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There’s so much to do here!

First of all there are the wonderful gardens to explore. Extending for four hectares and encompassing a delightful stretch of the River Aa, there are lawns for entertaining or playing games, with meadows and the tennis court beyond.

You might have been planning to spend your time at the chateau lazing around, chatting and reading. Good luck with that.

If you like to be active on your holidays…

… or you like your children to be active (!) we have a great range of diversions for you.

Bicycles at Chateau d'Hallines, Pas-de-Calais

Bikes

Tennis

Boules at Chateau d'Hallines, Pas-de-Calais, France

Boules

Paddling Pool

Table football at the Big Chateau, Hallines, Northern France

Table Football

Table Tennis

Board games at Chateau d'Hallines, Pas-de-Calais, France

Board Games

Snooker

Barbecue on the terrace at Chateau d'Hallines

Barbecue

Sunloungers

Hi-Fi at Big Chateau, Hallines, Northern France

Music Player

DVDs at Chateau d'Hallines, Pas-de-Calais, France

Movies

Badminton

Mini tennis at Chateau d'Hallines, Pas-de-Calais, France

Mini Tennis

Nerf Guns

Football

Piano

Books

Trampoline room, top floor of Big Chateau, Hallines, France

Trampoline

Playstation 3

Puzzles

Garden Swing

Scrabble in the grey sitting room

Scrabble

Parkland

French Monopoly

Now for the details...

OUTDOOR SPORTS

There is a hard tennis court in the grounds. We are very happy for any footballers amongst you to take down the net and have a kickabout on the court if you prefer.

There are eight bikes, plenty of helmets, and immediately beyond the chateau you can choose a hilly gravel road or a flat path that runs alongside the local railway line.

We have Nerf guns! And protective goggles!

There is a badminton set for use on the lawn.

We are also delighted to have an organic boules pitch. No, that’s probably not really a thing – but we don’t use weedkiller on our gravel.

INDOOR GAMES

In the house we have a fantastic games room with table tennis and table football.

Also on the top floor, our trampoline room — just like the one in Downton Abbey.

Downstairs there is an elegant Snooker Room with a 3/4 size table for snooker or pool — or for the purists, billiards.

In the stables we have an indoor mini-tennis court. This isn’t just for kids — and doubles is great fun.

We like to think of ourselves as tolerant people, but please don’t violate our House Puzzle Policy: ‘Puzzles must be wooden. Cardboard is for the boxes they live in’.

RELAXING

Outdoors in the summer the barbecue comes into its own, while the kids can play on the swing or in the paddling pool.

In the house, the library has a home cinema system with a collection of DVDs. Plus, of course, some books!

There is a TV room on the top floor for the kids, complete with a PlayStation 3 and a selection of childrens’ movies on DVD.

We have a good collection of board games including our favourite, Scrabble. We even have the French version of Monopoly — “Allez en Prison: ne passez pas par la case départ, ne touchez pas 200 Euros”!

There is a music player in the kitchen to encourage the washer-uppers.

There is even a piano in the dining room — where else would it be?!

IF ALL THAT ACTIVITY SOUNDS LIKE YOUR SORT OF FUN…

PUT YOU FEET UP AND CALL US!