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Escape to French Countryside

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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This is the PERFECT location for when you really want to escape the rat-race and recharge your batteries! Nestled in the picturesque Seven Valleys, overlooking a stream, pasture land ... cows, ducks, pheasants, woodpeckers... we are just an hours easy drive south-east of the tunnel/ferries.. Your accommodation is a stand-alone, 2-floored, 2-bedroom cottage in a quiet, small “village that time forgot” (Embry). The Cottage is very comfortable and extremely well equipped and provides free Wi-Fi. In summer enjoy an evening drink on your own terrace, under the trees (perhaps light up the barbeque) and soak up the peace and quiet. The cottage shares a large property with the English-speaking Kiwi owners who live in the adjacent 'grand maison' and one of us is always on-hand. The vil...This is the PERFECT location for when you really want to escape the rat-race and recharge your batteries! Nestled in the picturesque Seven Valleys, overlooking a stream, pasture land ... cows, ducks, pheasants, woodpeckers... we are just an hours easy drive south-east of the tunnel/ferries.. Your accommodation is a stand-alone, 2-floored, 2-bedroom cottage in a quiet, small “village that time forgot” (Embry). The Cottage is very comfortable and extremely well equipped and provides free Wi-Fi. In summer enjoy an evening drink on your own terrace, under the trees (perhaps light up the barbeque) and soak up the peace and quiet. The cottage shares a large property with the English-speaking Kiwi owners who live in the adjacent 'grand maison' and one of us is always on-hand. The village sports NO shops or cafes ! (Nearest garage: 8 mins drive, Nearest shops: 12 mins.) Close by are many historical war sites to explore, along with a selection of superb restaurants and lovely villages to discover. Montreuil is 22km away (shops, citadelle, ramparts) and Le Touquet is about 37km (beaches, casino, golf, equestrian, great shops). Please note that the two bedrooms are upstairs and one must walk through one to get to the second one (and the en-suite bathroom). There is a second shower and toiler downstairs). Also, there is no mobile-phone coverage in the Cottage (which lots of our guests appreciate) but you do have the Wi-Fi and coverage is usually possible on one of the higher, adjacent roads. When you are ready to leave the rat-race behind and experience a lovely, traditional French village - Embry offers a unique opportunity to soak up the quiet and the sun whilst giving easy access to many places of interest in the Pad de Calais region. . Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 4469905171 UK tax IDMore
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Annette M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:December 2011
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

The village was very quiet although there were many houses. No local shops of course, not unusual these days in French villages. Lovely scenery and countryside. Some nice and busy towns around the village and plenty of hypermarkets. The house was comfortable, light and well...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank VINCENT Q
Reviewed May 7, 2017

This stand alone gite is truly a home away from home. It had everything we could possibly need for comfort. We had 2 weeks there but felt like we could have settled in for months. Tucked away down a side road, opposite a stream, the...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank MnCkiwis
Management response:Responded May 8, 2017

Thank you Christine. We are delighted you enjoyed and appreciated it so much. It was a pleasure having you as our guests.

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Reviewed October 30, 2016

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Date of stay: October 2016
Management response:Responded December 25, 2016

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Reviewed July 1, 2016

Despite the unsettled weather and unsettling politics back in the U.k. We have enjoyed a restful holiday in the gite. The gite has excellent modern equipment , comfortable beds ,an excellent upstairs bathroom, and most important , a genial host and CATS.!

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank 44edward1962
Reviewed September 1, 2015

We required a gite for three days in August at short notice following a change of plans. Annette was very welcoming and accommodating, especially for a short rental in peak season. Communications were excellent and everything was hassle-free. The Gite is lovely, very well equipped...More

Date of stay: August 2015
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Yard
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Additional amenities & feature info
Dedicated WiFi access from the cottage.UK/English FreeView TV is available (20-odd channels) !And there are PAL-format TV sets, which can be used in conjunction with the DVD player.(The landlords also have extensive UK SKY and French Satellite coverage, so it is quite possible that special Media Events can be catered to! (Think Formula One, Rugby, Cricket, America's Cup...)While there IS an internal fireplace, we ask that it not be used - for Insurance reasons.Board Games, Petanque/Boules, Table-Tennis, etc. are available on request.
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About the neighborhood
'The Village that Time Forgot' ! A true slice of ancient rural France, quaint houses and quiet, 'laid-back' life-styles, yet within easy 'striking distance' of the English Channel and all the attractions that Pas-de-Calais has to offer.
How to get there
Vehicle necessary: Drive: 60 minutes south-east of the Calais Ferry or EuroTunnel terminals Drive: 40 minutes east of Le Touquet airport. Drive: 80 minutes west of Arras TGV/SNCF railway station.
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