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Chateau Vela

Lans, Burgundy, France
  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Baths 7
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • A/C


Chateau Vela is a charming 19th century chateau located in the heart of southern Burgundy, just a few minutes from Châlon-sur-Saône. The property is situated in a beautiful wooded parkland, boasting numerous ancient trees, a delightful orchard and a heated pool (open April 1 - October 31). The chateau offers seven luxury bedrooms (each with an ensuite bathroom), a gym, a cozy lounge with fireplace, a dining room, and fully-equipped kitchen. The living areas all open out onto the terrace and pool area, providing a convenient gathering space for all to enjoy.

A 200 meter-long road guides guests to the chateau entrance. The road meanders through an apple orchard and opens onto a spacious courtyard with space to park up to eight cars. Surrounded by a centuries-old hedge of greenery and trees, the property offers much privacy. Chateau Vela is genuine yet comfortable. The two round towers add to its charm and will fascinate lovers of historic buildings. In the lounge, the dining room and the bedrooms, the owners have retained the period features, including the original wooden parquet floors, the decorated ceilings ‘à la française’, the fireplaces and doors and windows. The result of the careful and meticulous renovation includes the addition of modern amenities (such as air conditioning and Internet), and decor and furnishings with a pleasing mix of traditional and contemporary styles.

A Sauna, steam-room and Sports room have been added as of Christmas 2013.

Included in the rental price: Internet, electricity, heating, water, gas, firewood, charcoal for BBQ, general maintenance service (gardening, pool cleaning, etc.), four bicycles and two child seats, high chairs, linens and towels (pool towels NOT provided however), final cleaning

Services/amenities available upon request at additional cost: Chef, extra maid service, babysitting, continental breakfast, cooking classes

The living/lounge area of Chateau Vela has relaxing decor and comfortable furniture. The decorated ceiling ‘à la française’ and the original oak floor add a touch of authenticity and elegance. For convenience, the old fireplace has been updated with a gas system. Patio doors open directly out onto the furnished terrace of the pool, enabling guests to enjoy dining al fresco with ease. All the books in the library are at the guest\'s disposal. Big screen, high definition television with Satellite channels, a Blu-ray DVD player, plus a Playstation 3 will ensure evenings full of entertainment. In addition, the lounge can be adapted slightly to accommodate meetings and seminars.

The dining table can seat up to 14 people. As in the lounge, the light and airy dining room also has patio doors opening out onto the pool and the park beyond. The ceiling and floors are also original.

The chateau kitchen is fully-equipped and includes an oven, a microwave, a stove with five burners plus extractor fan, a dishwasher, a large refrigerator, a freezer, an electric coffee maker, a toaster, an electric kettle, an assortment of herbs, spices and condiments, and a large, farmhouse table.

Château Vela offers seven double bedrooms; three on the first floor, and the other four on the second. The second floor bedrooms all have air conditioning (as well as the VIP bedroom on the first floor). The VIP bedroom consists of a balcony looking out across the pool, a Blu-ray DVD player, bathtub with massage jets, double washbasin, heated towel rail, and hairdryer. Two baby cots are available at the chateau.

The owners of the chateau have provided a wide range of leisure activities for the enjoyment of the guests. These include the swimming pool, an equipped gym (with exercise bike, rowing machine, weights machine, dumbbells, mats, wall-mounted TV with DVD, shower with massage jets), board games, TVs with Blu-ray DVD players, Playstation 3 with 20 games, bicycles, Boules, table tennis, and a giant trampoline.

Each year, during the 3rd weekend in July (from the Thursday evening until Sunday evening), the streets of Chalon-sur-Saône are transformed into the stage of a multitude of live performances (jugglers, plays, concerts, acrobats, circus acts etc.) during the biggest festival of street theater in France. For further details see www.chalondanslarue.com


ST, Scandinavia.

