La Louvière

Saint Denis sur Sarthon, Orne
Bed & Breakfast

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


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Dinner with wine & coffee, €39, by arrangement.


Nightly price
from €95
1 Suite for 4
From €200
1 Double
From €95
3 Doubles
From €150


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

Heather, Chepstow

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

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


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