|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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)
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.
- Les Andelys
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.
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!
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
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.
My daughter, granddaughter, and I stayed in Gardner's Lodge for our final week in France. After two weeks of sightseeing in London and Paris, we were ready to relax in a quieter place. Vernon was the perfect town for us. It's only a few minutes by car to Giverny, and I understand there's a walking path as well. We had a rental car, but it would also work not to have a car and just take day trips to Paris via the train, which stops two blocks from the Lodge. The shops, restaurants, and Saturday outdoor market are charming, and even in August there weren't hoards of people as there had been in Paris. The actual Lodge matches the photos--no disappointing surprises as we've sometimes had-- and Nigel and Pam couldn't have been more welcoming. Our only regret was that we couldn't have stayed longer.
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!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes||We can do a two night stay for 300 EUR all in. Longer term rates on request|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.