CHARMING OLD TOWNHOUSE IN BEAUTIFUL MEDIEVAL VILLAGE, CENTRAL TO WINE COUNTRY

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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CHARMING OLD TOWNHOUSE IN BEAUTIFUL MEDIEVAL VILLAGE, CENTRAL TO WINE COUNTRY

Ferrieres-en-Getinais House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms; 1 bathroom; sleeps 6

This 2 story townhouse was built in 1824, and was a French cafe around the turn of the century (1900). Ferrieres is a charming medieval village located 1 hour directly south of Paris. The house faces a triangular place (formerly a cattle market), and features large ancient vaulted cellars, remnants of ancient ruins on the property, a gated driveway and terrace, a beautiful small pebble-covered courtyard, and an old detached small shed/house with fireplace(probably used for animals). On the ground floor there is a quaint old-style kitchen, dining room with iron fireplace, large living room (former billiards hall), bath, and utility room with washer and dryer. The 3 bedrooms are upstairs. The house is rustic, authentic, and comfortable for 4 to 6 people. The courtyard allows privacy and tranquility within the village. For authentic French village life, this house can't be beat! Also a perfect central destination for visiting the wine regions of CHABLIS, SANCERRE, & the LOIRE VALLEY

Shopping: All basic shopping can be done with the local village merchants, including boulangerie(baker), charcuterie(deli-meats), patisserie(pastry shop), boucherie(bucher), etc., and the local Friday market, which should not be missed for fresh produce, cheeses, fish, and other specialties. Ferrieres is home to a group of ceramic artist who have their work-shop and store in the village center. The nearest city, Montargis (population approx. 30,000), is 15 minutes drive from the village. It is known as the 'Venice of the Gatinais' because of its numerous bridges and canals through out the city. There you can find car rental locations, the train station, and any and all stores, services, and products that you would find in any large town.

Further Out: Ferrieres is a great centrally located village of about 3,000 inhabitants. You truly get the great feel of a charming old village, surrounded by very beautiful countryside, but also within easy driving distance to major city centers and interesting visiting destinations in every direction. Directly north just over 1 hour away is easy access to Paris by car or by train. 1 hour to the south-west starts the amazing LOIRE VALLEY, where great wine country, chateaux, and beautiful cities and towns line the river valley. 1 hour to the south-east is CHABLIS. BURGUNDY and the legendary Cote d'Or is about an hour further. CHAMPAGNE is 2-3 hours.

Less than 1 hour south is the famous 'Pont Canal' or canal bridge spanning the Loire, built by Mr. Eiffel himself. The great city of Fountainebleau and it's art community (Barbizon was located here) and it's stunning royal chateau is about 25 minutes north. Champagne country is about 21/2 hours north-east. A world-class golf course is 10 minutes.

Wine Touring: The house is central to 3 major wine regions and is an excellent base for exploring the wines of central France. BURGUNDY: Chablis (1 hour); Burgundy and the Cote d'Or (2 hours); LOIRE VALLEY: Sancerre (1 hour); Anjou, Chinon, Vouvray, Savennieres (2 hours and beyond); CHAMPAGNE: Sezanne (2 hours); Epernay and Reims (3 hours).

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Peter Nelson

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I studied French at the University of Washington and traveled to France a couple times during my studies. I went on to become a lawyer and studied law for 1 semester in Paris. I wanted to live in France, and searched country-wide for a unique property. Soon after purchasing the house (close to where friends lived) I developed a love of wine. I became obsessed with this pursuit and now own a wine store in Pasadena, California called Monopole Wine. The house was a perfect base to travel to wine country in the Loire and Burgundy, but I have also since visited every major wine region in France and Italy using the house as my base. And now the cellars are perfect storage facilities to keep my wines.

Peter Nelson purchased this house in 2001

I love the history behind the house and the fact that this used to be a cafe around the turn of the century with a billiards room where the living room now is. It is right on a pretty little square, and the river Clery is a stone's throw away. The village is very charming and Paris is not too far. This is not modern luxury, but real, rustic, simple, and beautiful.

This house is located in a true authentic small medieval French village and is far from tourists. The residents are super friendly, and it is a very safe place for my son when we visit. He can explore the entire village and surroundings without worry, and there are other children his age next door. The old French windows are classic, and I love getting up in the morning, opening the windows that overlook the little square, and breathing in the fresh air. I may see a neighbor below and say hi, or just check the weather and imagine what I will do for the day. But first it's off to the boulangerie for croissants, bread and homemade jam, and a nice hot cup of espresso.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Charming old townhouse in beautiful medieval village, central to wine country
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Comments from Owner Guestbook

