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The stunning Chateau de Fremont, 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 de Fremont is surrounded by grassland and a forest and there is a lake, a fishing pond, a private swimming pool and a tennis court for the use of the guests.
The Chateau de Fremont 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.
Interior & Grounds: 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. The château kitchen is next to it making it convenient to serve food and drinks. Also 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.
On this first floor there is a black and white room with 3/4 single beds, a balcony room with 2 single beds and connecting room with 1 single bed, suitable for a child. There are four twin rooms, all different colours (brown, red, grey and blue) with two single beds in each room. There is also a small double bedroom. On this floor there are three bathrooms and three WCs.
On the second floor there is the bronze room with 4 single beds, the triple retro room, (painted pink and black) with three single beds, the tower room and white flowers room, both with three single beds and finally the art deco twin bedroom. 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.
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.
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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FULL PROPERTY DESCRIPTIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AVAILABILITY & PRICES ARE KEPT UP TO DATE ON MY WEBSITE WHICH YOU CAN VISIT BY CLICKING ON MY PERSONAL WEBSITE LINK BELOW.
July to August Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015 2 night min stay
September Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015 2 night min stay
October Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015 2 night min stay
November to Christmas Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2015 2 night min stay
Christmas to New Years Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2016 2 night min stay
January to March Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2016 2 night min stay
April Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2016 2 night min stay
May May 1 - May 31, 2016 2 night min stay
June Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2016 2 night min stay
July to August Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016 2 night min stay
September Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016 2 night min stay
October Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016 2 night min stay
November to Christmas Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2016 2 night min stay
Christmas to New Years Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2017 2 night min stay
January to March Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2017 2 night min stay
April Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017 2 night min stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (£) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates:
Guide Price: £5,144 - £6,485 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for a week).
Short Breaks: £2,829 - £3,566 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for 2
Security deposit: €650. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage
Energy costs: Included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning: Please enquire.
- Linen & towels: All linen and towels are included in the rental price.
- Energy costs: Included in the rental price. Heating is charged separately if needed at €40 per day.
- End of stay cleaning: 195 euros.
- Arrival time: 4pm onwards.
- Departure time: 10am.
- Pets: 1 or 2 pets allowed.
- Smoking: No smoking in the property.
- 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.
Services upon request at additional cost:
If you want to forget about preparing dinner you could visit a restaurant or enjoy ‘table d’hôte’. If you let us know in time we can provide lunch and/or dinner. There is no menu as such but of course you can let us know your favourites or special requirements. All catering can be arranged a couple of weeks before arrival.
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.
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The nearest airports are Paris (300km) and Geneva (230km) and the nearest town is Morlet 2km away. 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 ch??teau 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, exhibitions. The area also includes numerous ch��teaux 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 ch��teau 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.
Year Purchased: 2003
About: Simply Chateau was set up in 2003 after two old school chums enjoyed a fantastic holiday with friends in a French chateau in the Dordogne. Oliver & Ravi, the two directors of the company, were amazed at what terrific value these stunning chateaux rentals represented and decided to spread the word. Soon after the website www.simplychateau.com was born.
Today we deliver a wide range of luxury villas, private chateaux and charming farmhouses throughout France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the Caribbean. We have something for everyone from charming manor houses representing great value for money to fully catered & serviced luxury chateaux, all handpicked and chosen with care. Bookings are made direct with the owner of your chosen property to guarantee you get the best booking price available.
Why Dracy-Les-Couches: At Simply Chateau we only work with the very best rental properties on the market. All of our properties have been handpicked and we take our customer feedback extremely seriously. We operate a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ policy - that is to say if we have 3 negative reviews relating to any of our properties we cease to advertise it.
We have properties to suit every taste and budget, all chosen with care by our expert team for their unique character, fantastic features and stunning countryside locations.
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As luxury rental specialists we have all the experience in the world helping each and every one of our customers find the most suitable property for their dream holiday. All you need to do is provide us with the details of what you imagine your dream holiday to be, and we'll find the perfect property for you. We can make sure that every arrangement is planned to perfection and each element of your holiday has been refined. Transfers, catering, maid service, tours and activities can all be prearranged to your specific requirements.
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