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Why travel experts chose this hotel
Grand château setting in Burgundy
Fine dining restaurant
Pristine 18-hole golf course
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Complimentary wine degustation at Château Pommard
Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
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Golf fans will be chomping at the bit to visit this wonderful hotel in Burgundy, and swing a club at the on-site 18-hole course designed by Géry Watine and Thierry Sprecher. But the striking 16th-century castle isn't just for lovers of the game, it's also an excellent base to explore the surrounding vineyard-filled region from – wine lovers will certainly be in their element too. And for those wishing simply to relax, the property is home to a wellness centre and a seasonal outdoor pool – the latter is open from May to October.
Renovation works began in the 1989, transforming the turreted structure into what it is today, and in 1990 the estate opened its door to guests. Romantic getaway, golf weekender, gourmet stay... the château offers a holiday for all tastes.
Note: dogs are welcome, but need to be on a lead at all times.
Fine dining L’Armançon is where classic Burgundy plates are given a twist, and meals can be enjoyed alfresco or in the elegant dining room. Wherever possible, ingredients are organic and locally-sourced. Choose from a range of menus including à la carte, farm-to-table, market, and a tasting option; expect delights such as monkfish with sparkling wine or veal with morels and green asparagus. And come Sunday, why not indulge in brunch, where an array of breads, pastries, savoury dishes and desserts are served.
A second mealtime option is atmospheric Bistro Le Rubillon, which can be found in the original kitchens – think stone walls and vaulted ceilings. Signatures range from boeuf bourguignon to mussels and fries – tuck into your meal out on the heated terrace if you fancy dining with a view to the golf course.
Drinks-wise, there's a duo of bars to choose from: Lion’s and Sports. Sip on a drink outside in the courtyard at the former; the latter is home to a cosy fireplace for colder months.
Note: Bistro Le Rubillon is closed for 2020.
The rooms and suites are divided into 5 categories: Superior, Prestige, and Family rooms, plus Junior and Castle suites. Each is decorated in a traditional style, with warm tones and wood.
Of course, the pristine golf course is likely to keep many guests occupied, but there’s also an array of things to do for those not getting out onto the fairways. From wine tasting with the in-house sommelier and cooking classes, to lounging by the pool, playing a game of tennis, or booking in a massage, you won’t be short of options.
And if you do fancy getting to grips with the world of golf, try an initiation session, where an instructor will explain the game and give tips on chipping and putting.
Beyond the scenic grounds, there are vineyards galore to visit: the hotel is within an hour’s drive of Côte-de-Nuits, Côte-de-Beaune, and Chablis. There are a host of charming medieval villages and towns close by too, such as Beaune and Dijon. And Morvan Regional Natural Park is just 30 minutes away, with lakes such as Chamboux to stop at, and plenty of walking trails.
Pets are allowed in the rooms, restaurants and on the golf course. The fee is 15 € per night, per pet.
Free parking is available.
Places of Interest
Lac de Panthier: 20 minutes
Château de Chateauneuf-en-Auxois: 25 minutes
Château de Mâlain: 30 minutes
Beaune: 40 minutes
Dijon: 45 minutes