Les deux pins 8.7
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Les deux pins

Lovely detached house with walled garden in 4 hours from Utrecht. Perfect location in peace in the wonderful surroundings of the Aisne to discover.

Driving from the famous "Chemin des Dames" follow your style down the country road among rolling hills. The road seems to disappear in the woods, but then you come to a small "hamlet" with 10 houses. This hamlet is situated in the cultural triangle Soissons, Laon and Reims.

Hameau de Beaulne No 10. From the dirt road you see a home that completely suits your environment. The black gate come you park along the lavender roses and the private walled area of ??800 m2 where the two giant trees greet you.

Plenty of privacy. A complete escape from the hectic and hurried life, the house has no landline telephone (or mobile reception) and no TV, so you can enjoy when you can come and phrases can move.

The house:
The staircase with landing to the front door gives access to the nostalgic kitchen.
Next to the kitchen a pleasant living room with original details. Behind the kitchen is the bathroom and the kitchen at the back door with stairs to the upper floor.

Upstairs you will find a spacious attic with French balcony and a double sleeping facilities.

The attic provides access to two bedrooms. The room at the front bedroom has a large double bed and a cot. The bedroom on the garden side with 3 beds.

Under the whole house is located next to the basement and the house is a large barn. Here is also a tumble dryer, drying rack, a freezer (this is turned on for you on request) with a microwave and barbeque supplies.

The garden faces south and the spacious patio is lovely in the lee.

In the garden is landscaped with a raised terrace overlooking the rolling countryside.

Later in the sunny garden, you can also make a campfire, there is wood in the wood store.

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The host

Micazu member since December 2011

Netherlands
English, Dutch

We are Michael and Deborah and live in England. We are already 14 years owner of this cottage and here with our daughters always just a wonderful time together.

Tourism in the region has been a very few years in development and there are always lots of fun cultural activities in the area.

We find it quite nice if you want to discover this part of France from our lovely home and would like to tell you more. Email us.

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The price includes use of gas / electric / water for normal consumption.

The deposit at the end of the stay cash returned to you.

Rates & duration

Prices are per stay
Period Week Midweek Weekend Night Discount Minimum stay
25-05-2017 - 07-07-2017 € 497.00 - - € 85.00 - 7 nights
07-07-2017 - 03-09-2017 € 597.00 - - € 85.00 - 7 nights
03-09-2017 - 13-10-2017 € 497.00 - - € 71.00 - 7 nights
13-10-2017 - 22-10-2017 € 549.00 - - € 77.00 - 7 nights
22-10-2017 - 22-12-2017 € 497.00 - - € 71.00 - 7 nights
22-12-2017 - 07-01-2018 € 597.00 - - € 85.00 - 7 nights

Services & additional costs

Type Price
Bath linen € 12.50 Per person per week Pay at booking | optional
Bed linen € 12.50 Per person per week Pay at booking | optional
Deposit € 150.00 Per stay Pay at booking | required
Final cleaning € 50.00 Per stay Pay at booking | optional
Internet € 14.00 Per week Pay at booking | optional
Kitchen linen € 10.00 Per week Pay at booking | optional

Additional information

Delicious holiday in Northern France!
A cottage from 1920 in the "hamlet" of Beaulne, set amidst the rolling landscape with many forests and tranquility. Along a small road is our home, a lovely place to rest.

Each season is a surprise what color the fields around the house and garden.

The history in this region is enormous. The cathedral of Reims as a world, the Cathedral of Laon and Soissons are really worth a visit and from the house within a small radius reach.

Within 15 minutes you can enjoy with children to the 'Lac de Monampteuil. "This is a beautiful park with lots of outdoor play areas and a beach and a modern" canteen "with stunning views over the park.
This is in 2009, specially built for the people of the region. Highly recommended.

For golf lovers there is a 6-minute distance a golf complex with 19 holes.

Because the region is so beautiful, even in 2008, Center Parks 8 minutes away from us down flattered, so if the children yet again to something more "tropical" like ... here you can even go a day or evening.

If you return from one of the many possible trips you can enjoy a campfire at the magnificent night sky. And yes, the galaxy is visible even Casiopeia to the naked eye.
rolling landscape of the Aisne. The Chemin des Dames is a special way in the north of France, in the middle of the triangle Soissons, Laon and Reims.
The road is largely situated on a ridge that extends tens of meters above the surrounding gently rolling country.

Origin of the road
Two daughters of the French king Louis XV, Adelaide and Victoire, used in the eighteenth century the road from Paris to their governess in the chateau de la Bove at Vauclair visit.
To drive by royal carriage was to facilitate the path of a stone layer. Later he went to the Dames de France are named.

The plateau on which the road leads many times has played an important role in history, also evokes the Chemin des Dames in the first place memories of the First World War. The sometimes over 200 meter high ridge provides an excellent natural barrier and this strategic location explains the great interest that rulers always showed the Chemin des Dames.

