La Maison & L'Atelier | Bed & Breakfast in Oise | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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La Maison & L'Atelier - Bed & Breakfast in Oise

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26 rue des Croix, 63530 Crouy-en-Thelle, Oise
Picardy, France

Clare Howarth

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+33 (0)6 80 04 38 04(mobile)

A good spot near posh Chantilly, where a creative couple pamper you, cats snooze by the fire and a yurt beckons in the fecund garden

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In the lush countryside outside of Chantilly – famed for its château, horse racing, lace and cream – lies a typical village house in unusual style. Clare’s creative energy swirls around in the bold cubes and stripes, trompe l’oeil tiles, designer chairs and leafy plants. Carlos crafted the solid wood kitchen table at which you breakfast on home baked goodies, fresh fruits and juices from the village bakery or dine on a light charcuterie platter and a glass of good wine. Cats snooze by the fireplace in a light-filled sitting room bright with paintings by artist friends. And you will snooze well in one of two exquisite bedrooms overlooking a beautiful garden.

English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from Clare Howarth:

Local points of interest from
Clare Howarth:

  • Head to Chantilly and it's wonderful James Bond chateau and art collection second only to the Louvre, gardens by Le Nôtre and majestic 18th century stables, it is whispered that the 7th Duke of Condé believed he would be re-incarnated as a horse...
  • Drop by Senlis and wander the ancient streets, alleys and gardens within the medieval walls, step inside one of the most beautiful gothic cathedrals in France, test the great speciality food stalls and picnic by the ramparts!
  • We are just 40kms from the airports of both Charles de Gaulle and Beauvais and can provide an early bird breakfast for those "red eye" flights so stay and enjoy the region on arriving or leaving France
  • The great quality of the ground has made for a world class racecourse by the chateau and at least five golf courses, so charge those batteries with our healthy home made breakfast before heading onto the fairways
  • We're just ten minutes from the Abbey of Royaumont with it's splendid cistertian halls and wonderful gardens,with it's foundation for ancient and contemporary music and arts, there is always something to surprise you,a well kept secret ;)
  • We're only 25 minutes from Paris on the train, so go as the locals do and wander the city knowing you will arrive back to peace and nature at the end of a great day in the lively hubub of "the city of light"
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"Lovely modern room with good shower in historic building, close to Chantilly and the airport, fabulous hostess, quiet surroundings with relaxing garden. highly recommended"

Grant - Auckland, New Zealand

September 2017
"Our family (including two boys 10 & 12) had the most lovely stay for 3 nights. Absolutely delicious home-made and healthy breakfasts and dinners in the beautiful garden with her family, and excellent advice on where/what to visit (for children and adults) was spot on. The house and rooms are stunning with a great deal of thought put into them and we would definitely return and recommend it. Clare was a fantastic host. "

Emma - Lewes, United Kingdom

August 2016
"As B & B owners ourselves we were very pleased with our choice of this Special Place to Stay. It ticks all the boxes: welcoming, comfortable, restful with the added bonus of Clare and her excellent food. We'll go again (if the EU will let us!)"

John - Hereford, United Kingdom

June 2016
"Clare Howarth's lovely home is conveniently located near Chantilly which a short drive from Charles De Gaul Airport. Clare has recently opened her B & B and her generous welcome and well appointed rooms would suggest that she will have much success in her new endeavor. We called only two days before our stay and she was happy to have us on such short notice. We arrived late in the day having not eaten lunch. She immediately set a table with cheese, bread, and fruit for us. As we ate she invited us to have dinner with her family. She is a generous, interesting, and kind host, none better."

Bonnie - Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

November 2015

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  • 2 Doubles
Price:(i) 100 to130 per night

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Dinner with wine, €25. Restaurants 15-minute drive.




26 rue des Croix, 63530 Crouy-en-Thelle, Oise

B&B 2 Double rooms
Price: (i) 100 to 130 per night

Clare Howarth

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+33 (0)6 80 04 38 04(mobile)