A self sustainable cottage with bike loan & breakfast

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Those who love silence and wide open spaces, learning about eco-friendly ways of life, or cocooning with healthy products will be delighted by the little gem that is Le Tilleul des Marais in the pretty village of Vermand two steps from Saint-Quentin. In this gite less than two hours from Paris, your hosts Pauline and Aurélien have set their hearts on sharing their ideas for a green and healthy lifestyle –including making their own laundry liquid, soap and herbal teas. They also have bikes to help guests make even better use of this green space beside the River Omignon, and recommend walks in the Réserve Naturelle Nationale des Marais d’Isle with its incredible eco-system. This is a weekend of reconnecting with nature. A weekend of calm. A weekend of freedom at your fingertips.

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  • A spacious comfortable room in the gîte Le Tilleul des MaraisA spacious comfortable room in the gîte Le Tilleul des Marais
  • Le Tilleul des Marais gîte with its 45m² living areaLe Tilleul des Marais gîte with its 45m² living area
  • Le Tilleul des Marais gîte with its 45m² living spaceLe Tilleul des Marais gîte with its 45m² living space
  • Le Tilleul des Marais gîteLe Tilleul des Marais gîte
  • The bedroom  in Le Tilleul des Marais gîteThe bedroom in Le Tilleul des Marais gîte
  • Bathroom with Italian-style shower in Le Tilleul des Marais gîteBathroom with Italian-style shower in Le Tilleul des Marais gîte
  • Pauline makes her own laundry liquid and will leave you some if you need itPauline makes her own laundry liquid and will leave you some if you need it
  • Soap made by your hostess Pauline with lime flowers from the gardenSoap made by your hostess Pauline with lime flowers from the garden
  • You're in an eco-friendly gîte, Le Tilleul des Marais gîteYou're in an eco-friendly gîte, Le Tilleul des Marais gîte
  • Cosy evening, Le Tilleul des Marais gîteCosy evening, Le Tilleul des Marais gîte
  • Breakfast, Le Tilleul des Marais gîteBreakfast, Le Tilleul des Marais gîte
  • Welcome basket with vegetables from the garden and eggs from the henhouseWelcome basket with vegetables from the garden and eggs from the henhouse
  • Lots of space: 4,000m² of grounds for enjoying the fresh air! Le Tilleul des Marais gîteLots of space: 4,000m² of grounds for enjoying the fresh air! Le Tilleul des Marais gîte
  • The herb spiral designed along permaculture principles - Le Tilleul des MaraisThe herb spiral designed along permaculture principles - Le Tilleul des Marais
  • Cookie the cat will come and say hello to youCookie the cat will come and say hello to you
  • Jappy and Helma, the two adorable beagles who live hereJappy and Helma, the two adorable beagles who live here
  • Fancy a bike ride? Le Tilleul des Marais gîteFancy a bike ride? Le Tilleul des Marais gîte
  • A massage in your cocoon - Le Tilleul des Marais - VermandA massage in your cocoon - Le Tilleul des Marais - Vermand
  • Home from your ride: a hot drink and home-made treatsHome from your ride: a hot drink and home-made treats
  • Relaxing as a couple in the hammock under the lindensRelaxing as a couple in the hammock under the lindens
  • Under the lindensUnder the lindens
  • The Marais d'IsleThe Marais d'Isle
  • Exploring the Marais d'Isle in a flat-bottomed boatExploring the Marais d'Isle in a flat-bottomed boat
  • Strolling through the Marais d'Isle togetherStrolling through the Marais d'Isle together
  • Bacove boat trip through the Marais d'IsleBacove boat trip through the Marais d'Isle
  • SunsetSunset
  • The Grand'Place in Saint-Quentin, an Art Deco cityThe Grand'Place in Saint-Quentin, an Art Deco city
  • Discovering the Art Deco city's architectural heritage Discovering the Art Deco city's architectural heritage
A spacious comfortable room in the gîte Le Tilleul des Marais Le Tilleul des Marais gîte with its 45m² living area Le Tilleul des Marais gîte with its 45m² living space Le Tilleul des Marais gîte The bedroom  in Le Tilleul des Marais gîte Bathroom with Italian-style shower in Le Tilleul des Marais gîte Pauline makes her own laundry liquid and will leave you some if you need it Soap made by your hostess Pauline with lime flowers from the garden You're in an eco-friendly gîte, Le Tilleul des Marais gîte Cosy evening, Le Tilleul des Marais gîte Breakfast, Le Tilleul des Marais gîte Welcome basket with vegetables from the garden and eggs from the henhouse Lots of space: 4,000m² of grounds for enjoying the fresh air! Le Tilleul des Marais gîte The herb spiral designed along permaculture principles - Le Tilleul des Marais Cookie the cat will come and say hello to you Jappy and Helma, the two adorable beagles who live here Fancy a bike ride? Le Tilleul des Marais gîte A massage in your cocoon - Le Tilleul des Marais - Vermand Home from your ride: a hot drink and home-made treats Relaxing as a couple in the hammock under the lindens Under the lindens The Marais d'Isle Exploring the Marais d'Isle in a flat-bottomed boat Strolling through the Marais d'Isle together Bacove boat trip through the Marais d'Isle Sunset The Grand'Place in Saint-Quentin, an Art Deco city Discovering the Art Deco city's architectural heritage
You’ll love: 

