C19TH GARDNER'S LODGE IN GROUNDS OF VILLA. IDEAL GIVERNY/PARIS

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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C19TH GARDNER'S LODGE IN GROUNDS OF VILLA. IDEAL GIVERNY/PARIS

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Lodge, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Tastefully renovated one-bedroom, 19th century gardner's lodge, only 45 minutes from Paris in the charming town of Vernon near Giverny.

The lodge is located on the grounds of our villa, has a separate entrance and is a 3 minute walk to the train station. Vernon is an easily commutable to Paris, with morning trains leaving about every half- hour.

The lodge is a spacious 65 m2, is nicely furnished and set in idyllic surroundings. On the ground floor, there are painstakingly refurbished stone floors, a large open plan living room and brand new fully equipped kitchen.

Upstairs you'll have a large 30m2 bedroom with hardwood floors, an en suite bathroom and views onto a leafy square as well as use of a planted terrace which has enough space for entertainment.

Available by week or for longer terms (ideal for artist or writer retreat)

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Nigel

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We are an anglophone(American/Scottish) couple who have lived in France for some 20 years. Over the years we have lovingly renovated a selection of furnished apartments in Paris, Vernon-Giverny (Normandy) and Dinard (Brittany), as well as longer established properties in Notting Hill, London.

The Gardner's Lodge is our latest pride and joy.

Our kids are all bilingual and we love Polish sheep dogs...you will surely meet them all !!

Nigel purchased this lodge in 2003

We bought our 19th century Villa in the town of Vernon near Giverny because it provided an ideal and secure space for our family within commuting distance to Paris where we both work.

The Villa had out-houses at the back of the grounds. They would have been the carriage house/stables 150 years ago and needed renovation or demolition !

We chose the former and have created a lovely property that has a country feel but is close to the amenities of a small market town (25,000 inhabitants).

Vernon is a quiet market town with a main line station to Paris. The station (only 2 minutes from the Lodge) is the arrival point for visitors to Giverny, Claude Monet's famous home.

The Lodge provides an ideal base to visit the sites of 'Haute-Normandie' and Paris (only 45min away). Vernon itself has a great market every Saturday and we are usually available to show you around if required.

It is also an ideal retreat for an artist or writer looking to spend some creative time in calm but inspirational surroundings.

Visit

- Giverny

- Les Andelys

- Rouen

- Deauville/Trouville

- Paris

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

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C19th Gardner's Lodge in Grounds of Villa. Ideal Giverny/Paris
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C19th Gardner's Lodge in Grounds of Villa. Ideal Giverny/Paris
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343937vb
+33 2 32 21 51 54
Vernon Eure
5

Very Nice Property Near Giverny

  • 5 of 5
Spent four nights at this property at the end of may. Our hosts were very pleasant and non-intrusive. Everything was as advertised. The upstairs bedroom may be tough for folks getting on in years or with mobility issues. We just left our luggage downstairs. Also the tub was a bit of a challenge and had no shower curtain. Great access to Giverny and Les Andelys; as well as Paris. Restaurants and stores are close by. Clean and well maintained. An iron and ironing board would have been nice to have. Great fit for what we needed and an excellent property!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Vernon Eure
Usa
5

Vernon

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed this great cottage. Everything we needed was there. Very comfortable and hosts were lovely.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad it all worked out and the weather was kind to you !
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Vernon Eure
Bremerton, WA. USA
5

Dreamy Gardener's Cottage

Dreamy Gardener's Cottage
  • 5 of 5
I recently spent a portion of my annual May trip to France at the Gardener's Cottage
and wish I had stayed longer.
The location, proximity to Paris, Giverny and Normandy in general could not have
been any better. The photos of the cottage only hint at the charm, and the owners exceed it.
I will definitely be returning for a longer stay soon.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you and please come back for a longer stay and improve our photo collection using your special skills in that field!!..glad you made it to Le Harve on the morning train. See you next May perhaps.
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Vernon Eure
Vancouver, WA, USA
5

Giverny!

