|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This 18th century grange has been recently renovated to a high standard. The cottage is in a courtyard with 100m² garden. Bikes are available for your use. The village has plenty of shops, several restaurants and a Train Station with trains to Paris every 20 minutes, free parking at the station. The area is surrounded by forests and has 7 golf courses within 7km of the cottage. Its 3 hours drive from Calais
My wife and I are English and we have been living in France for 20 years. St.Nom La Bretèche is very close to Paris and is an international community with many nationalities represented. We play a lot of golf (there are 7 great courses within 15 minutes of the house). We both sing in an international 40 singer choir and perform classical concerts regularly in Paris and the region.
Bob Claire Lewis purchased this cottage in 2005
Opportunity to buy an old farmhouse property with old buildings to renovate and land to turn into a garden. Plenty of projects for us to busy ourselves with.
Fantastic jogging and cycling trails through the forest of Marly only 100m from the house, the golf courses of Western Paris region within 5 kms, the fact that its 30 minutes by car to the centre of Paris in the evening and weekends. We have a great town of St Germain on our doorstep and the historic Versailles 10 minutes away
‘An idyllic place to stay for country walks, great markets, Close to Paris on the one hand and Versailles and Giverny on the other’ - PJ Dunn, Crowborough, East Sussex
‘The golf courses are amazing, St Nom's own course is like an old English Parkland course and the National Golf at St Quentin is only 30 mins away and is long and tough’ - L. Fitch
After a slight mix up with a double booking,which was sorted very quickly, we were given a smaller studio to stay in. This was a tidy little place with everything you need. Good fast Internet which kept the teenager happy. The studio is set in a beautiful courtyard with a great garden to relax in.
The village itself is a great location to use as a base to explore the local area. A couple of good restaurants within walking distance and great access to the main roads.
Will be looking to go back in the near future.
This is very well presented accommodation on a quiet street (no through traffic) in a village west of Paris. It has everything you need, and was clean and tidy. It has the best collection of books I've ever seen in a holiday let (for once justifying the term 'library'), plus a large number of CDs and DVDs. A really excellent feature. Plenty of cooking equipment if you're not eating out, decent cooker and half-size dishwasher. Great over-bath shower. It's all been furnished with high quality fittings and fixtures. There's a pleasant garden if the weather permits.
Bob & Claire were welcoming, obliging, generous and discreet hosts. If they were not there, then Cecile, who looks after the property in their absence, was very friendly and helpful (though you'll need some French to communicate).
The village is well situated for anyone wanting to visit sites outside Paris such as Versailles and Giverny, while being reasonably well-placed for Paris itself. Rail connections to Paris are nearby- about an hour from door to city centre if you use the RER from St Germaine. There's also a SNCF station just outside the village. There's a very nice boulangerie about 100 yards away, which beats anything in the supermarket, and a mini Carrefour at 1 kilometre.
Overall, absolutely ideal for a couple, and will accommodate more as stated in the listing. Highly recommended.
We enjoyed our time in the cottage and the owners are both relaxed and helpful. We would recommend it.
The local small supermarket was filled with very helpful people, notably so.
This is a well situated venue, firstly because of its quiet location in the village and secondly because of the ease to travel from it to the heart of Paris. The cottage is fine with effective heating and all the facilities you need. It is a quiet converted small barn adjacent to the owner's house situated in a pretty courtyard. Although there is only road parking outside the property, during the four days we only had one occasion where we needed to park in the main road - only some 50m, so not a problem. Our British hosts Bob and Claire were friendly and attentive, using their considerable experience to give great 'tourist' advise.
We love this beautiful cottage, so much so, we've been twice this year! It is a great base for a family holiday. The train to Paris Saint Lazare is very straightforward from St Nom la Breteche station which is only a 5 minute drive away. St Nom la Breteche itself is a lovely village and the patisserie at the end of the street sells fresh baguettes, amazing cakes and the best pain au chocolat in France!
We visited and would recommend Versailles, St Germain and Asterix Parc too (great for older children). Although, one of our favourite days was spent sunbathing in the garden :) Thank you to Bob and Claire for making us feel so welcome, we hope to return again soon when the little one's old enough for Euro Disney! Any excuse!!!
Very clean and homely property which is well presented with all facilities.
Owners on site and literature for local attractions supplied.
A great area for exploring the outdoors and ideal local train station for Paris
Special interest holidays:
We are happy to provide advice and information regarding transport, visits to local attractions and facilities and even book museums, golf courses or other events as needed. Airport and Train Station pick ups and guided tours of Paris and other services can also be arranged at an extra cost. Should you arrive late we can organise a starter pack of groceries, if sufficient notice provided.
Charles de Gaulle 45 mins drive. Orly 30 mins drive. Beauvais 1 hour drive. The Port of Calais is a 3 hour drive. A car is necessary to make the most of your stay. Car parking on the street outside the property is available and free. There is a frequent bus service to the Train Station. Trains run every 15 minutes and take 40 minutes to the centre of Paris and the car park at the station is free.
This holiday cottage is ideally situated for sightseeing in the area, only 35 minutes from central Paris and its shops, museums and art galleries. It is one hour by RER or SNCF from the Eurostar, T.G.V. and Thalys. It has local rail links to Paris every 15 minutes from St. Nom and St Germain. It is close to the A14 and A13 motorways so Giverny (Monet), Auvers (Van Gogh) and many chateaux, cathedrals and churches are all within easy reach. St Germain-en-Laye 4km. Versailles 10km. Paris 25km.
The boulongerie is 30m from the house. Local shops including 2 supermarkets, 2 pharmacies, 2 boulangeries, 2 banks, butcher, fishmonger, post office, dry cleaners, 2 brasseries, Chinese restaurant and creperie are all within walking distance. There is a thriving tennis club with 8 courts.
Booking is by email to owners and deposit payment can be by UK bank transfer and final payment can be by UK Bank transfer or cash in or Euros. A 25% non-refundable deposit at time of booking is required and the remainder when you arrive.
We are flexible concerning arrival and departure times and there is no fixed changeover day at present.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week and per day in GBP Pounds sterling.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.