La Louvière | Bed & Breakfast in Orne | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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La Louvière - Bed & Breakfast in Orne

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Le Fault, 61420 Saint Denis sur Sarthon, Orne
Normandy, France

Isabelle & Alain Groult

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+33 (0)2 33 29 25 61 (landline)

An exquisite hideaway just outside Le Perche where warmth, character and luxury combine and the gardens are sheer joy (lake, roses, pool)

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It's a joy to discover this 18th-century manor house, a classic gentilhommière encircled by divine grounds. Drive up an avenue of lime trees, step under the clematis-strewn pergolas, enter the hall. Charming hostess Isabelle Groult says the old house has "une ambiance de soie": a chandelier sparkles above lace tablecloths in the dining room, pale chintz frames elegant windows in the grand salon, and the petit salon's fireplace is flanked by charming chairs. Colours and fabrics harmonise beautifully. Take an apéritif on the terrace, get sporty on the tennis court, and relish the gardens, scented with roses and buzzing with bees. Patterned paving leads to an old-style potager, source of tonight's vegetables. Inside, an oak staircase curves up to bedrooms on the first floor: freshly, exquisitely romantic, with exceedingly fine fabrics and antiques; up again is 'Chambre d'Aurélie', tucked into the beautiful 'charpente'. 'Chambre d'Alexandre' is equally striking – and discreet. Everything you could want for a weekend is here: a heated pool, a tennis court, a small fishing lake, happiness, peace.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Tennis court
On the premises.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

Guest feedback
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"Isabelle and Alain are consummate hosts. The attention to detail was unobtrusive and faultless. La Louviere is a very special destination. "

Heather - Chepstow , United Kingdom

June 2017
"We thoroughly enjoyed our two-night stay in this magnificent house and the warm welcome given to us by the charming hosts. The interior is very tastefully furnished. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed the swimming pool and the superb gardens, as well as a delicious meal cooked by Isabelle and served by Alain. They kindly booked us a table at an excellent restaurant in Alençon for our second night, and gave us good recommendations for places to visit in the area. Breakfasts were of a very high standard and beautifully presented. Strongly recommended!"

Ian - Sherborne, United Kingdom

May 2017
"our 5th year stay and as wonderful as ever; Isabelle and Alain are warm and welcoming hosts, our meal was delicious(Isabelle always tries to do different fish for my non-meat eater wife, grounds colourful and beautiful with plenty of sitting areas. The perfect start to our annual French holiday"


August 2015
"A magical idyllic place. It was the perfect place to stop off on our way back from the south. Isabelle is a wonderful host and made us feel very welcome in her beautiful home. We also enjoyed a delicious evening meal. I cannot recommend La Louviere highly enough and can't wait to return."
September 2010

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  • 4 Doubles
  • , 1 Suite for 4
Price:(i) 95 to200 per night

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Dinner with wine & coffee, €39.




Le Fault, 61420 Saint Denis sur Sarthon, Orne

B&B 3 Double rooms
Price: (i) 150 to 160 per night
B&B 1 Suite, sleeping 4
Price: (i) 200 to 200 per night
B&B 1 Double room
Separate private bathroom.
Price: (i) 95 to 95 per night

Isabelle & Alain Groult

Visit website

+33 (0)2 33 29 25 61 (landline)