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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Riviere, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France

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Scarletdi...
Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful welcoming Gite”
Reviewed 5 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The most charming and welcoming English speaking hosts. The Gite was lovely and very central for sightseeing. Wellington Quarry not to be missed. Amiens Cathedral and the canal area beautiful. We had eggs, croissants and bread left daily. Lovely walks. Lots of games, bikes, table tennis, stunning garden. The gite itself cosy and comfortable and very well equipped, washing macihine, dishwasher etc.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 May 2016
C'est avec un réel plaisir que nous vous accueillerons à nouveau.
Marie Madeleine et Jean Claude
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laura2015...
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“fabulous gite, in beautiful location”
Reviewed 2 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

My family and I have just recently returned from a weeks stay at Gite de la Fontaine. We were first met by the owner and his family who all welcomed us, very friendly and spoke good English. The Gite is very comfortable and very reasonably priced, with a fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi which is easy to connect to, a lovely large lounge and plenty of bedrooms, 2 bedrooms on the first floor and 2 bedrooms on the second floor, it will comfortably sleep 9 people. There is also a washing machine and a tumble drier if needed. There is also a play room for small children and an outdoor area with table tennis, darts and bike riding which my 2 younger children loved. The owners also kindly welcomed us with milk and wine and bought bread and croissants for us all over the weekend, which was a lovely gesture. The Gite is located in the countryside and is not too difficult to find, about 15 minutes from Arras, which is a nice town with plenty of restaurants, shops and places to visit. It is close to Lille and Amiens, but we ventured further afield and went to Bruges and Gent (to see Graveensteen castle and a boat trip) which were both very enjoyable. We also went to Bellawearde theme park in Ypres, which was a brilliant day for all the children, expensive but plenty to do. There are many places to visit within the area, all in all a very enjoyable break.

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Liked best: The location of the gite
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 May 2016
Merci pour votre joie et votre bonne humeur C 'est avec un réel plaisir que nous pourrons vous accueillir à nouveau Marie Madeleien et Jean Claude
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Companion...
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fabulous Gîte with wonderful hosts”
Reviewed 12 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Stayed four nights with two small children. Could not have been better. Lots to do in the region, but lots to do at base as well--feed chickens, cycle, table tennis etc. the hosts could not have been kinder and speak good English. Fresh bread and pastries arrived early each morning, and as many fresh eggs as we could eat. The gite itself is roomy and warm, with a log fire and all the kitchen equipment you could need. Thank you for a splendid stay.

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Liked best: Pretty much everything--but the hosts could not have been kinder
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
10 May 2016
Merci pour votre joie et votre bonne humeur C 'est avec un réel plaisir que nous pourrons vous accueillir à nouveau Marie Madeleien et Jean Claude
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roy b
Cannes, France
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Genuine Hospitality with genuine people”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

It’s not very often that accommodation seekers fall upon genuine hospitality. Nor does one find such hospitality at such reasonable rates from such friendly and concerned people as Jean –Claude and Madeline.
Following in my grandfather’s WW1 footsteps, I chanced upon La Fontaine in an area not bristling with rooms to let. It was an act of pure serendipity. Offered a room plus home cooking, my hosts provided a veritable welcome à la Française, giving the lie to the surly reputation the French are sometimes tarred with.
Apart from the fresh eggs and oven-baked bread, you have a gorgeous garden to chill out in, a parking space and lively conversation. It’s also a great place to visit a most interesting part of France.
Next time I come I’ll stay in the wooden Gypsy caravan to bring out the Bohemian in me. Thanks to you both.

Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 May 2016
Merci pour votre joie et votre bonne humeur C 'est avec un réel plaisir que nous pourrons vous accueillir à nouveau Marie Madeleien et Jean Claude
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mandm112
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Our hosts were very friendly and welcoming providing us with eggs and wine and delicious breakfasts at the weekend. Travelling with our grandchildren aged 8 and 14, there was plenty for them to do in the large garden with table tennis, bowls and other sports plus games upstairs. The bedrooms were large, the house well- equipped and beautifully decorated. The location was ideal for visiting all the war memorial sites as well as Amiens, Lille and St Omer and only several hours drive from Calais. We will definitely visit again

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
19 May 2016
Au plaisir de vous accueillir à nouveau
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Pauline S
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Really welcoming”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This gite is very comfortable. Everything is there that you need and everything works. The owners are very very friendly and provided bread and croissants every day. They gave us eggs from their chickens cherries from their trees and rhubarb from their garden. They also provided coals for the barbie. All in all it was fab.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 May 2016
Au plaisir de vous accueillir à nouveau
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Seafret14...
South Shields, England
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Incredible stay with amazing hospitality.”
Reviewed 10 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

This wonderful Gite is very comfortable, with a garage, bikes, fridge, freezer, tumble drier and much more on the ground floor, you can go up the stairs at the back onto the first floor, where you'll find a magnificent kitchen (there is also a 'direct from street access' at the front), a front room with dining area, then up a couple of steps and you'll find 2 bedrooms, a shower and sink area with a washing machine and a separate toilet - venture up another floor and there are two bedrooms and a magnificent play area with toys, games and books.
The owner was kind enough, on his days off to bring us bread, croissants and even sweets for the boys. He and his lovely wife (plus his daughter who speaks fluent English) gave us directions and ideas for days out.
The gardens are magnificent, swings with a beautiful table for two (for us grown ups), but there is a large area with lounge chairs and a table for outdoor dining, outside lighting and a barbecue. They keep chickens and our children were enchanted with them.
The Gite is only ten minutes from Arras, with great connections to Amiens, Lens, Riems, Champagne, Lille and of course, the WW1 memorials and stories are right on your doorstep amongst so many others. We really wish we could have stayed longer as we'd have loved to explore more of the local region.
You will never regret booking this wonderful gite.

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Liked best: Gardens, wonderful owners, great location
Liked least: Having to leave!!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
19 May 2016
Au plaisir de vous accueillir à nouveau
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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