We booked this hotel as a stopover on the return leg of our recent French odyssey which took in Normandy, Loire and Les Gers. After 6 hours on the road we turned into the gates of the hotel to be presented with a vision which would grace a BBC period drama set in HD. The chateau style hotel sits in lush green grounds with substantial trees and on the front lawn a French wedding reception was taking place. Bride in full ivory gown with attendant bridesmaids and key men in wedding suits.
Check in was a pleasure with the very friendly and helpful receptionist who tolerated our primitive attempts at French with good humour.
The internal decor is classical but light and cheerful and the room on the first floor was a delight. Windows from ceiling to floor opening onto the scene on the lawn outside. Decor of a high standard and a large comfy 6 foot bed. Complimentary tea and coffee in the room and a separate bath/shower room with washbasin and w/c. There is an outside terrace where we had a couple of beers served by the receptionist, no waiting and good value.
We dined in the restaurant on the 29Euro menu. Service excellent and friendly in a conservatory looking out onto the lawn where the wedding had now moved onto the evening stage with self organised cabaret, very entertaining! The food was fantastic, especially the meat dishes.My wife had beef and I had lamb, very generous proportions and very well presented.
Breakfast was continental with plentiful variety well set out and again eaten in the conservatory overlooking the lawn. Checkout was smooth and friendly.
A true gem which we will certainly use again. Only a couple of minor niggles included for balance, there was no curtain for the shower so strategic placement of towels required to avoid flooding the floor and there is some road noise if you sleep with the window open. When closed, being double glazed there is no sound from outside. Neither of these points would be sufficient tom detract from what turned out to be the best 24 hours of a 15 day trip!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by a 2-hectare park with old trees, La Ferrière welcomes you in an elegant, refined setting where there is serenity, well-being and tranquility. Ideally situated with an easy access to the main roads, only 45 mins from Nantes, Rennes, Angers, Laval and 1 hour from the coast. For a short break or business trip, come and unwind in the unique and relaxing atmosphere of this hotel full of charm and authenticity. Enjoy a charming, calm and relaxing experience. Share with us your hopes for a wonderful holiday and we will make it happen. ... more less
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