The timber framed fermette, all rooms beamed, in a grassy courtyard with barn and outhouses and extensive gardens to the rear, is typical of rural France. Ours lies in a sleepy village, with boulangerie and regionally famous restaurant just five minutes drive away.
The valley is full of woods, ponds, river and is a popular area for walking, cycling, hunting, shooting and fishing.
The world famous Abbaye de Valloires is just 3 kilometres away, and an ancient watermill that now houses a bakery and creperie.
Excellent golf courses and wonderful sandy beaches are within half an hour, and fashionable resorts like Le Touquet.
The region abounds with excellent yet inexpensive restaurants, taking a particular pride in local produce.
A perfect region from which to explore medieval (Crecy, Agincourt) and first world war (Arras, Albert, Bapaume) battlefields, or cities like Paris (1.5 hrs), Liile (1.5 hrs), Amiens and Rouen (1 hr).
The area holds many festivals and cultural events. The nearby towns of Montreuil (completely walled) and Hesdin are particularly interesting.
There are many child friendly activities, especially at the coast, including water parks, acquariums, amusement parks, swimming pools. It is a water sport and golfers paradise.
A car is essential. You