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The Secret Garden

5.00 (11 reviews) Verified Uxeau, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

About this campspace #s002072

Your host

Christine

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Welcome to La Villeneuve!

On top of one of the hills in the middle of the nature of southern Burgundy, surrounded by wooded areas, fields and other hills, about 45 minutes away from the A6 (Autoroute du Solail) in Chalon-Sur-Saône you will find our pitch . It is open all year round. On the orchard of a former winery (8000 m²) with mansion, outbuildings, garden and park are 4 pitches, separated by the fruit trees. Each individual setting offers a lot of free space. The entire property is surrounded by a wall. Motorcycle tourists, families with children, pets and horses are welcome, too! For the horses there is a pasture and stables (shared with our donkey).

Various benches, table groups and other resting places, especially in the park, invite you to linger. Enjoy the beautiful view and meet our numerous free-roaming animals. Whether it's pets such as dogs, cats, chickens, peacocks and a donkey, wild small animals and birds or our only neighbors, the Charolais Cattle, each one will curiously examine you. Over here you can expect a lot of nature, peace and relaxation and if you like, direct contact to the people of the country.

For motorhomes we have electrical connections. The supply of drinking water is also guaranteed. In the area of an annex there is a toilet, a shower, a lounge and a simple accommodation for extremely bad weather. An unloading point for dirty water is located about 10 minutes away and is easy to reach. It might be possible to rent a room in the main house.

Upon request, we can provide you with breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and cake or packed lunches.

There are many hiking trails, cycle paths, markets and festivals in this area. Activities like swimming, fishing, kayaking, boat trips, covered waggon rides, carting, etc. are also possible. Not far away are amusement parks, a zoo, a thermal bath, castles, archaeological sites (eg Bibracte), places of pilgrimage (Paray-Le-Monial, Cluny), museums, cultural institutions, restaurants, shops, etc. Excursions to Lyon (about 1 ¾ hours), Guédelon Castle (about 2 ¼ hours), Lake Geneva (about 2 ½ hours), Vezelay (about 2 hours) or the Burgundian wine region (about 1 hour) are also possible. You can even reach Paris within 4 hours. If you wish we can be your personal tour guide for some of the sights.

Please no smoking in the buildings, no excessive parties and treat our animals, us, our property, nature and the surroundings kindly. Respect your fellow campers, especially at resting times!

Whether you want to spend your whole vacation with us or are just passing through, we are looking forward to welcoming you soon!


Bienvenue à la Villeneuve!

Au sommet d'une colline au milieu de la nature en Bourgogne du sud, entourés de bois, champs et d'autres collines, à around 45 minutes de l'A6 (Autoroute du Soleil) à Chalon-sur-Saône, vous trouverez notre terrain. Il est libre toute l'année. Sur le verger d'un ancien établissement viticole (8000 m²) avec manoir, dépendances, jardin et parc se trouvent 4 emplacements, séparés par des arbres fruitiers. Chaque emplacement individuel offre beaucoup d'espace libre. Toute la propriété est entourée de murs. Famille avec enfants, motards, animaux de compagnie et chevaux sont les bienvenues également! Pour les chevaux, il ya une pâture et des stabulations (à partager avec notre âne).
Différents bancs, tables et autres endroits de repos, spécialement dans le parc, vous invite à stroll. Appréciez la vue magnifique et rencontrez quelques animaux errants. Qu'ils s'agissent d'animaux de compagnies comme chiens, chats, poules, paons et un âne, petits animaux sauvages, oiseaux ou nos seuls voisins, les Charolaises, chacune d'entre elles vous dévisagera avec curiosité. Ici, vous allez trouvez beaucoup de nature, calme et détente et si vous voulez des contacts directs avec les gens de la région.
Pour les campings cars nous avons l'électricité et l'eau potable. Dans un coin de la dépendance se trouve un WC, une douche une salle de détente et un logement provisoire en cas de mauvais temps. A point de collecte des eaux usées est situé à approximately 10 mn et est très facile à joindre. Il peut être possible de louer une chambre dans la maison principale.
Sur demande, nous pouvons vous servir le petit déjeuner, déjeuner, dîner, café et gâteau ou pique nique à emporter.
Il ya beaucoup de sentiers de randonnées et piste cyclable dans cette région. Les activités comme la natation, la pêche, le kayak, voyage en bateau, promenade en chariot couvert, karting, etc. are also possible. Pas très loin se trouvent parc d'attraction, zoo, bains thermal, châteaux, site archéologique (ex: Bibracte), lieu de pèlerinage (Parayle-Monial, Cluny), musés, institutions culturelles, restaurants, boutiques, etc. Des Excursions in Lyon (around 1 ¾ h), Château de Guédelon (around 2 ¼ h), lace de Genève (around 2 ½ h), Vézelay (around 2 h) or the region of the vins de Bourgogne (around 1 h) sont possibles . Même Paris n'est qu'à 4 heures de route. Si vous le souhaitez nous pouvons vous servir de guide.
S'il vous plaît ne pas fumer dans les bâtiments, pas de fêtes excessives et traiter nos animaux, nous, notre propriété, la nature et les environs avec bonté. Respectez vos camarades de camp, surtout aux moments de repos!
Que vous vouliez passez toutes vos vacances avec nous ou juste être de passage, nous sommes impatients de vous recevoir bientôt!


