and our huge kitchen/dining room. Best wishes from Moira and Peter
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Stourbridge
5

A large and beautiful gem!

  • 5 of 5

After travelling south from Calais through open fields, the close wooded valleys around Le Verger come as a sudden and pleasant setting. The house stands alone overlooking the old church on one side, the village on another, and open country on the other – watch out for deer flitting across now and then. The surrounding villages are picture-book representations of this part of France, and yet you are within easy reach of some fascinating cultural visits.

The house exceeds expectations as for furnishings and comfort; you feel at home as soon as you arrive. All the stuff you need is there: an excellent kitchen, good lounging areas, comfortable bedrooms, and bathrooms with good shower pressure! I could go and on…we are looking for the next opportunity to visit Le Verger.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Northampton
4

Birthday celebration

  • 4 of 5

Our petit sejour in Wambercourt was very busy but delightful. Everything went well and my husband enjoyed his birthday celebrations very much. The house suited our needs perfectly with plenty of space for a group aged between 18 months and 70 years! The cows in the field next door were a source of great excitement for the 18 month old and the 3 year old and the table tennis tournament between the 40-somethings became rather competitive and quite violent at times! We found great restaurants in nearby Hesdin, and the Thursday market was a joy. We came home stocked up with delicious cheeses and charcuterie. It was a lovely week.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We wanted a house that would be well used (not just once or twice a year). Living in South London, Nord Pas de Calais seemed the perfect choice. We had grown to appreciate Montreuil (particularly the wonderful cuisine at the Chateau) and were impressed with the charms of Le Touquet. We wanted an old house and plenty of land. This persuaded us to extend our search around the market town of Hesdin and that is how we found Le Verger. Travelling from London, it is true to say that one arrives feeling more relaxed than when setting off! Then the tranquility of the place just gently grabs you as the arduous task of uncorking wine bottles and lighting log fires becomes the main work of the evening. We love the many markets in local towns and buying good wine for £3 a bottle.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Beauvais at 140 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Hesdin at 9 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 102 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Nampont St Martin at 29 Kilometres Nearest Train : Hesdin at 9 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A26 St Omer at 40 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Secret Garden, Fressin at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Le Touquet - Paris Plage at 47 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Golfing weeks or weekends can be catered to include full English breakfast and 3 or 4 course dinners. Catered meals with individually created cakes are available for special birthdays and anniversaries.

Coast/Beach:

The chic resort of Le Touquet is 40 minutes drive from the house. There are also excellent beaches and seaside facilities at Berk and Merlimont.

Outdoor and indoor swimming pool at the Aquatic Center in Hesdin 10 minutes drive from house. Also, gym, spa and bowling at this centre.

Travel:

The house is just 1 hour's drive from Calais. Nearest airport is Beauvais (north of Paris - Ryanair) and car hire is available at the airport. The house is 1 hour 40 minutes by car from Beauvais. It is also easily accesible from Aeroport Charles de Gaulle (Paris).

Distances:

5 to 10 minutes drive to 3 bars in Wambercourt, Cavron or Fressin.

10 minutes drive to indoor/outdoor swimming pool, spa and bowling alley

10 minutes drive to Carrefour supermarket, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants in Hesdin.

15 minutes drive to Agincourt (site and museum).

20 minutes drive to amusement park.

40 minutes drive to Le Touquet.

1 hours drive to Arras (parking and train to Paris - 1 hour).

Further Details:

Superb wine cave in Fressin (next village north).

Estaminet bar with antique games in Cavron (next village south).

Excellent charcuteries, boulangeries, boucheries, banks etc, in Hesdin.

Local open air markets in Hesdin, Fruges, Montreuil, Auchy les Hesdin and Le Touquet.

L'Ecurie restaurant in Hesdin.

La Cour de Remi boutique hotel and gourmet restaurant (pas cher!) in grounds of chateau at Bermicourt (30 minutes drive).

