Chateau D'Aleny

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Sleeps: 34 Bedrooms: 17 Bathrooms: 14
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Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

The magnificent Château d’Aleny is in the heart of beautiful Burgundy, near some of France’s very best vineyards.  With glorious gardens and furnished to a beautiful standard, this magical place is ideal for the perfect wedding or simply a memorable holiday in this captivating region.

Dating back to the 18th Century, the chateau has been lovingly renovated by well-known designers and the result is a classical home with modern and high-end features. Antique furnishings, traditional fireplaces and original features throughout complement contemporary touches such as the state-of-the-art kitchen, individually styled bedrooms and modern bathrooms, including a wonderful suite ideal for a bridal couple.

Modern amenities include heating throughout, making it an ideal place all year round, as well as super-fast Wi-Fi and Satellite TV. This said, most of the time you will be wanting to make the most of the glorious grounds, 40 hectares of private parkland featuring woods as well as French style gardens. The more energetic guests can play tennis in the new courts or dip into the 16m long swimming pool overlooking the grounds.

The private chapel on the grounds is a picturesque place to get married whilst receptions can take place in the gardens or inside the Orangery.  With a wedding planner linked to the chateau, Oliver’s Travels can advise you on all the details needed to plan your romantic Burgundy wedding.

This is a wine-lover’s paradise with Beaune, the wine-capital of the region, only 40-minutes away. In this area you can discover the world-famous Côte-d’Or vineyards and sample the very finest wines from the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits appellations. Discover some of the idyllic villages of the Route des Grands Crus such as Puligny-Montrachet, Pommard and Meursault, all within an hour’s drive.

Alternatively, stay closer to home where you can play golf, ride horses and hike through the spectacular scenery or visit pretty local villages, towns and chateaux.  Chalon-sur-Saône and Jura are both fantastic places worthy of visiting, not forgetting the beautiful and historic city of Dijon, only an hour away.  The local rivers are also great places for watersports or just a perfect picnic in serene surroundings.

Prices & Booking
Prices are not published on the website and the property cannot be booked online. Please contact us for further details. 

Good news! For a little extra, this property is available as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What’s included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • All prices are on request - please contact us for a tailor-made quotation
  • Please note that from October to March, whilst the minimum stay for holiday bookings is 2 nights, in case of weddings bookings must be for a minimum of 3 nights.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Wheelchair Access Bicycles Provided Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace Heating Conference Facilities Chapel on Site Waterfront

Chateau d’Aleny has recently been refurbished to allow the perfect blend of antique furnishings and style alongside more modern design and features. Facilities include super-fast Wi-Fi, satellite TV (including Netflix, sports channels and international channels).

Light fills the 18th century reception rooms due to the high ceilings and large windows, filled with furnishings reminiscent of this period.

The well-equipped and contemporary kitchen has equipment suitable for a professional kitchen and a chef can be hired to serve lunch either by the pool or in one of the dining rooms, including one with a table for up to 25 guests and an additional one for children or extra guests.

There are 17 bedrooms, which can sleep up to 34 guests and they all include new beds which are very comfortable. They include a particularly lavish honeymoon suite room of 40m2 with 4m high ceilings and an emperor double bed (200x200). Two cots and baby equipment can be provided on request.

Outside, there is 40 hectares of parkland with fields, woods and gardens. Guests may organise activities in advance such as shooting and there is a new tennis court and Weber BBQ.

The swimming pool (16mx5m) has a safety-cover and the pool house features a kitchenette and shower room. 