Welcome to La Villeneuve!

Your pitch is on one of the hills in the middle of nature in southern Burgundy, surrounded by forests, hills and fields, about 45 minutes from the A6 (Autoroute du Solail) in Chalon-Sur-Saône and is open to you all year round. On the orchard of a former winery (8000 m²) with manor house, outbuildings, garden and park there are 4 parking spaces, separated from each other by the fruit trees. Every single place offers a lot of its own space. The entire property is surrounded by a wall. Motorbike tourists, families with children, pets and horses are also very welcome here. A pasture and stables are available for horses, which they can share with our donkey.

Various benches, groups of tables and other resting places, especially in the park, invite you to linger. Enjoy the wonderful view and meet our numerous animals roaming free. Whether it's the domestic animals such as dogs, cats, chickens, peacocks and a donkey, small wild animals and birds or our only neighbors, the Charolais cattle, you will examine each one with curiosity. With us you can expect a lot of nature, peace and relaxation as well as direct contact with the country and its people.

Electrical connections are available for mobile homes. The supply of drinking water is also guaranteed. In the area of an adjoining building there is a toilet, a shower, a lounge and emergency accommodation in extremely bad weather. A discharge point for dirty water is approx. 10 minutes away and is easy to reach. It may be possible to rent a room in the main building.

On request, we will be happy to serve you breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and cake or packed lunches.

There are many hiking trails, bike trails, markets and festivals in this area. Activities such as swimming, fishing, kayaking, boat trips, covered wagon rides, carting, etc. are also possible. Not far away there are amusement parks, a zoo, a thermal bath, castles, archaeological excavation sites (e.g. Bibracte), places of pilgrimage (Paray-Le-Monial, Cluny), a Buddhist temple, geological features, museums, cultural institutions, restaurants , Shops, etc. Excursions to Lyon (approx. 1 ¾ hours;), Guédelon Castle (approx. 2 ¼ hours), Lake Geneva (approx. 2.5 hours), Vezelay (approx. 2 hours) or the Burgundian wine region (approx. 1 hour) are also possible. Even Paris can be reached in 4 hours. If you wish, we will be happy to be your personal tour guide for some of the sights.

Please do not smoke in the buildings, do not have excessive parties and treat our animals, us, our property, nature and the surrounding area kindly. Respect your roommates, especially during the rest periods!

Whether you want to spend your entire vacation with us or are just passing through, we look forward to welcoming you soon!

Space for

  • Tent
  • Caravan
  • Vans
  • Motorhome

Facilities

  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • Hot shower
  • Pets allowed
  • Picnic table
  • Electricity
  • RV Hookup
  • Hot water
  • Shower (cold water)
  • BBQ
  • Campfire possible
  • Phone charge
  • Gas (stove)
  • Sportsgear
  • RV Sanitation
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Heater in accommodation
  • Shelter
  • Covered kitchen

Things to do in the area

  • TIP Find the hidden graveyard and the "moved" village of La Boulaye.
  • TIP If you go to the woods, watch out for "La Revive" ;-)
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Sightseeing

Your host, Christine

5.00 (11 reviews)

Host is verified by Campspace

Hello,

my name is Christine. I live with my partner Gérard in Uxeau, France, since 2011. Before that I lived in Germany, but my family comes partly from Poland and Czech Republic.

