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Self Catering Accommodation Sleeps up to 12 people 4 en suite rooms.

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

About the property

Farmhouse in Herly, Nr. Montreuil, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. - Quiet Village 30 Mins From The Coast. Perfect for cyclists, fishermen and walkers.

"19" is a tastefully renovated fermette. The original barns and stables of the farmhouse have been converted into spacious fully self contained holiday accommodation.

Ideal for families, packages can also be arranged for groups and for special occasions

The gite can sleep up to 12 people in 4 en suite rooms Each room has a single and double bed with space for the addition of a cot if needed.

The living area includes a spacious lounge, fully equipped kitchen and laundry. The enclosed garden is safe for young children and includes a patio, decking area and BBQ.

A welcome pack of essentials is provided for all self catering guests but if you need something in particular please let us know and we will try our best to obtain this for you.

A continental buffet style breakfast and a four course evening meal which includes drinks, can be provided at an additional cost, when the owners are on site

Accessibility:

All rooms are on the ground floor and have ramp access but the en suite bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible.

House rules:

The rooms are non smoking (smoking is allowed outside) and sorry we are unable to cater for pets with the exception of assistance dogs.

Local shops, bars and restaurants are within easy reach but due to it's rural location, a car is essential.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Jan Forster
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2017

About Jan Forster

Originally from Kent, Jan and Geoff have spent many holidays in France and having fallen in love with the French way of life, finally decided to buy their dream house.

Jan and Geoff look forward to welcoming you to their beautiful French home

Jan Forster purchased this farmhouse in 2017

Why Jan Forster chose Pas-de-Calais

For many years we just passed through Northern France en route to our holiday destination,until one year we decided to stay. Since we have never been anywhere else. This beautiful area of France, often overlooked has so much to offer and we hope that you will fall in love with it too

What makes this farmhouse unique

The village of Herly is rural enough to ensure that you have a peaceful and relaxing break but close enough to civilisation to not feel too remote

Guestbook comments from the manager

We were very pleased to be your guests and would happily return to see you again. You are really good hosts in that you are unobtrusive for most of the time but always there if you are needed for anything. We wish you every success, and look forward to seeing you both at some time in the future!
May 2015
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Guestbook comments from the manager

We were very pleased to be your guests and would happily return to see you again. You are really good hosts in that you are unobtrusive for most of the time but always there if you are needed for anything. We wish you every success, and look forward to seeing you both at some time in the future!
May 2015
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9 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

5

Interesting property, rural location, great w/e

  • 5 of 5

An interesting property, full of character and steeped in history, in a remote rural location. A great setting for a long weekend for three generations of our family.

The former stables have been converted into four identical ensuite bedrooms, each with a double and single bed, opening on to a covered verandah facing the garden (with trampoline, sandpit and patio), and a field of cows beyond. The verandah is open on one side to the garden. And a great place for young children to play on scooters etc., even if it is raining.

The bedrooms were each separately lockable, and although accessed from a covered verandah and covered walkway from the living / dining space were not quite in the same building. My wife and I didn't feel comfortable with our young children sleeping separately from us given the rooms are not internally connected, so we slept separately, each with a child. A door between two of the rooms would be a helpful modification from our perspective!

At the end of the verandah the barn has been converted into a large living / dining space with a sofa area (complete with TV), and two separate dining tables. It is ornately decorated with tapestries and coats of arms on the walls, and furnished with various sideboards and a drinks trolley. At the end a kitchen and separate utility room are well-equipped: gas oven and hob, additional electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, double sink, washing machine, dryer, fridge, additional large fridge freezer, etc.

Although remote, Herly provided a good base for cycling on the many nearby quiet roads and for exploring nearby places. Here’s a brief summary of the places we visited in case of use to future visitors.

• Le Touquet – a lovely upmarket seaside town with many nice restaurants, 45 mins drive away, recommend Le Matisse for lunch.

• Boulogne’s aquarium is well worth a visit - great wet weather plan ;.

