Enjoy your holidays in a beautiful newly renovated furnished self-catering luxury vacation home located in the Valley of the Selle near Amiens, France. Visit the tallest cathedral & enjoy the largest Christmas Market in northern France. Plus: meandering streams, rivers & canals, meadows & rolling hills, horse country, battlegrounds, memorials of both World Wars! Or just enjoy the warmth of a glowing fireplace & relax in front of the big-screen home cinema. Welcome to ZenInPicardie!
France countryside - vacation rental home - near northwest beaches / Paris / Disney / Asterix / Nature / Amiens Cathedral / Jules Verne / Picardie (Picardy) / Somme / WWI / route to Calais and Paris, south and Provence
Beautiful newly renovated furnished self-catering luxury vacation home located in the Valley of the Selle near Amiens, France. Meandering streams, rivers and canals, meadows and rolling hills, horse country, battlegrounds, memorials, cemeteries of both World Wars, French cuisine!
Independent, comfortable, quiet home surrounded by nature located in a small village in Picardy.
Fully fenced property, gated entrance, security cameras and private parking offer peace of mind.
Panoramic view of the Valley of the Selle, approximately 100 square meters (1076 square feet) welcoming a maximum of 5 guests.
Cozy Cave: entrance at ground-level, 1076 sq. ft. (100 sq. meters), handicapped / disabled access, both gas central heating and individual electric units in bedroom, living room and bathroom.
Living room/den with new leather sofa bed 2 persons (firm mattress 14 cm / 5 ½ inches) as well as single sofa bed. Home entertainment center and home cinema with satellite TV & Apple TV includes Netflix, Amazon Prime Video. Wood-burning stove for cozy evenings, dining area for 6 with exterior view, master bedroom with new extra firm double bed 160 cm x 200 cm (63" x 79") or two single beds (80 cm x 200 / 32" x 79") with satellite TV, DVD and VCR, Apple TV with Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, space for additional cot or portable crib, full marbled bath includes rain shower and large bath, fully-equipped kitchen, study area and library containing books in English, French and German, child play area.
Entertainment/Multimedia: Home entertainment center and home cinema with video projector and 2 meter (78") screen, satellite TV, CD, DVD, blu-ray, Apple TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video (multiple languages available), radio, hi-fi equipment with surround sound, CD, DVD collection. Internet (Wi-Fi) throughout.
Private triple French door entrance faces flowered courtyard, surrounded by fully enclosed flowered gardens on half an acre (1700 sq. meters).
Private lower wood deck approximately 60 square meters (650 square feet) with pergola for shade, gas barbecue, dining table and lounge area.
Please note: low ceiling height of 2 meters (6 1/2 feet)! If you require a higher ceiling level please see our other listing under 'FRANCE COUNTRYSIDE SMALL VILLAGE NATURE CALM NORTH-WEST BEACHES AMIENS PARIS' in Fossemanant Rental 1075992a.
Services: bedding & sheets, bathroom linen, and kitchenware supplied. Iron and board, washer/dryer (shared), vacuum cleaner, clothes drying rack, garden furniture, gas barbecue grill, high chair available
Fully-equipped kitchen: cooking utensils, pots and pans, side by side refrigerator/freezer with mini-bar, water and ice dispenser, combination microwave / oven, gas stove, dishwasher with tablets included, coffee maker with coffee filters, hot water kettle, toaster, garbage bags and cleaning products.
Other entertainment: Board games, bicycles (2 adult)
Private secure off-street outdoor parking.
Guests have access to entire lower level of home, front courtyard and lower gardens with deck. Please avoid garage and other outbuildings.
Payment with Paypal, bank transfer or check (in euros) upon reservation
Payment of rental amount due in full upon reservation
Damage deposit: 400€ due 4 weeks prior to arrival
Additional charge for each guest over 2 guests: 10€ per night (infants under 2 years included)
Between Sept-June our check-in time is after 6 pm unless we make special arrangements.
No pets please, smoke free, shoeless home.
Departure cleaning fee (if not in original condition): 60€ may be retained from security deposit if excessive cleaning is deemed necessary
*Washer/dryer available (shared, in separate building), 1 load included for stays of 7 days +, for shorter stays or additional loads wash or dry 5€ per load. Host will supervise use.
