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Lovely Manor in Switzerland for Your International Family Reunion or Holiday

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Estavayer-le-Lac holiday villa

8+ Bedrooms in a beautiful Villa, 3 Baths, sleeps 14-17 comfortably.

My Lady’s Manor is a romantic, hundred year old mansion surrounded by a spacious garden with exotic trees including a sequoia, a giant tuya and a Ginko Bilboa. Our graveled paths are bordered with pink hydrangeas which turn scarlet in the autumn.

Our house is an ideal rendez-vous for international family reunions. A friendly and relaxed atmosphere awaits you and your family. In these pleasant surroundings you will enjoy renewing old family ties getting to know new family members. Much better than a hotel, you will feel at home. See our website for more information.

My Lady’s Manor is located in Estavayer-le-Lac, a small charming walled city that has survived intact from the Middle Ages. You will be delighted with its narrow cobblestone streets, 15th century houses, lakeside cafés and terraces with excellent French cuisine. Elderly family members and children appreciate the Petit Train for getting about. Young people will love the sport facilities, and the only water ski tow in Switzerland.

Keywords: International family reunions, Stately House, near the railway station for day trips in Switzerland, 100 year old manorhouse, in a beautiful garden setting. Located in a medieval walled city on lake Neuchatel in French-speaking Switzerland. You will love our small city with its castle, convent, museum, beaches and port.

Our lake is connected to two other lakes by canals. We are located near the railway station and a small supermarket. There are lots of restaurants and catering firms serving french and suisse cuisine.

In July and August we operate as a B&B.

Our house is the subject of the novel Rendez-vous at My Lady's Manor available at Amazon in English. Author Phyllis Pritchett de Martini.

My Lady’s Manor est une belle maison de maître romantique entourée d’un grand parc. Construite au début du 20e siècle, avec des hauts plafonds, un sol en mosaïque de marbre à l’entrée et un large escalier central. Le jardin compte de grands arbres centenaires, dont un séquoia géant, et les allées de gravier sont bordées de magnifiques hortensias roses. Une ambiance chaleureuse et décontractée vous accueille et vous offre un cadre idéal pour les retrouvailles avec votre famille ou un groupe d’amis.

My Lady’s Manor est située à Estavayer-le-Lac, une charmante cité médiévale avec ses ruelles étroites, ses maisons du 15e siècle, ses cafés et ses terrasses au bord du lac. Les participants plus âgés et les enfants apprécieront un tour en « petit train » pour visiter la ville. Il y a également de nombreuses possibilités sportives, entre autres le seul téléski nautique de Suisse.

Activités dans la région

Activités culturelles à Estavayer-le-Lac:

Vieille ville avec musée, château, couvent, collégiale (visites guidées possibles).

A proximité: les sites historiques romains de Vallon, Orbe, Avenches et Mont Vully. Les cités médiévales de Morat et Gruyères. Le centre nature de Champ-Pittet & la Sauge et les bains thermaux d’Yverdon-les-Bains.

Sport: Voile, notation, ski nautique, pédalo, bicyclette, randonnée, pétanque, tennis, ping-pong, minigolf, planche à voile, etc.

Pour les enfants: Plage, jeux, Papiliorama, tours à poney, zoo

My Lady's Manor vous propose les équipements et installations suivants:

Lits :

My Lady’s Manor peut accueillir 15 personnes en 11 lits simples et 2 lits doubles, plus les canapés-lits (doubles et simples).

Plan des étages disponible.

Salles communes :

Salon, Petit salon, salle à manger

Coin TV, WiFi Internet

Salles de bains :

3 avec douche ou baignoire

3 WC’s

(1 salle de bains par étage)

Cuisine :

Cuisine pour les hôtes au 1er étage.

Sur demande, une deuxième cuisine est à disposition au rez-de-chaussée. Un magasin Coop se trouve en face.

Sur demande, un four à raclette et une marmite pour fondue chinoise peuvent être mis à disposition.

My Lady’s Manor ist ein schönes Herrenhaus aus der letzten Jahrhundert-wende, von einem grossen Garten umgeben. Hohe Decken, ein Marmor-Mosaikboden in der Eingangshalle und ein breites Treppenhaus geben ihm einen ganz besonderen Charakter. Grosse alte Bäume, u.a. eine Riesensequoia-Tanne, spenden angenehmen Schatten im Garten, und die Kieswege sind im Sommer und Herbst von wunderschönen Hortensien gesäumt.

My Lady’s Manor befindet sich in Estavayer-le-Lac, einem charmanten mittelalterlichen Städtchen mit Pflasterstein-Strassen, Häusern aus dem 15. Jahrhundert, Cafés und Seeterrassen mit hervorragender Küche. Die älteren Familienmitglieder und Kinder schätzen eine Rundfahrt auf unseren “Petit Train”. Es gibt auch viele Sportmöglichkeiten, unter anderem den einzigen Wasserskilift der Schweiz.

