La Régie du Creux

Vallon-en-Sully, Allier
+33 (0)4 70 06 58 26

You have the run of what was the old Steward's House on this stunning château estate with a tree-lined drive and very pretty private gardens


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Built in the 18th-century, the ground floor double-size drawing room has a vaulted ceiling supported by stone pillars and an open fireplace; both this room and the dining room have doors which open on to the gorgeous sheltered garden with its mature trees, making it ideal for eating out in the summer. From the garden there are views of unspoilt countryside sloping down to a stream.

The kitchen is big enough for everyone to help, together with two sinks, two fridges and plenty of preparation space. There’s a book-lined office with internet and library shelves full of several hundred books, DVDs and CDs, mostly classical and opera and games and puzzles for children. The master bedroom is sumptuous, the three off a different landing are smaller and more basic, but all are comfortable and have super views.

Walks and rides through the Forêt de Tronçais (five minutes by car) are sublime. It’s quiet here, and you can stable your horse.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying in such a dreamy domain surrounded by beautiful countryside
  • Exploring the area and discovering the countless hidden-away châteaux
  • Visiting the bakery in Vallon and bringing back delicious cakes and patisserie
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You should know

  • Three of the bedrooms share a bathroom
  • Internet connection can be a bit hit and miss
  • The owner lives in the château and there are other families living within the domain


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Stables available for horses on site.
September - March.
Restaurants nearby. Chef service can be arranged depending on availability.


Nightly price
from £286
Weekly price
from £2000
Mid-week clean available, €150-€250.
1 House for 8
From £2865 bedrooms


Hidden away in a lush valley, we discovered the real France profonde. Being in La Régie feels like being part of a living château community. Although wonderfully private and peaceful, one doesn’t feel isolated. To wake up each morning to find the majestic building of Château Le Creux on your doorstep is a rare privilege.

Peter, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

The Le Creux estate is set in rolling countryside with hedged fields and sheltering copses - La France profonde. The historic village of Hérisson with medieval ruined castle, is just a five-minute drive; the nearest large village is Vallon-en-Sully with a great bakery and butcher. There are two good restaurants nearby, Au Coeur de Meaulne, 5kms and Le Cerf, 6kms. Bourges and Vichy are a day trip.


Géraldine & François De Nicolay

The estate has been in François's family for over five centuries and most of the surrounding land, devoted to sheep and cattle farming, belongs to them. François spends most of his time running the 600 hectare estate, but he and his wife Géraldine also spend time in Paris.