The Cabin in The Firs
The Cabin in The Firs is an exquisite 230 sq feet cabin of the 19th century (1892) nestled in the firs.
It's a magical place for lovers or alone to take a time for oneself or to meditate, or also to add a guest or a children room to the Chalet by The Meadow
The kitchen is supplied with 2 stove induction cook, simple refrigerator, a press coffee maker needing ground coffee, a Nespresso machine (bring capsules), toaster, water filter, all the crockery, utensils and cutlery.
Organic staple food, virgin oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, cane sugar, as well as cloth and paper towel are provided.
General cleaning and the queen size bed are made, and you just have to bring your own towels (courtesy towels are provided if it was not easy to take yours).
The washroom has a hand-basin and a shower with hot water, toilets with paper.
The cabin has excellent inertia electric heating (among the healthiest).
WiFi connection is on.
A few board games are available.
For grocery shopping you’ll find supermarkets 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.
Forest and lovely walks are right at your doorsteps.
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.
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.