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Lovely Former Bakery In The Seven Valleys



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
House in Embry, Nr. Hesdin, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France - Beautifully Renovated House Situated In The 7 Valleys Area Of Northern France

Large former bakery. Large mature garden with lots of fruit trees, terrace with teak garden furniture and charcoal BBQ. 8 bikes for the use of residents, TV, DVD player, Wii, Apple tv; pool table and lots of games/puzzles;books;dvdd for when it rains. Full electric heating and wood burning stove. Well behaved pets by arrangement. Situated in the 7 Valleys area of Northern France, located between the medieval walled town of Montreuil and the bustling market town of Hesdin. Just 25 miles from Boulogne, less than 1 hour from The Channel Tunnel, but in a different world.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

If I said it's been a life long dream to own a house in France would you believe me? I first visited The Bakery three years ago; from the moment my sister in law and I walked through the door we knew we were somewhere special. I've visited every year since and am now lucky enough to own The Bakery. I am a Mum of 2, work in the legal profession but enjoy more than anything enjoy the simple pleasures in life; relaxing; good food and wine always surrounded by friends/family. I come from a big family surrounded by love and laughter. I love cycling, swimming and running; my daughter has a horse and my son is a keen swimmer and boarder! I have owned The Bakery since September 2014 and am continually investing in the house to make it even more comfortable for guests. Please come and find out for yourself ...

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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Friday for a long weekend. Under an hour from the tunnel, yet set in the most picturesque rural France. Everything was ready for us, all we had to do was a short stop at the supermarket, drop our bags and the holiday began. The kitchen is well stocked with every condiment, teas, coffees etc. No need to head back out to get all those little things that are generally missing from a holiday rental. The house itself is large, and would comfortably sleep 12. The owners have renovated, yet kept all the charm and character of a typical French country building. The attention to the finer details are what make it feel like home from just stepping inside.

The setting is within beautiful grounds, and adjacent to a running stream to dip one's toes whilst enjoying a drink in the sunshine.

The walks, cycle rides (yes, even bicycles are provided!) through breath taking scenery are second to none. We had barbecues every night on the terrace.

I would recommend this venue for large groups, for walking holidays, cycle clubs to make their base, families who want to relax and spend time together, or just a group of friends who wish to chill, laugh, eat, drink and enjoy this little piece of heaven.

We shall be back, and have already booked our Autumn break! Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Winter weekend break

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at The Bakery twice this winter - and both times it has been a wonderful place to spend the weekend. The house is warm - especially with the wood-burner in the dining room - which makes it a perfect place to relax around the table with friends. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious - so preparing food for a crowd is easy. The beds are comfortable, and there are loads of warm duvets and throws to make everything cosy. During the day we enjoyed healthy walks in the lovely countryside around the village. On Saturday we drove to nearby Montreuil - buying up produce from local producers in the market, and the cheese shop, and stocking up with wine from the Wine Society. We hope to return again later in the year.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Bakery

  • 5 of 5

Ten of us had a wonderful week at the Bakery. A lovely sunny, well proportioned house within the beautiful 7 valleys; a revelation to us and so near the Tunnel but another world and very friendly locals. We really appreciated the incredibly well stocked kitchen (thoughtfully including bags, foil, cling film and lots of tea towels) and the goodies left us – what a treat. We had lovely meals on the sunny patio and it was so lovely eating all together on the long table with the woodburner glowing away. We had comfy beds, nice clean linen and good hot showers always when we needed them. We loved the bicycles and used them most days cycling a couple of times to the tiny cafe up the road. We went on walks, did our runs. We ate out at Le Touquet which was a fun trip out and we particularly liked Hesdin which is a lovely small town with a river running through. We had a nice meal there at the Globe and went back for the Thursday market and to busk and dance outside the restaurant on the invitation of the owner Karen. Lots we could have done including going to the beautiful forests in the area but ran out of time.

