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Lovely house/garden in idyllic village,easy reach Fontainebleau,Paris,Eurodisney

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House in Chateau-Landon, nr.Fontainebleau, Ile de France, quiet location with pretty sunny garden & terrace, 5 min walk to shops

The house with its pretty sunny garden sits on the edge of a stunning fortified village south of Fontainebleau.

The property offers an excellent base for exploring Fontainebleau, Paris, Eurodisney, Barbizon, the Loire valley, chateaux, vineyards (Sancerre, Chablis...) and also a charming spot for walking, cycling (bikes at the house), bouldering, or just enjoying French rural life in an idyllic setting.

Quiet location with partly walled garden front and back, while the back terrace with views across a small valley, is perfect for eating outside.

Living accommodation on ground floor with games room in basement leading directly onto back garden.

Ideal property for couples, or families with children offering good security with secure gated parking within the property.

Croissants at either of the two boulangeries or home-made food at the traiteur are a stone's throw away. Variety of local shops 3 mins walk, boulangeries, butchers, chemists, grocer, bank, bars and restaurants. Small market Wednesday morning, excellent Sunday market at Souppes sur Loing, 3 mins by car.

More Details

Owner
Claude & Jenny Harry
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Claude & Jenny Harry

I am French, but fell in love with England, and my English wife, 35 years ago. When my mother died in 2004, neither of us could bear to part with her house in the village in France that Jenny had grown to love as much as I did. The house was a peaceful oasis, a refuge from city life, but with enough happening in the village for us not to feel isolated.

We are so pleased that our guests seem to enjoy it as much as we do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It is certainly the loveliest house that I have stayed in in France , and I can see why you enjoy going back there so much. I hope your next guests enjoy their stay as much as I did.



What a splendid gite! It was really refreshing to find a gite furnished in true French style, and with a really good supply of kitchen equipment; such a welcoming home.



We had a wonderful two weeks in your house - very relaxing. We spent a lot of time watching the world go by from the bar aux remparts. We greatly appreciated the bikes - it's a fine area for cycling - particularly enjoying the circle to Souppes, then back along the canal. We visited Delius' house at Grez, Provins, Barbizon, Vaux-le-Vicomte, shopped in Montargis, went to Paris for the day, and to Versailles when the fountains were on. Otherwise enjoyed wonderful fruit, coffee, kir mûre and wines. Brought back lots of ridiculously cheap Gigondas bought round the corner in Casino. The games room is a real plus too.
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Amenities

Château-Landon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • 1 Bathroom with bath/shower over. Separate wc with handbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and view over back garden. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and view over front garden. 1 double sofabed in living room (can be partitioned off).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Telephone for incoming calls only. No smoking and no pets Outside: Charming walled front garden with small terrace and lawn. Large rear garden with raised terrace and peaceful country view across the adjoining valley. Garden furniture and barbeque stored in basement. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen supplied but no towels or tea towels. The property is cleaned between guests. Other: Games Room in large basement area with table-tennis table, table football, air hockey table and dartboard. Garden furniture and barbecue. 4 adult bikes, 1 adult folding and 3 child bikes (wheel diameters of 40, 51 & 60 cms). Tractor & pedal racing car.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Lovely house/garden in idyllic village,easy reach Fontainebleau,Paris,Eurodisney
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews
5

Wunderbar!

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren zu zweit im Mai für eine Woche in dem tollen Haus. Es ist sehr geräumig, lichtdurchflutet und gemütlich. Auch der Ort und die Gegend sind wirklich eine Reise wert. Die Absprachen mit den Vermietern waren völlig unkompliziert und nett. Wirklich empfehlenswert.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Angelika - Jenny, and just in case a translation is needed: Wonderful! We stayed for a week in May in the lovely house. It is roomy, flooded with light and cosy. The place and surroundings are really worth a trip. The contact with the owners was straightforward and friendly. Strongly recommended.
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5

Everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

A clean and well prepared propery. The owners are very helpful and send useful maps and local information.The bed is really comfortable, unusual in many gites! Chateau landon is an attractive place and it's an easy walk from the gite to restaurants and bread shops. There is a local supermarket but also a very large Auchan at Souppe; a short drive away. We had many walks alongside rivers and canals. We also visited Guedalon (last visited 8 years ago); a "medieval" castle and workshops being built over about 20 years. We had a great week for weather and we plan to come back again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write, we are so pleased that you enjoyed staying at the house and very much look forward to your return! Jenny & Claude
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5

A home from home, perfect for explorers!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you walk in you feel relaxed. This is unmistakably a well loved family holiday home, if you're wanting 5* state of the art modern luxury, this won't be for you. If you want somewhere where you can feel completely at home, very safe and make some family holiday memories - this is the one.

The house is laid out really well, when the beautiful shutters are open light pours in to every room. It's spacious and all the living space is on the one floor. There are enough books to stay for years reading and there is plenty of literature left on local attractions - helpfully organised into sections.

The dishwasher, washing machine etc are all simple to use.

Then there's the basement - kid heaven. Pool table, air hockey and table tennis. Loads of different bikes and they are all pretty decent! The garden is lovely, really quite private.

Location wise it's right in the centre, literally 2 mins walk from the town square - but because of its positioning on a road leading out of town, you wouldn't really know. It's very quiet. The town is beautiful and if you just wanted to get away from it all you could spend a week happily just pottering around the house and town, but it's location to some more major attractions; Paris, Fontainblue and Disney also make it a good spot for the explorer.

