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Holiday villa with private pool, Villa Le Doubs.

Holiday rental in Saunières, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne Franche-Comté

6 bedrooms | 6 bathrooms | sleeps 12

Introduction

Superb country house dating back to the 19th century, fully renovated with many original features. The property sits in 4,000 m² of private grounds alongside the River Doubs, 25 minutes from Chalon-sur-Saône.

Extensive lawns and parkland with welcoming front courtyard - ideal for boules. Rear garden features large, shaded dining terrace and private, heated pool of 10m x 6m with sun terrace and loungers.

Two-storey summer house with games room, sauna, steam-room and gym.

Main living accommodation over three floors (540 m²). Ground floor living and dining room and fully-equipped kitchen.

Living room with flat-screen TV, Blu-Ray DVD and Wi-Fi.

Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

1st floor with three further bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms.

2nd floor with two twin bedrooms, both with ensuite bathrooms.


Accommodation details

Entrance hall.

Living room with fireplace, flat-screen TV with Blu-Ray DVD and PlayStation 3.

Dining room with table and chairs.

Kitchen with oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, small fridge.

Door to terrace and dining area.

Separate WC.

Bedroom 1, double with ensuite bathroom.

Stairs to 1st floor;

Bedroom 2, double with ensuite bathroom.

Bedroom 3, double with ensuite bathroom.

Bedroom 4, two singles with ensuite bathroom.

Baby room with cot.

Stairs to 2nd floor.

Bedroom 5, two singles with ensuite bathroom.

Bedroom 6, two singles with ensuite bathroom.

EXTERIOR;

Leisure and fitness centre house in garden property;

- exercise bikes, rowing machine and weights.

- table football.

- sauna and steam room.

- bathroom with WC and shower.

- utility room with washing machine and dryer.

4,000 m² of private grounds with lawns and grassland and river frontage.

Large front entrance courtyard.

Shaded dining terrace with table and chairs. BBQ.

Private, heated pool 10m x 5m (depth 1m - 1.90m) with sun terrace and loungers.

Table tennis and giant trampoline.

Football nets.

Plenty of private parking.


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Rental Rates

DatesChangeover dayChg. overMinimum stayMin. stayDailyWeekly
19 Apr 31 May Friday Weekly - € 3,200
31 May 28 Jun Friday Weekly - € 3,600
28 Jun 30 Aug Friday Weekly - € 4,700
30 Aug 13 Sep Friday Weekly - € 3,600
13 Sep 20 Dec Friday Weekly - € 3,200
20 Dec 03 Jan Friday Weekly - € 3,600
2020
17 Apr 29 May Friday Weekly - € 3,200
29 May 26 Jun Friday Weekly - € 3,600
26 Jun 28 Aug Friday Weekly - € 4,700
28 Aug 11 Sep Friday Weekly - € 3,600
11 Sep 18 Dec Friday Weekly - € 3,200
18 Dec 01 Jan Friday Weekly - € 3,600
  • Prices are for the rental of the entire property, payable in Euros.
  • 25% deposit due at the time of booking. 75% balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
  • Bookings run from 3:00pm on your day of arrival day to 9:30am on your day of departure.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (not beach / pool towels).

Location

The property is situated in open countryside 25 minutes from Chalon-sur-Saône in Southern Burgundy. All amenities including supermarkets, restaurants and café bars in Chalon and nearby surrounding villages.

Nearby markets in Louhans (35 minutes), Chalons and Beaune.

Museum of Photography - Chalon-sur-Saône (25 km).

It is at Chalon-sur-Saône that Nicéphore Niepce, inventor of photography, was born. Chalon has dedicated a museum to him and the art he invented. In a beautiful house along the banks of the Saône, a comprehensive collection of cameras is displayed. Throughout the visit, discover the different photographic techniques used to reproduce reality on paper. There are some wonderful temporary photographic exhibitions held here.

Hospices de Beaune - Beaune (37 km).