World War 1 museums and graveyards at Vimy.

Agincourt battlefields and interactive modern museum.

V1 and V2 World War II launch pads and museum in St Omer.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 4
18 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
From
£375
Fri,Sat
£1,200
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,125
for 3 nights
From
£375
£1,600
 
 
Winter
7 Jan 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
From
£375
Fri,Sat
£1,200
 
 
Half Term
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
 
 
Spring
25 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
From
£375
Fri,Sat
£1,200
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 4 nights
From
£350
£1,600
 
 
St George's
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
 
 
May Bank Holiday
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
 
 
Late spring
6 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
From
£375
Fri,Sat
£1,200
 
 
Spring Bank Holiday
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
 
 
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
From
£375
Fri,Sat
£1,600
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
From
£375
Fri,Sat
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Book by email enquiry. We confirm availability and price. Non-returnable deposit of 30%. Remainder 8 weeks prior to departure. Refundable damage deposit to be paid with final payment. Keys posted to guest's house 2 weeks prior to departure.

Changeover Day:
Preferred day is Saturday, but we are flexible. Departure by 10am arrival after 4pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Although the property oozes with character (14c chapel, 1 metre thick stone walls and exposed elm beams), it is bang up to date with wall and roof insulation and double-glazed windows with solid wood frames. This means you experience the inexplicable atmosphere of a really old and significant building, with all the comfort and convenience of a truly modern home. Although there lots of excursions you can go on: Le Touquet (Paris Plage), Agincourt, Pleasure Park, Golf at Nampont St Martin, Nature parks, cafes, restaurants and bars, we find that most people prefer to chill out or play games at the house. Our kitchen has been described by guests as 'a cook's paradise'. Certainly, one of the joys is to visit Hesdin food market on Thursday morning, stock-up on food and then cook it.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Toys

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 300 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room, wc to bedroom 1, freestanding designer bath. Bathroom with shower, wc next to bedrooms 2 and 3. En-suite shower in bedroom 4. Shower, wc room near bedrooms 4 and 5. Separate wc near bedrooms 4 and 5 And wc near bedrooms 6 and 7.

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size double bed, en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with super king size double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with twin beds, shower en-suite. Bedroom 5 with twin beds. Bedroom 6 with twin beds. Bedroom 7 with 2 beds.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 5 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The house is suitable for people of all ages, both young and old. We have ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms, very convenient for elderly or less able guests. The many games available keep all ages amused. The outside covered terrace enables barbeque's in all weathers and is a great hit with guests. There are many places to sit, read, lounge or even fall asleep in the extensive grounds. Because the property was once a chapel and later a presbytery, it has a fabulous location next to the village church. The fields beyond and large surrounding laurel hedge create a very private and tranquil environment. However, being a detached property in an acre of grounds, with metre thick walls, means guests can be as loud as they want (within reason) without causing offence. We believe that the conscious decision not to have a television, persuades people to discover the sometimes forgotten pleasures of conversation, fun, games or just being silly! Guests tell us that it works for them. Outside: Covered terrace accessible from the open plan kitchen, dining for 16. 2 barbeque's (one has been used for a meal for 40 people). 2 Paris cafe green metal tables and 10 matching chairs. Teak outdoor table for 10 with matching chairs. Teal table in flower garden with parasol and 4 chairs. 2 deck loungers. 2 hammocks. 1 garden bench. 1 table plus 4 chairs in the copse. Courtyard 10 x 10m. Utility Room: Clothes washer, tumble drier. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and hand towels are provided. The property is thoroughly cleaned between each visit or at least once per week. Guests do not have to clean the house prior to departure (except for kitchen dishes in the 2 dishwashers!). Other: The 2nd floor suite is 6 x 7m and has exposed beams and insulated roof. The freestanding bath and shower/wc room create an outstanding ambiance which works either as a romantic setting or as a family room for a couple with babies or toddlers.

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