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Large Country House with Ground Floor Bedroom & Bathroom

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
10 guests
7 nights minimum
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A large rustic house, originally a stable which was part of the Chateau and Estate of Argoules to rent on a weekly basis, with change over day on a Saturday, although guests can arrive and leave anytime within the week booked. The house is set in an enclosed courtyard which was the hunting lodge for the Chateau. Alongside the house are the original kennels and coach house. It has an enclosed courtyard which makes it ideal for children to play outside. The house is situated in a quite sleepy historic village overlooking the village green, opposite the Auberge du Grosse Tilleau, where many guests dine during their stay. If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful, tranquil place to stay this is it, a bird lovers paradise. Former guests have sat out in the late evenings to watch the owls f...A large rustic house, originally a stable which was part of the Chateau and Estate of Argoules to rent on a weekly basis, with change over day on a Saturday, although guests can arrive and leave anytime within the week booked. The house is set in an enclosed courtyard which was the hunting lodge for the Chateau. Alongside the house are the original kennels and coach house. It has an enclosed courtyard which makes it ideal for children to play outside. The house is situated in a quite sleepy historic village overlooking the village green, opposite the Auberge du Grosse Tilleau, where many guests dine during their stay. If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful, tranquil place to stay this is it, a bird lovers paradise. Former guests have sat out in the late evenings to watch the owls fly off to hunt, return with their catch for their chicks. If you are very quite, you can hear the chicks screeching in the tower. Also in the evenings the courtyard is a buzz with bats flying about catching insects. If you are very still you may encounter the resident hedgehog doing his nightly prowl looking for food. During the day many different birds come to feed, while others nest in the surrounding buildings. The property has a pair of resident woodpeckers and a couple of pairs of wrens. Relax on a lounger, close your eyes and listen to the chorus of birdsong, just amazing. It is in the historic region of Picardie in the Somme and is easy to visit WW1 & WW2 site, about one hours drive from the tunnel and the port of Calais. It is within easy reach of the battlefields and historical sites at Arras, Albert, and Vimy Ridge. Paris is, approximately, a two hour drive or can easily be reached by train from the local station in Rue. Ground Floor Bedroom: On the ground floor there is a large double bedroom with a super-king size bed, a bathroom and a seperate toilet. The design of the house almost lends itself to have two separate sleeping arrangements, making it ideal for extended family vacations. The ground floor sleeping accommodation is separate and quite. Also to add to this tranquility is the fact that the ground floor sleeping accommodation is single story, without a storey above it. Thus making it ideal for grandparents sharing a family holiday. Kitchen: The kitchen is large country style. It is furnished with conduction hob, electric oven, dish washer, microwave, and is very well equipped for cooking. there is also a washing machine in the house and a plug in electric clothes dryer. Sitting Room: A very large room with double aspect making it very bright and airy. It is furnished with enough seating for 8 people and has a large wood burner The formal dining area has seating for 8 people and we have 2 high chairs available. Summer Room: This is also a second quite sitting area on the half landing, which leads onto a private sun terrace. Upper Floor 3 bedrooms one of which is a double, the other two are twin rooms. The second of the twin rooms has day beds, which are suitable for adults or children. Large and bright bathroom with two wash basins and a large shower cubicle. Separate toilet. More About the house: The house is no smoking indoors but there is provision for smokers outside. It is a great place for friends or families to celebrate special birthdays, anniversaries, engagements or just general get togethers. Many people use it as a base to visit Family in the UK, when holidaying from far flung fields such as Australia and Canada, also many relatives from UK come to visit family who are holidaying or doing some searches here for lost relatives from the wars. The Village: The village has many circular walks ranging from 25 minutes to 2 hrs or longer if so desired. Autumn and winter are beautiful times of the year to visit, when the leaves change on the trees and there is a very restful feel about the village. the Village has two restaurants, one being just a few minutes from the house, the other is about 15 minutes walk away. About a 20 minutes stroll away is the beautiful Abbaye de Valloires, which have beautiful gardens open to the public. The Abbaye also do arranged tours in English. More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Water Park Nearby
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Fax
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Without doubt, Les Ecuries is the most beautiful property! The photos online are lovely however be prepared for this place to 'blow you away' on arrival as the house is far more fabulous when you see it for real! Superbly decorated and furnished throughout; cosy...More

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argoulesgites, VR Owner at Large Country House with Ground Floor Bedroom & Bathroom, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Thank you for your review. We were delighted to meet you eventually and that we could accommodate you this year after you had to reschedule your holiday from last year.

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Daphne and Tom gave us a very warm welcome at Les Ecuries. They were perfect hosts as they were hospitable, friendly and discreet. They were able to give us the benefit of their local knowledge and give recommendations for places to visit, eat and local...More

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argoulesgites, VR Owner at Large Country House with Ground Floor Bedroom & Bathroom, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Lovely to have you stay, and enjoy see Harry playing.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at Argoules. This was a really affordable option despite us being only three people in an accommodation with the capacity for ten guests. The history of the place is fascinating and Daphne was a hospitable and efficient host. Communication was...More

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argoulesgites, VR Owner at Large Country House with Ground Floor Bedroom & Bathroom, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

It was a pleasure to welcome you back again.

Reviewed 12 April 2018

This is a great property - loads of original features, but well modernised. The living / dining area is huge, with a lovely open fire, and the layout of the building was perfect for our extended family, with a downstairs bedroom and bathroom at the...More

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argoulesgites, VR Owner at Large Country House with Ground Floor Bedroom & Bathroom, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you Jane and family for your review. You were ideal guests, welcome to return at any time.

Reviewed 1 August 2017

This was our second visit to Les Ecuries and we were once again made to feel very welcome by Daphne and Tom. This is an outstanding gite which is equipped to the highest standard. This time there were eight adults and were never felt overcrowded....More

Thank Paul W
argoulesgites, VR Owner at Large Country House with Ground Floor Bedroom & Bathroom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you, it was a pleasure meeting everyone again, and seeing Alfie, your little dog. We look forward to welcoming you back next year again.

About the Owner
Daphne P
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
Interaction with guests
We live onsite and are there to welcome guests on arrival. We give them a tour of the house and show them the necessary details to ensure a safe and stress free vacation. There is a comprehensive book at the house, giving details of local attractions, restuarants etc. If guests require knowledge or advice during their stay we are happy to assist. We try to stay as non intrusive as possible, but yet make people welcome.
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About the neighbourhood
The village of Argoules is set in the valley of the Authie which is historic in itself, it has a Chateau and the Abbaye de Valloires close by. There are many leasurely walks around the village and to the next village for a quite lunch and a stroll back to aid digestion. The village has two restuarants The Auberge du Gros Tilleul which is opposite the house and is named after the great lime tree which stands in front of the Auberge. The Auberge du Coq-en-Pate is further along the village and is walkable for a leisurly evening meal. There is another restuarant in the village of Saulchoy, Auberge Le Val de Authie, which is a very traditional French restuarant and are recommended for their value lunches. The Abbaye de Valloires is well worth a visit, it operates English tours throught th...
Getting around
There are no local public transport facilities so a car is necessary. Although some guest bring their own bikes and use them for local trips. We welcome cyclists and bikers. We are also happy to provide parking for a camper for those who wish to stop on their way further south.
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