Famous for their auction of wines each year in November, the Hospices de Beaune is, with its marvellous varnished coloured tile roof, one of the most famous sites to visit in Burgundy. Apart from its own history which is fascinating, the Hospices de Beaune also houses some very fine paintings with amongst others 'The last Jugement' by Roger van der Weyden, the leader of religious painting in the 15th century.

Château de Couches - Couches (32 km).

Clinging to its rock, the Château de Couches soars up amidst the green and rolling landscape of the vineyards of the 'Côte Chalonnaise'. Access is by a drawbridge that stands as witness to the defensive role that the château had in by-gone days. Today it is possible to visit the chapel, the prison and the square dungeon that goes back to the 12th century.

Château de Cormatin - Cormatin (42 km).

Built in the 17th century on the remains of a 13th century castle, the Château de Cormatin is without a doubt one of the most elegant châteaux in Burgundy. Its truly beautiful gardens, which include a maze, were highly appreciated notably by François Mitterand and Alphonse de Lamartine. In the summer the château holds a festival in its theatre called 'Rendez-vous de Cormatin'.

The Hérisson Falls - Jura (90 km).

Two streams join to make a series of waterfalls, each one more beautiful than the last. 31 falls, some over 60 meters high, go to make up the 'Cascades du Hérisson'. A waymarked footpath of 3.7 km allows you to see them all.

Cluny Abbey - Cluny (56 km).

On the eve of the second millennium Burgundy was a region of high spiritual importance due to Cluny Abbey. This Benedictine abbey, built in the 10th century, was the centre of the religious world and the church was no less than the largest in the Christian world! Destroyed during the Revolution, the abbey lives today only through its impressive remains and an archeological museum that allows visitors to imagine what it was like in its glorious past.

Chalon dans la Rue - Chalon-sur-Saône (25 km).

Each year, during the 3rd weekend in July (from the Thursday evening until Sunday evening), the streets of Chalon-sur-Saône are transformed into the stage of a multitude of live performances (jugglers, plays, concerts, acrobats, circus acts etc.) during the biggest festival of street theatre in France.

Green Way - Chalon-sur-Saône.

From Chalon-sur-Saône to Charnay-les-Macon tens of kilometres of old railway track have been converted into a cycle track. Surrounded by rolling landscapes, alternating between vineyards and forest, this flat (or almost!) Green Way, lends itself perfectly to cycling or rollerblading or simply walking! The track goes through several attractive villages and you can also admire sites such as Cluny and Cormatin from it.

Fun Park des Combes - le Creusot (45 km).

Laid out around a disused railway line, the Parc des Combes offers visitors a whole range of activities in a natural setting covering 70 hectares. According to your taste and whim, whether you prefer a spine chillling ride on the big dipper or if you prefer the relaxing roll of an old steam engine, this Park has something for everyone : a summer toboggan run, an aerial runway, a steam train, fairground rides etc.

Acrogivry - Givry (15 km).

At Givry, 6 hectares of oak trees are reserved for adventure in the tree tops! More than 18 circuits and 150 aerial games have been created for visitors from young children to really tough adventurers! Those who like a thrill won't be disappointed by the 250 meters aerial runway!

Saunières, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France


Customer Reviews

Calderwood and Cohen families from London.
Fantastic, great family holiday at Villa Le Doubs. Struggling to load the car with all the wine we bought.

Family Gross, Manheim, Germany.
Celebrating the 80th birthday of Robert, we organized a family reunion of 4 generations. From the age of 9 to 80 we spent a sunny and lovely summer week at Villa Le Doubs. We enjoyed all the nice facilities around the villa, the well equipped and lovely decorated rooms and the excellent Burgundian wines and food. Thanks for being a perfect host, hope to see you again.

Amy and Chef Willem de Froy. Boulder. Colorado.
What a Fantastic beginning to our 2nd year with you and your property. Lovely place for a "Bon Repos". As exepected you are a fantastic person to work with. Thank you for all the professionalism and sharing your exceptionnal wines!

