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Virginie and Richard Thompson

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
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Spacious & Quiet Self-Catering Cottage between Versailles & Chartres

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Écrosnes Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 7

The Cottage des Hortensias is self-catering accommodation located the grounds of a calm, quiet French chateau B&B. What was once the concierge’s house has been transformed into a spacious 3-bedroom, 2-bath that sleeps seven people. Spacious (130 sq. m. or 1400 sq. ft.) and bright, it features a private courtyard on the front side of the cottage and a small hedge-lined yard in the back.

With over 20 acres of gardens and woods at your disposal, it's a countryside oasis that's within easy striking distance of some of France's best-loved sites.

It's ideal for families who want to slow down and spend a few days visiting Versailles, Chartres, Fontainbleau, Paris and even the eastern end of the Loire Valley. We can also tell you about many lesser known places to see, local markets, etc.

Versailles is 30 minutes away by car, while Chartres is just 20 minutes away.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Virginie and Richard Thompson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french

Why Virginie and Richard Thompson chose Eure-et-Loir

The cottage is situated on a large private estate that has been in the family for several generations. On the property sits a chateau, which we have been running as a B&B for nearly 20 years, and another cottage. One of the cottages was the old gamekeepers house. The other was the concierge's house. One was restored in 2007 and the other in 2011. We rent the cottage and run the B&B as a way of maintaining the property and keeping it in the family.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)
Spacious & Quiet Self-Catering Cottage between Versailles & Chartres
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Authentic and homely

  • 4 of 5

We felt very welcome. There was bread, some milk and juice in the fridge, coffee and tea. The house is very complete with small dishwasher, a washing machine and dryer. The beds were made, there were towels, shampoo and whatever you could think of. The house is very private and you have lots of outside space to yourself. Very rural but within 10 to 15 minutes you have supermarkets.

Very nice owners. Definitely something to go back to!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Charmant et idéal avec enfants.

  • 5 of 5

Très belle endroit idéal avec des enfants. Le gîte est bien équipé et bien situé. Il y a de l'espace pour courir tout autour. Virginie était très gentille et réactive sur nos différentes questions par email ou en vis à vis.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Chateau de Jonvilliers was a wonderful place to stay. We were four adults a a 2 year old child and the accommodation completely met our needs. It was close to Chartres and Versailles was easily accessible by train. The accommodation was well resourced and very comfortable. We would highly tecommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Better late...

  • 5 of 5

As the anniversary of our last trip to France rolls around, I realized I neglected to write this important review. We had a wonderful time in the cottage, which easily slept seven people--our family of six and my mother. All beds were super comfortable, and of all the kitchens of all the apartments/cottages/houses we have ever rented, Virginie's was the best. She puts in everything she herself would want. We cooked a full Christmas dinner here.

Jonvilliers is a charming village, the grounds are beautiful for lovely afternoon walks, and you are an easy drive from Rambouillet, Chartres, and many castles of the Loire valley. We had such a great week here. Virginie and Richard are wonderful hosts, and helped us with a multitude of problems (over Christmas!!), including lost luggage and the need for a doctor when my husband's cold threatened to become something more serious. We spent a month in France, and this week was certainly one of the highlights! Yes, we will certainly be back, as long as Richard and Virginie don't mind that it took me so long to post this. Do visit this lovely cottage, if you are craving a bit of "real" France, and also want to have access to some of the most spectacular sights the country has to offer, with your own wonderful home to return to each day.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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A spacious, gracious retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband, adult daughter and I spent five days here in May and loved every minute. It's enormous: three large bedrooms, two huge baths, an open-concept living-dining-kitchen area, and two walled gardens. Colorfully decorated, clean, and well-equipped. We felt very comfortable. (And thank you, Virginie, for stocking our fridge with milk, juice, coffee and other essentials.)

The location, in a tiny village and surrounded by farm fields and woods, is quiet, private and gorgeous. A short drive across the rapeseed fields brings you to several towns that have restaurants and bakeries. We used the house as our base for touring Versailles, Chartres, Dreux and Rambouillet -- all are within easy driving distance. But the best part of every day was coming "home" to this restful, bright home nestled on the grounds of an elegant old manor house.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Tres bien, viel Platz, sehr nette Vermieter mit guten Tipps, alles sehr sauber, traumhafte Anlage

  • 5 of 5

Die Wohnung ist auf einem alten Anwesen gelegen, inmitten eines englischen Parks.... .

Ein großes Wohn-Eßzimmer, 3 Schlafzimmer geschmackvoll eingerichtet, Duschen funktionieren einwandfrei, etc. Es gibt einen Innenhof mit Kies, und einen geräumigen Garten mit Rasen direkt am Haus. Dazu ein richtiger kleiner Wald, der auch genutzt werden darf sowie ein ehemaliger riesiger Nutzgarten. Einziger Nachteil: im Ort gibt es keinerlei Geschäfte, man braucht in jedem Falle ein Auto.

Die Vermieter sind sehr nett und aufmerksam, es wurde sogar alles für ein erstes französisches Frühstück bereitgestellt. Es ist alles Erdenkliche vorhanden, von Spielen über Bücher bis zu Wasch- und Spülmaschine und gute Informationen zur Region.

Für Besuche in Chartres und Paris sehr gut geeignet, ab Bahnhof Gazeran o. Rambouillet kann man mit einem Tagesticket (oder Mehrtagesticket) für den Großraum Paris problemlos in die Stadt fahren (45min. oder 1.15 min. je nach Verbindung).

Für Familie mit Kindern ideal, sorglose Tage sind gesichert.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Orly Airport
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Epernon
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A11

The cottage is situated about 1 hour southwest of Paris, between Versailles (home of the famous chateau) and Chartres (home of the famous cathedral). It is an idea base for trips into Paris, Versailles, Chartres, Fontainbleau and Giverny. It is located in a quiet country village. You will need a car if you plan on staying here.

Paris is a 45 minute train ride from our local station in Epernon.

The eastern end of the Loire Valley is an easy day trip.

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Rates & Availability

Écrosnes Cottage Rental Rates

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Manager accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
$135
$708
 

Additional information about rental rates

Save €150 when you stay for 7 nights (€900 instead of €1050)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Écrosnes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

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