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Lovely Lodge & Coach houses on the grounds of a C19th Villa. Ideal Giverny/Paris

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lodge or Coach House option, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Tastefully renovated one-bedroom Gardner's lodge and Coach house, only 45 minutes from Paris in the charming town of Vernon near Giverny.

Located on the grounds of our villa, the houses have a separate entrance and are a 5 minute walk to the train station. Vernon is an easily commutable to Paris, with morning trains leaving about every half- hour.

The houses are twins, each with a spacious 65 m2 (700 sq ft) volume, nicely furnished and set in idyllic surroundings. The ground floors have open plan living areas with period features and a fully equipped kitchen.

Upstairs you'll have a large 30m2 (320 sq ft) bedroom with hardwood floors, an en suite bathroom and views onto a leafy square as well as use of a planted terrace which has enough space for entertainment.

Available by week or for longer terms (ideal for artist or writer retreat)

NB: The Lodge is occupied until September 2017 - Bookings are for the Coach House only until then.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2018

About Nigel

We are an anglophone(American/Scottish) couple who have lived in France for some 20 years. Over the years we have lovingly renovated a selection of furnished apartments in Paris, Vernon-Giverny (Normandy) and Dinard (Brittany), as well as longer established properties in Notting Hill, London.

The Gardner's Lodge and Coach House are our latest pride and joy.

Our kids are all bilingual and we love Polish sheep will surely meet them all !!

Nigel purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Nigel chose Vernon

We bought our 19th century Villa in the town of Vernon near Giverny because it provided an ideal and secure space for our family within commuting distance to Paris where we both work.

The Villa had out-houses at the back of the grounds. They would have been the carriage house/stables 150 years ago and needed renovation or demolition !

We chose the former and have created a lovely property that has a country feel but is close to the amenities of a small market town (25,000 inhabitants).

What makes this cottage unique

Vernon is a quiet market town with a main line station to Paris. The station (only 2 minutes from the Lodge) is the arrival point for visitors to Giverny, Claude Monet's famous home.

The Lodge and Coach house provide an ideal base to visit the sites of 'Haute-Normandie' and Paris (only 45min away). Vernon itself has a great market every Saturday and we are usually available to show you around if required.

It is also an ideal retreat for an artist or writer looking to spend some creative time in calm but inspirational surroundings.


- Giverny

- Les Andelys

- Rouen

- Deauville/Trouville

- Paris


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Vernon, France

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • long term renters welcome
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • water skiing


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Lovely Lodge & Coach houses on the grounds of a C19th Villa. Ideal Giverny/Paris
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Romantic stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this property for 3 nights and absolutely loved it! It was very romantic and cozy! The property was very clean and had everything you would need for a perfect stay. The pictures on the website were accurate. It was our favorite property in our 2 week stay in France. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: 28-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great that things worked out for you. Hope to see you again another time !
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Lovely lodge in great location

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed here for 3 days to meet some friends in Giverney. The Lodge is very well maintained and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The location is excellent as stated before, with a very short walk to the station, where as well as trains you can get a shuttle bus to Giverney for 4 euros each way.

Vernon is a nice little town, quite sleepy in the evening (well mid week in late September it was!) but we had some nice meals at L'Envie and Le Capitinaire (or something like that-book a table with a river view) for circa 25 euros for 3 courses which we thought was very reasonable for the quality of food. All in all a very pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: 4-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good stay and sampled our cute town and good value restaurants !
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Quiet, convenient, quaint. Pam and Nigel were gracious hosts. Highly recommend! Thanks again!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and authentic, loved it!

  • Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank your for such a positive review. I was a pleasure to host you.
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Nice stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent ! Nice place, very comfortable. Owners very nice and extremely helpful Very good stay.

  • Submitted: 19-May-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Location in France

  • 5 of 5

This Property was much better than I expected. The location is perfect! The train to Paris and beyond is a 4 minute walk. (45 minutes to Paris on the train)

The Farmers Market is on Saturday and Wednesday mornings. It was wonderful.

This is a great walking town. A few minute drive to Giverny to see Monet's garden. Very god restaurants. The owner is very helpful. This house is perfect for two people. There is a pull out couch in the living area for extra people. The kitchen is equipped nicely.

  • Submitted: 2-Nov-2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable petite maisonnée, proche Giverny

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 3 superbes journées à Vernon, dans cette petite maison située au bout du jardin des propriétaires, des gens charmants, anglophones d'origine mais maîtrisant suffisamment le français pour être pleins de bons conseils! Une entrée indépendante avec places de parkings toujours libres juste en face. Confortable, propre, déco sympa, 4 couchages pour des personnes qui s'entendent bien (2 lits en 140). Région magnifique à découvrir pour ces paysages adorables (Giverny entre autres..) et ses nombreux sites culturels (château de Bizy, château de La Roche-Guyon, et en poussant un peu, les ruines de l'abbaye de Jumièges, magnifique !). Il nous reste encore beaucoup de choses à visiter, nous reviendrions au Lodge avec grand plaisir!

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je suis heureux que vous avez passé un bon séjour et apprécié notre région. Il y a en effet beaucoup à voir au-delà de Giverny, une courte distance de notre emplacement
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
CDG or Beauvais
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Le Harve
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Several in town
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Vernon, France

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$94.08

The Gardner's Lodge is now booked on a long term basis until September 2017. But we are taking bookings for The Coach House and the calendar refers to that unit only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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