Karen who looks after things at the Bakery was very nice and extremely helpful. We didn't need to call her during the week but felt we could have done if needed.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Loads of space

  • 4 of 5

Great dealing with Damien in UK. Six adults - two tall teenagers- two children and one dog found plenty of space in this rustic old bakery with super fast WiFi. Great selection of bikes to borrow. 20-30 mins away from a host of amenities. Downstairs furnishing and beds comfy. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic week in France

  • 4 of 5

With only three of us staying in the house there was obviously plenty of room and it is very comfortably appointed with plenty of toys, games and DVDs. But it wouldn't have felt crowded with double that number or more. The Seven Valleys is an area we usually fly past on the motorway but it is a beautiful and relaxing area which we'll be coming back to - especially as it's just 45 minutes from the Tunnel. Plenty of places to go for a quiet walk or cycle straight from the house and you're only 25-30 minutes away from the fantastic beaches at Le Touquet. We also explored some of the local (within 30-60 min drive) WW1 and WW2 sites - Vimy Ridge and Le Coupole well worth a visit. Also a very easy drive to Nausica for the only grey/wet day we had all week. Dealing with Damian (and Karen on the French side) was easy and they're both very focused on making sure you enjoy this lovely holiday property. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect place to chill out...

  • 5 of 5

I chose this house because it was ideally located for us to see three stages of the Tour de France. Damian was helpful and friendly from my first contact with him and the English couple who look after the house for them were equally nice and very welcoming.

The house was clean, well equipped and spacious yet felt cosy at the same time. There was plenty of information available about the local area, amenities and tourist attractions. We loved being able to play pool and air hockey upstairs especially as there is plenty of space for those who are not playing to sit and chat/watch. This property is full of character and original features which add to its charm and because of the extremely peaceful location you can't fail to immediately relax - you rarely see a vehicle. We really enjoyed sitting together around the huge table in the dining room just off the kitchen which which was equipped with everything we might need. The garden is beautiful, full of lovely shrubs and fruit trees with plenty of space for playing games, sunbathing or just relaxing with a glass or wine or a G&T on the raised patio area. We used the outside space most days for a BBQ which was great.

The local scenery is just stunning, perfect for walking and cycling and in fact there is a lovely stream/river, L'Embrienne, which runs parallel with the property and which you can follow as you cycle or walk. The roads are so quiet and in such good condition that you feel incredibly safe on a bike which is great if you lack confidence or have children in your party. We took our own bikes with us but there are plenty to borrow from the garage which is excellent. Le Touquet is definitely worth a trip, lots of interesting shops, great cafes and restaurants and a lovely beach.

I was lucky enough to go back this June having recommended it to a friend for her birthday celebrations and had an equally wonderful time. Despite there being twice as many of us we never felt crowded - it was definitely a case of the more the merrier as we didn't stop laughing. We fell in love with this house from the minute we arrived and did not want to leave, we all have such happy memories of our time spent there.

We'll definitely be booking again and I do hope this glowing review doesn't make that difficult for me! If this house were to come up for sale I can honestly say that I wouldn't think twice about trying to buy it.

PS. I am particularly fond of the local cats and the donkeys up the road are very friendly!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this, and the other, reviews. We really appreciate the positive responses as we have put many months of work into the garden, the house and the contents. It is quite hard work but this makes it all worthwhile!
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Activity and Interests


Le Touquet, with its vast sandy beach, in about 20 miles away as well as Breck another beautiful large beach.


Boulogne 25 miles, Calais 48 miles.


Hesdin, Montreuil, Fruges 10 miles approx.

Further Details:

The local village of Hucqueliers, 6 miles, has a good supermarket, 2 bars, a restaurant, bakery and several other shops. The nearest restaurant is about 3 miles away, open most of the time.

Lots of great walking and cycling in the immediate vicinity, 8 bikes are provided (at the riders own risk). Canoeing, horse riding, wind-surfing, swimming all nearby.


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Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner by email to discuss rentals. 50% deposit required at time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Change over day Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Please note that prices vary for weekend bookings

Bed linen/towels are available at 12e per person payable locally to our manager

Electricity payable locally to our manager

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

  • house


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs, shower room with loo and hand basin. Upstairs, shower room with loo and hand basin.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Downstairs bedrooms 1 and 2 with double bed. Upstairs bedrooms 3 and 4 with 2 single beds. Upstairs bedroom 5 with king size bed and single bed. Sitting room with double sofa bed. 2 x cot.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: This is a truly beautiful property, lovingly restored - check us out on Facebook! Outside: The garden is large and mature, with plum trees, apple trees, raspberry bushes, a peach tree and vines to name but a few Patio with high quality garden furniture and a large barbecue. Securely fenced and gated. Parking for up to 3 cars. Utility Room: Fridge; chest freezer and washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is available at 12 Euro/person. Local English couple just a phone call away if any problems arise. Property is cleaned between lets. Other: Dining room with large pine dining table and ten dining chairs, wood/coal burner, rocking chair.

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