We have 3 bedrooms to rent.
This listing is for GIVERNY
Groundfloor double bedroom, cream fitted wardrobes & drawers. Next to this is a bathroom (with shower but no bath) and beyond that, a separate toilet. On this floor there is a shared, equipped kitchen with a 5 place kitchen table, and the lounge/dining room.
Our other rooms:
First floor, large sunny room containing: 1 single bed, 1 pull out matress bed, 1 inflatable bed, desk, lamps, plenty of places for clothes & personal items. Seaside theme suitable for any age/sex. Beautiful views of the countryside: fields & forest. A very warm room in summer.
First floor newly decorated, double bedroom. This bed is slightly lower than standard beds. The room contains plenty of cupboards & drawers and a desk. View is of the trees infront of the house opposite.Guest Access
On the 1st floor there is a bathroom with shower (we prefer you take showers) and a separate toilet room. Also on this floor are 2 other bedrooms. You share a wall with one room but we have soundproofed each room. There is a desk with printer on the landing which can be used upon request, for occasional printing. We have a dressingroom on the landing which you don't have access to.
On the ground floor, we have 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom (without bath but with shower), 1 toilet room, a fully equiped kitchen. There is also a lounge dining room which is open from the entrance hall but we tend to use this as our private space unless we all decide to eat together.
The fully decorated basement contains the laundry room which you have access to a washing machine once a week and a huge fridge (no freezer) for our guests. If you need freezer space please ask & we can access the situation. We definately have enough space for icecubes.
You are welcome to use the front garden during your stay, we have plenty types of chairs & beds & parasols. The back garden & swimming pool is off limits to guests.Interaction with Guests
We can offer you a basic help yourself breakfast: sliced bread, butter, jams, cheese, milk, Tetleys tea & instant or ground coffee.
Please note that we can't offer you croissants & baguette unless it's weekend because we work but you can always walk down to the boulangerie should you desire a naughty pain au chocolat!
My husband is French (though not typically French at all) & I am English. The kitchen is the main room where we all meet if our guests wish to sit and chat or just eat.
We enjoy meeting people from different cultures & backgrounds having travelled quite a bit ourselves. My husband is very sociable, loves practising his English & has a great sense of humour but we understand that people want their own space too. We sometimes cook & share food & wine with our guests but this is inpromptu & more likely at weekends.
We can take you for a quick tour of the local area when you arrive so you can easily find your way around. I have plenty of information on local transport to give you & can make other recommendations.
We will always be present during your stay, sometimes in the daytime, always at night.The Neighborhood
If you want peace, quiet and a countryside view after a long day in busy, poluted Paris then you've come to the right place!!
We live in a very pretty and equally unique, small, agricultural, green-belt town which is just 18km (15 mins drive depending upon traffic) from Paris.
70% of our town is green spaces which have a protected flora & fauna ecosystem.
In Saulx-les-Chartreux we have at least 5 equestrian centres within walking distance. Behind our house is a forest in which, if you are lucky you will see deers & phesants. We often go mushrooming there. Surrounding our town & just at the end of our street, there are agricultural fields & fields containing horses.
We are also lucky enough to have a lake (no boats, fishing or swimming) to walk or cycle around, this is within walking distance. There are plenty of walks which we can recommend.
The Best Western hotel just down the road has an excellent restaurant producing real home cooked, seasonal food (unlike 90% of the restaurants in Paris who reheat mass-produced food). It is a little pricy BUT the quality is excellent & the (real) chefs are flexible & creative for veggie options.
The start of our small town centre is a 5 minute walk away. The boulangerie (bakery) is the closest shop. Further down there is the mairie (townhall), a park, a bar/newsagent/tabac, an open-late grocery store, the butchers, a couple of hairdressers, 2 pharmacies, the post office and a church. Please note that some of the shops will be closed for a week or 2 during August. There are however 2 shopping centres 5 minutes by car, about 30 mins on foot. One is about 2 bus stops away.
These shopping centres contain large supermarkets, smaller lowcost supermarkets, a couple of electrical (PC etc) shops, cheap clothes & shoes shops & various eateries. Most are open on Sundays.
Our town is in Ile-de-France which includes Paris & it's suburbs. We are in the suburbs.
Our neighbourhood is quiet and safe. You can walk about at night with no problems. The bar generally shuts around 8pm & so the streets are quiet in the evenings.
As it's a small, friendly town, when you pass someone in the street we all say "Bonjour" to each other. Or "Bonsoir" if it's after 6pm.
The town sometimes has free events going on at the weekends. They could be a carboot sale, a local theatre group or local artists, a music concert, a fireworks display (July 14th) & a classic car show.
We are situated not far from RER line B which goes to Orly and Roissy CDG airports. We can collect you from Palaiseau-Villebon station or there is a bus from Massy station.
From Massy station there are TGV fast trains going to the South of France.
By car, we are ideally situated for many motorways, main National roads, large centre commercials (shopping complexes).
I can send you information upon various transport alternatives.
We have a bus stop 3 minutes away. This bus goes to Massy RER station which will then take you directly to Paris.
The bus takes 15 to 20 minutes and the train will take you about 20 to 30 minutes to reach the heart of Paris.
The last bus back from Massy is about 9pm. there are alternative later buses but they involve more walking from neighbouring towns.
Taxis to/from Paris are more expensive but can be made cheaper if you are a group of adults sharing the fare. I can recommend a good company with English speakers.
Versailles and EuroDisney are easily accessible by car but can also be reached by train.Other Things to Note
Fast fibre internet (wifi) is available for our guests.
We are on a plane route from Orly airport so, depending upon the wind directions, and whether they are taking off or landing, you will hear some noise. There are no planes during the night. Planes are not very, very low and they do not pass directly over our house. I grew up on a flightpath so I never really notice the planes but you might. They are no louder than a passing car, my husband can offer you ear plugs ;-) but no other guest has ever commented on the planes.
We have one, mobile, heavy airconditioning unit which can be moved to descend the temperature of upstairs rooms before going to bed incase of extreme weather.
Electrical fans are can be provided.
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