The kitchen is fully equipped with 4 stoves induction cooker, large traditional oven, refrigerator with a freezer compartment, dishwasher, washer and dryer, a coffee machine with filters needing ground coffee, a Nespresso machine (bring capsules), toaster, water filter, all the cookware, crockery, utensils and cutlery.
Organic staple food, virgin olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, cane sugar, as well as cloth and paper towel are provided.
Breakfast is not served and is up to you as the other meals.
General cleaning and beds are made and you just have to bring your own towels. Courtesy towels are provided if it was not easy to take yours.
The bathroom has a washbasin and a bathtub with hot water, toilets with paper.
Every room has inertia electric heating (among the healthiest) and there is a large fire place in the main room, with wood in the shed to make good fires.
WiFi connection is on.
A few board games are available.
For grocery shopping you’ll find super-markets on the way from Paris, or in Montfort l’Amaury and in Rambouillet, and a mini-market in Saint Léger en Yvelines within 5 minutes by car, open until 9 pm even on Sundays.
A market with fresh and local products is open every Saturday morning in Rambouillet.
Three good restaurants are in nearby Saint Léger en Yvelines: a friendly wine bistro, Le Comptoir (0134863304), an Italian, La Casa (0175253331), and a gastronomic restaurant, Le Chêne Pendragon (0134863011).
In Bourdonné there is also the famous bistro Chez Erwan where it is recommended to reserve (0134871498).
For a fancier luncheon or dinner in a beautiful setting you can treat yourself at the restaurant of the Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay (have a look at their menus and rates on their website https://www.abbayedecernay.com/menus/
, 01 34 85 23 00).
If you wish to have some meals delivered give a call to le Saint-Germain in Condé on 0134870403 (book the day before for simple meals, or 2/3 days before for more prepared plates).
Outdoor games, ping pong, croquet, badminton, kubb game, and barbecues for warm days are awaiting you.
Forest and lovely walks are right at your doorsteps.
Six solid bikes are available to go across the beautiful cycle paths of the state forest at the gates of Le Cerf Volant.
You can book a horse ride around the beautiful Étangs de Hollande which are amazing lakes at 15 min drive from Le Cerf Volant, for 1 hour 30 or 2 hours, for any riding level, even beginners.
You can call Heike to organize it on +33(0)630810364.
Tell her you come on behalf of Le Cerf Volant to get the price of 30 euros per hour per person, or 25 euros for more than 3 people.
Those who have their own horses can bring them up to stay at Le Cerf Volant and ride as they wish enjoying the exceptional surroundings, across the forest and the clear ways.
There are wonderful tracks all around the estate over varying distances.
Paddocks are provided in the facing field for horses to graze.
Djamal takes care of them and supplies them with hay and cereals.
From September to October you are at fore front to ear the impressive Squall of the Deer, the period of love when the stags gather the does with their guttural roars.