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

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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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Property Manager
Amanda Day
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gif-sur-Yvette in Essonne

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
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
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with 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 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Shared en suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 Double rooms 2 rooms with twin beds
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 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
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 4.882353 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everything was so welcoming - especially the pack of wine, milk, bread and all the essentials. All so clean and tidy and all we needed to enjoy a family break. Brilliant

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you pleased to hear you enjoyed your celebration with your family.
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Beautiful place made even better with wonderful groundspersonnel

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for just shy of three weeks and it was a cold snap, record snow, lots of rain and ice. Nothing diminished the beauty of the grounds, the historical significance of the property and comforts of home. Other than no tumble dryer, nothing to mention negative. Sharon and Patrick are assets to the owners. They take amazing care of the place and were helpful after it snowed. Definitely recommend this property to everyone. Would come back in the summer to really enjoy the grounds.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments, hopefully you'll visit again but in the Summer months next time.
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Great house, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The lodge is one of a small number of beautifully renovated properties surrounding an old cobbled courtyard. There are lovely grounds, including a river and a mill stream - ideal for pooh sticks. We were a family of 7 adults and 5 children. The accommodation worked brilliantly for us. Having resident managers on site was a great help. It is close to Versailles ( 30 minute drive) and an easy train journey from the centre of Paris. Good supermarket nearby (5 minute drive). Gif is a pretty, unspoilt French village with traditional bakers and butchers. Excellent stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place for our Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

The place was in an absolutely beautiful setting. The hosts were very helpful and looked up local attractions/shops/bars and answered any questions we had. They also provided a lovely big Christmas tree, which made our Christmas away from home even more special. There was a welcome pack of bread, cheese and wine for our arrival, which was a lovely touch. The rooms were stunning and very much catered for our needs. Overall a fantastic experience. I would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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!!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gif-sur-Yvette, Ile-de-France (Paris region)

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High summer
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas Holiday
18 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
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 £1.65 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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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