*Fireplace - Price of 3 logs: 10€ (1 log burns around 1 hour); Cleaning fee (if required): 5€. Available for use only in season.
Additional house rules provided with reservation.
Note that owner resides on property, and is available to assist you in making your visit as pleasant as possible. Host generally meets guests as arranged in advance, and is available throughout their stay to aide with any needs that may arise. In rare cases, a lock-box is available in the event owner is not present.
We also offer a 3 bedroom self-catering luxury residence, please see our other listings under 'France countryside small village nature calm NW beaches Amiens Somme WWI Paris' in Fossemanant Rental 1075992a.
We are members of the network Somme Battlefields’ Partner and would be happy to assist you in your commemoration activities
Picardy: Picardy is located in the northern part of France. Picardy stretches from the long sand beaches of the Somme estuary in the west to the vast forests and pastures of the Thiérache in the east and down to the chateaux of Chantilly or Pierrefonds near the Paris Area and vineyards of the border with Champagne (Champagne picarde) to the south. An important agricultural region of France, Picardy has a diverse natural environment consisting of 40 km of coastline, many rivers, marshes and ponds and lakes, forests, and pastures. It is a favorite region of France for hiking, horseback riding, hunting and fishing, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, sailing, sand yachting and other outdoor activities.
Somme: We are located in the department of Picardy called the Somme, named after the Somme river. The Somme was the site of a series of battles during World War I, and is most noted for the prominent use of trench warfare. Particularly significant was the 1916 Battle of the Somme. As a result of this and other battles fought in the area the department is home to many military cemeteries and several major monuments commemorating the many soldiers from various countries who died on its battlefields, particularly those of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. We are less than 30 minutes (35 km/21 miles) from Cantigny, site of the first American offensive of World War I. One of the largest Chinese cemeteries of WWI is located within 30 minutes.
Village of Fossemanant: Rural village with less than 100 inhabitants, only two short streets converge on a small medieval church. A few residents still farm, cows and horses are commonly found grazing in the surrounding fields!
Climate: It is characterized by frequent rainfall, moderate winters and summers. Summer temperatures range from a high of 77°F (25°C) during the days to a low of 50°F (10°C) during the night. Winter temperatures reach a high of 55°F (13°C) daytime to a low of 35°F (2°C) at night. Snow is rare.
Nearby activities: Hiking (60 meters/200 ft to old railroad line turned nature path 17 kilometers/10.5 miles long, the “Coulée Verte”), surrounding rivers & ponds, golf (10 km/6 miles), tennis, horseback riding (8 km/5 miles), cycling and mountain bike, petanque, ice skating, water sports, public swimming pools, amusement parks (Disney, Asterix, St Paul...), bowling, cinema, shopping, airport for small aircraft (20 km/12,5 miles), museums, Jules Verne, castles, wildlife preserves and bird sanctuaries (Baie de Somme), seaside resorts, casinos, medieval villages, World War I & II monuments, museums & cemeteries, shopping (factory outlet stores), steam locomotive, children’s farm, land sailing
Nearest? (all times indicated are by car unless otherwise noted):
Nearest highway/motorway : Dury or Bosquel at 11 km / 7 miles
Nearest airport : ParisBeauvais Tillé at 40 km / 24 miles 20 minutes or Roissy Charles de Gaulle at 120 km / 75 miles 1h30m
Nearest train station : Amiens town center or Longueau at 15 km / 10 miles 15 minute drive
Nearest shopping center : Auchan or E. Leclerc at 10 km / 6 miles
Nearest small shops (bakery, bar, pharmacy) : Plachy-Buyon / Loeuilly 5 km / 3 miles
Atlantic beaches : approx 45 minutes (Mers-les-Bains), 75 km / 46 miles
Paris : approx 1 hour 30 minutes by car, 150 km / 93 miles
Disneyland Paris : approx 1 hr 45 minutes by car, 165 km / 102 miles
London : about 4 1/2 hours by train
Calais : about 1 hour 30 minutes by car, 170 km / 105 miles
Bus service to Amiens two times per day (early morning and early evening), taxi service available. A car is recommended.
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