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The Lodge, Gatehouse at Le Moulin. Former home of Edward and Mrs Simpson.

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Former home to the Duke & Duchess of Windsor, Edward and Mrs Simpson

Edward VIII & Wallis-Simpsons Country Retreat. Take a journey back through time into the most romantic love story of the 20th Century.

Set behind huge oak gates, the Lodge House forms part of the beautiful site of Le Moulin de la Tuiliere and is set within a secluded courtyard of 4 stone properties on the outskirts of the small town of Gif-sur-Yvette, just 30 mins from Paris.

The extensive grounds with meandering streams and large landscaped gardens open up to beautiful views of the picturesque valley and its own Ancient rocky woodland.

The Lodge House has its own landscaped gardens and terrace, BBQ and patio areas and relaxing loungers.

It is a three storey stone cottage with bedroom accommodation split over two levels.

The ground floor has kitchen,separate dinning area and large lounge and all the ground floor rooms open onto a private terraces overlooking the gardens.

There is a downstairs cloakroom on this level.

On the first floor there are 2 double rooms;

Bedroom 1 has a double bed, ensuite bathroom,bath, with separate shower.

The en suite has a single bed room connecting it which is accessed through the main bedroom.

Bedroom 2 has a double bed, en suite bathroom with bath, toilet, sink.

On the second floor there are 2 bedrooms;

Bedroom 3 which has a double bed-shared bathroom with bedroom 4.

Bedroom 4 which has 2 single beds-shared bathroom with bedroom 3.

There is also a portable camp bed which can be used in any room.

Getting there.

Paris is 30 mins by underground from Gif-sur-Yvette,Line B into Gare du Nord.

Charles de Galle airport is on line B underground and goes straight through to Gif-sur -Yvette.

Orly airport is on line B underground and again runs straight through to Gif-sur-Yvette.

Driving from Paris is easy, Follow N118 which runs straight to Gif-sur-Yvette, approx 30mins from Gif.


Disneyland, Versailles, Chartres, Paris.


Play golf at Le Golf National home to the Ryder Cup 2018, Horse riding/trekking, Hiking, Mountain biking, Cinema

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More Details

Property Manager
Amanda Day
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017


Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
210 Kilometres
Le Harve
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Gif sur Yvette
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
N118 to/from Paris
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Le Canape
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

The Lodge is situated next to the local Polo ground, polo and riding lessons/Trekking available. Approx 30 mins drive from the Paris Polo ground.

Ideal for classic & Vintage motoring en route to Le Mans or for the many rallies and tours in France. Small or large party hosting and catering, airport collection service by prior arrangement


Paris, 30 minute train journey on line B underground from Gare du Nord station.

Charles de Galle airport is on Line B underground direct to Gif-sur-Yvette.

Orly airport located on Line B underground about 15 mins from Gif-sur-Yvette.


Gif Sur Yvette is approx a 15 minute walk to the centre, with the local railway station approx a 25 minute walk, with regular trains to Paris.

Further Details:

Gif sur Yvette has excellent restaurants, supermarket, fishmonger, boulangerie, bank and post office.


Gif-sur-Yvette Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
  • Two en suite bathrooms. One family bathroom shared by bedrooms 3 and 4. Downstairs cloakroom with w.c.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Accessed through the en suite bathroom of bedroom 1.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Four Double bedrooms with a further single bed in the en suite dressing room to the master bedroom.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The property is over three floors Outside: Outside there is a private garden to the front, extensive grounds, ample parking. Utility Room: Entrance lobby for cloaks, with down stairs cloakroom/W.C Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included, changed and cleaned weekly. Other: Good sized reception dining room, fabulous big table for upto 10 people, French doors onto the garden. The estate sits next to the national walking and cycle trails, these can be accessed directly from the property and lead into the National Forest. Beautiful streams meander through the gardens, fishing nets are available for children.


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The Lodge, Gatehouse at Le Moulin. Former home of Edward and Mrs Simpson.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Excellent. Thank you.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Super accommodation. Good base for Paris, Versailles and Disney. Lovely village and special mention for pizza restaurant just a short walk away, particularly after a tiring day. Excellent for kids.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in The Lodge
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Beautiful house in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

A group of us stayed here for 3 weeks as we were working nearby and we could not have chosen a better place to stay! It was a lovely house to come back to after a long day at work. The setting is simply beautiful with lovely outdoor space for barbeques. The rooms are done to a high standard, whilst keeping the traditional feel to the building.

The house is set in a lovely area with a pizzeria within walking distance and a very short car journey to the centre of Gif where several restaurants could be found.

The only bad bit was that we had to go to work and couldn't spend more time at the house!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for your review, pleased we could offer somewhere to re-charge your batteries after a long day at work.
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at The Lodge was truly wonderful the property is stunningly beautiful furnished to a very high standard extremely comfortable, well equipped and set in the most idyllic grounds.

After a lot of searching The Lodge was the place of choice to celebrate 50 years of marriage with our family spending such quality time together simply added to the most perfect weekend.

We all enjoyed playing croquet and boules on the lawn taking walks along the stream generally relaxing and soaking up the very unique atmosphere.

Patrick was very helpful letting us know that he always around should we need any assistance, he also took time to explain how Edward V111 and Mrs Simpson would spend time at their holiday/weekend retreat this we already knew but being reminded while visiting seemed to make it so real.

Gif Sur Yvette is a charming small town our walks to the bakery and greengrocers stopping for coffee on Saturday morning also a trip to the Flea Market on Sunday made our French experience complete.

We loved The Lodge and would highly recommend for all age groups there is something for everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such lovely comments, so pleased to hear you enjoyed your special celebration.
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A beautiful tranquil place

  • 4 of 5

The Lodge is a lovely old building that caters well for 2 families. Clean and comfortable, with the ability to cook your own meals. Some basic supplies like tea, milk, bread, butter, eggs and of course wine (!) were a welcome surprise. Lovely gardens to walk around, and an easy commute into Paris on the Metro from town. Our only negative was the strong musty smell in one of the bathrooms and the main bedroom- the plumbing may need a bit of work!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in The Lodge, we will investigate your comments regarding one of the bathrooms.
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Magnifique maison

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un super séjour. La maison est très belle et très bien décorée.

Le parc est splendide.

Seul petit point d'amélioration, la cuisine aurait besoin d'un peu plus d'équipement (une cafetière, des couteaux, économes etc...)

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elise Great to hear you enjoyed you stay and thanks for the feed back regarding the kitchen equipment we will make sure the missing items are replaced. Kind regards Amanda Day
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Very Nice house

  • 5 of 5

We loved it

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mathieu so pleased you enjoyed your time at The Lodge. Kind regards Amanda Day Vaxton Ltd
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $1.74 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
25% deposit with remaining balance 45 days before departure.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Short Lets subject to availability, prices on request. Late availability discount

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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