The Secret Garden
Christine W
Christine W
from €19.50
per night

The Secret Garden

Bookable immediatelyHosted by Christine W

About the site

Welcome to La Villeneuve! Your pitch is located on one of the hills in the middle of the nature of 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. There are 4 parking spaces in the orchard of a former winery (8000 m²) with a manor house , outbuildings , garden and park , separated from each other by the fruit trees. Each individual space offers plenty of space of its own. The entire property is surrounded by a wall. Motorcycle tourists , families with children , hikers , cyclists , everyone is welcome here. Since we had very bad experiences , which cost the lives of some of our animals and injured others , we have decided with a heavy heart not to take in any more guest dogs. Various benches , groups of tables 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 the domestic animals such as dogs , cats , chickens , peacocks and a donkey , wild small 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 outbuilding there is a toilet , a shower , a lounge and a fully equipped kitchen with hotplates , microwave , kettle , coffee machine , large fridge and freezer , dishes , cutlery , pots , etc. There is a dumping point for dirty water in approx. 10 minutes away and easy to get to. On request , we will be happy to prepare breakfast , lunch , dinner , coffee and cake or packed lunches for you. There are many hiking trails , bike trails , markets and festivals in this area. Activities such as swimming , fishing , kayaking , boat trips , wagon rides , carting , etc. are also available. Not far away are amusement parks , a zoo , a thermal bath , castles , archaeological excavations (e.g. Bibracte) , pilgrimage sites (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 act as your personal tour guide for some of the sights. Whether you want to spend your entire vacation with us or are just passing through , we look forward to welcoming you soon!

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Number of spots

4 Spots

All-wheel drive (4x4) required


Arrival times

3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Latest departure time

2:00 pm


  • Electricity
  • Fresh water
  • Shower
  • WC
  • Dogs allowed
  • WiFi
  • Fireplace
  • Gray water disposal
  • Black water disposal
  • Washer
  • Garbage disposal
  • Cell phone reception

Suitable for

  • Van
  • Bulli
  • Motorhome (up to 7.5m)
  • Caravan
  • Motorhome (from 7.5m)
  • Roof tent
  • Tent


  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Paddling
  • Riding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wellness
  • Wine tasting


  • Court
  • Field
  • Forest
  • Meadow
  • River

Site rules

Please do not smoke in the buildings, no excessive parties and treat our animals, us, our property, nature and the environment kindly. Respect your roommates, especially during quiet times! We had very bad experiences, so we can't welcome dogs anymore! Of course we know that not all dogs are the same and deeply regret that we had to make this decision. But some of our animals died and others were injured by guest dogs...

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Additional offers


Dinner by arrangement. Please book at least one day in advance or , if the booking is made at short notice , arrange this in advance.

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Cancellation policy

  • If canceled 72 hours or more prior to arrival, 80% of the nightly rate will be refunded by the supplier.
  • If you cancel 24 hours before arrival, 40% of the overnight stay will be refunded by the provider.
  • If canceled on the day of arrival, 0% of the accommodation amount will be refunded by the provider.
Additional offers are not affected by the cancellation policy and are 100% refunded. Additional offers cannot be canceled individually.


Reviews (7)

  • LW

    An idyllic place. Very friendly and warm people. Recommendation! :-)

    Lisa WSeptember 2022

  • Sören W

    What a dreamy spot! Although we only stayed one night at the Secret Garden, we felt very comfortable. Thanks for your hospitality Christine and Gérard!

    Sören WAugust 2022

  • Marion M

    We were allowed to test our first VanSite place outside of Germany at Christine's. Christine gave us a very friendly welcome and her Secret Garden is really gorgeous! We were also very enthusiastic about Burgundy and positively surprised! Thank you again Christine!! And see you soon!

    Marion MJuly 2022

  • Christine is a great hostess and the many animals on the farm are very special.

    Deleted userJuly 2022

  • DH

    Beautiful location, super friendly hosts, we'd love to come back 👍👍🙏

    Dietrun HJuly 2022

  • Marc H

    You have to experience Christine, Gerard and the terrain, then you will love it

    Marc HJuly 2022

  • Jan D

    A mysterious enchanted garden on an old vineyard in the heart of Burgundy. Dream place. Dreamlike view. Away, in somewhere. Many animals. Love dogs, cuddly cats and from the beginning simply warm. Thank you Christine and Gera! We felt very comfortable and are still happy to have found this "parking space". We will be back.

    Jan DJuly 2022

Your host

Christine W

Hello, I'm Christine W.

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…

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…

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