Chateau De La Manay

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Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 8


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

The beautiful Chateau de La Manay comfortably sleeps 18: 16 in the château and an additional two in the guest house. During your stay you will enjoy relaxing around the large swimming pool and exploring the numerous castles of the Loire Valley. Chateau 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.

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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!
  • There is a lovely guesthouse next to the main building, ideal for a couple seeking for some extra privacy
  • 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 Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Cable TV Bicycles Provided Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football DVD Working Fireplace Caretaker/Owner on Site Waterfront

The Château is a comforting and warm familial home that can sleep up to 18 guests (16 in the chateau and 2 in the neighbouring guest house). The atmosphere throughout the château is convivial, and there are numerous places to relax and play. The château is maintained in exquisite condition and is decorated with a combination of contemporary and antique furnishings. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom.

The ground floor consists of a large living room, a spacious formal dining room, a breakfast room, the library, a family room, the expansive kitchen, and hallways surrounding an enclosed courtyard. The kitchen is modern and well equipped, and sits next to a small and informal dining/breakfast room with an imposing fireplace. The living room is spacious and tastefully furnished and affords views of the lake, moat and terrace. The formal dining room can be found adjacent to the kitchen and comfortably seats 18 guests. French doors open out directly onto the courtyard and its fountain. Lunch or supper can also easily be taken on the terrace.

There is a secluded library with an office in the tower on the first floor. Books, old and new, in French and in English, mean the library is an ideal place to relax while enjoying views of the lake and moat. A fax machine and internet access is also available in the office. The terrace wing overlooks the moat and the outdoor dining and lounging area. All the bedrooms are clean, light and well furnished, with picturesque views of the property and grounds. 

The second floor includes two twin bedrooms including one with two single beds and a king-size bed and one with three single beds. There are also two double bedrooms featuring a queen-size bed and the other, the master bedroom, with a large double king-size bed. The master bathroom, located up in the tower, includes a shower room and a sunken 2-person tub.

High up on the third floor are two recently refurbished double bedrooms, each with a large queen-size bed. There is also a recently redecorated double bedroom with A/C overlooking the moat. This bedroom also has an adjoining room where a large bed, a convertible sofa-bed and a cot may be used if needed making it a perfect suite for a family with many children. Over on the terrace wing there is a family room that includes a satellite television, VCR, DVD player and Hi-Fi.

30m from the chateau is an attractive two-room guesthouse. Though small, it consists of a living/dining room, kitchenette, a bedroom with queen-size bed, and an en-suite bathroom.

The large T-shaped heated swimming pool is a spacious 13.5m by 5.10m and is located just behind the château, near the guesthouse, and is perfectly in tune with the peaceful view of the countryside. It was designed to provide shallow areas for safe bathing for children while simultaneously leaving a long lane open for lap swimming. There is also a hot outdoor shower. The terrace is a large space full of sturdy teak lounging chairs and tables and offers the opportunity for many leisurely hours of relaxation. The 'tour carrée' overlooking the moat is the place for a game of table football. You will also find bicycles, fishing rods, badminton, 4 burner gas Weber barbecue, croquet and boules.


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 Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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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)


(6 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(Under 1 km)


(15 km)

Nearest Supermarket Super U



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
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

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


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!

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Terms & Conditions



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

Security deposit €1500 paid to the owner.
Arrival time 5pm onwards
Departure time 9.30am
Energy costs included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes
Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
Changeover day Saturday
End of stay cleaning included? Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
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)

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 15th 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 - - £8,449
Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 13th 2019 - - £7,366
Oct 13th 2019 - Dec 19th 2019 £3,142 £3,765 £6,283
Dec 19th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £4,225 £5,063 £8,449
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 £3,142 £3,765 £6,283
Apr 11th 2020 - May 27th 2020 £3,683 £4,414 £7,366
May 27th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 - - £8,449
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 11th 2020 - - £7,366
Oct 11th 2020 - Dec 16th 2020 £3,142 £3,765 £6,283

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 15th 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 - - €9,065
Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 13th 2019 - - €7,903
Oct 13th 2019 - Dec 19th 2019 €3,371 €3,994 €6,741
Dec 19th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €4,533 €5,371 €9,065
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 €3,371 €3,994 €6,741
Apr 11th 2020 - May 27th 2020 €3,952 €4,683 €7,903
May 27th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 - - €9,065
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 11th 2020 - - €7,903
Oct 11th 2020 - Dec 16th 2020 €3,371 €3,994 €6,741

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 15th 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 - - $10,180
Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 13th 2019 - - $8,875
Oct 13th 2019 - Dec 19th 2019 $3,785 $4,409 $7,570
Dec 19th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $5,090 $5,929 $10,180
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 $3,785 $4,409 $7,570
Apr 11th 2020 - May 27th 2020 $4,438 $5,169 $8,875
May 27th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 - - $10,180
Aug 30th 2020 - Oct 11th 2020 - - $8,875
Oct 11th 2020 - Dec 16th 2020 $3,785 $4,409 $7,570

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


  • 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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