  • 5 of 5
I spent nearly a month at the Gardener’s Lodge this spring, using it as my home base to explore Giverny, Paris, and Normandy. I found the Gardener’s Lodge to be a welcoming and lovely place to reside during my adventures in France! The owners Nigel and Pam are English speaking, which helped me with orientation to my new environment. Nigel met me at the train station in Vernon, and explained quite carefully everything I would need to understand about the lodge and Vernon. Pam showed up with food for my dinner that first night as I had arrived on a Sunday evening, and the grocery stores were closed.
The Gardener’s Lodge is equipped with everything I needed during my stay. The website photos are accurate, and capture the charm of the setting. I also enjoyed listening to the cooing of the doves that live in the big trees on the property. I was very thankful of having Nigel and Pam nearby to ask questions about situations that puzzled me, like a closed train station on Pentecost….I had no idea that day was a national holiday!
I had the trip of a lifetime exploring this part of France. Having the Gardener’s Lodge as a home base is what made this all possible for me. Vernon is an enchanting village, with a wonderful outdoor market, museum, and cathedral. Being near Giverny was why I chose to reside in Vernon during my trip. I was able to visit Monet’s Garden once per week and see the progression of flowers during my time in France. There was also an Impressionist’s Exposition in several cities in Normandy (Giverny, Rouen, Le Havre, and Caen) during my stay, and I visited them all! I visited the picturesque village of Honfleur and enjoyed the mirror reflections of its boat basin. I was also able to visit Mount St Michel, the medieval abbey on the coast of Normandy.
I took the train into Paris nine times from Vernon. It is easy and inexpensive (28 euros round trip) to do. It is just a short walk from the Gardener’s lodge over to the train station. The train is direct and fast into Gare St. Lazare train station in Paris with easy connections by bus and metro around the city. I felt that I had seen everything that interested me to discover in Paris and Normandy. And I was able to have all these adventures from a comfortable and friendly home base.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you so much. I think you really took advantage of The Gardner's Lodge location as an ideal base to explore the wider Normandy region and Paris from our place, not to mention nearby Giverny.

I am so glad it worked out for you as a single traveller too. I think you acheived more than most in the time you were with us.

Hope all the pictures you took will inspire a painting frenzy when you get back !
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Vernon Eure
Chicago Illinois USA
5

april near paris

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time on our stay in Vernon with Nigel and Pamela.The accomodations were well represented and upon our arrival we found them even better than we expected.Clean,comfortable and convient to supermarkets,train station,restaurants and sight seeing.Vernon has a number of interesting attractions and Giverny was within walking distance.We only wish we could have stayed longer but our time spent as "locals" was what we wanted,We would recommend this property to anyone who wishes a relaxing stay in France,
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you and glad you felt like one of "the locals"..so do we !

Pity we missed each other on the last night..so yes next time come and enjoy The Gardner's Lodge for a bit longer !!
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C19th Gardner's Lodge in Grounds of Villa. Ideal Giverny/Paris
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Vernon Eure
Austin, TX, U.S.A.
5

perfect week in Vernon!

  • 5 of 5
We were greeted at the train station by Nigel and Alexa. The train station is only a short walk from the lodge, so we were able to get around easily without a car. The lodge was warm, clean and very cozy. The pictures and previous descriptions were right on target. We cooked several dinners throughout our stay, but also easily walked into town to enjoy lunch or dinner and very good shopping! L'Envie was a wonderful restaurant that we highly recommend! We were also able to take a day trip to Rouen and another venture back into Paris. But by far, the highlight of our stay in Vernon was Monet's house and gardens located in Giverny. We rented bicycles to get to Givery (gorgeous countryside!!) Overall, a wonderful stay at the Lodge! We would highly recommend to our family and friends.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad the restaurant recommendation worked out and also that you enjoyed the cycling trip to Giverny. It really is something special.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
CDG or Beauvais
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Le Harve
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Vernon
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
A13
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Deauville
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Several in town
Car: not necessary

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Vernon Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night Special
Sep 1 2014 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
€120
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€100
€700
€1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee €60
Notes Longer term rates on request. We can also do a special offer combining The Lodge with our Paris Loft (VRBO 464670)

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Vernon Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Free Long Distance
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • cycling
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