Château de Verrières & Spa | Hotel in Maine-et-Loire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Château de Verrières & Spa - Hotel in Maine-et-Loire

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53 rue d’Alsace, 49400 Saumur, Maine-et-Loire
Western Loire, Francia

Pascale & François Hamelin

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+33 (0)2 41 38 05 15(landline)

Classic French at its authentic best - from the lofty, lovely bedrooms to the warm welcome and beautiful breakfasts

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Guests are full of praise for this elegant château, built in 1890 to host balls and grand soirées. In recent years it has been passionately, authentically, lavishly restored. The house stands in huge grounds – unusually so since it is right in the heart of old Saumur – and the charming new owners, Pascale et François, could not be more welcoming or more helpful. Bedrooms are lofty, lovely and filled with light. Every trace of modern updating – central heating, rewiring – has been artfully concealed, and generous curtains hang at huge windows overlooking the private park. Other rooms overlook the Academy of Cavalry, where aristocratic officers used to hone their equestrian skills. The décor is classic French at its finest, apart from the contemporary and zen-like top-floor suite. Bathrooms are as luxurious, each one unique. There's a heated pool, and the garden is rather (wonderfully) wild - Pascale has plans to tame it; step into town  - don't miss the Saturday market! Breakfasts include pastries, omelettes, ham, delicious pain perdu; good restaurants are on the doorstep. Worth every penny.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from Pascale & François Hamelin:

Puntos de interés sobre la región de
Pascale & François Hamelin:

  • Forget your car in Chateau de Verrieres' courtyard and walk through the city centre: shops, restaurants and ancient houses, from all centuries
  • Every Saturday morning the historic centre of Saumur turns into a vast traditional streetmarket place...You will find the best cheese as well as you can buy live ducks, hens or rabbits...On Sundays, antiques markets in or around Saumur.
  • Along the river Loire the road looks flat: Chateau de Verrieres is one of the most appreciated stop on the "La Loire a Velo" itinerary.
  • Who will you meet at Chateau de Verrieres ? It can be either a royal princess, a movie actress, honeymooners or grand-parents celebrationg their golden anniversary... A vast majority of the guests come from all over the world.
  • Both an abbey and a prison: Fontevraud is a spectacular architectural sample of the 17th century, used as a jail Under napoleonic times, until...the late Sixties . Also Richard Lionheart and Alienor's tombs ...
  • Listed by Unesco as World Heritage : the Wine "Apellation Controlee" : Visit the wineyards and taste the Saumur Champigny : delicious !Equitation : the "Cadre Noir" is the elite of the french riding skills for dressage and jumping.
Puntos de interés

Guest feedback
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"A beautiful house, beautifully restored, and owners who know how to offer true hospitality. As does Uno their dog! We had the General Junior Suite on the first floor, overlooking the garden. Very quiet and restful. Nothing was too much trouble for Thierry and Yolaine. Not a cheap stay, but worth every penny."
junio 2012
"Luxurious bed & ensuite, very comfortable. Warm and informative welcome from hosts. Easy off street parking in Chateau and easy stroll to centre of Saumur. Breakfast in basement refectory on a par with 5 star hotels. Worthy of a return visit of more than one night."
agosto 2011

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  • 8 Doubles
  • , 1 Twin
  • , 1 Suite for 2
Precio:(i) 195 a415 por noche

Singles €198-€390. Extra bed/sofabed available €40 per person per night.

Información de las reservas:


Breakfast €24. Restaurant 400m.


1 December - 31 January.


53 rue d’Alsace, 49400 Saumur, Maine-et-Loire

Hotel 8 Double rooms
Precio: (i) 195 a 335 por noche
Hotel 1 Twin room
Precio: (i) 318 a 415 por noche
Hotel 1 Suite, sleeping 2
Precio: (i) 343 a 415 por noche

Pascale & François Hamelin

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+33 (0)2 41 38 05 15(landline)