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.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
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.