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Help me choose my holiday! Whic cottage to go for???

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Hulababy · 28/07/2004 09:06

Got a letter yesterday to tell me the cottage we had booked to stay in in France this October half term is no longer available. Owner has sold it So have to choose another. So I have whittled it down to 2 I think but struggling to choose. Have sent DH and PILs an e-mail for them to look at, but want to try and rebook later today.

There are 5 of us going: me, DH, Mollie (will be 2.5yo), MIL and FIL. All in good health. Have car and planning on hiring a second car for 2 or 3 days whilst there too. Want somewhere nice and cosy, rural location. Mollie doesn't need cot or highchair, etc. Dishwasher would be good though (think both have it).

Anyone fancy taking a look and seeing what they think?


Option 1

Located is a peaceful street in the village of Campagne les Hesdin with many types of shops, this cottage offers three bedrooms and has kept a rural charm in the lounge.

It is situated close to Montreuil (7.5 miles, 12km) a gastronomic old city with a castle and walls, Hesdin a pleasant town with old streets is 9.5 miles (15km).

The coast with miles of sandy beaches behind wild dunes is only 12.5 miles (20km) with famous resorts including Le Touquet, the chic resort with many activities or Berck and Merlimont with the Bagatelle Park.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 0.5 miles (1km), beach 12.4 miles (20km)

Lounge, dining room, kitchen, shower room with basin, separate toilet, 3 bedrooms, 2 double, 1 twin

Oil central heating, all fuel and power included in rent May to September, €40 supplement October to April, colour TV, dishwasher, freezer, enclosed lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

Peaceful rural location



Option 2

This charming barn conversion, situated near to a working dairy farm is ideally situated for discovering the areas beautiful valleys and villages.

In Hucqueliers you can enjoy wonderful food. Montreuil is one of the most enchanting towns in northern France; visit its medieval streets and buildings and numerous restaurants. The well-known resort of Le Touquet is only nineteen miles away (30 km); it has plenty of entertainment and facilities available; visit the casino and art galleries.

For an interesting day out visit the sea museum in the pleasant fishing village of Etaples.

Shop 220 yards (200m), café/bar and restaurant 550 yards (500 m), beach 18 miles (30 km).

Ground floor: lounge, dining room, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin; first floor: bathroom, toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double 1 plus single bed, 1 single plus adult bunk.

Electric heating, all fuel and power included in rent May to September, €40 supplement October to April, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, high chair, colour TV, dishwasher, freezer, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue; off road parking for 3 cars. Pets welcome.

Rural location/Good touring base


There are pictures on the site of each too - view of cottage, bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, etc. Having somewhere comfy to seat and chat, and a table/chairs for eating is important too.

I think I am most keen on Option 2 but anyway. What do you think???

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bootsmonkey · 28/07/2004 09:12

Option 2 - enjoy!!

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mummysurfer · 28/07/2004 09:15

I'd defo go for number 2 ..sleeps 8 rather than 6, so will have more space. option 2 looks more modern and clean. kitchen in 1 doesn't look so hot.

we went to this region in june and have a few leaflets knocking about if you are intetested. Bagatelle Park will be closed by Oct half-term tho'.
Went to a couple of war things that also had appeals for a 2 and a half year old. Can't remember either name but can let you know if you'd like.

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Hulababy · 28/07/2004 09:18

Any info you have wou;d be great mummysurfer, as would leaflets!

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gingernut · 28/07/2004 09:19

I agree, option 2 - more space, nicer kitchen, linen and towels included. Don't know anything about the areas though.

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Tinker · 28/07/2004 09:22

No 2 deffo - looks roomier but still cosy. Ooo, log fires in the evenings

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Issymum · 28/07/2004 09:27

Option 2. It looks as if it has more internal space and that's always great if you are a reasonably large family group. It's not clear whether bedlinen and towels are included in 1, so you'd have to lug them there with you and wash them when you get back. Also 2 it's an easy walk to the shop so you can stroll there with Mollie. Also, never underestimate the horror of living without a dishwasher if you're used to one!

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Hulababy · 28/07/2004 09:33

Cheers all; going to try and phone to rebook. Fingers crossed!

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Hulababy · 28/07/2004 09:56

I think I have booked Option 2. Relocation team will phone later to confirm booking. Thanks!

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Thomcat · 28/07/2004 10:13

Option 2.
Have an AMAZING, RELAZING< WONDERFUL time.

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Hulababy · 28/07/2004 10:38

Cheers. Think we will need it to recooperate from first holiday. Off to Florida for 2 weeks IN 2 week's time!

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