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This property has multiple rentals


Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French

Individual holiday homes (Gites) set in Chateau private park , 6km from Chablis - Eastern Gatehouse Gite

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Yonne - CHATEAU DE SERRIGNY

Historic, renovated, detached Chateau Gites, of varying sizes, in Burgundy

The Chateau Gites provide a very high standard of accommodation, all have flat screen freesat TV, DVD, fully equipped kitchens inc washing machine, dishwasher & microwaves. There are smaller cottages and 2 larger houses available. The larger properties ( Farmhouse & Forge ) can be viewed separately at property number 6089070.

The Western Gite accommodates a max of 5 and has been recently completely renovated to include a fantastic walk in shower and open plan kitchen. The Eastern Gite accommodates 5 and has a jacuzzi bath and open plan kitchen. Both have electric central heating and cozy log fires for winter rental. The Farmhouse compliments the smaller houses with its far greater capacity for extended families or groups and is centrally heated and now includes air conditioning for instant heat/cooling on two floors. New for 2016 is The Forge. A large 3 bedroomed house. The Forge has the flexibility of using the dining room as either a dining room or a bedroom ,for less mobile guests.Outside, all the houses have private barbeques with tables and chairs for al fresco dining in the evening sun. Children are very welcome and there is a dedicated play area for them with trampoline, slide, swings and even a mini castle for them to play in. With 28 acres of private park your children are totally secure and can let off steam on their own while you relax and for those of you who want peace and quiet its easy to get away from, as the park is big enough to accommodate all. There are also a number of good golf courses locally. 'Chateau de Serrigny' Petit Chablis is also now available onsite with tasting of this and many others, only a short walk away from your door.

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Details for holiday cottage Eastern Gatehouse Gite, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

This is a cosy well appointed cottage , completely detached and privately located. The ground floor has an open plan lounge with log burner, flat screen TV, freesat and DVD alongside a fully fitted kitchen comprising all modern appliances and even fitted with a couple of UK sockets. Windows and doors are fitted with electric external roller security shutters. 1st floor is a double bedroom with Kingsize bed and bathroom with jacuzzi bath, and on the top floor is another bedroom with Kingsize bed, single bed and cot bed. We do have an additional travel cot if needed. Electric heating and logs are available for the winter months. Outside table chairs and loungers are provided with private secure parking right outside your front door.
  • Events Allowed
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lesley (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French


based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

Eastern Gatehouse Gite
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Charming wine country retreat

  • 5 of 5

The property is clean and as shown in the photos. It's location is central to many fabulous wineries, castles, good hiking, and restaurants in all directions. We arrived with no agenda. Thankfully the host went above and beyond to help us arrange wine tastings, booked us restaurants, and gave us the “must see” of the area. Great estate to get away from hectic lives and unplug. We enjoyed our time in Chablis thanks to our host’s recommendations. She also directed us to one of our new favorite wineries in nearby Tonnerre. Highly recommend the host and location!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure having you to stay. You arrived as guests and went home as life long friends.... I hope !
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Very Comfortable Gite in the Chateau

  • 5 of 5

Paul & Lesley picked us from Tonnere station and drove us to the Chateau, stayed in the Gite for 5 days which provided all amenities required and very compfotable, hosts explained set up and were very helpful. During our stay Paul & Lesley recommended many great places to eat and wine taste around Chablis and Champagne areas...very nice. They also invited us to socialize with plenty of wine and Barbecues, extremely entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable. When not travelling around area we were able to relax and fully take in the peace and serenity of Chateau De Serrigny, left their very refreshed, and highly recomeded...thanks Paul and Lesley

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are both very pleased that you had such a lovely time , we hope to welcome you back to the chateau, very soon !
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Lovely peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely great stay in the Eastern Gatehouse the weather was lovely, the surroundings were gorgeous and Lesley and Paul were very friendly and welcoming. The gite had everything you needed for your stay with lots of little extras. The Eastern gatehouse has a bath whereas the Western Gatehouse has a shower so depending on which you prefer but both are presented well. The area of Chablis is so beautiful this time of year and you will see the locals in the fields picking the grapes. There are so many places you can go wine tasting and tours. If you needed any help or advice Lesley and Paul were there to assist. We loved it here and hope to be back next year for another relaxing week. Thanks Lesley and Paul lovely meeting you both

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That you for taking the time to write a review for us. It's great to finish the summer season on such a positive note . Looking forward to seeing you both in 2016 ! Regards. Lesley & Paul
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Relaxing stay in the beautiful Chablis wine area

  • 4 of 5

From the beginning of the inquiry and booking process, right through the length of our stay, Lesley went out of her way to answer questions and provide helpful tips on places to see and restaurants to eat at. We found a lovely welcome bottle in our fridge on arrival and she'd even offered to buy some groceries for us as we were arriving on a Public Holiday. Lesley was a friendly and very helpful host.

