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Individual holiday homes (Gites) set in Chateau private park , 6km from Chablis - The Forge



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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 home The Forge, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

The Forge is a newly converted 3 bedroom house.

On the ground floor is a large lounge which was the old stable with wood burner, two leather sofas and armchair, SMART/ APPLE TV with sound bar.

3 steps lead to the mezzanine kitchen with breakfast bar, American fridge freezer, range cooker, dishwasher, washing machine ,Dolce gusto coffee maker and microwave. To accompany this there is a large separate dining room adjoining the lounge .

There is a walk in shower and toilet.on the ground floor..

Stairs from the lounge lead to 3 further bedrooms. The master bedroom has a wonderful view of the village church , sunset and front lawn. It has a SMART TV with Apple TV attached, king-size bed and dressing area. 2 smaller rear facing bedroom have cleverly utilised the original buildings porthole windows . One has a king-size bed and the other bedroom has 2 single beds which can be joined if wanted .

The family bathroom has a bath /shower enclosure with jets ,sprays and even an intergral radio.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have recently returned from another short trip to the chateau. This time we stayed in the newly converted Forge. I have to say that we were pleasantly surprised. It's not our first visit so we know that Paul and Lesley always make so much effort to make us comfortable. The house had everything we needed . Kitchen is a dream, huge fridge freezer and a beautiful range cooker. We had lovely evenings sitting in front of the log burner, trying to imagine the Kings horses being shod in that very room . We could actually see the original brick floor was worn where the horses stood ! Since our last visit, there are 2 new restaurants opened in Tonnerre, just a 5 minute drive. We were grateful that Lesley made a reservation for us at a small restaurant opposite the station. It was very pleasant and great value for money. We visited our favourite caves in Chablis and Fleys and couldn't go home without a boot full of Cremant. We would recommend The Forge as it's the perfect house for a quiet get away, with all mod cons .
Apr 2016
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay in the Forge. The facilities were great, it has been tastefully restored and the Chateau and its surroundings are very impressive. Lesley was so responsive to my queries prior to our stay and couldn't do enough for us during our holiday, making us all feel so welcome. We hope to visit again and stay longer!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for asking the time to write a great review for us. It was a pleasure having you all to stay. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay in The Forge. It was lovely seeing the young boys ( and the old boys ! ) making use of the outdoor space to run off some energy ! We would love to welcome you all back to the chateau anytime.
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Burgund - Serrigny - Lesley's Schlösschen

  • 5 of 5

Nach unserem Urlaub im August '16 ist unser Fazit: " Wir kommen bestimmt wieder ". Das Haus entsprach allen Versprechungen (Waschmaschine, Spülmaschine, WiFi, TV etc.). Mit viel Liebe renoviert und eingerichtet. Lesley und ihre Familie sind die Besten, immer da wenn man sie braucht und mit vielen Insidertips im Gepäck. Wenn man diese ausprobiert kann nichts mehr schiefgehen.

Serrigny und Lesley's Schlösschen sind wie aus einem historischen Roman gefallen. Es ist ein wunderbarer Ort der Ruhe, von dem man aus tolle Locations erkunden kann. Wein, Cremant, tolles Essen, viel Kultur, ursprüngliche Landschaft, verwunschene Städtchen...... Wir waren begeistert!

H. & C., Soest

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review for us. It was an absolute pleasure having you to stay.. I will very much look forward to seeing you again next year, I will make sure that there is plenty of Cremant for you ! Take care.
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The Warmest Hospitality Ever !

  • 5 of 5

The Western Gate was absolutely perfect, cosy, beautifully decorated with every comfort taken care of. Lesley, the owner, went above and beyond the call of duty in every respect, and nothing was too much trouble for her. She even offered to drive us into Chablis so we could do some wine tasting without worrying about driving! A very well situated gite so close to Chablis and Les Riceys, the Champagne region. We would highly recommend this holiday gite and we will definitely return ! Thank you Lesley for a "magic" week !

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review . It was a delight having you to stay , and i would love to welcome to back to the chateau soon.
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warm and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

The Western Gatehouse is a lovely comfortable place to stay, it has been refurbished to a high standard, the facilities are excellent and the decor is charming.

Nothing is too much trouble for Lesley, the owner, she is warm and welcoming and helpful with advice about the area.

Chablis is just a short drive away with several good restaurants and a market on Sunday morning. Tonnerre is a few minutes drive in the other direction with a supermarket and some wonderful history.

We recommend this property to anyone looking for a warm welcome, in a peaceful setting with everything you might need a short distance away, we had a very enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review for us .We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in the new Western gatehouse. Hope to see you both later in the year. Regards. Lesley
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Wonderful week in a charming gatehouse

  • 4 of 5

We instantly felt welcomed when we arrived at the gatehouse by Leslie, who we'd been in contact with, as we were going to be later than expected. Leslie booked us into a local restaurant in Chablis which put us at great ease! The gatehouse was charming with a huge amount of character. The setting also was stunning, set in the grounds of the old chateau. The kitchen was well equipped although small, but was just what we needed! The TV was british so we could watch the standard channels, news etc. The bedrooms were comfortable, my dad had the best night sleep in years! Serrigny was lovely! A quiet and pretty village. A bread van came some days which added to the experience and we enjoyed playing boule and table tennis in the village! Leslie was extremely helpful and was always happy to help with recommending restaurants and wine tasting etc. Chablis and Tonnerre were only a 10-15 minute drive away. Chablis had a Sunday market which we visited on the first day. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the chateau grounds and walking around the local area. The whole family had a wonderful holiday! Thank you Leslie for being so helpful and welcoming! The bottle of Chablis in the fridge when we arrived was also a lovely touch and was extremely welcome after a long journey! We hope to visit again in the future, but in the meantime will recommend to friends visiting the area!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. It really was a pleasure having you all to stay. I'm glad that your dad slept so well , that he even went on the trip to Paris with you ( and enjoyed it ) I would love to welcome you back at the chateau and time.
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  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in the Western gatehouse for four days with our door and it was wonderful. The cottage is tastefully appointed with all that one needs for a very comfortable stay. The grounds are great for dogs and children. The location seems remote but everything you can imagine is a short drive away. Paul and Lesely were very welcoming and helpful in pointing us in the right direction. The bottle of chilled Chablis in the fridge and the private wine tasting that Lesley arrange are the little touches that make Chateau de Serrigny even more special. We can't wait to return with the rest of the family!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you staying with us , and we would love to see you again. Regards. Lesley
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Paris Orly/Charles De Gaulle/Lyon at 200 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Tonnerre/Chablis at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais 4 hours drive at 400 Kilometres Nearest Train : Tonnerre at 7 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Auxerre A6 at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Tonnerre/Chablis at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Geneva at 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


Rental rates

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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
8 Jan 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

10% Discount available for re bookings.
There is an optional end of stay cleaning service for €60

A small deposit confirms the booking. Bank transfer or cash accepted with balance due on arrival.

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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Family bathroom on the 1st floor


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, The dining room has a double sofa bed .


  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • During July and August we only rent for full weeks, Saturday to Saturday.

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