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Two Family-Friendly Cottages With Large Garden - La Bobine Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights



La Bobine Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

You can enter the cottage from either the village main street or from the courtyard. Once inside, there’s a comfortable sitting and dining room with beamed ceiling and tiled floor.

The kitchen, which leads off the sitting room, is fully equipped with a gas cooker, fridge, freezer and other necessities. If you like to cook, you will be pleased to know that it is well-supplied with all the essentials.

The shower room and separate toilet are also on the ground floor.

Upstairs, a double bedroom provides plenty of space for a cot if required. The other bedroom has two single beds. Both rooms have plenty of hanging and storage space.

There is a washing machine in a laundry room shared with our other rental cottage, L'aiguille.

La Bobine has electric heating, UK tv and dvd player, and a wifi connection.

There is a large garden, ideal for childrens' games, with outdoor furniture and BBQ.

A cot and high chair are available.

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About the property


Both of our cottages have been renovated and thoughtfully furnished to create a relaxed, child-friendly home from home. We are barely an hour’s drive from Calais but are firmly in the traditional French countryside. Country ways and traditions are still strong; this is ‘real France – real close.' Aix-en-Issart is a small village of 280 souls situated on the Bras de Brosne trout river. There are a number of walks and cycle routes and, in the summer, the village hosts the Bras de Brosne festival. This diverse region of France makes for a good holiday: sightseeing and history, stunning beaches and children’s activities, mainstream shopping as well as lots of little markets and brocantes to potter round, golf, water sports and activities.

Susan Sharp
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
13 January, 2016

About Susan Sharp

Sue and Peter Sharp have lived and worked in France for 15 years (2017). We moved here after a busy life in London, in search of a different way of life and a different way of earning a living. We still miss some things about the UK - family, of course. Sue misses John Lewis department store. We used to miss Chinese food, but there's now a large restaurant and takeaway in Boulogne, so we can get a fix!

Susan Sharp purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Susan Sharp chose Pas-de-Calais

House hunting took three solid months and it's a testament to our marriage that we survived it! We needed a house that could provide a home for us, two gites and a studio for Sue, who designs and makes quilts, and teaches. The right place took some finding but we got there - and now, we are settled into and enjoy village life in Aix.

We love the Seven Vallees area of France. Beautiful countryside, lots of quirky villages, plenty to see and do - in a very traditional, rural location.

What makes this cottage unique

Our 60-year-old Massey Ferguson is a special feature, entrancing children...and some dads. Although in semi-retirement, it's pressed into service for rides around the garden and is often the first destination for children who have been here before.

Sue has a large patchwork workshop and welcomes curious visitors.

We also have a large quilt studio in the garden, where Sue works on her projects and runs classes.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Once you have decided to make a booking with us, we will send you (by post or email) our booking pack, which includes information on how to pay. We ask for a 50 per cent deposit in advance and require a signed booking form to confirm the reservation.

Changeover Day:
In peak holiday season, we usually operate a Saturday changeover. However, out of peak season, we are happy to agree a different day.
Arrival is usually at or after 4 pm, departure at or before 10 am.

Notes on prices:
Special offers on winter bookings. We charge a heating supplement for October - April bookings. Bedlinen and towels are available for hire. Short breaks available - contact us for prices. Please see our website for more information.


Accommodation and facilities for La Bobine Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)in Aix-en-Issart in Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: L'aiguille and La Bobine connect with interior doors so can be rented together by a group or large family. The combined properties sleep 12 people and has three bathrooms. Outside: The garden is big, mostly lawn and with lots of trees. Plenty of space for children to play and run around but it's easy to find a quiet corner to read. We have outdoor furniture and a large gas barbecue for outside eating and relaxing.


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

yorkshire england


  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a property in this area look no further,la Bobine is a little gem,very well equipped and comfortable even sharp knives in the kitchen unheard of in my experience of self catering properties,owners extremely helpful and friendly, delightful village, only wish our stay had been longer,we hope to return and would recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Chris and Dave. We're happy you enjoyed your time staying with us and we look forward to meeting you again.
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

It took us about an hour to get the the cottage from Calais and the directions we received were perfect - couldn't go wrong. La Bobine is in a quiet village about 10 minutes from Montreil and about half hour from the beautiful beaches. It's really well equipped and has everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Sue the owner is very friendly and was great to deal with responding very quickly to emails etc. We had three nights at La Bobine and a wonderful little break in northern France, can't wait to go back! It was just my husband and I staying but there is plenty of room for a family of four and the price is very reasonable - would definitely recommend, thanks Sue.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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