The house from the gardenView of the garden from the terrasse
Artist house in the artist village
Artist house in the artist village

12 guests

5 rooms

7 beds

2 baths

12 guests

5 rooms

7 beds

2 baths

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About this listing

This beautiful 19th century house, located just 5 minutes away by foot from the famous and magical forest of Fontainebleau, will enchant you with its architect designed interior, its garden crawling with fruit trees and its quiet atmosphere.


Extra people: £31 / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee: £175
Security Deposit: £437
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: £218 / night


The space

The 19th century 180m² house on 3 levels, together with its 1 acre garden covered with fruit trees are waiting for you.
On the first level, a fully equipped kitchen is available in the dining room where the chimney is. An indonesian door leads you to the living room where a Grand Piano awaits masters and beginners alike, aside the TV area with its comfy club armchairs.

On the second level, the 'Orient Express' suite is composed of 3 bedrooms, with 2 twin beds and a four-poster bed. The bathroom is the jewel of the house. It was entirely build from the interior of a 1939 Paris-Istambul Orient-Express first class compartment, and is unique in the world. It is equipped with a spa shower for guests' convenience.

The thirst level is the 'Paule Seailles' suite, as a tribute to the artist who built the house.
It is composed of 2 bedrooms with 4 single beds, together with a bright bathroom under the attic equipped with a spa bathtub and all the necessary appliances (washing machine, dryer)

The 1 hectare garden and its apple, pear and apricot trees awaits you for a snack. The little bamboo forest in the back of the garden is the best spot for a peaceful quiet nap in the shade.

Guest access

Guests may reserve the whole house or share it with other guests. Guests have access to the whole house and garden, the dining and living room.

Interaction with guests

Hosts will provide advice and indications on activities in the neighborhood.
Additionally, meals can sometimes be prepared for an additional cost, and activities like Yoga lessons may be available (depending on availability of hosts)

The neighbourhood

The house is 5 minutes walking from the world famous Fontainebleau forest, where splendid walks, bouldering and horse riding activities are waiting for you.
In the old village, museums and old artist houses are waiting to unravel their secrets, and the history of the famous painters who once lived there.

Getting around

A bus service to Fontainebleau and Melun is available daily.

Other things to note

Animals are allowed but must remain in the garden.

2 mains staircases, ATTENTION on the falls are of your responsibility

House Rules

Respect the house as if it was your own, enjoy it as if it was your home.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Adrian User Profile
April 2017
A superb home in a superb location. Will aim to come back!

Galen User Profile
April 2017
Great place to stay. Amazing to walk to apremont and barbizon. Beautiful house and interior, and comes with a piano!

Laura User Profile
October 2016
We loved staying here. The house was just big enough for 12 of us but still felt very cosy. The location is perfect if you are a climber or a hiker, as it is only a 20 minute walk to the forest. And being in the heart of the village of Barbizon is ideal too because you can easily go and get groceries and charcuterie etc without driving to a supermarche. Thibault's father Patric was our charming and interesting host - he told us about the history of the area and the history of the Gite, which is full of art and sculpture. He was on hand whenever we needed anything (and gave us homemade fig jam!). The garden is lovely and includes a badminton court - very useful distraction for when the rain stopped us from climbing. We can't wait to come back.

Paul User Profile
October 2015
I stayed here for 3 nights for a bouldering trip in the forest with a group of friends. We had a very nice welcome on the Friday night, even though we arrived quite late after Eurostar from London and then driving down from Paris. The place itself was great - good size, really cool decor, and a piano! Wifi was really helpful in checking and planning things, and the kitchen had everything we needed for cooking for a group of 7. Beds were a good size and comfortable. Barbizon itself is a very nice little village, with shops to cover all essentials (although be aware that places close quite early on a Sunday evening)

CLAIRE Lyse User Profile
January 2017
Proche du village et DE LA forêt . Intérieur cosy et d'une grande beauté. Ideal POUR un séjour en famille OU entre amis.

Luc User Profile
July 2015
Nous avons passé un très bon week-end entre amis. Une maison accueillante, avec une belle personnalité. Un voyage entre nature, train long courrier et antiquité du monde. C'est agréable de laisser les décors Ikea et de séjourner dans un vrai lieu de vie. Le propriétaire habite la maison mitoyenne, il est resté disponible pour nos quelques demandes durant notre court séjour et nous a fait visité la maison et son jardin : pelouse sous les grands arbres, petits potagers et mini Bambouseraie. La maison se situe à 5 minutes de la rue principale de Barbizon, au calme, bien équipée. Que demander de plus ...

Toulouse, France · Joined in March 2013
Thibault User Profile

My name is Thibault but my friends call me T, or T-bone or tibi :-)
I work as a spatial communication engineer in Toulouse. I like eating, travelling and chilling.
Anything specific you wanna know about me, just contact me ;)

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