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The Fountain House

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Detached house in the countryside on a park of 6. 000 m2 9 km from ARRAS

In the center of the village of Rivière, individual gite of 100 m2 on a closed park of 6000 m2, closed parking by gate. On the ground floor, fully equipped kitchen, living room and dining room with fireplace wood fire insert, flat screen TV, DVD player, sofa and armchairs. The bathroom is separate from the toilet and has a shower, washing machine and tumble dryer. Also on the ground floor is 1 double bedroom with a king size bed of 160, a separate dressing room with possibility of a sofa bed for two people. The floor is composed of 2 rooms with in each 1 bed 140x190 + 1 bed 90x190. A cot, high chair. A games area and library for children.

Outside a large garden with summer lounge, barbecue, swings, access to the games room with table tennis, basketball hoop and balloons, darts, billiards and table football. Provision of children, teen and adult bicycles and a tandem. WIRELESS.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Rivière around the Pas-de-Calais

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower, sink and washing machine, the dryer is in the game room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
The lodging of the fountain is situated in full heart of the village of RIVIERE 62173. RIVIERE is a village located 9 km from the historic town of Arras, small and Grand Place, the belfry classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. Many military cemeteries remind this country of Artois was a battlefield and is WAY OF MEMORY.


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The Fountain House
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful, charming home

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fabulous 5days here. The hosts were wonderful with fresh breads and croissants left in a basket every morning for us. The house was amazing! Rooms and beds so comfortable and clean. Kitchen has all amenities needed you do not have to worry for nothing. The size of the accommodation is huge! Bigger than we imagined, with games rooms everywhere the kids and adults could never be bored. It is really central to all we wanted to visit which included Disneyland 2 hour drive, arras British memorial 10min drive, Berck beach hour and a half and stunning! Lille an hour, Dunkirk hour and half and finally Calias Hour and half. To sum it up we had an amazing time visiting northern France and are absolutely going to be coming back. Merci Jean - Claude and Marie- Madeline x

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location for visiting WW1 sights. Well equipped and comfortable. Welcoming hosts.

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable and well equipped gite. The welcome addition of a pool table downstairs and a separate games room with table tennis and darts. The owners were very welcoming and provided fresh croissants and bread most mornings. Ample parking and straightforward to find in the village. Local Boulangerie within walking distance a good supermarket 5 min drive away. Great location to visit Arras and Somme WW1 sights and in our 10 day stay we didn’t run out of places to go. There were bikes available and we went to Agny with the roads feeling safe. The drivers seem to give plenty of room to cyclists. Some lovely quiet lanes to explore. Driving around in our English car was easy once you get used to the priority from the right which crops up intermittently! We drove everywhere without incident although make sure that if you come from Calais you don’t miss the turn off to Arras as otherwise you’ll have a long diversion! English not as well spoken as in other areas but good at main tourist areas. Presents a good opportunity to practice though. In summary a very nice gite in a nice area and we would recommend certainly if you want to visit Somme WW1 sights. We found these to be excellent and very educational.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rivière and Arras

  • 4 of 5

Very pleased with the property. The owners were very welcoming and provided a lot of local knowledge about the immediate and surrounding areas of Arras. Morning supplies of croissants and baguette were most appreciated. We enjoyed our stay very much and we recommend this gite.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonsoir Ian Ce sera toujours un grand plaisir de vous revoir. Bonjour à votre parents charmants Bien cordialement Marie Madeleine et Jean Claude
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You could not find more welcoming and helpful hosts than Jean Claude and Marie Madeleine.

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this property. It is in an excellent position for touring the battlefields (with a car, which we hired from nearby Arras). However, it was also a home away from home for those recovery days which are essential to every overseas trip. Our hosts were so accommodating and we were greeted every morning with a baguette and bag of croissants on the windowsill. They were also able to provide much local knowledge about the area. Our stay was one of the highlights of our trip and we would hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to the HORTON family for these precious moments spent with you. We keep an excellent memory of your arrival in the Gîte de la Fontaine. It will always be a pleasure to see you again. Good road
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Very welcoming, excellent accommodation and delightful breakfast provided.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and pleasant, lots of room and quiet.

One suggestion--provide GPS location with confirmation.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ce fut un très grand plaisir de vous recevoir et c'est avec un grand plaisir que nous vous recevrons à l'occasion de votre venue en France Bien sincèrement Jean Claude BOURDREL
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Warm, welcoming, stay at a lovely comfortable house in a beautiful area of France.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay in an area ideally suited for visiting any of the world war one battlefields. So much to do in this area. The hosts were so welcoming to us and the warm croissant's in the morning were very much appreciated. The house is really well stocked for essentials that we had all we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shirley We appreciated the kindness of your couple and your two lovely and very polite children. It will always be a real pleasure to receive you Good road
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
9 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres

River is a village of houses and castles in white stones in a wood where flows the Crinchon. From the cottage you will discover Arras, famous for its beautiful squares and belfry classified UNESCO heritage, its cathedral, its museum, its city, its citadel, its Boves, its Wellington quarries. A unique and unforgettable cultural heritage heritage witnessing the struggles that made the First World War in the region through such sites as the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Necropolis, the Ring of Memory, the Vimy Canadian Memorial Park and his trenches. Do not forget the famous Louvre-Lens museum but also the museums of the fine arts of Arras or Lille. Your stay can be sporty near the nautical base of canoe kayak of Saint Laurent Blangy, the prestigious golf of Anzin Saint Aubin in 6 km or a cycle hike on the green way to 2 Km of the lodging, an old road way of secure iron that connects Arras to Doullens (bicycles available for free)

From the cottage you can go to Amiens, famous for its cathedral, its hortillonnages and Saint Leu district, but also to the huge sandy beaches of the North Sea, Le Touquet, Berck or Boulogne. Boulogne with its national center of the sea Nausicaa will enchant your children. You may prefer to visit Brugge, Ypres or Ghent in nearby Belgium.


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Le gîte vous accueille avec les lits faits et le linge de maison et de toilette à disposition. Vous rendez le gîte propre a moins que vous préfériez prendre le forfait ménage. Merci

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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