Le Chaton Rouge

Saint Pierre du Lorouer, Sarthe
Bed & Breakfast

Find elegance, light and simplicity as this beautiful townhouse by the church. Enjoy Sarah's delicious dinners with garden and local produce


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


The Le Mans race track is less than ten miles away; in St Pierre du Lorouer life is lived at a slower pace. Opposite the church is a house that combines château grandeur with a cottagey feel – thanks to cheerful, generous, imaginative Sarah. Relax in the courtyard, climb the steps to the walled garden. Sarah is a fabulous cook and uses vegetables from her garden and organic and seasonal local produce whenever possible – make sure you book dinner. There’s a real fire for winter, an outdoor dining room for summer, and, up a sweeping stair, the bedrooms – fresh, white and uncluttered. There’s a studio on the top floor too – ideal for longer stays.


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


  • 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
Check out
11am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Children over 5 welcome. Breakfast normally from 8am til 10am.
Lunch, €10. Dinner, €25 by reservation only. Restaurant 20m.


Nightly price
from €90
Damage deposit
Loss of keys at a cost of €120.
Singles €70. Dinner, B&B €95 per person.
1 Family room for 4
From €160
2 Doubles
From €90
1 Double
From €90


We stayed overnight at Le Chaton Rouge on our way through France. Sarah is a brilliant host and we thoroughly enjoyed every single aspect of our brief stay - our room, the traditional and beautiful house, the welcome, the food - all wonderful and we would highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast.

Jane, Langport

This small establishment is a real gem! clean, comfortable, spacious rooms with tea/coffee making facilities and quiet. Sarah is a fantastic host and provided us with a warm welcome; she prepared a really excellent evening meal, having already established any likes/dislikes. Most of the produce was locally sourced and had wonderful flavours. The breakfast was equally delicious, with homemade bread etc. It definitely rates as the best of our hotel/B&B choices.

John, Harrogate

Professionally run and charming small Hotel in a small village south of Le Mans. Superb welcome and excellent freshly-prepared breakfast 'en- terrasse' or in the old French barn - where evening 4-5 course meals (plus wine) are also served by arrangement with the owner, Sarah. Lovely old furniture in the 5 bedrooms but with modern facilities and en-suite bathrooms. Friends and I stayed in 2016 and also got some nice tips on visiting local chateaux and vineyards plus a day out to Tours is a must. We liked it and definitely staying again. Top Banana !

John, Beoley

We stayed overnight to break our journey to Bordeaux and were so glad to discover Le Chaton Rouge! A very tastefully restored house - charming room with beautiful French bed and sweet-smelling linen. We couldn't have wished for a warmer welcome from out hostess and enjoyed meeting friends and family. Lovely rural setting with lively local bar and excellent nearby restaurant. Delicious and generous feast for breakfast. Highly recommended.


We stayed at Le Chaton Rouge, just for a stop off day. So gutted we couldn't stay longer as it was so beautiful. The rooms and building (she is an interior designer as well), but also Sarah and her amazing cooking! She cooked us a thai curry and boy was it good. She even cooked the kids a kid friendly version. She told us about all the things there were to do in the area and it was really helpful. She is a great host and I highly recommend a visit or two (or three). We will be back - asap! x


We stopped at Le Chaton Rouge for one night on route back to Calais. Sarah was welcoming and warm from the minute we arrived, and she is a fantastic cook! The property has been renovated beautifully and we had a very comfortable and enjoyable night. I would stay there again next time I am driving down France/in the that direction.


This is by far the best B&B we've stayed in, in France. Sarah welcomes you with a huge glass of wine, followed by delicious tea for the children and even more delicious dinner for adults in her pretty courtyard. It is a magical place, full of character, beautiful interiors, lovely bathroom and very comfy beds. Amazing breakfasts too! A very very special pace, we will be back for sure! Charlotte Colville


We did a bit of a road trip with our 3 month old baby and this was the last place we stayed in before returning home. It was hands down our favourite! Absolutely beautiful place, you can tell the owner was an interior designer, it was stylish, original, but cosy and homely all at once. Sarah made us feel very welcome and we felt immediately relaxed. We had paid for the 4 course meal with wine, which was all freshly prepared by Sarah and served in the most beautiful dining area. Breakfast was similarly delicious and plentiful. A perfect end to a holiday and we would without question recommend!


We stayed here en route to travelling further South and it was a fabulous place to stay. The rooms are generous with great character and lovely decor, and Sarah is a wonderful host. Delicious breakfast too! We would all heartily recommend this as a B&B.


