Crossing-cottage was the old level crossing guards cottage and was saved, from demolition, and renovated in 2015 to a very high standard. It is situated in the Pas de Calais(Haute de France)region of France. It can be found between the wonderful 11th Century walled town of Montreuil sur Mer(home of Les Miserables) and the old market town Of Hesdin. It is a one bedroom,one level, property adapted for the less able,but suitable for anyone looking for a fully equipped holiday home. There is one bedroom with twin beds(these can be pushed together) with plenty of storage and hanging space,with free standing and wall mirrors. Next door is a shower room with large low level walk-in shower with integral fold down wall mounted shower seat and grab rails. The toilet is slightly higher than normal also with assistance bars,and a sink with storage. The living area is open plan with a lounge area with a 2 seater and armchair recliners. There is a 32" flat screen television with satellite English and Foreign channels,a DVD player and CD/Radio along with a selection of games,books and DVD's. The dining area has a table and 4 chairs . The fully fitted kitchen has a double oven Gas Cooker, Dishwasher,Fridge,Freezer,Microwave, and a large selection of small electrical appliances for a relaxing,enjoyable holiday. There are the basics,Sugar.Tea,Coffee,Spices,Salt,Pepper,Oil,Vinegar,Milk,a bottle of Water and of course a bottle of Wine to get your holiday off to a flying start.
All Towels,Bedding,Tea Towels are provided but please bring your own Beach Towels as ours must not be removed from the Cottage.
The whole house has Gas Central Heating and Instant hot water. It is fully insulated with Double glazing through out .
There is free WiFi available,but please be aware that it is nowhere near as fast as in the UK.
There is a patio area to the front,catches the morning sun,lovely to have breakfast and a coffee first thing, and a private back garden with patio area,table and chairs and BBQ.
There is a washing machine available and inside and outside drying lines.
The cottage is next to a rural working railway line,there are approximately 6 trains per day which take 4 seconds to go past and none during the night. This is the Etaples to Arras line.
Parking is directly by the entrance to the cottage and the owner is near-by and is happy to help in anyway to make your stay a pleasant one.
Crossing-Cottage is in the village of Maresquel-Ecquemicourt in the heart of the "Pays des 7 Vallees". The village has a population of around 850.
It has a Butchers,with a small selection of groceries,a Bakers van which comes round 4 times a week plus an automated bread dispensing machine next to the Café. It also has a Pharmacy,Hairdresser,Main Post Office and a small Restaurant,open at the week ends.
The nearest Supermarkets,Carrefour and Aldi,can be found 3km away in Beaurainville along with an Hotel/Restaurant,Brasserie,Pizzaria,Cafe and Train Station. Close by there are Tennis Courts,Swimming Pools,A Bowling Alley,Gym.Horse Riding.Golf Courses and Fishing. There are Waterparks,Funparks,Forests,Rivers for canoeing and Lakes. There is a large choice of sign posted Walks and Cycle Routes with Bike hire near-by. For those interested in History,there are many Historic and Military sites. Agincourt,Crecy and of course the vast array of beautifully maintained small and large War Graves Cemetries. There are Churches,Cathedrals,Chateau's and many other buildings of historic and architectural interest near-by and further out in Arras and Amiens. Both of these cities have wonderful Christmas Markets and illuminations or why not make a day of it and visit Bruge or Thiepeval,home of the WW1 memorial site.
The Cottage is ideally placed for the Beaches of Berck and Merlimont,where the Kite Festival and the Enduro are held. The chic town of Le Touquet is not far away with it's Boutique shops and Gourmet Restaurants.
Truly a wonderful area to explore,with something for everyone.