In the picturesque hinterland of the North of France, Marine and Laurent have designed a unique and private guesthouse where nature is at the foot of your bed. You will be drunk on the fresh air of the forest, bird songs, and cozy decor. For families in search of sharing moments together, “Un Matin dans les Bois” is a stand out experience.
Between the Côte d’Opale and the Baie de Somme, in the green countryside of the “Seven Valleys,” four cottages are planted in the middle of five acres of woods and meadows. It is twenty minutes from Montreuil-sur-Mer and within an hour of the Domaine du Marquenterre, one of the largest natural bird reserves between the dunes and forest. The nature lovers will choose from bird watching routes, a bike ride, or a walk uphill on a Henson horse, the typical breed of the region.
Marine moved with her husband and dogs to the woods where they spruced up a seventeenth century manor. Installed in the former barns and stable grounds, rooms on the ground-floor open their doors to the orchard, giving the residents front row seats for the sunrise. Each room has its own theme inspired by a namesake ornithologist and the appropriate details like a birch headboard made with the stone of the domain.
Families of four or more will stay in the former dovecote, the Tory Petersen suite, named after the famous ornithologist and children’s designer. There are two rooms decorated all in white and raw wood with space to play and leaf through picture books and a bathroom with bath and shower. In the other rooms, a crib can be installed easily and most have a bathtub. In the morning, budding explorers go greet Eugene the Donkey, Primo the horse, the chickens, the geese and the ducks, before riding the bikes, available at the house. It is easy to warm up the little pots of the food in the Norwegian inspired cabin with high-chairs available.
… Breakfast cooked every morning by Marine: orchard fresh apple pear or plum turnovers, fresh eggs, brioche, homemade whole milk yogurt, etc.
… the pool and shaded nooks for napping in the summer.
- Le Touquet Paris-Plage: 45 minutes away.
- Le TeaRoom: 25 minutes away from the house, known for their jams delivered all over the world and their brunch served by an English couple who is both original and endearing.
- Le Domaine du Marquenterre : 45km away, with Henson horse stables.
Un Matin dans les Bois
Le Domaine du Fresnoy
100, Impasse du Fresnoy
Checklist : toys for kids, garden, crib, adjoining rooms, bath, kitchen area, swimming-pool.
Prices & Reservations
Tory Petersen Suite for 4 people, 230€ per night
Double room 130€ per night, on weekends
Crib < 3 years:10€ per night