• Montreuil, a delightful old city – recommend Le Pot du Clape

Mike and Patsy were delightful hosts: caring and attentive but gave us our own space. They provided a lovely welcome basket (sparkling wine, cake, croissants, milk, orange juice, biscuits, freshly laid eggs) and were a fount of local knowledge for any questions we had. They kindly provided age-appropriate toys for our young children which was much appreciated.

Our thanks to Mike and Patsy for being such great hosts, and for a lovely long weekend. We had a very enjoyable and memorable visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is an amazing review, we are really delighted to read it . Thank you Justyn and family, you were the perfect guests, Regards and Best Wishes Mike and Patsy
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5

Fantastic place for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

A party of four of us have recently spent a long weekend (3 nights) here, and what a place it is! Most importantly, everywhere was spotlessly clean. The refurbishment of the living area and bedrooms has been done to a very high standard, and there's everything to make our holiday comfortable. The big garden is suitable for children of all ages, there's an undercover games area, a barbecue, and verandahs at the front and back. The relaxation area with the big sofa and armchairs has a big TV with hundreds of English channels, and a huge log burner (everything needed was supplied). The kitchen has a full-size double sink, microwave, coffee machine (with pods supplied), toaster, dishwasher and plenty of cutlery and crockery. The utility room contains another (larger) fridge-freezer, washing machines, tumble dryer, iron, trouser press - the list seems endless!

The four bedrooms are completely separate to the living area, and each has its own toilet and shower (very powerful and with endless hot water). The beds were really comfortable and the rooms were quite spacious.

The location is superb too - right in the countryside, reasonably close to Calais, but not too far from fast roads. We visited Le Touquet, Boulogne-sur-Mer, we fell in love with Montreuil and a couple of their restaurants, and it's only about 10 minutes to Hucqueliers, where there's a boulangerie, supermarket (with 24-hour petrol), and an Auberge restaurant (English-speaking owner).

The owners, Mike and Patsy, were superb hosts. Nothing was too much trouble for them - Mike helped me with lighting the log burner, answered my endless questions about "where is the nearest..." and "can you recommend..." There was a bottle of Champagne as part of the welcome too, and biscuits, instant coffee, tea... and Mike asked us if we'd like him to get anything from the local shop so it was ready for when we arrived (at our expense, of course)!

A note of caution - if you are visiting during the colder weather, as we did, keeping warm is a bit challenging. The bedrooms each have an electric fan

heater, and the living area has two electric radiators as well as the log burner. However, once in bed under the duvets, we were all as warm as toast.

We all had a great time staying here, and we thoroughly recommend it. There is so much to see and do in this area of France, I've no doubt that we will be revisiting Mike and Patsy again. We wish them continued success - they thoroughly deserve it

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julian, Thankyou for the wonderful review you gave us! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here! You were the perfect guests and we would love to have you back in the future! All the very best , Mike and Patsy Allan
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5

Lovely, relaxing break after Eurodisney trip

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, spacious, beautifully decorated farmhouse for a relaxing family holiday. Very thoughtfully, the owners had left plenty of activities for the children - games, trampoline, purpose-built sand pits. This was more comfortable than most other French gites we have stayed in.

Owners were warm and welcoming but gave us the space we needed.

Super value for money - typically French style with British comfort!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Thoroughly enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as a 3 generation family. 4 adults and 3 children (13, 11 and 5) Peaceful, quiet surroundings for the adults and there was a lot for the grandchildren to do……table football, Boules, trampoline, darts, table tennis, sandpit and lots of space to kick a ball about. They loved it so much that our 5 yrs. old granddaughter didn’t want to leave when it came to going home.

The house is well equipped with cooker, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and drier and even a barbecue.

All the bedrooms had comfortable beds and en suite. The living room is huge which gives the family room to spread. There is a lovely patio/decking with tables and chairs where you can enjoy breakfast or lunch.

Mike and Patsy are great hosts and live next door with their lovely dog Tilly and 2 chickens. They are very helpful when asked but allow you your privacy at all other times.

We would recommend this holiday home to anyone, whether all adults or a big family with children.

