24-Hour Room Service; 33. The Ferme du Vert, Wierre-Effroy, France
Saturday 13 May 2000
MoodTranquil home-from-home in a regional nature reserve, built around a courtyard with a duck pond and ideal for rural breaks
MoodTranquil home-from-home in a regional nature reserve, built around a courtyard with a duck pond and ideal for rural breaks en famille.
AccommodationCosy family rooms with cots and high chairs, toilets, shower and bath, some in the old hay loft.
RefuellingThe restaurant, with its large open fire, serves robust four-course dinners of regional specialities. Cheeses are made on the farm and there's a separate children's menu available.
ActivitiesThe hotel, which is credited with Logis de France, boasts its own putting green, covered mini tennis court and table tennis. It can also arrange bike hire for guests.
Out and AboutThe sandy beaches of Boulogne, with its excellent wine and cheese shops and the old town, as well as Nausicaa, an excellent marine theme park, are eight miles away. It's 13 miles from Calais and interesting Opal coast resorts such as Etaples and Le Touquet are within easy reach.
Sample PricesInntravel (01653 629010, inntravel.co.uk) offers two-night half-board breaks at the Ferme du Vert for £136 per adult, children under four go free and children aged five-11 sharing their parents' room pay £60 each. Prices include ferry crossings for a car and passengers.
AddressThe Ferme du Vert is at 627 20 Wierre Effroy, France (00 33 321 87 6700)
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