Nicklaus Santschj. Zurich.
Merci de nous avoir offert cette belle maison très confortable et bien équipée. A l'occasion de l'anniversaire de notre mère, la famille s'est déplacée de Zurich à Saunières pour passer un bon moment ensemble. Nous avons profité du beau temps pour découvrir Beaune, Cluny, le château de Cormatin, Louhans...etc. Le soir vous avons bien dîner en famille. A bientôt et merci beaucoup! 

Mark Fryling and Sharma Family.
Thank you so much for a lovely long week-end at Villa Le Doubs. We really enjoyed the wine tasting at your home cellar. We hope to be back soon!

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Catherine and Al Kiaara.
We have had an amazing week staying at your beautifully renovated house. The pool was the perfect temperature, the house had the perfect ambience for great dinners and wine drinking. Everyone thought your wine cellar was a highlight of the trip... What a privilege! Good luck with all your ventures, certainly we will be back for another adventure.

The Azar family (Dimitri, Nathalie and Kids). Chicago.
Thank you for an amazing stay. The Villa is beautiful, so well cared for and perfectly equipped. We look forward to coming back. Thank you as well for the wonderful wine tastings at your beautiful home and the tour of your amazing cellar...Quite memorable! until next year!

Riana le Fever from Holland and friends (Gab, Robert, Pieter, Fons, Jacob, Hans, Robyne, Fleur, Govert) 
We had a wonderful hot summer week in Villa Le Doubs. We enjoyed the pool. The pool and parasol were care necessities as we touched 40°C this week. Every evening at 9 we lighted the BBQ and had a lovely dinner outside. All outside dinners were accompanied by good wines but these could not match with the extraordinary wines of your cellar Christophe! Tip for golfers: It's a 20 minutes drive to Chalon sur Saône's Golf Course. They planted several exotic trees, worthwile!! Hope to come back in one of your other properties. Thanks for the lovely stay!

Robins Family. England.
We had a perfect time at Villa Saunières. It will be a wonderful memory for all of us.

The Thompsons, Venwood, Dorset, England.
Thank you for a wonderful week. Villa Le Doubs is amazing and we all have enjoyed a very relaxing week here. A special note of thanks to your lovely neighbour who allowed our daughters Hannah and Jess to have a ride on his horses, that made their holiday! Thanks again

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Japes and Le Marchant Families. Buckinghamshire. England.
3 Generations of the Japes / Le Marchant family have spent a lovely week's holiday here. We are returning next year to celebrate 2 anniversaries, a 60th and 30th. Villa Le Doubs has been set up with a lot of thought for a relaxing holiday. Thank you!

Angelika and Heinrich Buergin, Oberwill, Suisse.
We enjoyed another (our 3rd!) wonderful stay at Villa Le Doubs, where we had a fantastic, yet relaxing, stay spanning full 3 generations of our family. It has been another pleasure, enjoying the comfort of the house, being able to relax in a quiet place, but not missing any comfort one could possibly wish for. We are looking forward to coming again, perhaps next time we will need a bigger place to stay, as the family grows, but we will be certain to stay in touch. Thank you for making this yet another unforgettable holiday!

The Montgomerys. US.
Thank you for a wonderful holiday. The wine tasting, tour of the new Château de Montsymond and Villa Le Doubs were all just perfect! We look forward to visiting again!

Crewes, Farrows and Smalls. Dorset. England 
Fabulous place, amazing Villa and a really good week!

Simone and Paul Reid. England
Thank you, we have had a great time. We would definately return again to Villa Le Doubs. The wine tasting was a great experience!

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Eric, Catherine, Melissa, Neil, Helen, Brice, Max, Thomas, Ella, Mia and Fleur. London
Thank you for a fantastic stay in Villa Le Doubs. We all had a brilliant holiday and loved the pool and canoeing in the river. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best wishes.

John Lang. Dorset. England. 
What a wonderful week. This has been the greatest fun and we are so grateful for all the hard work to make us so welcome and at home. A highlight was the wine tasting at Château de Simard and we recommend it to those who follow us. The team consists of one investment banker, a doctor, a general and an admiral! Everyone of us, particularly the wives, had a holiday to remember with enormous pleasure.

