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Self Catering accommodation In the village of Candas, Picardie, France

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Beautiful 3 /4 bedroom property in a peaceful typically French village.

Come and relax in a typical French farmhouse located in Candas, a small village in the midst of Picardie.

The old farmhouse converted barns consist of

on the ground floor,open plan lounge.with comfortable seating for you to relax and enjoy English TV/ DVD and music centre.

Well equipped kitchen/diner with sink, electric cooker and hob,microwave,fridge,toaster,coffee machine and plenty of crocery and other utensils for your use.

1 Twin bedroom with ensuite shower.

First floor 1 Double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 single bedroom all sharing a family bathroom with overhead shower.

Your accommodation is in the barns which has been renovated to a high standard, although attached to the main house (they are self contained)

Access to the pretty courtyard garden which has table, chairs and bbq and parking space.

With knowledge of buying and renovating properties we can offer any advice so please feel free to ask any questions.

The village has a superb bakers with fresh bread and croissants baked each morning to start you day off right.

There is a small supermarket, hair dressers,post office and a very friendly bar so you can mix with the locals and we are sure you will feel the magic of our village as we do.

More Details

Barbara or Chris Wood
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Barbara or Chris Wood

We are Barbara and Chris Wood your hosts,although we bought in the 90's we only moved here in 2000 we were both born in London in the 40's and felt it was time to move to our sleepy village and started the massive renovation project which is still ongoing. Chris is a Coppersmith by trade and i worked in childcare for most of my working career. We are very happy in France and go back to England regularly to visit family and friends.

Barbara or Chris Wood purchased this house in 1990

Why Barbara or Chris Wood chose Somme

We hope you will appreciate our property as much as we do, although the village is quite rural we are in easy reach of three large towns Amiens, Abbeville and Arras

all withing a 40 minute drive.

We feel it has the best of both worlds although peaceful, we can get to Paris in 2 hrs or the beaches in an hour.

What makes this house unique

We both fell in love with this property at first site, all the features in the main house eg an old bread oven and inglenook fireplaces. The walls are of the traditional torshi (wood and packed straw) warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

The converted barns were originally to house the cattle. There was no ceiling or stairs the top landing was the hayloft , so its been a labour of love for both of us, and we have never lost that enthusiasm.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Candas in Somme

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shared family bathroom for first floor
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite for the fourth bedroom on ground floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , plus en suite on ground floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Our courtyard garden has parking space and includes table, chairs and bbq. Also available to use is utility room with washing machine, iron and ironing board on request.


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Self Catering accommodation In the village of Candas, Picardie, France
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Our stay in Candas

  • 5 of 5

Nice well-equipped Gite. It would have been nice to meet the owners but they were away. Welcome pack was welcome! We did have a little electrical problem but their key holders soon sorted it for us. Nice village - shame that the Boulangerie was closed for refurbishment but we were able to get baguettes at the Cocci market which was very handy. Nice area & well situated for British Cemetaries. We also saw the Gardens at Les Valloires & at Maizicourt which is smaller but better, we thought.

Very handy for Eurotunnel - approx 2 hours.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very cosy old property

  • 4 of 5

The house was exactly as shown in the listing. Very clean and all amenities provided.

Barbara and Chris left a welcome package which was greatly appreciated.

Ideal spot for touring World War 1, locations

The house was spotlessly clean

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review thank you so much we are so glad you had a good time in France and would be lovely to see you back sometime. Best wishes to all of you Regards Barbara and Chris
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Beautiful homely accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful house in a great wee village. Fully stocked supermarket and a bakery for daily fresh bread just around the corner. We had come here to allow our 88 year old mother to visit the Somme area and the downstairs bedroom and bathroom was ideal for her. As soon as you walked in to the house you felt at home. Spotless and equipped with everything you could possibly need and more, all the stuff you would have in your own home and kitchen. Not like other rental properties that if they accommodate 8 there's 8 knives, 8 forks etc. Lovely welcome pack waiting for us too. Delightful outside eating area which the weather allowed us to use often. Great location to explore all the surrounding towns and beautiful countryside. I could genuinely not recommend the property more highly. Many thanks for a wonderful stay, Tony McCann and family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for a glowing review so glad you all had a lovely stay in our house and had everything you needed. Usually we always try to meet and greet our guests but unfortunately not this time. Best wishes to your mother and the rest of your family and we would be delighted to meet you again in the future regards Barbara and Chris
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Lovely house in quiet location

  • 4 of 5

Barbara & Chris were very pleasant & helpful hosts.The house had everything we needed for a family of 7 including English TV & DVD player with a selection of DVDs.There was a washing machine & tumble dryer.The house was situated in a small village with,bar,shop & bakers & a short drive from Doullens for a larger supermarket.Unfortunately for us we had atrocious weather which really spoilt our time there but that was just our bad luck.

