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Villa Saunières 19th century hunting lodge ’style Villa. Peace & quiet facing the river Doubs. Ideal location for fishing, cycling & walking. Medieval city of Verdun sur le Doubs with all shops, restaurants, 5min away.

Rental from
Friday to friday
  • 6 rooms
  • 6 bathrooms
  • Heated pool
  • Wellness Area

This ancient villa from the 19th century and its dependancy, have a total living surface of 540m2. The villa benefits from an exceptionnal location, in the heart of Southern Burgundy and at the doorstep of the Jura.
It is located in the small village of Saunières, just a few meters from the river "Doubs", where fishermen will enjoy themselves...
The small road along the river Doubs taking you to the Villa is a very "tranquil road", used by locals. There is no better place for those looking for a peacefull holiday with only birds songs as background music.  
Villa Saunières offers 6 luxurious and spacious bedrooms with 6 « ensuite » bathrooms, fitness room, sauna, steam-room, « cosy » living-room with fireplace, dining-room and kitchen. The kitchen opens directly on the terrace of the swimming-pool which will enable lots of conviviality for your outside meals.

Happyness is in the Parc

When entering the domain, protected by a nice old steal style gate, un spacious parking courtyard can welcome 6 to 8 cars. 
On the side of the Villa, a pleasant courtyard will be the ideal place for "pétanque" amateurs.
In the Parc behind the villa you will find a spacious terrace and the 5X10m heated swimming pool. The 4.000 m2 of gardens with its 100 year old wallnut tree, will be a great place for children games.

Authentic and Comfortable

Living room, dining room and some bedrooms have kept their old tiles on the floor, their french style ceilings, their fireplaces...dating back to the construction of the Villa. 
The decoration and furnitures have been chosen with great care by Sylvia. you can expect again a great mariage between tradition and modernity.

Villa plans

Please note that the Villa is not suitable for people with reduced mobility or in wheelchairs.
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The bedrooms

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Villa Saunières features 6 bedrooms for 2 persons and a baby bedroom. 

3 bedrooms have a queen size bed of 180cmx200cm and 3 bedrooms have 2 single beds (which can be transformed in a queen size bed on request) of 90x200cm.
One bedroom is on the groundfloor, 3 bedrooms are on the first floor as well as the baby bedroom, and 2 bedrooms are on the last floor.
The beds are made up for your arrival !
Two foldable baby beds are available in the Villa.
The groundfloor bedroom and one bedroom of the first floor are equiped with HD TV, Blu-ray DVD player and sattelite channels reciever.

The Bathrooms

All 6 bedrooms have their own private ensuite bathroom. Stylish and fitted with your comfort in mind, each bathroom has a WC, a washbasin, and either a shower or bath (4 showers and 2 baths).
Towels are provided.
Each bathroom has a hair-dryer.

Peacefull nights

Villa Saunières is far away from noisy roads, so you will enjoy peacefull nights.

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Château life

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By the fireside…

The lounge and the dining room have a fireplace both dating back to the 19th century. An electric fireplace system is the living room fireplace, which will enable you to make the most of evenings around the fire with family or friends, without the trouble to have to carry wood and start the fire... The dining room has an open fire place for which we supply wood.

The lounge

You will appreciate the relaxing decor and comfort of the loungen with its "Chesterfield type" sofas. The decorated ceiling ‘à la française’ and the ancient tiles add a touch of authenticity.
Big screen high definition television with satellite channels, a blu-ray DVD player plus a Playstation 3 will ensure evenings full of entertainment.

The dining room

The dining room, with its french style ceiling, ancient tiles and superb fireplace is decorated in a "hunting villa style". The dining table can seat up to 12 people. The glasses, crockery and cutlery, carefully selected by Sylvia, are at your disposal in the sideboard.
A breakfast corner is available close to the dining table: traditional coffee machine, Senseo coffee machine, Georges Clooney's favorite "Nespresso" coffee machine and an electric kettle.  

The kitchen

The villa kitchen is fully equipped including : an oven, a microwave oven, a hob with 4 rings plus extractor fan, a dishwasher, a large refrigerator with freezer, an extra small refrigerator, a toaster...
The kitchen has a door opening directly on the swimming-pool terrace and barbecue area.
A full range of kitchen equipment, utensils and accessories is provided aswell as tea towels.An assortment of herbs, spices and condiments are at your disposal. Dishwasher and washing machine products are supplied.2 high chairs are available.


Laundry room.

A laundry room is available with wash machine and dryer. There is also an iron and board. Washing liquid for the wash machine is provided.