Sehenswürdigkeiten in der Umgebung

Kulturelle Aktivitäten in Estavayer-le-Lac: Die Altstadt mit Museum, Schloss, Kloster, Kirche, Markt (Führungen möglich). In der Nähe: die historischen römischen Stätten von Vallon, Orbe, Avenches und Mont Vully. Die historischen Städchen von Murten oder Greyerz. Das Naturzentrum Champ-Pittet, das Thermalbad in Yverdon.

Sport: Segeln, Schwimmen, Wasserski, Pedalo, Velo, Wandern, Tennis, Ping-Pong, Minigolf, Windsurfen, usw.

Für Kinder: Strand, Spielplatz, Papiliorama, Ponyreiten, Zoo

Folgende Einrichtungen werden von My Lady's Manor angeboten:


My Lady’s Manor kann bis zu 14-17 Personen beherbergen: 11 Einzelbetten und 2 Doppelbetten.

Siehe beigelegten Plan.


Salon, Petit salon, Esszimmer

TV-Ecke, WiFi Internet


3 mit Dusche oder Bad

3 WC’s (1 Badezimmer pro Stockwerk)

Our house is the subject of the mystery novel Rendez-vous at My Lady's Manor.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Phyllis (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks english, french, german

About Phyllis

Owned by Phyllis Pritchett, author of Rendez-vous at My Lady's Manor. (Buy it on Amazon). Born in Wisconsin. Don't hesitate go ask me for advise while planning your reunion or vacation. I speak English, French and some German. I, or one of my colleagues, will be present to meet you when you arrive. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your family and friends.

Phyllis purchased this villa in 1982

Why Phyllis chose Fribourg country

I bought this lovely manor because it has a special charm from a bygone era.

There is lots of space and I love gardening. The house is a cultural meeting place, where we hold classes in History and Archaeology for the University of Georgia, as well as other subjects. Familys love our house as it is easy to

get supplies from the store across the street and is near the railway station.

I am sure your family will love it too.

What makes this villa unique

Our manor is located very near the railway station making train travel very easy. We are one kilometer from the Autoroute entry.

You can also arrive by boat during the summer season. Our lake is connected to two other lakes with regular boat service. Bicycles are easily rented and there are hundres of kilometers of bike trail to follow. Our area has a rich historical past, which is why we house a

Studies Abroad for the University of Georgia. You can follow 17000 years of history starting with the Latenium museum in Neuchatel, Neolithic village in Gletterons, Roman town of Avenches.

In July there is an opera festival in the Roman arena of Avenches.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bewertet am 6. Januar 2013 NEU

Pour notre réunion familiale de fin d'année (14 personnes) , cette maison magnifique nous a offert tout le confort voulu. On se sent tout de suite chez soi. Le jardin est très grand, idéal pour les enfants. La propriétaire des lieux est très sympathique et acceuillante. Je vous conseille cette destination pour des retrouvailles de famille ou même pour un petit week-end romantique à deux. Nous gardons tous un très bon souvenir de notre séjour dans ce havre de paix, ainsi qu'à Estavayer-le-lac. La region est belle et les activités ne manquent pas.
Jan 2013
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Lovely Manor in Switzerland for Your International Family Reunion or Holiday
average rating of 4.857143 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful family vacation spot

  • 4 of 5

We spent 10 days over Christmas in this house with 11 adults and three children and had a wonderful time. The house itself is charming, it was very well equipped with dishware for all manner of cooking and with ample linens for the beds. The owner was also most helpful, and was kind enough to meet us at the train station upon arrival. The house is very spacious, it was well heated, and the laundry facilities were good.

The train station is a 1 minute walk from the house, which made it very convenient to launch day trips. The town itself, while a bit quiet, is also adorable and easy to navigate.

There were just a few small constructive comments I might make:

- There was no cleaning provided during the 10 days. Normally at least every 7 days, for such a rental, a cleaner is sent in. Granted, this had something to do with availability over the holiday season.

- We found the wifi not as good as it could have been. One could only get a strong signal while standing in the front entrance.

- We would have liked to have had a modern television so that the kids could watch Christmas movies. We brought an appletv box with us, but the small TV predated HDMI.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for our family!

