Outdoor accommodation at Les Essarts-Le-Roi, Île-De-France 1


Your host, Gersende

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  • Animals welcome
  • Electricity
  • Washing machine
  • Drying rack
  • Independent toilets
  • Independent shower
  • Independent kitchen
  • Independent fridge
  • Bicycle storage
  • Parking onsite
  • Independent access
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An abundant, environmentally-friendly permaculture micro-farm in the Chevreuse valley.
Numerous walks in the vicinity.

The setting

We're in the middle of the countryside.
Two kilometers from the train station and Route Nationale 12.
All around us, fields, 55 hectares of forest, a pond and, next to the farm, the magnificent Château de l'Artoire (private, but visible from the farm parking lot).

The spots

This is the farm's former dovecote, converted into a small independent dwelling.
It contains 6 beds/mattresses upstairs, like a dormitory.
It's a bit rustic - we've fitted it out with second-hand furniture - but it's perfectly habitable, and allows you to visit the region in a natural setting.
A superb 360-degree view of the castle, fields, farm and village.
It's not a luxury home, but you'll find everything you need.
The accommodation is rented in its entirety, so the dormitory room is at your disposal.
For less than 5 days on site, please bring your own comforter (for ecological reasons) and toiletries (avoiding non-biodegradable products to respect the environment and the septic tank).

The sanitary facilities

There is a shower and a toilet in the apartment. These toilets are independent. The shower is in the bedroom.
So you'll have to make arrangements with your friends to use it quietly.
If you are more than 3 people and need access to other toilets, we have others at your disposal, at no extra charge.

The amenities

Kitchen with two hotplates and all basic cooking utensils.
No oven or microwave.
For ecological reasons, for less than a week's rental I ask you to bring sheets, a sleeping bag or towels.
A double bunk bed, two single beds with box springs and an extra mattress are available.
Bed linen is not provided. If this is really not possible for you, I can of course lend you some, please let us know.

The activities

Possibility of brunch with our farm produce. Visits possible to Paris (35 km, 50 min by train), the Château de Versailles and its gardens (23km, 25 min by train), Rambouillet nature park with its wild animals and birds of prey, charming villages (Montfort l'Amaury, Abbaye de Cernay etc.), chevreuses, visit to the Rambouillet forest, its museum and its château, other farms with direct sales, hiking, equestrian centers, ponds with summer swimming and fishing, cycling routes.

Other things

You can visit the permaculture farm, see and feed some of the farm's animals, discover some of the plants and take the goats out into the forest. Visits from Tuesday to Saturday between 4.30pm and 6.30pm.
This guided tour lasts about an hour. 9 euros per person for 2 people or more (5 euros for children and additional persons), payable by cheque or cash. (No credit cards).
Tour and brunch available from mid-May to the end of August.


La fermette is located in a rural area, 2 kilometers from the train (line N Paris - Montparnasse) which takes you to many different places in France.
Arrival is at 6.30pm and departure is to be arranged according to your travel schedule.
ATTENTION: there are several watering holes on the estate, but they are not fenced in, so please be careful with children and pets.
Parties are not allowed until late as we have neighbors.


Possibility of breakfast (€18 / person)

Tuesday to Saturday, 8:30am to 10:30am.
We offer a local sweet and savory breakfast (95% of products are organic and produced on the farm). It consists of a tartine of fresh cheese topped with thin slices of raw seasonal vegetables, an egg with cream and curry (it stings a little) + a local hot drink (herbal tea from the garden) + a yogurt with the jam of the moment + a muffin or fruit tartlet (with the jam and fruit of the moment).

Possibility of ordering a picnic (vegetable-cheese-egg-mayo sandwich) for 8 euros.


  • Bar / Restaurant
  • Cultural visits
  • Fishing
  • Horse-riding
  • Trails
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1 review

  • We came with a group of volunteers as part of an itinerant stay around heritage and ecology. We had a great experience at the Fermette de l'Artoire. The place is superb, the project of the association is full of sense and the welcome of Gersende is warm. The volunteers really appreciated the activities carried out there. The exchanges were rich. I recommend it.