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Cottage Ideal for Families

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Cottage in Dompierre-sur-Authie, Somme, France - Peaceful Village Location

This charming cottage is located in the center of the small village of Dompierre-sur-Authie in the Somme department of France. It is ideal for those seeking a relaxing family holiday, although it is only a short drive to Auxi-le-Chateau or Hesdin where you will find supermarkets, shops, cafes, restaurants, boulangeries and a swimming pool and 10 pin bowling alley. There is a market in Hesdin every Thursday morning which is well worth a visit. There are numerous family run restaurants in the surrounding villages that have an authentic French atmosphere.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

My husband and I moved to France permanently in 2011 where we run a property management company in the Pas de Calais. We manage the gite in Dompierre-sur-Authie on behalf of the owner. We own the gite in Fougerolles du Plessis ourselves.

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Speaks English, French

7 Reviews

4.4
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

Lovely Family Gite

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in Dompierre which is a lovely village and well situated for exploring the WW1 battlefields and cemetries also the Somme Bay and nature reserves - there is lots to do and see. The Gite was cosy and well equipped and with a lovely big garden running down to a stream at the end. We had a super long weekend and would certainly recommend this Gite.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful, relaxing gite. Great for all the family.

  • 4 of 5

We had a brilliant holiday. Shuna was absolutely brilliant at answering any of our queries before the holiday. Once there, we were not disappointed. The gite itself is very comfortable and relaxing with everything we needed. Our five year old son loved sitting with us by the stream watching for water rats and then running around the large garden having water fights. It's a great base for visiting the various medieval towns nearby as well as lots of lovely beaches. Would definitely recommend this gite to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful relaxing gite in a wonderful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Our two families stayed here for a week, despite the weather being against us for the first few days we still had a wonderful time. The gite is very well equipped and spacious. The garden is a fantastic size, especially for young children. The gite is ideally situated to get to most places and never too far from a supermarket to stock up on all the wonderful French cheeses and wines. The drive from Calais to the gite was super easy, just don't forget that there are tolls on the main roads, you don't need change though and can just pay by card. There are a few markets near by which we enjoyed visiting, just be sure to go in the morning otherwise you will miss them. We also spent the day at Le Touquet which was amazing. All in all a fantastic stay and look forward to going back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Peaceful retreat

  • 4 of 5

A lovely, well equipped gite in a peaceful location. My boys especially liked the stream at the end of the garden (even though the water was absolutely freezing) and the bikes left by the owner for the use of guests. We took advantage of ordering a meal for our arrival from Shuna the caretaker and it was delicious! The kitchen was well equipped for cooking at home but we did eat out occasionally at some of the recommended restaurants. My only criticism is that I would have liked more towels but that is just a personal preference!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Comfortable Rural Retreat

  • 4 of 5

4 male OAP's on our annual outing. Charming house in the middle of nowhere. Stream at the bottom of the (very large) garden ideal for paddling. No facilities locally, but 15 mins drive from nearest supermarket etc at Hesdin. Have stayed in and around this area many times and continue to enjoy it - wildlife, WW1 legacy sites, historic battlefields and seaside all within easy reach. House was well furnished and equipped (but no TV). Would use again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A RELAXING VILLAGE LOCATION

  • 4 of 5

The cottage has everything a family looking for a relaxing holiday in the country could need. It is extremely well equipped. The village of Dompierre-sur-Authie its self has no shops but a drive of only a few minutes brings you to Creasy for two boulangeries and a small supermarket. Hesdin a twenty minute drive to the north is a lovely town with large supermarkets on its edge and plenty of restaurants. Try The Globe in the town square for lunch or dinner they welcome children and speak some English.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The current owners bought this property to enjoy with their family. They find themselves unable to use it as much as they would like, so wish to share the house and this friendly part of France with others.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Beauvais at 123 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Douriez at 6 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 112 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Nampont St Martin at 16 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Douriez at 6 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Berck at 30 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The seaside resorts of Le Crotoy and St Valery sur Somme are about 40 minutes away. Le Crotoy has many seafood restaurants, and specialises in moulles frites. St Valery is a very picturesque town with a busy market every Sunday morning. During the summer months a steam train makes the trip round the bay of the Somme between Le Crotoy and St Valery.

Travel:

Eurotunnel and the ferry port at Calais are just over an hour away. The ferry port at Dunkirk is an hour and 40 minutes away. Use of a car is essential.

Distances:

The Abbaye de Valloires with its famous Abbey and gardens is 10 minutes away. The beaches at Le Crotoy and St Valery are 40 minutes away. Crecy-en-Ponthieu, the site of the famous battle of Crecy, is a mere 10 minutes away. Abbeville, with its many shops and restaurants is half an hour away. Montreuil sur mer is half an hour away. Victor Hugo wrote 'Les Miserables' here and every year there is a night time performance on the ramparts of the old town.

Further Details:

Local shops can be found in Crecy-en Ponthieu, 10 minutes away and in Hesdin, or Auxi-le-Chateau - both about 20 minutes away. Here you will find supermarkets, banks, boulangeries, pharmacies etc. Hesdin also has many good restaurants, and a very large market on a Thursday morning. There is a recently constructed indoor swimming pool and 10 pin bowling alley. There are several restaurants nearby. The Auberge de Coq en Pate is to be found in Argoules, Le Val d'Authie restaurant in Saulchoy and L'estaminet De L'Andouiller is in Douriez. They are all about 10 minutes by car from Dompierre.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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4 night minimum stay
£257
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£450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 is required to secure your booking. Thereafter the balance and damage deposit of £150 is due 2 weeks before the start of your holiday. PayPal is the accepted method of payment.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is completely flexible. Arrival is normally at 16:00, departure at 10am, but this is also flexible.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • The family bathroom is on the ground floor and has a bath with shower over and wash hand basin. Next door is the cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin. On the first floor is a cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor and has a king size bed. Bedroom 2 is on the first floor and has a double bed and a settee. Bedroom 3 is the childrens room and has a child sized single bed, a standard sized single, a double and a bed settee.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: There is a log burner in the lounge and wood is provided free for your use. Other heating is by wall mounted electric heaters and a heating supplement will apply from October to March based on electricity consumption. Outside: The garden is laid mostly to lawn and there is garden furniture for your use. Bicycles and games are stored in the shed and are available for you to use at your own risk. Please note that a small tributary to the Authie river runs along the boundary of the property. It is slow flowing and quite shallow - ideal for paddling on a hot summer day, but the access to it is not fenced off. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned before and after each set of guests. Towels and sheets are available to hire at a cost of £20 per bed, although you are welcome to bring your own.

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