While most of our featured cottages provide a fantastic – and fantastically relaxing – visitor experience all year round, there are some that offer a little bit extra if you book them at the right time of year. Nowhere evidences that better than our new Cottage of the Week: La Fiones in Courset, Pas-de-Calais.
As well as offering bright, light and airy rooms that allow you to appreciate a wonderfully temperate climate, La Fiones is only 7 km from one of the first legs of the 2012 Tour De France. Move inland and you’re surrounded by gentle hills and beautiful scenery – something the Tour’s competitors will unfortunately be too tired to appreciate! Of particular interest are Arras, the historic centre of the Artois region that boasts stunning monuments to a culturally diverse past – including two UNESCO World Heritage sites – and Saint Omer, a wonderful historic town that boasts a colourful history and some amazing heritage.
The coast is only 22 kilometres away. There you can enjoy miles upon miles of gorgeous golden sands and handpick a number of beach resorts to kick back and relax at. The famed pottery town of Desvres is just a few miles away and offers holiday essentials, such as shops, bars, restaurants and supermarkets. Alongside its earthenware heritage, Desvres is renowned for a weekly market where visitors can buy and sample an array of fantastic locally sourced products.
As many options as the local area provides, La Fiones itself isn’t short of attractive features. Alongside a lovely bright interior – decorated by the artist owners – there’s a wonderfully expansive living area that’s ideal for relaxing and socialising and a gravelled garden area and patio that are perfect for enjoying the climate and admiring your surroundings. There’s also a garage with children’s games, a barbecue and a TV and DVD player.
We think La Fiones has the superior French holiday experience all sewn up, and there few better bases from which to appreciate the magnificent Tour De France!
If you’d like to book a break, or find out more, take a look at the property’s listing on our website.