Stunning chateau in a perfect location near Morvan.

Sleeps: 32
Bedrooms: 12
Weekly price guide: £6323-£8469
Pool: Yes
Type: Chateau
Property Ref: CHA2389

General Description

The stunning chateau, built in 1900 as a gift for Cecile Sorel (a famous actress) from her lover, is in a perfect location near Morvan (a protected natural park) and the excellent vineyards of the Cote d’Or, right in the heart of Burgundy. The vast estate sprawls over 10 acres and the view from the house looks over miles of unspoilt valley. The chateau is surrounded by grassland and a forest with a lake, a fishing pond, a private swimming pool and a tennis court for the guests to use. The chateau itself is steeped in History as during the Second World War it was used by the Red Cross as a hospital for French and British soldiers. Many local maps still show a red cross to indicate the estate.

Accommodation Facilities

Bedrooms: On the first floor there are 7 bedrooms with 2 single beds and 1 bedroom with 4 single beds. There is also a small double bedroom. On this floor there are three bathrooms and three WCs.

On the second floor there are 5 bedrooms; 2 bedrooms with 4 single beds, 1 bedroom with 2 single bed with a double bed and 2 bedrooms with 2 single beds. There are also three bathrooms and WCs on this floor. Each guestroom has its own decoration and can accommodate between one to four people. The toilet facilities have been kept in their original rooms in keeping with the original features of the chateau. For families with small children, all rooms have space for child cots and beds.
Kitchen: The château kitchen is next to the orangerie making it convenient to serve food and drinks.
Living Rooms: On the ground floor, there are four large rooms– a library, a television room with home cinema, a sitting room and a lounge, as well as a reception room, a hall and WC.
Other Rooms: On the ground floor the Orangerie, a traditional château annex, is the largest room in the château and is available for workshops, receptions and dinners.
Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc: Included.
Outside: Outside there is a swimming pool (12x6m), a tennis court, an area for basketball, a pond for fishing and 4 hectares of grassland and forest. There is also a BBQ and dining terrace for those wishing to dine outside.
Additional notes (if any): Indoor facilities include a television with all channels, a DVD and VHS player, bed linen and bath towels, all cooking equipment and kitchen appliances, a fire alarm. Should guests require catering, catering is offered at a very reasonable price.

Catering & Services

If you want to forget about preparing dinner you could visit a restaurant or enjoy ‘table d’hôte’. If you let the management know in time you can be provided lunch and/or dinner. There is no menu as such but of course you can let the management know your favourites or special requirements. All catering can be arranged a couple of weeks before arrival. Please enquire at time of booking to arrange these services.

Aperitif: From €6 to €10 p/p.
Meals: €23,50/27,50/38,50/42,50 p/p.
Lunch buffet/Brunch: €12,50/15,00/18,50/20,00 p/p.

Waitress/maid for €17,90 p/hour including taxes.

Terms & Conditions
Security deposit €650. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Energy costs included
Heating costs €75 a day
Pets welcome - 1 or 2 pets allowed.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning 195 euros.
No smoking in the property.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.


Successful and memorable holiday
Posted by Patrick Cooper on 07/12/2011

Firstly, to let you know we had an excellent week at the Chateau; the weather was pretty good and the proprietor, catering and caretaker's teams all really kind and helpful. The catering service was just right and was used most nights by some 18-20 people. Everyone had a good time and full use was made of the tennis court and swimming pool. We would recommend it to others. Thank you to the Chateau personnel for all the help in arranging this successful and memorable holiday.

Local Area / Activities

The nearest airports are Paris (300km) and Geneva (230km) and the nearest town is Morlet (2km). The Château is part of the Commune de Morlet, a tiny country village. The village consists of just two farmhouses and the château. The village of Morlet, a small community of 80, is only a little bigger and is just 2 kilometres away. The château is an excellent starting point for exploring the local area and taking part in a wide variety of activities. It is located south-east of the Morvan between Autun and Beaune. Beaune, Autun, Nolay, Chalon, Dijon, and Chateau Chinon are nearby and provide many kinds of touristic and cultural opportunities: museums, festivals and exhibitions. The area also includes numerous châteaux and other historical sites, including world famous vineyards and wine cellars where you can taste and buy excellent Burgundy wines by the bottle or ‘en vrac’. The château has all the information needed to plan your trips. Restaurants, a small supermarket, a bakery and a butcher are only 8 km away in the small town of Epinac. There are also excellent walks available around the chateau, with many trips starting at the chateau. They range from 4km upwards depending on how strenuous you want the walk to be, but all of them will provide stunning views and sights. The Morvan is the perfect place for walking and would be ideal for you to bring a picnic, or get the chateau to prepare a picnic for you! The nearest golf course is in Autun, an excellent 9 hole course which is 20 km from the château and 18 hole courses can be found in Beaune at 32 km, Chalon at 30 km and Dijon. Angling is also very popular in this area and the chateau can obtain a permit for you should you wish to do this. There is plenty for children and families to do in and around Burgundy including visiting a zoo, an adventure park, going go-karting or making pottery. There are also excellent restaurants suitable for families. Children also enjoy spending time at the chateau and making the most of the swimming pool, the tennis courts, the play ground and the many ball games that they can play on the lawns. Local Amenities Nearest Airport Lyon (Over 100 km) Nearest Village Epinac (7 km) Nearest Town/City Autun (15 km) Nearest Restaurant Morlet (Under 1 km) Nearest Bar/Pub Epinac (7 km) Nearest Golf Autun (15 km)

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £6323
High Season: £8469

Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court on site
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Pets considered
  • Near lake
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby


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