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La Cense Lignère – Guest Room and Gypsy Caravan in the Avesnois
We welcome you to stay in our renovated farmhouse in the heart of the bocage in the Avesnois region in France.
Our farmhouse is situated in Prisches, on the southern edge of the Avesnois Regional Natural Park, between Maroilles and Avesnes-sur-Helpe. We offer you the choice of two traditional types of accommodation where you can relax in peace and quiet in the heart of the countryside.
Choose a comfortable guest room, at garden level with modern conveniences or the independence of a cosy Gypsy caravan situated in the middle of the meadow with our two sheep and our donkey called Violette in an idyllic rural setting.
La Cense Lignère is situated in the Hameau des Linières (spelt Lignère in the 18th century) a hamlet within the commune of Prisches on the border of the Nord and Aisne departments.
When we bought this old farmhouse in 2006 we decided to share with other people our passion for this traditional building ideally positioned in the beautiful countryside of the Avesnois.
As we enjoy meeting new people, when we renovated the farmhouse we decided to include a guest room in what was once the dairy and before that an apple store. Prisches is now surrounded by hedges and pastures but there was a time until the beginning of the 20th century when it used to be a vast orchard.
le tshirikljà majdumult sàmas - « once we were birds »  - Gypsy legend
We also fell in love with a Romanian Gypsy caravan especially designed for us, o kher véshorresko, which quite naturally came to anchor itself in our meadow, simply because a place shared is also a place to travel to and through and where to meet and mix.
We offer locally produced food mainly from organic sources (Ecocert) as well as homemade :
  • leavened bread
  • homemade brioches and crumbles
  • honey and spice cake
  • eggs from our own hens
  • jam and honey
  • fruit of the season
  • apple juice, lemonade
  • ...
For our friends hikers, we can offer you a picnic basket for your arrival (40 euros without alcool, 45 euros included an aperitif, for two persons).
Thank you contact us for details
We use Eco-labelled cleaning products and provide you with biodegradable and Eco-labelled kitchen and bathroom products (Ecocert and Cosmébio).
The Gypsy caravan is equipped with a composting toilet using biodegradable sawdust.
Illustrations : Kevin Vanbelle / Conception du site : Celyd Multimédias © 2010