Manoir de la Maison Blanche

Amboise, Indre-et-Loire
Bed & Breakfast


B&B in a 17th-century manor surrounded by vineyards and châteaux: Chambord, Chenonceau, Villandry and nearby Amboise

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

Woods, fields and giant sequoias surround this historic property on the edge of town. Stroll up to the paddock to find friendly ponies and llamas to pat – Lulu the big house dog is very gentle too.

B&B rooms are divided between two long low houses separated by a furnished courtyard: a family suite on one side, two doubles on the other. (One is on the ground-floor, the other under the roof.) Breakfast, served in a pleasant communal room with five tables, includes two kinds of brioche and bread and homemade jams.

Walk into pretty Amboise – it takes about 20 minutes. People travel far for its Sunday market, and its château, commanding a spur above the Loire. Leonardo da Vinci visited in 1515 and stayed until his death in 1519; from here, Francois I launched the French Renaissance.

Manoir de la Maison Blanche - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Being able to walk into Amboise
  • The peaceful, private park - and its gentle animals
  • Your warm, generous hostess
Manoir de la Maison Blanche - Gallery

You should know

  • One of the rooms is reached via an exterior spiral stair
  • The TVs are flat-screen but tiny
  • You’ll need to love dogs

Essentials

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

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-7pm
Check out
By 11am
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Guest kitchenette.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €102
Damage deposit
£0
Surcharges
Singles €91. Extra bed/sofabed available €26 per person per night.
2 Doubles
From €102
1 Suite for 4
From €128

Reviews

The location on the edge of the chateau town of Amboise, sheltered in the middle of a tall impressive forest, is ideal for visits to all the nearby royal chateaux of the Loire Valley, not to mention the many wine-tasting opportunities. The rooms are comfy and large, unpretentious and practical. Such fun to see horses, goats, llamas in the field. I loved the ancient architecture, beamed ceilings and half-timbered walls so lovingly brought back to life. Bravo to Annick for creating such a haven of peace and country beauty!

Connie, Sawday's inspector

We have stayed at Annick’s many times since we discovered it while looking for a place in the countryside near a village by the Loire river. We love the ambiance and the horses, llamas, goats and especially Lou Lou the Great Dane who is so friendly and greets everyone as does Annick. Annick is the best at aiding you with anything you might need and is a very good tour director. She speaks fluent English which helps immensely. The rooms are authentic and lovingly done by Annick.Quiet too.Beautiful grounds and garden to explore. We love it!,

June, Waikoloa, hawaii

My wife and I recently stayed at Annick's wonderful B&B for three nights. Our room was wonderful, one of the best B&Bs that we have ever stayed at. When we travel we always miss our dog so it was so nice being able to enjoy her sweet French Great Dane Lulu. What a gentle guy. Would highly recommend her place to everyone

Joirgro

We had been recommended to stay at the Maison Blanch and we were so glad we took the advice. The host was very warm and had great advice about the area (Chez Bruno was a great recommendation!!) The animals were very friendly and provided a very homely feeling. The rooms are very well kept with beautiful cotton sheets (the best I've slept in in France) and were made up beautifully while we are breakfast. This was a really great find, definitely worth staying if you can get a booking!

Sarah

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Location

The neighbourhood

You couldn’t be better located: in the heart of the Loire, on the edge of Amboise. Châteaux abound; Chenonceau, the jewel in the crown, is a 20-minute drive. Make time for the Italian gardens of the Château de Velmer (14km), and the lovely, laid-back city of Tours (26km): explore its cobbled streets and marvellous cathedral, sample its outstanding wines. For a family day out there’s Beaumarchais Wildlife Park (15km); the safari train sounds like fun.

Local points of interest from Annick Delécheneau

  • This is a far more ancient site than the 17th-century house that now occupies it: the remains of two Gallo-Roman columns dating from the Vth century have been uncovered in the grounds, and Bronze Age artefacts (4000 years old) have been found at Amboise
  • The centre of Amboise is within half an hour on foot: you can walk to the famous château built by King François 1er and the Clos Lucé, the house where Leonardo da Vinci lived his last years and died in 1519, now a fascinating Leonardo museum.
  • There are restaurants close to the Manoir or a slightly longer walk into the centre of Amboise.
  • Chenonceaux is at 20 minutes by car. Chaumont garden at 30 minutes by car
  • Amboise is in the middle of all the chateaux. Very well located.
  • Here you have a cosy kitchen for guests with a refrigerator, microwave, a kettle, dishes, etc...

Introducing

Annick Delécheneau

Annick took the property on 20 years ago and painstakingly restored it, and its grounds. Once an au pair in England, she speaks perfect English and particularly enjoys meeting foreign guests. Now the children have flown she looks after several animals: horses, llamas, a goat, a cat, and a gentle giant of a dog, Lulu.