Le Pavillon du Château de Prye

La Fermeté, Nièvre

Blissful rural isolation in a sweet, turreted gate house; find strong, simple tones and good old pieces, like the carved Henri IV sideboard


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


In a magical situation looking over age-old trees to copse-crested hills, and the madly moated neo-Gothic château just visible across the vast estate, this compact, sweet-turreted 18th-century pavilion is ideal for those seeking real rural isolation: shops and all things ‘civilised’ are a fair drive away. Outside, the endless green grounds are yours to roam alongside the fine Charolais herd; inside, the strong, simple tones are red and white with the odd burst of blue, good furnishings and nice old pieces such as a pair of carved wardrobe doors on a built-in cupboard and the deep-carved Henri IV sideboard that dominates the dining room. There is comfort and personality,wonderful original satin-finished terracotta flooring and decent crockery, a neat black-clothed sofa before the open hearth. In the bathroom you will find soft white towels, deep blue tiling and a leafy view. The walking is exceptional, the vineyards are not far and country pursuits abound. The open-minded young owners, who live with their four children at the château, are altogether charming.


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • 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

Booking restrictions
Extra room available for 2-4 in the nearby gatehouse.


Nightly price
from €51
Weekly price
from €355
1 Cottage for 4
From €512 bedrooms


The gate house gite is lovely, perfect for two couples, walking the grounds of the estate was so beautiful, the autumn trees, the deer and the red squirrels, all so very peaceful. Evening log fires in the cozy living room all add up to a perfect place for a peaceful week.

Jane, Nottingham

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Magdalena & Antoine-Emmanuel du Bourg de Bozas

  • Nevers, a city or art and history, is not to be missed. Visit the 14th C cathedral, the faienciers, the Roman churches and stroll along miles of towpath on the slow-moving Loire.
  • The world-famous Magny-Cours race-track is just 15kms away with exciting events such as the Historic Grand Prix and Meetings of the Porsche Club.
  • Drive on a 1-day circuit to medieval Guidelon, a castle in the making whose renovation was featured on BBC TV, and the 1,000 year old chateau of St Fargeau with palatial interiors, petting farm and ancient collection of carriages/steam locomotives.
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Vezalay with its cobbled streets and famous Romanesque basilica, modern art gallery and antique shops; lunch in creamy-stone Charité sur Loire famous for its book festival; back via the Chateau of Bazoches.
  • Hire bikes and ride the hundreds of kilometres along the towpaths that reach as far as Orleans, or hire canoes and explore the slow-flowing river itself.
  • Garden lovers will adore Apremont famous for its white garden, and further afield the Arboretum de la Baleine near to historic Moulins, where you can lunch in the Grand Café where Coco Chanel is reputed to have sung before she took up couture.