Please note: This is payable, after an initial 20% deposit, in euros as you arrive and receive the keys of the cottage, and includes the local holiday tax. Towels and bed linen are provided free, and a cleaning service after your stay is available at 50 euros. Terms are arrival after 16:00 Saturday, depart before 11:00 Saturday.
6/8 Rue Saint-Augustin
80230 Saint Valery-sur-Somme
Furnished, Two Stars
0033 (0) 3 22 61 33 29
0044 (0) 7811 926255
Completely renovated and modernised in 2016, these charming listed seaside cottages each offer cosy and comfortable accommodation for two or four, within a few minutes’ walk of the centre of Saint Valery-sur-Somme and the historic medieval Old Town, which it overlooks. Saint Valery and the magnificent Baie de Somme offers lots of interest, including a steam train, boat excursions to see the seals in the bay, mini-golf, canoeing, and a choice of 30 or so places to eat. The bustling Sunday morning market offers fresh and cooked produce, and a variety of other goods. Owners Katie and Renaud Spencer live ten minutes away and will welcome you and help with any questions you may have. English and French spoken.
Poppy Cottage, its name inspired by the remembrance flower so prolific in Somme battlefields nearby, comprises an entrance hall, lounge, fully-equipped kitchen/diner, and two bedrooms, one double, one twin beds, a bathroom with modern walk-in shower as well as an original French slipper bath, and loo. The cottage is comfortably equipped, and offers a flat-screen television of English and French channels, DVD player, wi-fi for your laptop and phone, and a mini CD hi-fi system. The well-equipped kitchen has microwave, fridge, and electric hob and oven. A range of books and games, plus a comprehensive guide to the cottage and Saint Valery, are provided and a child's travel cot can also be arranged. A launderette is a short walk away, as is a supermarket, tabac, and two excellent boulangeries for your breakfast croissants or baguette.
Captain's Cottage next door is the same layout except for twin beds in both bedrooms and a more nautical décor. It is similarly equipped, with a large cool patio for memorable barbecues. Booked together, they make ideal accommodation for a larger family, or any party of up to eight people.
Occupying an enviable, quiet position just behind the town’s main street, the cottages benefit from gas central heating. Built around the turn of last century, the cottages are adjacent to the old Chateau. Poppy Cottage has its own sun patio/barbecue area and a lawned sunbathing/play area, with barbecue equipment and garden sunloungers. Patio furniture is provided. There is secure, lockable off-road parking for one car. Free street parking for two cars is immediately outside.
The pretty gardens are fenced and safe for children to play in, and a variety of outdoor games are provided. Sadly, the approach steps make the cottage unsuitable for wheelchairs. Well-behaved pets are welcome, and there is a vet within two minutes walk.
Poppy Cottage, and new for 2017
Captain’s Cottage next door
Four mountain bikes are at your disposal, as well as, during the season May to September,
Poppy Cottage has the use of a fully-equipped beach hut on Saint Valery beach nearby!
Views of St. Valery
Bed linen and towels included,
use of Saint Valery beach hut *
and four mountain bikes
* May to September for Poppy Cottage only
Charming Gites in Saint Valery-sur-Somme
One-hour easy drive from Calais Ferries and Tunnel
Tariff Per Cottage Per Week (2018)
(Both Cottages available for weekly or weekend lets)
January to March
06/01 - 31/03
March to June
31/03 - 20/06
September to October
01/09 - 20/10
October to December
20/10 - 22/12
June to September
20/06 - 01/09
Christmas and New Year 2019
22/12 - 05/01
What Visitors Say About Us
Delightful, cosy gite, beautiful town.
Most photography courtesy of Fay Franklin