Tastefully renovated fermette of torchis construction offering ample accommodation for 8-9 people and all the comforts of home while retaining the rustic charm of the original cottage including exposed beams and a wood burner in an inglenook fireplace.
La Maison Jaune
La Maison Jaune
We have 2 cottages set in the 7 valleys area on the border of Pas-de-Calais and Somme offering everything you could want from a holiday. Only 1 hour from Calais. The properties have been tastefully restored to provide spacious, quality accommodation while retaining their rustic charm. In the peaceful Authie valley in over 5 acres of land. Wonderful beaches are 30 mins away. Numerous fantastic restaurants, leisure facilities and places of interest are all within easy reach.
House 1 comfortably accommodates 8, a Z bed can accommodate another person.
House 2 comfortably accommodates 6.
Each house has its own access, garden and parking area and neither overlooks the other ensuring privacy.
The properties can be rented separately or together.
Comments from Our Previous Guests: 'We had a lovely time.' - Paul from Castleford
'We love the house.' - Theresa from Newport
'We had a wonderful week in your house, it is very comfortable and well equipped, in a beautiful setting. We explored the land but never found the well! We also had a great laugh playing scrabble with 18 E's.' - Kim from Harrow
' We enjoyed our holiday although some days it was too hot for us, typically British – always complaining about the weather! We thought the house was in a beautiful setting and the sitting room was very comfortable.' - Cath from Loughborough
'Thanks very much. The weather was a bit unseasonal, but it did not spoil our holiday too much. The accommodation was superb and we enjoyed it very much.' Iain from Wigan
'We had a fantastic holiday. We love the area.' -Sarah from Coventry
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- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Jan 2019
About Gareth Watts
We first visited this area around 1990. We have been going back for long weekends or family holidays every year and finally decided to buy our property as we love this part of France so much. It offers so much for all ages.
Gareth Watts purchased this Cottage in 1995
Why Gareth Watts chose Tortefontaine
Tranquil setting, Lots of and. 30 minutes to so many attractions, including fantastic beaches and all only 1 hour from Calais.
What makes this Cottage unique
Houses can be rented separately or together for larger parties.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Very rustic French, with all amenities within 10 mins drive.
Both properties were clean, with very comfortable beds. The setting was just wonderful, with a great field to walk the dog and views of the surrounding countryside. The teenagers were ecstatic with the fast, reliable wifi!
The nearby bar was incredibly welcoming and the locals fussed over our dog and made us feel most at home.
Hesdin was a quaint town to visit, and had enough supermarkets and shops to more than facilitate any needs. The nearby beaches of Berck and Fort Mahon were fabulous (even in December)!
Gareth, the owner ensured everything ran smoothly, by organising our vets appointment for our dogs required worming tablet and answering emails swiftly.
The only reason for the 4 and not 5 star review, was the size of the fridges in both properties, which we felt limited our shopping, as an under counter fridge in each property, really can't hold enough for the occupancy size of the houses. It was not too bad for us, as it was December and we could keep drinks cool outside, but in summer months, we feel it would be even more limiting.
Nonetheless, if you are looking for a traditional taste of France, this really is the place to book. We will certainly be returning.
Thank you for your very positive comments.
We are planning to refurbish the kitchen in La Maison Jaune in early 2016 so we will take your comments about the fridge in to account.
Overall a very nice well equipped property
This was a very good short break despite the weather!
The house is very spacious and it is well situated for a quite break.
I cannot think of any other equipment that we could have needed,even egg cups.
The fire was fantastic and there were plenty of logs.
All in all a very nice ,relaxing break,well recommended.
Perfect remote getaway
Just as described, a great house for a break in the quiet countryside. Will likely be returning!
Thanks for your positive feedback.
I'm glad you had a good time and I hope the golf was just as successful.
A charming property in tranquil countryside
We loved the house with plenty of space, private gardens and views out across the valley. A great range of books films and toys are on hand to keep children happy if needed. The property was clean and well maintained and the information pack was second to none containing a wealth of information about the area. The house sits in a very pretty and peaceful part of France with good access to the coast for days out and the town of hesdin is not too far away for all provisions. We have stayed twice and will return again as there is still much to see!
Thank you for your kind words.
I'm glad you have enjoyed your stays with us.
Nice, well equipped house
We stayed at the house with our friends. They arrived before us and sent me a text saying the bathroom arrangements were 'interesting'. When we arrived we realised that to get to either of the 2 bathrooms you had to walk through a bedroom. After deciding this was to be our bedroom we realised that this was not a major problem. A large screen had been provided.
We found the house very well equipped and the wi-fi was a bonus. We were all enchanted by a family of hedgehogs that lived in the garden. The house is well situated and the owners gave excellent direction for places to visit. The local bar was also great. The owner and locals were friendly and we had a fantastic meal on the last night. I would recommend this house to anyone wishing for a relaxing holiday.
Thanks for such great feedback.
We'll try and make sure the information about the screen for the 4th bedroom is clearer in future.
Comfortable, full of character, private.
A lovely property, very comfortable with lots and lots of character. The outdoor space is lovely and private, with the use of garden furniture and a big field to play in.The surrounding countryside is beautiful and the people are very friendly, specially the people at the local cafe, even though we don't speak any French. Surprisingly cheap to live there for a week. A great base from which to visit the battlefields at Crecy and Agincourt and also the beautiful beaches. Also not too far out for a visit to Paris. In fact all of the things we wanted to do. The owner is remarkably helpful via e mail on everything from directions to which days to put the bins out. All round a great holiday.
So glad you enjoyed it and appreciated the wonder of this region.
In a hamlet in one of the beautiful '7 valleys'. Quietly soak up French culture or use as a base for:
Huge, golden beaches (15miles) with Berck a centre for sand & kite surfing.
Kids - Bagatelle amusement park (30min), Aqualud water park (40min), 5+ acre field around the house.
Numerous golf courses.
The river Authie (200yards) renowned by anglers for salmon and sea trout.
Cycling through the Villages Fleuris - stop and buy produce direct from farms.
Shopping - Le Touquet's designer shops(40min), 'Venice-like' Amiens (1hour), the shopping centres by the chunnel (1hour), Paris (2.5hours), market towns of Hesdin (10min), Rue (20min) and Abbeville (30min)
Historic sites - the battlefields of Crecy (5min), Agincourt (30min) and The Somme (1.5hour), the military cemetery Etaples (30min), the secret city at Arras (50 mins.) and the abbey and gardens at Valloires.
Music - Le Touquet's music festival, the Sons et Lumieres 'Les Miserables' Montreuil (15min).
Great restaurants abound.
Other Activities: Sand surfing, kite surfing, historic sites, food and drink
Golf: Nearest course Nenpont St. Martin
Many courses around Le Touquet
Additional pricing information
Optional hire of bed linen can be added for an additional €7 per bed per week (clients can use their own linen with the duvets and pillows provided in the house if preferred). Similarly, towels casn be provided for €3 per person per week. Rates subject to change until booking is confirmed by initial payment.