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2 Farmhouses Set Amidst Beautiful Countryside In 7 Valleys. WiFi access. - La Ferme (6 bedrooms sleeps 12 plus cot)

Bedrooms 6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights



La Ferme (6 bedrooms sleeps 12 plus cot)

Master bedroom with en-suite shower room and king size bed and cot. 3 further bedrooms with double beds, 2 twin rooms. 2 further shower rooms and 1 bathroom with bath and walk in shower cubicle. Games room with table tennis. and small pool table. Large lounge with settee and armchairs and dining room table to seat 10, log burning stove, TV, DVD and stereo.Fully fitted kitchen with 6 hob range cooker with double oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, kitchen table and chairs, all cooking equipment necessary for a large group. WIFI access freely available. Cot and high chair provided.

About the property


LA FERME is a rural farmhouse constructed in 1970's and is ideal for an extended family holiday or a group of friends. All 6 bedrooms are large and airy. 3 shower rooms (1 en-suite) and separate bathroom. Ground floor sitting room with log burning stove, and dining area with seating for 10 plus a high chair. Fully fitted kitchen with fridge/freezer. dish washer, microwave and toaster. Plenty of china, glass and cutlery for large groups. First floor games room with table tennis, small pool table, comfortable seating and a TV dedicated for use only with DVD's or games. Sun terrace with outside dining furniture and a garden swing. BBQ. Large area of grass- great for playing games.

ON THE SAME SITE: LA FERMETTE Modernised 1830's farmhouse with a wealth of original beams and interesting features. Comfortable sitting room with TV (Freeview) and a log burning stove. Separate small sitting room off this room with a sofa bed. Dining room/hall with table and seating for 6 people plus a high chair. .Fully fitted kitchen with fridge/freezer. dish washer, microwave and toaster. Plenty of china, glass and cutlery. On the first floor large master bedroom dual aspect, with dressing area and en-suite bathroom. Twin bedroom and single bedroom share another shower room.Sun terrace with outside dining furniture. BBQ. Modest size garden laid to lawn.


Both properties share the same address and have a shared driveway capable of parking at least 5 or 6 cars. The front garden is also shared but each house has its own dedicated sun terrace, garden furniture and lawn area.

More Details

Carole Ford
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Carole Ford

My husband and I are semi retired professionals. We bought Rainbow Farm about 14 years ago purchasing it when it came up for sale after our family had rented it for two years for our holidays. We use it very much as home and have tried to make it as comfortable and well equipped as our UK home. We frequently take groups of friends from our church for short breaks and our annual family holiday get together takes place every Summer.

We enjoy the house in both Summer and Winter. It's good to curl up, after a good French style meal, with a book in front of the log fire and our grand children love it when it snows. The garden is a delight in Summer and we eat on the terrace whenever possible. La Fermette is my husband's dream of a home and he would like to relocate it to the UK.

Carole Ford purchased this farmhouse in 2002

Why Carole Ford chose Embry

We rented the house for two consecutive years and when it came on the market decided that we would buy it to continue to enjoy it. We We live in Kent so its a quick and easy journey for us to get to the farmhouse. We enjoy quiet countryside and like rural French life without the hassle of a long car journey. Our kids all enjoy being able to get there cheaply and quickly and with a car full of young children there's no stress on the short journey. We are still finding things to do in the area and are never bored.

What makes this farmhouse unique

With a growing family of grand children we enjoy the space of the house and garden. We like to take groups of friends for weekends and for us the journey is so quick and easy. I do not want to spend many hours in a car driving through France to get further south to a crowded beach when the beaches on the coast nearby are fabulous.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sarah July 2012 "We have spent our holidays in gites for more than twenty years, in all parts of France, Yours comes very close to the top of the list for all amenities and comfort, and reasonable proximity to the sea".Adie "My friends and I really look forward to our annual get-together The house is spacious,, a well-equipped kitchen and six comfortable bedrooms. Lots of “extras” have been provided such as games, maps and books, making it very homely. There’s a woodburning stove for cold days and a patio with table and chairs for summer meals outdoors, so it’s always a wonderful setting for a relaxing time away.

