Chateau De La Manay

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Sleeps: 15 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7
Oliver Approved

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

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The beautiful Chateau de La Manay comfortably sleeps 15 guests. During your stay you will enjoy relaxing around the large swimming pool and exploring the numerous castles of the Loire Valley. Chateau de La Manay is decorated with a combination of contemporary and antique-style furnishings, and each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom.

The castle is situated on 36 acres of secluded grounds in Sarthe, adjacent to Lombron, a small and enchanting village of just 1,800 inhabitants, near Le Mans in the Loire Valley.  Chateau de La Manay includes beautiful tree-lined paths, apple and pear orchards and a one and a half-acre lake. The chateau is even surrounded by a moat. Pastoral views of the moat and pond can be enjoyed from the dining terrace that overlooks the grounds. The lake teems with fish the whole year round and hosts an interesting variety of birds and fowl. The grounds also include well-kept boulevards and paths bordered by weeping trees and an extensive orchard. Walks on the property cross grassy fields and wooded areas, and join other well-marked lanes and trails in the surrounding countryside. 

The Château de La Manay was initially a 15th century building with 18th century additions and has been lovingly restored. Its renaissance architecture is found in many châteaux of the Loire region.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Whilst the moat is beautiful and adds a great historical touch, you'll need to keep an eye on the little ones!
  • Please note that air-conditioning is available in one room only (the bedroom in the terrace wing, just above the moat)

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Bicycles Provided Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Waterfront

Château Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Living room
-    Formal dining room with doors leading to fountain courtyard
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including informal dining area/breakfast room and fireplace
-    Library and office
-    Family room with Satellite TV, DVD player and music system

First Floor

-    Master bedroom with king-size double bed and views of pond. En suite shower room with WC
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed and en suite shower room with WC
-    Bedroom with twin beds and views of terrace. En suite bathroom with bath/shower and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed and two single beds with views of courtyard and fountain. En suite shower room with WC

Top Floor

-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed and countryside views. En suite shower room. Separate WC in hallway
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed with village views. En suite shower room with WC

Terrace Wing (first floor)

-    Terrace family suite: attic area with single bed, double bed, sofa-bed and crib and bathroom with bath, shower and WC. Adjoining bedroom with air-conditioning and queen-size double bed, overlooking moat.

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (13.5x5.10m) with shallow area for children and long lane for swimming. Open approximately June to September, subject to weather. Features security system.
-    Poolside terrace
-    Hot outdoor shower
-    Large al-fresco dining and lounging terrace
-    Gas Weber BBQ
-    Orchard
-    Small courtyard and fountain
-    Pond (1 ½ acre)
-    Moat with stone bridge
-    Bikes
-    Croquet
-    Badminton
-    Boules
-    Private grounds (36 acres)
-    Parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Air-conditioning (only in one bedroom – see above)
-    Working fireplaces
-    Satellite TV
-    DVD player
-    Hi-Fi
-    Books (English and French)
-    Games
-    Music library
-    Elliptical machine and weights
-    Toys
-    Table tennis
-    Table football
-    Bikes
-    Fishing rods
-    Badminton
-    Croquet
-    Boules
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau De La Manay
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The nearest international airports are Paris (180km) and Rennes (170km) whereas the nearest port is Caen (170km).

The chateau is located in the Pays de la Loire region, which is within easy walking distance of a quaint village that has its own bakery, butcher cafe and pharmacy. The Pays de la Loire is the perfect escape, whether you’re looking for adventure or a relaxing break. The local waterways lend themselves to leisurely stops along the river and there are river cruises that offer lunch and dinner.

Echoes of history abound in the castles, abbeys, churches and the bustling market towns which continue ancient traditions. A visit to the world renowned 11th century Solesmes Abbey, where monks still sing Gregorian chant, will transport you back to the middle ages.

The property is ideally located for numerous interesting day excursions. Paris is less than a 2-hour drive by car or just 55 minutes on the famous TGV (high-speed train) from Le Mans. Brittany and Normandy are both within easy reach of the castle. You will be able to explore the many castles of the Loire Valley and return to the castle each night. The Château is also just a short 20-minute drive from the famous motoring city of Le Mans. The old town and its beautiful medieval historic quarter is one of the preferred medieval and renaissance locations. It is also one of the most filmed, appearing in many French movies, including Cyrano de Bergerac.

A beautiful 18 hole golf course with a château setting is approximately 10 kilometres away. Exciting hot air balloon or helicopter rides above the Loire castles with photos shoots are available nearby.

