La Villa Sainte Claire

Wimille, Pas-de-Calais
Bed & Breakfast


Stroll the rambling statue'd grounds, enjoy lunch in historic Boulogne, cycle to seaside Wimereux, return to comfort, calm and space

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Friendly Catherine lends you bikes – so pedal off to Wimereux, a sweet seaside town a mile down the road. Then return to a 18th-century house in the lee of a village church, its long elegant façade distinguished by tall white windows perfectly beshuttered. Fresh, spacious and uncluttered is the guest bedroom, with views to a beautiful front garden, and it’s a treat to stroll the rambling grounds, dotted with statues, punctuated by topiary. Wake to fresh local croissants and homemade jams; set off for the markets and shops of Boulogne… and a lovely lunch in the historic old town. The coastline is wild and wonderful.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dogs welcome
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-8pm
Check out
11am
Closed
15 December - 31 January.
Meals
Restaurant 50m.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €98
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available €15-€25 per person per night.
2 Doubles
From €98

Reviews

We stayed with Catherine and Bernard for our first night in France. Their stunning house is just 5 minutes away from Wimereux and only a short 20 minutes journey from the tunnel. We were warmly welcomed by Catherine and shown to our very lovely, typically French bedroom which overlooked the gardens. As the local restaurant had decided to close unexpectedly that evening Catherine was so kind to drive us to a restaurant in Wimereux and Bernard picked us up. Such generous hospitality. The house is beautiful and the room was very comfortable. I would recommend a stay here and very good value.

Jill, Congleton

We recently enjoyed a weekend away here, and thoroughly recommend this interesting B&B. The owners have spent a long time renovating the villa, which is delightful and very comfortable. Catherine was very accommodating with helping to book evening meals and general info about the local area. All in all, a place we hope to return to again.

David, Leigh-on-sea

A very comfortable two nights and delicious breakfasts in the morning. Catherine could not have been more helpful or charming. Highly recommended.

Georgina, London

2 adults + Beth age 12: Immediately at home; warm welcome (much appreciated-weather miserable), room delightful-had to summon resolve to forgo comfort and head out for a meal in Wimereux. Worth it- but glad to get back to elegant room and comfortable beds. Boulogne market on the saturday morning: pouring wet; full of good things but glad to get back to our room to luxuriate and read before another lovely meal in brasserie in W. Final trip on sunday was to the Old City- fascinating and beautiful. Paid homage to Dr Duchenne de Boulogne! Thanks ++ Catherine! Highly recommended!

Nigel, Robertsbridge

As frequent visitors of high end B&Bs the Villa Sainte-Claire ranks among the very top. Housed in a most charming 18th century mansion with original boards and doors, the tastefully decorated rooms overlook the vast park, a bucolic treasure in the village center. We were lucky to have excellent weather conditions and could enjoy the excellent breakfast on the terrace. But, next to these 'material' qualities, there is the extraordinary hospitality of Catherine, which we will always remember. As, Tine, my Dutch wife said:"Wat een gastvrijheid!"

Frank, Antwerp

We had a fantastic time at Villa Saint Claire last weekend with our son Nicolaas who is 2.5 years old. We were made to feel very welcome by Catherine. Stunning location and beautiful property. Fresh croissants and pain au chocolat for breakfast and much more. Care was taken to provide a relaxing a very comfortable stay, lovely bright room and excellent decor. The only problem was , we only stayed one night ! We will definitely return to this beautiful place ! Highly recommended and thank you catherine

Anna, Windsor

Our second stay in this beautiful house with lovely, welcoming owner, Catherine. 20 minute walk into Wimereux for evening meal, through a delightful country park alongside the river, only minutes from the house. On second night we ate at La Petite Brocante, a fabulous little restaurant in Wimille.Our room was spacious with lovely furnishings, huge, very comfortable bed and modern shower facilities. It overlooks the beautiful gardens which are quite extensive with plenty of outdoor seating. Wonderful breakfasts with fresh fruit, home made pastries, croissants, fresh bread etc.

Pamela, Crockenhill

We had a lovely stay for my birthday in this very elegant house. Lovely welcome from Catherine, who also provided a superb breakfast the next morning in her beautiful dining room. Our room could not be faulted, far better than any 4 star hotel. Catherine reserved a table for us at the very local "La Petite Brocante" restaurant (only minutes away) where we had an excellent meal in very convivial surroundings. All in all, a wonderful birthday weekend. We shall definitely return. Wimille is only 20 minutes walk from Wimereux, a delightful coastal town, so an ideal location for summer break.

Pamela, Kent

Excellent place to stay, could not be better, really enjoyed our visit and the hosts were perfect, very helpful, very easy going. Would definitely go back.