I am in early retirement and just recently became a grandmother again. My children are very fast with that ;-)

I love to travel. But my family all live in different parts of the world, so usually traveling means visiting them. I thought if I can not travel to all the places I want to, maybe some people could travel to my part of the world and let me help them to have a good travel experience. I am happy that gamping is giving me the possibility for that.

I speak English, German and French.

I hope to be able to welcome some gampers very soon!

Have a nice day
Christine

Reviews

yenco

Tell us about your experience
Top reception, nice location and very cozy between the animals.

How was the contact with the host?
Christine is a top hostess, very social and also helped me to see nice things in the neighborhood.

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Marianne

Tell us about your experience
Christine and her husband are wonderful people, who immediately make you feel welcome. We had a great time with all the chickens, peacocks, donkey, cats and dogs running around. Thank you!

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Stefan

Tell us about your experience
We were immediately enthusiastic about the animals. They are all really awesome! The name keeps what it promises. You really feel like you are in a secret garden.
The sanitary facilities are clean and others invite you to linger. The area around is wonderful and definitely worth a trip. We definitely want to come back!

How was the contact with the host?
Christine was super nice, open and always had ideas for things to do. A highlight was a visit to a Lost Place to chat with her. We are happy to have been there now! Thanks!

Tips for new guests?
The nearby machine museum was nice.

August 2021 · Translated from german

Sari

Tell us about your experience
August 2021. It was our first holiday in a motorhome. We visited classic campsites, free parking lots... and La Villeneuve for 2 nights. The owners, Gérard and Christine, provided a friendly reception, a personal tour of their domain and tips for trips. Highly recommended! The location is in full nature and not crowded like classic campsites. On the domain, there are peacocks, chickens, roosters... and they didn't make any noise at night. We can confirm that now :-)

How was the contact with the host?
Perfect

Tips for new guests?
2 nights isn't long enough :-)

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Penny

Tell us about your experience
This was one of our most finest holiday experiences. We had a lovely time in the secret garden: a small paradise tucked away behind the walls of a small estate. Christine and Gerard are warm hosts that make you feel at home from the minute you arrive till that awfull moment you have to leave. Christine taking us into the beautiful surrounding little villages,and showing us where to find abondoned graveyards and interesting roman sites, ordering us the nicest french bread (that had to be in ordered 2 days in advance)…checking the chicken eggs at night to see if they have been fertilized…the dogs sitting with us having coffee in the early morning: I could go on and on… .



I warned them: we will be back!

How was the contact with the host?
What can I say? People should take classes with them about how it is done!

Tips for new guests?
Don’t expect brand new 4 star facilities like a state of the art kitchen, bathroom or toilet. But if you’re ok with clean and rustic and love been surrounded by animals and old trees… (and lovely hosts ofourse): lean back and enjoy!

August 2021

Host Christine has responded

Hello,



thank you for the nice review. We are so happy that you an as good time with us as we had with you.



We enjoyed every minute of your stay with us!



Greetings

Christine

Xandra

Tell us about your experience
We were first warmly welcomed by the two huge dogs, after which we were introduced to Christine, Gerard and the other animals. Beautiful place with a beautiful view over the valley. Excellent sanitary facilities.

How was the contact with the host?
Christine makes you feel right at home, she is a great hostess, is very helpful, can cook deliciously. Provides a lot of information and tips about the area.

Tips for new guests?
Know that there are dogs, cats, peacocks, chickens, roosters and a donkey at the Secret Garden.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Christine has responded

Hello,



I hope you both are fine!



I am happy you liked your stay with us.



Thank you for the great time we had with you.



Christine

N

Tell us about your experience
Warm welcome by Christine and Gérard. Terrain full of animals (chickens, peacocks, roosters, dogs, cats and donkeys) atop a hilltop in Burgundy. Christine also took us to a hidden graveyard and village swallowed by the woods. Very special!

How was the contact with the host?
Very good

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Christine has responded

Hello,



I am happy you had a good time with us.



