Chateau | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 17

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Car advised

The chateau is a grade I listed, 18th century family home located in the heart of Burgundy, close to the Morvan hills and 50km from Beaune, the wine capital of the region.

An outstanding venue for memorable family celebrations and idyllic getaways with friends, the chateau was recently recommended by best-selling wine expert Hugh Johnson as an ideal base for wine-tasting tours of the Burgundy region. For up to 8 people staying a housekeeper will be included for two hours a day; for more than 8 people a charge of €100/day will be added to the fee to cover additional staff to ensure the smooth running of the chateau, allowing you to relax into the holiday of a lifetime at this glorious location.

Situated on its own private island and surrounded by a broad moat, the chateau is approached through an avenue of lime trees, with private woods and a large kitchen garden alongside it. Inside the chateau you will find 9 large, bedrooms and 5 bathrooms (several en-suite), a magnificent entrance hall, two dining rooms, a large salon, library & TV room and a ping-pong room.

Size Sleeps up to 17, 8 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Rooms 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites
Furniture Single beds (7), Double beds (5)
Further details indoors

The chateau has retained its 18th century period décor, with beautiful fireplaces, panelling and staircases throughout, while the exterior is largely unchanged since 1760.

On the ground floor is a large and magnificent entrance hall with a grand piano and a sweeping stone staircase. Beyond is a wood-panelled and mirrored salon with open fireplace, leading on to the recently repaved rear terrace - ideal for a pre-dinner drink overlooking the most amazing view of the valley. Also on the ground floor are a library with TV and DVD player, a ping-pong room and one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

Breakfast is laid out each day by the housekeeper in the east-facing morning room. Lunch and dinner can be served in the formal dining room, on the rear terrace or on the north terrace. On request, a cook can be hired to prepare meals, at the tenants' expense.

On the first floor are one single, four double and three twin bedrooms. Three of these have en suite bathrooms whilst two have adjacent bathrooms. Every single room has the most beautiful view, looking out onto the grounds of the chateau and beyond, with high ceilings ensuring that all the bedrooms are cool and welcoming after the heat of a typical Burgundy summer's day.

Further details outdoors

Guests have exclusive use of nearly 5 hectares of private grounds, including a 30 year-old avenue of lime trees, a large croquet lawn on the island, woods for children to explore and play in and a superb kitchen garden with home grown produce. There is a rowing boat for those who wish to while away an hour on the moat and in the centre of the kitchen garden is the “bassin” - a stone-lined, shallow pool that is ideal for children to splash around in and for adults who want to cool off in the summer heat. The bassin is 11m diameter, about a meter deep. Ample car parking space is available on the island and in the grounds.

*Please note that children must be supervised around the bassin and the moats at all times, although there is an efficient balustrade to prevent access to the moat from the island.

The Burgundy region

Burgundy is bursting with activities, including horse riding, tree climbing, golf and even balloon riding - one of the best ways of seeing this wonderful unspoilt countryside is from the air.

A taster of events on offer in the region include regular brocantes (car boot sales) in surrounding towns and villages, the Fete de la Musique (21 July) Cajun Nights (start August) in Saulieu, and Musical Encounters at Vezelay (end August).

Activities available nearby include swimming, golf, horseback riding, ballooning, fishing, flying and day trips to other nearby chateaux.

Saulieu

Guests have exclusive use of nearly 5 hectares of private grounds, including a 30 year-old avenue of lime trees, a large croquet lawn on the island, woods for children to explore and play in and a superb kitchen garden with home grown produce. There is a rowing boat for those who wish to while away an hour on the moat and in the centre of the kitchen garden is the “bassin” - a stone-lined, shallow pool that is ideal for children to splash around in and for adults who want to cool off in the summer heat. The bassin is 11m diameter, about a meter deep. Ample car parking space is available on the island and in the grounds.

*Please note that children must be supervised around the bassin and the moats at all times, although there is an efficient balustrade to prevent access to the moat from the island.