Caesar
In 57 BC, the fate of Gaul decided Bibrax around, now Saint-Thomas, located at the eastern end of today Chemin des Dames. In his memoirs how his legions of Caesar describes the peoples of Northern Gaul inflicted a crushing defeat.

Clovis
In 486 the last Roman "governor", Syagrius, near Soissons, defeated by Clovis, a young Frankish chieftain.

Napoleon
In 1814, fought back around the ridge. Napoleon put young recruits ("Les Maries-Louise") against the Russian and Prussian allied armies.
It would be his last victory before he was finally defeated at Waterloo.

First World War
From September 1914 the German troops occupy the ridge. Until 1917, the front here fairly stable. The German army units benefit from this period to the Chemin des Dames in an impregnable fortress to change.
They dug in the vaults of a limestone quarry that they themselves Drachenhöhle called, to the clouds of smoke escaped from the hall openings and who were seen from afar. This name was later taken over by the French: Cavern du Dragon.

The French General Nivelle wanted an end to this war of attrition and on 16 April 1917, he launched a large-scale offensive.
Despite the participation of the first French tanks (type Schneider) and intensive artillery bombardment went on the offensive from a major disaster.
Nivelle was stubbornly and at the expense of many lives he knew in May 1917 and the Plateau de Californie Craonne only as a possession.

This sensational defeat undermined the morale of the French troops and led to a mutiny that was sung in the chanson de Craonne.

Nivelle was put aside and General Petain took over command. After the morale of the troops have recovered, he began a limited but well prepared battle which resulted in the ridge in November 1917 in French hands.
An overwhelming German offensive side shortly after the Allied armies drove south on the Marne.
A new French offensive in July 1918 resulted in breaking the enemy lines. On October 10, 1918 German troops finally left the ridge. On the 13th Laon was liberated.

Sights
All along the Chemin des Dames is full of memories of the First World War. From west to east are the most important of these:

Fort de la Malmaison - the ruins of a fort that was built in 1878 to the design of Sere de Rivières. Given its strategic location was throughout the war fought doggedly to this fort. Besides the remains of the fort is completely destroyed a German cemetery from World War II with 11,000 soldiers killed.
La Royère - A viewpoint with memories of the offensive la Malmaison in October 1917 and the deployment of colonial troops.
Cerny-en-Laonnois - a small chapel, situated beside two cemeteries, one French and one German, is the principal shrine of the Chemin des Dames.
Cavern du Dragon - A former quarry where the German troops a special underground barracks has been made, including shooting locations, first aid posts and dormitories. A wonderful museum gives an impressive picture of the daily lives of the soldiers in this unusual place.
Des Basques Monument - This monument was erected to commemorate the 36th Infantry Division which consisted mainly of soldiers from southwestern France (Basque Country).
Plateau de Californie - this place was on 16 April 1917 the scene of the great offensive of General Nivelle. A bloody stalemate that led to mutiny among the French troops. Here is a poignant image created by AIM Core and entitled "Ils n'avaient only le choix" ("They had no choice").
Craonne - After the war the affected villages be rebuilt. It was totally destroyed five hundred meters away Craonne rebuilt. At the site of the former village is now an arboretum built between which the bomb craters still visible. The old village is part of the so-called "Zone Rouge '. A zone where no longer can be built in connection with the risk of explosion. The cobblestones of the old main street as a forgotten, overgrown cemetery are the only "tangible" evidence of this devastated village.
Monument National des chars d'assaut - In 1917, at the foot of the Chemin des Dames the first French tanks deployed. At the monument, a few tanks dating from the fifties.

Statue of Napoleon

Abbaie the Vauclair
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Features & layout

From the living kitchen relax, chat, play in the spacious living room with many authentic details. The original front windows give views over the fields and on the back, look over the walled garden to the woods. The room is a cupboard with books and audio, record player with a lot of LPs. There is a "game closet" and hangoortafel that you enjoy games. There is also a small desk for all your beautiful postcards.

  • 25 m2
  • Boards
  • Dining Chairs (2)
  • Armchair (3)
  • 2-person Sofa bed (1)

The "parent" bedroom has a large wooden bed with a crib in the corner (can be moved if desired). It is a lovely large bedroom with Velux window. You will not relax.

  • 12 m2
  • Boards
  • Bed: Single bed 200 x 180 cm
  • Duvets (1)

The "kids" room with large velux skylight. The room has 3 beds (2 x 200x90 and 1 x 1.80x 80) and a large antique wardrobe. Also here is a small desk.

  • 12 m2
  • Boards
  • Bed: Single bed 200 x 90 cm
  • Bed: Single bed 200 x 90 cm
  • Bed: Single bed 190 x 80 cm
  • Duvets (3)
  • Wardrobe(s) (1)
  • Desk / dressing table

This is an "open" bedroom with 2 large velux skylights. Here is a double bed. For the privacy is a curtain suspended. It is a fine room with French balcony where even a children's swing is present.

