- Stunning 17th Century riverside home
- Steeped in history with period features throughout
- Spacious rooms, large fires and a sense of gravitas
- 6 bedrooms/ 5 bathrooms
- Large paved courtyard garden
- Workshop, terrace & garage
- Situated in the heart of Hesdin
- Shops, cafes & restaurants on the doorstep
- Overlooking the Canche River
- 35 mins from the beach / 1hr 15mins from Calais
This simply stunning 17th Century riverside home in the heart of Hesdin is fascinating. Steeped in history and with original period features throughout, the new owners will be the guardians of this wonderful home that has a 400 years of stories to tell.
Arranged over 3 floors and with 6 bedrooms, this is a large property with a great sense of status. Old fireplaces, parquet floors, a stunning stone staircase, wood panelling and original wooden doors can be found throughout the house. There is a total of 300m2 habitable space. Here’s the layout:
Spacious entrance hall with glass roof
Large living room with wood fireplace & parquet floor
Sitting room with wood-burning fireplace
Master bedroom with marble fireplace, wardrobe and ensuite bathroom
Bedroom 2 with ensuite bathroom
Bedroom 3 with ensuite bathroom
Bedroom 4, large bedroom with wardrobe and ensuite bathroom
Bedroom 5 with shower room
Large attic room of approx 40m2 with shower room to finish
Outside, there is a large stone-paved courtyard garden, perfect for outdoor entertaining. There is also a sun-terrace that overlooks the Canche river and has views of the church. There is also a workshop area and garage.
The property is situated right in the heart of Hesdin, a town steeped in Spanish history of all things. The town was moved by force from the border with Spanish Flanders to the current location. These days, it is a pretty town and the bridges crossing the River Cache add to the character and charm. The main square in the town if the perfect place to sit back with a coffee or a glass of wine. Thursday is market day and as well as all the usual amenities - supermarkets, banking, doctors, schools etc etc, there are lots of small, interesting shops to explore as well as a good selection of restaurants to enjoy.
For history lovers (which you may well be if this particularly property has peeked your interest), the famous battle site of Agincourt is nearby. Here, Henry V of England won his history victory over the massive French army and there are frequent re-enactments at the mediaeval ruins of Fressin Castle.
The countryside surrounding Hesdin is beautiful. The Forêt de Crecy is particularly note-worthy. A 150square km area of oak and beech woods. It is a haven for wildlife and a wonderful place for walkers, horse-riders and cyclists to explore. Golf, tennis, swimming and fishing are also common pastimes for Hesdin residents.
Property prices in the Pas-de-Calais are reasonable and there is a strong rental market due to the ease of access from the UK. However, there is much talk of a rapid increase in prices in the near future as a result of increased government investment in this area.
Habitable space: 300m2
Plot size: 364m2
Distance to shops: on the doorstep
Distance to beach: 35mins
Distance to ferry port & Eurotunnel: 1hr 15mins
Please note: All locations and sizes are approximate. La Résidence has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading. However, this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are either given or implied.