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Escape to French Countryside

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Gite on left - shares driveway with 'la Grande Maison' on right.
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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 °: 4469905171UKTAXIDMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking is permitted outside. Given the proximity to a small creek across the road (and no gates on the driveway) plus the lack of child-proof gates top or bottom of the internal stairs, we usually recommend the house as being suitable for grown-ups and children over 10.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Annette M
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
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
1  Thank GHelliwell
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Reviewed March 20, 2015

Embry is a small village in the Nord Pas de Calais. We arrived to be welcomed by Annette - a very friendly, pleasant lady. We were made to feel extremely welcome. The accommodation is great, spotless and everything we needed was there. Annette and her...More

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank greyleader
Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great welcome and explanation by host Annette. Lots of lovely thoughtful touches in the house and whatever we needed was there! Annette had gone out of her way to ensure that we would be comfortable (I have a bad back) and had put a special...More

Date of stay: December 2014
2  Thank HJC_Travels
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Reviewed September 2, 2014

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Date of stay: August 2014
Reviewed September 2, 2014

In the very peaceful village of Embry, this is by far and away the best equipped Gite I have stayed in. We were given a very warm welcome by the owner on our arrival and made to feel at home. It's within striking distance of...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank mwgris
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Great place in a lovely area and well equiped with every you need for a relaxing time. Friendly and helpfull owners and great cats. thanks

Date of stay: July 2013
1  Thank Dan B
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Yard
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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.
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