We found this Chambre D'Hote on the internet whilst searching for somewhere to stay on our long journey down from Calais to Bordeaux and this came up as the perfect place to stop off. The web site was basic but we booked anyway and had a great chat with Chris or Linda sorting out booking two rooms that suited us.
We were a party of two families, a 4 and a 3 with the two kids in the 4 family being wheelchair users. Linda pointed out that they did have steps so there wasn't a barrier free route to the bedroom but this suited us as we can manage, the fewer steps there are the easier though.
After a fraught journey with lots of traffic, we eventually arrived and were made to feel very welcome from the first moment with introductions all round and to Chris & Linda's credit, they remembered all our names throughout even with another family also in residence.
We'd opted for the cold supper because we couldn't guarantee our arrival time and also, we preferred that option other than the hot meals on offer as it was a nice sunny day. We also opted to dine outside in the sun whilst the kids had a splash in the pool and played on the swings. The garden was heavenly with a lake in one part, it was just a shame we didn't have time to explore more than we did.
The meal was fine, cold meats, cheeses, eggs, salad, bread and also chips and included in the price was unlimited beer, wine or soft drinks which was a nice touch. We're not big drinkers so we didn't abuse this generous offer.
The beds for the night were great. with the shutters closed, the rooms were really dark and if we hadn't have set an alarm we'd probably still be asleep there now!
The shower in our room was adequate but Linda was explaining they have plans to upgrade that this year, the instructions on how to use even ended up with the final line saying "Good Luck"
Breakfast was nice, the usual croissants & preserves & cereals and then a pleasant choice of boiled or fried eggs. We opted for boiled and they were perfect "dippy eggs" with runny yolks and nice crisp toast soldiers to dip with.
My only disappointment and it was a small one was that the coffee available was instant and since we bought a bean to cup machine at home, we're now coffee snobs where instant just will not do. The tea was good though and I fully understood Linda's need to cater for the majority and some people just wouldn't like my sort of coffee.
There was also free wifi, just ask for the password which we used well.
All in all, we loved the place, everything was perfect and Linda & Chris were the perfect hosts who really care about providing for their guests needs. We certainly recommend and we would love to return one day.
We'll be uploading some video of our visit taken by Charlie, our youngest with the camera mounted on his wheelchair so if you want to see some of the garden at La lune, search for us on YouTube, our username is ssegruts. We'll be uploading once we're back home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally 2 houses dating back to the early 1800s we have lovingly restored La Lune into a welcoming B&B. We have 4 rooms all with private facilities, including a family room which sleeps 4/5. Our private fishing lake of approx 1 acre is fully stocked with carp bream, tench and perch. We are ideally placed for touring this beautiful region of France and only 1/2 hr from Le Mans famous 24hr race circuit. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Lune Lake Bed & Breakfast France/Joue En Charnie, Sarthe