The property is a charming free-standing 18th century small house with a south facing terrace and it's own private 100m² garden. It is situated in the extensive and secluded grounds of the owner's principal residence which was built for King Louis' head groom of the stables at Versailles.
The accommodation covers 40m² and comprises a living room and fully fitted kitchen downstairs, with a double bedroom and en-suite bathroom upstairs, and has south and west-facing windows looking out over the main grounds. Electric heating (radiators and water) is included, as are telephone (excluding calls to cell phones) and high-speed Internet access.
Secure off-street parking is available.
The village of St Nom la Breteche has its own supermarkets, boulangeries, restaurants, chemist, banks, post office and tennis courts. Main line trains to Paris (St Lazare in the North or Montparnasse in the South) are close by.
The area is well known for it's connections with artists, especially the Impressionists, including Renoir and Monet. Auvers sur Oise, where Van Gogh produced most of his paintings under the treatment of Dr Gachet, is within 20 mins drive. Giverny, Monet's home and gardens are 45 mins drive and Barbizon is 1hr away.
Debussy's birthplace and museum are in nearby St Germain en Laye, easily reached in 20 mins. The chateau was the home of the exiled Stuarts from 1688 until the Revolution. There are many other chateaus of interest nearby such as Versailles, 20 mins by car, Maison Laffitte, Maintenon, Fontainebleau and Vaux le Viscomte.
Further afield - but great for a day trip - are the Somme battlefields, the Armistice Clearing at Compiegne, Normandy and the coastal towns of Honfleur, Deauville, Etretat, the Somme Bay and estuary and it's extensive bird reserve plus the historic walled towns of St Valery and Montreuil sur Mer.
For the sporty there are three golf courses within 5 minutes drive, including the world-renowned St Nom la Breteche course. Also there are tennis courts opposite and numerous paths and cycle tracks in the local forest. The famous racecourses of Longchamps and Chantilly are both not far.
Then of course there is everything that Paris has to offer, which is easily reached by train or car.....
Completely renewed small house, but with all the comfort you can wish. The house is part of a larger location about 30 meters from the main house where a very friendly family is living. All the facilities where perfect. Good and save parkingplace. A very good quality-cost ratio.
When we arrived, we were invited the next day for a small house concert with the students of Ms. Knight. We felt ourselves immediately at home.
We had choosen this location for our visits of Paris. And this is really a perfect location when you want to go to Paris, but not to stay in the crowded and expensive city. From Saint-Germain you are within 5 minutes at the station and then within 35 minutes in Paris itself. No problems to find a parkingplace etc.
The surroundings of St Germain are lovely. Old forests and castles. It's clear that some centuries the rich people (and kings) wanted to live in this area, just far enough from Paris.
The village of St Nom la Breteche is situated 40 minutes west of Paris (easy access by road and train), close to the historic and cultural centres of Versailles and St Germain en Laye. It is surrounded by beautiful woodland with numerous walking, running and cycling trails, where King Louis used to hunt and where wild deer and boar roam freely. There are several championship golf courses within a few minutes drive. Also close by (10-15 minutes drive) are several large hypermarkets. The Normandy countryside and seaside towns (Deauville, Honfleur, Etretat etc) are just a short drive away, with easy access via the A13 Autoroute
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3 night minimum stay
|We require a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total rental to be paid in order to confirm the booking. French or UK Bank transfer details will be supplied on request. The balance is to be paid on arrival.
We charge a standard end of stay cleaning charge of € 30 in addition to the rental for the period desired. This is payable in cash on arrival.
|Notes||Regarding minimum stay, we have indicated 3 nights purely for administrative reasons, but short rental periods are difficult for us to accommodate, especially in peak season. Please contact us to discuss specific requirements.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.