Chateau Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Main dining room and smaller separate dining room
-    Kitchen
-    2-bedroom self-contained family suite (70m2) with master bedroom (180x200cm double/twin bed) and adjoining smaller bedroom with single bed (and extra bed can be added to make it twin), lounge, small kitchenette with sink and bathroom with bath, shower and WC
-    Utility room and guest WC

First Floor 

-    TV lounge / Playroom
-    Two lounges
-    3-bedroom family suite (73m2) with master bedroom (180x200cm bed) and two adjoining smaller bedrooms with double beds (140x200cm) plus bathroom with bath and WC
-    Honeymoon suite (40m2 with 4m high ceiling) with double bed (200x200cm bed) and ensuite bathroom with bath, shower, double sink and WC
-    Double bedroom (19m2) with double bed (160x200cm bed) and ensuite bathroom with bath and WC
-    Double bedroom (18.5m2) with double/twin bed (180x200cm bed) and ensuite bathroom with bath, shower and WC 

Second Floor 

-    Double bedroom with double/twin bed (180x200cm bed) and ensuite bathroom with shower and WC (27m2 total)
-    Double bedroom with double bed (180x200cm bed) and ensuite bathroom with shower and WC (26m2 total)
-    Double bedroom with double bed (180x200cm bed) and ensuite bathroom with shower and WC (24m2 total)
-    Double bedroom (33m2) with double/twin bed (200x200cm bed) and ensuite bathroom with shower and WC
-    Double bedroom (30m2) with double/twin bed (200x200cm bed) and ensuite bathroom with shower and WC
-    Double bedroom (33m2) with double/twin bed (200x200cm bed) and ensuite bathroom with shower and WC
-    Double bedroom (24m2) with double/twin bed (180x200cm bed) and ensuite bathroom with shower and WC
-    Double bedroom (25m2) with double/twin bed (200x200cm bed) and ensuite bathroom with shower and WC
-    Double bedroom (25m2) with double/twin bed (200x200cm bed) and ensuite bathroom with small bath, shower and WC

Additional single beds and/or cots can be added to certain rooms, please ask for further details.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau D'Aleny
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Chateau d’Aleny is situated in Burgundy, only 40-minutes from Beaune and the famous vineyards of the Côte-d’Or.

Beaune, the wine-capital of the region, is 36km away.  Visit the amazing Hospices de Beaune, one of France’s most stunning historical buildings and don’t miss the great market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Food-lovers should also try and get to one of the thirty Michelin starred establishments in the town and surrounding wine villages, including Maison Lameloise, a 100-year old restaurant with 3 Michelin stars in Chagny, also a forty-minute drive away.

In this area you can discover world-famous vineyards and sample the very finest wines from the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits appellations. Explore some of the idyllic villages of the Route des Grands Crus such as Puligny-Montrachet, Pommard and Meursault, all within an hour’s drive.

Alternatively, stay closer to home where you can play golf, ride horses and hike through the spectacular scenery or visit pretty local villages, towns and chateaux.  The local rivers are also great places for watersports or just a perfect picnic in serene surroundings.

There are many local farms where you can pick up high-quality organic local produce and excellent restaurants to visit. The guidebook especially created in Chateau d’Aleny will give lots of good information about places to visit nearby.  Guests can also arrange wine-tasting at the chateau with a specialist wine-connoisseur.

Chalon-sur-Saône and Jura are both fantastic places worthy of visiting, not forgetting the beautiful and historic city of Dijon, only an hour away. 

The nearest international airports are Lyon or Geneva. The nearest train station is 12km from the chateau (in Seurre) which has direct trains to Dijon (which has high-speed connections to Paris). Alternatively, driving from Paris (350km) takes around 3.5 hours.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Lyon/Geneva

(165km/200km)

Nearest Village

(1km)

Nearest Town/City Seurre/Beaune

(12km/36km)

Nearest Restaurant

(1km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(1km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Beaune Levernois

(34km)

Nearest Supermarket Intermarche

(7km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Seurre

(12km)

Region

Renowned throughout the world for its venerable wines, Burgundy is an essential destination for those who appreciate the finer aspects of the winemaker’s art. This is a region where you can visit some of the oldest and most prestigious vineyards in the world and taste wines that are regularly regarded as the best France has to offer (which is saying something). As one of the richest regions of France for hundreds of years, Burgundy also offers a wealth of history and culture as well as beautiful landscapes that offer the adventurous visitor plenty of stuff to do, even if it’s just a walk to admire the scenery. If you’re booking one of our fantastic villas and chateaux in Burgundy, you’ll want to read this fantastic Burgundy travel guide to find all the best things to do, see, eat and drink. 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Baby Proofing