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Leisure activities

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The swimming pool

The pool, which is 5x10m, is heated and the water is treated with salt. It is open from 1st April until October (exact dates depend on meteo). An automatic cover is there for the safety of the little ones and helps maintain the water temperature when the pool is not in use. The shallow end is 1 metre deep and goes down to around 1.90m.
Spend hot afternoons lazing around the pool on one of the sunloungers while the garden table and chairs allow you to have lunch by the pool or dine outside on balmy summer evenings.
Our maintenance staff will call by several times during your stay to ensure the upkeep of the pool and the terrace.
(*The swimming-pool heating system is an areothermal heat pomp (the most used system for heating an outside pool). The pomp uses calories in the air to  heat the water of the pool circulating in the pump, therefore, we cannot garantee that the pool will be warm enough if the temperature of the air is below 12 degrees.)

Leisure and Fitness house

A small house located just next to the villa is totally dedicated to your indoor leisures and wellness. You will find on the first floor a fitness room equiped with two types of exercice bikes, rowing machine and weights. There is also a leisure corner with a table football and sofas.
On the ground floor there is a sauna and a steambath with a capacity of 5 to 6 persons each.
Bathroom with shower and separated wc. The washing machine and dryer of the Villa are located in the leisure house.

Board Games

A host of board games, in French, are available in the lounge : Scrabble, Monopoly, chess, draughts, card games etc...


The villa is equiped with 3 HD TV sets,  blu ray DVD players and sattelite channels recievers :
- In the living room.
- In the ground floor bedroom. 
- In one first floor bedroom.
There is also a Play-station 3 with 10 games in the living room.


We have wireless internet connection free of charge for your laptop computer in the lounge.


Explore the area by bike ! Four bicycles and two child seats are available for you at no extra charge. 


16 "pétanque" boules can be found at the château incase you fancy a boules contest between friends on our Petanque lane.


A traditional charcoal fuelled barbecue is situated near the pool.

Table Tennis

A table tennis is at your disposal in the gardens.

Giant Trampoline

A giant Trampoline is at the disposal of yound and old in the garden.

Football area

There are 2 football cages at the back of the garden. 

Children playground 

Different types of swings are located near to the swimming-pool for the youngest children.


Villa Saunières is located just on the "Doubs" riverside. 100 meters from the villa only you will find a good size fishing spot. Fishing permits can be bought in the local town of Verdun sur le Doubs at the fishing equipment shop (closed on monday and sunday from november to april, and closed on sunday afternoon only from may to october).. Great place for carp, pike and cylurus fishing.

Boat "Slope"

A slope going into the river is available just in front of our Villa. It is free of charge. You can use it to unload your boat into the river. We also have a "barn" next to our Villa where you can store your trailer and boat.

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Local services

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Two local ladies have their own small businesses and offer their services for cleaning, babysitting, dishes, help with cooking and other activities.
So, if you need any help keeping the Chateau clean while enjoying your vacation, please do not hesitate to contact them.
They invoice you for their services 20 euros per hour (all charges included), their intervention is for a minimum of 4 consecutive hours.
- Bernadette is a 62 years old very dynamic lady. You can contact her my mail at sirrocco1956@gmail.com or by phone or text on 0033 626 75 36 19.
- Brigitte is available to offer you her services. Contact: 0033 634 72 45 73.


-Chef Thomas & Chef Agnes can cook for you at the Chateau. Please consult their dedicated section on our website for more details.


We recommend the transport company Taxi Lylou. they have a fleet of 6 vehicles including an 8-passenger vehicle. Their drivers are located at 5 points in southern Burgundy near our castles, which reduces transport costs. Fixed and advantageous rates are offered to our customers for airport transfers, transport to tourist sites and wineries, etc. contact: taxi.lylou@wanadoo.fr and mobile/whatsapp 0033 668 674 186.

- For local transports : Taxi Berthelard in Verdun sur le Doubs. Tel 0033 385.918.793. They have several vehicules.


Don’t miss Chalon sur Saône local producers market on Sunday morning & Beaune on Saturday morning. More details in the Wine & Gastronomy section of our site. 


Every Sunday from April to October many villages in Southern Burgundy organize outdoor flea markets. It is mainly people selling what they have in their house, attics, cellars..that they don’t use. You can find antic and treasures from the past at very cheap prices. It is a real fun experience. Free entry. You will find the agenda on this site: https://vide-greniers.org/71-Saone-et-Loire


Nicolas traiteur Navilly offers take away meals or meals served at the Villa. Details and contacts on his facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Nicolas-Traiteur-Navilly-103467522180881/

- Restaurant L’Hostellerie Bourguignonne. Verdun sur le Doubs. 5kms
2 avenue président Borgeot. Verdun Sur le Doubs. Tel 0033 385 91 51 45 http://www.hostelleriebourguignonne.fr
Without doubt this is the most prestigious restaurant in the Villa Saunières area. It has received many distinctions from national gastronomic guides. Open every day in July and August, for lunch and dinner.
Outside July and August, it is closed on Sunday evening, Tuesday all day, and Wednesday lunchtime.

