Manoir de Jouralem

Blaison-St Sulpice, Maine-et-Loire
Bed & Breakfast


In wine country, a beautifully revived 16th-century manor and hospitable B&B. Visit Angers’ cathedral, cruise along the Loire to Saumur

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Breakfast includes fresh pastries, daily specials and freshly pressed juices and dinner, seasonal and delicious, is served by a roaring fire. This welcoming B&B is as sociable as you want it to be, thanks to hosts Hywel and Mel.

Bedrooms range from large to huge, with rustic-chic bathrooms, stocked larders, and views over vineyards and grounds. Enjoy a summer swim in the natural pool, with its wild garden alongside.

The charms of Saumur are 33km, but it’s a short hop to Chateau de Bois Brinçon. Walk through the forest, and try the wines; or lunch at the Le Petit Blaison. Back home are books, board games, and sofas by the fire.

Manoir de Jouralem - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The company of the owners - especially if you are history buffs
  • The combination of 21st-century comforts and 16th-century surroundings
  • Being treated to generous breakfasts and dinners
Manoir de Jouralem - Gallery

You should know

  • All the bedrooms are up a winding set of stone stairs
  • The place is relatively isolated - you need a car
  • You can see the neighbour's farmyard out the back

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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

Special offer: Welcome to Manoir de Jouralem! Receive a complimentary glass of chilled Crémant de Loire on arrival.

Booking information

Check in
4pm-9pm
Check out
8am-11am
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Dinner, €38.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €130
Surcharges
Singles rates: €90-€110. Extra child's bed available for Le Roi, €30.
3 Doubles
From €130

Reviews

We spent a night here en route to the south of France. We had a lovely evening with dinner in the Manoir. It was excellent and we loved our short stay. We will come back and stay longer. The room was so comfortable with a quality mattress and the bathroom; well - simply stunning. We would heartily recommend the Manoir. Mel and Hywel are excellent hosts.

Gavin, Portsmouth

This would be a very pleasant place to stay - I inspected in winter and they offered me delicious homemade biscuits and wonderful coffee in front of a fire that roars all winter long - it would be tempting to stay inside on a winter day and work or read. The countryside around the house is interesting, stone walls, vineyards and pretty villages - all very tempting to explore either by foot or on a bicycle.

Nicky, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

A peaceful stopover between the ferry ports of Normandy and Aquitaine, the estate lies under 1km from Bois Brinçon. Forest walks and vineyards abound, as do some of the most splendid castles in France; Chateau de Brissac, 7km, has been in the family for over 500 years. Visit lovely Le Thoureil (13km) for a picnic by the river; Angers, 24km, with a 13th-century fortress and lively Old Town; and the bistro and tearoom of St Saturnin-sur-Loire - 12 mins by bike, 6 mins in the car.

Local points of interest from Melanie Lewis

  • Explore the peaceful gardens surrounding the Manoir; potter through the oak woods, cool off in the natural swimming pool or take in the vineyard views with a glass of chilled Crémant de Loire on the poolside deck.
  • The Loire Valley vineyards are on your doorstep. Take a stroll over to our friendly neighbours at Château de Bois Brinçon, taste their biodynamic vintages and meet their highland cattle. We can recommend several good quality vineyards nearby for tastings.
  • The Manoir is at the heart of the the region's principle walking and cycling routes and the scenery is lovely. Pedal on bike-friendly routes up-river towards Saumur and explore pretty villages or stroll on marked routes to the village bistro and deli.
  • We are in châteaux country here, with France's tallest in our nearest town at Brissac-Quincé. Take a drive along the Loire to find more, as well as troglodyte houses, riverside bistros and brocantes. Fontevraud Abbey is a must-see for history buffs.
  • Pop into Angers to visit the imposing 9th century château, the cathedral and historic old town. Enjoy the best of Anjou produce at one of the city's fabulous restaurants. They make Cointreau in Angers and you can take a tour and tasting at the distillery.
  • Visit Anger's showcase of all things horticultural, botanical and ecological at the fantastic Terra Botanica park. Explore impressive gardens, meander through the butterfly greenhouses, learn about Anjou's botanical heritage - there is plenty here for all.

Introducing

Melanie Lewis

After retiring from the British army, Hywel and Mel bought and restored the property in 2017. They are passionate about history, the countryside, food and wine, and delight in pleasing their guests. They live with their young family in a second house in the grounds.