La Maison du Chateau

 

"We had such a wonderful week at La Maison du Chateau!  Delphine is absolutely fantastic - it really was a treat to have such delicious food cooked for lunch and dinner, with the children also so well cared for.  She was lovely and even made  a special cake for the Friday as three of the kids had their sixth birthdays this month.

Paying for the additional staff to clear up meant it felt like a luxury week and we all properly relaxed even with such young children!  The property itself is gorgeous, each room/area had a different advantage that worked out brilliantly for every family.  The differnt zones meant that even with 21 of us it never felt too busy and we all got our own space.  As for the grounds they were just idyllic - it's the stuff of childhood dreams to be running around such beautiful parkland, taking out the boat, wading into the river, playing tennis etc.  When the kids ran in shouting they had found a castle we couldn't believe it!  I think it all meant the 11 of them got on brilliantly and loved every day.  One boy said the first day was the best of his life!  Thanks again for a magical week.  It was an exceptional, standout holiday for all of us."  Jones 2018

 

"...Thank you for a fantastic week. My mum had a very happy time seeing her 8 grandchildren together (it's a very rare occurrence!) and it was a lovely birthday celebration for her too.

The house is brilliant for a large group with its vast spaces and semi-private sections for different families (never mind that each couple has their own bathroom!) The house has a lovely feel inside, lovely paintings and is in such a gorgeous setting. 

Our boys absolutely loved the tennis court (they played every day and lots of cricket on it too) and all the kids loved the swimming pool. It was lovely and warm so allowed for very long games of Marco Polo!! 

There's such a lot of space, grounds to explore and everyone enjoyed croquet - it got the oldies involved in the fun! Some of us walked or ran the canal every day (combined with a trip to the playground for little ones) and hence discovered the canal path to Montbard.  As a result, we took your advice about bikes, rented 10 bikes. It was a lovely addition to the week.

Brendan did a fun tasting for us - wines we would never have tasted otherwise and he told us lots of Burgundy wine facts we didn't know.  The highlight of the week was Delphine's delicious cooking and care of us. She really is amazing. She has such a lovely way about her - nothing was too much, she answered any questions (lots about her recipes!) and always made sure we were happy. It was such an enormous treat too to have the table laid and cleared by Martine and Jouelle..."  Laird 2017

    

"What a fabulous house you have... we all had such a wonderful time and Delphine is just out of this world.  She does everything with a smile - says she loves having the house full and is the most superb cook... and the maids are excellent as well.  We made full use of the beautiful tennis court... we did lots of walking and looking at chateaux... there is so much to do there which is brilliant.  A huge thank you for allowing us to stay there - it really did feel a great privilege."  Jackson-Stops, late June 2013

 

"We are having the most wonderful week... La Maison is just perfect for our family holiday - the countrysite beautifully in bloom with the best of sping.  We shall be sad to leave on Saturday and of course would love to return sometime in the future.   Delphine has been a real treasure and the maids also always efficient and obliging and so pleasant to have around.  Many thanks - it's been a very happy holiday."  Albert, early June 2013

 

"I just wanted to write and say what a lovely holiday we had and what a fantastic home your family have created.  It certainly lived up to our expectations and more...  Delphine and her team and also Jean-Pierre were both lovely and I enjoyed practicing rusty French...  Please tell all at the house that we thought they were fantastic and tolerant of mess and chaos with 3 under 4 years old!"  Potter May 2013

 

"We returned last night after a truly wonderful week at La Maison du Chateau.  The house is beautiful and the way you run it is perfect to make a special holiday... Not only is Delphine a superb cook but she is also a lovely person... amazingly efficient at producing fabulous meals for both children and adults."  Ritchie Oct/Nov 2012

 

"...I wanted to say thank you for a wonderful weekend at La Maison du Chateau... the grounds are spectacular in Autumn... I think the men all fell in love with Delphine!!... her cooking was absolutely outstanding!... I am already dreaming of a return visit...  Keogh Oct 2o12

 

"We have had the most wonderful holiday in your beautiful house.  Delphine and Martine were brilliant - we couldn't have been better looked after.  And we couldn't have had a nicer time.  We very much look forward to returning next year (my only consolation as I very sadly say goodbye).  Macpherson July/August 2012

 

"We have had the most wonderful week - more wonderful than I can say!  It was exactly what we had hoped for and more... The house was perfect... there was something for everyone to do at any time.  Football, fishing, messing about on the river, tennis, swimming, great games of rounders... it was completely perfect.  Delphine was exactly as you described - wonderful.  Nothing seemed too much trouble and her food was really fantastic."  Elliot July 2011

 

"The house and grounds were beautiful, Delphine's cooking was fabulous...  We particularly enjoyed messing about on the river...  Brendan Moore was a great recommendation: he gave us an excellent in-house tasting and took 5 of us on an all-day tour on Tuesday...  I certainly hope to revisit La Maison du Chateau with the family. " Swift June 2011

 

"We had another wonderful year at La Maison du Chateau... it is an amazing place"  Bound April 2011

 

"Just to say we all had a fantastic weekend at the house... The food was absolutely fantastic & please pass on our thanks to everyone out there, especially Delphine, for creating such a relaxed weekend... I’ve told my Father that if he makes it to 90 we’ll do it again, in the meantime I’ll come up with an excuse to get back there sooner!" Murray, May 2010

 

"The house is absolutely gorgeous and I loved the atmosphere there. I can quite understand why you fell in love with it. . . I have to say that the food that Delphine cooked for us was absolutely outstanding. I have not stayed anywhere before where every single mouthful without exception was delicious. February 2010

 

"Last year it was wonderful but even more of a treat to go a second time. It is such a fabulous place and hospitality is exquisite. Delphine's cooking was, again, delicious, her souffle is amazing and her lunch spreads that she lays out each day simply incredible!" Verney June 08


The Gate House

"We had a fantastic week and thoroughly enjoyed both Cry and the surrounding areas. It was lovely to find such a clean, well-equipped house which had been prepared to welcome us." Bickley

 

"After 30 years in French Gites, The Gate House certainly wins on comfort". Shaw

 

"I am writing to say how much we enjoyed our stay at The Gate House; we particularly enjoyed the peacefulness, the privacy and the relaxed and homely atmosphere of the house". Duff

 

"Beautiful countryside, peaceful; we enjoyed our holiday very much". Moore 

 

Painting Holidays

"I should have written before now to say how much I enjoyed the painting holiday at La Maison du Chateau, which is an idyllic place.   You were an inspiring teacher and I learnt a great deal, for which I am extremely grateful.   I met some delightful people and Delphine's cooking was absolutely wonderful!" Hornsby (Painting holiday Sept 09 with Susanna Lyell as tutor)

 

"Thank you for creating such a lovely place for us all to paint. I left feeling happy and inspired."  Paul

 

"Everything was so beautifully taken care of."  Bailey
 
"Restarting painting at La Maison du Chateau has been wonderful. It has changed my life - thank you"  Taylor