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 addit...ion 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 the woodland surrounding Château de la Creche. Those with children will find the Château to have a wide range of child-friendly activities. We also offer breakfast or delicious evening meals on request.
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.
*Please note, locations shown on the maps are approximations only 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. We have stables and a horse paddock, Making it ideal for guests to bring there horses during there stay.
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. Picnic basket: If you’re going on a day trip or an afternoon outing - try ordering a picnic basket full of paté, baguettes, French cheese, fruit, smoked chicken, a choice of red, white or rose wine, and a bottle of water. A plaid blanket, china, and all utensils are provided. The price is €12.50 per person. We have stables and a horse paddock, Making it ideal for guests to bring there horses during there stay.
Capacity Indoor reception capacity: 25 persons Outdoor reception capacity: 200 persons A marquee is possible, costs depents on which tent/marquee you choose and of course for how many people. There is a € 1500 organisation fee for weddings. Availability In high season a wedding is only possible in combination with the rent of the chateau for a week. Outside the highseason guests can also have there wedding in combination with a midweek or weekend rent. The Service There is a lovely small church from the middle ages where they can do the service. There is access to an English speaking vicar or priest. Catering Really dependent on the wishes and choices of the client, you can make catering as cheap or as expensive as they wish. Other Services Flowers: yes, Live bands/DJs: yes, Transport: yes, Maquee hire: yes Accommodation 15 guests can stay at the chateau. There is plenty of accommodation nearby to sleep the other guests. Travel Nevers = private airport distance 32 km Clermont Ferrand = less than two hours drive Lyon = two hours drive Paris = two and a halve hours drive
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