Vacation in a Modernly Decorated, Centuries-Old Chateau in Burgundy

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Explore the storied French wine region from this fairytale setting, complete with an ivy-covered turret and a pond.

This six-bedroom chateau would make a trip to Burgundy all the more memorable. Located 15 minutes away from the riverside commune of Is-sur-Tille, the 500-year old property is genuinely removed from the outside world. Grounds include a quiet pond in a scruffy wooded setting, and a rambling lawn with a table and chairs for impromptu garden parties. Afterwards, guests could jump into the heated outdoor pool. 


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This is a place to travel to with a group. The six-bedroom, four-bathroom chateau sleeps 15 people and is surprisingly kid-friendly: a salon space holds toys and games, and the grounds feature a play area with swings and a sand pit. Meanwhile, travelers of all ages will want to explore the property's 200-year-old park, riverside beach, and private island. There's even a superb fishing spot. 


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You could easily spend as much, if not more time indoors, poking around the breathtaking chateau. Bits and pieces of history—stones peeking through a white wall; domed ceilings; stained-glass windows; a coat of arms carved into a fireplace—are found all around the home. And the thoughtful placement of modern design touches and unique furnishings, from Lucite chairs to a rough-hewn kitchen table to a blue clawfoot bathtub, make each room worth lingering in. 


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The chateau accommodates weddings as well, offering elegant spaces like the ground-floor reception hall, and the fireplace-equipped dining room on the second floor. Nervous brides and grooms can blow off steam in the billiards room, or unwind in the poolside hot tub. And the property's location is another huge (honeymoon-worthy) draw. Burgundy wine country surrounds the chateau, while Dijon is a 25-minute drive, and Beaune & Nuits St Georges are an hour away. 

Convinced yet? You can book a stay through Oliverstravels.com, which offers more details on the history of the property going back to 1511.