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Castle In The Vineyards

Bedrooms Studio
Space 55 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bed And Breakfast, Studio + Flat 1 + Flat 2, 2 Baths (Sleeps 2-4)

Two cute flats and a suite (6x2 beds) overlooking Lake Geneva and the Alps, located in a vineyard in the heart of the Lavaux vineyard terraces, famous World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO. Just 10 minutes by car from Montreux (15 by train), 20 minutes from Lausanne, 45 minutes from Geneva airport, a base for excursions in the Alps. 5 minutes by foot and you reach the lakeshore where you can have nice swims in summertime, or visit a charming ancient winemakers village surrounded by vineyards (St-Saphorin Lavaux). Breakfast on request, not included in the price of your night.

One flat, called flat Lac, on the upper ground floor of an old renewed house with 2 apartments for guests. The second one, flat Léman, is on the first floor. Both have a magnificent view on Lake Geneva, the Alps, France and the vineyards of Lavaux (famous wine terraces, UNESCO Word's Heritage). The flat Lac (upper ground floor) counts 1 bedroom with 2 beds and a living room with sofa and tv + kitchen, toilet & shower. The second flat (1st floor) has 2 bedrooms with 2 beds in each (held together or individual, as you wish) and a dining room with tv, + kitchen, toilet & shower. Each flat has its own shower, bathroom-sink, toilet, and its own totally equipped kitchenette (oven, stove, fridge, sink + pans and dishes for 2, respectively 4 people). There is a nice garden in front, with lawn, where you can lie down on a deck chair when the weather allows it, or eat outside (tables and chairs at your disposal). The beds are made when you arrive. The cleaning of the flat is included in the price. Our guests are expected to wash their own dishes and put them back where they belong before check-out.

In case you don't need a kitchen, we also have a suite, called Suite Lumière, made for a couple, with a double bedroom (2 additional adjacent bedroom are available so it can welcome a total of 6 people, but they all would have to share the same shower room and 2 toilets) and a dressing area, a bathroom with bathtub and a living room with sofa and tv with coffee machine, kettle, fridge, that has a wonderful 180 degrees view over the vineyards, the lake and the Alps. This one doesn't have a kitchen and can be rented for less than 3 nights. It is in the main building of the resort, and is slightly more classy. If you need to host more people (children or friends), there are 2 additional bedrooms to the suite, for a total of 6 people, all sharing the bathroom to the suite. You can at any time have a bottle of the wines made in Burignon. There is a great terrace in front of the main house where we serve our wines. It's a winebar, open between May and September, from 5:00 to 9:00 from Thursday to Saturday.

The situation is quiet, rural area, in the middle of the vineyards. Nice walks on easy paths to discover this fantastic man-made landscape. Great trekking trails a bit further in the close mountains.

The Chillon Castle is only 10 minutes away from here. In summertime, you can walk to the lake and swim in it. It will take you less than 5 minutes to get to the beach of St-Saphorin Lavaux by foot, 15 minutes to reach the beach of Rivaz, the next village in the direction of Lausanne. The next shop is in Vevey (10 minutes walk + 4 minutes train - one train every hour) or there're 2 grocery stores and an excellent bakery in Chexbres, that you can reach in 3 minutes by car. There are 3 restaurants in the area. One very fine and one good and reasonable price in St-Saphorin Lavaux. And another quite famous italian restaurant is in the next village, 20 minutes walk from our place, in Rivaz (or 5 min. by car).

You can easily come to our place by train (St-Saphorin Lavaux station) and walk to our place on a very beautiful pathway leading you through the ancient village and through the vineyards. It's a great 10-15 walk, but quite steep... That's why, if your luggage is heavy, we would advise that you choose the train station of Vevey, where a taxi can drop you within 5-10 minutes at our place. Drivers, you can park your car down our house, along the main road, and you can come in the Domaine's courtyard to unload your luggage more easily.

Le Domaine du Burignon (name of our place) is a small paradise. On sunny days, you can lie on long-chairs in the garden, go for nice walks around our place without a car, have a glass of wine on the terrace. One thing is clear for all our visitors : it would be a pity to stay just for one night !

We have a baby-travel-bed you can borrow on request. WiFi, TV, independent entrance, garden, terrace, children can play in the garden, you can buy and drink wine, since you are among winemakers. Pets not allowed. Smoking not allowed inside the buildings. On request, a rich breakfast is served in our reception hall for 16.- chf / person. Check our website :

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Anne Bussy
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Anne Bussy

Bonne vivante et adorant voyager, je voyage désormais sur place à Lavaux, en accueillant des hôtes de passage dans le domaine viticole où je vis avec mon compagnon, qui est vigneron. J'aime partager du vécu. Je suis sensible à la préservation de l'environnement et je souhaite faire du Burignon un modèle au niveau du respect des ressources naturelles. J'aime le Léman, je fais de l'aviron sur son eau, j'y nage lorsqu'il est chaud, je fais du ski (pistes à 30 minutes de voitures de chez moi) mais je préfère la peau-de-phoque et la raquette, j'aime la marche en montagne et... le vin, forcément. Mon plaisir est de permettre à chacun de faire connaissance avec la région magnifique dans laquelle nous vivons, de faire aimer son vin, les vins suisses, et de faire comprendre la vie des vignerons.