This would be a very good choice for smallish (6) climbing parties as well as families.

All in all, superb value for money and we were really impressed. Oh and it was spotlessly clean if that sort of thing matters to you!

The owners were incredibly nice in all communications, sent very helpful details and you are left with the overwhelming impression that they are a lovely family who have also really enjoyed creating this home from home.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review - we are so happy that you really enjoyed everything so much, and we would be delighted to welcome you back at some time in the future. Jenny & Claude
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5

A little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

This review is a bit late as we stayed in this glorious property for 2 weeks in

July 2013. (The date section above didn't go back that far, but had to be completed) We had decided to take our two children to disneyland and to visit

Paris. After much research and being tied to peak holiday season we decided that we would make a 4 day trip into a 2 week holiday. We wanted to find somewhere within travelling distance to Paris but yet peaceful. This property ticked all the boxes.

Claude and jenny were helpful from the start, this was our first booking through

Owners direct and they made everything so simple.

We arrived following a long drive from Northern Ireland. The gite was everything we imagined and more. We felt at home immediately. Secure parking and beautiful garden. The town of Chateau Landon is tranquil and a perfect base for visiting such a beautiful part of France. Everything you need is within walking distance. The gite is so well equiped and wonderful for children. The kids loved the games room, bikes and back garden. The rooms were clean and airy and the kitchen is fully equiped, mornings with the shutters open looking out the back is truely peaceful.

Jenny and Claude provided loads of maps and information leaflets and the guide to the gite was very informative. There is so much to do in the local area. Fontainebleau and the chateau, the beautiful Barbizon, the medevil town of Provin and Chateau Vaux le Vicomte. Walking and climing rocks in the forest. You can get the train direct to Paris from Souppes sur Loing and there is also a lovely market there. There are lovely lakes to swim. And not forgetting disneyland. The town Chateau Landon has a beautiful park and river, my kids still talk about bastile day, playing traditional wooden games in the park and that evening standing on the ramparts watching the firework displays in all the surrounding towns and villiages.

I know we only scrapped the surface of this part of France, there is so much more to see and do. I would highly recommend staying in this lovely gite in a beautuful part of the world. I am so sorry it has taken so long to write a review, thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely surprise to hear from you, thank you for taking the trouble to write. We remember your visit and hope that you will bear us in mind for another time! Jenny & Claude
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4

April 2016

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful two weeks here.

The house was clean, warm and comfortable and had everything we needed. The area is quiet and peaceful, with lovely walks to the park, along the riverbank and to the patisserie (my favourite shop). I had a couple of great bike rides along the canal and then back through the countryside to Chateau Landon. The Wi-Fi was superb and allowed us to keep in contact with family back home.

I took the train to Paris for the day and it only cost 16 euro which included the metro!

We also took a day trip to Provins. and one to the Palace of Fontainbleu. There are numerous leaflets in the house details activities, events and sights around the area to cover just about all interests.

Look forward to our next visit.

Thank you Jenny, Claude for your help.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Adrian & Jane, so glad you enjoyed your time at the house, and we look forward to welcoming you back. Jenny & Claude
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Manna for the soul

  • 5 of 5

After a difficult Winter with lots of family and health issues, my husband and I set off with my father-in-law to this beautiful spot. The little house (that is more an affectionate term than a fact as the house is not small) captured our hearts. We loved sitting in the kitchen each morning with the windows thrown wide open, just listening to the birdsong. We all fought for the chair by the window! The property is well equipped and feels so very homely and comfortable and as if it is caring for you. It felt like manna for the soul. We were sad that we could only stay a few days and we look forward to going back perhaps next May when many more restaurants and attractions are open. April is still very quiet for tourism but actually perhaps one of the better times to go! Our heartfelt thanks go to Jenny and Claude for sharing their little piece of tranquil France.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for those lovely words and we very much hope that you are able to return - the house will be awaiting you! Jenny & Claude
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Map

Travel:

Nearest airport is Orly (1 hour by car)

Calais and Boulogne (4/5 hours by car)

Car is recommended to fully enjoy the local area.

Distances:

The nearest large town is Fontainebleau (20 mins by car) Barbizon (25 mins)

Paris (75 mins)

The Loire Valley (60 mins)

Eurodisney (80 mins)

Vineyards of Sancerrre and Chablis (1½ hours)

Further Details:

Variety of local shops 3 mins walk away, boulangeries, butchers, chemists, grocer, bank, bars and restaurant.

Supermarket, petrol station and post office 5 mins drive.

The village with its ramparts, hanging gardens, ancient monuments and the banks of the Fusain river with its old washing houses and mills, offers charming and interesting walks. The peaceful little streets bear witness to many centuries of history.

Tennis courts in the village.

Hiking and bouldering in Fontainebleau forest.

Go Karting : Souppes sur Loing (outdoor) 5 mins.

Montargis (indoor) 30 mins.

Swimming (Souppes, Nemours, Montargis)

Horse riding, Microlight flying, Water skiing.

Huge centre commercial at Villiers en Biere (40 mins)

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $96.55

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owners for booking information.

Changeover Day:
Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per property per week in UK Pounds. £25 off the second week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.