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Stair gates
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)
  • Baby Proofing

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Climbing frame
  • Swings
  • Trampoline
  • Pool inflatables
  • Badminton
  • Bikes
  • Board games
  • Xbox/Playstation
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Welcome Pack Included
  • Airport Pickup and Chauffeur Available
  • Wine-Tasting (On-Site) and Wine Tours Available
Good news! For a little extra, this property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Chauffeur driver during your stay
- Chauffeured car rental / limousine from airport or train station
- Wine-tasting (on site) and wine-tours nearby
- Cookery classes (on site)
- Golf
- Horse-riding
- Watersports (wake-board and water-ski)
- Laundry
- Babysitting

Please note - a compulsory cleaning charge is levied on each booking and should be paid in cash at the end of your stay. This covers the full cleaning of the chateau before arrival and at end of your stay as well as a brief daily maid service of the bedrooms (emptying the rubbish and changing bed linen mid-week). This amount will be advised at the time of quotation.

Also, full service is mandatory during peak season. Outside the peak season, self-catering is possible (except for weddings) and you can also book the cook and maid service on a per-day or per-meal basis. Full service allows guests to take a break from day to day duties: cooking (breakfast, lunch & dinner), table service, cleaning. Pricing depends on the number of guests and requested schedules.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

In the heart of southern Burgundy, not far from Beaune and the world-famous vineyards of the Côte-d’Or, Château d’Aleny is a historic and beautiful venue for a memorable event.  The 18th century chateau offers modern luxury alongside old-world charm, set in 40 hectares of glorious grounds featuring French-style parks, woodland and fields.

You may choose to tie the knot in the chateau’s picturesque private chapel or outside in the shade of the ancient trees, followed by a cocktail reception by the pool and a relaxed al-fresco feast on the terrace or in the delightful Orangery.

With the back-drop of this historic castle, guests are sure to be impressed as they enjoy some of the world’s finest wines from beautiful Burgundy.

Wedding Reception
Dining can take place outside in the gardens for up to 500 guests seated or in The Orangery for up to 180 guests seated.

Dancing can follow in either location – a dancefloor can be hired for the garden and dancing with music may run until 11:30pm outside or with no restriction inside.

A marquee is advised/necessary for parties over 180 people.

Wedding Ceremony
There is a chapel on-site where the ceremony can take place with room for up to 80 guests.

Alternatively, a ceremony can be set up in the gardens with up to 500 guests or in The Orangery with up to 180 guests. Alternatively, there are three local Catholic Churches within 10 minutes of the chateau.

The chateau can supply an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
34 guests can stay at the chateau, plus a further 50 guests can be accommodated a 2-minute walk away. There is accommodation for a further 20 guests within a 10-minute drive.

The chateau can provide you with a local taxi contact for guest transportation.

Wedding Planning
The chateau can provide you with a wedding planner or are happy if you would like to bring your own.  They can provide all extra services required on the day on request using their established wedding planner.

Catering
Catering must be arranged with the chateau’s exclusive catering services.

Wedding Packages
The chateau wedding planner can work with you to create a wedding package of your choice.

