45 minutes from Paris, in the heart of an exceptional village, the cachet and charm of a late 17th renovated, cathedral living room with mezzanine. A beautiful sunny south terrace and north raised and shaded garden, kitchen (Lacanche), two elegant master-bedroom in a majestic dovecote, 2 other rooms of charm. Materials bathrooms with respect for traditions.
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Check-in: 10:00 AM
Check-out: 1:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely house near Houdan
This is a lovely house north of Houdan. There are two large salons, one downstairs and one upstairs, two good-sized bedrooms and two smaller ones, all very nicely decorated. The kitchen is well designed and efficient (be very, very careful with the Japanese cast iron tea kettle!) and the bathrooms are wonderful. The beds and linens are very good. For Americans who like to read at night, the lighting is a bit dim. The owner is wonderful - he is very helpful and concerned that you have a pleasant stay. The internet service was broken for our first three days and he worked hard to get it reconnected. The location is good for visits to Anet, Dreux, Evreux, Montfort l'Amaury, Giverny, and Chartres. Houdan is apparently the end station of an RER line into Paris, which would make it convenient to go into Paris without driving. A very good vacation home - we would recommend it.
Dear Melinda, dear Steven. Thank you for your nice appreciation about your stay, despite the unstable weather you had. That shows the pleasant warmness and character of the house even in these conditions.
A Relaxing Week Away From It All
I recently stayed here for one week with my wife and our children (5 and 7.) We were looking for a very relaxing location with a high standard of accommodation and this property fitted the bill perfectly. The timing of our stay was awkward as it was a bank holiday in France, however, our host Jean-Francois was incredibly helpful in arranging for us to arrive so to still be able to get to the local shops and stock up before everyone shut for the holidays.
The house itself is excellent, providing both large luxurious spaces and cozy areas where our kids enjoyed setting up toys and watching DVDS. The gardens are large and contain a sun trap for all times of day. The pool is lovely and far superior to most traditional villa pools.
We loved our week's holiday at Jean-Francois' house and would recommend it to others looking for a relaxing place to stay within reach of numerous lovely day trip locations.
A big comfortable property in a lovely village with many good local walks (bring footwear, some of it is farmland). The owner has his own separate house on the site where he/his family are part of the time - very helpful people. The pool is shared; there are separate garden areas. Also BBQ. Bicycles to borrow. Nearby golf course. Montchauvet has a one star Michelin restaurant, La Jumente Verte, which is good (see Trip Adviser). A short drive and a 50 minute train journey gets you into Paris Montparnasse (free parking at the station in Tacoignieres). Nearest shops are in Septeuil which is a five minute drive. Bigger supermarket at Maulette - 15 mins. Houdan nearby has a Friday street market - nice town. Chartres, Versailles, Dampierre, Monet's Giverny, etc, all within reach. Also Rouen. Forest walks just south of Tacoignieres - big forest where we saw wild boar and deer. For modern garden fans, worth the 1.5 hour drive to Le Jardin Plume at Auzouville-sur-Ry 20km east of Rouen. A very good place to relax and unwind with good options for outings without too much effort.
Bergerie cosy et chaleureuse a Montchauvet
Très belle bergerie au cœur du beau village de Montchauvet : arbres centenaires, vieilles pierres, jardin de roses, cuisine équipée et fonctionnelle (Lacanche), décoration très soignée, literie de qualité, ambiance cosy et luxueuse, cheminée de belle taille, grande piscine chauffée, des matériaux de qualité, charme et dépaysement a moins d' 1 heure de Paris !
From Paris via the A13 motorway A14 40 minutes from Porte Maillot, or via the N12 Montfort l'Amaury and Houdan, 40 minutes from the Pont de Saint Cloud.
By the regional express train 55 minutes from the Gare Montparnasse or Saint Lazare
- Vaucouleurs Golf 36 holes at 900 m, the Battle of Ivry golf and Tail Yvelines less than 20 minutes
- Montchauvet walk environment, woods and rivers, trout fishing, bike riding, tennis Septeuil 4 km
- Many equestrian clubs
- Dill of Castles and the Battle of Ivry in the footsteps of Diane de Poitiers 25 min Chateau de Versailles in 40 minutes
- Montfort l'Amaury and ponds Holland 20 mins
- Chateau Thoiry animal park and 20 minutes
- Home and Claude Monet's garden at Giverny 25 mins
- Commanderies Templar, small fortified towns, abbey Mantes la Jolie,