Le Moutier

Mareuil sur Cher, Loir-et-Cher
Bed & Breakfast

An artist's house imbued with an understated elegance. Stay for dinner; be charmed by the garden where fruit trees throng, hens loiter


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


This fine traditional townhouse hides behind vast cedars on the edge of the village. Behind its walls lie warmth, exuberance, good humour, windows flung open to let in light and fresh air, and Jean-Lou’s vibrant paintings. All feels friendly and unpretentious: a den-like sitting room, a comfy leather sofa, wonderful books, an open fire. Two bedrooms are in the main house, two are accessed via the studio, heaving with paintings and brushes. All this and a charming garden, throngs of fruit trees, a few loitering hens and, best of all, table d’hôtes at which food and wine flow. B&B at its best.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • 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

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
By 10am
Dinner with wine, €30.


Nightly price
from €80
Singles €70. Extra bed/sofabed available €20 per person per night.
2 Doubles
From €80
2 Doubles
From €80


To be hauled out of our baking car and sat down with a bottle of cold Sauvignon Blanc was just wonderful, especially as our hosts shared it with us in their cool salon. One wall was hung with a huge tapestry of Monsieur’s design: magnificent. Later we were called down that beautiful staircase for a sumptuous dinner, starting with more wine, continuing with yet more and concluding with - you guessed it! The charmingly rambling garden contained a fish pond dominated by amazing frogs croaking as loud as quacking ducks. A wonderful stay, and much owing to our hosts’ participation.


The welcome was, and continues to be extremely warm and friendly. Martine’s cooking is always excellent, using many home-grown fruit and vegetables, and Jean-Lou is very generous with the (locally grown) wine. Add to this the conversation and ambiance and we feel as we might do dining with any good friends. The guest rooms are clean and comfortable, each one different, the walls adorned with Jean-Lou’s own paintings. … All this is situated in delightful gardens and we could not wish for a better way to end our vacation in France.


We have been returning here for ten years or more, and never tire of Jean-Lou and Martine's generous hospitality. Martine ensures that each visit holds different culinary experiences, whilst Jean-Lou ensure's that his guests never have an empty glass. Our favourite Sawday venue.


A memorable 1-night stay in the company of the English guests who have been visiting for 10 years. The house is fascinating, Jean-Louis's art inspriring, and Martine's meals terrific,the bi-lingual conversation stimulating, and in a location which demands much more than a one night stay. We intend to return!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Martine & Jean-Lou Coursaget

  • Ask about painting & French courses.
  • The perfect place from which to visit the chateaux of the Loire (Chenonceau, Chambord, Chaumont, Amboise).
  • 5 minutes from the famous Beauval Zoo (pandas).
  • 2 minutes from Domaine de La Renaudie where you can have a wine tasting