The Domaine de Cromey has been recently transformed into a luxury manor house complex dedicated to the enjoyment of the culinary traditions and the natural beauty of Burgundy. With six luxurious en-suite rooms in separate buildings set around a courtyard within the acres of a walled-in park, Cromey offers modern comfort and quiet sophistication in a setting from another era.
The Dining Hall is a magnificent room laid out around an original 18th century wine press, with an open fire, flag-stone floor, massive oak beams, a lounge area and bar, and a monumental staircase that floats through the space above.
The Salon has parquet floors and oak-beamed ‘plafond a la française’. An open fire with the original fire-back dating from 1716 is the focal point of the room, and a restored Pleyel baby grand is the center of attention.
The open-plan kitchen is the center of household activity in every sense. Sliding workshop doors give the room versatility, making it an ideal teaching kitchen, but transforming it easily to a professional work space.
The heated pool sits below the main terrace with a magnificent view across the park and down through the valley. There are four furnished terraces around the main manor house, so there is sun or shade at any time of day.
The walled in park below the manor house is an arboretum set in five acres, with specimen trees dating back through the history of the property. The majestic cedar that dominates the lower park and is visible from miles around is said to date to 1802, planted to commemorate the crowning of Napoleon. There are seven acres of new vineyard plantation under way above the compound that will revive the old traditions.