Chateau de Varennes
Chateau | 17 bedrooms | sleeps 30
The Chateau de Varennes is being owned by the same family for 400 years. The main buildings were built in the eighteen century in the most classical French style (ceilings in the reception rooms are 4 meters high).
The Chateau offers huge habitable space (2,000 sqm = 22,000 sq ft) and was fully renovated by famous interior designers and landscapists. The electricity, plumbery, heating and Internet access are all new. All the rooms are very well equipped and decorated with high quality materials. A separate reception building can host weddings and large events (up to 250 guests in a single banquet hall, unlimited numbers in the gardens). The property can be hired on an exclusive basis and an in house chef is available for meals prepared with local fresh produce (our gardeners grow our own strawberries, herbs, salads, etc). Pricing for housekeeping and catering upon request. Late deals can also be negotiated
The Chateau is the perfect haven for relaxation, yet it is close to all amenities and restaurants.
It is perfectly located for visiting the many sights of the region – the vineyards of Beaune, Dijon the capital of Burgundy and the Jura mountains to the East with outstanding Michelin rated restaurants and golf courses. Many sports can be practiced on and off-site : clay pigeon shooting (on-site), biking, kayaking, water-skiing, tennis, horse riding, etc
|Size||Sleeps up to 30, 17 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dijon, Dole, Lyon, Geneva 30 km, Nearest railway: Seurre 11 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||17 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms, 8 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (15), Cots (5), Dining seats for 32, Lounge seats for 32|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
As you enter the chateau, you will find a beautiful and original Italian-style, mosaic and marble floored, entrance hall. The paneled dining room dates back to 1900, when oak cut from the estate park was used. There is also the kitchen and the utility rooms that were fully refurbished by a famous interior designer. Kitchens are comprehensively equipped with high quality professional equipment (large induction grill, two ovens, microwave, two fridges including icemaker, dishwasher, large flat screen TV), a large dining table and direct access to the garden and the dining rooms. The entire chateau has wi-fi and there is satellite television carrying channels from around the world in the TV lounge.
Depending on the weather conditions, lunch is generally served near the pool or in the dining rooms. The master dining room can accommodate up to 30 people. There is also a smaller dining room generally used by the children. The main stairway lead to a grand ornate living room with a beautiful painting depicting the four seasons and another living room with marble fireplace, a comfortable sofa, a high end sound system. There is also a TV/play room with XL-large flat screen TV.
The chateau can accommodate up to 30 guests in its 17 bedrooms. There are 12 recently renovated bathrooms (and 1 shower room).
- On the ground floor, an XL family suite (king size bed) with private lounge, another connecting bedroom (single bed) and an en-suite bathroom. this groundfloor suite is laid like a self contained apartment and perfect for wheelchairs or elderly people
- On the first floor there are two double bedrooms (king size bed) with their own ensuite bathroom, another family suite with 3 bedrooms and a bathroom and last but not least a huge bridal suite with XXL bed and XL bathroom.
- On the second floor there are 6 XL suites with bathrooms and one family suite with bathroom and 3 connecting bedrooms
|Further details outdoors|
The chateau is located in 100 acres of private parkland with French style gardens and woods, allowing guests to feel totally secluded. There are many beautiful walks around the local area and this offers great opportunity for bird spotting. Shooting can also be organized on request.
There is a large fruit orchard and a kitchen garden with plenty of vegetables and herbs. The outdoor dining room accomodates 30 guests. There are also plenty high quality sun loungers, XXL sunshades and many other luxury outdoor equipment. The pool measures 16m by 5m and is secured for children by an automatic safety cover (made of rigid PVC). Inside the garden, there is also a pool house with a small kitchen, a changing room, a shower and WC.
Also, a mini soccer or rugby playground, children's swings, an XL secured trampoline (4 meters diameter) and XL luxury Weber barbecue. There are also several brand new bikes with helmets at your disposal. Horse-riding, tennis, waterski and many other sports next door.
Many optional services upon request : full catering service with an in-house professional chef, maid service, concierge service, laundry service, shuttle transfers from/to airport and train stations, chauffeured limo or mini-vans, wine-tours, wine-tasting, cooking lessons, baby-sitting...
The Burgundy region
Today, Burgundy is a country of space, pure air, romance, peace, beauty, tradition, sophistication, style and simple pleasures of life. This is the land where food and wine is an art form.
Go wine tasting, visit the markets and delight in the choice in the supermarkets. Visits to the boulangerie are a ritual in France and the freshly baked baguettes and patisserie impossible to resist.
Pierre de Bresse
Many activities are available nearby depending on your mood.
- Winetasting : Burgundy and Jura are famous for the many vineyards which are all accessible within a 30 minute drive
- Tourism : the main sites are Beaune, Dijon, Dole and Lyon. Further North, Auxerre and Autun are worth a visit. The area features beautiful landscapes and many historic monuments: among them, 50 beautiful historic chateaux are recommended to visit within a 60 km radius.
- Shopping and markets : the nearby food markets are famous for the variety and freshness of their direct from farms products direct.
- Sports: beside onsite activities (water polo, football, biking, clay pigeon shooting, swings, trampolines), plenty of sports can easily be practiced in the neighbourhood (golf, horse riding, tennis, waterskiing, biking…)
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