Château de Villette

Poil, Nièvre

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


2 places


Sleeping from 2 – 6


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
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.


Nightly price
from €140
Weekly price
from €950
Damage deposit
€ 300
1 Cottage for 6
From €1954 beds3 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 2
From €1401 bed1 bedroom


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The neighbourhood

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.