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Houses and Apartments beside a lake and golf course in Picardy
Fort-Mahon-Plage, near Le Touquet, in the Baie de Somme
1, 2 & 3 bedroom houses and apartments, sleeping from 2 to 8 people
Belle Dune is one of the most popular self catering holiday villages in France. Built in the style of the Picardy region, the village lies in a protected natural area and is surrounded by a large lake and flanked by one of France’s finest golf courses. On-site activities are numerous, there is a huge indoor pool, the beach is an easy drive, there is a mini-supermarket on site, children’s and young adults activity clubs, a restaurant and an English pub. Lots of fun for families and friends from Easter through the summer and ideal as a relaxing break or golfing holiday for couples or groups at any time of year.
The village is split into six distinct areas with the new 'Beach area' offering newly-built houses in the wooded dunes between the village and the beach. Accommodation ranges from 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments to groups of semi-detached houses scattered around the grounds, some of which border the golf course, the Great Lake or the canal, providing exceptional views over the lake, the surrounding scenery or the golf course. Fort-Mahon-Plage is 2 km, Le Touquet is 30 minutes, Calais is 1 hour, Lille 2 hours, Paris 2 hours, London 2.5 hours.
The restaurant “L’Onagre” is in the heart of Belle Dune, in a sunny position on the banks of the lake. It serves specialities from the Picardy region such as flammiches and has as well, a variety of menus to suit all tastes, delicious desserts, a relaxed ambiance and a friendly welcome.
All the houses and apartments have an open plan living room with television and a fully-equipped kitchen with an oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher and an electric coffee-maker. The bathroom has a bath and toilet. Some houses and apartments have an extra wc. There is Wifi Internet and bed linen and towels are provided.
Some of the houses are designed specially for young families with a baby, set in quiet surroundings and with everything needed for a baby provided, including mixer, bottle warmer, sterilisers, baby cutlery and plates in the kitchen.
The 1 bedroom accommodation has a living room with 2 sofa-beds and 1 pull-out bed and a bedroom with a double bed, sleeping 2 to 4 people.
The 2 bedroom accommodation has a double room and a twin room upstairs and 2 sofa beds and a pull-out bed in the living room downstairs, sleeping 4 to 6 people.
The 3 bedroom accommodation has two twin bedrooms, a double room and 2 sofa beds and a pull-out bed in the living room. There is also a shower room and a separate toilet as well as a bathroom with bath, sleeping 6 to 8 people.
The Belle Dune Aquaclub swimming pool, is an indoor heated pool with wave machine, jacuzzi and giant water slide. There is also an outdoor pool (Jun-Aug) with jacuzzi, giant slide and waterjets. A mini-train runs to and from the beach (July & August only). There is a village farm, which children love, table tennis, petanque, basketball, volleyball and badminton. On Sundays we have adult introductory sports sessions: golf or archery, half day bike rides and fitness sessions, sports tournaments and entertainments.
There are Children’s Clubs and organised weekend sports and entertainments for all age groups from 3 to 18 years. Other activities include, sailing, sand yachting, circus school, horseriding, tennis, tennis tuition (April, July, August), golf, bike hire, nature walks and nature trips for those interested in wildlife.
Golf: Preferential rates on Green-fees for Belle Dune guests. The Belle Dune Golf course is ranked amongst France's finest top ten courses and was awarded with the prize of being No1 in the Picardie region. Designed by Jean-Marie Rossi, the 18-hole, 5883m (6464 yards) links course blends in perfectly with the dunes, lake and woodland. There is a Club House, restaurant, pro-shop and cloakrooms, a practice range with 50 shaded bays, including 10 covered bays and two putting greens. Golf lessons are available. The golf course is open every day. Like most links courses, keeping the ball low is the key to a good score.
Sand yatching lessons and tennis lessons for both adults and children are also available on request. Riding stables locally can arrange treks on the beach.
The Marquenterre Ornithological Park is a natural wildlife reserve in the Baie de Somme. The Maison de l’Oiseau bird centre is a unique place for bird-watching and information that covers how to recognise birds from their silhouette and colour and learning about their behaviour.
The Valloires Gardens, bordering the Authie, is a magnificent landscaped garden at the foot of a Cistercian Abbey with over 5,000 varieties of rare plants and roses.
The Baie de Somme Railway is a 16 km train ride in an old steam or diesel locomotive train across the mudflats and salt-meadows and there are boat trips or walks in the bay to see the seals and explore the surroundings.
Annual Festivals in the area include:
April: The Abbeville and Baie de Somme Bird Film Festival
May: The Bicycle Festival, the Water Sports Festival
August: Celebration on the square on August 15 with fireworks.
September: The Somme Bay Tennis Open. An International Tournament, for which residents can watch the semi finals and finals from a box, and play with the top players present in the Village on Sunday morning.
October: “La semaine du Goût” in the Valloires Gardens: a chance to taste medieval food using the fruit and vegetables of the time, cooked on stoves in the gardens.
Prices and booking information
All prices are per week Saturday to Saturday,
arriving at 5pm departing at 10am
Note: Prices can vary depending on the time of year.
Free outdoor car park.
To Book or for more information please visit the Owner's Website
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