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Sylvie and Alain were amazing hosts. Our room was very large and beautiful. We loved staying in a French country home. In our room, we had everything we needed, and the bed was particularly comfortable. Our hosts took care to make sure we were comfortable. What I loved most about staying here was having breakfast with Sylvie and Alain. The breakfast was delicious with homemade cakes and jams. Sylvie and Alain would drink coffee with us and we’d chat about different things. They were wonderful at recommending places for us to visit. We felt so lucky to have stayed with them during our exploration of Burgundy. The little village was very peaceful and quiet, but it was a nice point to visit the other villages in the area. We loved going out to visit other villages, and then coming back to the guesthouse to relax in the lovely garden. What else can we say? We absolutely loved it!!
We were fortunate enough to recently spend a month at the Chateau de Cecile, and what a glorious month it was! The chateau is every bit as gorgeous and romantic as the photos suggest. The owners have impeccable style, finding a perfect balance between old and new. A grand, historic setting, yet with all modern comforts and amenities, along with whimsical touches and great art...all together a superb residence.
Whether we were 12, or just 2, it was either perfectly spacious, or cozy and comfortable. We especially enjoyed preparing meals, or banquets en masse, after outings to the wineries and the daily markets, for dining indoors and out. Most days were spent exploring the famous vineyards surrounding Beaune (about a 30 minute drive) and blissful dining at the many 1, 2 and 3 Michelin starred restaurants, all within an hour's drive.
A special love was for our fellow residents, the few dozen white Charolais cows that graze, that made our field even more picturesque and enchanting. Waking up to this magical setting is something I will forever hold dear.
The property is well managed by both Colas, at Squarebreak, and the caretakers, Gerard and his wife, locally. We were in fine hands for whatever need popped up.
I highly recommend this for special get togethers....and I thank the owners for sharing their gorgeous chateau with us...it was a perfect and memorable month in the French countryside.