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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

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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.

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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...

Television

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.

Internet

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

Bicycles

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

Boules

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

Barbecue

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.

Fishing

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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HOUSEHOLD HELP, BABYSITTING ...

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 works for us on Friday changeovers and knows the Villa very well.  she is available to offer you her services during July & August only. Contact: 0033 634 72 45 73.
 

MASSAGES

- Dominique is a well-established professional massage therapist in the region. She offers relaxing massages (Californian type) of approximately 1 hour for 50 Euros. We have a massage room in the Wellness area of ​​the Villa. You can contact her on 0033 630 92 41 56 or by email : dominique.cheteau@gmail.com
 

BREAKFAST SERVED AT THE VILLA.

You can ask Dominique or Brigitte to prepare breakfast for you. You just need to provide them with the money for the shopping list. They can stop on their way to the Villa  each morning to buy the fresh bread and croissants for you.
 

LOCAL TAXIS & TRANSFERS

- Private transport company at fix rates : Proxymobil offers transfers to airports, and tours to visit Burgundy. They have a 7 passengers Mercedes van and another 8 passengers van on request. They work on fix rates so no bad surprise.
https://www.proxymobil.fr/fr/home/
- For local transports : Taxi Berthelard in Verdun sur le Doubs. Tel 0033 385.918.793. They have several vehicules.
 

LOCAL MARKETS 

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. 
 

RESTAURANTS, SUPERMARKET, BAKER…

- 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
 
Fishing articles, fishing licences « Pêche Discount » (5kms)
4 rue de la République. Verdun sur le Doubs.  Tel 0033 385 91 53 68.
 

CANOË & KAYAK ON THE DOUBS RIVER.  

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

 

SEASON 2021

Open all year. RENTAL FROM FRIDAY TO FRIDAY (Except Christmas 2021 : RENTALS Tuesday to Tuesday).

High Season : 4.700 euros /Week
Medium Season : 3.600 euros /Week                     
Low Season : 3.200 euros /Week 
Week-end : 2100 euros / 3 nights (very low season only)

High Season :
- Friday 25 June 2021 to Friday 27 August 2021

Medium Season :
- Friday 28 May 2021 to Friday 25 June 2021
- Friday 27 August 2021 to Friday 10 September 2021
- Tuesday 21 December 2021 to Tuesday 4 January 2022

Low Season : Other periods
Week (7 nights) : From Friday 15H00 to Friday 9H30.
Week-end (3 nights) : From Friday to Monday. Only in very low season.

 

SEASON 2022

Open all year. RENTAL FROM FRIDAY TO FRIDAY (except Christmas Holidays)

High Season : 4.700 Euros / week
Medium Season : 3.600 Euros / week                     
Low Season : 3.200 Euros / week 
Weekend Friday to Monday: 2.100 Euros / 3 nights (very low season only)


High Season :
- Friday 1rst July 2022 to Friday 26 August 2022

Medium Season :
- Friday 27 May 2022 to Friday 1rst July 2022
- Friday 26 August 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022
- Friday 16 December 2022 to Friday 6 January 2023

Low Season : Other periods
Week (7 nights): From Friday 3pm to Friday 9.30am

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''