Period house in fortified medieval town. Great eating & shops around corner
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Maison de Charme dans une Ville Beauitful
It is a rare thing when both autumnal weather and chosen venue are in unison. Such was our good fortune when renting this townhouse in Montreuil-Sur-Mer, a place where only the soulless would be unable to squeeze history out of thinnest air. From the stunning panoramic views from ramparts (like no other in our experience) to the cafes and restaurants of the town square and beyond, it is safe to say, Montreuil is genuinely unique. When taking a stroll about the place it would be the easiest thing to forgive anyone visiting for the first time to assume they have travelled back to times long gone. ‘Magical’ is the word that comes to mind.
The property is delightfully quirky, yet has a certain, undeniable charisma. Unquestionably it is furnished far better than most stereotypical gites we have visited over the years. Comfortable upholstered chairs for example are, in our experience, a rare thing. Moreover, the general decoration and artwork reveal more than just a hint of panache. All credit to the owner in that regard. In practical terms, and kitchen wise, everything one needs is at hand. Fathoming the set up of the UK channels TV proved difficult at first, yet once we had grasped the methodology it ceased to be an issue. Likely my ignorance insofar as technology is concerned was my enemy rather than said TV!
I note other reviewers have covered the worthy sights and sounds of the surrounding area. I shall merely say, ‘I concur’. We must add that for those with a passion for fresh food...especially so fish, meats and vegetables...the Saturday market is a must. Sadly, there is no comparison twixt the top quality fare on sale to the lack of the same when having the misfortune to visit a British ‘equivalent’. Additionally there are several superb boulangeries, one in particular just a very short walk from the property, that also put their UK equivalents to shame in terms of product and customer service.
We strongly recommend this property, just a stone’s throw from both battlements and cobbled square, to any interested parties.
Mike & Shirley
Thank you Mike & Shirley for your lovely review.
We are so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay and that Montreuil has made such a positive impression.
We hope you will return again.
Pat et Patrick
Beautiful character property with everything you need.
My parents shared this house with us for 3nights and it was perfect. Close to the restaurants and also the ramparts. Parking was easy. The house was great for 4 adults and we had a very comfortable stay and hope to come back.
Great Property in a Great Location
Family of 4. We enjoyed the property very much. Lots of charm and character.
Location is perfect. Many bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.
We would so recommend a visit to La Chartreuse de Neuville only 3 miles from the property, a hidden Gem.
Will return in the future.
Thank you Pat
Good house with just what you need for the stay.
Great location easy to walk to ramparts and centre .
Perfect for touring the area .
Thank you for your review, we look forward to welcoming you again in the future and thanks for watering the window boxes!
Beautiful property in a wonderful location.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we had everything we needed in the cottage. The location is amazing, so many good restaurants to choose from, set in an olde worlde town. We walked the Remparts taking in the beautiful views. Boulogne and Le Touquet a short drive away. Everyone was super friendly and helpful in the town too. Furthermore, it was easy and quick to find from Calais. We would definitely visit again.
Short spring break.
We booked this property based on the location, the reviews and the character of the accommodation (and the town). I am glad that we did, as we were not disappointed. the house retains a lot of original character and has all the mod cons to make it comfortable. We visited during a mini heatwave, and the ground floor was a relief/respite from the heat, the tiled floor in the dining area give a cooling respite when returning during the day. The town has a lot of history and a very nice walk along the ramparts, approx 200m away and near the citadel, ideal for picnics. The restaurants are very highly rated and the variety to suit all tastes, however on the 1st morning we visited the Saturday market, excellent fresh tasty produce, so much that we brought too much (after tasting) we ended up having picnics and cooking at home. Highly recommended in comparison on all levels of similar properties including the good price for the rental, could of happily stayed a lot longer.
Thank you for your lovely review Matthew and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future should you be visiting the area again.
Montreuil-Sur-Mer remains a town of infinite fascination and considerable beauty with the river Canche providing tourist and leisure facilities.
The fortifications are now promenaded by visitors and those hoping to gain a sense of the town's history. There are a number of fetes and local celebrations including an outdoor theatre presentation of 'Les Miserables' in the Vauban designed citadel. It is also possible to take a 'Les Miserables' literary tour of the town.
The floral displays that decorate the streets and buildings every year have resulted in the town winning prestigious national awards.
There is a local train station making it is possible to travel to places such as Lille and Paris.
Le Touquet is 20 mins drive providing an expansive beach along with the shops and restaurants that give a chance to see how the chic in French society live.
Other Activities: Canoeing on River Canche. NOTE Golf & Watersports available at Le Touquet (18km)