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Beautiful, large converted chapel in an acre of landscaped grounds

People14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's2
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Moira McDermott
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Moira McDermott

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.

Moira McDermott purchased this house in 2002

Why Moira McDermott chose Montreuil area

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cavron-Saint-Martin in Pas-de-Calais

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
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
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • 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
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
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
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Beautiful, large converted chapel in an acre of landscaped grounds
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews
5

Wonderful stay at Le Verger

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Le Verger has been said in previous reviews and is correct so what can I add? The rooms are larger than the photographs depict and the garden vast and safe for children with rabbits at the bottom. The weather was surprisingly good allowing us to take advantage of the two BBQ's but the star of the show was the pizza oven which was a wonder to the menfolk who we had to stop cooking everything in it!! On the subject of pizza, at the bottom of the lane is the pizza vending machine which had to be tried as it was a most unexpected find in a little French village. I feel I must also mention the kite festival at Berk which was about 45 mins away. It is like no other kite festival I have ever seen and was a wonder to the grandchildren. Our stay was a real joy and was so successful for all ages from 3 to 70 that we may well make it an annual event.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barbara, Thanks for your positive review, we are both very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Building the wood-fired pizza oven was a bit of a boys' toy venture, so I'm glad to see other boys love cooking in it. Kind regards, Peter and Moira
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5

Really lovely house in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed staying in your lovely house. Everything was comfortable, warm and well-equipped. We had a really great weekend - and Le Verger was the perfect setting. The kitchen had everything we needed to cater for a large group, and we enjoyed relaxing around the fireplace in the evenings. Nearby Montreuil was a great place to stock up with produce from the market, gorgeous bread and cheeses. The glorious sunny weather was a bonus, and we've returned to the UK refreshed and relaxed.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A brilliant and sociable house

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Le Verger. The house is beautifully appointed and well equipped for a big group. The kitchen is a great focal point and we enjoyed making many great meals there, the double dishwashers was essential when catering for 13! The house is in a beautiful valley and a great location for exploring. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

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

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.

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cavron-Saint-Martin, 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
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
August Special price
19 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
8 night minimum stay
£1,400
 
 
August Bank Holiday Weekend
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
 
 
Autumn
23 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
From
£375
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Half term
21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
8 night minimum stay
£1,600
 
 
Winter
28 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
From
£375
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
From
£375
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

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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