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CHATEAU TO RENT: family celebration/friend reunions/corporate events (12-22)

Bedrooms 11
Separate WCs1
Space 8,072 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private Chateau :breakfast/dinner/short breaks & Early Booking Offers available

Chateau with 11 individually appointed bedrooms each with their own bathroom and WIFI throughout the building. Please see and contact us directly for best possible rates available .

FLEXIBLE ACCOMMODATION can be configured as:-

(a) mixture of 4 x SELF CATERED APARTMENTS plus 5 ENSUITE BEDROOMS ( perfect if your whole group wants to be 'together' but also have some 'own space' eg multi generational family gatherings etc) or

(b) use as 11 individual en-suite private bedrooms

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE for MORE ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS, pictures , information, pricing, and contact details to discuss your requirements. We always try to be flexible and accommodate specific requests where possible.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BOOK THE WHOLE CHATEAU - If you want fewer than 11 bedrooms , you can still book the Chateau on a self catering exclusive use basis using 5 or more ensuite bedrooms .


Self Catering Apartments (Studio,1,2 or 3 Bedrooms) - can be booked individually (parties of 1-6);

Individual ensuite bedrooms - can be booked on a Chambre d'hote basis.

Please note however that these particular bookings do not guarantee exclusive use of the Chateau.

WINTER LETS: The central heating for the booked accommodation will be on during any winter stay. Winter rates include heating costs.

All prices quoted include taxe de sejour and applicable TVA


Please note this is an old building and all floors (including the raised ground floor) are accessed exclusively by stairs; there is no lift. The bedrooms and self contained apartments are all on the two uppermost floors.


There are 23 hectares of mixed grounds belonging to the Chateau, which guests are free to explore. Our land extends to the bank of the river Sarthe and fishing is possible with the appropriate Licence. Within the grounds there are shady wooded paths and a great variety of seasonal flora and fauna to explore and discover including an abundance of different songbirds, sand lizards, frogs , butterflies, occasional deer and wild boar plus frequent birds of prey. There are outside spaces to picnic, sunbathe, read a good book, try your hand at some garden games or sip a chilled drink. Outdoor furniture and garden games are available.

More Details

Anne & Chris Mandale
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
8 August, 2018

About Anne & Chris Mandale

We found this lovely, welcoming place in 2011 and left the UK to make L'Oseraie our home and set about bringing this amazing Chateau back into full use with appropriate facilities for guest enjoyment, but always trying to respect and preserve its character which so attracted us in the first place.

