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Restored 18th Century Chateau, a Fine Country Retreat

(6 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

7 bedroom, 3 bath, large dining room, fireplaces

The house sits atop a hill overlooking the little village of Boissy-les-Perche and surrounded with farmland on 12 acres. It was built at the end of the 18th century as a hunting lodge for the Marquis de Chambrais and has been enlarged and improved on since.
The main floor has a formal sitting room, office and large dining room as well as a family sitting room with television next to the informal eating area of the fully equiped kitchen. For the summer months there is an outside table and chairs.
Upstairs are the seven bedrooms, with either wool carpets or wood floors, two have king sized beds, two have large antique beds and three have single beds(twin). All have large french windows. Two bathrooms have bathtubs and one has a spacious shower.
One of the king-sized rooms we call the library on account of the antique bookshelf, and it has its own bathroom and television.
Let us know your particular needs and we can assist with cribs, high chairs etc.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/12/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 11-14

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Let us know what we can do to make your stay more pleasant


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    In TV room and in Library Suite...moreless

  • Toys


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Gorgeous french country roads through wheat and barley fields nearby, leading to miles of oak forest and rolling hills in the Perche region....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tennis


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


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New Geothermal System...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    At no extra charge...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two living rooms...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you could need...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basics and daily bread on request...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New Refrigerator/freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,500 $3,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/12/2017
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77 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
108 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Center Park
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
67 Miles
Nearest Beach
Deauville sur mer

Car: Recommended

You will wake up to the sound of wild birds through the antique french windows, the wisteria peeking around the corner of the old fashioned shutters. Downstairs you will find fresh pastries waiting to help you start the day.

Welcome to our family country home for almost a hundred years, la Courangere.

We have thoroughly renovated the house to a very high standard with three full baths and seven comfortably appointed bedrooms. Located on 12 acres of pastures and woods, two ponds, you will love to take an easy walk around the property or sit and meditate by one of the multi-century old trees that surrounds the house. Maybe you will chose to ride a bicycle and as you pass the gate find yourself in barley and wheat fields all around.

In the middle of gently rolling farmland at the edge of the Perche region, you might decide to drive around for a while on the look out for the worldwide renown Percheron Horse.

Or maybe go to the nearby town of Verneuil-sur-Avre only 10 minutes away through the poppy dotted fields where you will find shopping, restaurants and an open air market on saturday mornings and seasonal festivals and stroll down the cobblestone paths in this more than a thousand year old town.

Paris is conveniently only 1:30 away, and there is a train from Verneuil to the train station (Gare Montparnasse).

Another excursion is the ancient city of Chartres with its famous cathedral. This road passes through the charming historic village of La Ferte Vidame and the mysterious Foret de Senonches.

Also do not miss Giverny, and the gardens of Monet which are an hour and a half away.

To the north there are several ferry options to reach the UK: Dieppe is the closest 2 hours and 10 minutes away, le Havre 3:45 and Cherbourg 3:15.

Also in the north, the D-day beaches are another possibility just a few hours away.

At the end of the day you might return to the simple peace and joy of a confortable chair and a good book by the old fire place; That's what we and generations before us always loved to do. Enjoy!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We are a French (Laurent)/American(Jennifer) couple who have traveled extensively and always dreamed of having a home to offer to fellow travelers.

Why the Owner Chose Boissy-lès-Perche, France:
Here is a great spot for families to get together and make memories.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
As an American it was love at first sight with the Courangere, from the three century old cedar tree to the wisteria growing over the facade, to the pigeon turret built for carrier pigeons in the old days it is pure charm. For Laurent it was a place from his youth that was an escape from the city to the simple pleasures of the country and his beloved grandmother. We think that we have something special to offer because of we know what both cultures expect. Also we believe that having on site management allows travelers to engage more fully and deeply with the experience. For example which bakery is currently baking the best baguette?, or what about the stocked pond up the country lane where children can fish or enjoy an ice pop? Or stories of the legends surrounding the house. The Courangere is also a great base for excursions that help you to connect with the wealth of history that is everywhere in the Old Country.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/12/2017

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  • Dinning room (table expands to seat 14)

    Dinning room (table expands to seat 14)

  • Sitting room

    Sitting room

  • Kitchen


  • View from the Bath

    View from the Bath

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Herbeau Faucet, Marble Tiles

    Herbeau Faucet, Marble Tiles

  • Salle de Bains d'Anne note the large shower behind the glass with a view

    Salle de Bains d'Anne note the large shower behind the glass with a view

  • Juliette's Room

    Juliette's Room

  • Birds love this property.

    Birds love this property.

  • Phoebe's room

    Phoebe's room

  • The Wisteria

    The Wisteria

  • Formal Sitting Room

    Formal Sitting Room

  • Staircase


  • Salle de Bains en Bois

    Salle de Bains en Bois

  • 'Master Bedroom'

    'Master Bedroom'

  • Master Bath (a bad picture of a beautiful space)

    Master Bath (a bad picture of a beautiful space)

  • Anne's Bedroom

    Anne's Bedroom

  • Antiques in Phoebe's Room

    Antiques in Phoebe's Room

  • Quiet Office

    Quiet Office

  • A la prochaine!

    A la prochaine!

VRBO #668581

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, May 19, 2017

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