|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
An unspoiled estate, with a 45acres romantic park, lake and pond, woods, fields, footpaths and in the heart of the typical French village of Mons en Laonnois with all facilities (baker, bistrot, chemist,.....).
The 18° century house had been restored in two very comfortable and independent holiday cottages. Each semi detached self catering 'gite' has sunny garden, very comfortable furniture, views and use on the romantic park.
The anglers can enjoy their passion in the private lake (2 acres and less 300ms from the house), a lot of beautiful carps (25lbs), pikes, black bass, tenches are waiting them.
Close (6kms) from Laon breathtaking medieval town and from the Champagne area: Reims at 40kms (motorway) with famous cellars and WW2 Redition Room , the 'Chemin des Dames' WW1 battlefield.
Easy daily access to the new Center Parks the 'Lac d'Ailette' or to the 18 holes Ailette challenging golf course.
Not far from Paris and Euro Disney by motorways (120/90kms). For more information, please contact us.
The park: There are more than 35 different species of trees, you can only enjoy the park: sitting on the benches, watching birds ,wild deers coming to drink in the lake.
In the lake carps, peaks, black bass are huge and healthy.
In each season, you admire the colours of the woods, the bird's songs and just be quiet.
From the estate you walk in the Foret de Saint Gobain with managed loops around the village.
Activities: Close from Laon with more than 80 classified monuments, you can spend time to visit the town, walk around the walls and admire the magnificient Gothic cathedral.
A lot of good restaurants in the town or in the country are available.
Reims with the WW2 Redition Room, and capital from the Champagne area, the famous cellars are within 40kms drive by A26 motorway.
The 'Chemin des Dames' WW1 battlefield is close from the estate (10kms). In the museum 'la Caverne du Dragon' you see what very bad times our grand fathers have had during this WW1.
A wonderful 27 holes golf course is at 15kms: in the woods or along water hazards, it's always challenging.
A new Center Parks is open at Lac d'Ailette: there are numerous activities for kids and young ones. Daily access is easy and not too expansive .
Not far from Paris or Euro Disney by car or train.
web site: You will find more details and picture on our web site. contact for address.
A castle destroyed during the WW2, around a 50acres estate with a barn and an old 'vendangeoir' , now our house
When we definitly established, the barn had to be renovated or demolished!!! So now it's renovated in a comfortable holiday cottage in the midle of the estate with lake, woods, fields,...
Calm, Rest, Silence,
No car needed,
The beautifull old medieval town of Laon,
The WW1 battlefields
And the Champagne brands and cellars in Reims
We stayed here with our son, daughter in-law and daughter for 5 nights. We had a great time as this was the first time together in a couple of years.
Patrick (the owner) was great and his english skills were very good. The house was comfortable with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs plus a water closet downstairs. The beds are a little on the small side but were comfortable. The kitchen area was good and the fireplace was great. The only thing lacking was a clothes dryer. There was a washer, TV (only a few french stations) and free WiFi that worked great.
We did rent towels and linens from Patrick. You do have to pay for any extra electrical useage. Don't worry, for the 5 of us for 5 days we ran over but in total it came to about €10 extra.
The grounds are huge. We took a couple of walks around the property. Very relaxing. A short walk from the property is a bakery, market, pharmacy and bar. The town itself is a little sleepy french village (just what we wanted, quaint and quiet).
A short distance away is the historic medival town of Laon with major shopping, train station and restaurants. We ended up driving to Paris for the day. It was a little less than 2 hours away as we parked at the farthest out metro station and took the subway in to Paris. It was very easy to do and recommended. Parking was a breeze and no hassles.
We also visited historic WWI battlefields and Reims, the champagne capital of the world, only a 30 minute drive away.
I would recommend this place if you are looking for a quiet, comfortable, clean, affordable place to stay.
Easy to reach,if you land in Paris CDG or Paris-Beauvais we can pick you at the airport.
Driving from the ferry ports Calais or Boulogne, follow A26 motorway joining Calais to Reims, Dijon, Marseille and use the exit 13, just 2 h drive from Calais.
A lot to do all around: use the park to walk, go to the lake for carps fishing. Enjoy the village with a 'bistrot' , a good baker... Visit and shop in the medieval town of Laon with the 1st gothique cathedral, the Champagne cellars in Reims or Epernay with famous Champagne brands: Moet, Pommery.
And if interested by WW1, go to see the battlefields: 'le Chemin des Dames', Peronne with l'Historial, the ANZAC battlefields....
Or you can go play a round at the beautifull and challenging Ailette golf course (20mns drive and cheap green fees) , walk through the St Gobain forest to see deers, boars
Other Activities: Avalable flights in a light aircraft with an experimented pilot
Golf: The beautiful golf de l'Ailette is 18kms far. It's a 18 holes course par 72 and very well maintained through woods but with water hazards on the return loop. All holes are different and to score you must be accurate et long!!!
Special arrangements at l'Ailette Golf Club can be made and it's 20% off for green fees for weekly days.
Reims and Chateau Thierry Golf Clubs are 60kms far and easy to play on.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$320|
|Stay tax||€1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.|
For the other weeks, just ask, but prices are usually400E/week or less and a midweek stay (4 nights) has a very good value for money
A "taxe de sejour"= 1€/1night/1adult is required for the County
Water is free, Elctricity (hot water, cooking, central heating,...) has a free allowance of 8kwh/1day, after this consumption , reed on the meter, it's charged 0,14€/kwh
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.