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



Updated: 26-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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.

More Details

About the Owner

Amanda Day
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Orly at 26 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Le Harve at 210 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Gif-sur-Yvette at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Gif sur Yvette at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N118 to/from Paris at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Canape at 1.5 Kilometres 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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May, June
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July, August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £1.30 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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Updated: 26-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Location Type

  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • 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 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed, 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.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome


  • 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.