Château des Tourelles, Burgundy

Sleeps 14

€13,750 - €16,500 per week

This magnificent and authentic 18th century moated Louis XV château with 14th century medieval towers (Grade I Listed) is available for rentals for a limited number of weeks, from May to October.

Built in its present form between 1760 – 1762, the château is surrounded by broad moats forming a lake and by extensive and well-maintained gardens.  It is set on the edge of a quiet village in hilly countryside, amidst Burgundy’s famous vineyards and some 40 miles west of Dijon.

The house is ideal for house parties, family holidays, celebrations, weddings and as a base for discovering this beautiful and unspoiled region, renowned for its gastronomy, wines and history.  With 9 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, and several dining and reception rooms, there is plenty of room for 14 people, with scope for a few more – please enquire.

The château has a spacious entrance hall lit by eight tall windows, with a magnificent stone staircase and a grand piano. A fine panelled salon with a fireplace and French windows opens out to a terrace, ideal for lunch in the shade of the château, evening cocktails or dinner whilst watching a fabulous sunset.

There is a large formal dining room which can seat up to sixteen; a breakfast room which can additionally be used as a small, cosy dining room; well-equipped and spacious kitchen quarters and a library.

One double bedroom and ensuite bathroom is on the ground floor with a further eight bedrooms upstairs  – each wonderfully unique.  There are four doubles with en suite bathrooms, another double and a single with adjacent bathrooms, a twin and a dormitory.  Some bedrooms adjoin, making them suitable for children to be close to their parents. There is a fifth, independent, family bathroom. Every room is agreeably spacious, with high ceilings and beautiful views looking out onto the grounds of the château. An upstairs library with a television and a DVD player provides a cosy place to read a book, watch a film or check emails.

The landscaped grounds are particularly lovely in the summer months. A double avenue of lime trees leads down to the château, alongside which there is an orchard and a traditional walled kitchen garden, filled with an abundance of colourful summer flowers and delicious, fresh, organic fruit and vegetables. An 18th century “Bassin” (a historic, stone, circular pond, 11m in diameter and a meter deep) can be found in the centre of this walled garden, perfect for a refreshing swim in warm weather.

A pleached lime walk overlooks the garden and the moat, where a boat awaits anyone wishing to while an hour away on the water. A path runs under the fine old trees, which have stood around the moat for the past 250 years, leading past a small wood and the village church, back to the ‘Cour des Communs’ and the main avenue.

In the South Tower, there is a ping-pong room, ideal for children and adults alike to retreat to for some fun and games, whilst a moment of serenity awaits in the chapel in the East Tower. The central lawn is perfect for a spot of sunbathing, yoga or, of course, for a game of croquet.

Price Guide 2021:

May, September & October €13,750 per week
June €15,000 per week
July & August €16,500 per week
June to August & October 7 nights min. rental.  Saturday to Saturday
May & September 4 nights min. rental

Note Late Summer discount:
€7,500 for up to 6 people
€9,000 for up to 8 people
10% discount on above pricing for up to 14 people (full capacity)

Sleeps:   14 comfortably 
No extra charge for infants and toddlers

Ground Floor:

  • Entrance Hall with grand piano
  • Panelled Salon opening to terrace
  • Formal Dining Room (seating up to 16)
  • Breakfast Room/Small Dining Room
  • Well equipped Kitchen quarters
  • Library
  • Double Bedroom with ensuite Bathroom

Upstairs:

4 Double Bedrooms with ensuite Bathrooms
Double Bedroom
Single Bedroom
Adjacent Bathroom
Twin Bedroom
Dormitory Bedroom with 5 single beds, child’s bed and a cot
Family Bathroom 5
Upstairs Library with TV and DVD

  • 2 Chateau hosts – welcome drink on arrival
  • Housekeeper – 2 hours light cleaning per day
  • Full continental breakfast
  • Concierge service
  • Fruit and vegetable deliveries from organic kitchen garden
  • Mid-week linen change
  • Mid-week basic laundry
  • One lunch or dinner per day can be prepared by the hosts on request and at extra charge
  • Chef on request and at extra charge
  • Wine deliveries can be arranged in advance of arrival on request and at extra charge
  • 18th Century Bathing Pool 11m. dia. x 1m. depth
  • WiFi throughout Château
  • Grand Piano
  • Ping Pong tower
  • TV, DVD, CD player, 2 x Sonos speakers
  • CD and DVD library
  • Board games and cards
  • Moat and rowing boat
  • Swing and Croquet

Activities in Burgundy:

  • Wine  tastings and tours
  • Barge trips along the Canal de Bourgogne
  • Canalside bike rides back
  • Visits to striking churches and abbeys, such as Fontenay where Cyrano de Bergerac was filmed), Vézeley, Citeaux, and Cluny
  • Visits to local museums such as ‘Les Arts de la Table’ at Arnay-le-Duc and the Musée Pompon in Saulieu
  • Cooking lessons and demonstrations by local chefs
  • Concerts in various châteaux or open air during the renowned Beaune and Auxois music festivals (July and August)
  • Swimming in the stunning Morvan lakes
  • Picnics along the canal or by the lakes
  • Horse riding through the unspoilt countryside
  • Balloon rides over the Auxois surrounding countryside
  • Golf for all levels at the Château de Chailly, just over the hill from the house; beginner’s 8-hole golf in the village next door
  • Advanced tree climbing and zip-wire activies
  • Bike rides over the rolling hills, along the canals and through surrounding woods
  • Tennis in the next door village
  • Canoeing and other water-based activities

Explore the Enchanting Region of Burgundy

Beautiful, unspoilt villages and towns abound in the Auxois and the Morvan, the two regions of Burgundy which surround the Chateau.  Close by are the beautiful Historic Towns of:

  • Saulieu, an unspoilt, provincial town with a lively Saturday morning market.
  • Beaune, the sophisticated capital of wines, located at the heart of the famous Burgundian vineyards.
  • Dijon, the legendary capital of Burgundy, the former seat of the Ducs de Bourgogne, and home of mustard and Kir.
  • Vézelay, a UNESCO world heritage hilltop town with a twelfth century basilica, where Saint Bernard preached the Second Crusade, and from where pilgrims start their walk to Santiago de Compostela, then, as now.
  • Flavigny, the hilly town where Chocolat with Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche was filmed; also famous for its aniseed sweets and its abbey.
  • Semur-en-Auxois, Avallon and Autun.

Discover elegant Châteaux and Stunning Nature

Burgundy has always been known for its elegant châteaux and gardens.   Those most worth visiting locally are Bussy Rabutin, Commarin, Ancy-le-France, Lankily, Sully-en-Bourgogne, Époisses, Barbirey-sur-Ouche, La Rochepot and Chateauneuf-en Auxois.

Certain abbeys and religious sites are not to be missed, in particular Fontenay  (where Cyrano de Bergerac was filmed), Vézeley, Citeaux, and Cluny, which is further to the South of Burgundy.

 

  • Paris Charles de Gaulle – 3 hours (one hour via TGV)
  • Lyon 2 hours
  • Paris Orly – 2 hours
  • Dijon – 1 hour (private jets)
  • Dijon village train station – 50 mins (easy car hire here)
  • Montbard train station – 35 mins

Please note that the map is only a general indicator of location

What Sarah thinks:

“To have a chateau which is a manageable size for a large family or small group is unusual.  Here you have the chance to enjoy chateau life in comfortable surroundings and without needing google maps to find your way around!”

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