Château de la Groirie

Trangé, Sarthe
+33 (0)6 75 08 97 08

Converted stable block in the grounds of a grand château, moments from the motor racing capital of Le Mans


13 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Turn down the elegant avenue, drive past the fishing lake and park up in front of a rather imposing 18th-century château, your home for the night – but not quite, as the bedrooms are in an ochre-washed stable block just to the side. The views are lovely from here, with rooms accessed off a little courtyard or up a flight of outdoor staircases; the upstairs rooms are the homeliest with nooks and beds under the eaves.

Head across to the château for a thoroughly French breakfast of hams and cheeses served under a fresco of pastoral scenes, a reflection of the parkland outside the large windows. Explore the eclectic mix of formal gardens and established woods on foot and spy deer.

If you don’t want to go out you can ask for a supper tray and eat in your cosy bedroom, or picnic in the garden on warm evenings. Le Mans is just five minutes’ drive away – with flying buttresses, stained glass windows and pointy Gothic houses. 

Exterior of the grand Chateau de la Groirie in Western Loire, France with large garden and outdoor seating areas

We think you'll love

  • The elegant château with a very French feeling
  • Smiling, efficient staff and owners
  • Being minutes from the motorway and Le Mans
Château de la Groirie - Gallery

You should know

  • Bedrooms are in the stable block and not the chateau itself
  • Downstairs rooms are quite small and not so light


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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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Booking restrictions
Electric car charge points available to use.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Supper available by arrangement. Restaurants 5-minute drive.


Nightly price
from €159
Damage deposit
Amount equivalent to one night's stay
13 Twin/doubles
From €159



This really is a magnificent place to stay. The staff are so attentive. The room we had (room 10) was beautiful and huge with the most amazing shower! Breakfast was lovely and we even had a short tour of the owners chateau, escorted by their son! Fabulous visit, highly recommended.

Val, Windsor

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The neighbourhood

The 50-hectare park is studded with oak and beech trees and crisscrossed by bridle paths, and there are formal gardens in which to stroll: classically French, English and Chinese. The rather nondescript village of Trangé is the closest settlement to the château, but Le Mans is just five minutes’ drive away – motor racing buffs will appreciate the museums and simulator rides, and perhaps the Gothic-style architecture too.

Local points of interest from Isabelle Come

  • The chateau, a classified historic monument, in a park of 100 hectares is located at the doors of Le Mans.
  • You can walk in the park, breathe the sweet scent of the rose garden or relax by the pool.
  • The Plantagenet City is a place steeped in history. Ideal for walking, shopping, restaurants and bars ...
  • The chimeras are visible during the summer and the Christmas period (from dusk to 23:00)
  • The museum of 24h00 Le Mans allows you to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the legendary race.
  • Make use of our Tesla and other electric vehicles charging points!


Isabelle Come

The Durand family take an active role in welcoming guests to their home; a keen interest in music and culture means they also organise the odd concert in the orangerie next to the château. They’ve appointed the unflappable Isabelle Come to run the place – she’s worked in hotels in Paris and manages to be both extremely efficient and relaxed at the same time – and there’s a flock of friendly gardeners and chambermaids to assist in the running.