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.
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.
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.
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.
Plenty of private parking.
Calendar 2016 - 2017
|From||To||Weekly rental rates||Euros||Sterling *||US Dollars *|
|16/09/2016||21/10/2016||late September & October||€ 3,200||£ 2,762||$ 3,590|
|16/12/2016||02/01/2017||Christmas & New Year||€ 3,600||£ 3,107||$ 4,039|
|21/04/2017||02/06/2017||April & May||€ 3,200||£ 2,762||$ 3,590|
|02/06/2017||30/06/2017||June||€ 3,600||£ 3,107||$ 4,039|
|30/06/2017||01/09/2017||July and August||€ 4,700||£ 4,057||$ 5,273|
|01/09/2017||15/09/2017||early September||€ 3,600||£ 3,107||$ 4,039|
|15/09/2017||20/10/2017||late September & October||€ 3,200||£ 2,762||$ 3,590|
|22/12/2017||05/01/2018||Christmas & New Year||€ 3,600||£ 3,107||$ 4,039|
- * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
- Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
- Bookings run from Friday 3:00pm to Friday 10:00am.
- Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
- No smoking in the property.
- Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (not beach / pool towels).
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!
« It is very remiss of me not to have emailed you earlier to thank you so very much indeed for hosting our visit to Chateau Simard and the wine tasting on Monday. 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. » J Lang
« 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. Tabletennis, petanque, swings, football and trampoline were all well used as was the playstation. The welcome from Christophe was excellent and 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." » J & C Ried
« 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 ! The villa 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 ! » Sally, Tim, Delaney, Emily, Bob, Sharon, Andrea, kier, Karen, Kaia, Claire, Daniel.
« 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 Christophe for giving us everything we needed to have a superb week, and we hope to come back soon. » Families Steffenson, Brown, Weiss, Ston, Parish. USA.
« 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! » Gareth, Paul,Jeremy, Justine, Dan, Johan, baby Rex. England.
« 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 with François was great fun (the combination of good wine, François's english and our french kept everyone very happy !!).
Beaune is a good day out too. Many thanks for a good family holiday. » Thomas & Frissey families
« Thank you so much for your wonderful welcome when we arrived. We have loved staying in your villa 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. » Mike, Jessica, Richard, Nicholas, Bethanny, Stephanie, Ken.
« 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. » Sykes family, UK