Just a few hours away from London, Paris and Amsterdam you will find the lovely cottage Maison Maison, set and ready for an extremely pleasant stay (for max. 4 persons). The cottage has been fully restored into a lovely, warm and very comfortable country house. Because of its tasteful interior you will feel at home immediately.
Maison Maison is situated on a 4000 square meters property in the Vallée de la Planquette. This valley is one of the seven valleys in the beautiful area called Les Sept Vallées.
The house is an oasis of peace. The surrounding area is perfect for short and long walks, bicycling and mountain biking, or riding on horseback. Just a few miles away lies the forest of Hesdin, which is ideal for long forest walks.
The front side of the house offers a magnificent view on hilly meadows with cows, horses, hedges and fences. On the backside of the house lies a lovely hill (Le Ploux) with lots of rabbits.
One long and one short side of Maison Maison is surrounded by a spacious terrace, that is accessible via six double glazed terrace doors.
Through the front garden runs the little but quick running river la Planquette, which comes to live just 200 meters away.
In the big back garden you will find a little nature pond, which is fed by a spring in the meadow next to the garden.
Maison Maison consists has two floors. The ground floor is created around the open fire place in the living room and the antique coal burner (works perfectly!) in the kitchen. The kitchen is equiped with topclass Bosch appliances: an oven, a cook plate, a dishwasher and a fridge with freezer compartment. Furtheron you will find on the ground floor a dining room and a bedroom with adjustable double bed (160 x 200 cm) and a lovely view on the back garden. There is also a seperate toilet on the ground floor.
The first floor is a spacious room lying around the comfortable bathroom. Here you will find the master bedroom with a very comfortable double bed (180 x 210 cm). This bedroom has a lovely little balcony that views the back garden and nature pond.
The bathroom is equiped with twin showers, two sinks and a toilet.
Also on the first floor: a desk with a free accessible Windows pc, and an electric massage chair. Please feel free to use both as much as you like.
In Hesdin (10 km) and Fruges (7 km) are high quality supermarkets and some local restaurants. On Thursdays Hesdin offers a really nice artisanal market with a wide variety of biological vegetables, fruits and cheeses, as well as clothes. A little further away (appr. 45 km) but absolutely worthwhile are the villages on the seaside: Berck, Stella Plage, Merlimont en Le Touquette Plage. Touquette Plage is also known as ‘little Paris’ because of its mondaine little shops, vivid terraces and bars.
Our neighbour is Dr. Pierre Branquart. He is the local general practioner and a very nice man. And good to know… he owns a number of very gentle donkeys which don’t mind being fed a little piece of baguette.