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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:
24 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.


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.


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 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
Bristol U.K.

Traditional French cottage - fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Ideal for visiting the Somme area and a very peaceful gite - very well equipped

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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It was very sweet with plenty of space for a family of five

  • 4 of 5

The home was really nice and typical of the region, plenty of rooms and beds, clean towels and linen and well stocked with utensils etc needed for cooking and preparing food, the little courtyard was smaller than expected but ended up being just fine for the children to play , we used the BBQ and outside table several enjoyable times, it was a pleasant quiet area but within good travelling distances for so many amazing places , the home could do with a deep clean for cobwebs and old travel brochures and things but was not dirty, and tall hubby an advanced warning of the small doorways upstairs xx we came home from a sweaty hot day in Paris to clean fresh bedding a week into holiday which was lovely , highly reccomend x

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Full of charm, well worth a visit.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is lovely, full of character and quirkiness. The low doors upstairs caused much entertainment, as we are all over six feet tall, but it only added to the charm of the place. Clean and extremely well equipped. Welcome basket was much appreciated.

Instructions were clear and concise, plenty of ideas for day trips, along with maps to help us on our way.

It was clean, beds were comfortable, sofas were comfortable. There really isn't anything bad or even indifferent to say about this property.

Our party consisted of two teenage boys, myself and my husband...and Grandma came too! It's no mean feat to keep everyone happy, but we did. To be fair, good WiFi always helps, and guess what? The WiFi is excellent!

The only slight spanner in the works was the fact that the boulangerie was closed for refurbishment, but the little supermarket was just fine.

So, I highly recommend this property, you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to thank you for your glowing review we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, sorry about the head bumps,we have done it a million times.but as you say that makes the house quirky. Sorry we couldn't be there to meet you but hopefully in the future. We wish you all the best for the rest of the summer. regards Barbara and Chris
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Candas, Picardie

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
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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