We regard ourselves as the temporary guardians of the property. It has stood since 1875 and will hopefully outlast us. Our job now is preserving and nurturing a very small slice of history for others to enjoy long after we are gone.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've just returned from a fantastic week at Chateau de L'Oseraie where we celebrated a 60th birthday with friends - 20 of us in total. We had a super time and would highly recommend it. The bedrooms and en suites are all individual, spacious, tastefully decorated and finished to a high standard. The terrace, with views of the river and towards the village, was a lovely location for breakfasts, lunches and pre dinner drinks. The owners Chris and Anne were exemplary. They were always there ready to help if required, but never intrusive. They were especially helpful in organising an evening wine tasting at the Chateau, a cruise on the Sarthe as well as booking bicycles and restaurants for us. The breakfasts and dinner which they provided were top class! We would highly recommend the Chateau, particularly for a house party and, given the opportunity, would have no hesitation in returning.
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Chemiré-sur-Sarthe in Maine-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8072 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 25% Non Refundable booking deposit; See Rental Agreement for cancellation terms re 75% balance. Damages (incl ruined/stained linens) are deductible.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 24 people
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1-Part of Studio 1 suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , large corner bath with shower over
    Bathroom 2: Bedroom 2 Ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Roll top bath, separate shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3: Bedroom 3 Ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , rolltop bath, separate shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4: Bedroom 4 Ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , L shaped bathshower, with shower screen
    Bathroom 5: Bedroom 5 bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Luxuriously large heart shaped rolltop bath with shower over
    Bathroom 6: Bedroom 6 Ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Roll top bath with view to the river & separate shower
    Bathroom 7: Studio Apartment Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , A small bathroom but fully functional & great evening views
    Bathroom 8: Separate bathroom for Bedroom 8 in East Gite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Corner bath with shower over
    Bathroom 9: Ensuite for Bedroom 9 in East Gite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , L shaped showerbath with folding shower screen
    Bathroom 10: Ensuite for Bedroom 10 in North Gite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Roll top bath and separate shower enclosure
    Bathroom 11: Separate bathroom for Bedroom 11 in North Gite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Roll top bath and separate shower enclosure
    Foyer WC - Toilet , Ground floor WC serving the ground floor entertaining areas
  • All bathrooms have one hand and one bath towel per person, non-slip mats for use in the shower areas, bathmats and a complimentary welcome pack of guest toiletries.
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , Studio Suite: sofa,bathroom&kichenette,TV/DVD,Coffee machine
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite bedroom, sofa,TV/DVD, coffee machine
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 100cm x 200cm beds; ensuite, sofa, TV/DVD,Coffee machine
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite bedroom, sofa,TV/DVD, coffee machine
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite bedroom, Sofa, TV/DVD, coffee machine
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superking 4 poster bed,2 Sofas,desk,TV/DVD, coffee machine
    Bedroom 7- Studio Apartment - 1 Large Double Bed , Sep bathroom, table, kitchenette,sofa,TV/DVD,coffee machine
    Bedroom 8- Part of East Gite Apartment - 2 Single Bed , TV/DVD; (Sofa , Coffee Machine available in East Gite )
    Bedroom 9-Part of East Gite Apartment - 1 Large Double Bed , Sofa,TV/DVD, Coffee Machine all in bedroom
    Bedroom 10 -Part of North Gite Apartment - 1 Large Double Bed , TV/DVD, coffee machine ; (sofa in North Gite)
    Bedroom 11-Part of North Gite Apartment - 2 Single Bed , TV/DVD, (Sofa, Coffee machine available in North Gite)
  • All bedrooms have waxed wooden floors (with the exception of Bedroom 8 with has original tomettes). Each bedroom is individually furnished. The beds all have high quality comfortable mattresses, and are made up with high tread count pure cotton bed linens. Feather/Down pillows and duvets are provided - please advise in advance if hypo allergenic bedding is required.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • 1 bicycles
  • Groups
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The property owners will be there to meet you and show you around your accommodation & are on hand to assist with any problems. (The Basement of the Chateau is separately accessed and occupied by the Owners & is NOT included in the rental accommodation.) Your accommodation is thoroughly cleaned and checked prior to guest arrivals & an inventory is prepared for every let. We want you to enjoy your stay, but kindly ask that you respect the property, and leave it complete, clean & tidy as you found it. Please be aware that any EXCESSIVE additional cleaning necessary to return the accommodation to its original standard, and ruined/damaged/missing linens furnishings or other items will incur deductions from the security deposit. Personal Liability Insurance for each Guest is mandatory to book this property (often standard within your Travel Insurance- please check )


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CHATEAU TO RENT: family celebration/friend reunions/corporate events (12-22)
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Exceeded expectations. Fabulous property and hosts

  • 5 of 5

The chateau was as beautiful as the pictures, both inside and out, which made for a fabulous atmosphere and glamourous surrounding for a very special occasion.

It’s a great location for Le Mans or just relaxing while enjoying the chateau and the surroundings. We hired the property as a family and it allowed us to do both depending on the individual preferences.

Chris and Anne went out if their way to ensure our stay went well even organising wine tasting and local visits to places of interest. They also provide a wonderful celebration meal for our entire party with local food and matched wines.

Would thoroughly recommend and am already trying to think of another reason to hire it!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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An oasis of calm

  • 5 of 5

We arrived later than expected due to strikes on the ferry, but adjustments were immediately made so we did not miss out on our evening meal. We were in bedroom 6, which is large with dual aspect views, a comfy sofa, and a superb bathroom.

Food was superb throughout, as was the service, and as the weather improved we had breakfast on our last day on the terrace, overlooking the meadows to the rear of the chateau. The location of the chateau could not be quieter, and is ideal for 'getting away from it all'.

Chris and Anne were perfect hosts and I cannot recommend the chateau high enough , either for someone wishing for a peaceful break, of for an overnight stop, between the ferries of Northern France, and resorts further south.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to send your review. We are delighted to know how much you enjoyed your stay, and very much hope we might have the opportunity to welcome you back ! With kind regards, Anne & Chris
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Warm and Welcoming... Simply Stunning

  • 5 of 5

A terrific stay in a beautiful chateau. Fabulous accomodation, hospitality and incredible food. Chris & Anne could not have done more to make our stay perfect.

Lovely locations near by to visit which were all within easy reach.

We would highly recommend a visit and will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post your kind review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We always try our best to make our guests feel at home and at ease; and try to tailor our services and activity suggestions to suit each of our guests tastes and interests. We hope we might have the pleasure of welcoming you on another occasion to sample a few more of the varied attractions in the area.
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One week unforgettable

  • 5 of 5

Dear Anne & Chris Mandale,

I would like to thank on behalf of all our group, the unforgettable week we spent in you company.

We will never forget the warmth and promptness we were treated in your residence, you exceeded all our expectations.