from Tony: ...warm (even in early January), spacious and comfortable.

from Liz ...charming, comfortable, well equipped and spacious. An ideal place to relax and recharge. The traditional French village is charming and the rural setting is perfect for a restful holiday. We look forward to a return trip and would recommend it to our friends and family.
Sep 2009
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Booking Notes:
Phone or email via details below for availability. A deposit of £200 is required to secure the booking. Balance is due 6 weeks before holiday plus £200 fully refundable security deposit provided house is undamaged.

Changeover Day:
Preferred change over day is Saturday but outside high season other days considered. Short breaks also available outside high season.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the properties per week in UK pounds.
Discounts available for last minute lets and lets of 2 weeks. Reductions often available for low occupancy in La Ferme. Some prices negotiable. Please ask for details.

* For accurate rate details please contact the owner directly *


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Embry in Pas-de-Calais

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Family en suite bedroom with shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Situated on ground floor for easy access
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Situated on the ground floor
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: La Ferme has central heating to ground floor only and fan heaters for upstairs. La Fermette is fully centrally heated. Both houses are ideal for family use and both of the large gardens are secure and gated. Outside: Both houses have large separate gardens, gated and bounded by hedges for privacy and sun terraces, BBQs provided and paddling pool. Garden furniture, umbrellas and tables for eating outside provided. La Ferme has a garden swing seat.


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La Ferme (6 bedrooms sleeps 12 plus cot)
average rating of 4.68 based on 26 reviews

Comfortable, spacious, well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

We found everything as described and enjoyed a relaxing, peaceful fortnight. The information booklet was very comprehensive and extremely helpful. We particularly enjoyed a lunch and then a dinner at Le Fournil restaurant for a birthday celebration. There was a good selection of books and games available. If you want a bit of peace and quiet or want a base for further exploration , this is a good place to be.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing stay in beautiful Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing, peaceful time in Rimboval - quiet and away from it all. We spent loads of time playing games in the garden and had all our meals outside on the terrace - most fantastic weather too. The house was clean, perfectly maintaned and it has everything you need, great facilities, and the games room a winner with the kids.

Rimboval is easy to get to, under an hour from Calais, and some really lovely beaches within driving distance and also beautiful walks in nature.

The owners are very helpful, and easy to communicate with. We would not hesitate to recommend this property to family and friends.

We would love to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always delighted that guests want to return - it does show we are doing most things right.
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Nice farmhouse, set in a quiet village

  • 5 of 5

Nice houses set in a quiet village. The house is clean and well presented,and has all you will need for a relaxng stay. It is within reach of some spectacular beaches, and numerous tourist sites. The owner is helpfull and communications were good. We rented both properties for a large family holiday, and really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you will recommend Rainbow Farm to other family and friends.
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Peaceful stay away that the kids loved

  • 5 of 5

I had a fantastic stay at Rainbow Farm with my two children and another family. Plenty of space for us to stay. Excellent kids games room and an even better outside run about for building dens and reenacting Minecraft. We were going to visit some local attractions, but the young ones just wanted to have a fun time running about outside.

Excellent facilities for the 9 of us and so quick to get to from Calais in less than an hour. Super weekend get away without fuss.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always glad when guests enjoy the house and garden. Hope we see you again!
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Lovely place for a family holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely family holiday in La Ferme.

There was plenty of room for our group of eight and the outside space was fantastic for our two young grandchildren (10 and 5) to let off steam.

The games room upstairs was really useful on the odd grey damp morning.

We enjoyed eating out on the terrace and everyone loved the swing seat.

We had a couple of small problems while we were there and they were solved with a very quick response, which impressed us.

The house us in a lovely area but as it said in the description, it was rural. It would have been nice to be able to walk to a boulangerie. But we were aware of this, so not a criticism.

