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Chateau de la Creche is your perfect ‘home away from home’, ideal for both family gatherings and corporate events. The Château de la Creche accommodates up to fifteen guests in an exceptional setting, south of Burgundy. In an idyllic location close to the Loire Valley, the Château is situated in 13 hectares of parks, woodland and beautifully appointed gardens. The neighbouring farm, which was part of the original estate and the largest in Burgundy, is famed for its cheese and other fresh produce. With an excellent range of activities for all ages in close proximity, Château de la Creche is a superb, versatile choice of venue.
In addition to the wide range of activities nearby, guests will have the benefit of the excellent facilities available on-site - a tennis court, petanque court, driving range, two par 3 golf holes, putting green, off-road buggy's, mini-golf and swimming pool are available for your group’s exclusive use, and all are located within surrounding woodland.
With five large reception rooms on the ground floor, three beautifully furnished double bedrooms on the second floor and two stunning suites, one in each of the two towers, the château offers 1400sq metres of living space. All bedrooms can be arranged as twins (2 single beds) or doubles according to the needs of the group.
Breakfast and dinner are served in the dining room. Located on the ground floor, the room enjoys exceptional views of the surrounding woodland and park, and doors that open out onto the terrace. The room is superbly appointed, with chandeliers hanging from the high, beautifully decorated ceiling and antique tables set with damask tablecloths and crystal. The fireplace provides a focus to this majestic room. The television room (plasma TV) is wonderfully comfortable, with the Chesterfield sofas providing an ideal spot to relax with a newspaper or book, enjoy some music, or take pleasure in some quiet time in the late afternoon. Either the charming living room or the billiard room, which has the benefit of a bar (with beertender), are a stylish setting for a relaxing pre or post-dinner beverage. This floor also benefits from a library and a fully equipped kitchen (with Nespresso machine).
The Chateau has eight bedrooms and five bathrooms, accommodating up to fifteen guests. Suite 1 comprises two double bedrooms, a salon and an en suite bathroom. Suite 2 is split level, comprising two double bedrooms, one benefiting from its own balcony, with fantastic views of the surrounding area, and the other with the en suite bathroom. The chateau has four further double bedrooms, two with en suite bathrooms, and one separate bathroom.
The Chateau sits in the grounds of a 14 hectare estate. Facilities include a 10x5.5m swimming pool, tennis court and petanque court, situated in the parkland. The estate also benefits from a small vineyard, 6 hectares of woodland and 4 hectares of grassland. For those with an active disposition there are a range of on site activities available including children’s playground with trampoline, swing and slide, a football pitch, basketball net, boules, table tennis, clay pigeon shooting, driving range, archery, skeet shooting, two par 3 golf holes, putting green, mini golf and even off road driving! The Chateau grounds also provide a perfect backdrop for a game of paintball. All the equipment is available from the caretaker.
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July to August Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015 2 night min stay
September Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015 2 night min stay
October Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015 2 night min stay
November to Christmas Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2015 2 night min stay
Christmas to New Years Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2016 2 night min stay
January to March Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2016 2 night min stay
April Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2016 2 night min stay
May May 1 - May 31, 2016 2 night min stay
June Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2016 2 night min stay
July to August Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016 2 night min stay
September Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016 2 night min stay
October Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016 2 night min stay
November to Christmas Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2016 2 night min stay
Christmas to New Years Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2017 2 night min stay
January to March Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2017 2 night min stay
April Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017 2 night min stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (£) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates:
Guide Price: £3,295 - £4,000 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for a week).
Short Breaks: £2,306 - £4,000 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for 2
Security deposit: €1000. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage
Energy costs: Included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning: Please enquire.
- Linen & towels: All linen and towels are included in the rental price.
- Heating costs: Heating is charged at ���35 per day in the winter (or when needed). This will be deducted from the security deposit.
- End of stay cleaning: 225 euros. The cleaning charge will apply to each week that you stay at the chateau (i.e. if you stay for 2 weeks a full clean will be conducted on the middle Saturday as well as at the end).
- Arrival time: 5pm onwards.
- Departure time: 10am.
- Pets: No pets allowed.
- Smoking: No smoking.
- Catering: During the all school holidays 2 table d'hotes dinners must be booked at €45 per person for a 5-course banquet. This can be arranged directly with the owner once your booking has been confirmed. Wine is not included in the price.
- Outdoor facilities: All activities, such as swimming pool, tennis court, golf (driving range, putting green etc) are open from the first of May till the first of October.
- It is recommended that all guests take out
Services upon request at additional cost:
Any amount of catering is available at Chateau de la Creche on request. Breakfast can be served in the Salle a Manger between 8:30am and 10:00am, or you can have breakfast in bed for a €7.50 surcharge. A French breakfast is available for €12.50 per person. Each guest is offered a choice of tea or coffee, French baguettes, fresh croissants and pain au chocolate, home made jam and fruit. Alternatively, guests can enjoy a full English breakfast available for €17.50 per person. A Champagne breakfast can be served on the private terrace of the balcony suite for an additional cost of €30.
A five course supper is available each evening at 20:30 and is prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Please note that we require one day’s notice. The price is €45 for the five course dinner. A wine list is available. After Dinner: Relax and enjoy a fine glass of cognac, a digestive, or a good cigar in the billiard room.
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The nearest airports are Lyon (242km) and Paris Orly (268km) and the nearest town is Neuville les Decize 2km away.
Historically, Burgundy was part of the powerful Duchy Burgundy and is now a region of art and 'plaisir de vivre'. The area is known for its unsurpassed scenic beauty and historical heritage. Day trips in the region include numerous convents, Abbeys, and other sites of historical and cultural interest. The magnificent nearby historic cities of Dijon and Beaune make for a perfect day trip and, of course, the excellent wine and food of the region are renowned.
Nièvre is known for its beautiful forests and lakes. The Parc Naturel Morvan is a favourite among hikers and nature lovers. The region capital, Nevers, with its medieval history is 25 km from the Château on the river Loire. Beautiful nearby Decize, only 14km away from Chateau de la Creche, is located on an island in the middle of the Loire.
The Formula 1 track at Nevers Magny-Cours is only 15km away. Have a go yourself (you can ride in a Formula 1 car) or watch one of the many races held here. The site also has a go-karting course, a one-day Formula 3 course, four-wheel, and quad driving. Magny-Cours also has a fantastic 18 hole course 15km from the Chateau.
Other activities locally include canoeing, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing, rock climbing, spa therapy and river cruises. Horse and pony riding is available on site from summer 2011.
Year Purchased: 2003
About: Simply Chateau was set up in 2003 after two old school chums enjoyed a fantastic holiday with friends in a French chateau in the Dordogne. Oliver & Ravi, the two directors of the company, were amazed at what terrific value these stunning chateaux rentals represented and decided to spread the word. Soon after the website www.simplychateau.com was born.
Today we deliver a wide range of luxury villas, private chateaux and charming farmhouses throughout France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the Caribbean. We have something for everyone from charming manor houses representing great value for money to fully catered & serviced luxury chateaux, all handpicked and chosen with care. Bookings are made direct with the owner of your chosen property to guarantee you get the best booking price available.
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