Welcome to Les Marronniers


Hello and welcome to Les Marronniers. If your idea of a good holiday is to get away from a busy, traffic congested city and stay within an easy drive from beautiful beaches, unspoilt valleys, good country food and centuries of Anglo-French history, you are definitely in the right region! The local area, known as La Côte d’Opale (including the area of Le Boulonnais), is un-crowded and has retained much of its authenticity. 


Being a native of the village of Courset and a “Kentish” man by adoption, I would like to share with you my love for our cosy cottage and enthusiasm for the area.  Our cottage is situated a short distance from the sandy beaches of the "Cote d'Opale" and at the gate of the "Vallée de la Course". Agincourt, WW1, WW2 battlegrounds are all within one hour drive.  You can enjoy one of the finest collections of art in the recenty opened branch of "Le Louvre" in Lens.  Alternatively you can visit fortified towns in Montreuil-sur-mer and Boulogne-sur-mer and discover great local restaurants. Nature, coastal life and English history are all on your door's doorsteps.


The Cottage


Set in the quiet hamlet of Canteraine in the village of Courset, Les Marronniers is a small cottage with a large patio facing south, all on one level making it easy for people with limited mobility.  The garden is private and offers magnificent views over the hills.  The house is equipped with a contemporary kitchen; electric heating throughout, wood-fire place and free WIFI. 



Lounge with fireplace where you can watch TV, read, or listen to your favourite music via the WIFI.  In the winter months the house feels very homely or “hygge,” as the Danes like to call it.  The peace and wood burning fireplace give that quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that our visitors enjoy so much.




The kitchen and dinning area were conceived with the idea of simplicity and convenience.  The open space gives a feeling of freedom and everything is within easy reach. 


This view of the garden was taken on 2 April when nature wakes up and daffodils are just coming out.  Freshness, open space and freedom of thoughts and movement come to mind when you are there.   It is a place to be enjoyed all the year around. The sky is free of light pollution at night and you will love watching the stars as these will look so close to you. 

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