Our latest addition to our French portfolio of parks is in the Bay of La Somme, near the coastal towns of St Valéry and Le Crotoy – a delightful area of Northern France.
This family-owned park is open all year, surrounded by lovely countryside, with meadows full of wildflowers & grazing cattle, and where sheep feed on the local salt marshes.
It has fabulous facilities including a brand new swimming pool (outdoor & indoor), a hammam & sauna, a restaurant /bar with full three-course menus, but also take away food. There is a shop which bakes fresh bread on a daily basis. An added attraction is a fishing lake in the centre of the park with resident ducks. The plots are spacious & well spaced, the park will supply decking to any specification, built by their own team. There has been massive landscaping of the park as it is newly established, with shrubs, trees & hedges planted.
A short 10 minutes’ walk takes you to the nearest charming village complete with a farm shop, butchers/charcutier, a tea room/art gallery, hairdressers and a station with direct links to Calais. There is also a memory of the 1st World War in a cemetery in the village, of Chinese workers who helped the British build military infrastructures.
St Valéry sur Somme is only 20 minutes by car – a beautiful coastal port with a marina, cobbled streets full of chic restaurants & shops, with a very large market on Sunday mornings selling local fish, vegetables, cheeses, & flowers amongst the hundred or so stalls. There are medieval ramparts in the town with incredible views over the Bay. A museum of 19th century Picardy life can be visited in the town. There is also a steam railway with 4 stations which runs from February to late November in between St Valéry & Cayeux sur Mer.
You can take boat trips to view the seal colony that depart from the quayside at St Valéry – also available is a 2-hour boat trip around the Bay of the Somme ports, Le Crotoy & Le Hourdel. The Bay of the Somme has 3000 hectares of National Nature Reserve, with over 400 species of wild birds – a magnet for ornithologists – a colony of seals & 44 km of cycle paths for outdoor enthusiasts. This is truly a rural paradise –
Not far away is Le Crotoy, on the opposite side of the Bay, a fishing port with traditional houses originally built for fishermen, many of which are now holiday homes – the town became famous due to the perfumier Guerlain whose patronage of the town attracted wealthy Parisians to make it their holiday destination.
Within 30 minutes of the park is Quend Plage with its long sandy beach & Fort Mahon famous for sand yachting & an impressive water centre “Aqua Club” with wave machines, aquagym etc.
Further afield but still nearby, are the Gardens of Valloires – which contains the sole surviving example of an 18th century Cistercian abbey, Amiens, with its floating canal gardens, the capital of Picardy, & Abbeville with many ancient churches, museums & 62 restaurants!
Caravans in the Sun has a full range of mobile homes available which are suitable for this park. We can supply any make and model of mobile home including Delta, Willerby, Pemberton, Victory, ABI, Swift, BK, Regal, Tingdene and IRM to name a few, if your choice is not listed please contact us for an accurate sited price.
- Open 12 months a year
- Ground rent = 2,650€ annual for a single home
- Plot sizes are approximately 150m²
- Brand new indoor and outdoor swimming pool
- Hammam and sauna
- Bar and Restaurant (takeaway meals)
- Fishing Lake
- Approx ten minutes walk to the nearest village
- The nearest beach is just 20 minutes’ drive – St Valéry sur Somme
1) Why should I buy a property from Mobile Homes Abroad Ltd / Caravans in the Sun?
No pressure sales
No obligation to buy
Viewing trips available
2) What does a viewing trip include?
Viewing of development at your leisure and tour of local area. Click Here for more details
3) How much deposit is required?
10% deposit secures your mobile home. For special offers the remaining balance is due 28 days from invoice date.
Part exchanges may be considered. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details
4) Do I lose my deposit?
Your deposit will be refunded in full once we have re-sold your reserved mobile home and/or plot, less any expenses that may be incurred by ourselves.
5) What is included in the price?
Furnished mobile home sited and connected on to your own plot.
5a) Are there any additional fees to pay
Compulsory Ground rent = 2,650€ annual for a single home.
6) What are the running costs?
Electricity = Metered – 0,20€ per KW
Gas = bottled – 30€ bottle
Water = Metered – 5,50€ per cubic metre
Drainage – One off payment of 600€ when owner first occupies home
Wi-Fi = free
7) What are the plot sizes?
Plot sizes are approximately 150m²
8) How long can I keep my mobile home on site for?
As long as home kept in good condition –
9) Can I sell or rent my mobile home if required?
Yes, we can advertise your mobile home for sale on our website, please click here to view our mobile home resale service. Subletting is permitted (the park does not offer a managed subletting service.) Click here to view our resale service information.
10) What facilities are available on site?