  • 5 of 5

My Lady's Manor was a perfect place for a mini-reuion in Switzerland. Six adults and five boys (ages 3-9) could spread out inside and had plenty of room to play outside, too. We used the kitchen for meals and enjoyed the extra large dining room table. Lots of sight-seeing can be done from this location with only a 40-45 minute drive or less to Gruyeres, Bern, Fribourg, Lausanne, etc. The medieval town of Estavayer-le-Lac is delightful; the area around the lake is beautiful. Phyllis, the owner, was gracious and eager to teach us the history and legends of the area (including the Frog Museum story). Grandsons were shocked to find no TV, but managed to find "old fashioned" things to do, like play games, cards, and the piano. Available WiFi permitted us all to use our many devices!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Ruth for your kind words. It was a pleasure having your family stay with us and we enjoyed getting to know you. We look forward to having you back a some future date. Best wishes, Phyllis
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Chesterfield, VA

This is the place to stay when visiting Switzerland.

  • 5 of 5

My family traveled overseas for the first time to represent the USA at a World Sporting Competition being held in Neuchatel, Switzerland. I cannot tell you how my first experience in overseas could have gone any better. The owner/hostess of My Lady’s Manor was extremely helpful even before we arrived. Since I had never traveled overseas, I was a constant email nag to Phyllis (owner/hostess) to provide information about Switzerland and things which had nothing to do with her bed and breakfast. She never hesitated to provide help or point me in the right direction. When we arrived at My Lady’s Manor, it only got better. The bed and breakfast was beautiful, spacious, and convenient. With a grocery store across the street and the train station just a few more steps away, we were never wanting anything we could not easily access. The town of Estavayer-le-Lac was absolutely charming and provided the setting for many enjoyable evening walks past shops and along the lake. I would highly recommend My Lady’s Manor to anyone visiting Switzerland. Even though we arrived in Switzerland for a stressful, tightly scheduled sporting event, My Lady’s Manor seemed to magically transform the entire week into a calm, tranquil, and absolutely pleasant experience/event.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Davis, Texas

A Walker's Paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you are familiar with walk scores, My Lady's Manor, in the thriving town of Estavayer, surely scores a perfect 100! Only steps from the train station with its hourly connections, the location affords many leisurely day trips--ours included trips to Murten, Interlocken and Lavaux Vineyards complete with a cruise on Lake Leman (Geneva) and a petite train tour of the vineyards originating at the pier in Lutry. With a grocery across the street and other bakeries, butcher shops, restaurants, banks, drug store, post office and all manor of small shops there is nothing needed you can't find. We enjoyed the quiet meditation afforded by two ancient chapels--the Collegiate Church of Saint Laurent and the chapel of the Dominican sisters. Our group of 10 enjoyed My Lady's Manor for its historic charm, its spaciousness--both inside and out, its places to come together to eat, cook and visit and for the privacy and comfort of its bedrooms. In our eight days there, it quickly felt like home. Phyllis is the perfect hostess with a humorous and vibrant knowledge of the town's history. Her help before our arrival, our time there and her kind send-off will be remembered by all of us for years to come!

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado, USA

Our Family Reunion in Switzerland

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in My Lady's Manor for a local family reunion last summer. We left our hearts in My Lady's Manor! The accomodations were perfect for three families (or more!) to stay in one home. The home is so charming and had such a nice feeling to it. Phyllis is an amazing hostess and helped us in many ways that were unexpected, not to mention convenient! the grocery store is right out the side door and the use of the kitchen was wonderful. We had fun making our own meals and not having to go out. Access to the quaint small town was walkable and the little train ride was well worth taking. The amenities were countless, property very clean and well maintained (especially for an old mansion) and we would definitely recommend the property to a friend or relative. We only regret that we didn't visit with Phyllis more about the Lake Dwellers of Lake Neuchatel which she would have known alot about. My dad remembers hearing about the Lake Dwellers in the early 30's when visiting his family in Bulle, and he didn't think about the connection until we were back home in Colorado. Can't wait to return to My Lady's Manor and hope it's in the stars for us.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Place for a Party

  • 5 of 5

We rented My Lady's Manor for a reunion of friends. What a great place. Phyllis was incredibly helpful and attentive every step along the way. The house provided us with plenty of space for the 19 of us to be together and also for people to steal private time away when they needed it. We all certainly loved it so much that we will return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Les Rasses, St-Croix
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres

Located between Zurich and Geneva, all of French and German speaking Switzerland is within a day trip. Bern is only 45 minutes away by car and Paris 3.5 hours by TGV. Milan 4 hours by train.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland

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We Understand that family vacations take time to organize and will happily prereserve dates for a period of 2 weeks with no obligation on your part.

1000 Sfr with reservation, the remainder 15 days before arrival. Damage protection is required and is normally covered Under a home owners insurance Policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 - One on each floor
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin Beds (8), Single rooms (4)Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ideal location for train travel in Switzerland. Families love the spacious surroundings and historical town.