Maurice's House

Teille, Pays de la Loire, Sarthe
+33 (0)6 35 55 10 50
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Restored carriage house with private garden on a very peaceful estate with a lake to swim in, or row on, and parkland to explore, just 15 minutes from Le Mans


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

€215 per night

€1500 per week

The Experience

This charming house was originally one of the outbuildings of Rebecca and Tim’s B&B, Château de la Ruche, and has been cleverly restored and furnished with antique and flea market finds.

Find a welcome hamper with local goat’s cheese, honey, biscuits and local wine. Rebecca is the chef at the B&B and has given a lot of thought to the kitchen from a cook’s perspective, making it a joy to cook in; eat around the farmhouse table or on the dining terrace in your own private bit of the garden. Explore the parkland and woods of the estate, row on the lake or settle on a window seat in either of the large bedrooms for dreamy views over the lake to the main house.

Food and wine lovers can visit fabulous markets and tour the vineyards of Saumur, Anjou and Touraine; if antiques are your thing Rebecca can point you to gorgeous brocante fairs. Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei, voted one of the most beautiful villages in France, is only 15 minutes’ drive away.

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We think you'll love

  • Joining Rebecca and Tim's B&B guests for gorgeous home-cooked dinners in the garden in summer
  • Taking long walks out around the park and beyond
  • Hunting for antiques at the markets and shops in the region
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You should know

  • Towels and bed linens are provided
  • Both bedrooms are on the first floor
  • There's no shop in the local village but there are amenities in the surrounding villages


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • 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


Nightly price
Weekly price
Damage deposit
Surchage for heating in the winter. Cleaning surcharge on short stays.
1 House for 4
€2152 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
5pm-7pm Friday
Check out
Other details
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Children over 6 are welcome.
November to March
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Rebecca and Tim are as modest as they are talented and everyone falls in love with the out of time, sleepy beauty of the Château de la Ruche. The house has been beautifully restored.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

The house is situated in farmland 15 minutes from the city of Le Mans. It is a sleepy part of the Sarthe and not really known to tourists, and the local villages are very authentically French. The local village doesn't have a shop but you can find butchers, bakeries, supermarkets and pâtisseries in the surrounding villages.

Local points of interest from Rebecca & Tim Jones

  • The bustling market in Place des Jacobins by the Cathedral in Le Mans on Wednesday and Sunday mornings and all day on Friday is a must for food lovers. Sit and watch the world go by at one of the cafes on the square too.
  • Stroll through the ancient streets of the Plantagenet cité of Old Town Le Mans - up the steps beside the cathedral - which you must also visit. Perfect for history lovers, especially if the Tudors are your thing. Wear flat shoes because cobblestones abound
  • Explore the beautiful Alpes Mancelles – winding country roads, beautiful countryside and gorgeous French villages. With plenty of restaurants, cafes and art galleries to explore. Great for walkers and cyclists.
  • Car lovers can lose a day exploring the Le Mans 24hr Museum at the world-famous racetrack. Bring your fancy car with you (we have lots of secure off-street parking) and treat yourself to a track day.
  • Many of the Loire Valley châteaux, as well as the beautiful towns and vineyards of Saumur, Tours and Angers are just an hour from our Petit Château - the perfect day trip for wine lovers and Château hunters.
  • Searching for antiques and bargains? Ask us about our favourite brocante haunts, we're happy to share our secrets.


Rebecca & Tim Jones

Rebecca and Tim’s love of old houses and their appetite for a new project led them to swap busy lives – working in journalism and engineering in Lincolnshire – for busy lives in the Pays de la Loire. Tim’s mother introduced them to the region, they fell for the charms of La Ruche, moved in with their 2 small children in 2017 and have since been fulfilling their promise to the previous owners to breathe new life into their much-loved petit château and gite.