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Welcome to The Sans Souci Estate

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A home away from home nestling in the heart of the rural French countryside

– welcome to The Sans Souci Estate.

Since 1990, this once-working farmhouse has been transformed into an estate of delight and wonder whilst maintaining its picturesque and rural history. 

From the moment you walk through the double gated entrance you are welcomed with calm aura surrounded by nature.

The owners, Shane & Tracy first discovered the area of France known as the Creuse by chance after seeing an advertisement in an English newspaper and soon after purchased what was to become The Sans Souci Estate.  

Now after over 30 years of hard work, renovation, inspiration and love the estate is ready to welcome you. You too can escape to enjoy the beauty of the area, the local food and of course the wine!

The Sans Souci Estate offers you the chance to relax in rural France, in an area of tranquil peace in the midst of nature, yet with every luxury and convenience that you could possibly need.

The main estate, where Shane and Tracy live in the renovated farmhouse, has a guest studio apartment “The Chalet” available in a newly-built and luxuriously appointed Essex Barn but which still retains the authentic and rustic charm of the surrounding area.

The Chalet has its own outdoor seating, dining and relaxation area with commanding views over the surrounding countryside. Close by is the delightful swimming pool, sun terrace and spa which is also available for your use. The Chalet sleeps up to 2 Adults (and 2 children on a sofa bed).

In a nearby village backing onto a beautiful lake that was originally part of a chateau moat is “The Chateau House” which has been sympathetically renovated and so retains much of its original charm and character, yet again contains all of the modern conveniences you might require. The Chateau House sleeps up to 12 Adults (plus a baby cot & a small single bed for a child).



We have 2 locations which are part of the Sans Souci Estate, The Chalet &

The Chateau House.

The Chalet sleeps up to 2 Adults &

The Chateau House sleeps up to 12 Adults





Fresh bread, jams, milk and eggs available upon request.

Free Wifi


Access to dedicated secure internet across the estate.



A lovely private terrace area with seating & BBQ facilities available at both locations.

Sans Souci Spa


The Spa is available for a range of relaxing treatments.

Sans Souci Pool


A stunningly maintained Pool available for use for those in the Chalet. 

Food & Wine Hampers

Small range of hampers filled with local delicacies, as well as homemade meals, available upon request *please request at least 7 days before arrival*



Walking Routes


There are plenty of walking, hiking & cycling routes locally.

Local Markets

Tuesday - Genouillac / Saint-Août

Thursday - Boussac

Friday - Aigurande / Châtelus-Malvaleix

Saturday - La Chatre / Gueret

Sunday - Jarnage

Water Activities

In Châtelus-Malvaleix there is a swimming lake called Plan d 'eau de La Roussille which also has a man-made beach.



There are plenty of lakes where you can fish nearby, including the Plan d'eau de La Roussille in Châtelus-Malvaleix.


There are plenty of local French restaurants, our recommendations include:

Auberge de Voyager (Châtelus-Malvaleix)

Lunch time only

+33 5 55 80 78 11

Plage de la Roussille (Châtelus-Malvaleix)

+33 5 55 41 58 43

Le Chalet des Pierres Jaumâtres (25km)

+33  5 55 65 43 11

Auberge des Pêcheurs (25km)

+33 5 55 89 02 45

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“Heavenly place, wonderful calm with adorable
hosts! We will go back if we have the chance!"

Jean Dullin, visited July 2023

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