La Roseraie

Bed & Breakfast

Close to châteaux and the waterways of the Marais Poitevin, a grand house in lovely gardens with a warm and welcoming host to pamper you


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 5


You’re tucked into a quiet, unassuming backstreet and hidden behind imposing walls. The big house presides over all: five bedrooms with modern walk-in showers in a white stone annex, a cobbled courtyard, a pool and parkland to stroll around.

Breakfast is served in a little poolside bistro just for you – homemade jams, cakes, honey from the hives and eggs or charcuterie on request. Julie can make you dinners of her husband’s beef and local cheese, or lunch baskets for exploring the marshes of the Vienne. When it pours, stoke the fires and borrow books and games.

Families will love the two upstairs bedrooms and Julie’s three young children are happy to make friends. Visit vineyards, walnut presses, hire punts to glide along the rivers or bikes for leisurely pedalling.

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We think you'll love

  • Julie’s brand of attentive pampering
  • The thoroughly French gardens
  • Walking into town for films, food, shopping
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You should know

  • Neuville-de-Poitou lacks traditional charm
  • Bedrooms are small and simple
  • You’ll share the gardens and pool with self-catering guests


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
  • 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


  • 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

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner, €27 (€10 for children under 10). Wine from €15.


Nightly price
from €75
4 Doubles
From €75
1 Family room for 5
From €75


La Roserai did not disappoint and I cannot praise the lovely Julie ( and her beautiful children) enough for letting us stay in her gorgeous home. Don’t hesitate to stay here if you want peace and quiet , Julie’s food was delicious , her breakfast so thoughtful (how I loved your pancakes and little notes ) and we could not fault the 2 meals she prepared for us. We didn’t eat with the family, the evenings were chilly so we opted to use the petit salon but there is plenty of outside space too. We had picnics in the garden watching red squirrels drinking wine, 4 perfect days I will not forget.

Lindsay, Towcester

Beautiful house and gardens, so relaxing, charming. Julie and her husband were excellent hosts, amazing dinner - all home made from the garden. Would definitely recommend staying here.

Olivia, Madrid

A truly wonderful B&B in a large town house in its own grounds. The rooms are beautifully appointed with wet room showers in good sized bathrooms. The private pool and large gardens are lovely to relax in and offer real seclusion in the middle of the town. But the best touches are the evening meals produced by your hosts using the freshest ingredients from their garden, and eaten outside when the weather is warm or in the beautiful dining room. Michael and Heather are charming hosts, interested and interesting in equal measure. They also have an honesty bar, which is a genuinely good idea 10/10


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The neighbourhood

Neuville-de-Poitou’s muddle of red roofs appears like an urban oasis from the flat farmland alongside the Paris-Bordeaux highway, its skyline pierced by towering steeples. La Roseraie is around 500 metres from the centre of town, walking distance to its shops, restaurants, cafes and a decent cinema. Wine lovers will like being so close to vineyards (the nearest 2km away), and there’s a town brewery, Brasserie de Bellefois (3km). Drive to Poitiers (30 minutes) to shop in the markets and sip coffee in its pavement cafes.

Local points of interest from Julie Lembeye

  • The historic town of Poitiers, home to the indomitable Eleanor of Aquitaine, sits on a vast promontory and is rich in Romanesque architecture. It is also an important university town and enjoys a lively cafe society. Wandering the ancient streets is a joy.
  • Futuroscope is a quintessential French media theme park - one of the biggest attractions in the country. Feature films are vast screens; surround screens; in 3 and 4D and there are rides and restaurants. Just 10 minutes' drive from La Roseraie.
  • Every Sunday, a lively farmers' market is held in our village, where fresh regional, seasonal fruits and vegetables are sold, together with wonderful cheeses (goat's cheese being the speciality) seafood including oysters, plus charcuterie and fresh meats.
  • Le St Fortunat, a Michelin star restaurant, is within walking distance from our gates. A must for those special occasions, where the menus are impressively creative and a rare treat for the taste buds! Warning - you need to arrive with a healthy appetite!
  • The Valley of the Monkeys (Vallee des Singes) offers a memorable family day out. Part of a World-wide breeding programme, the monkeys are at liberty (chimps and gorillas live on their islands). Over 350 monkeys frolic in 15 hectares of trees and parkland.
  • The stunningly beautiful Marais Poitevin has an ecosystem all of its own. Its marshes and waterways are best seen by boat. The traditional boats in this are best explored by renting punt-like craft which can be hired. Also a wonderful place for cycling.


Julie Lembeye

La Roseraie has been welcoming visitors for some years, but the Lembeyes arrived in June 2017. Anglophile Julie is a sociable sort – she started as a journalist before opening a shop selling English wares with her sister. After her third child was born she decided to make the switch to B&B owner, so decamped her cattle-farming husband, their three children and the chickens to Neuville-de-Poitou.