Anne Bussy purchased this chateau / country house in 2011

Why Anne Bussy chose Chardonne

Luc is a winemaker. Anne was a journalist. We decided to run this wine resort as a common family business. We live here with two of our kids. Apart from making the best possible wine, our goal is to make sure that our guests have the best possible stay. And it's working pretty good :-)

What makes this chateau / country house unique

A stunning view over the vineyards of Lavaux (Unesco world heritage), Lake Geneva and the swiss and french Alps. Quietness, close to many activities and attractions in this lovely part of french-speaking Switzerland. Only 2 hours from Zermatt, 1 hour from Bern, 20 min. from Lausanne. We're in the middle of Lavaux, a UNESCO world heritage site since 2005. Our wine terrace is a treat in summertime. You can swim in the lake at 10 minutes walk from here.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Chardonne

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom to Suite Lumière - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom to flat Léman - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom to flat Lac - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Flat Léman - 2 double bed , 2 single bed , Ideal flat for a family or for 2 couples.
    Flat Lac - 2 double bed , Great flat for a couple, with kitchen and living room
    Suite Lumière - 1 extra lg. double bed , Possibility of adding 2 rooms (up to 6 people) to the suite.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a possibility to buy our wine. Also, you can be served a bottle and have it at your place. If you stay for several days, you can ask to visit our cellar.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews


  • 5 of 5

La maison est située au milieu d'un paysage unique de pentes raides avec des vignobles astucieusement et intelligemment plantés et entretenus. La maison - partie d'une maison plus grande - est un étage avec une chambre à coucher, salon, douche, une kitchenette et une belle terrasse / plate-forme. Toute la maison avec un autre étage pour les autres clients est derrière le bâtiment principal du domaine. La terrasse de la maison offre une vue sur le lac et les montagnes au loin. C'est merveilleux de marcher dans les environs immédiats. Il y a beaucoup de villes intéressantes à proximité telles que Vevey, Cully, Lutry et Villeneuve. Le point culminant est le château de Chillon qui peut être atteint par une excursion en bateau de Vevey. Nous étions dans la maison pendant quatre jours. Beaucoup trop court. Il y a tellement de choses à voir et à expérimenter. Fortement recommandé!

  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Geneva airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Golf de Lavaux
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Rochers de Naye
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

The view from our place is absolutely stunning, according to all of our guests from around the world. The terraced vineyards of Lavaux are among the UNESCO World heritage sites. At our place, you'll be right in the middle of the vineyards, in a wine resorts were the owners like to have their guests discover wine production. The garden and lawn of our rental (private garden for guests) is a nice place to enjoy it from. There are tables + chairs and long-chairs at your disposal, + children games. The area is full of places to discover. There is a chocolate factory and a cheese factory at less than 40 min. by car. The lovely city of Vevey, on the lake shore, is very close. You can rent bikes easily at the train station to explore the place. The Chillon Castle (great castle with feet in the lake) is only 10 minutes away from here. You can walk to the lake (5 min.) and swim in it in summertime. It will take you less than 5 minutes to get to the beach of St-Saphorin Lavaux, or 15 minutes to reach the beach of Rivaz, the next village in the direction of Lausanne. The next grocery store is in Vevey (10 minutes walk + 4 minutes train - one train every hour) or in Chexbres, that you can reach in 3 minutes by car. There are 3 restaurants accessible by foot in the area. One very fine and one good and reasonable price in St-Saphorin Lavaux. And another quite famous italian restaurant is in the next village, 20 minutes walk from our place, in Rivaz. There are ski resorts at 25 min. by car. Lots of walks around the house, lots of hiking possibilities further in the close mountains. Mountain ski or summer resorts are only 30 min. from our place (Villars, Leysin), Verbier is 45 min. from our place, Zermatt is 2 hours from our place...


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Chardonne

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add AU$55 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

We have one listing but 3 different accommodations:
190.- chf. / night is the rate for flat Lac (2 people).
230.- chf. / night is the rate for Suite Lumière (2 people). If you need an additional room (2 more people), then add 50.- chf./night.
250.- chf. / night is the rate for flat Léman (4 people in 2 different bedrooms - 2 couples or parents and children).
1 person : 100.- / night
2 persons : 140.- / night
3 persons : 180.- / night
4 persons : 220.- / night. No additional taxes.
For 7 nights and more, we will offer a 10-15% reduction.
On summer week-ends (FRI and SAT nights), there is an additional fee of about 7%. Not appliable to long stays.

25% of the total amount for your stay is required to confirm your reservation. It's also ok if you give us some valid credit card data - in that case no amount is taken before arrival. We don't use the VRBO reservation system because we have our own on our website

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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