Lodge or Coach House option, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
- english, french
About Nigel Wilkie
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 and Coach House are our latest pride and joy. Our kids are all bilingual and we love Polish sheep dogs...you will surely meet them all !!
Nigel Wilkie purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why Nigel Wilkie 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 Cottage 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 and Coach house provide 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
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Cozy coach house
Well equipped, clean and comfortable accommodation with a welcoming host - thoroughly recommended. Ideal spot for walking into town, supermarket, local sightseeing trips (Giverny etc.) and further afield (Rouen)
It was a pleasure to host you guys (and your cute dog). Glad things worked out and that you got a chance to experience one of our favorites, the Estampille restaurant in town :)
My husband and I stayed at this property for 3 nights and absolutely loved it! It was very romantic and cozy! The property was very clean and had everything you would need for a perfect stay. The pictures on the website were accurate. It was our favorite property in our 2 week stay in France. Highly recommend!
Great that things worked out for you. Hope to see you again another time !
Lovely lodge in great location
My partner and I stayed here for 3 days to meet some friends in Giverney. The Lodge is very well maintained and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The location is excellent as stated before, with a very short walk to the station, where as well as trains you can get a shuttle bus to Giverney for 4 euros each way.
Vernon is a nice little town, quite sleepy in the evening (well mid week in late September it was!) but we had some nice meals at L'Envie and Le Capitinaire (or something like that-book a table with a river view) for circa 25 euros for 3 courses which we thought was very reasonable for the quality of food. All in all a very pleasant stay.
Glad you had a good stay and sampled our cute town and good value restaurants !
Quiet, convenient, quaint. Pam and Nigel were gracious hosts. Highly recommend! Thanks again!
Comfortable and authentic, loved it!
Thank your for such a positive review. I was a pleasure to host you.
Excellent ! Nice place, very comfortable. Owners very nice and extremely helpful Very good stay.
Awesome Location in France
This Property was much better than I expected. The location is perfect! The train to Paris and beyond is a 4 minute walk. (45 minutes to Paris on the train)
The Farmers Market is on Saturday and Wednesday mornings. It was wonderful.
This is a great walking town. A few minute drive to Giverny to see Monet's garden. Very god restaurants. The owner is very helpful. This house is perfect for two people. There is a pull out couch in the living area for extra people. The kitchen is equipped nicely.