La Petite Maison
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Guest house | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Charming two/three room guest house in landscaped grounds of mansion house in upmarket Le Vesinet, the Hampstead of Paris. Delightful cycle paths and green open spaces immediately adjacent to the house and, very conveniently, the RER station, talking you to central Paris in 15 minutes, is five minutes walk away across one of Le Vesinet's famed lawns. (The same train can also take you directly to Disneyland Paris). The house has a living/cooking/dining area, a bedroom with double bed and ensuite shower room and toilet, plus a third room that can serve as a second bedroom or storage area. The house can accommodate up to three adults or a couple and two children. There is a private terrace with table and chairs for outdoor dining and guests may use our barbecue. Charming town centre with wide range of shops, cafes, theatre and cinema and street market is 5 minutes walk away. The picturesque banks of the River Seine, beloved of the Impressionist painters, are a short walk away and can be walked or cycled. There are also boat trips from the nearby Ile de Chatou. Other nearby attractions include Versailles, the forest of Saint German-en-Laye and the Chateau de la Malmaison, the former home of Empress Josephine. Horse-riding and golf courses also in the vicinity.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Ile-de-France region
La Petite Maison is situated in Le Vesinet, a unique, upmarket Western suburb of Paris that was built in the mid 19th century along the lines of a landscaped English park and today has protected status. The town, which in addition to the usual stores has nice boutiques, cafes, a cinema and a theatre, is surrounded by green open spaces and tree-lined paths. There is also a picturesque network of artificial lakes and waterways perfect for strolling, jogging or riding a bike. Le Vesinet is one of the towns in a loop of the River Seine, called La Boucle de la Seine, and is also close to the forest of St Germain so wildlife in the area is rich and plentiful - it is not unusual to see red squirrels, a woodpecker or even a heron in the garden.
Paris is fantastically convenient to get to. From La Petite Maison the RER urban express train is a five minute walk away, across one of Le Vesinet's famed public lawns, and there are trains every ten minutes that stop at La Defense (which has a great high street shopping mall), Etoile (the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees), Chatelet (centre of Paris) and indeed go right across the city and beyond, out to Disneyland Paris.
Closer to home, places to visit include the Palace of Versailles and Le Chateau de la Malmaison, which was Empress Josephine's home and for the kids there is also Park Asterix and Aventureland, an outdoor activities park. There are also pony clubs and golf courses in the area.
The area west of Paris is a great base for a French holiday. There is the city of Paris, of course, with its wonderful sights, but there are also plenty of things to do and see throughout the area for people who want more than the city, some of which are mentioned above. It is also quite easy to make trips further afield to places like the city of Reims, capital of the Champagne region (which is only one and a half to two hours by car), Rouen, in Upper Normandy, or the chic seaside resorts of Deauville and Trouville. Public transport in France is very good, particularly in the Paris area, and because of its situation La Petite Maison is a destination for which you don't necessarily need a car.
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