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Cottage Ideal for Families

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Shuna Veitch
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

About Shuna Veitch

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.

Why Shuna Veitch chose Somme

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.

Location

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

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dompierre-sur-Authie in Somme

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.230769 based on 13 reviews
4

Lovely gité in the beautiful French countryside

  • 4 of 5

Very nice gité in a nice quiet village near hesdin. We all had a great time kayaking, and visiting local points of interest. The bikes in the shed where great for the kids

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property, but needs TLC

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I with our 2 teenage daughters stayed here for a week. The house is spacious & full of character. The garden is enormous ! with a lovely stream running along the bottom. The village is small & beautiful, within easy reach of amenities & lots of sightseeing, as well as beaches. We very much enjoyed our stay but we think the property would benefit from some improvements & a little TLC. The property details listed a BBQ, we thought great, however it was very small, quite rusty and not in a usable state as previous guests (presumably) had not cleaned it and it was used as an ashtray!! The details also state garden furniture for guest use. However these were in such a dreadful state we had to clean them before we could use them. The lighting was poor in certain areas e.g. the children's bedrooms and in the kitchen. The amenities mention a television which is there, but has no sort of aerial connection to the satellite dish outside (which seems odd). There is also a washing machine, which we tried to use but that didn't work either. And the cooker hob has one faulty ring. Overall this property could be fantastic but seems to have been neglected regarding maintenance.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am glad you enjoyed your holiday. I have passed your various observations on to the owners for their information. While there is a washing machine in the cottage, it is not listed as a facility for guests on the advert, as it is slightly temperamental and only the owners can make it work properly. There is a 4 spot light in the kitchen which provides ample illumination - perhaps you did not find the switch. The childrens' bedroom is bedecked with fairy lights deliberately to create a magical atmosphere for young children. We will put another lamp in there for anyone who might want to read.
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4

Charming gite in a beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

Our seventh stay in this region of France in the last 5 years & Dompierre is undoubtedly the most picturesque village so far. We had excellent weather & were able to take advantage of the huge garden while the kids splashed around in the stream that runs alongside. The garden was a real bonus and sitting out with the church, a chateau and the river as a backdrop was fab. The garden furniture itself could do with updating as it's literally on its last legs. Having bikes was great too although a pump would have been handy. Our youngest (9) easily managed a 9 mile ride and the roads were very quiet (recommend Dompierre to Le Boisle south of the river & back via Labroye and Rapechy to the north). Traffic is very light through the village and the cottage was very peaceful. It did take a while to find as the dierctions say the cottage is behind a telephone box (which has been removed). Still, the village is tiny so we didn't have to hunt too long.

The cottage itself was spacious for a family of 4 and packed with rustic charm. Sun streamed in and it was a pleasure eating at the kitchen table. The lounge was also comfy although we didn't need the fire. The kitchen itself is fairly basic but has everything you'd want to rustle up dinner. However, there is no freezer (something to consider if you're shopping on the way).

The property was clean but it seemed that we were the first visitors of the year perhaps as it didn't have that lived in feel and the downstairs bedroom did feel a little damp. Inevitable by a river in April?

The kids shared a room upstairs instead and they loved it (although the sockets seem to have been blocked and there were no lamps/lights in the room). All the rooms were comfortable and everyone slept well.

We couldn't get the washing machine to do a spin but it was warm enough to dry things outside and although we didn't visit to watch TV, it was packed away inside a cupboard and not connected to anything. Not a problem for us but might be for some. We love this area and recommend Le Touquet and St Valery on the coast. We have stayed in Montreuil before and is well worth a ramparts walk. We visted Arras this time and that was a lovely town (don't miss the WWI tunnels).Overall, this was a charming, comfortable & enjoyable property, ideal for the fine weather. A bit of updating with a few of the facilities and it would be perfect. No hesitation in recommending and would love to spend another sunny week there.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. The owners have taken your comments on board and have now replaced the old garden furniture. There were a couple of pumps for the bike tyres, one in the bike shed and an electric one in the under stairs cupboard. It seems that the lights in the childrens bedroom had been unplugged. The owner has now taped the plug in place to stop it being unplugged in then future. The directions sent out to guests have been updated to reflect the fact that the phonebox has been removed.
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4

Good place to explore the beautiful area

  • 4 of 5

Very large garden (mainly grass) supports playtime!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dompierre-sur-Authie, Picardie

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
3 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£257
for 4 nights
£450
 
 
Autumn half term
14 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£286
for 4 nights
£500
 
 
Late autumn
29 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£257
for 4 nights
£450
 
 
Xmas
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£343
for 4 nights
£600
 
 
Spring
1 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£286
for 4 nights
£500
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Autumn
3 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£286
for 4 nights
£500
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£257
for 4 nights
£450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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