La Pénesais

Beaumont en Véron, Indre-et-Loire
Bed & Breakfast

A handsome classic house with some zinging surprises; lovely eager hosts, fine guest quarters, good food and all the treasures of the Loire


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


Michèle and Jean-Jacques are the best kind of urban refugees. They retired early from high-stress jobs in Paris after falling in love with this classically elegant house in a wonderful, less-beaten part of the Loire Valley. Warm and fascinating, they will communicate their love of this new life over delicious breakfast of fruit salad, homemade cakes and jams, or homely French dinner. There’s a comfortable grey and red salon, most attractive with its throws and cushions and fine stone fireplace. Then, up a colourful staircase are four excellent bedrooms. The airy first-floor rooms give onto the pretty courtyard, the quirky rooms under the eaves have great tree-trunk rafters and share a stylish bathroom. Visit châteaux, vineyards and wonderful Fontevraud Abbey, go kayaking or cycling from Chinon.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. 2 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner, 3 courses, €26. Wine list available. Restaurants 5km.


Nightly price
from €105
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available €35 per person per night.
1 Suite for 4
From €165
2 Doubles
From €105


A warm welcome awaits you at this charming B&B hosted by a delightful French couple. Our bedroom was lovely and spacious overlooking the garden. Great breakfasts with fresh products and homemade treats and helpful advice on where to visit nearby or further afield. Set in a small village near Chinon it’s very peaceful and only a short walk to the Vienne river. Chinon has a wide choice of restaurants and is just a five minute drive away. We had a problem with our car and the Lejeunes could not have been more helpful and generous with their time. Highly recommend.

Angela, Oxford

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Michèle et Jean-Jacques Lejeune

  • « La Pénesais », an authentic 19th century Maison de Maitre is the ideal destination for you who seek the charm, the serenity and a high quality welcome.
  • Our rooms, as well as all the common spaces, are decorated with taste and attention with decoration from the antique and flea markets of the region.
  • « La Pénesais » is also a very beautiful garden with trees and flowers. From the first sweetness of spring, you can enjoy the little spaces to relax, or take time for a tasting.
  • « La Pénesais » is at the heart of the wonders of the region: (Chateau de Villandry, Ussé, Rivau, Azay le Rideau, Chinon, Saumur, Rabelais museum, Candes Saint Martin abbey, Fontevraud Abbey, the Cadre Noir de Saumur...).
  • We will also make you discover the illustrious vineyards of the region, (Chinon, Bourgueil, Saumur...) and the best of its gastronomy. At the table, we use exclusively the best products of the region and the most natural ones.
  • « La Pénesais », Michele and Jean-Jacques are at your disposal and have very good advices to make you live the magic of Touraine and Anjou.