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Villa Delphinus

Saunieres, Burgundy, France
  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 6
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Walk to Town
  • View


Not far from the quiet, country road meandering along the river Doubs is the beautiful, 19th century Villa Delphinus. Located in the charming Burgundian village of Saunieres, the villa finds itself in an enviable position at the doorsteps of the spectacular Jura. With immediate access to world-class wines, beautiful scenery, rich history, and epicurean delights, the visitor need look no further for a complete Burgundian vacation than Villa Delphinus.


Recently renovated (the doors opened to the public in May 2011), the villa offers six luxurious and spacious bedrooms with six ensuite bathrooms, fitness room, sauna, steam room, cozy living room with fireplace, dining room and fully-equipped kitchen. The integrity of the villa was kept intact (original tiles, floor, ceilings, fireplaces, etc.) with modern conveniences added for comfort. The decor and furnishings reflect a pleasing mix of modern and traditional styles. The kitchen opens directly on the terrace of the swimming pool, which enables the guests convenient access for outside meals.

Behind an old-style steel gate is the villa courtyard, decorated with roses and offering enough space to welcome up to six cars. Behind Villa Delphinus is a park-like environment, with a large heated pool (open April 1 - October 31), a spacious furnished terrace, and expansive gardens, replete with a century-old walnut tree. This space offers plenty of room for lounging and relaxing, or, a play area for children.

A small house located next to the villa is totally dedicated to guests seeking indoor leisure and wellness. On the first floor, guests will find a fitness room equipped with two types of exercise bikes, rowing machine and weights. There is also a leisure corner with a foosball table and sofas. On the ground floor there is a sauna and a steam bath with a capacity of up to six persons each, and a bathroom with shower and WC. The washing machine and dryer are also located in the leisure house.

Included in the rental price: Heating, gas, water, electricity, Internet, linens and towels (except NOT pool towels), firewood, general maintenance (gardening, pool cleaning, etc.), final cleaning, four bicycles with child seats, high chairs, baby cots

Available upon request at additional cost: Chef service, extra maid service, continental breakfast, babysitting, cooking lessons

The lounge and the dining room have a fireplace both dating back to the 19th century. (An electric fireplace system is the living room fireplace, which will enable you to make the most of evenings around the fire with family or friends, without the trouble to have to carry wood and start the fire. The dining room has an open fire place for which the owners supply wood.) The decor of the living area is informal and comfortable, offset by ornate, original tiles and a decorated \'a la francaise\' ceiling. To ensure evenings full of entertainment, there is a big screen, high definition Satellite TV, a Blu-ray DVD player, and a Playstation 3 with plenty of games. The dining room, with its French-style ceiling, antique tiles and superb fireplace is decorated in a \"hunting villa\" motif. The dining table can seat up to 12 people. The villa kitchen is fully-equipped and includes an oven, a microwave, a stove with four burners plus extractor fan, a dishwasher, a large refrigerator with freezer, an extra small refrigerator, an electric coffee maker, a toaster and, an electric kettle. Also included in the kitchen are utensils, tea towels, an assortment of herbs, spices & condiments, and dishwasher and washing machine products. Two high chairs are available for use.

Villa Delphinus features six double bedrooms (with ensuite bathrooms) and a baby bedroom/nursery. One bedroom is on the ground floor, three bedrooms are on the first floor (as well as the baby bedroom), and two bedrooms are on the top floor. Two of the bedrooms are equipped with HD Satellite TV and Blu-ray DVD player. All the bathrooms are stylish and outfitted with comfort in mind. Each has a WC, washbasin, hair dryer, towels, and either a shower or bathtub.

Leisure activities available at Villa Delphinus: Swimming pool, board games, HD Satellite TV, Blu-ray DVD players, Playstation 3 with games, Internet, bicycles with two child seats, Boules, table tennis, giant trampoline, soccer area, children\'s playground with swings, and fishing opportunities in the nearby river. A ramp into the river is available just in front of the Villa. It is free of charge, guests are free to use it to unload boats into the river. There is also a \"barn\" next to the Villa where boats can be stored.