Certainly we would like to be able to return one day and realize this dream again.

It was a pleasure for all of us know a family so kind and nice, once again thank you for having us in your residence.

I will provide some pictures we took and sends it to you guys.

Manuel Carlos Hermano

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much ! It was our pleasure to welcome such friendly , considerate and genuinely happy guests to our home. We greatly enjoyed hosting your group and we would be delighted to welcome some or all of your party back to l'Oseraie in the future.
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Stunning!!! Fabulous place to stay.

  • 5 of 5


We have just returned from a fantastic break to the Chateau de L'Oseraie. The most beautiful B&B/self contained gites we have ever stayed in, with the most stunning views across the fields towards the river from our room. The web site description was accurate and photos really didn't do it justice! Rooms were very clean and well restored, and decorated in keeping with this beautiful grand house, with lovely soft towels, comfortable beds and lovely hot water. The grounds are 'endless' and the weather we had made strolling in the grounds fabulous. The owners went out of their way to make our break comfortable - breakfast was varied, tea/coffee making facilities available freely, good internet access, information relating to activities/sightseeing and restaurants available. We didn't realise how much there was to visit in the local area, and thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Angers castle, Musee Jean-Lurcat (beautiful modern tapestries) and driving around the city on the 'petit train', visiting a local medieval fayre, walking around the old village of St Dennis (10 mins drive away), and the purchasing of wine at a 'cave' in Brissac. We ate lovely meals in Tierce and Chateauneuf which were recommended by the owners. We would definitely recommend the Chateau de L'Oseraie to friends and family and look forward to visiting again.

Roberta and Peter Smyth (UK)

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we pleased you enjoyed your stay
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
203 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Golf de Sable-Solesmes,Sable sur Sarthe
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Au Fil de L'Eau, Morannes
Car: necessary


14 km /15 mins - Golf de Sable-Solesmes, Sable sur Sarthe

20 km /23 mins - Anjou Golf & Country Club , Champigne


Boat Day Hire - Sable sur Sarthe (15 mins) or Grez Neuville (34 mins)

Watersports - le Lac de Maine at Angers (swimming, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, orienteering, hiking)

Swimming pools: Mire, Chateauneuf sur Sarthe, Sable sur Sarthe

Watercentre- 'AquaVita Spa,SportSplash' in Angers (pool,'spa' and 30m,90m and 150m slides.


A car is strongly recommended. Collection from Sable TGV or Angers airport possible by prior arrangement


Angers- 30 km; 37 mins (London City Airport)

Tours - 106km; 105 mins

Nantes- 134km; 95 mins

Paris - 288km; 165 mins

Closest TGV stops:-

Sable sur Sarthe (Paris - Sable sur Sarthe: 1 hr 20mins)

Angers (Paris- Angers: 1 hr 32mins)

Le Mans (Paris- Le Mans: 54 mins)

Ferry Services:

Caen - 203 km, 2hrs 15 mins

St Malo - 205 km, 2hrs 20 mins

Le Harve - 300 km, 2 hrs 44 mins

Dieppe - 326 km, 3 hrs 10 mins

Calais - 491 km, 4hrs 30 mins


We are on the edge of the village of Chemire sur Sarthe;

5 mins to Morannes

7 mins to St Denis d'Anjou

16 mins to Chateauneuf sur Sarthe (11km) or Sable sur Sarthe (15km)

39 km 45mins to Angers

66 km 56mins to Le Mans

Further Details

Convenience stores in Morannes & St Denis

Larger Supermarkets in Chateauneuf sur Sarthe and Sable sur Sarthe

Hypermarkets and extensive shopping in Angers and Le Mans

Very Local Takeaways for when you don't feel like cooking!:-

Superb pizza (van) freshly made to order in Morannes on Wednesday evenings;

Quality fresh burger van in Chemire on Thursday evenings

Local places to 'Eat In':-

Auberges in Morannes, Chateauneuf sur Sarthe and Sable all overlooking the river;

Local typically French family run Bar in Contigne (set evening menu ~ €11)

Michellin recommendations: (*) in Briollay& Angers x2; (Recmd) in Coudray, Sable & Angers


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Chemiré-sur-Sarthe, Pays de la Loire

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £892.86

25% NON REFUNDABLE booking deposit is required to confirm the booking; the 75% balance of the rental cost is required 55 days prior to arrival date. Cancellations within 55 days of the arrival date - no refunds given. Guests are strongly urged to obtain their own Travel Insurance (incl Personal Liability cover) & Holiday Cancellation insurance.

The Standard Rate is for Whole Chateau lets (11 ensuite bedrooms/up to 22 people).

We may accommodate groups of less than 22 guests. Please contact us to discuss your requirements or view our website for more information

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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