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C19th Gardner's Lodge in Grounds of Villa. Ideal Giverny/Paris

Nigel

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Nigel

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
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Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2015
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C19th Gardner's Lodge in Grounds of Villa. Ideal Giverny/Paris

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Vernon Lodge Rental Photos and Description

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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Nigel (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2015

About Nigel

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

Why Nigel chose Vernon

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).

What makes this lodge unique

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

Why HomeAway

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

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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C19th Gardner's Lodge in Grounds of Villa. Ideal Giverny/Paris
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
Alexandria, VA, USA
5

The Gardener's Lodge.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at The The Gardner’s Lodge in Vernon. Nigel and Pam are great and made us feel so welcome. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed. It looks just like the pictures. If we are back in this area, we will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to see you back in the area another time. The town has just introduced a "petit train" to take people to the main sites so that should be fun!
Richardson, TX, USA
5

The Gardener's Lodge

  • 5 of 5

The Gardner’s Lodge worked especially well for us during our 3-week stay. The Lodge was comfortable with a nice patio area between our cottage and an identical cottage facing ours. The appliances were modern and the furnishings worked effectively and tastefully with the design and historical nature of the Lodge. We had everything we needed for our stay. We drove from Paris CDG to Vernon, about a one hour+ drive on a Sunday morning. We easily explored Vernon by foot and took day-trips to visit nearby sites and even further afield places such as Caen, Etretat, Honfleur, the Normandy beaches, Mont-St-Michel, and drove the Route du Cidre. We cooked about two-thirds of our dinners at home using produce/fish/meats/bread purchased at the local markets or at the Wednesday/Saturday markets in Vernon. The owners (Nigel and Pam) were extremely welcoming and helpful with their suggestions for places to visit. We would gladly recommend this place to anyone wanting a similar experience and actually did so to folks we met at the airport on our way back to the U.S.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You really made the most of your stay, well done. Also glad things worked out for the visit to Bonnard's house. Hope you enjoyed the Pol Bury expo in Paris. Maybe bump into you in the local bistro again one night !
5

A great spot to visit Giverny and explore Normandy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Gardner's Lodge in the fall and used it as a base to visit Giverny and other Normandy sites. It is an easy 45 minute train ride into Paris and the Lodge is just blocks from the train station and the center of Vernon so you can easily walk everywhere. Nigel and Pamela are great hosts with lots of helpful ideas and suggestions. Make sure you check out the Rose bakery in the village center. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the boulangerie Rose too !...great that you found your way around so easily. It's a very walk able town as you say..and nice to have a bit of a Scottish connection with you !
4

Enjoyable and Relaxing stay in France

  • 4 of 5

We quite enjoyed our time at the Gardeners Lodge. It is exactly as described, clean, lovely, and with a short walk to town, Giverny, and up the street to the local market, we spent a lot down time relaxing after long days walking. It's easy to get to and from Paris and a great alternative to staying in a busy city. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Glad you enjoyed a relaxing stay. We do of course agree that our place is a "great alternative to staying in a busy city" and as you say also easy to get the Paris...best of both worlds in fact !
McKinney TX., USA
5

Tony

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place and a terrific relaxing week. The unit is beautiful, very comfortable and makes you feel at home. As with most things the personal relationships make all the difference, and the owners Nigel and Pam are two very kind, helpful and generous people. They made our stay even more enjoyable than we could of expected. They are delightful people and we hope to see them again on another visit to Vernon or if they ever come our way.

Pam graciously met us at the train when we arrived in Vernon. She helped us get settled in and also pointed us in the direction of a market and also a place for dinner that first evening. We also ran into her on the train to Paris one day and she graciously gave us a lesson on the Paris bus system. She is just a delight. We also joined them both for a walk thru the Saturday market in Vernon. it is a great market and a must see if you stay here.

Vernon itself is a beautiful little town and worth exploring. The town is so centrally located and very easy to get from here to Paris or other locations like Rouen or Normandy.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to enjoy the smaller French towns but still easy access to Paris. Delightful place to stay with equally delightful owners

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can I say, or we say, as Pam is at the heart of our efforts. We do our best to make our guests comfortable and in a way that naturally fits with our own lives. I personally, enjoyed the chat we had over coffee in our local café after visiting the market. You were great guests and an equally wonderful couple. Hope to see you again soon. Nigel
5

Relaxing Weekend in Vernon

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our weekend in Vernon staying at the Gardner's Lodge. The property was exactly as advertised, clean and the area around it was peaceful. Their is a grocery store a couple of blocks away and we were able to cook most of our time there. Several blocks in the other direction is the town center where you will find Cafes and small shops. We had breakfast there one morning before walking to Giverny - it was a dream come true. The owners were helpful and attentive, we highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that your "dream came true" ..the walk to Giverny is exceptional. As I was in Edinburgh while you were here I am glad Pam took good care of you...hope to see more of you next time !

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 Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Several in town
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Deauville
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

From €100 Per night

Vernon Lodge Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee €60.00
Notes We can do a two night stay for 300 EUR all in. Longer term rates on request

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • water skiing

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