Château de Villette | Self-catering cottages in Nièvre | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Château de Villette - Self-catering cottages in Nièvre

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Château de Villette, 58170 Poil, Nièvre
Burgundy, France

Catherine & Coen Stork

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+33 (0)3 86 30 09 13(landline)

Gem-like in a deep parc among meadows, a family-friendly château with 2 stylish cottages. Join the lovely owners for dinner, dip in the pool

Staying on Catherine and Coen's estate may induce feelings of dissatisfaction when you return home: you have been warned! Welcome then to a gorgeous 18th-century chateau in one of the most beautiful areas of France surrounded by lake, gardens, breathtaking views and flourishing wildlife. Fortunately this charming couple are happy to share their good fortune and excellent taste; their farmhouse cottages, the largest overlooking the lake, could grace the pages of an interiors' magazine. Imagine muted colours, natural materials and stylish furniture crafted from Coen's own trees. Gardens too, and shared use of the château's super pool. While the nearest restaurant (12km) is a bit of a schlep, cooking in these well-equipped, open-plan kitchens is certainly no hardship; ask too about twice-weekly table d'hôtes at the château – Catherine is a superb cook. Close by are all the usual essentials for a great French holiday – bounteous food markets, wine tastings, brocantes, cycle tracks... and, if hunting is your thing, Catherine and Coen can organise shoots on the estate. Magnifique.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Tennis court
On the premises.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Catherine & Coen Stork:

Local points of interest from
Catherine & Coen Stork:

  • Visit Bibracte/Mont Beuvray, an old Gallo-Roman archaeological site
  • Go to Beaune, a beautiful Medieval Burgundian town about 75km away.
  • Autun, an old Roman town about 25 km away.
  • Shooting estate.
  • Vineyards.
Points of interest

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  • 2 Cottages for 2 - 6
Price:(i) 950 to1509 per week

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.


Dinner €55, book ahead. Wine €18-€100.




Château de Villette, 58170 Poil, Nièvre

Self-catering La Grenouillère (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 2 doubles & 1 twin/double sharing 1 bathroom
Price: (i) 1350 to 1509 per week
Self-catering Escargot (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double, 1 sofabed.
Price: (i) 950 to 1500 per week

Catherine & Coen Stork

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+33 (0)3 86 30 09 13(landline)