Château de Vaulx

St Julien de Civry, Saône-et-Loire
Bed & Breakfast

Expect big bedrooms full of character, dinners to diet for and sun-dappled walks along the romantic avenues. Everyone loves it


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 5


Described in 1886 as “well-proportioned and elegant in its simplicity,” Vaulx is as lovely now as then, and in the most beautiful position, in deep country, high on a hill with views that stretch to distant purple mountains. Marty, your charming, amusing host, and the animals (Nema the Jack Russell, Urga the filly, Otto the donkey… plus hens, sheep and beehives) welcome you to this generous estate. There’s a panelled drawing room with chandeliers, a huge dining room with fresh flowers, curiosities, fashionable strong, exciting colours in big bedrooms. Sleep peacefully: not a hint of road rumble. The gardens are beautifully maintained: lawns manicured, box balls tightly topiaried, romantic avenues in dappled sunlight. The wonderful vegetable garden grows food for delicious table d’hôtes and Marty’s peerless sense of hospitality will always go the extra mile. There’s countryside all around and plenty of places to visit, including a 13th-century bell tower in the village. And moreover… Bernard Dufoux, one of the best chocolate makers in France, is in La Clayette and Saint Christophe has a weekly cattle market.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner €33. Wine €20. Restaurant 3km.


Nightly price
from €110
Price per night; €36-€100 per person.
2 Doubles
From €110
2 Family rooms for 4
From €149
1 Apartment for 5
From €195


Marty is a fantastic host. Warm, welcoming and always goes the extra mile. The château is fabulous with breathtaking panoramic views over the Charolais countryside. The rooms are furnished in a style in keeping with the character of the property. Marty’s bedrooms are quiet and comfortable with all of the facilities we required. There is ample, convenient private parking and a lovely pool on site. My partner and I have stayed here a number of times over the past few years after a recommendation from a friend and we would recommend it to anybody.

Victoria, Sheffield

Our third visit and the highlight of our holiday. The chateau is perched on a ridge with a glorious view over the Charollais in all directions. It is sumptuously colourful, yet informal, and Marty the host is a hugely engaging character, overflowing with kindness and joie de vivre. On both evenings he lit a huge log fire just for us in the magnificent drawing room and laid us a table for our picnic by candle light, with music of our choice softly playing. For a memorable experience in every wonderful way it would be hard to beat. The croissants at breakfast were the best ever tasted.

Rosie, Toller porcorum, dorchester

Upon arrival Marty the most fantastic host apologised for a 3 bedroom suite upgrade !! He quickly made us feel at ease with our dog and she pretty much had a free run of the house with his 3 jack russell's . After a very generous glass of white we found not only our room but the whole experience 5 star . The hotel is very quirky and relaxing and although we were en route to Tuscany this was for us the best part of our break - we enjoyed it so much we booked again on our return journey some 5 weeks later . We were not disappointed and this time we're able to appreciate one of Marty's dinners

Graham, Langley kent

The peace, quiet and beauty of this off-the-beaten-path escape were unforgettable, as were the good people we met there--locals and other foreigners alike. Let no one say that the French are rude to visitors! We were treated like royalty and yet like dear old friends, all at once! Marty shared recipes with me from his exquisite dinner served under chandeliers and with open doors looking out over green velvet fields. Of all the magnificent meals we ate in Europe, Marty's was the most delectable in the most memorable setting. We'll be back! --Jill and Richard


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Marty Freriksen

  • Several romans churches, private castles and gardens to be visited in the vicinity