- Swimming Pool
- Baby equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Other rental properties on site
Within the extensive grounds of the extravagantly stylish Chateau de Villette sits La Grenouillère, a charming 18th century cottage which has been recently renovated and redecorated to provide a beautiful rustic hideaway in an area of heavenly tranquillity.
Private and peaceful, with breath-taking views over the lake and surrounding countryside, La Grenouillère is the ideal retreat from which to explore the stunning and unspoilt Burgundy landscape. The estate in which the cottage is situated lies in the magnificent nature park of the Morvan Hills, and the extensive grounds are full of gardens, woods and fields waiting to be explored. Dip in and out of the swimming pool, go walking in the countryside, take a picnic into the park or sample some wines at a local vineyard – this is a place for ultimate escapism.
The magnificent Burgundy countryside offers lots of opportunities for outdoor activities. There are several famous vineyards within easy driving distance where you can taste and purchase wines, the landscape is ideal for walking or cycling, and we can organise driven bird shooting and boar hunting. You could also play golf and horse ride, rummage for mushrooms and escargots, study the diverse wildlife or enjoy the scenery from the air. There are chateaux and Roman churches to visit, there are regular food markets in the picturesque neighbouring villages, you can shop for antiques in tiny shops, or you can savour the cuisine at some of the best restaurants in France.
By car, the Chateau is 3.5 hours from Paris, 2 hours from Lyon and 1 hour from Dijon. You need to take the N81 and between Autun and Luzy, 18km from Autun, you will turn right into the D192 to Poil. Drive through the tiny village of Poil and 2km after you have left the village you turn left for Villette. By TGV we are 1hr 15 minutes from Paris, and Paris, Dijon and Lyon are all served by regular international flights.
Dijon 1 hour or Lyon 2 hours
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The cottage has three lovely bedrooms, a bathroom with a large bathtub and shower, a spacious living room with an open kitchen, and an open fireplace for chilly evenings. A washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher are all available.
The cottage has a private garden with a south-facing terrace and wonderful views of the rural Burgundy panorama. Guests at La Grenouillère also have access to the swimming pool at the Chateau. The 500 hectare estate which surrounds the cottage contains ancient parkland, beautiful woods, crystal clear streams and hedged fields, with wildlife flourishing everywhere.
Chateau de Villette itself is available on either a self-catering or B&B basis. The seven sumptuous bedrooms offer fine bed-linen, private bathrooms, period furniture, elaborate drapery, luxury beds, light and panoramic views, and the private dining room is ideal for haute cuisine dinners accompanied by wine from the private cellar. From June 1 until September 30, a minimum stay of 2 nights is required. There is also a second self-catering cottage available on the estate. The 17th century Escargot sleeps 2 and has a large living area with an open fire place, an open plan kitchen with dining area, a king-size four poster bed and a bathroom with a deep antique bath tub and shower. It also has its own small garden. Please see the website for prices and further details about the Chateau or Escargot cottage.
Conditions of Rental
The price includes linen, final cleaning services and any staff as agreed. Access to the pool is included. Rates exclude breakfast and local taxes. Heating is extra and payable locally. To secure a reservation we require a non-refundable deposit of 50% and the remainder is due 9 weeks prior to arrival. A security deposit is required. In case of cancellation within 4 weeks prior to arrival, or during your stay, the entire stay is due and non-refundable. Arrivals are between 4pm and 7pm, and departure is before 10am. Pets and smoking are not allowed.