My husband and I stayed here in June, and I regret not writing this review sooner. I think of my stay at Chateau de Messey everyday (and since then, I have been to Paris, the Bahamas and Italy)..so that is saying something! As you'll read the grounds are wonderful, however what made our trip so unforgettable was the lovely and sincere nature of our host Markus (unfortunately we were unable to meet with his wife as I understand she is quite delightful as well). Markus was extremely attentive and was concerned with making sure we were "happy." He is a FANTASTIC cook and was a pleasure to have hosting our dinner. The other guests were quite entertaining dinner guests and we had a wonderful evening.
After dinner we ordered a bottle of wine and strolled around the fields enjoying the breezy warm weather by moonlight. When Markus saw us in the courtyard he was kind enough to offer a candle and asked if we wanted anything else...it was well past midnight and he certainly could have pretended he didn't see us to not be bothered!
It may sound strange, but both my husband and I felt very comfortable and connected to this family...even though we barely knew them. There is a genuine warmth that is seldom seen and that we had never encountered. I think of Markus and his family daily and hold my memories of my stay very close to my heart.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Here in Southern Burgundy, rural history and love for wine are everywhere. The Chateau de Messey is located 8km from Tournus on D14 before Brancion (4km). The spot is quiet and immerge in a beautiful landscape, ideal for a restful stay. In this B&B you will find beautiful rooms furnished with antics : they are all different but charming and comfortable. We will offer you to taste the wines of the Chateau. Breakfast is served on the terrasse when the weather is warm enough. You may book ahead your dinner at our Table d'hote. Everything is homemade, seasonal, and purchased from local producers in priority. For a longer stay, we offer apartments to rent, with kitchnette and living room, for 2, 4 or 11 persons. Also we rent the whole house and the chateau for big family or friends meeting. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chateau De Messey Ozenay