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Pas-de-Calais

Sometimes overlooked and maybe one of the least known regions in France, the Pas de Calais has a lot to offer holidaymakers. Stop awhile to discover first-class beaches, tranquil rural countryside, historic towns and villages; and for accommodation see our fine collection of gites in Pas de Calais.

This northern coastal region is the gateway to continental Europe and sits at the point where the English Channel meets the North Sea, with Belgium close at hand to the east and Picardy to the south. It is a shame so many holidaymakers pass through this fascinating region on their way to and from the channel ports, because there is so much to see and do right here; historic towns, classically French villages, pleasant seaside resorts and serene open countryside.

The heritage of the region is fascinating. During its history Pas de Calais has suffered many invasions by among others the Celts, Romans, Franks, Spanish, Austrians and the Dutch whose influence remains today, so much so that the region is often known as the French Low Countries. Many of the towns and villages have Dutch sounding names and there is even a local language called West Flemish which is an historic regional dialect of the Dutch language.

Places worth a visit include Le Touquet, considered to be the region''s smartest seaside resort. The sandy beaches, smart restaurants and hotels attract wealthy Parisians looking for a weekend bolt hole. Other interesting locations include Saint Omer, Arras, Douai and Valenciennes which is famous for its lace industry. The town''s museum of fine arts is well worth a visit. For history lovers the regional capital Lille has lots of references to its Dutch past and has plenty of interesting buildings to see.

Boulogne could easily be overlooked as travellers pass through this busy port, but stop and take a stroll and discover the town''s fishing heritage, sampling the local produce in a bistro off the town''s main square. The quiet old town has cobbled streets and a castle and mote which are surrounded by magnificent ramparts.

If you want to get away from it all visit the Cote d''Opale, or Opal Coast, which has stunning chalk cliffs, elegant resorts, and plenty of sandy beaches. It lays within the Regional Natural Park des Caps et Marais d’Opale.

With so much to see so close at hand and being just a short hop across the Channel, book your holiday from a great selection of cottages in Pas-de-Calais.
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  • Douriez, nr. Hesdin

    Douriez, nr. Hesdin

    Grade
    4
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    Ref: W15031

    With panoramic views over the valley below, this holiday property forms the lower ground floor of the English owner’s main house and boasts a games room with a pool table and bar. Enjoy a barbecue on the patio area or stroll down to the river, where you can fish (permit needed) via the sloping garden planted with fruit trees. The sandy beaches of the Côte d’Opale are just 30km away. The historical Somme region is within easy reach or visit the Abbaye de Valloires with its gardens. Bakery 0.5km, indoor swimming pool and ten-pin bowling centre 20km. Shop 7km, restaurant 0.5km, beach 30km

    All on lower ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with basin, separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, shared garden, patio, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: The garden is on a steep slope with a fenced river 150m from the property.

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  • Etaples-sur-Mer

    Etaples-sur-Mer

    Grade
    4
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    Ref: FNP124

    This first floor holiday apartment is just off the main square in the town of Etaples-sur-Mer and has views down the street from a large bay window. Le-Touquet-Paris-Plage is just across the River Canche with designer shopping, restaurants and long sandy beaches. Wander the cobbled streets and ramparts of Montreuil-sur-Mer with panoramic views over the rolling countryside. History lovers will appreciate the importance of the nearby British cemetery or venture to pretty St. Valery in the Baie de Somme, maybe seeing the seal colony. Sandy beaches await or visit Sunday flea markets in the summer months and with numerous restaurants nearby, there is always something to do at any time of the year. River for fishing 300m. Shop 5m, restaurant 100m, beach 5km.

    Stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 kingsize bedroom, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Gas central heating, colour cable TV, DVD player, Stereo/CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Boubers-sur-Canche, nr. Frevent

    Boubers-sur-Canche, nr. Frevent

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: W14869

    Situated next to the owner’s typically French restaurant and bar, this well appointed semi-detached holiday property is opposite the attractive village church and was once the old school. It has been lovingly renovated and retains original beams but with modern features throughout. Beaches and resorts of Côte d’Opale, 1 hour. Shop 5km, café/bar and restaurant 50m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. Second floor: Separate toilet, 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and basin.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot on request, colour satellite TV (French channels only), washing machine, microwave, patio, outdoor furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: 4 steps to entrance. Sloping ceiling in second floor double bedroom. 6 steps to patio.