Leanne and Justin Orchard, Phil, Ian, Jacqui and Matt Pettit. Sydney Australia.
We had a fantastic week here at Villa Le Doubs! We surprised our dad for his 60th birthday and created some amazing family memories. During our stay we had so much fun playing pétanque and enjoying the facilities and grounds. We rode the bikes into Verdun most days for croissants and pains au chocolat fresh from the patisserie. We really enjoyed exploring the area: - Incredible wine tasting experience at Château de Simard. - Arranging the Chef and server to come to the villa for our formal dinner for Dads birthday night. - Cycling tour with Guillaume from Burgundy bike tours through the vineyards.
 What a fantastic week, merci beaucoup!

Noreen Heron and friends. Chicago
What a spectacular week we enjoyed at Villa Le Doubs. Memories that will last forever we created here. It is a beautiful destination and this will always qualify as one of our very favorite vacations. We greatly enjoyed the chef coming to the house, visit from Lola for the massage and the wine tasting was truly fantastic. Thank you for your most gracious and warm hospitality. Warmest regards.

J Lang
It is very remiss of me not to have emailed you earlier to thank you so very much indeed for hosting our visit to Villa Le Doubs and the wine tasting. The five of us who attended were totally absorbed by it all and can't thank you enough for what was a highlight of our time in Burgundy. We loved every moment of our visit and have been talking about it ever since. It has been enormous fun as indeed has been our entire time at Villa Le Doubs. We will depart tomorrow with nothing but happy memories and admiration for the way you have set everything up for your guests. We have loved being here and are supremely grateful for everything. On behalf of us all, many, many thanks.

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J and C Ried
We have had an excellent holiday here. Facilities are wonderful. The swimming pool was appreciated by everybody from the youngest grandchild (4 months) to the grandparents. Table tennis, petanque, swings, football and trampoline were all well used as was the playstation. We found many of your suggestions and recommendations very helpful. An excellent base for touring the vineyards, and we were really blessed with the weather."

Sally, Tim, Delaney, Emily, Bob, Sharon, Andrea, kier, Karen, Kaia, Claire and Daniel.
Thank you for a wonderful stay. All twelve of us had a fantastic time in the pool, playing football + ping pong + boules and grilling pizzas on the outdoor grill! Villa Le Doubs was the perfect home base for all of our excursions, and we got a lot of use out of the bikes. We are thinking of installing our own steam room back home... Thanks again !

Families Steffenson, Brown, Weiss, Ston, Parish. USA.
Our group of 10 had a fabulous week here. The house was fantastic, comfortable, attractive and in a very peaceful setting. From here we were able to explore the vineyards of Cote d'Or, of Château-Chalon and Dijon. And relaxing at the end of each day around the pool and the petanque court was a great way to wind up each day. Thank you for giving us everything we needed to have a superb week, and we hope to come back soon.

Gareth, Paul, Jeremy, Justine, Dan, Johan, baby Rex. England.
A good fun time was had by all. The boys loved the swimming pool and all the outside activities and games. A lovely tranquil spot which was just what we needed. We should have stayed longer!

Thomas and Frissey families
Lovely house, especially the comfy bedrooms and the superb pool, trampoline and other play facilities. We particularly enjoyed the massage and facials that Julie the beautician gave us on Tuesday. Also the wine tasting evening was great fun. Beaune is a good day out too. Many thanks for a good family holiday.

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Mike, Jessica, Richard, Nicholas, Bethanny, Stephanie, Ken.
Thank you so much for your wonderful welcome when we arrived. We have loved staying in Villa Le Doubs and you seem to have thought of everything to make our stay here comfortable. The house has been beautifully restored with a lovely attention to detail and so many activities to keep us all occupied. Thank you very much.

Sykes family, UK
Excellent stay at Villa Le Doubs. One of the best holidays we can remember. Peaceful, stylish and well furnished throughout. The pool was enjoyed by all, particularly our daughter and her friend from Paris. We will return.


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