It was a pleasure to have you here, too.



Greetings

Christine

Josette

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful surroundings, nice camping spot and super nice owners. Tip: Uchon Rochers!

June 2021 · Translated from dutch

Gijs

Tell us about your experience
We had a warm welkom over there. Besides Christine and Gérard there where a lot of animals. Two big dogs, Lennie and Luna, several cats, peacocks, chickens and a donkey who live there. When we where setteled, they invited us to have a drink en talk about our tour and livings. They know very much about the area and tell you about places you can go. The dogs and cats also where very happy with our tent. Christine and Gérard would love to talk about stuf, but we could also do our own thing. They had a allotment where they would give us vegetables and herbs if we were cooking.The view from our tent was very beautiful and have a lot of routes you can walk and see the nice area for your own.

July 2020

Emiel

Tell us about your experience
We had a lovely stay at Christine's on our way back home from a one-month Europe round-trip. A lovely and comfortable Campspace with everything we could ask in between the trees in Christine's garden. Such a lovely, relaxed, and welcoming reception to start with and the pleasure of sharing life stories, drinkes, and bites with Christine, Gérard, and the other guests made the first night here a fantastic experience. Having the choice to do what we wanted, seeing our two buys falling in love with the animals at Christine's place, and going exploring with Christine, Gérard and the dogs made this a true mini-holiday during our travels. Cooking and having a BBQ together on the second night became another true life experience for us and our two sons. To see our kids enjoy the environment, the animals, the rubrics-cubes, and the speaking in a foreign language that much and us exploring so many common interests, from cooking and baking to traveling and motorcycles, was an absolute pleasure. We would love to come back, both for the place and the environment as for the lovely people we met.

August 2019

Angela

Tell us about your experience
The roads to the secret garden wind through the Burgundian landscape. Magnificent. This Campspace lays secluded between the meadows on the rolling hills. The welcome from Christine is warm and through the contact in advance we already knew that she had some delicious food ready. After this typical French aperitif we go to the table; an ultimate Campspace experience. The Secret Garden appears to be a big garden, electricity and water are present. The sunrise and sunset are breathtaking. Are you an animal lover? Then you will be greeted by two enthusiastic dogs. The rooster, chickens and peacocks roam happily around the camper and in the morning you will hear the donkey in the background.Christine and Gerard are extremely friendly people who are only too happy to show you the best places around the area. Christine can talk for hours about the different sights and stories of the area, fantastic if you want to know more about this region.-----Michelle recommends this place:::We enjoyed our stay every minute. We set up our tent in the backyard, with a view over the surrounding hills. The place is breathtaking, with animals everywhere. I collected so many peacock feathers (Christine told me to take them, as she had way too much). They are now standing on our table at home, a nice reminder of our stay in the backyard of the place of Christine and Gerard. Our hosts were incredible friendly. As we forgot it was Sunday, all supermarkets were closed and we didnt had any food with us. Christine offered us to have dinner with her and Gerard, she had some food left which we combined with our leftovers. It was pretty good, but the conversations were even better, as we stayed for almost the whole night sitting outside and talking (and of course drinking wine). We loved the way Christine and Gerard are running their beautiful place and we would recommend it to anyone. They had a rough storm just days before we came, but they managed to fix everything. We will definitely come back! Thank you so much Christine and Gerard and good luck with everything you told us :)

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Rules

Please no smoking in the buildings, no excessive parties and treat our animals, us, our property, nature and the surroundings kindly. Respect your fellow campers, especially at resting times!
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemie and the according sanitary rules, the use of the toilet/shower is restricted to one family at the time. Bookings of more than one family can only be accepted if they are traveling in a group or if some of them arrive with a Camper. In case there is more than one family at the time, guests with a camper should use their own sanitary facilities during the COVID-19 crisis. We are sorry for this inconvinience.

Checking in and out

Check-in between: To be agreed
Check-out between: To be agreed

The Secret Garden

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

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The Secret Garden

Tent Caravan Vans Motorhome
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7
Max. people
10 ×
Pitches
4

  • Drinking water
  • Pets allowed
  • Toilet
  • RV Hookup
  • Picnic table
  • Hot shower
  • Hot water
  • Electricity

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 16
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

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