Former home to the Duke & Duchess of Windsor, Edward and Mrs Simpson
- English, French
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Fairy Tale Stay
Beautiful property. Great onsite caretaker. We loved our stay.
Wonderful relaxing stay in this beautiful hidden gem.
This is possibly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever stayed.
We left our car at home and traveled on the Eurostar.
We hired bikes and explored the woodland trails and hikes all on the doorstep of the property.
We played croquet on the lawn , enjoyed the tennis and had drinks by the steam , BBQ every evening on the terrace .
We thought about the wonderful life Edward and Wallis must had here.
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
Thank you pleased to hear you enjoyed your celebration with your family.
Beautiful place made even better with wonderful groundspersonnel
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.
Thank you for your lovely comments, hopefully you'll visit again but in the Summer months next time.
Great house, beautiful location
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.
Fantastic place for our Family Christmas
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.
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.
Gif sur Yvette has excellent restaurants, supermarket, fishmonger, boulangerie, bank and post office.