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Rustic House On the Outskirts of Small Town, Famous Site of the Battle of Crecy

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Dec-2016
House in Crecy-en-Ponthieu, Somme, Picardie, France - Near to the Forest of Crecy and 20 Minutes Drive to Stunning Beaches and Charming Seaside Towns

Ideally located in the small historic town of Crecy-en-Ponthieu, site of the famous 1346 battle of Crecy, this charming, individual, spacious converted barn offers visitors a quiet get away. The interior of the house is full of character and atmosphere. The exterior has a pretty meadow area looking out on to rolling pastures. The town has museum, tourist office, two excellent bakeries, a supermarket, butcher, chemist, petrol, ATM, market on a Monday, two bars with table football and a hotel restaurant. A short distance away is the ancient forest of Crecy with its cycle tracks and walks through beautiful woodland. 20 minutes away are charming seaside towns and beautiful dune beaches. Special reduced rate for two week rentals and parties less than eight.

  • Sleeps 13
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

There are three of us who own this property: a couple and our very close friend. We have spent many happy times here together and separately, but due to busy lives and jobs don't visit as often as we'd like and would like others to have the opportunity to sample our house's enchanting atmosphere.

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Speaks English, French

3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

Bringing in the New Year in Crecy!

  • 5 of 5

A group of us stayed here to bring in the new year and couldn't have been happier about it! The house is amazing; quirky, cool and perfect for a group of mates. It was great to get away from London and the journey felt like nothing, a short hop from Dover to Calais and then a 90 minute or so drive (via a hypermache for the important provisions of vin and fromage) to the house. I

Jinny was fantastic, from advising on restaurants to patiently explaining the heating system numerous times to a group of tipsy revellers.

We couldn't have had a better time and have already booked in again for this new year - vive la crecy!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderfully preserved rustic home

  • 5 of 5

Me and 9 friends recently stayed in this wonderfully preserved rustic home. Upon arrival it felt as though we had been dropped into a scene from a fairy tale; the house bursts with colour from flowers seemingly growing out from the bricks. Inside, the vibrant Mexican room was the ideal spot to relax over breakfast and the spacious front room come dining area, separated by the raised wood fire, was a perfect place for unwinding in the evening. What made the house particularly special was the character and individuality it gains from the photographs, books and ornaments that the owners have clearly spent time and care choosing and collecting.

There was more than enough room for all of us, with four cosy double rooms and plenty of other futons/sofa beds dotted around the place. The hosts, who were there to meet us on arrival, gave us extensive, helpful advice on the surrounding area and we never found ourselves at a loose end. The house is located in Crecy en Ponthieu, a charming, cheerful little town, content to run at a relaxed, slow pace. It was only a five minute journey from a picturesque forest walk; a twenty minute journey from the beach (with warmish water!); twenty-five from the coastal town Saint-Valery, which offered mini golf followed by mussels and chips. It was a wonderful trip, where our daily lives were forgotten; there was no pining for technology, television or social media. Needless to say, we will certainly be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful rustic house with lots of character.

  • 5 of 5

I was completely bowled over by our stay in the house for what was an un-forgettable holiday. The house itself is full of character and rustic quirks. Whether it's relaxing in the Mexican room, sitting around the open fire or sun bathing in the orchard. The house has it all. The hosts were more than helpful. Even recommending things to do in the local area. One recommendation in particular, was a fantastic and reasonably priced Michelin star restaurant, 'La Cle des Champs". First class wining and dining for 30 to 40 euros a head. Top stuff! We'll definitely be booking a return stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Location

From the Owner

We bought the property because we had spent a number of happy family holidays in the region. We love this area for its peaceful rustic charm and beauty, and for its easy and quick access from the UK.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Annual "Writing for Children" courses are held here in May with Alan Durant, award-winning author.

Coast/Beach:

Just 20 minutes away is the charming, small fishing port of Le Crotoy, selling excellent seafood and having the only south facing beach in Northern France. On the opposite side of the Baie de Somme is St Valery, with its quayside restaurants and ancient walled city ramparts. Quend Plage, 30 minutes drive away, has stunning high dune backed beaches with cafes and restaurants in town.

Travel:

Airport: Le Touquet - 45 minutes

Railway: Abbeville and Rue - 15 minutes

Ferry and Channel Tunnel - approximately one hour

Distances:

Distances - driving:

Arras - 1 hr

Amiens - 45 minutes

Boulogne – 45 minutes

Le Touquet – 40 minutes

Paris - 2 ½ hrs

Eurodisney - 3 ½ hrs

Further Details:

Travelling in the direction of Arras are a number of First World War battlefield sites and cemeteries, well worth a visit. Arras itself is an attractive historic town, with three main squares surrounded by restaurants bars and shops. Only a 45 minute drive is the stunning Cathedral city of Amiens, with its amazing floating gardens.

A little further away is Rouen with its timber framed shopping centre and unmissable, modern cathedral dedicated to Joan of Arc set in a beautiful square.

Le Hourdel is a 30 minute drive away and has amazing wildlife with seals and a large variety of birds.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
£560
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Payment in sterling by bank transfer or if not cheques are accepted.
A 100 pound deposit when booking and the balance to be paid 5 weeks before rental. we also require a 100 pound deposit cheque sent with your balance, returnable after the final check of the property. Special reduced rate for two week rental and also for parties less than eight.

Changeover Day:
Flexible on change over day. The property is available from 3pm in the afternoon and must be vacated by 11am on the morning of departure.

Notes on prices:
Special reduced rate for two week rental and also for parties less than eight.

Booking Notes:
Payment in sterling by bank transfer or if not cheques are accepted.
A 100 pound deposit when booking and the balance to be paid 5 weeks before rental. we also require a 100 pound deposit cheque sent with your balance, returnable after the final check of the property.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Everyone who has stayed at this house has remarked on its magical, unique atmosphere. It is the perfect place to unwind and relax and has a very distinctive charm. We fell in love with it the moment we saw it.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • town

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath and overhead shower; two sinks and washing machine. Separate wc.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8-11+ (4/5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Downstairs: bedroom 1 - double bed; bedroom 2 - double bed. Upstairs: one large space with 3 areas running off each other: open plan living area/bedroom 3 with 3 futons; off this bedroom 4 - double bed and extra futon; leading to bedroom 5 - double bed.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The house has plenty of space for sleeping large parties with extra futons and sofabed space. The fireplace is stacked with wood for your personal use. Upstairs we have a wide selection of books and back copies of National Geographic. We provide a CD player with an ipod docking station, a radio and DVD player with DVDs. In a sitting room cabinet are board games and cards. A torch, first aid kit and sewing kit can be found under the bathroom sink. Outside: Outside seating area with table and chairs, suitable for alfresco dining. Long narrow garden leading to pretty meadow with fruit trees and overlooking fields. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Double and single duvets and pillows provided, please bring own towels and linen. If unable to bring linen and towels, these can be provided at an extra cost. Property is cleaned in between lettings. Other: Attractive Mexican style veranda with garden tables and chairs, sun lounger and pond.

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