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  • Kiwi House

    Embry, nr. Hucqueliers, Pas-de-Calais

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: F62136

    This detached holiday property, set in the gardens of the owner’s house, is ideal for a quiet family holiday as it is located in a very typical, rural French village in the picturesque Seven Valleys region. Visit Montreuil-sur-Mer with its summer flowers, ramparts and panoramic views, or spend the day at Hesdin with its cobbled square and colourful Thursday market. The beaches of the Côte d’Opale are just a short drive with resorts such as Le Touquet, Wimereux or St. Valéry in the Somme with its steam train and seal colony. Bring bikes and enjoy some superb, quiet cycling routes.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/farmhouse-style kitchen with beams. Shower room/WC. Mezzanine with double bed leading to double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Sloping ceilings and beams throughout

    • Lawned garden
    • Patio
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • No children.

    Location: 7km from Manninghem (bar, restaurant), 10km from Hucqueliers (all amenities, shops, banks, garage), 22km from Montreuil-sur-Mer (shops, ramparts, citadelle), 29km from Lumbres (championship golf course), 37km from Le Touquet (beaches, restaurants, casino).

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  • Les Hautes

    Douriez, nr. Hesdin, Pas-de-Calais

    Grade
    4
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    Ref: F62135

    Les Hautes adjoins the English owners’ fermette and is tastefully decorated with high ceilings and beams throughout, and has a large garden with patio area. Within walking distance of the holiday property is a boulangerie and an award-winning restaurant specialising in traditional French dishes. Venture into the Somme, visit the battlefield memorials or spend a day at Amiens’ beautiful Gothic cathedral. Enjoy the colourful weekly markets at Hesdin and Montreuil-sur-Mer for fresh food, souvenirs or regional produce (smoked garlic being a favourite in the autumn). Ideal for the golf courses of the region, the owner can store your clubs and charge your cart’s battery if required.

    Ground floor: Step to living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors, beams and sloping ceilings. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. First floor: Twin bedroom. Mezzanine with double bed, beams and sloping ceiling

    • Garden with three steps (alternative level access)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: No children under 12 years.

    Location: 300m from restaurant and bar, 8km from shops, 16km from Hesdin (swimming pool), 28km from Berck Plage and Merlimont (sandy beaches).

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  • Ligny-sur-Canche

    Ligny-sur-Canche

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: W14565

    This renovated semi-detached holiday property shares a garden and terrace with the English owner but has its own terrace. Close to the Somme, explore the pretty villages and towns in this lovely region. A visit to Hesdin and Frevent is a must and Amiens with its splendid Gothic cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, makes an interesting day out. The wide sandy beaches and seaside resorts of the Côte d’Opale can be reached in under an hour and Paris can be reached in one and a half hours from Abbeville by train. Shop and café/bar 3km, restaurant 2.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Mezzanine with seating area.

    Electric heating, cot on request, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared enclosed garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: 6 steps to entrance.

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  • Montreuil-sur-Mer

    Montreuil-sur-Mer

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: W14257

    This traditional French town house is set in the heart of the historic walled medieval city of Montreuil-sur-Mer, made famous by Victor Hugo’s play Les Miserables. This cosy holiday accommodation is well placed to explore the cobbled streets and sights of this popular location with its summer flowers and festivals, and wide choice of shops, restaurants and bars. Enjoy a stroll around the ramparts with extensive views across the countryside or spend a day at the chic seaside resort of Le Touquet with its superb sandy beaches. Shop 500m, café/bar and restaurant 100m, beach 12km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Gas central heating, cot, colour satellite TV, DVD player, video, CD player, washing machine, microwave, private enclosed courtyard, outdoor furniture, barbecue, on street parking (permit available locally). No smoking please. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Maison Le Touquet

    Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, Pas-de-Calais

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FNP130

    Ideally located in a quiet residential area of this famous resort and within easy walking distance to the sandy beach and amenities, this semi-detached holiday property is less than an hour from the northern ports. The property is also ideally placed for a round of golf on the magnificent course. The discreet owner lives next door. Wander along the vast beaches, visit the town of Montreuil-sur-Mer with its ramparts, the market town of Hesdin or venture down the coast to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme with its steam train and seal colony.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Two double bedrooms. Shower room/WC

    • Garden
    • Electric heating
    • D/washer
    • Freezer
    • M/wave
    • Cable TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 250m from shop, 300m from restaurant and beach, 7km from Étaples (museum, nature reserve, military cemetery), 18km from Montreuil-sur-Mer (ramparts, restaurants, 11th-century abbey), 60km from Saint-Valery-sur-Somme (harbour, boat trips).

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  • Aubin St. Vaast, nr. Hesdin

    Aubin St. Vaast, nr. Hesdin

    Grade
    4
    1
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    1
    Ref: W13502

    This pretty detached holiday cottage is well situated at the end of a cul de sac in the grounds of the owner’s property. In a quiet location but offering easy access by car to larger towns, this makes a good base for exploring this pretty region of northern France. There is a bakers 300m from the property and a grocery store 3km. The lovely River Canche flows just a few metres from the cottage, the sandy beaches of the Cote d’Opale are just 35km away or visit the nearby towns of Hesdin, Montreuil-sur-Mer and St. Omer with stunning flower displays in the summer. Activities in the area include cycling, walking, WWII sites and museums. Shop 3km, café/bar 200m, restaurant 2km, beach 35km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen, 1 double bedroom (leading to separate toilet) with en-suite shower and basin, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (for use with DVD only), DVD player, internet connection, washing machine, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Small fenced stream next to property.

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  • Ablain-Saint-Nazaire

    Ablain-Saint-Nazaire

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: FNP127

    Located near the historic town of Arras, this property makes a great holiday base to explore the area. The home owner lives on-site. From WW1 history to the fine arts at the Louvre Lens Museum, there is something for everyone. Visit Arras with its beautiful squares, underground tunnels, belfry and weekly colourful market or admire the monument at Vimy ridge. Explore the pretty white stone villages of the region, as well as the lakes and countryside. An ideal location for hiking or cycling. Spend a day on one of the sandy beaches. Shop 2km and restaurant 500m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet. First floor: Bathroom with basin (no toilet), shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared grounds, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Beams and sloping ceilings throughout first floor.

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  • Dimont, nr. Maubeuge

    Dimont, nr. Maubeuge

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W12812

    You won’t be able to resist a day out in Brussels, admiring the lovely squares, eating chocolates and searching for the Mannequin Pis Statue. This single storey holiday chalet is cosy and bright with an exceptional garden, a small, private lake for fishing and a river. There are walks nearby and a 30km footpath passes by the house (direct access via a gate). Situated in the Avesnois National Park with many watersports on offer. There are 4 adult and 2 children’s bikes available (and helmets), as well as a swing for small children. Locally, there are many breweries and potteries/glassworks. Visit the wonderful caves, Mauberge zoo, the Chimay brewery and the Ardennes area. The owner offers a welcome pack to all new arrivals. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin. 2 bedrooms; 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heaters, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, CD/stereo, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. One pet welcome. NB: Small lake and river in garden.

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  • Labroye, nr. Hesdin

    Labroye, nr. Hesdin

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W15213

    On the border with the Somme, this charming converted barn is in a quiet cu-de-sac and enjoys a secluded garden. Visit the colourful market at Hesdin, the beautiful gardens at the Abbey of Valloires, or explore the ancient forest of Crécy - ideal for walking and cycling. The River Somme is nearby with fishing lakes or visit the nature reserve at Marquenterre in the Baie-de-la-Somme. There is golf at Nampont-St. Martin and the International Kite Festival at Berck Plage in early April. Shop 1.2km, café/bar and restaurant 400m, beach 38km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin. 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, washing machine, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: 4 steps to entrance.

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