Longbow Cottage
TRAMCOURT/
Agincourt - 75 min Calais

'Chocolate box' half-timbered cottage
6 Bedrooms -sleeps 14 
Includes separate bedroom annexe with 
en suite shower and kitchenette

New 2011 Heated
pool now you can enjoy the covered pool for a much longer season *Cycles * Indoor Games Room*

* 5 min walk to historic battle fields of Agincourt * *  cycle to bar and restaurant *  

 

    2011 HEATED Covered Swimming Pool May - Oct


Longbow Cottage is just a short drive from either market towns of Hesdin or Fruges with weekly farmer’s markets and excellent shopping and restaurants facilities.  Le Touquet and the coast is only a 40 min drive. It is also  convenient for visits to the W1 battlefields of the Somme.            
* 6 Bedrooms * 3 Bathrooms * 3 WC’s * Indoor Pool * Cycles * Indoor Games Room *


 

LocationPeaceful, historic hamlet of Tramcourt adjoining the grounds  of a classic 18C chateau (also available as a wedding venue) and only a 5 minute walk from the Agincourt battlefield where in 1415 Henry V and his bedraggled army of 8,000 bowmen on route to English occupied Calais were challenged by the vastly outnumbering French armed troops and locals.  Henry (as every English schoolboy knows) emerged from the bloodbath triumphant leaving 10,000 French lying dead on the muddy battlefield.  A defeat so devastating to the French that even today they find it difficult to speak of.  The colourful battle is re-enacted every July on the actual site.


A purpose built, Visitor’s Centre in the adjacent village of Azincourt (Agincourt) offers a permanent animated exposition and audio-visual aids for walking tours of the battle.  A monument marks the spot from which the battlefields can be viewed with the combating armies laid out like pieces on a chessboard.  Colourful enactments of the battle performed by both English and French societies take place every July during the Medieval festival. 

This is easy cycling terrain through avenues of ancient trees and the lovely surrounding countryside.  The half-timbered cottage is set back from the lane by a graveled terrace bordered by stables, barns and outbuildings.


     At the front of the cottage on an enclosed gravel terrace is parking for 4/5 cars

The Accommodation:  Longbow is simply THE quintessential French country  cottage. This very charming property, previously a farm dating from the 17th century once belonged to the owner's grandmother.  It has been lovingly restored with a great deal of care to retain its original character without loss of present day comforts.  The owners who also live in the hamlet, and who own a small electrical appliance shop, have made sure of that. 

The kitchen, bath and shower rooms have all been fitted with the latest equipment and the living room boasts a good-sized TV (French channels) and video recorder that plays English videos.  The cottage has been well insulated and benefits from double glazing and a fuel central heating system as well as a log burning stove to ensure cosy winter lets.

   

Open plan living/dining room:


The entrance door opens, in traditional French country style, directly into the  dining room dominated by a huge tiled inglenook with wood burning stove.  At the back of the room, at a slightly raised level, is a comfortable  living room smartly furnished with sofas, armchairs and rustic country dressers.

                                                      Dining table extends to seat 14


Bedrooms:

There are 3 generous double bedrooms on the ground floor – one en suite.  A family suite consisting of two further bedrooms sleeping 6/8 is located in the attic rooms.

New Ground floor en suite annexe bedroom sleeps 2.

Just opposite the front door renovated from the former stable block of the cottage, is new double bedroom with en suite facilities. 


 


Bathroom:
This large bathroom with bath, basin & WC also houses the laundry facilities (washer & dryer). The bathroom is  accessed from the living room by a separate door as well as from the next door bedroom.

Shower Room:
To the left of the kitchen in the adjoining ground floor wing are 2 more double bedrooms (1 with a wooden cot) both carefully furnished in local style.  The two bedrooms are separated by a very spacious shower room with 2 pedestal basins and free standing stall shower. There is a separate WC in the corridor.
 

First floor bedrooms:

On the first floor is the family suite.  The first room can sleep 4 in 2 single beds and one double and is separated by a communicating door to  a second room with a double bed and charming little ‘Breton Bed’ carved out of the eves -  just made to delight a child.  


Kitchen:

The kitchen is absolutely charming.  Bright and cheery, it is decorated in true ‘bonne femme French cottage style and is a classic mix of frilly, red checked curtains, tiles and rustic cupboards.  Appliances include a built-in fan assisted electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and large fridge/freezer.  A tiled worktop cum breakfast bar connects the kitchen from the dining room ensures the cook(s) always stay with the party.

 

Garden:

Sliding glass doors at the back wall of the living room looks out on a large graveled courtyard with purpose built BBQ and the new enclosed pool house and terraced garden beyond.  The garden backs on to woods and farmland.

 

Indoor Games Room:
A badminton set on the rear patio provides hours of outdoor activity while undercover in the indoor games room ping pong and baby football tables offer more fun and games.

Covered Swimming Pool:  available May - Oct warm weather permitting.

The 4.5m wooden splash pool is enclosed in a protected polycarbonate summer house.- so should the sun stop you won't have to.  Sun beds and additional seating are provided.
The pool is unheated but thanks to the enclosure is quite warm from late Spring to late Autumn.

Cycles: 5 Adults, 1 teenager, 2  under 10 yrs are included in the price of the rental.


The owners are kind and cheerful hosts who have been in the area all their lives.  Living only a few minutes away they are always at hand to help out with guidance and advise on local amenities and attractions as well as sort out any problems

Longbow Cottaage is available all year.  Sleeps:  14
 

        2011 Tariff:  £775 - £1350pw no price increase 2011!
          

  2011 Big discounts on 3 night breaks and full off season weeks
             (Discounted rates are not available during school and bank holiday weeks)
    
                      
         
Bag-a-bargain full weeks with covered pool: Sept/Oct  £995
        
3 Night Breaks:  April £650 (no pool) May/June/Sept/Oct £695 (with pool)
        
               
                              

  

                     For latest availability or help and advice with your personal requirements 
please phone  day or evenings before 9:00PM UK time 
Please Note: I am in France until mid Oct for the summer season on 00335 46366625 and thereafter in Kent 
on
01304 842994
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