Château de Beaulieu

Saumur, Maine-et-Loire
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)2 41 50 83 52

Guests tell us the breakfasts are excellent, sometimes with scones and sodabread made that morning by Mary, your very charming Irish host


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Set back from the banks of the river Loire lies a château of character and charm, a perfect reflection of its owners. The Coady-Maguires are Irish, animated, delightful, and have many interests. Architect Jean Drapeau built the château in 1727 and the décor, traditional, authentic, captures the romance of that earlier age. Five bedrooms lead off an oak-beamed corridor and range from the dramatic (‘Louis XIII’ comes with a four-poster bed and bold colours) to the cosy and intimate. Antique armoires, ornate fireplaces and spotless bathrooms are yours, along with dreamy views of the large, enticing, tree-brimmed garden – note the lily-covered pond full of fish, the heated swimming pool, and the small, prospering vineyard. Snuggle down into deep-seated sofas with a book from the library or try your hand at billiards – it’s all super relaxed. There’s wine tasting next door, the market town of Saumur is a short jaunt up the river and the treasures of the Loire valley are legendary – you can visit the châteaux on horseback! We’d stay for the atmosphere and company alone.


  • 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

Check in
From 5pm to 7pm.
Check out
Up to 11am.
November to Easter.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 1km.


Nightly price
from €120
4 Doubles
From €120
1 Suite for 4
From €160



We were very warmly welcomed by Mary and served tea. Our huge bedroom was spacious & comfy with an excellent bathroom. Mary recommended a good restaurant just down the road, and pointed us in the direction of a lovely river side walk. Next morning, we much enjoyed freshly baked scones, croissants, fruit and yoghurt, shared with other guests around the huge dining table. Thank you Mary for the genuine welcome to your beautiful home.


This was a beautiful Chateau on the banks of the Loire again full of antiques and very splendid. Despite having a large party to attend to Mary had time for us and made us very welcome, sitting with us after breakfast and taking the time to suggest good restaurants with a handy map. A lovely place to stay.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Conor & Mary Coady-Maguire

  • Discover fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, pastries, cheese, wine, liqueurs, oils, honey, biscuits, chocolate, meat, charcuterie, fish, flowers, clothes, handicraft products ... at the Saturday morning market in Saumur.
  • Follow your nose! For cheese fans, you’ll find a huge collection of great cheeses at the Fromagerie du Puits Neuf on the Rue Puits Neuf, right in the centre of Saumur.
  • Fun for “children” of all ages! - the Small Train of Saumur takes you through the historic streets of the town. It’s the easy way to discover the wonders of Saumur. Hop aboard the little train and off you go !
  • You can discover some gems (and not too dear) at the ‘brocante’ (antique) market in Saumur on one Sunday per month.
  • The Marquis de Sade (1740 – 1814) was briefly incarceration in the Château de Saumur (then a prison) in 1768. However, nobody speaks about it that much ! He was a nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, writer, and a(n) (in)famous libertine.
  • Wine Lovers Note: before heading into the hinterland to discover the great wines of the appellations of Saumur and Anjou, visit the ‘Maison des Vins d'Anjou et Saumur’ right in the centre of the town. There you can taste and buy and get great advice.