Le Moulin de St Blaise

Chahaignes, Sarthe
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)2 43 46 78 05


Tall, former flour mill on a curve in the road with a truly peaceful garden. Stay in for suppers with homegrown vegetables and herbs

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 3

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The earliest record of a mill here is 1461 and it was used for flour until the 60s. The huge old gears are in the dining room, and the floor to ceiling wheel can be seen in the room next door, where water passes through the house itself. Now Phil and Elaine look after you with much gusto: their fruit and vegetable patch produces asparagus, soft fruit, and many vegetables. They also make their own jams, pickles and jellies.

It’s a laid-back sort of place and there’s much space in the huge dining room; enjoy proper home cooking – asparagus soup with smoked salmon, boeuf bourguignon with homegrown veg, homemade sorbets and mousses, local cheeseboards.

The sitting room has books, games, billiards and room for children to play. More space on the terrace and in the meadow and garden; try and catch a trout for your supper or relax with a book by the rushing water. Walk 15 minutes to sleepy Lhomme for a bakery and restaurants.

Le Moulin de St Blaise - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Sitting in the garden listening to the rushing water
  • Eating lovely home cooking from freshly grown ingredients
  • Chatting to other guests in the communal sitting room while your children play
Le Moulin de St Blaise - Gallery

You should know

  • Lhomme restaurants closed on Monday nights
  • The Miller's stairs to second floor rooms are steep - not for those with mobility issues
  • The terraces are fenced off, but the water isn’t

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
4pm-7pm
Check out
8am-10am
Closed
Christmas, New Year, 1 November - 19 April.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Dinner with wine, €25. Restaurant 1km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €79
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available €25-€35 per person per night.
1 Double
From €89
2 Twins
From €79
1 Family room for 3
From €89

Accommodation

Reviews

Le Moulin is such a peaceful spot - it's incredibly tranquil to be able to sit on the patio in the garden, listening to the stream running by or wandering through the 11 hectares of land. Being able to walk to the bakery is a big bonus, and the fruit and veg allotment that Elaine and Phil have created is just wonderful.

Lillie, Sawday's Inspector

This is an ideal stopping off place between the ferry and places further south. Elaine, the host, was helpful, welcoming, and cooked a good meal. The place is well set up for visitors, with a fridge, tea, and coffee facilities downstairs, and upstairs a large games room, ideal for families or for wet days. We stayed in the Blue Room, spacious, well appointed, comfortable. Outside the mill pond and stream are beautiful. The only down-side was that the outside areas looked in need of renovation, and the chairs / loungers needing mending. Pity, as it's a lovely place to sit in the evening.

Sam, Somerset

We stayed here for 2 nights whilst on a motorbike tour. Elaine & Phil were very welcoming and friendly. The moulin is a 15 minute walk into the nearest village LHomme (along the D64bis) We had a very relaxing pleasant stay on the river bank. The bedroom was enormous with a very comfy bed and lovely food. This is very convenient for Tours and Le Mans.

Sophie

Excellent, relaxing place to stay. Already planning the next visit...

Nick

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Location

The neighbourhood

There are mown paths in the fields round the house so you can gently stroll in peace. A half hour walk will take you to La Chartre-sur-le-Loir for a good food market and brocante shops. Drive 15 minutes to Marcon for superb lake swimming with a sandy beach. Enjoy wine tastings at many vineyards nearby.

Local points of interest from Elaine Love Miles

  • Situated mid way between Le Mans and Tours, this is an ideal place at which to take a break on a journey through France.
  • Taste the local wines - Jasnieres and Coteaux du Loir, both with AOC accreditation, visit the a local vigneron and the caves where the wine is either stored or produced. Visit the local wine museum in Lhomme to find out the history of the local wines.
  • This is a beautiful area for walking - through vineyards and valleys, along rivers and lakes, or visit the Forest Visitor centre in the beautiful Foret de Bercé.
  • The major chateaux of the Loire valley are just an hour away, but there are also local chateaux which will delight! A troglodyte village in nearby Troo is a must-see. or you could just bring your swimming costumes and relax on the lake beach at Marcon.
  • Extend your stay and visit the Le Mans motor museum, or the Plantagenet city, meander through the many markets in Tours - or just kick back and relax and dangle your weary feet in the river
  • If your interests include fishing, golfing, cycling there is something locally for everyone!

Introducing

Elaine Love Miles

Phil and Elaine are originally from Hertfordshire. They moved here in 2008 and have settled into the community. Elaine speaks fluent French, has been a town councillor for years and works to support local projects. Phil is a landscaper and builder - they both tend the wonderfully productive fruit and veg patch and the many hectares of land around the house.