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Beautifully Remodeled Large 17th Century Family Home

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Last updated: 11/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Versailles chateau / country house description

A beautiful and enchanting house, close to Paris, but far enough away to be surrounded by the lush farmland and mysterious forests of the Ile de France.

Within easy driving distance are the chateaux of Versailles and Rambouillet and the extraordinary cathedral of Chartres. Paris is 30 mins by a local train (3 min drive / 15 min walk) into the heart of Quartier Latin, or a 25 min drive to the Paris ring road. It is on the road to Normandy, with easy access to Giverny, Deauville, and the D-Day beaches.

The house is in a small town, that has a bakery, butcher, grocery and a number of restaurants within an easy stroll.

The house was built as a monastic hospital in the middle of the sixteenth century under an edict by Louis XIV, and was known as the Ancien Hotel Dieu. It was built on the ramparts of what used to be a fortified village, Neauphle le Chateau. Under the house survive cellars dating from the eleventh century. The house is built on the forward edge of a hill so has wonderful views across the garden and out over farmland to the west. The house was completely restored two years ago to enhance the ancient character while bringing in the best of modern living. It is filled with objects and books gathered over three generations by the same family, the present owner's grandfather and his father, the writer, Sir Peter Quennell.

The house has a very private garden and is hidden behind a high gate with a sun filled cobbled courtyard. There is a fountain and fish pond many hundreds of years old. Beside the house is a large garden of grass, hedges and an abundance of roses. On a lower terrace there are an organic vegetable garden, fruit trees and vines, as well as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and kiwifruit depending on the time of year. There is also a tree house to be discovered, hidden in an ancient conifer hedge.

Keywords: Historical House


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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 360 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            Sadly the house is old and spread over 4 floors so not ideal for wheelchair users....moreless

          Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Celeste room: 1 twin/ single

            1st floor...moreless

          • Red room: 1 twin/ single

            1st floor...moreless

          • Japanese room: 1 double

            small bedroom on the second floor...moreless

          • Master suite: 1 queen

            1st floor, with wonderful panoramic view from balcony...moreless

          • Chapel room 1 (as an additional rental): 1 double

            Available in the converted chapel on 1st floor...moreless

          • Chapel room 2 (as an additional rental): 2 child bed

            Ground floor room in converted chapel...moreless

          • Yellow bedroom: 1 double

            Large bedroom & playroom on the 1st floor...moreless

          • Green room: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

            2nd floor...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Single Beds (2), Child Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) plus 2 additional bedrooms (1 double, 2 bunk beds) in converted chapel in the courtyard....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Master suite: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

            Original huge cast iron roll top bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: shower

            Shower room with washer dryer...moreless

          • 2nd floor bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

            Original roll top bath, with a great view...moreless

          • Chapel Bathroom: toilet, shower

            Available in the converted chapel, 1st floor (add'l rent)...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Organic vegetable and fruit garden, children's treehouse, new large trampoline (3.4m width) with safety netting....moreless


              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys
              • Video Game Console:


              • Video Library


              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              Location Type

                  • Village:

                    All the necessary shops within walking distance. A supermarket is 2 min drive. The railway station for Versailles and Paris is 3 min drive or 15 min walk...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Racquetball
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis


                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 14 people


                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    zero carbon wood pellet system...moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace


                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Balcony:

                    South facing Balcony outside kitchen, with glorious view over surrounding countryside. ...moreless

                  • Golf:


                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Weber charcoal BBQ...moreless



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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas + New Year
                  Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  Jul 1 - Sep 1
                  7 night min stay

                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay


                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Cleaning (one off) €100
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit €1,000
                  • Taxes Not included


                  Additional house - the old Chapel is available with 2 x bedrooms (1 double, 1 with bunk beds) a double height sitting room with wood burning stove and kitchen area. Could be rented separately from main house.

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                  Last updated: 11/10/2014
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                  Car: Recommended

                  The house is only 30' away from Paris by a direct train. It is within easy reach of Monet's garden at Giverny. It is on the road for the DDay landing beaches and beautiful little ports of Normandy. The chateaux of the Loire are a great day trip as well of course as Versailles and EuroDisney.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: We are an English and French couple with three children. This is our primary residence and we also have a farmhouse in the centre of France that could be rented as well. We are both film makers.

                  Why the Owner Chose Versailles:
                  The house combines the best of both worlds, it is a very easy trip into the heart of Paris yet remains a wonderfully peaceful spot to come home to, with marvelous views and a fascinating history.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                  The house bears witness to a long history but is a very comfortable and spacious family home. It is perfectly situated to make the best of being close to Paris and all the wonderful attractions around the city while remaining an oasis of calm. It is filled with books, comfortable furniture, wi-fi and a modern kitchen.

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                  Speaks: english, french, italian



                  • hall and view into sitting room

                    hall and view into sitting room

                  • master bedroom

                    master bedroom

                  • Bathroom No. 1

                    Bathroom No. 1

                  • 2nd floor bathroom

                    2nd floor bathroom

                  • the garden

                    the garden

                  • The view from the street

                    The view from the street

                  • Kitchen, Dining Room

                    Kitchen, Dining Room

                  • Sitting Room

                    Sitting Room

                  • first floor corridor

                    first floor corridor

                  • 2nd floor sitting room

                    2nd floor sitting room

                  • view from 2nd floor

                    view from 2nd floor

                  • gold fish pond and C18 mask

                    gold fish pond and C18 mask

                  • The old chapel (available to rent  for additional space)

                    The old chapel (available to rent for additional space)

                  VRBO #305772

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, December 13, 2014

                  €2,100 - €2,520 per week (EUR)

                  8 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 11/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Member since: 2010
                  Speaks: english, french, italian
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/10/2014
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