  • 20 m2
  • Boards
  • Bed: Double bed 200 x 140 cm
  • Bed: Foldaway bed 190 x 80 cm
  • Duvets (2)
  • Wardrobe(s) (1)
  • Seat
  • French doors

The bathroom is completely renovated and is fully tiled shower. Lots of space around the sink and the toilet is located in the corner of the bathroom. here also allows the washer (from sight).

  • 10 m2
  • Toilet
  • Shower (1)
  • Washbasin (1)
  • Hairdryer

The spacious kitchen has been completely renovated with many original features and is located at the rear of the house. From the platform you come into the kitchen. It is the "heart" of the house. The cooker is under a beautiful fireplace, the heavy cast iron cookware is ready for use.

  • Type: Separate room
  • Stove: Gas (4 Cooking zones/burners)
  • Hood
  • Cutlery & Tableware
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Oven
  • Detergent
  • Ironing board / Iron
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Dishwasher
  • Water boiler
  • Gîte / Cottage
  • 130 m2
  • Child's bed (1)
  • Child's toys
  • Child's chair (2)
  • Stair gates
  • Child's bath
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Walking
  • Citytrip
  • Culture & History
  • Child friendly
  • Maximum privacy
  • Rest & space
  • Electric heating
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Parking place (1)
  • Private driveway
  • Play set(s) (3)
  • Terrace (2)
  • Garden
  • Garden chair(s) (10)
  • Garden table(s0) (2)
  • Shed
  • Garden fully fenced
  • Visible from outside
  • Complete privacy
  • Detached house
  • Hifi / Stereo set
  • Radio
  • Wine cellar
  • Smoking not allowed
  • No pets allowed
  • (Board) games
  • Dartboard
  • (Comic)books

Reviews

  • Based on 25 reviews 8.7
  • General impression 8.7
  • Location 8.3
  • Facilities vacation rental 8.7
  • Equipment and state vacation rental 8.6
  • Child friendliness 9.1
  • Hygiene 8.5
  • Friendliness and service host 9.1
  • Price/quality 8.8
  • Reinier Snel, with the family. Gave on an average of 8.7

    Wat een heerlijk ontspannen vakantie hebben we in jullie vakantiehuis gehad! Vooral de uitermate rustige ligging in een klein gehucht maakte het een huis naar ons hart. De ruime woonkeuken is volledig ingericht. De woonkamer heeft lekkere fauteuils; een TV hebben we geen moment gemist. De kast met de platenspeler en de vele LP's was een groot succes - we hebben heel wat oude klassiekers gedraaid. Met de verwarming is de benedenverdieping heel comfortabel te verwarmen. Boven goede bedden, goed geslapen.
    De tuin is ruim; fijn ook dat de auto naast het huis kan staan. Wij waren er in de herfst, maar in de zomer is het vast prima toeven op de terrassen.
    Mooie omgeving: de abdij van Vauclair, de Chemin des Dames, het museum Caverne du Dragon en Reims zijn aanraders. De dichtstbijzijnde supermarkt ligt op 15 autominuten, dat vonden wij geen bezwaar. De rust rondom het huis weegt daar ruim tegen op.
    Prettig contact met de eigenaren die goed bereikbaar zijn. Alle informatie tijdig ontvangen en huurovereenkomst en borg snel geregeld.
    Les Deux Pins komt in ons favorietenlijstje - wij komen nog wel eens terug.

  • Tim Buddelmeijer, with partner. Gave on an average of 8.9

    Geweldig leuk huis met veel faciliteiten voor kinderen. Grote tuin met veel zon. Inrichting prima in orde.

  • Robert Kroese, with the family. Gave on an average of 8.8

    We hebben een hele prettige week in Les Deux Pins gehad. Sfeervol ruim huis, van alle gemakken voorzien, in een mooie omgeving. Op maar 4 uur rijden van Rotterdam, maar echt Frankrijk. Vriendelijke buren. De gigantische tuin is echt fantastisch, compleet met zandbak, schommel en klimrek. Elke ochtend rond 8 uur komt de bakker met een autootje vers brood brengen, iets wat ons zoontje van 2,5 elke keer weer erg leuk vond. Hij heeft ook uren met het aanwezige speelgoed (playmobil en Duplo) gespeeld. Tijdens de week werden de weides rondom de woning met tractoren bewerkt, vond ons zoontje prachtig om te zien. Prima bedden. Af en toe lp's uit de collectie (veel new wave, ska, popklassiekers) van de eigenaars gedraaid, leuk! Stadjes in de omgeving zijn het bezoeken waard, vooral Laon. Lac de Monampteuil is ook een aanrader, met een mooi strand en goede faciliteiten. We komen denk ik nog wel eens terug!