- the large green spaces

- a cottage in the heart of nature and a stone’s throw from the Omignon river

- the welcome basket filled with delicious fresh, local and/or garden products

- Saint-Quentin nearby for more discoveries

Let go, disconnect, discover nature and its benefits, eat healthily, awaken all your senses… This is the opportunity Aurélien and Pauline have created for you. Their gite in Vermand, less than two hours from Paris, aims to be green and respectful of the environment, with a zen, cocooning ambiance. They will share lots of green tips and ideas with you.

After being given an enthusiastic welcome by Jappy and Helma (their two adorable beagles) and Cookie and Pépito (their very cuddly cats), it’s time for a long walk in the fresh air. The River Omignon that runs right past the house is a place to get up-close and personal with nature. You can even go canoeing on it, taking things as slow and relaxed as you like!
Discover, too, the Réserve Naturelle Nationale des Marais d'Isle, a true natural oasis in the heart of the town of Saint-Quentin, with an exceptional wealth of plant- and wildlife. Watch the bluethroat with red mirror centre or the majestic western marsh harrier, and spot roe deer along the paths and palmate newts in ponds – just a few of the little gems of nature here. Alternatively, borrow bikes to explore the little pathways in the area, uncovering local producers en route (your hosts recommend Monsieur Julien’s goat farm in Francilly-Selency).
When you get back, Pauline and Aurélien will be delighted to show you the beehives, the henhouse and even the herb spiral, a permaculture project (Pauline knows everything about her plants and their little secrets). Inhale the gorgeous scents of thyme, sage, rosemary, mint… Or discover Aurélien’s extensive kitchen garden before relaxing in the hammock or on a romantic swing beneath the lime trees.

And that’s not all. Taste little home-made cakes sweetened by honey gathered by Aurélien. Enjoy your thoughtful gift of a basket of super-local produce: fruits and vegetables from nearby producers or from the kitchen garden, eggs from the henhouse, artisan apple juice… Things from which to make yourselves a wholesome, replenishing meal.
And to really relax to the max, let yourself be tempted by a massage in your cocoon. There’s 65m² of it just for the two of you, fully fitted out and with decor that smells beautifully of wood, a spacious Italian-style shower and unimpeded views of the natural surroundings including the huge lime trees of the 4,000m² grounds. At the end of the day, don’t miss the sunsets from the settlement of Vermand, the pretty little village that hosts you this weekend.

When you wake up in the morning, the breakfast basket left at your door for you to eat whenever you like (no rushing to get up here!) will have you sampling more local products (apple juice, honey, herbal teas, jams…). And Pauline will have saved bread for you at the bakery 200m away, so you can wake up slowly to the sounds and smells of nature.

If you feel like ending the weekend with some cultural discovery, browse at the flea market in the Art Deco town of Saint-Quentin and let yourself be tempted by a romantic dinner at M. Jean, a restaurant with a focus on dishes home-made from local produce.
Vermand’s Le Tilleul des Marais is a little retreat from the world you’ll want to come back to again and again.

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197230 €
2 night(s)2 guests
Deal includes

- Two nights in the gîte

- Breakfast (with bread, ordered the night before by your hosts, waiting for you at the bakery) for the first morning only

- A welcome basket with delicious local produce

- End-of-stay cleaning

- Tourist tax

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Pauline

Host, Le Tilleul des Marais

What’s more soothing and invigorating than a break in the arms of mother nature.  Between the vegetable garden and the marshes, your stay will be a perfect chance to get...

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Our tips to make the most of your stay

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& 3 more Indulging moments
‘Bar de l'Avenir’
The Golden Pub
Chocolaterie Trogneux
‘O Divin’ bar
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& 3 more Slow moments
Admire the sunset over the Omignon lakes
Tour of Saint-Quentin's Art-Deco district
St Quentin’s ‘Marais d’Isle’ nature reserve
A dusk stroll in the centre of Saint-Quentin
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& 7 more Gourmet moments
‘La Villa d’Isle’ restaurant
“Grand Café de l’Univers” restaurant
Le Rouget Noir
« Chez Jean » restaurant
Au Rendez-vous Fermier
Monsieur Julien's goats
Vermand's '100% local' fast-food restaurant
Vermand farmers' market
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& 3 more Green moments
Oppidum de Vermand
The source of the Escaut
Relax along the banks of the Omignon
The little Somme lakes at Seraucourt-le-Grand

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