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.
There are two restaurants in Saint Léger en Yvelines: a gastronomic restaurant, Le Chêne Pendragon, open every day except on Sundays evening, 0134863011, http://lechenependragon.com,
and an Italian restaurant, La Casa, open every day except on Sundays and Mondays, 0175253331, https://la-casa-restaurant.eatbu.com.
In Condé sur Vesgre (3 km) Le Saint-Germain is a brasserie bar where local artisans come to eat at lunchtime, open 7 days a week for lunch only (close at 1pm on Sundays), 0970354985, http://www.le-saint-germain-78.fr.
La Grange de Bory is set in a stud farm at La Boissière École (5 km), open every day for lunch and dinner except on Tuesdays, 0134850153, http://www.la-grange-de-bory.com.
In Bourdonné (8 km) there is the famous bistro Chez Erwan where it is recommended to book quite in advance, 0134871498. L'Opporthym in Gambais (8 km), open every day except on Tuesdays, is a recommended restaurant, with a pleasant terrace in the summer, 0134871055, http://www.lopporthym.com.
At Ruche in Gambais (8km) the chef from San Francisco prepares creative and eco-responsible dishes with the products of the vegetable garden and orchard in permaculture next to the restaurant, or with local supply respectful of the environment, from Thursday evening to Sunday noon, 0134831966, https://domainelesbruyeres.com/ruche-le-restaurant/
Les Quat' Zarts in Maulette (10 km) is a very friendly and lively bistro, filled with old objects and souvenirs, with a large terrace in the pretty farmhouse courtyard gathering antique dealers, 0130461212. La Poularde in Houdan (12 km) is a charming gourmet restaurant in a quiet and green setting, with a lovely terrace overlooking the park, from Thursday noon to Sunday noon, 0130596050, https://www.alapoularde.com
For a more elegant lunch or dinner in an exceptional setting, consider the restaurant at the Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay, 0134852300, https://www.abbayedecernay.com/menus/
A barbecue is awaiting you in the summer months.
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.