The Eastern Gatehouse is an old stone cottage that's been restored and provides two bedrooms and a shared bathroom. It was big enough for the three of us (a couple plus adult daughter), and would be suitable for a family with children (there were both a double and a single bed in the second bedroom). Possibly a little too cosy for two couples, depending on how well they knew each other! Pretty much everything you need for a self-contained stay was provided, with quite a few little extras here and there.

Serrigny is a tiny village which is pretty isolated, making it ideal for a relaxing getaway. We enjoyed sitting outside dreaming about the chateau (the gatehouse is on the same property as the chateau) and its potential, and the evenings were very quiet as you'd expect. There are no shops at all in the village itself (although a baker's van arrives each morning around 10:00) so you need to head about 5km to the nearest town (Tonnerre) for your shopping (and restaurants). Chablis is a little further away in the other direction, and offers a good selection of excellent restaurants (ask Lesley!). If you're there on a Sunday, the markets in Chablis are very much worth going to.

The flip side of the seclusion is communication, and there's almost no mobile phone reception (which is a mixed blessing of course). The other point is that, while there's free WiFi, it doesn't work reliably in all parts of the house (at the moment): you may need to sit outside for reliable signal. That's OK in summer, but could be a bit of a challenge in winter. [this is the reason I'm rating the property 4/5 instead of 5/5 by the way, so if WiFi isn't important to you, you can consider it 5/5]

We spent our days visiting the delightful countryside (it is a winemaking region, after all). Places to put on your list include: Chablis, Auxerre, Vézelay, Noyers, the Canal de Bourgogne (cycling), Pontigny, to mention a few.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very detailed review, I'm glad that you enjoyed all my recommendations for restaurants and sight seeing. Hope to see you all again. Regards Lesley
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Lovely relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing and peaceful week in the Gatehouse. The kids loved the trampoline and table tennis and we all went for long walks around the chateau. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review , It was lovely chatting with you. I hope to see you all again next year, or before !
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Recommended for young families

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Lesley for a warm welcome and a lovely relaxing stay at the Eastern Gatehouse. The house is perfect for a young family and our kids (aged 3 and 2) absolutely loved roaming free in the extensive grounds and especially the play area with swings, trampoline, slide & toy castle! It was difficult to tear them away! As for the parents, we enjoyed exploring Chablis and the wine-tasting you organised with Raphael in the village was a really nice introduction. Definitely recommended for a family break just a couple of hours from Paris.

Our only slight critique would be that WiFi is not available in the house, only in parts of the garden, and as there is little phone reception in the village that meant we truly were cut off from communications. But this wasn't necessarily a bad thing as it only enhanced the feeling of getting away from it all ;-)

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review and positive feedback. we are both glad you all had a good time and enjoyed your stay so much and the children too. The Wi-Fi is an absolute correct issue to point out and we are very grateful. You may have seen we are just finishing off brand new house shortly for rent and unfortunately I have broken the cable to the router which supplies the house. We will certainly get on to reconnecting that as soon as we can. The French mobile phone network however is unfortunately out of my control but as you say, is that always a bad thing ? ! Once again thank you and we look forward to you coming again. Kind Regards Paul and Lesley
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Paris Orly/Charles De Gaulle/Lyon
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
Calais 4 hours drive
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Auxerre A6
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
400 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The Chateau is just a stones throw from the famous village of Chablis where there is a lively market every Sunday morning. Locally,we can organise free wine tasting for you and obviously give you the best tips on where to buy Chablis. Here you can taste for free and take guided tours of all the vineyards. 'On site' tasting is also possible in our dedicated cellar saving the need to drive or find babysitters. East takes you to Aube region where the Champagne grapes are grown before transportation north and finally with great Burgundy reds to the south you are perfectly placed. Burgundy also boasts some of the best cheese in France and there is nothing more enjoyable than sitting on the side of the Burgundy canal (4km away) with some fresh bread, cheese and a bottle of local wine. Restaurants offer a wide variety to suit all, but will of course serve up all the local specialities.

Other activities include fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, horse riding and bowling and loads of space for the children to run around in....

Auxerre is 20mins drive with its fantastic renaissance architecture and great shops and restaurants.

For further info and pictures www.chateau-de-serrigny.co.uk


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Serrigny, Yonne

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

10% discount available for repeat bookings
This gite is available throughout the winter period for at no additional cost, logs can be obtained for the fire.

Bank transfer or cash. Small deposit on booking with balance on arrival.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Yonne in Burgundy

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Jacuzzi
  • The bathroom has a corner jacuzzi bath, washbasin stand and toilet. There is storage space and a heated towel rail. All towels are provided [for bathroom use only]
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , cot if needed
  • Both the bedrooms have a view of the Chateau and have calm natural feel to them, all the beds have sheets and duvets with English style pillows and there is carpet on the floor. The large windows give the bedrooms a light and airy feel and great views of the Chateau. A travel cot can be provided at no extra charge, the linen is also provided complimentary .English plug points are available.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Eastern Gatehouse is a cosy modern high spec detached house. There are no immediate neighbours, assuring your privacy. During July and August we only rent for full weeks , Saturday to Saturday.

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