House near Crecy-en-Ponthieu, Somme, Picardie, France - House in Peaceful Location by Crecy Forest, Secluded Gardens, Short Drive to Stunning Beaches & Golf
Characterful house with secluded gardens & large open fire, situated moments from the ancient Crecy Forest. Mainly arranged over 1 floor the property comfortably accommodates a small family or 2 couples. The easy 1-hour drive from Calais makes the property extremely convenient for those travelling from the UK and is equally convenient for those travelling from Paris. The property suits those wanting a quiet rural getaway.
About the Owner
My parents have owned this house for over 20 years and we have had many happy family holidays in the area. We have fallen in love with the house and the area and wish to share its charm with other people. Everyone that has ever visited has been pleasantly surprised with the house and the surroundings.
We live in the UK, but use a lovely English couple who reside close to the house to run things for us. they are very experienced. We use local French artisans to undertake more significant house maintenance
Guestbook comments from the owner
Christine Smith - We have stayed at this lovely peaceful house on four occasions at different times of the year and always feel the stress of everyday life roll away as soon as we arrive. The location of the property is perfect with countryside strolls or bike rides through fields or forest on your doorstep. The lovely unspoilt coast is a short drive away and is a must to enjoy the wonderful fish restaurants and walks on the beautiful beaches. There is a good range of local shops in Crecy a short drive or bike ride away.
The house is well equipped with an excellent range of outdoor furniture for Al fresco dining in the secluded garden, equally there is a lovely dining area in the open plan living room when the weather is less kind. The kitchen has all you need to prepare and serve meals with the minimum of fuss.One of the joys of the house is the French doors opening from all the principal rooms onto the terraces which run on both sides of the property, you can always find a sheltered sunny spot to relax in. On chilly evenings the open, fire is a joy which airs the whole house and is a wonderful focal point .There are books to enjoy and games to play in this family home, not the height of luxury with all mod cons but a get away from it all and enjoy time together place . A place we will return to time and time again.
Chris Gandy - If you want a completely
uncommercialised location in serene French countryside this is the
place. Lovely walking and cycling along the valley or in the forest
which is literally a few yards down or up the lane.
Things I would
- taking the coast road instead of the motorway from Calais
and visiting the Capes (Griz Nez and Blanc Nez), and then the Luteyns
war cemetry at Etaples.
- walking along the beach to Le Crotoy and
watching the tide disappear and the seabirds take over.
- eating moules
at the very end of the road at St Valerie when the sun is setting over
the Somme estuary (there are even armchairs in the sand!)
The house is
in a very peaceful location with dark skies and no intrusions. (My
daughter and son-in-law spent their honeymoon there a few years ago and
were able to completely relax after the excitement of the wedding.)
We have often stayed in Caumartin and enjoyed the spacious house and gardens.
We found it a perfect base for walking in the nearby forest, cycling to Crecy for our baguettes, and visiting the pretty seaside towns that surround the Somme Estuary.
The battlefields and war cemeteries are very close and visiting them was an experience we wouldn't have missed.
The beach at Le Hordelle is a bird spotters paradise at low tide and seals can be seen at high tide.
A truly great location for a holiday.
Activity and Interests
Quend Plage and Fort Mahon (30 minutes drive) with their huge dune backed beaches are very special.
Berck Sur Mer is 40 minutes away by car.
St Valery, on the south side of the Somme bay, is sophisticated and cultured with a wooden boardwalk alongside the River, quayside restaurants and ancient walled city ramparts to discover.
Le Crotoy, on the north side of the bay, combines the charm of a fishing port and marina with the only south facing beach on the northern French coast.
Airport: Le Touquet: 50 km
Railway: Rue Station: 8 km
Ferry: Calais: 104 km
The nearest town is Crecy En Ponthieu (5 minutes drive), most famous for the battle of Crecy during the 100 years war.
Crecy has a small choice of shops (inc. supermarket, chemist, two bars, petrol, bank, hairdressers, tobacconist, butchers, florist and boulangerie) & a weekly market.
Distances - driving:
Arras - 1 hr
Amiens - 45 minutes
Boulogne – 45 minutes
Le Treport – 1 hr
Dieppe – 1½ hrs
Le Touquet – 40 minutes
Paris - 2 ½ hrs
Eurodisney - 3 ½ hrs
Abbeville - 20 minu
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Payment in sterling by bank transfer is preferred but cheques are accepted.
£100 deposit is required at time of booking; the balance is due 6 weeks before the holiday begins.
We also require £150 security deposit cheque sent with the balance; returnable after final check of property.
Gas, electricity, water, cleaning included.
The first basket of logs is included.
Changeover day tends to be Friday, but this is flexible so please ask.
The house will be available from 3pm.
Checkout is 10am on day of departure.
Notes on prices:
Gas, electricity, water & general cleaning is included.
First basket of logs is included.
Bed linen can be provided at a cost of £15 per bed (double & singles duvets provided).
Bath towels are not provided.
- Living Room ...
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Separate WC. Bathroom with bath/shower.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 double bedroom. 1 twin bedroom (2 single beds). (Additional camp beds available for children upon request).
- Golf ...
- Outside: Large garden including front & back patio/terrace, ideal for eating/entertaining. Access to a large outdoor dining table & chairs, along with various sun loungers & easy garden chairs Large Webber BBQ available for guests to use. Some basic bikes are provided, but keen cyclists will want to bring their own. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen can be hired at £15 per bed (to cover laundry charges) or guests can bring their own (double & singles duvets provided). Tea towels, table linen, bath matt & oven gloves are provided. Bath towels are not provided. Cleaning charge included.