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
Steve Taylor(Australia): 'Ferrieres is a very special place where the real French culture is unspoiled by the regular flow of tourists. Mr Andre, the guardian, is a French treasure in himself. The house itself is a well-appointed and cosy house where up to six people can live in comfort. We rate the house as very good and would stay again, but for longer next time'.
Lynette Forester (New Zealand): 'Our family had great pleasure in renting the house for 2 months in order to experience real French village life. We were not disappointed. The experience was overwhelmingly positive.The French people were very friendly, there was lots to do and see, and we also enjoyed day trips to Paris.'
Gerald Spawton (Scotland): 'Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time and really loved your house. Everyone in Ferrieres that we met made us feel most welcome from the shop workers to people in the street. My children have reaffirmed several times that this was the best holiday they ever had.'
Helpful votes: 7/8
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Charming old townhouse in beautiful medieval village, central to wine country
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October 2006 Visit

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: May 28, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
Great cottage property to experience local French character in a quaint village. Good small shops and market day for shopping. Location was good for viewing local surroundings of Fontainebleau and other sights off the beaten path. A bit too far to commute to Paris. Spent two weeks with three children here. Lots of space with three bedrooms and comfortable living and dining room. Kitchen could use a little updating but was very functional. Peter, the owner was very responsive and locals very friendly.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 3/5
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Charming old townhouse in beautiful medieval village, central to wine country
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Gerry and Sarah from Scotland

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 28, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
The description of the house was perfect. The house itself was clean and tidy. It was everything you would expect for a house of its age. It had great character as do all the properties in this charming village. We were met promptly as arranged, and when in need we summoned the assistance of a lovely couple living next door.
We have stayed there two holidays in a row and certainly intend to return sometime. I have recommended this property to all my friends and family. There are so many sites of beauty to visit, and a car is a must, although there is a good train service to and from Paris at nearby Montargie. There are numerous cafe/bars in Ferriers and you're guaranteed a warm welcome. In late July early August there is the Medieval festival which is a magnet for fellow holiday makers and locals alike. Well worth seeing. My 3 children have voted this the best holiday yet.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/5
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Loire valley getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 28, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
We had a grand week in the Loire valley in this ancient village, which is very friendly and helpful to visitors. The location was terrific for day trips out in the Loire valley and beyond. It had all the comforts we needed and the owner was delightful to work with. We would certainly recommend others contact the owner about his property.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/4
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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Charles de Gaul
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Montargis
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
N-7
Nearest Beach
300 Kilometres
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Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Ferrieres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Le Biquin d'Or, Ferrieres
Car: necessary

Ferrieres is an ancient, formerly walled, medieval village with beautiful small winding cobblestone streets, some pedestrian only. It is adjacent to picturesque forests and pretty country-side. The village is renowned for its ancient abbey, churches, and roman ruins(remnants of an arena). But the bonus are the people in the village. They are extremely nice and helpful, but you may need to brush up a bit on your French as not many speak English. Within walking distance you'll find: tennis courts, forest trails for strolling or biking, soccer fields, children’s play park, cafes, the Friday market, fishing, petanque courts, and the entire village to explore. Within a 5 minute drive there is a world-class golf course, horse-back riding, and further out a small petting zoo, and go-kart racing. Paris is 1 hour away by train/car, as is the wine country of SANCERRE and CHABLIS, and the incredible Loire Valley. This central location gives you the best of village life without being too far from Paris and the wine country. Car rental is a must as the village is in the country side

Other Activities: jogging; soccer fields; lake swimming; children's play park

Golf: The Domaine de Vaugouard is a spectacular golf country club located about 5 minutes away in a chateau on the outskirts of a beautiful forest and features world class facilities, tennis, equitation, dining, hotel, with typical French style and elegance.

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Ferrieres-en-Getinais House Rental Rates

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Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Notes Minimum stay is 4 days.
The balance is due 4 weeks prior to rental.
A refundable security deposit of $300 is required to cover any breakages, heavy cleaning (if necessary), and will be returned after departure if all is in order.
Payment options include bank transfer or cashiers check, or 'PayPal' (**Note: PayPal money transfers must include an additional 3.9% transfer fee).
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Amenities

Ferrieres-en-Getinais House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Budget
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Garage
  • Alarm Clock
  • Parking On Street
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Local Restaurant Guide
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • There is a small bathroom with shower and sink. The toilette is in a separate room with sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 queen
  • 1 double, 4 twins. Extra fold out bed is stored in the garage.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Books for Kids
  • Books for Adults
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Games
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Golf Clubs
  • Patio
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • ruins
  • churches
  • playground
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • golf
Notes:
Bedding and linen are provided. Firewood available on premises. Guardian nearby for any questions/problems. Renters should note that this is a rustic, old French townhouse, with very thick walls, French windows/shutters, and small but quaint kitchen. The washroom is separate from the toilette. There is a sink in one of the bedrooms. The kitchen, dining room, and utility room have original old hexagonal and square tile floors, while the rest of the house has old wood floors with fine Persian carpets. Although the house is almost 200 years old, it is in good shape. There are exposed ruins in the garage, and a recently discovered ancient window/doorway uncovered in the living room. There is a pebble-covered courtyard, as well as an additional terrace on the driveway side. PLEASE NOTE: There is no longer telephone service/internet in the house so please make arrangements to obtain wireless service for your cell phone and lap top in France. There is wi-fi at the cafe/bar, a 150m walk.
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