We wish you lots of luck in your new venture, Mike and Patsy, and thank you for an enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Brilliant Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time on our first holiday with our three month old son. Mike and Patsy made us very welcome and were very helpful in fixing a slight problem with the washing machine we had. Property highly recommended for a quiet family holiday.

Dan

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Dan for your very kind comments! We are glad you enjoyed your stay, you were the perfect guests and we would love to have you to stay again ! Best Wishes Mike and Patsy .
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5

A gem of a place.

  • 5 of 5

We visited as three couples, and our visit was to celebrate the Diamond Wedding Anniversary of one of the couples. We did that in the very nice surroundings of the Auberge de Hucquelliers. The food was excellent and also very reasonably priced.

The Maison de Monsieur Scarecrow accommodation is very unusual in that the four bedrooms run off a covered veranda, much in the manner of 1960s/1970s Motels. Each room has both a double and a single bed, and it's own toilet and shower facilities and even it's own very efficient hot water system. This makes the accommodation extremely versatile. The beds are comfortable and the furnishing attractive.

The living accommodation is extremely spacious, with a well-equipped kitchen, a utility room and a huge lounge/dining room, with a large, flat-screen TV with UK Freesat channels (this failed during our visit, but I am sure that this will be rectified in pretty short order).

The owners, Patsy and Mike are a charming couple, who are very unobtrusive at all times other than if you need any help. Mike even went the extra mile and ferried us to and from the auberge on the evening of the wedding anniversary, which allowed me to have a drink. I made the most of the opportunity. Thanks for that, Mike!

We will certainly visit again, and I would recommend this accommodation for virtually any age group, or a social group of any sort.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

For many years we just passed through Northern France en route to our holiday destination,until one year we decided to stay. Since we have never been anywhere else. This beautiful area of France, often overlooked has so much to offer and we hope that you will fall in love with it too

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lille at 77 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 68 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Le Touquet at 36 Kilometres Car: necessary

Within easy reach of Calais (approx 1 hours drive), Herly is the ideal centre for an overnight stay, a short break of longer holiday. Nestled in the heart of The Seven Valleys, this is a charming area and remains remarkably unspoiled. With its fine Opal Coast, charming villages, historic battlefields, including those of Agincourt and The First World War, The Seven Valleys is also an ideal centre for fishing, walking and cycling. With so much to do there is something for everybody

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Rate 1 self catering
13 Jan 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
£71
for 1 night
From
£71
£500
 
 
Rate 2 self catering
26 Mar 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£89
for 1 night
From
£89
£623
 
 
Rate 3 self catering
3 Sep 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£71
for 1 night
From
£71
£500
 
 
Rate 4 self catering
24 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£267
for 3 nights
From
£89
£623
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

The security deposit if fully refundable within 5 days of departure date provided no damage has occurred to the property or it's contents.
We do ask that guests leave the property in a clean and tidy state


Check in time is after 3pm and check out time is 11am. If these times are not suitable please let us know and an alternative arrangement can be made

Self catering:
£100.00 non refundable deposit for stays of 3 days or more
£50.00 non refundable deposit for stays of 1/2 days
at booking with the remaining balance plus £100.00 security deposit payable 4 weeks before arrival date

Payment for meals on departure in euros

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The village of Herly is rural enough to ensure that you have a peaceful and relaxing break but close enough to civilisation to not feel too remote

Property Type

  • farmhouse

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, The toilet and shower room are seperate
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, The toilet and shower room are separate
  • Shower room 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, The toilet and shower room are separate
  • Shower room 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, The toilet and shower room are separate
  • Towels are provided and a baby bath and changing mat is available for our youngest guests

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Room for a cot if needed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Room for a cot if needed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Room for a cot if needed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Room for a cot if needed
  • Each room can accommodate 3 people and there is room for a cot if needed. Each room has tea and coffee making facilities. All bed linen is provided. The bedrooms are situated in a converted stable block and open out onto a covered veranda which overlooks the enclosed garden

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Notes:

  • The owners live on site in separate accommodation. There are times when they may return to the UK but they are always contactable if there are any problems

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