Le Petit Chalet
Le Petit Chalet is an exquisite 250 sq feet cabin of the 19th century, Arts and Crafts period, 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 Grand Chalet.
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.
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).
A barbecue is awaiting you for warm days.
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.