“A stunningly sleek and airy loft in a converted 18th century printing house, near the Pompidou in the vibrant Montorgueil area (sleeps 2-8)”
The master bedroom has a private balcony overlooking the courtyard, complete with tables and chairs so you can enjoy your morning coffee and croissant en dehors. The comfy queensize bed is piled with pillows, and the big wardrobe contains an impregnable-looking safe, bathrobes, and bales and bales of fluffy white towels. The ensuite bathroom is delightful and spacious, and we particularly loved the immense sunken tiled bath (but steered clear of the supplied weighing scales).
The second bedroom, on the ground floor, is more modest in size but still meticulously furnished, with queensize bed, large closet, yet more towels and bathrobes, and a quirky floor – a pinky-red resin, which sounds strange but works. The second bathroom (not ensuite) has an invitingly large walk-in shower. Twin water tanks ensure you will never run out of hot water.
The third bedroom/study has a queensize futon-style bed with a proper sprung mattress, and a clothes rail and cupboards for storage. If used as an office, there is a desk with scanner, printer, WiFi, etc.
If 3 bedrooms really aren't enough, there is a double sofabed in the gym - a little unorthodox yes, but this room does contain a shower room, a sauna, and a home cinema and hi-fi system, so it's a fairly comfortable option.
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Your only dilemma every day will be whether to eat in or out. On the one hand, the sparkling kitchen cries out for use, with Labrador black granite surfaces, well stocked cupboards, every conceivable gadget and utensil, a polished 6-seater dining table with white leather chairs, and the largest fridge-freezer this side of Texas. A top French chef can be arranged to prepare meals in the property for special occasions.
On the other hand, you are in the centre of the culinary capital, with a wealth of restaurants and cafés to explore. Turn out of rue Greneta into rue Montorgueil and brasseries burst onto the street, their terraces open in all weathers. Wander to the south end (by the church) to investigate the food market, and pig out on patisseries at the famous Maison Stohrer (so good that even the Queen has paid them a visit).
If you’re looking for a true taste of France (we're talking foie gras and lobster), try Aux Crus de Bourgogne on rue Bachaumont; for a more relaxed meal we recommend Comptoir de la Gastronomie on rue Montmartre, where you can sample the goods in the restaurant before buying stocks to take home from the épicerie. And if you fancy a change of cuisine, Little Italy on Montorgueil is a favourite with the locals, while La Bocca on rue Montmartre has a more romantic atmosphere.
Children of all ages are welcome at this well-located apartment in a private tranquil courtyard. The apartment sleeps 8 but another single air mattress can be provided to to accommodate an additional child. This set up works well for a larger family, an extended family or even two families holidaying together. It is a fun flat for older children, with plenty to keep them amused, including a home cinema for rainy days.
Babies (0-1 years), Children (4-12 years)
All bedrooms have queen size beds. The gym can also be converted to a fourth bedroom, and has its own shower (and sauna) and home cinema so is an ideal, self-contained space for a nanny or grandparents or den for older kids
Available by arrangement
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
The Quartier Montorgueil is very centrally located and has lots of restaurants, bistros and cafes. It is also renowned for its fresh produce and food markets. The Gym Room has its own purified water fountain
Parents of toddlers need to be aware that the Loft does have gaps in the railings on the first floor