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Traditional French farmhouse with pool in rural North France 45 minutes Calais

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Entrée de la ferme
Jardin de ferme avec piscine à gauche et à travers la grange à cour
The Farmhouse is at the bottom of the hill, in the centre of the village, nestling in the Lys valley
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4 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum
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A link to a video of The Farmhouse can be sent on request or can be found on hamilton holiday houses site. LOCATION Rural France on your doorstep just 45 minutes from Calais. Situated in the centre of the village of Delettes, near St Omer, The Farmhouse nestles in the valley of the river Lys, surrounded by the rolling countryside of southern Pas de Calais. The Farmhouse and other buildings create a huge courtyard which is a private and secure sun trap. To the rear of The Farmhouse there is a large garden and completely secure swimming pool. ABOUT THE FARMHOUSE Our family came to The Farmhouse at Delettes in 1989 as a retreat where we could relax and have lots of fun. Our guests who have been coming to us since 1989 tell us that the fun continues, and they also find the same relaxing at...A link to a video of The Farmhouse can be sent on request or can be found on hamilton holiday houses site. LOCATION Rural France on your doorstep just 45 minutes from Calais. Situated in the centre of the village of Delettes, near St Omer, The Farmhouse nestles in the valley of the river Lys, surrounded by the rolling countryside of southern Pas de Calais. The Farmhouse and other buildings create a huge courtyard which is a private and secure sun trap. To the rear of The Farmhouse there is a large garden and completely secure swimming pool. ABOUT THE FARMHOUSE Our family came to The Farmhouse at Delettes in 1989 as a retreat where we could relax and have lots of fun. Our guests who have been coming to us since 1989 tell us that the fun continues, and they also find the same relaxing atmosphere, as well as enjoying all the facilities The Farmhouse offers, which make a really great holiday, even if it is only a weekend break. The Farmhouse was set up as a family home and we have kept it as a home from home, equipped for comfort and relaxation. It has full oil-fired central heating and constant hot water. It has four bedrooms sleeping up to 9 persons but can sleep up to 10 - 12 people on a sofa bed and inflatable mattresses. Our housekeeper, Anne-Marie, lives close by in the village. It is great at any time of year, whatever the weather. There is plenty to do for children of all ages (and their parents, grandparents and friends). There is a games room with a table-tennis table and table football, a large selection of music, lots of books, an activity barn off the courtyard with badminton and a full-size trampoline, and a large garden. The heated pool is normally open from May to mid-October. Families who have stayed say it is one of the most relaxing holidays they have had, with the children fully occupied, and plenty of private spaces for everyone to enjoy. Over the years, our guests have used the farmhouse for everything, from celebrating anniversaries and reunions, to spending a quiet romantic weekend 'à deux', enjoying the tranquillity of the house and garden. It has a calming atmosphere all of its own, as well as an ability to seemingly expand to absorb large parties and to feel homely if there are only two of you. Perhaps it is something to do with being the site of a monastery farm for many centuries and being able to shut out the world with the enormous courtyard gates. Who knows, but families who have stayed and come back again and again have said it is one of the most relaxing holidays they have had, as the children are fully occupied and there is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy themselves. Come and visit and experience the magic of The Farmhouse at Delettes.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking is only allowed in the courtyard and garden - not in the house or barns. Cigarette butts are to be binned not thrown. Before you leave instructions are in the information pack. They need to be followed and barbecues cleaned if you have used them. Dogs are allowed but not upstairs in The Farmhouse and not on the furniture. Any dog poo needs to be cleared off the lawn immediately. We reserve the right to charge for extra cleaning time if the leaving instructions are not followed.
Bathrooms
2 Showers, 3 Half baths, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Nick & Penny H
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2010
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Reviewed 31 December 2019 via mobile

What a beautiful place, full of charm and kids were so happy to (need few more childrens films :-). We cam Christmas/New year time so very quiet. If your looking for a peaceful private holiday then this is your place. Unfortunately due to a sad...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank KerryRailton
Reviewed 5 November 2019

The farmhouse in Delettes was ideal for our group of three women and our French teacher. We stayed there in early October for four days of intensive French speaking and found the farmhouse with its homely feel, well equipped kitchen and excellent location for visits...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank JEREMY E
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Reviewed 16 September 2019

What an amazing holiday home i now fully understand why a lot of the reviews are from people that have returned year after year. from the moment you open the courtyard gates you know this is a special place, the courtyard and barn are so...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank mrspKent
Hamilton H, VR Owner at Traditional French farmhouse with pool in rural North France 45 minutes Calais, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2019

We love to hear from our guests and that they love The Farmhouse and its surrounds as much as we do. We always look forward to welcoming our returning guests who appreciate The Farmhouse home from home feel. We have deliberately kept it as if...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: September 2019
Reviewed 30 August 2019

Returned to Delettes for third year running. Three generations of same family (6 adults and 2 children, 8 and 11. We loved it before but it’s been improved with the addition of a larger patio and parasol n chairs. The weather wasn’t the best but...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Road R
Hamilton H, VR Owner at Traditional French farmhouse with pool in rural North France 45 minutes Calais, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2019

That just about sums up a multigenerational holiday at The Farmhouse. We love it when our guests come back again and again.We discovered with our family when on holiday plenty of secure space and things to do for everyone makes a totally relaxing time for...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fax
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Garage
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Playground
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Private Garden
Safe
Secure Parking
Shared Tennis Court
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Trampoline
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The area is steeped in history and has rolling countryside with river valleys. There are a lot of marked walks and trails for walking and cycling. St Omer is the local cathedral city with a Saturday market in the square. The rest of this small city has a wealth of 18th and 19th century buildings in cobbled winding streets, small squares and alleyways, and wonderful roof-scapes. There are a lot of museums and activities in the immediate region focussing on all aspects of its history including the The Hundred Years War (Agincourt about 30 minutes away) to WWII with the La Coupole museum. Lille is 1 hour away as is the Western Front from Ypres to The Somme. The coast at Wimerieux, Boulogne and Le Touquet is 45 - 60 minutes away.
Getting around
A car is essential as we are in a rural area. Local taxis are available in St Omer. Our housekeeper can arrange. There is also good cycling along quiet roads and tracks.
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