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Spacious & Quiet Self-Catering Cottage between Versailles & Chartres

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 7

The Cottage des Hortensias is self-catering accommodation located the grounds of a calm, quiet French chateau B&B. What was once the concierge’s house has been transformed into a spacious 3-bedroom, 2-bath that sleeps seven people. Spacious (130 sq. m. or 1400 sq. ft.) and bright, it features a private courtyard on the front side of the cottage and a small hedge-lined yard in the back.

With over 20 acres of gardens and woods at your disposal, it's a countryside oasis that's within easy striking distance of some of France's best-loved sites.

It's ideal for families who want to slow down and spend a few days visiting Versailles, Chartres, Fontainbleau, Paris and even the eastern end of the Loire Valley. We can also tell you about many lesser known places to see, local markets, etc.

Versailles is 30 minutes away by car, while Chartres is just 20 minutes away.

More Details

Property Manager
Virginie and Richard Thompson
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

Why Virginie and Richard Thompson chose Eure-et-Loir

The cottage is situated on a large private estate that has been in the family for several generations. On the property sits a chateau, which we have been running as a B&B for nearly 20 years, and another cottage. One of the cottages was the old gamekeepers house. The other was the concierge's house. One was restored in 2007 and the other in 2011. We rent the cottage and run the B&B as a way of maintaining the property and keeping it in the family.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Écrosnes in Eure-et-Loir

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Spacious & Quiet Self-Catering Cottage between Versailles & Chartres
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
5

A perfect country cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we could want - plenty of space (including private garden space), a fully equipped kitchen and a very quiet environment not to mention being close to plenty of places to visit. Richard and Virginie were very welcoming and helpful and we would certainly recommend the cottage to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Beautiful, quiet

  • 5 of 5

Charming little village, beautiful grounds and nice lodgings. Would definitely recommend. We hope to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very warm welcome on a frosty day.

  • 4 of 5

The environs of Paris were freezing when we arrived to this cosy warm cottage across the drive from the main chateaux. The furnishings and housekeeping were exemplary as were the little touches of milk, tea and brioche. It was, frankly, better than we either expected or hoped and our stay was memorable. Although the locality was very rural and quiet the bustle of Paris was an easy train ride away and we were in the Orsay within an hour of leaving the cottage. There is a huge hypermarket close by but not too many restaurants. All in all a very happy experience and we would be delighted to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Authentic and homely

  • 4 of 5

We felt very welcome. There was bread, some milk and juice in the fridge, coffee and tea. The house is very complete with small dishwasher, a washing machine and dryer. The beds were made, there were towels, shampoo and whatever you could think of. The house is very private and you have lots of outside space to yourself. Very rural but within 10 to 15 minutes you have supermarkets.

Very nice owners. Definitely something to go back to!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Charmant et idéal avec enfants.

  • 5 of 5

Très belle endroit idéal avec des enfants. Le gîte est bien équipé et bien situé. Il y a de l'espace pour courir tout autour. Virginie était très gentille et réactive sur nos différentes questions par email ou en vis à vis.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Chateau de Jonvilliers was a wonderful place to stay. We were four adults a a 2 year old child and the accommodation completely met our needs. It was close to Chartres and Versailles was easily accessible by train. The accommodation was well resourced and very comfortable. We would highly tecommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Orly Airport
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Epernon
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A11

The cottage is situated about 1 hour southwest of Paris, between Versailles (home of the famous chateau) and Chartres (home of the famous cathedral). It is an idea base for trips into Paris, Versailles, Chartres, Fontainbleau and Giverny. It is located in a quiet country village. You will need a car if you plan on staying here.

Paris is a 45 minute train ride from our local station in Epernon.

The eastern end of the Loire Valley is an easy day trip.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Écrosnes, Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£264
for 3 nights
From
£73
From
£109
Fri,Sat,Sun
£501
£1,795
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £45.56
Damage Deposit £455.55

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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