Other information

The venue has recently been listed by a major broadcaster as one of the top 10 wedding venues in the world.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €2500 for holiday rentals. This is paid on arrival (cash only) to the owner and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. (flexible by prior arrangement).
Departure time All bedrooms must be vacated by 11.00 a.m. Check out time is flexible. Please enquire.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? All linen and towels are included in the rental price. Linens and towels are changed every Saturday and mid-week.
Pets welcome? Pets allowed.
Changeover day Any day of the week.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking indoors.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings: Please note that these terms apply for holiday rentals only, please contact us for our special Ts & Cs for weddings.
End of stay cleaning included? No. Cleaning fees are charged at an extra cost and are to be paid on site to the owner. The amount should be advised to you at the time of quoting. This covers the full cleaning of the chateau before arrival and at end of your stay as well as a brief daily maid service of the bedrooms (emptying the rubbish and changing bed linen mid-week).
Other Ts and Cs Full service is mandatory during peak season. Outside the peak season, self-catering is possible (except for weddings) and you can also book the cook and maid service on a per-day or per-meal basis.
Minimum stay From May to end of September: 3 nights. From October to March: 2 nights for holidays, 3 nights for weddings.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 34 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 20th 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 £0
Oct 1st 2019 - Apr 30th 2020 £0
Apr 30th 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 £0
Oct 1st 2020 - Nov 20th 2020 £0

Prices based on an occupancy of 34 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 20th 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 €0
Oct 1st 2019 - Apr 30th 2020 €0
Apr 30th 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 €0
Oct 1st 2020 - Nov 20th 2020 €0

Prices based on an occupancy of 34 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 20th 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 $0
Oct 1st 2019 - Apr 30th 2020 $0
Apr 30th 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 $0
Oct 1st 2020 - Nov 20th 2020 $0

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
More than 20 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The property has been in our family for 400 years

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Yes, we hosted a few celebrity weddings featured in the French and international press. One of our weddings was even featured in Hello!, the most popular celebrity magazine in the UK.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

Go for a wine tour. Burgundy is known for producing the best wines in the world.

Really eat?
Tomatoes and strawberries from our garden + French pastries. The organically produced fruit and vegetables have an amazing flavor. Our pastry chef was trained at a Michelin star restaurant and France is heaven for all types of food but it is a unique destination for people who have a sweet tooth.

Really see?
Beaune hospices are among the most beautiful and impressive buildings in France. They were built in the 14th century.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
We are offering one of the biggest private villa to hire in France (17 bedrooms). Sharing such a house is much cheaper if you gather a big group (and the more the merrier if you want to throw a party). Then you can also more easily afford to hire a private chef who will cook bespoke menus for you. And also, we are enjoying a very sunny micro climate from April to October. It is a dry climate thus it is never becoming unbearably hot as it can be in the most Southern parts of France, Italy or Spain.

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Reviews

  • Thank you for everything!

    Posted by Catherine & Blair on 24/05/2018

    What an amazing venue you have. This Chateau is just gorgeous! You have looked after us all so well"

  • Wonderful Stay!

    Posted by T on 16/05/2017

    Thank you for a lovely stay and for all of your hard work over the weekend! It was amazing and the Chateau is beautiful!

  • Amazing!

    Posted by Helen, Neil, Celia, Jamie & Clara on 11/05/2017

    Thank you so much for making the whole weekend magical, every little thing sorted from a stool to the perfect hamburger.

  • Golden eve for golden jubilee

    Posted by Robert C on 19/09/2016

    The owners and staff could not have been more delightful and accommodating. The details of the planning and the execution were thoughtful, well timed, and beyond the original expectations. The original information provided was accurate, thorough, and was helpful for the planning. Thanks to all - plus some excellent local wines and perfect weather - it was a great holiday.

  • Thank you for a fabulous wedding

    Posted by Nasim Pahlavan on 27/11/2013

    Hi! I got married a little over one year ago at a chateau I book through Oliver's Travels. It was unbelievable and I could not have been happier :). Best wishes,
    Nasim

  • Wonderful short break...

    Posted by Anonymous User on 06/07/2012

    Just a quick note to say many thanks for arranging our
    short break at the chateau. We all enjoyed the accommodation, location and
    hospitality very much.

  • We've become so attached to your beautiful Chateau

    Posted by Lydia & Andy Cherry on 03/09/2010

    Dear Sonia & Aymeric,
    We've become so attached to your beautiful Chateau - we can only imagine what it must be like to be a part of it's history. Your attention to detail and sense of style makes this place an even more special destination.
    Thank you for all your help, our stay has been truly wonderful and we hope to be back again. We also wish you further success in this stunning labour of love and in your new roles of mummy and daddy.
    p.s Thank you to all your staff here, who have been fantastic and pleasant.

