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

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


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

Claude & Jenny Harry
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
10 May, 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.
Feb 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Château-Landon in Ile-de-France (Paris region)

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • 1 Bathroom with bath/shower over. Separate wc with handbasin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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).
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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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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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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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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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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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Wales, UK

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: 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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Perfect for all the family

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous week in Chateau Landon. We have 3 children ranging in age from 3 to 13 and it's difficult to find a holiday that suits all. This beautiful house had a wonderful secure garden for the little ones to play in, a fabulous games room for all and most importantly, wifi access for the teenager.

Chateau Landon is absolutely beautiful. Peaceful and quiet but with everything you need, including a fantastic park. My husband is a keen climber and spent many days in Fontainebleau forest, some of which the whole family tagged along for, and had an amazing time.

The house itself is so well equipped, wonderfully French and so obviously loved and cared for by it's owners.

A fantastic holiday that I can't recommend highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved your review. The magic of Chateau Landon seems to have affected you as it always has with me, and of course Claude, who has known it since childhood. We do really try to offer our guests a holiday home rather than just accommodation. It is true that we do love and care for it, and are so happy when people enjoy their stay there. Thanks. Jenny & Claude
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West Yorkshire

So well placed

  • 5 of 5

The house has everything and more that you could possibly need to be comfortable. A true French house with a garden giving areas of sun and shade, play and relaxation. My review is headed 'so well placed' because:-

1 - the house is very peaceful just on the edge of the village but only two minutes walk to the centre to gather all you need from the village shops or five minutes walk to a Carrefour supermarket

2 - the village of Chateau Landon is superb; history, scenery, canal, river, a huge park with lots of things for children and many paths to stroll for we older ones and, everywhere, a feeling of total safety

3 - the villages and towns within, at most, a 45minutes drive are amazing with Fontainebleu included in these - a must see

and 4 - if you really wish to travel further afield Paris and Euro-Disney are there waiting; information in the house tells you how.

Jenny and Claude are the most caring of owners. You can tell it is their well loved French home and as you settle in it becomes your comfortable home for the holiday.

There is lots of information in the house to help you get the best from your holiday not to mention bikes if you wish to travel on two wheels to get there.

In the last 30 years we have passed through the area many times on the motorway and we now wonder why. We were so taken with both Seine et Marne and the house that we decided we could very happily stay there a long, long time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mall, we are delighted that you both enjoyed your time at the house, sharing it is genuinely a real pleasure for us. Sounds like, as I have, you have caught the Chateau Landon 'bug', and I never want to leave either! Thank you Jenny
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Rate 5
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
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Rate 6
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
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Rate 7
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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Rate 8
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
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21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
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