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Chez Simone

Bedrooms 1
Space 41 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spacious and charming dependency on one single storey that has been renovated.

Janine Auvray
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

About Janine Auvray

I am a former executive in the communication field and visual artist, I am passionate about plastic art and decoration, and I am delighted to welcome travellers and indicate the cultural and tourit must-sees of the area.

Janine Auvray purchased this house in 1997

Why Janine Auvray chose Seine-Maritime

I wanted to revive this dependency where my mother used to live while privileging the contact with my guests. I also love to share my passion for art.

What makes this house unique

The key word for this residence is Serenity. The comfort, decoration, and peaceful surroundings allow the residents to recharge their batteries. The garden, protected by the steeple of the Longpaon Church, is a haven of peace just a few metres away from the historic centre of Rouen.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Darnétal in Seine-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 41 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • river
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wash basin - water softener
  • Window in the bathroom Hair dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • New bedding Desk, free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Bowling center
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.742857 based on 37 reviews

Excellent stay near Rouen

  • 5 of 5

Janine was the perfect hostess and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Darnetal with its easy public transport links to Rouen just 10 minutes by bus from the Marie.

The gite was comfortable, well equipped and the quiet garden a wonderfully relaxing place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine upon our return after a busy day sightseeing.

Thank you for a lovely stay we would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Janine Auvray was the perfect host. Une tres gentille dame. The accommodations were very comfortable and I enjoyed sleeping late. It was much nicer to stay near Rouen but not in Rouen. Darnetal est une petite ville pres de Rouen. Since there weren't many restaurants I bought un biftek from Le Boulanger and une baguette and des tomates et from age down the street and made a delicious dinner one evening. Enjoyed dinner in Rouen one day. Would definitely recommend for one or two people.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Host and Venue

  • 5 of 5

Jane is a wonderful person and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The pictures don't do the place justice as it is nicer than we had imagined from the pictures. Our stay was too short but this is a good location to explore the Rouen area.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Ideal accommodation

  • 5 of 5

“Chez Simone” is a beautifully-presented 'maison à pan de bois' situated behind high steel gates in the tranquil commune of Darnétal. The area is safe and provides the perfect base from which to explore all five Départements of Normandy. The A13 and A28 are accessible within minutes and the centre of Rouen is a mere 15 minutes away by local bus.

The property is beautifully-presented and fully equipped, with parking just next to the high steel gates. Janine, the owner, lives next door and really makes you feel at home.

For a secure, tranquil and comfortable stay in Normandy, this is surely the ideal accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Janine's home is in Donetal about 10 minutes by car from the center of Rouen. A nice rental although the double bed is not real accommodating. All else was quite nice and Janine is very sweet. Her English is a tad bit better than my French which is close to bill. A good value and Rouen and the Normandy region is a must see

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The bedding is new and the size of the bed are: 140cm and 190cm as indicated in description of the announcement.
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Great little appartment with beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

We spent two days at Janines appartment on our way to the Loire. It was perfect for us with a well equipped appartment, secure parking and beautifully kept garden to relax in the late afternoon. We had our two year old son and although the appartment is one bedroom it was big enough for our travel cot. The french blinds made the room very dark so the little one went to sleep very well. The appartment is a short drive fron Rouen but you can get a bus from tge main street in Darnetal. It was very easy and took about 10 mins. Rouen is great place with lovely streets. Highly recommend this place for a stopover for one or two days. Adam, Vic and Elijah.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9.7 Kilometres
Rouen Vallée de Seine
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Mont Saint Aignan
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Normandy motorway
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
The Darnetal
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

9 minutes away from the historic centre of Rouen, the location allows visiting Normandy while enjoying a pleasant setting in the heart of a small and green small town.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Darnétal, Upper Normandy

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £334.62
Stay tax £0.63 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

EN OPTION : ménage fin de séjour 35 € (en espèces à régler le jour de l'arrivée)
Arrivée à partir de 15h 30 et départ avant 11 heures (les horaires sont négociables)
Lit d'appoint supplémentaire 15 € par jour
Chaise haute bébé 5€ par séjour
Caution : 400 € à déposer à l'arrivée
Refundable deposit payable upon arrival by check or cash - 400 EUROS

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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