There is a very nice swimming lake about a 10 km away and even some small sailing possible there. Bicycles are at your disposal and the ride to the lake is through beautiful small country roads. There is horse riding in the village as well as 3 nice tennis courts.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport PARIS

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Ferry Port LE MANS train station

(26-30 km)

Nearest Village

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Town/City MONTFORT-LE-GESNOIS

(6 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Golf SARGE-LES-LE-MANS

(15 km)

Nearest Supermarket Super U

(6km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Bikes
  • Xbox/Playstation
  • Badminton
  • Pool inflatables
  • Board games
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Breakfast Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Breakfast Included

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property:

A housekeeper and cook attend the château on a daily basis and the degree of service provided to guests is tailored to their needs. Beds are also made daily and a weekly change of linens. Arrangements can also be made for childcare and cooking.

Breakfast is included in the rental price, supper can easily be contracted with a local cook for an approximate cost of about 20-25 euros per person or with a very good Chef as well between 25 to 40 euros per person depending on choice of menu.

Maid service is included daily for bedrooms. Additional maid service is available at extra cost. Breakfast is also included daily. Linen is changed weekly.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

 

 

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1500 paid to the owner.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m. onwards.
Departure time 9.30 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Insurance All visitors are recommended to arrange their own full travel insurance, including medical cover as required.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that air-conditioning is available in one room only (the bedroom in the terrace wing, just above the moat).
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately June to September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 13th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 - - £8,642
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 11th 2020 - - £7,534
Oct 11th 2020 - Dec 17th 2020 £3,213 £3,837 £6,426
Dec 17th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £4,321 £5,160 £8,642
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 £3,213 £3,837 £6,426
Apr 10th 2021 - May 26th 2021 £3,767 £4,498 £7,534
May 26th 2021 - Aug 29th 2021 - - £8,642
Aug 29th 2021 - Oct 10th 2021 - - £7,534
Oct 10th 2021 - Dec 16th 2021 £3,213 £3,837 £6,426
Dec 16th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 £4,321 £5,160 £8,642
Jan 1st 2022 - Jan 14th 2022 £3,213 £3,837 £6,426

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 13th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 - - €9,065
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 11th 2020 - - €7,903
Oct 11th 2020 - Dec 17th 2020 €3,371 €3,994 €6,741
Dec 17th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €4,533 €5,371 €9,065
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 €3,371 €3,994 €6,741
Apr 10th 2021 - May 26th 2021 €3,952 €4,683 €7,903
May 26th 2021 - Aug 29th 2021 - - €9,065
Aug 29th 2021 - Oct 10th 2021 - - €7,903
Oct 10th 2021 - Dec 16th 2021 €3,371 €3,994 €6,741
Dec 16th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 €4,533 €5,371 €9,065
Jan 1st 2022 - Jan 14th 2022 €3,371 €3,994 €6,741

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 13th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 - - $10,257
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 11th 2020 - - $8,942
Oct 11th 2020 - Dec 17th 2020 $3,814 $4,437 $7,627
Dec 17th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $5,129 $5,967 $10,257
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 $3,814 $4,437 $7,627
Apr 10th 2021 - May 26th 2021 $4,471 $5,202 $8,942
May 26th 2021 - Aug 29th 2021 - - $10,257
Aug 29th 2021 - Oct 10th 2021 - - $8,942
Oct 10th 2021 - Dec 16th 2021 $3,814 $4,437 $7,627
Dec 16th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 $5,129 $5,967 $10,257
Jan 1st 2022 - Jan 14th 2022 $3,814 $4,437 $7,627

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Beyond belief

    Posted by Sandra F. on 11/07/2017

    This place was more than I expected. The location was perfect, the grounds were amazing and the house itself was beyond belief. Very comfortable for a place so large. The housekeeper was wonderful and was more than willing to help our group with anything we needed. I would recommend this vacation to anyone looking for a one in a life time experience!

  • Wonderful stay!

    Posted by Brett P. on 15/05/2017

    This project is simply stunning with lovely grounds, lake, 36 acres of land behind to explore and best of all your very own moat! There is also a black swan we dubbed Jean Pierre who patrols the lake and most and will not say no to some fresh bread. The chateau itself was delightful with en suite bedrooms with gorgeous views and a homey charm that did not make you feel too nervous sitting on the furniture. A special mention must be made to the housekeeper who was just fabulous and made you feel so welcome in this majestic home. I am already planning my next trip to this lovely house and could not recommend this property and area enough! 6 stars for the owner, staff, property and area!

  • Charming chateau

    Posted by Aston Martin on 11/05/2017

    We attend the legendary Le Mans 24 hour race every year with our guests and have been lucky enough to stay at this wonderful chateau for many years situated just 20 minutes from the circuit. After the hustle and bustle of the race track it is wonderful to return each evening to the tranquil surroundings of this beautiful chateau. The owner has been very accommodating with our many requests which are often quite demanding at times. The chateau is steeped in history and has been lovingly restored keeping many original features - be sure to look up the charming stories attached to the chateau, many references of its history can be found in documents in the chateau's library.

  • I would recommend to anyone

    Posted by Tracy van der Heijden on 20/11/2010

    We had a wonderful time and I would recommend the chateau to anyone.

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