18TH CENTURY PROPERTY 1H FROM PARIS

Stephen Girardin

Speaks english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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18TH CENTURY PROPERTY 1H FROM PARIS

Chateau-Thierry Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Stunning Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 8-12)

The Gite de Montmanjeon was built at the end of the XVIIIth century, and is fully renovated. The house is located 1h from Paris, 45 minutes from Charles de Gaulle airport, and lies in a peaceful valley.

The house has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets. A large fully equipped kitchen has a table that can seat 8 people. A 50 m2 dining room opened to the south garden has a large table that seats 10 people. There is an insert fireplace in the kitchen and a massive fireplace in the dining room. A cozy living room with TV/DVD is also located on the second floor.

You will find high-speed internet, gas BBQ, outdoor patio furniture, ping-pong table, satellite TV, DVD player, iPod docking station, stereo, dishwasher, washing machine, oven, microwave oven, fridge, freezer.

There are 4 bikes (2 men/2 women) available for lovely rides in the area.

The Gite de Montmanjeon is conveniently located 60 km from Charles de Gaulle International Airport, 1h drive from Paris, 45' from Reims, 45' from Eurodisney and 1h from Parc Asterix. From the house you will discover the southern part of Picardy and the east of Ile-de-France, with medieval towns, cathedrals, castles, WWI battle sites, the Vallee de la Marne and the Champagne wineyards.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Stephen Girardin (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012

About Stephen Girardin

My parents bought this property when i was 4, and all my childhood memories remain in the walls of this house. I used to live in Paris when i grew up, and we would go to this house every single weekend! After studying biology at the Pasteur Institute (Paris) for several years, I moved with my wife and our two kids to Toronto, where i do research at the University of Toronto.

Stephen Girardin purchased this cottage in 1975

Why Stephen Girardin chose Chateau-Thierry

When we bought this house in 1975, my parents fell in love with the location: so quiet, so secluded, yet so close to Paris (1h drive). The house is surrounded by rolling hills of open farmland, and the only noise you hear is birds singing!

However, when we bought the house, it was in a very rough shape. The roof was leaking and we had to change 500 square meters of roof tiles!! There was no toilet, no bathroom, no heat, and only the kitchen and a bedroom were 'livable'. After nearly 40 years of renovations, we uncovered the original gem, fully renovated 275 square meters of living space, kept the original charm of the old farmhouse, but brought comfort and high-end finish throughout.

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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18th Century property 1h from Paris
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Chateau-Thierry Aisne
5

Just what we hoped for

  • 5 of 5
A lovely lovely home let out by owners who had done everything possible to make us feel welcomed and looked after. Being an hour from both Reims and Paris we had some great cultural as well as local trips. The rural location was a delight and we are so grateful to the owners for their personal help as we planned the holiday.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Chateau-Thierry Aisne
5

Lovely house, wonderful part of the country

  • 5 of 5
An absolutely beautiful house, with a great (and large) kitchen, dining room with working fireplace and spacious and comfortable rooms. The house was within easy reach of Paris, by car or train, and nearby Reims and champagne country. The countryside around the house is idyllic - I would have been happy to stay for months. The house is very clean, beautifully appointed and with all the conveniences one might want, such as internet and television. The hosts left excellent guides to local sites of interest and restaurants, as well as routes for getting to the airport and to Paris. A superb vacation house, which I would recommend in the strongest terms.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Chateau-Thierry Aisne
5

An idyllic holiday

  • 5 of 5
We knew we were somewhere special the moment we pulled up in front of this beautiful, charming house set against some of the most picturesque countryside we've ever seen. The house is full of character and offers loads of space--lovely, bright bedrooms; a spacious and welcoming kitchen (which we've missed every since leaving); cozy fireplaces; plus a ping-pong table, a swing, and plenty of room for soccer playing outside, which kept our children happy. One of the most memorable aspects of the house is the outdoor stone courtyard that leads off from the kitchen, where we had delicious dinners late in the evening under summer's long sunlight. All in all, a wonderful holiday in an unforgettable spot. Thank you to Nina and René, for all of their hospitality and practical help. We certainly hope to return one day!
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Chateau-Thierry Aisne
5

Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in the beautiful French countryside. The house was very spacious and well equipped. We had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay.
We loved having the different spaces outside - having the use of the bikes, the table tennis, the sun loungers and the barbecue.
We really appreciated being able to hang our washing out on a line which was undercover.
Nina, was most helpful and we enjoyed getting to know her.
Having herbs in the garden and a few raspberries and apples to use was great too.
Being ex farmers we enjoyed the busyness of the harvesting going on around us. Our two year old grand daughter loved watching all the machinery go past too - she also enjoyed going to visit the horses in a nearby paddock. The property is securely fenced so we never had a worry with escaping.
We even had a long eared barn owl (with bright orange eyes) watching over us late one afternoon.

We enjoyed visits to Reims, Epernay, Pierrefonds, Soissons, the Chateau Thierry market plus other local sights. All a pleasant drive away which was important when trying to fit in some afternoon sleeps for our grand daughter.
We all thoroughly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear Lynda, we are delighted that you had an enjoyable time. Chateau-Thierry market is indeed good for local fresh products. Of note, the market of Soissons is also pleasant (every Wednesday/Saturday)...!
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Chateau-Thierry Aisne
Canada
5

All good at the gite!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at this home. My family was met by friendly Nina and found everything as promised. It is a large country house built when Napoleon was emperor! Our gps was helpful in finding neat stuff. Some of the best was Pierrefond and Longpont. The church in Longpont was destroyed in the revolution. L'Abbaye restaurant was excellent.
The house is kid friendly and comfortable . We had all we needed. A true French country house....very private. Chateau Thierry has trains hourly to Paris .
We all had a great time. As Canadians we were grateful for our visit to Vimy Ridge where our Canadian tour guide gave us a tour in a driving rain!
Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Chateau-Thierry Aisne
5

Magnifique maison de famille à la campagne -

  • 5 of 5
Bonjour, nous sommes restes dans cette maison le temps d'un long week-end, pour feter les 70 ans de mon pere.L'accueil par Nina est exceptionnel par sa gentillesse et sa convivialité.Nous nous sommes tout de suite sentis biens. La maison a enormement de charme aussi bien a l interieur qu'a l'exterieur.
Les enfants n'ont quasiment pas vu un ecran des 3 jours, meme si la maison n'est pas depourvue( Wifi, tele) mais ils ont prefere jouer dehors au foot et au ping pong ou se promener dans la campagne. La literie est de tres bonne qualite et la cuisine est tres bien equipee. Le feu dans la cheminee est bienvenu pour les bonnes soirees au coin du feu.Nous n'avons manque de rien.
Bref je recommande chaleureusement cet endroit!
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle International Airport
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
Chateau-Thierry
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Montreuil-aux-Lions
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Golf du Val Secret
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Auberge de la Cloche
Car: necessary

19 km from Chateau-Thierry***

The house is located in the most desirable french Picardy countryside, in a very quiet environment. This is a perfect starting point for visiting the Champagne wine region, numerous remarkable castles and cathedrals. The house is also ideally situated for day trips to Paris (95 km), Eurodisney (60 km) and Parc Asterix.

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Availability & Rates

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Chateau-Thierry Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
€300
€990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
€300
€875
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
€225
€800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €25 + Tax
Cleaning €80 + Tax
Tax Rate 20.0%
Notes For week-end and short stays, please contact the owner. Maximum occupancy is 13.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Chateau-Thierry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 275 m²
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Covered Parking
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • MP3 Dock
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Bicycles ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
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