Château de Beaulieu

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


One of the prettiest small châteaux of the Loire valley surrounded by elegant gardens and run by erudite Irish hosts just 2kms from Saumur

Bedroom

6 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Architect Jean Drapeau built the château in 1727 and the décor captures the romance of that earlier age. Bedrooms lead off an oak-beamed corridor and range from the dramatic to the cosy and intimate. Antique armoires, ornate fireplaces and spotless bathrooms are yours, along with dreamy views of the large garden, also with a small vineyard.

Breakfasts are served at the large dining table with fresh bread and pastries from the local patisserie, fruits and a homemade cake. Flop by the pool, wander the garden, snuggle down into deep-seated sofas with a book from the library or try your hand at billiards – it’s all super relaxed and easy.

Saumur is a short jaunt up the river for magnificent châteaux, good little bistros, a Michelin-starred restaurant and fine river cruises. The local Loire wines, some of the finest in the world, are available for tasting everywhere.

Château de Beaulieu - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Staying in such a lovely place with wonderful hosts
  • Wandering the garden and enjoying the pool
  • Exploring the area and tasting the wine
Château de Beaulieu - Gallery

You should know

  • All the bedrooms are upstairs
  • You are fairly near a road but you won't hear it at night

Essentials

  • 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

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

Pricing

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

Accommodation

Reviews

When I visited Beaulieu I spent a memorable time in the beautiful reception rooms, chatting with the charming owners whilst an elderly German conductor improvised something splendid on the piano. It is quite simply one of the most beautiful houses in the Loire valley.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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.

Willi

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.

Jane

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Location

The neighbourhood

You can set off on foot for miles, or bring bikes and join the Loire à Velo cycle route which will take you up or downstream for hours, past castles and villages and vineyards. There are some very pretty villages to explore: Candes-St-Martin, Montsoreau with its flea market, antique dealers and labrynthine streets of soft stone houses. 30 minutes further upstream will take you to Chinon.

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.

Introducing

Conor & Mary Coady-Maguire

The Coady-Maguires are the most charming of hosts - animated, delightful, and with many interests. Conor worked with the United Nations and speaks several languages. They bought the château over two decades ago and have run it with grace and energy ever since. They also know their patch very well so can let you know the best places to visit and to eat.