The park has an indoor/outdoor swimming pool (open 1st April to end of October ) , a laundrette, restaurant & bar( open 1st April to end of October. Free WiFi. A small shop open daily during the season , baking bread, croissants etc every morning. Sauna & Hammam –a number of sessions included in Site Rent, thereafter 7€ per 30 minutes session. A fishing lake in centre of park.
11) What facilities are nearby?
Butchers/Hairdressers/Tea Room + Art Gallery/Farm Shop/Mainline Railway Station, connection to Calais – all within 10 minutes’ walk from the park
12) Would I need to hire a car whilst over there?
Not strictly required as the local Village is in 10 minutes’ walking distance – mainline rail connection to Calais in same village.
13) How far are the nearest golf courses and beaches situated?
The nearest beach is just 20 minutes’ drive – St Valéry sur Somme
The nearest golf course is at Fort Mahon Plage (20 minutes in car)
14) How far is the site from the nearest airport?
The nearest airport is Beauvais (1 hr 10 minutes/74 miles) Or Lille (2 hours/85 miles)
15) What is the weather like?
The warmest months are July & August, temperatures can reach early seventies.
The wettest month is September, the driest is April.
The average maximum annual temperature is 13 degrees.
The average minimum annual temperature is 6 degrees.
16) Are pets allowed on site?
Yes – pets are allowed on the park, as long as they are on a lead.
17) How long is the site open for and how long can I stay here for?
The park is open for 12 months of the year and owners may use their homes for 12 months of the year – the park cannot be used as their sole address.
18) Does all work on plots have to be done by site owners?
Residents can work on their own plots and gardens – please check your plans with the park owner. A small shed or storage unit can be installed on your plot – the park supplies a shed of 4 square metres for 1 600€.
Arrange a viewing
We have 2 options available to view this mobile home park. Option 1 – we make the travel arrangements and can offer an accompanied viewing where you meet up with our customer service team at the channel tunnel crossing at Folkestone and travel with us in our 7 seat MPV. Option 2 – you can make your own travel arrangements and you can make an appointment to be shown around the park during a day visit.
Please note: Brand new mobile homes are not already sited on the mobile home park, these models must be viewed in the UK either prior to, or after your park visit. Please call us if you are interested in viewing a new mobile home, we will locate your requested make/model of home on a showground in the UK, trying to provide a location as close to you as we possibly can. Any resale mobile homes we may have listed on the website are situated on the park and will be available to view with your appointment.
Viewing trip costs will be refunded up to a maximum of £150 if you proceed to purchase a brand new mobile home (excludes pre-owned resale homes). Your accommodation invoice or flight receipt will be required for the credit adjustment and will be shown as a credit on your final invoice. The cost is not redeemable in conjunction with any other special offer, price reduction, discounts or promotions.
Your trip starts in the morning when you meet up with our customer service team at Folkestone, from here you will then be transported with us in our company MPV on to the euro tunnel shuttle to Calais and then to the park. We usually have 4 passengers travelling with us in our 7 seat MPV on each journey, mainly couples and single people; we don’t recommend children on this trip. When you arrive you will be greeted by the site manager at the park (When possible) where you can ask any initial questions that you may have about the site and/or the local area. We will then show you the park, the facilities, the local area, the location of amenities, restaurants and the beach etc. We will always be on hand to answer any questions you may have and to give you as much information as possible. Once you’ve viewed the park and local area at your leisure we then return late afternoon to the Calais euro tunnel crossing to return for the evening.
You may join us on our next viewing trip. We meet at Ashford Travelodge (Where you can park your car and join us in our company MPV), this would be at approximately 5.45am for the 7.13am Eurotunnel Le Shuttle and returning at approximately 9pm. The cost of this trip is £49 per person.
You contact our office with your planned travel arrangements and day of arrival with an approximate time for when you would like to view the park. We then make the arrangement for you to come and view the park and homes (where applicable). Unfortunately an appointment is necessary to view the park as this is a residential style community and we like to keep disruption to home owners to a minimum. We do not employ high pressure sales teams and at no time during the visit will you be under any pressure or obligation to purchase. We believe that the product, once seen sells itself and if you are interested, you will contact us to complete the purchase. We will then ensure that you are given our full assistance and guide you through your purchase if required.
Your travel arrangements are booked in conjunction with our UK office subject to availability. This will be coordinated with our customer service team in France. We can give friendly advice and help about where and how to book your ferries / flights and car hire if required; we will arrange and reserve your accommodation (£49 per night for 2 people). For further details or to book a viewing trip please contact our office on UK freephone: 0800 6 44 45 46 or email email@example.com. International freephone: 0o44 (0)1782 90 80 70 or mobile: 07939 123 345.