Villa Delphinus is located just on the \"Doubs\" riverside. 100 meters from the villa guests will find a good size fishing spot. Fishing permits can be bought in the local town of Verdun sur le Doubs at the fishing equipment shop (closed on Monday and Sunday from November to April, and closed on Sunday afternoon only from May to October). This is a great place for carp, pike and cylurus fishing.




Lovely house, especially the comfy bedrooms and the superb pool, trampoline and other play facilities. We particularly enjoyed the massage and facials that Julie the beautician gave us on Tuesday. Also the wine tasting evening with François was great fun (the combination of good wine, François's english and our french kept everyone very happy !!). Beaune is a good day out too. Many thanks for a good family holiday.


We have had an excellent holiday here at the Villa. Facilities are wonderful. The swimming-pool was appreciated by everybody from the youngest grandchild (4 months) to the grandparents. Tabletennis, petanque, swings, football and trampoline were all well used as was the playstation. The welcome from the owner was excellent and we found many of your suggestions and recommendations very helpful. An excellent base for touring the vineyards, and we were really blessed with the weather.

LF, Denmark

Great & Fantastic !! A wonderful week in a nice Villa and area. And thanks from another part of the Linde family. We enjoyed the facilities, the great weather, and being together all home. We had a nice week and everybody was fully satisfied


Thank you so much for your wonderful welcome when we arrived. We have loved staying in your villa and you seem to have thought of everything to make our stay here comfortable. The house has been beautifully restored with a lovely attention to detail and so many activities to keep us all occupied. Thank you very much.

TF, Australia

We have enjoyed a lovely relaxing week in the Villa. A very comfortable place to stay. Beautiful countryside and excellent wineries made our holiday ! Best wishes


Thank you for a wonderful stay at the Villa! All twelve of us had a fantastic time in the pool, playing football + ping-pong + boules and grilling pizzas on the outdoor grill ! The villa was the perfect home base for all of our excursions, and we got a lot of use out of the bikes. We are thinking of installing our own steam room back home... Thanks again !


What a wonderful stay ! We have fallen in love with this place + Burgundy. Yes we hope to return for another stay. Thank you for the wonderful memories.

PG, Australia.

Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable in your beautiful Villa. We will happily recommend you to any of our Australian friends heading this way.


Our group of 10 had a fabulous week here at the Villa. The house was fantastic, comfortable, attractive and in a very peaceful setting. From here we were able to explore the vineyards of Cote d'Or, of Château-Chalon and Dijon. And relaxing at the end of each day around the pool and the petanque court was a great way to wind up each day. Thank you Christophe for giving us everything we needed to have a superb week, and we hope to come back soon.

MF , England

Excellent stay at Villa! One of the best holidays we can remember . Peaceful, stylish and well furnished throughout. The pool was enjoyed by all, particularly our daughter and her friend from Paris. We will return.



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


Bedroom 1 - Queen bed with bathroom ensuite

Bedroom 2 - Queen bed with bathroom ensuite

Bedroom 3 - Queen bed with bathroom ensuite

Bedroom 4 - 2 Twin beds (double on request) 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

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


Full bathroom with tub - 2

Full bathroom with shower - 4

Total number of Toilets - 6


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  • Type: House/Villa
  • Floors: 3
  • Constructed: 19th century
  • Remodeled: 2010


  • Children


  • Crib
  • Pool 10m x 5m
  • Linens
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • View


  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Barbecue
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • 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: Yes
  • City: Dijon - 55 km
  • Town: Saunieres - 0 km
  • Airport: Dijon - 55 km
  • Train: Beaune - 25 km
  • Bus: Saunieres - 0 km
  • Parking: on site
  • Attraction: Immediate


Location: Saunieres, Burgundy, France

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