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Village Cottage Near Paris And Versailles



Updated: 18-Oct-2016
Cottage in St Nom la Bretèche, Nr. Paris, France - Near 7 Golf Courses And Only 30 Mins From The City

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

  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

‘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
Oct 2006
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


A great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Simon, Many thanks for your understanding and I am so glad your family enjoyed their stay in our gite. You are welcome back anytime and I hope you have the chance to explore the countryside around Paris in more detail next time.
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Ideal for Paris and Versailles

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying in our gite. We are pleased you managed to visit both Paris and the surrounding area, as there is much to see. You are welcome back anytime to explore further. The sun is now shining and the forest is a great place to walk, cycle or run. Its now possible to walk or cycle the 12 kms to the chateau of Versailles virtually all on forest paths and through the countryside.
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very good - it looks like it does in the pictures and does what it says on the tin.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hidden Pleasure

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Phil & Corinne, Thank you for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. There is stil plenty more to visit so looking forward to your return.
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Great Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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.

Further Details:

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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Half Term Autumn
15 Oct 2016 - 11 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Winter
12 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £25

Booking Notes:
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.

Changeover Day:
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Television

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with dual sinks, bath with shower fitting, shower door and WC.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Large bedroom with double bed and 1 single bed (one a traditional Napoleon bed suitable for a child under 13 years old) and in the living room a new sofa bed.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The property would be ideal for a family of 4 with young children or a couple. There is free parking is on the road outside the house. The grange is situated in a private courtyard. Outside: Garden and 2 patio areas with gas BBQ and outdoor furniture. Three adult bikes and a toddler cycle are available plus cycle helmets and bike locks. Garden games (boules and badminton) also available Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Property is cleaned once a week and the price is €30 to be paid on arrival.

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