Les Arcis is an elegant country house set in extensive grounds comprising formal gardens and parkland with grand mature trees, an orchard, vegetable garden and small vineyard. The original building dates back to the 1700s and was the hunting lodge of Colbert, finance minister to Louis XIV.
There are many places to relax and enjoy the serenity of this magnificent property: long, lazy lunches in the shade of the great old yew tree; a barbecue by the pool, with views across fields of sunflowers and barley, and over the park and beyond to the river Serein; evening drinks on the terrace and a game of boules before dinner under the stars to the chatter of cicadas.
“We had the best time at Les Arcis - it is an ideal family get away! Beautiful setting, great food, swimming, and aperitifs on the terrace overlooking the garden. I will always remember our walk through the fields to a bakery in a barn to get fresh croissants. I can’t wait to go back!” ~Sofia Coppola
“Chateau Les Arcis is a hidden gem. After a very easy journey from England, our group of 11, family and friends, entered this island of timeless elegance and French charm. The sun was shining, the pool called, the terrace beckoned, the forested garden below was to be explored, but the pétanque balls lay waiting and wine needed to be poured. What to do first? We so enjoyed discovering Les Arcis, the surrounding countryside, towns, villages, the local ‘boulangerie’ and ‘moulin’, the ancient monasteries and friendly Chablis Domaines. Most of all we loved our time at Chateau Les Arcis. We’ll return at the next opportunity.” ~Emily & Paul Michael
“Serenity wrapped in a warm blanket of Peace followed by a good dose of Calm lovingly poured on top. Easy to drop into from Paris, and then to launch yourself into the rest of Burgundy. For those with more sedate inclinations, lovely fields surround, or just meander in the gardens and get out your watercolor paints once you’ve found your lawn chair’s ideal location.” ~Peter Warner
There are six bedrooms: a large master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom on the first floor; on the second floor there are three double bedrooms (two of which have their own bath and basin), and two twin rooms, (both of which can be converted into a superking double and there is room for an extra single bed if necessary). On this floor there is also a bathroom with twin basins, bath and w/c; a shower room and a separate w/c. There is additional accommodation in the Atelier (a converted outbuilding), which has a bathroom, w/c and mezzanine bedroom (ideal for young adults).
A wide entrance hall, with a black and white tiled floor, opens into each of the ground floor rooms. There is a large salon, which runs the depth of the house. This has a big log fire with club fender and two sofas. At the far end of the salon there is an open plan dining room with a long table which seats up 8-10. This is also perfect for cards, puzzles and board games of which a large selection is available. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a large electric oven with gas hob, a dishwasher, microwave, fridge and breakfast bar. This leads into the morning room with dining table, large comfortable chair, and a writing desk.
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