Thanks to Suren and Jonathan for their hospitality and kindness.
It was a magical week-end in their little paradise. Everything is homemade and gorgeous. We will come back with great pleasure.
I booked a maisonette at Evergreen for my wife and I last weekend - at short notice.
BEST DECISION EVER. This place is a haven - of peace and tranquility, calm and nature. The owners Suren and Jonathan are warm, welcoming and super-helpful (knowledgeable) regarding the local area (and Paris if you're interested!).
The property itself is beautiful - restored sensitively from the original buildings, and with perfectly adequate facilities in each maisonette. The lodgings are over two floors and each of the two properties has enough privacy thanks to the pretty little courtyard and interior garden.
The 'garden' outside the buildings is huge - populated with mature trees - and a gorgeous (if freezing cold!) stream around the outside. On one side is a fabulous bio/organic fruit and vegetable garden where the hosts grow a wide variety of foods completely naturally.....and this is where it gets even better......
Breakfast is included in the rate - and it is simply stunning: incorporating seasonally-available foods from the garden as well as freshly-baked bread and patisseries. At the time we visited, this included freshly-pressed apple juice, squash veloutee and goat's cheese with some of the best tomatoes I have ever eaten!
But it doesn't stop there.....The hosts also offer the option to have lunch or dinner there - we opted to eat dinner twice, and it was frankly, breathtaking. Suren takes a huge pride (and obvious love) in creating and preparing food from their garden - and he is distinctly talented. The per-person fee for dinner was €50 and it is a bargain! The experience is worth twice that.
As a side-note, I also highly recommend accompanying dinner with the Brut Champagne they have - they buy it from friends and it is fantastic!
I (we) can't recommend Evergreen highly enough - we would LOVE to return and I would urge anyone reading this to treat themselves to spend some time here. A wonderful few days that we feel fortunate to have experienced.
simply wonderful. Suren and Jonathan couldn't have been more welcoming and hospitable. The cottage was a cozy haven of tranquillity set in a beautifully maintained garden and breakfast was a delight for eye and taste buds alike. Sadly, we couldn't take advantage of Suren's culinary talents for lunch or dinner but we will organise a return just to do so! We are still smiling.
What can I say about this stay except it was one of the most pleasant experiences I have had! It's a place I would definitely be recommending to my friends and would definitely like to return.
The rental itself is a cute little cottage on a larger property that has a house and another soon to be rental cottage. You have a gorgeous little living room with a wood burning fire. When you go up the wooden stairs you enter into the bedroom which is just the right size. The entire cottage really feels homely and the decoration and artwork are really soothing and beautiful. The bed and sheets were really clean and comfortable! I found it difficult to get out of bed in the morning because it was so nice.
The WIFI is easy to connect to and very fast and you can also book dinner reservations for the evening that the owner will cook for you (I would highly recommend having dinner there if the Breakfast is anything to go by!)
The grounds around the cottage are vast and gorgeous! If my partner and I were to stay there longer and it wasn't raining we would have looked around more. There are apples growing everywhere and you can eat them as you like with lots of areas to sit and relax. There is also an allotment and an island to just emphasize how big the property around it is.
Only 15 minutes away from Paris and not far from Normandy either so you've got great links and the best part about it is that you can go into the city and get all of the excitement but you could come back to this serene and lovely cottage!
Everything about the property was lovely, but the real gem of this place are the owners. Suren and Jonathan are fantastic owners and very welcoming! They live in the house on the property and welcomed us with freshly picked apples and fresh juice and coffee.They make you feel very welcome, are very easy to talk to and are great hosts! I can't say enough how delicious the breakfast was! Suren is an excellent chef and you could really taste the freshness of the ingredients (i think around 40% of ingredients are grown in the allotment) and there was so much choice, freshly baked breads and cakes, cereals and eggs, anything you wanted Suren and Jonathan were keen to provide.
All in all, my partner and I absolutely loved our stay and it really made our holiday! Thank you Suren and Jonathan and we hope to be back soon!
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