Marc, London

A sublime location which cannot be rated highly enough. Our hosts were charming and helpfull in the extreme. The rooms like a retreat you only dream of. Cathrine and Betrand are marvellous hosts. I can't wait to return.

Suzanne, Petworth

It would be hard to imagine a more lovely place to stay or a more welcoming and attentive host than Catherine. Strongly recommended and we hope to go back soon!

Caroline, London

The Villa St Clair is a paradise (and so convenient). The garden is a beautiful place. In addition, the hosts were so very kind and went far beyond their duties. I had a sprained ankle, and they took us to and from a restaurant, - and would not let us pay for this. Definitely go to the Villa St Clair!

Charlotte, London uk

An absolute gem of a place; beautifully quiet and restful and our hosts were lovely. Gorgeous breakfasts laid out on the table in the garden greeted us each morning. The town of Wimereux is nearby for a bit of bustle and a lovely beach and an even lovelier chocolate shop! Will return.

Sophie, London

A really lovely house, everything you would expect from the photos. Catherine is a welcoming and charming host and her breakfasts were delicious with the freshly squeezed orange juice a real treat. The bedroom is most comfortable and tastefully decorated and offers total privacy. We enjoyed a lovely dinner at the local restaurant and there is such a lot to do and see around the area. Definitely due a return visit.

Yvonne

We stayed a night on a last-minute 2-day trip to Calais (Eurotunnel do a good overnight deal) and felt like we'd had a week's holiday. Catherine replied to my late-night email first thing the next morning. Even more beautiful than in the photographs, we had a very comfortable room with typical old chateau doors and windows - everything restored by the owners, who were so welcoming and suggested watching the sunset in Wimereux and a lovely walk in the hidden Denacres valley. Delicious croissants and bread for breakfast with home-made jam. Our daughter loved their very friendly dog best of all!

Rebecca

This was the second time we had stayed here - first time was in the house itself - beautiful double room. Breakfast was delicious too, which is eaten downstairs. As it was cold, she had lit the fire - the owner is absolutely charming and really friendly. We borrowed the bikes in the afternoon to check out a restaurant for supper and then walked into town that evening. We had such a good stay that we visited again with our 15 year old daughter & her friend between Christmas & New Year where we stayed in the lodge. Very basic but warm & cosy. DVD player, games etc. Can't recommend enough.

Rachel

Charming hosts, beautiful house and garden, and every morning a delicious breakfast with a special treat of homemade pastries! We would certainly visit again, maybe next time try a night in the new "gypsy caravan"! Madame Debatte thought of everything and provided toiletries a plenty and even the necessary corkscrew! We had a lovely time!

Sarah

Tucked away from the bustle of Wimereaux, but within walking distance was this gem, A beautiful house with garden and wooded area, it was peaceful and restful. The owners were charming and made us most welcome. The breakfast was , as usual in France, quite excellent and we would most certainly stay there again, possibly for longer. Lovely restaurant 5 minutes walk away in the village. great place.

Sheridan

Our 2nd brief stay in Catherine's delightful house. Wonderful welcome. Love the room. Superb breakfast in the garden. Thank you. We'll be back

Torrens

Certainly a VERY special place. A beautiful charming house and hostess - a place for relaxation and peace but also an exciting place for our 8 year old son to stay. Perfect for all.

Jennifer

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Catherine Debatte

  • Only 20 minutes from Calais for the ferry or channel tunnel.! Just pop over for a week end of shopping! Food markets in Wimereux or Boulogne, delicious cheeses or local chocolates to bring home., no talking about the bread and pastries...
  • Very nice restaurant in the village ,1mn walk ,called " La Petite Brocante": great food , friendly people and atmosphere.Get a free apéritif on our behalf .Don't miss the desserts..Or go for a "moules frites" treat, just by the seaside in Wimereux.
  • Take a walk or a bike ride in the "Vallée du Denacre" to have a look at all the 18th century mansions and chateaux. Read history on their facades and grounds. Napoleon Bonaparte ,1st and 2nd world war traces eveywhere.
  • Just 5 miles from Boulogne sur mer and its nice old town, shops , Museum and THE greatest Sea Aquarium in Europe: NAUSICAA. Visit the historical site of "Colonne de la Grande Armée", Napoleon's statue, turning his back to England .
  • Only 30 mn from the fancy " LE TOUQUET"! Splendid houses to look at, casino, nice shops and good restaurants.Go for a "Chat Bleu" chocolate, just delicious!
  • Need a relaxing time?Contact us previously to your stay to book an Energy Massage at the house.The smell of aromatic oils and the gentle touch will delight you.