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Magical 11th Century Burgundy Chateau

Bedrooms 10
Separate WCs3
Space 7,534 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

8/10 Bedrooms, sleeping up to 20 guests

The château is a luxuriously appointed 11th century family home located in the heart of the Yonne, close to Chablis and 55 minutes north of Beaune, the wine capital of the region. It also offers the uniqueness of escape and proximity to Paris, so you can arrive in just 1 hour by fast train or 2.5 hours by car.

An outstanding venue for memorable family celebrations and idyllic getaways with friends, the chateau was the home of actress Annabel Buffet and provides an ideal base for wine-tasting tours of the Burgundy vineyards, and visiting World Heritage Listed sights like Vezelay and Abbey of Fontenay.

Situated in the heart of Burgundian countryside, nestled near ancient woods and neighbouring historic villages like Noyers-sur-Serein, the château is approached through a fairy tale iron gate under the canopy of a 400-year-old chestnut tree, with a large ancient walled garden alongside it, fruit trees and meandering grounds.

Beautifully furnished and sympathetically renovated, Château Gérard, offers the perfect combination of sumptuous living with gorgeous period features and details. Inside the chateau, you will find 10 spacious bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, several of which are en-suite, and 3 separate W/Cs. On the ground floor, you will find a magnificent entrance hall; grand dining room with two C14th fireplaces; a turret library and salon leading through onto the back terrace, facing southwards towards the tranquil and magical garden that leads to the heated pool and sun lounges. The lounge, dining room and Piano hall all have fabulous open fireplaces. A table-tennis room can be found in the servant’s quarters and board games, playing cards, a croquet set and a chest of children’s games are also available in the château. Guests also have access to a tennis court in the village.

As a special indulgence you will be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine and, on arrangement, have access to a private chef, catering and even a classically trained sommelier who worked with Gordon Ramsay. The chateau can sleep from 2 - 20 guests.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Bourgognemaison

The French dream of Zeph & Leanne, discovered while honeymooning in 2014.

Bourgognemaison purchased this chateau / country house in 2014

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Brilliant access to Noyers, Vezelay Auxerre, Chablis & easily accessed to/from Paris. Great for exploring all that Burgundy has to offer.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Châtel-Gérard in Yonne

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 7534 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WCs
  • WC 2nd Floor - Toilet
    Shower Room 1st Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower Room 3rd Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    WC 1st Floor - Toilet
    WC Ground floor - Toilet
    Bathroom 2nd Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Shower Room 2 2nd Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower Room 1 2nd Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Ground Floor WC 1st Floor, Shower room with WC + Separate WC 2nd Floor, Full bathroom, 2 Shower rooms with WCs + Separate WC 3rd Floor, Shower room with WC
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 Bedrooms to the 1st floor with Super King beds 6 Bedrooms to the 2nd floor with 4 King, 1 Double & 2 Single beds 2 Bedrooms to the 3rd Floor with 1 King & 2 single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Magical 11th Century Burgundy Chateau
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"The Castle"

  • 5 of 5

We met up with our friends from Australia & Ireland (13 in total) at CDG and drove approx. 2.5 hours to Chatel Gerard. The manager was waiting for us when we arrived and despite it being a cool April day, the heating was on and the place was warm. Chatel Gerard is a magnificent property with about 10 bedrooms across three levels and numerous bathrooms (some ensuite) as well as numerous reception rooms, turrets, cellars and a dungeon. It is very well appointed and easily housed our party for the week. It is very well located in the Burgundy countryside and in close proximity to the World Heritage town of Noyers. We also visited Auxerre, Avallon, Dijon and Chablis as well as a day trip to Paris on the fast train from Montbard (about 20 minutes drive from Chatel Gerard). It was cold the week we stayed however the Castle was very warm and we spent several evenings in front of the enormous fire place in the main reception room. Highly recommended. We are looking forward to our next stay during summer so we can use the pool!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Château for another visit soon.
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A Beautiful Time in Burgandy

