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The house is a lovely old property with ancient roses and other aged plants accenting what might have once been an orchard. The house is warm and exudes the love of a family retreat. It suited our family of 11 perfectly. Rooms are pleasant and the beds are comfortable. A small negative is inconvenient closet/storage for so many people staying for a long period. Americans will find the washer/dryer smaller than normal, requiring more time/attention to laundry.
The well appointed kitchen invites cooking and family meals. The pool is very well maintained and a bonus if kids are in the group. Having made several trips to France, we found this less-travelled area to be very interesting and quiet. A great get-away if you have a stressful life. It seemed to us a more authentic French experience. Nearby towns of Rambouillet, Evreux, Houdan, and Anet provided plenty of history without the crowds of Chartre or Versailles, though they are within a very easy drive. We were treated to witnessing the wheat harvest, showcasing the unique gold color made famous by Van Gogh and other impressionists.
If Paris is your main interest, you may find the one hour commute burdensome. Our time there was unseasonably hot, adding to the fatigue of train/metro travel.
Area restaurants and patisseries were wonderful, though the town of Orgerus essentially closes for August, as do many businesses in France. There are many wonderful markets with very fresh produce, meats and BREAD. Our host was charming and accommodating, a man one would treasure as a friend. Highly recommend La Pommeraie!
We enjoyed our stay very much. The host family was great. The house was comfortable and in a great location for spending time with friends and family or for quirky time. Easy access to many interesting areas including into Paris. Walking trails nearby. Recommended for families or groups of friends.