- Sports & activity
- Swimming Pool
- Cot / Highchair
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Log Fire
- Maid Service
- Country Sports
- Golf within 30km
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Cook available
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Other rental properties on site
- Short breaks available
Chateau de Villette is an extravagantly stylish private home, formerly the playground of the French aristocracy. Recently redecorated and renovated, it now offers luxurious living and haute cuisine in an area of unspoilt natural beauty and heavenly tranquillity.
The Chateau lies in the stunning nature park of the Morvan Hills and the parkland and setting of the estate is said to be the work of André le Notre, who was famous for his designs of Versailles and Chantilly. The sumptuous rooms offer fine bed-linen, private bathrooms, period furniture, elaborate drapery, luxury beds, light and panoramic views, and the extensive grounds are full of terraces, gardens, woods and fields waiting to be explored. Dip in and out of the swimming pool, go walking in the countryside, take a cheese and wine picnic into the park or enjoy mouth-watering
The magnificent Burgundy countryside offers lots of opportunities for outdoor activities so it is a wonderful setting in which to stay in a chateau. 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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Suite Chambolle Musigny is a family suite with bath tub, shower, wash basin and toilet. Chambolle is a double bedroom shaded in old fashioned pink, with a king-size bed and an open fireplace, and Musigny, the largest bedroom in the Chateau, is shaded in country colours and has a four-poster king-size bed, an additional single bed, and a sitting area with open fireplace. Both have stunning views over the park. Suite Chassagne Montrachet comprises Montachet, a room with a king-size bed, an additional single bed and a wash basin in the room, and Chassagne, which has two single beds and superb south-facing views. Suite Volnay Santenots is a family suite with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Volnay has a queen-size bed, a free-standing cast-iron bath and a Victorian exposed shower, and Santenots has two single beds and an en-suite bathroom. Meursault, decorated in pale yellow colours, is a further double bedroom with a queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with shower.
The Chateau sits on a 500 hectare estate which contains centuries of old parkland, formal terraces, beautiful woods, panoramic views, crystal clear streams, ponds and hedged fields with wildlife flourishing everywhere. There are terraces for sunbathing and dining and a swimming pool in which to cool off.
Chateau de Villette is also available on a B&B basis, and the price includes breakfast as well as access to the chateau and the pool. From June 1 until September 30, a minimum stay of 2 nights is required. There are also two self-catering cottages available to rent on the estate. Next to the Château is the 17th century Escargot cottage, which has recently been renovated and sleeps 2 people. It 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. The second cottage, La Grenouillère, sleeps 6 and has three bedrooms, a bathroom with large bathtub and shower, a large living room with open kitchen, an open fireplace and a private garden with a south-facing terrace. Both cottages have access to the swimming pool. Please see the website for prices and further information about B&B and the cottages.
Conditions of Rental
The price for your castle holiday 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. See the website for special offers.