The construction of the castle took place in different phases. The construction started in the 17th century (with the east wing and adjacent farmhouse) and ended in the 19th century (with the entire west wing and the central tower). A century ago, the area covered more than 400 hectares.
In 2009, the ‘Château de Planchevienne’ estate was bought by a couple, Dewulf-Lein, who, since then and through different phases, have proceeded to carry out extensive renovation work to create the gem that the property currently is. The property is run by them, together with the manageress, who resides on site, and their loyal staff.
The gardens surrounding the castle are carefully maintained. The numerous parterres of hydrangea and boxwood blend together and give the area a special cachet.
The masterpiece is the garden steel gazebo, surrounded by an impressive wickerwork of fragrant thick white roses. A fenced and 10-metre heated swimming pool is nicely integrated on the west side of the castle.
The wooden sun loungers and garden chairs are comfortably furnished with soft cushions, where our guests can blissfully enjoy themselves. The numerous seats, scattered throughout the park, offer the perfect setting to recharge your batteries.
In the park there are several century-old trees that contribute to the unique charm. If you wish to eat outside, you can choose between the morning terrace at the front of the castle or the shaded terrace at the back of the castle, which offers a magnificent view of the park and forest.
The property :
- is situated 1.5 km from the famous race-circuit of Magny-Cours
- is situated in the middle of the medieval, touristic triangle Nevers – Moulins – Decize.
- is situated at less than 2 hours by car from the city of Paris.
- offers, thanks to its central location in France and its location near the A77 highway, the ideal stopover halfway to the South of France or Spain. The A77 offers an alternative highway to the A6 to the South, with a much lower traffic volume.
The castle has 8 comfortable, tastefully decorated rooms:
Family room n° 1 is situated on the ground floor and comprises a master bedroom (with double bed) and an adjacent children’s room (with 2 single beds + option to add a cot). The room has a bathroom with a bath and a toilet.
Room n° 2 is situated on the 1st floor in the west wing with its windows facing the western side of the property and with a view of the swimming pool. This suite has a king-size bed and a spacious bathroom with a bath and a separate toilet.
Room n° 3 is situated on the 1st floor, also in the west wing, with its windows at the front of the castle. This is the biggest room of the castle. It has a king-size bed and a spacious bathroom with a bath, a shower and a toilet.
Room n° 4 is situated on the 1st floor, also in the west wing, with its windows at the front of the castle. It has a king-size bed and a spacious bathroom with a bath, a shower and a toilet.
Room n° 5, also situated on the 1st floor, is the tower room and has a king-size bed and a separate spacious bathroom with a shower and a toilet. This room also has a view of the front garden and is situated centrally in the middle of the castle.
Room n° 6 is situated on the 1st floor of the east wing and has both view of the front garden as well as of the park behind the front garden. The room has a king-size bed and a spacious bathroom with a shower and a separate toilet.
Room n° 7 is situated on the 1st floor of the east wing and has a view of the front garden. This room has a king-size bed, a spacious bathroom with a bath and a separate toilet.
Room n° 8, also on the 1st floor, has a view of the front garden and the entrance gate of the castle. This room has a king-size bed, integrated bathroom with shower and a separate toilet.
If requested, rooms n° 7 and 8 can be connected through a dividing door so that they can serve as ‘connecting rooms’ (or family rooms).
All rooms are tastefully decorated with warm colours. They all offer a view of the green of the park and the trees. All rooms include bath and bed linen and a hairdryer.
All rooms also have Wi-Fi connection.
The living area of the castle has a modern kitchen and scullery with all the necessary provisions, ranging from crockery, cutlery to cooking utensils, a microwave oven, 2 hot air ovens, fridges, a large freezer, a dishwasher, a washing machine, a tumble dryer etc. The large dining area with its impressive mosaic floor and open fireplace can seat 18 people. There is also a spacious entrance hall, a large sitting area with comfortable armchairs and a cosy fireplace, and finally a library/bar, also with a fireplace and a bar.
You will experience an unprecedented peace and quiet in the ‘Château’ throughout the year. At night, the castle is bathed in the atmospheric light of all the twilight lamps that provide nice lighting in each room, and by the magnificent chandeliers that can all be dimmed.
At night, from the terraces or the park, you can often marvel at the breathtaking starry skies, one of the assets of the Burgundy region. You can also warm yourself by a crackling ‘bonfire’ in the cast iron bowl provided for this purpose, surrounded by tree trunks.
The property is completely secured and is equipped with all kinds of modern technology (external camera surveillance, smoke detectors, motion detectors, automatic gate control (with code) and an alarm system).