- Restaurant le Caveau. Verdun sur le Doubs. 5kms
8, rue Marguerite de Busseuil. Verdun sur le Doubs. 0033 385 91 82 50. https://www.lecaveaudeverdun.com/
A very good restaurant with local specialties. It is established in a cellar and the owner is a sommelier. There is a good choice of wines at reasonable prices. Menus from 20 to 40 euros.

- Restaurant Les 3 Maures. Verdun sur le Doubs. 5kms
20 Place de la liberté. Verdun sur le Doubs. Tel 0003 385 91 51 17
Located in the heart of Verdun sur le Doubs, just in front of the river Doubs. It offers a very local cuisine at reasonable prices. Open every day except on Sunday evening and Monday lunchtime.  In the evening last orders are taken at 8.30pm. Closed during Christmas Holidays.
- Restaurant Beau Rivage. Allerey sur Saône.11kms.
2, rue beau rivage, Allerey Sur Saône (71350). Tel 0033 385 91 87 45 http://www.beaurivage.fr/
This restaurant features one of the most enjoyable outside terraces in the area, it is on the side of the river, sheltered by 200-year-old trees. It has also a particularly good wine card with a few rare top producers.
Open in May, June and September every day for lunch and dinner except on Tuesday and Wednesday.
In July and August, open every day for lunch and dinner. Closed the rest of the year.
- Bread and Croissants / Boulangerie Guérin. (4kms)
6, rue de la république. Verdun sur le Doubs. Tel 0033 385 91 82 12
Open every day from 6am to 7pm non-stop, except on Monday. On Monday another baker is open in Verdun sur le Doubs. It is possible to have your bread and croissants delivered at the Villa most mornings of the week at no extra cost (they deliver to all the village of Saunières)!! You just need to give a phone call to the boulangerie or visit them to have it organized for your stay.
ATAC Supermarket (5kms)
21, avenue Giscard d’Estaing. Verdun sur le Doubs. Tel 0033 385 91 08 70
Open Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 12.45 and from 2.30pm to 7pm. Open Friday and Saturday from 8.30am to 7pm. In July and August only, open on Sunday from 9am to 12am.
Hypermarket and Commercial Center CARREFOUR Chalon Sud. (25 kms)
The biggest Hypermarket of the area. Rue Thomas Dumorey. Chalon sur Saône.
Open Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 9pm.
Doctors (5kms)
Docteur Jean Toulon, 30 rue de Verjux, Verdun sur le Doubs. Tel 0033 385 91 51 44
Docteur Patrice Guyonnet, 4 rue Boiret, Verdun sur le Doubs. Tel 0033 385 91 53 23

In case of emergency, there is a dental office which hosts 4 dentists in Seurre. Adress : 54 Ter Impasse Faubourg St Georges. SEURRE 21250. It is 12kms from Saunières. contact : 0033 380 21 15 78.
Fishing articles, fishing licences « Pêche Discount » (5kms)
4 rue de la République. Verdun sur le Doubs.  Tel 0033 385 91 53 68.


Philippe Pelletier offers canoe and kayak trips on the river Doubs, from 5 to 42 kms.
He can pick you up at the Villa with a bus.
All details on http://www.canoe-kayak-bassevalleedudoubs.com/
Tel 0033 6 62 30 96 56.

Availability & Rates

Villa Saunières  (6 bedrooms)

3 rooms with king size. 3 rooms with twin beds. 1 room with child bed 180x80. 2x baby beds.


Tourist tax not included. 0,50 euro per adult per night.

High Season:          4.900 euros /Week
Medium Season:     3.700 euros /Week                     
Low Season:         3.300 euros /Week 

High Season:
- Friday 28 June 2024 to Friday 30 August 2024
Medium Season:
- Friday 31 May 2024 to Friday 28th of June 2024
- Friday 30 August 2024 to Friday 20 September 2024
- Friday 20 December 2024 to Friday 3 January 2025
Low Season: Other periods


Open 21 March to 31 October & Christmas holidays. Rental from Friday to Friday. Tourist tax (0.50 euro/ adult/night)
High Season:          5.000 euros /Week
Medium Season:     3.900 euros /Week                     
Low Season:         3.500 euros /Week 
High Season:
- Friday 27 June 2025 to Friday 29 August 2025
Medium Season:
- Friday 30 May 2025 to Friday 27th of June 2025
- Friday 29 August 2025 to Friday 19 September 2025
- Friday 19 December 2025 to Friday 2 January 2026
Low Season: Other periods
*The Tourist tax is voted each year by local authorities and is subject to change. Check in from 3pm. Check out before 9.30am. All twin beds bedrooms can be converted into king size bed on request.

Usefull distances

Verdun sur le Doubs (all services) : 4 km 
Bakers, butcher, chemistry, supermaket, restaurants, banks, doctors...

Château de Mercurey : 38 km 
Château de Lans : 22 km
Chalon sur Saône, center town: 25 km
Beaune : 28 km
Dole : 40 km 
Dijon : 55 km

Access to the Villa

Latitude N : 46°54'18''
Longitude E : 5°5'1.32''