Saint-Germain-en-Laye House Rental Photos and Description
Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, living room and fitted kitchen
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.....
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- not suitable for children
- pets not allowed
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
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.