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We visited the home in April of 2019 and could not have more happy as this was a truly memorable trip for our entire family. We would absolutely come back to this property again as the pictures do not do the house or the impressive grounds justice (it’s beautiful and well maintained). Michel, the owner of the home, is an amazing host. He was highly communicative in advance of our arrival and checked in several times during our trip to make sure we were enjoying ourselves/did not have any questions. He provided lots of suggestions, many of which he has written in a detailed guest book that he goes through with you upon arrival. Michel clearly wants families to enjoy themselves instead of simply to rent his home and hand over the keys. He actually cooked us a dessert which he left in the fridge for us.
There were 11 of us in total (two grandparents, four adults, and five children aged 6-16) and the home had comfortable sleeping for 11 as advertised with more than enough space. There are two rooms on the lower level with wide hallways and an easy to access shower in case there are any with mobility issues. All of the showers/bathrooms are updated with good water pressure. The large eat-in kitchen is well stocked with dishwasher, cooking supplies and plenty of glasses/plates/etc, coffee maker. The pool does have a separate fence from the main yard as well as a security cover which Michel shows you how to operate so parents can feel more safe with young one’s. It was too cold for the parents to use the pool, but the kids did jump in quickly and the security cover was easy to turn a key to easily slide on/slide off when not in use.
The living room and dining room are large and inviting with a massive fireplace. Michel had logs and kindling set up for us to easily start a fire when we desired and showed us where he keeps additional wood. The home which is on a long country road is still only 2 km from the village of Orgerus and train (easy access to Paris if you don’t want to deal with traffic/parking in the city). The village has nice bakeries, butcher shop, grocery store (even larger grocery store is only 5 km away), wine shop, and several small restaurants.
I highly recommend this house to any family.
It was a great pleasure to welcome Susan and her guests, I hope they can come back and we can see each other again.
Great house with lovely gardens and pool
Lovely week very relaxing. Pool ideal grandchildren loved learning to swim. House very well equipped.
Three weeks in the country
The house is a lovely old property with ancient roses and other aged plants accenting what might have once been an orchard. The house is warm and exudes the love of a family retreat. It suited our family of 11 perfectly. Rooms are pleasant and the beds are comfortable. A small negative is inconvenient closet/storage for so many people staying for a long period. Americans will find the washer/dryer smaller than normal, requiring more time/attention to laundry.
The well appointed kitchen invites cooking and family meals. The pool is very well maintained and a bonus if kids are in the group. Having made several trips to France, we found this less-travelled area to be very interesting and quiet. A great get-away if you have a stressful life. It seemed to us a more authentic French experience. Nearby towns of Rambouillet, Evreux, Houdan, and Anet provided plenty of history without the crowds of Chartre or Versailles, though they are within a very easy drive. We were treated to witnessing the wheat harvest, showcasing the unique gold color made famous by Van Gogh and other impressionists.
If Paris is your main interest, you may find the one hour commute burdensome. Our time there was unseasonably hot, adding to the fatigue of train/metro travel.
Area restaurants and patisseries were wonderful, though the town of Orgerus essentially closes for August, as do many businesses in France. There are many wonderful markets with very fresh produce, meats and BREAD. Our host was charming and accommodating, a man one would treasure as a friend. Highly recommend La Pommeraie!
Wonderful property. Perfect for family vacations.
We loved our two weeks in June in Orgerus. The house and garden are beautiful, comfy, large and well equipped. On the outskirts of town, it allows for French village life away from mass tourism. Lots to do and great for kids as they can enjoy the pool, horse riding, the Thoiry zoo, Disneyland and Asterix park, which is also a wonderful experience for grown ups. The location is excellent and during our stay we also visited Paris, Versailles, Orléans, Chartres and Giverny.
We have rented properity all over Europe but Michel´s house and his hospitality made our time in Orgerus unforgettable and a 5 star experience.The house, surroundings and host lived up to all our best expectations, and we give them our best recommendation, hoping to return before long.
Asa's family is very careful and has returned a house in perfect condition, and we will be happy to see them again. Thank you for your comment.
Beautiful well-equipped house in a very quiet location yet close to amenities and Paris.
Perfect house for either relaxing and doing nothing or for visiting Paris. It is very well equipped with a lovely pool, good kitchen, lots of space and a wonderful garden. We visited Paris and the zoo at Thoiry, both an easy short drive away. Thoroughly recommended and the owner Michel was very helpful and keen to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Wouldn't hesitate to return.
Peter was a great guest, and we wish to see his family back in the future.
This was already the second time we stayed in this beautiful house. The house itself, the peaceful Orgerus village and the distance to Paris are perfect for our holidays with famlly and friends. It is very easy to visit Paris and Versailles, and even the eurodisney, with a rental car or by train from this location. The best moments are the nights when you return from busy Paris city to a calm and peaceful "home".
45 km away from Paris (ouest), 25 km away from Versailles, 15 km away from the reserve of Thoiry.
Splendid hikes in the surroundings.
Golf courses and horse centres in the surroundings.