I stayed at Le Chaton Rouge during the race week for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with my Wife and 15 month old baby. The B&B is conveniently located 40 mins from the circuit (handy tip - buy a 'Vert' parking pass as this avoids most of the circuit chaos on race days). The B&B was superb and could not be faulted, Sarah really looked after us, drinks upon arrival in the garden, evening meal as a take out from the local bar and super breakfasts every day. The room was lovely and spacious for all our stuff (inc. travel cot), there was even an offer of an adjoining room for our baby.


My husband and I stayed at Le Chaton Rouge in June while on a road trip from Paris to the south of France. Sarah made us feel so welcome with complimentary wine in her beautiful backyard. She then recommended a restaurant in a local town and called ahead to make reservations for us. Our room was very charming and eclectic. The bathroom was fully modernized with a claw foot tub. Our breakfast was amazing with homemade jam and other wonderful things to savour. Sarah is a wonderful host and so fun to talk with. I would definitely return to this B&B just to see Sarah again!!


Without doubt the best B+B i have stayed in. Beautiful house,rooms and garden. Evening meals in courtyard was perfect. Sarah is the perfect host. Local restaurant also very good and local bar very friendly. Would highly recommend Le Chaton Rouge. Don't forget George:).


A beautiful town house stylishly restored and Sarah couldn't have been more welcoming. Dinner in the garden was a delightful way to begin our holiday in France.


An excellent B & B; lovely house with great character and rooms. Sarah was very welcoming and friendly and we enjoyed dinner in the courtyard at the back of the house where we met the 'le chaton rouge'. It is about 4 to 5 hours south from Calais and an ideal place to stop on the way to the Loire or further south.


This was our first B & B on our visit to France. We stayed at three B & B's over five days and this was the very best. It is a delightful house with a very artistic mix of old and new. Sarah was the perfect host and provided a great selection of food for breakfast and a wonderful dinner in the outdoor dining room. In fact the best meals we had in France. Wished we could have stayed longer. We would highly recommend this B & B for a short or longer stay.


Sarah is a wonderful friendly host in her beautifully restored village house. Along with George the cat, there are big breakfasts and comfortable beds provided, even a nice little secluded garden to sit and have a gin and tonic should the mood take you. Very much enjoyed our stay there and would definitely go back in future.


What a lovely place to stay. Sarah could not have been more accommodating to our family (including our 2 little ones). We enjoyed a lovely meal in the outside dining room after the children had eaten their favourite meal and gone to bed (we could keep an ear out from the garden). A lovely sleep and a super breakfast. Very relaxing Thank you!

lovely B&B, lovely surroundings and a very kind and caring host!


What a beautiful home! Sarah was the perfect hostess and made us feel so welcome. The 2 bedroom suite was ideal for our family of four enabling us to enjoy Sarahs wonderful cooking whilst the children slept. We will definitely visit again.


Wonderful visit to a beautiful home, a generous host in a beautiful location. Sarah could not have done any more to make us feel welcome, the rooms were beautiful and the food at dinner and breakfast was superb. We will detour time and again to visit Le Chaton Rouge in the future.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sarah Carlisle

  • A few km's to the south of us are the lovely villages and towns situated along the banks of the River Loir; La Chartre-sur-Loir for example. Wine tasting, brocantes and vide-greniers most weekends (or the keen Treasure Hunters )
  • Only 12km away are the lakes at Marcon, with a sand beach, slide & lifeguard, great swimming & water sports, plus a small park for the kids. Ideal for families with young kids.The Bugatti circuit is close by in Le Mans, to drive on the Mulsanne straight!
  • The forest of Bercé is an ideal place for walking, horse-riding, cycling and mountain biking (315 km of waymarked itineraries). A dappled network of trails...Mushroom picking tours arranged in season, that combines a day foraging and a day cooking!
  • It's well worth visiting the bio wine producers of the Maison Rouge, a favourite amongst many local wine producers - although there are lots to recommend - Croisard, (house special) Freseneau & Gigou..Wine & Cheese tours can be arranged.
  • The Loir and surrounding tributaries offer beautiful fishing & kayaking locations, we can tailor packages and an experienced guide. including permits, rods & equipment and the perfect picnic ....as well as hopefully BBQing the catch of the day.
  • There is the local market on a Wednesday - that sell the most amazing unpasturised organic goats cheese, i use organic & local products whenever possible for Table d'hôtes ( Le Chaton Rouge is a now fully liscenced restaurant establishment)