We visited Merlimont beach a few times, it was a beautiful beach with life guards. We really enjoyed the Fishing Museum at Étaples where we could stroke the fish! The Fish market was also fantastic. We also visited Nausicaa, buying tickets online before we went was a good idea, not only are they discounted and you miss the queues, but they are valid for one month from the day you order them.

All in all a holiday to remember.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This what we aim for - a happy family holiday! Our local manger is always available to quickly fix any small problems that arise.
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Lovely family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We booked both property's to enable my 2 daughters & their families to spend some quality time together with us. There was 6 adults & 5 children.

Our holiday started with a few delays in Dover but we expected it as it was just after the terror attacks in Manchester & London, it didn't spoil our adventure as we had planned for the delays lots of DVD's for the kids & a picnic while we sat in the queue. We actually caught an early ferry than we had booked on so all good. Once on the other side we had no problem straight off the ferry & on our way to the Farmhouse.

The directions we were given by Carole ensured we arrived at our destination without a hitch.

The property's were as described, well equipped with everything we needed, the only issue we found when we arrived was the amount of cobwebs & spiders we had to get rid of this was only an issue for my daughter as she is petrified of spiders.

There was lots of space for 3 families with 5 children under 10. They ran wild in the very secure garden. We had the weather lots of sunshine & spent lots of time in the well equipped gardens.

We had a lovely holiday in 2 beautiful farmhouses. Carole made sure that we had all the information we needed to get our holiday off to a great start. The houses had everything we needed we loved our week spent in the 7 Valleys.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We fight a regular battle with spiders as it is an old farmhouse and I am sorry that your daughter doesn't like spiders at all. It obviously did not spoil the holiday and I thank you for the 5 star rating. Children always enjoy the garden and we have worked hard to provide everything that families need - I'm glad we succeeded!
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Amazing collection of fish
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Le Touquet
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Le Touquet
Car: necessary

Good walking area with many signposted routes within a few minutes of the houses. Good also for cycling. Many excllent local markets selling fish, meat and vegetables produced in the region. Many weekend markets selling bric a brac , arts and crafts and local foods Visit Montreuill for the sound and light show of Les Miserables performed on the ramparts. Excellent museum and many varied places to eat catering for all tastes and prices.


Miles of excellent sandy beaches within 35 minutes drive with free and easy parking. Le Touquet for beach, market and shops 30 minutes drive. Good markets Aqualud in Le Touquet is a water park with an eclectic mix of flumes, slides, chutes both indoor and out.


Rimboval is just over 1 hour by car from the Shuttle terminal at Calais and 1 hour 15 minutes from the port.


10 minutes drive to nearest town with useful shops. 20 minutes to walled town of Montreuil and Les Miserables Son et Lumiere in Summer. Within easy driving distance for a day out to Amiens (the largest cathedral in Europe with stunning stained glass windows), Arras, Bruges, WW 1 and 2 battle fields including Ypres. Denlys Park only 15 minutes. Bagatelle 25 minutes. La Coupole and Arques Crystal factory 30 minutes. Abbey de Valloires 30 minutes, Azincourt 25 minutes. 7 valleys is an area that has outstanding natural beauty and is a bird watchers delight. Paris and Bruges for a long day out are both possibilities if you get up early.

Further Details:

Good location for commemorating ww1 battles - Ypres easy driving distance.

Carrefour supermarket, excellent boulangerie and banks in nearest town 10 minutes. Hypermarket within 15 minutes drive. Mobile shops call in village several times weekly. Large range of restaurants within 20 minutes drive. Good walking in the area and maps left at house. Chocolate factory tours in Beussent 15 minutes. Interesting picturesque watermill at Maintenay serving good lunches and snacks and selling home made bread. A real treat is a meal at Le Fournil in Coupelle-Vieille (15 minutes away) Outstanding food and wine but does not come cheap.

The cosy log burning stoves in both houses make for a good relaxing stay in the winter to simply enjoy rural France and good food and wine.