  • Such an unforgettable event

    Posted by Bjorn & Annika on 29/08/2010

    Thank you so much again for all your help in creating such an unforgettable event for us and our family and friends. Everybody at the wedding told us that they have never experienced such a beautiful wedding, and while part of this is due to our friends and family who were with us, much is due to you and all the other helpers in the kitchen and around.

  • It is a beautiful place and very comfortable

    Posted by Oliver rengo-Jones on 27/08/2010

    I wanted to write and say how much we enjoyed our stay at your Chateau. It is a beautiful place and very comfortable - Our whole group really enjoyed themselves. Burgundy is a beautiful place! The cook and the team were fantastic - amazing food, very helpful and the violin concert on the friday night was a real treat! Thanks again.

  • Billy's 21st

    Posted by Sue Henson on 27/08/2010

    A wonderful few days for Billy's 21st - perfect setting and so well looked after - Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Wonderful!

    Posted by John Crow on 27/08/2010

    Wonderful! We are so excited to see them. It does feel like a dream. I keep pinching myself! Thank you so much for all of your help in organizing our special day. Thank you, thank you, thank you...

  • Thank you for a wonderful experience

    Posted by Irene G on 27/08/2010

    Thank you for a wonderful experience. Your home is well worth the visit. Congratulations on your renovations and good luck with the future. Best wishes.

  • The memorable vacation to date

    Posted by Maureen Springer on 27/08/2010

    The memorable vacation to date. It has truly been a pleasure to be able to enjoy the experience.

  • We will tell our friends to experience it

    Posted by Howard Marks on 27/08/2010

    We came in a family of 10 and found this marvelous castle to rest and visit beautiful Burgundy. The castle met all of our expectations and desires. The woods and surroundings are enchanted. We will tell our friends to experience it.

  • It is just fantastic!

    Posted by John Crow on 26/08/2010

    We received the photos and video yesterday. We had a wonderful time looking through all of it. They are just fantastic! Thank you so much for connecting us to such talented people. I have a feeling that you will have many other wonderful weddings at your property

  • We were all very happy!!

    Posted by Ronald Bates on 19/08/2010

    I just wanted to tell you again how much we enjoyed our holiday in Burgundy. Your chateau is superbly equipped and provided excellent accommodation for our family. We were all very happy there.

  • Such a special day

    Posted by Colleen and Nicholas on 14/08/2010

    Again, Sonia and Aymeric, you really made our dream come true. I cannot put into words my appreciation for all the effort and work that you put into our special day. Thank you both.

  • Our amazing time at the chateau!

    Posted by John Crow on 14/08/2010

    The photos that I have seen so far are beautiful! Many thanks to all of you. Your hard work shows, and I will never forget our amazing time at the chateau!

  • Exceeded our expectations

    Posted by Barbara & James on 13/08/2010

    We just wanted to say thank you again for a great week end - the chateau and your great quality as hosts made this moment magic. Everything was perfect and exceeded our expectations.

  • We hope to return!

    Posted by Car Family on 13/08/2010

    We had such an amazing, fun, relaxing time. Many thanks to Sonia and Aymeric for being so helpful and making everything so perfect and especially to Joe for the most delicious food. We hope to return....

  • Hopefully we shall return!

    Posted by Patrick O'Connor on 13/08/2010

    We have had such a fantastic week with our friends at this incredible chateau. The cook and the houseboy have been great, the food delicious, the pool warm and fun, the bed very comfortable. What more would you want? Hopefully we shall return!

  • 30th birthday and engagement

    Posted by Nick Anley on 13/08/2010

    I just wanted to write and say a big 'Thank You' for everything over the weekend. You have such a beautiful Chateau and it was the perfect place to celebrate not just my 30th birthday, but also my engagement to Catherine! We all had a wonderful time, and hope to return next year. Many thanks and all the best.

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