There was a lovely patio set & barbecue but because of the weather we were unable to take advantage of them.There was a bathroom & 3 bedrooms upstairs & a twin room & shower /toilet downstairs which was ideal for us( Grandma & Granddad).Everything was clean & comfortable with towels provided.All in all it was a clean,comfortable & welcoming place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your kind review it was a pleasure to meet you all, but as you say your holiday was somewhat marred by the terrible weather you had. Thanks for choosing our accommodation for your stay and we would love to see you in the future. Regards Barbara and Chris
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic stay. Barbara and Chris are amazing and think of everything. The location was superb and handy for all the places we wanted to visit. They are amazing people and it is like home from home. We had the best time. Thank you both so much

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay with us it was a pleasure to meet you. Hope all your plans for the 4th went well we both look forward to meeting you again sometime. Regards Barbara and Chris
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Easter Break

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic week spent in Candas. Barbara & Chris are great hosts and made us very welcome. Comfortable, spacious and well equipped property. It was a lovely Easter break for our family of six. Within easy reach of all nearby points of interest. Lovely Boulangerie in Candas, the owner was very friendly. Would definitely recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments we enjoyed your stay hope to see you and your lovely family again regards Barbara and Chris
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Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Arras or Abbeville
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Opale Coast
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The Somme area is steeped in history, famous for 1st and 2nd World War memorials.

The towns of Amiens, Arras and Abbeville have beautiful cathedrals, many shops and restaurants.

Markets play a big part in French cuisine, offering everything from flowers to livestock, and you will not be disappointed with local cheeses, wines and vegetables.

Take a visit to the magical Christmas Markets to buy special handmade gifts or just to wander and have a glass of hot spiced wine.They start end November through to Christmas

The underground village of Naors,where they lived in the 100 year war is enthralling.

The archaeological site of Samara is a must to see how they built houses and see the skills through the ages and a great day out for a picnic.

The Hortillionnage (floating garden) is a lovely way to relax on the canals and a must to visit along with the famous Amien Cathedral and also the home of Jules Verne.

White sandy beaches are within a 60 minute drive you can take your pick of the Cote Opale

Paris is 2 hrs drive or why not take the train and treat yourself to the open top bus tour of the city

Disney/Asterix theme park can be reached within 2 hrs by train or car.Or visit Bagatelle theme park appx 1 hrs drive to the coast and with an entrance fee of 20€ per person much cheaper than Disney.

The area is renowned for fishing, (groups can hire a lake for the day).or just hire a rod,and bbq's and picnic tables are provided so you can cook your catch, how good is that

For walkers there are planned walks of differing lengths depending on your ability.


Our property is within 2 hrs by car from Calais ferries or Tunnel.

on the A16 towards Boulogne you join a toll road at Boulogne and come off at junction 22 the fee is appx 8€ which you can pay with a credit card


Our village is in the middle of three big towns Amien, Arras,and Abbeville all 40 minutes away by car. with plenty of shops, restaurants and places of interest.

Further Details:

Candas has a boulangerie for fresh baked bread each morning, a small supermarket, hairdressers,post office,church and very friendly bar,giving you the opportunity to mix with the locals. why not join us to take part in local events,we are sure you will feel the same magic as we do. There are restaurants within 7 miles in the car.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Candas, Picardie

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £40

Booking Notes:

Balance due 6 weeks before arrival date

Changeover Day:
In peak season June July Aug Sept our changeover days are Saturday arrival after 2pm departure 11am. Other months we are flexible on arrival days

Notes on prices:
We do not have high and low season rates.

Price per wk sleeps 5, s/c basis, linen not inc £470,with linen £500

Full occupancy sleeps 7 s/c basis, linen not inc £650,with linen £700

Part weeks s/c basis available, minimum 3 nights, £90 per night not available in July and August

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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