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our time at Castle Gerard, and I am struggling for words to adequately describe our visit. Of course, when you have planned accommodations in a structure begun in the 1100s, you are a little concerned on the modern conveniences on which one is now dependent. Put those fears at rest! The Castle has been carefully and thoughtfully updated and our stay could not have been more pleasant. The rooms, linens and private areas are all very comfortable. The baths have been updated and easily accommodate a large party. We used the kitchen often to deliver every type and level of meal – from a quick nosh – to a five-course delight. The Great Room is my favorite with a fire place large enough to walk in and efficient enough to keep all comfortable. There is a Bluetooth enabled speaker system for that added touch as you relax, and wi-fi to stay in touch with the outside world. Chatel Gerard is a very pleasant little town, that provides a relaxing ramble to walk and see. We were close to Noyer and Chablis and day trips were easy and fun! My only complaint is that it was too cool to use the lovely pool or sit at the table at the front entry and admire what must be beautiful flowering vines that grace the entry – but we were graced with snow which was magical! We can’t wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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My Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Burgundy via train from Paris, we caught the train to Auxerre which was very easy about 1.5 hours, we saw Paris city turn into Paris suburbs till we reached the countryside. We chose to go to Auxerre because it was about 30 minutes drive to Chatel' Gerard but the closest town/village with car rental companies and big supermarket. We got our car and stocked up on food (wine), not too much because every town has its own cute stores/ butchers/ deli's with the freshest produce anywhere in the world. We arrived to the Chatel Gerard and found the instructions we were given were easy to find it but to be honest you can't miss the castle in this small town anyway. To say that we were blown away by the sheer size is an understatement, I knew it was a Chateau but it really is every bit a castle, huge but yet very comfortable and welcoming with the beautiful gardens and the privacy of the estate we felt safe and at home almost right away. We were 2 couples so we only needed 2 of the 10 bedrooms, and the 2 main bedrooms on the 2nd floor are both as beautiful as each other your only choice is whether you like morning sun or afternoon sun. Speaking of the sun we arrived on the 18th of June and it was 28 degrees Celsius but what was really amazing was that it didn't get dark until 10:30/11pm and the sun is up at 6am so the days are long and when it's hot and we have a pool and a bunch of Chablis and rose' it really is the perfect mix. Our routine for the week was get up around 7am, a morning coffee then a walk through the town or a dip in the pool followed by breakfast in the most beautiful kitchen with all the homeliness of a country home and the most amazing oven and stove ( I like cooking)... Around 11 we got ready and chose a different town were we would research the restaurants and book for a long lunch with one designated driver per day, we did get a car service to Chablis because we went to 2 wine domains for tastings after a degustation at the famous Fil du zinc restaurant but it was expensive for the car service about 200 euros round trip. We went to Noyers on one day about 15 minute drive from the chateau a midievil town with so much character, we did Dijon one day, went to mustard shops and walked this fairly large town, Vezelay a huge highlight with the famous basilica and pilgrims from all over the world coming to this 2 thousand year old church, I could write forever about the Chateau and of Burgundy but you must go and feel it as well as see.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review - so glad you enjoyed exploring the Castle & the region. Would love to have you again to stay....
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for such a very memorable week at this divine castle. It was just incredible. Our memories of the pool sessions, cooking French cuisine in your gorgeous fully-equipped kitchen, exploring the beautiful grounds and area Chatel Gerard will last a LIFETIME. This castle is so pretty, unique, comfortable and so accomodating and close enough to so many other amazing towns. We will be back! Merci. Carmen & Zac x

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review Carmen. We would love have you back for another stay at Chateau Gerard soon.
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Loved Every Minute!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived just after a snowfall and in the castle grounds although the snow was melting there was a patchwork of pristine snow to welcome us. Entering the castle I thought I had an idea of what to expect but was gob-smacked by the size and grandeur of the place. The ground floor and 1st floor have retained the original layout. Huge rooms, stone walls, timbered ceilings and huge fire places just oozing history and charm. The interior was wonderfully warm with excellent central heating. There were only two of us but it didn't feel too big as the two main bedrooms were on the first floor and the other bedrooms on the higher floors it was easy to live comfortably on the two lowest floors.

Hardly wanted to leave the atmosphere of the castle but there was plenty to do outside. Walks and trips to markets and historical towns and villages. The local people were very friendly and welcoming and I was even invited to lend hand with the pruning in a local vineyard followed by a scrumptious lunch. The stay was altogether an amazing experience. Can't recommend it enough.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Dietmar, We would be so happy to welcome you back to the Chateau for another Burgundy adventure soon. Kind regards Ashley
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Best Stay Ever, So Unique.

  • 5 of 5

In August 2016 we spent 1 week with family at Chateau Gerard. It

surpassed my expectations from the moment we entered the medieval castle with all modern cons. The bedrooms on the 2 upper floors are large with beautiful bed linen and fluffy towels. The kitchen on the ground floor is spacious enough to prepare a sumptuous dinner, or just heat up the beautiful delicacies we bought mostly in the nearby gorgeous village of Noyers-Sur-Serein. The grand dining room we used only twice, as the weather was so perfect, we had most of our meals on the terrace, and pre-dinner drinks on the turret.

There was plenty to explore in the area by car. We visited the Romanesque church in Vezelay, the abbey in Fontenay, the caves in D’Arcy, wineries in Chablis and Irancy, and the medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois. Coming home to the castle we always had a relaxing swim in the resort-style pool, which was a pleasant 25C. We would love to come back to explore more of the area, while living in a medieval castle.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Châtel-Gérard, Burgundy

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season 2018
20 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Xmas /New Year 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £805.25
Booking Fee £44.74

Minimum rate is 2100
Cot & Highchair upon request

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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