It is now about two weeks from our visit, but never too late to thank you for the wonderful time, we spent in France and in your chateau. Our group (now 10 persons) is a group of friends, cousins and other relatives. Our group has been doing similar trips for 12 years (once or twice per year). So far we have been lucky in our selections of chateau or manor house. And - yes - our good luck continued and our expectations were exceeded during our stay. I am not complaining the relatively modest weather. Maybe it was a good thing, so that we had more time to travel around the small villlages, cities, wine yards etc. So thank you again and good luck to your activitiies and hobbies (= wine)! Best regards from all of us


Merci, this is a wonderful "home base" to explore and enjoy the Burgundy region.Our week was tres bien!


Chalon sur Saône now holds a special place in our hearts, and our stay here at your lovely château has greatly contributed to that. Thank you so much !


This has been a terrific week...plenty of good food, good wine, beautiful scenery. The route des grands crus is a fabulous way to spend a day. Cheers !


We had a wonderful holiday celebrating our retirement with all our family (3 sons, 3 daughters-in-law, and grand children). The Château has exceeded all our expectations, the pool and trampoline has been such a success with the children. We will take home many fond memories of this special holiday.


Thank you for a peaceful, pastoral and pampered respite, removed from our mundane lives. We will all remember, treasure and revere this week apart, "as time goes bye.


Take a 60th birthday "girl", her husband, two cousins and spouses, and few friends of antipodean and British origin... And good weather, and a kitchen able to cope with lots of good cooks and "elves"! Result : A week to remember for all of us ! Thank you !


13 of us, all accomodated in lovely bedrooms. Wonderful social house, great furnishings. BBQ in constant use due to prearranged excellent weather. Loved the pool and plenty of sunbeds. All enjoyed Chalon and surrounding area. Great meal cooked on our first night by Chef Patrick. We have been on holiday as a group of 13 friends for over 10 years and this house has been the best.

JA, Australia

On behalf of our Canadian travel group, I'd like to extend great appreciation for our stay at your beautiful Chateau. The property is magnificent and your attention to detail is impressive. We won't hesitate to recommend you to our friends and colleagues. We had a wonderful time and will certainly be back to Burgundy.


I wanted to drop you a quick email to feedback our stay at the Chateau. Thank you for allowing us to rent your fantastic and beautiful Chateau, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had an absolutely amazing time in Burgundy. The property is wonderful, it couldn’t have been more perfect. The use of the pool in late October was unexpected and a real treat! Thank you to you and your team.



Living room, Dining room, Kitchen, Library, Family room, Terrace, Balcony.


Bedroom 1 - Queen bed with bathroom ensuite

Bedroom 2 - Queen bed with bathroom ensuite

Bedroom 3 - Queen bed with bathroom ensuite

Bedroom 4 - Queen bed with bathroom ensuite

Bedroom 5 - 2 Twin beds (double on request) with bathroom ensuite

Bedroom 6 - 2 Twin beds (double on request) with bathroom ensuite

Bedroom 7 - 2 Twin beds (double on request) with bathroom ensuite

King size bed: 180 cm, Queen size bed: 160 cm, Double bed 140 cm, Twin bed: 80-100 cm.


Full bathroom with tub - 3

Full bathroom with shower - 4

Total number of Toilets - 7


Price for Chateau Vela

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  • Type: House/Villa
  • Floors: 3
  • Constructed: 19th century
  • Remodeled: Recently


  • Children


  • Crib
  • Pool 12m x 6m Heated
  • Linens
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Alarm System
  • Garden


  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Barbecue
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer
  • Television
  • Satellite
  • Video
  • Stereo
  • WiFi Internet


  • Caretaker
  • Cook on request
  • Gardener
  • Maid on request : Inquire

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  • Area: Rural
  • Car recommended: Yes
  • Walk to Town: No
  • City: Dijon - 75 km
  • Town: Chalon - 5 Km
  • Airport: Dijon - 75 km
  • Train: Beaune - 35 km
  • Bus: Chalone - 5 km
  • Parking: on site
  • Attraction: 2 km


Location: Lans, Burgundy, France

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