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Charming cottage/lake, Paris 80km, fishing

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 elegant 2-bedroom stone cottages in private 8HA park close to Paris, Champagne

Ideal base to do Paris, golf, Fontainebleau/other castles, Champagne valley or Disney.

Available on request: organic vegetables / biodynamic champagne

No hassle of traffic into Paris; train station 12 min, travel the famous « breadbasket » of France (1h).

Ping-pong. Children? They love toys/books on hand for them.

Champagne? Do tastings in Epernay/Reims.

Rest? Sit in chaise longue by the lake.

Fishing? Try for a 30-lb carp.

Savor a barbecue, Brie cheese by private lake & gardens in summer.

Michele Guyard
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

About Michele Guyard

After living in several countries, my French husband and I (American) returned to the home his family has lived in for several generations. The cottages are in the same hamlet, so we can provide advice on what to do in the region or in Paris.

Why Michele Guyard chose Seine-et-Marne

My husband grew up in this hamlet, following the footsteps of his father, grandfather and before. The Brie is beautiful; one of the 'breadbaskets' of France with its vast fields of wheat, corn, barley...

What makes this house unique

You will really be able to get away from the hustle and bustle and be surrounded by Nature's gifts. Enjoy a quiet moment fishing? Settle in by the lake.

Artistic? You will certainly be inspired by the lavender and roses in our field - selected for their perfume - or by the ever-changing colors over the lake and woods.

Passionate about gardens? This is for you.

Enjoy reading? You will certainly find a new book to enjoy...

There is wonderful food in the area, including the renown 'Brie de Provins' as well as all the Champagne region has to offer.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Les Marêts in Seine-et-Marne

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , baby bed available on request
    Second Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Desk also
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
If you need any special services, catering or housekeping, we can help organize.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Charming cottage/lake, Paris 80km, fishing
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

A beautiful cottage in beautiful and peaceful countryside

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a wonderful week in this delightful cottage in the Brie area. Michele and Alain are a lovely couple and were most welcoming. The property itself is a converted farm building dating way back. Alain has completely rebuilt the interior using many of the original oak timbers. Quality materials have been used throughout, resulting in a home which is both bright and cosy.

The property is set in a small hamlet of ten houses. To the rear of the cottage is an extensive garden planted with roses and lavender. Beyond is a small lake bordered by poplars which is pure idyllic rural France. It's worth taking a gentle stroll round it.

The cottage is just 20 minutes or so drive from Provins. This is a beautiful town whose old quarter is stunning and whose buildings date back to medieval times. There are some excellent highlights which are a must do. For us, the most interesting was the Tithe Barn. It was packed with information which gave a real insight into life in medieval times. A close second was a guided tour of the underground passages beneath some of the main buildings. Also worth a visit is Caesar's tower, perched atop the highest point of the old town.

You are only a short distance from the Champage area and a drive along the Champagne Trail is well worth doing. The small towns and villages in the surrounding countryside each have their own character and we also enjoyed a very pleasant drive along the Seine.

Finally, if you're into photography, I suggest you take a very large memory card!

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful retreat close to Paris.

  • 5 of 5

This is a Beautiful place to stay. The lake and peaceful countryside is your back garden. The Cottages are very well presented and immaculately clean. The beds are very comfortable and the bathroom modern. The kitchen has a lovely farmhouse feel which compliments the modern units. The log burner stove was a favourite and we enjoyed bbq's in the garden. The photos do not give the décor justice. We found the cottages to be a charming place to stay, The owners Michelle and Alain are wonderfully welcoming but do not impose in any way. Disneyland Paris is a pleasant 45 min drive away. Supermarkets are open all hours on the outskirts of Provins about 7 miles away and bakeries are closer. Do not hesitate to book, we certainly hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely countryside retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This house is quite wonderful. Our family thoroughly enjoyed everything about the house. The lake is wonderful for a quiet walk or jog. We had our two teenage boys with us and we were all very comfortable. The owners are wonderful people and willing to help with directions and ideas for touring the country. We usually stay in Paris, but now have a secret hideaway only an hour away. You will love this place! ~PS Great for English speakers~

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynelle and family, Merci for your lovely review and for leaving the house so organized. We hope to come through San Francisco one day... Best, Michele & Alain
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Super séjour

  • 5 of 5

Owner are Wonderfull people very friendly. The house is beautiful and it´s a good place to destress. It´s quiet and safefull for young children. If we can we Will go back. Sorry for my bad english´s grammar. Stella

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in a beautiful tranquil location, but close to the gorgeous town of Provins. Michele and Alain are delightful hosts and the cottage is very clean, comfortable and well supplied. We enjoyed both the wood fire by night.and sun baking overlooking the lake by day.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so fortunate to have you as our first visitors. Thank you for making our first step as hosts so enjoyable - we hope future guests will be as delightful!
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Belle surprise !

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful surprise. I was very content with my stay. Quality, details, comfort and exceptional environment. Très heureux de mon séjour. La qualité, les intentions et le charme sont au rendez-vous.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Stéphane, We look forward to having you back again. Best, Michele & Alain
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Roissy Airport, Orly
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Provins 77160
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Provins 77160
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
77160 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Our home is located near: Provins, a UNESCO World Heritage site for its medieval monuments. Day trips include: the Champagne region (Epernay and Reims), Vaux-le-Vicomte, Fontainebleau, Disney and Paris.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Les Marêts, Ile-de-France (Paris region)

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

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.9
Refundable Damage Deposit £168.44

Monthly or long-term stays are possible; please contact us directly for quotes. There is a 40€ charge for cleaning after your departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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