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.
Top Traveller Review
Beautiful homely accommodation
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
About the Owner
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.
(13 traveller reviews)
Very cosy old property
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
Beautiful homely accommodation
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.
Lovely house in quiet location
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.
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
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.
Wonderful homely welcoming space!
What a joy to arrive in such a welcoming, comfortable space. Barbara is a great host, and this house was perfect for us, a family of four. We only wish we could have stayed longer! This is well situated for a host of French cultural experiences, the Somme Valley and the war memorials being one, but we also found it a quick and easy jaunt to the seaside at Le Crotoy, The Underground Village at Naours, a host of pleasant Auberge's and other restaurants suitable for both parents and kids (10 and 13 years). Wifi and UK TV (along with a decent CD system) made entertaining the kids that bit easier. The barbeque also paid its debt with several quick and delicious meals made there.
This home has been built with love, so cleverly crafted, with a myriad of hand-fashioned features, so that everywhere you look there's a little upcycled piece of furniture, a window or a door, restored and given a new lease of life. The photos don't really do justice to the joy that's been put in to the building of this place. We came to the end of our week's stay, and just wanted to stay longer. Thanks to Barbara for being such a lovely host and although we never met Chris, thanks to him too for all the joy we got from his creative handiwork!
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
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.
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.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
Balance due 6 weeks before arrival date
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
From the Owner
“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.”
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Music Library ...
- Television ...
- Video Library ...
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only ...
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- theme parks
- bird watching
- gambling casinos
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- 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.
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- 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.