Wine and Wellbeing in the heart of the Loire Valley

When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves” - Jack Kornfield

Welcome to La Maison Trumeau. An 1850s French period home, situated in the heart of the Loire Valley wine region. Here you will get to stay in the heart of the city of Saumur, within walking distance to restaurants and shops and stay central to well known sights, chateaux and wineries in the Loire region.

Immerse yourself in elegant French style living surrounded by antique furniture, vintage style furnishings and offering plenty of space to relax and unwind as you explore the sights, fine wines and foods of the region.

The house has been fully renovated and restyled by us to it's original French elegance where the majority of the work completed in October 2020. 

You can follow our renovation story and see more posts about the house, the region and our restaurant and wine recommendations on Instagram and Facebook:  @la_maison_trumeau 

La Maison

This spacious six bedroom house, boasts of high ceilings, large windows and lots of original period features with antique furniture, chandeliers and original marble fireplaces. Each bedroom is named after grape growing regions in the Loire valley, with double beds and ensuite bathrooms for four of the six bedrooms. There is a large bathroom on the 2nd floor for sharing between two bedrooms. The Bourgueil suite also includes a veranda, a traditional bath and a large outdoor balcony

There are lots of spaces to relax when you need quite time and large entertaining spaces on the ground floor to dine and wine together in your group.

The house is available to rent as a whole house rental for groups and corporate events. We also host retreats and residential workshops in art, upholstery and wine tours. See more information on our events page, here

Whether your guests are your family and friends or a work trip with colleagues, La Maison Trumeau will feel like home away from home.  

In our Neighbourbood

Saumur, a town which has been described as having “an air of sparkly Parisian sophistication and with a sense of relaxed contentment” by the Lonely Planet. We couldn’t agree more. With world famous wines on your doorstep and some the Loire Valley's best restaurants, as a starting point there’s already a lot to love in this town. Famous for its cavalry school and steeped rich in history it’s a perfect place for a stroll through the narrow streets and up to the magnificent turreted Chateau de Saumur for beautiful panoramic views over the Loire Valley. With so much to see and do here, we will be happy to share a few of our favourites to help you get the most from your holiday here. 

Our house is situated in the town itself, within a few minutes walk you will be in the heart of the shops, restaurants and the main square, Place Saint Pierre. Saumur has an abundance of restaurants, open all year round, Saturday market and a relaxed vibe that recharges the soul. 

About us and why we bought a house in Saumur

Hi, we are Mandy and Willo and we are both from Ireland. We bought this six bedroom Maison Bourgeoise in December 2018, located in the historic town of Saumur, in the Loire wine region.

There are many reasons why we choose Saumur. We had many holidays over the years in France, exploring different wine regions and we fell in love with the Loire region, for its beautiful valleys and castles (chateaux), the food and wine of course (Cabernet Franc wines are really interesting). We decided a few years previous to our purchase that we wanted a foothold in France, somewhere to base ourselves as we continued to explore French wines with our friends. The size of the house was important to us as we were keen to buy somewhere that we could entertain with our friends and be able to rent out for self-catering group holidays and run group events.

The house is situated in the centre of the town which was an important factor for us as we wanted to be able to walk home from bars and restaurants. Taxi's are not plentiful in France! And this was one of the reasons why we didn't buy a chateau style house as almost all are based in the countryside (although we did look at a few). Being within walking distance of restaurants and the main square is a great plus. The other reason for buying in the Loire region is that it's easily accessible for airports, train or travelling by car from ferry ports or Eurotunnel. Its the first part of France as you go from north to south where the weather is better than Ireland! It has less rainfall and more sunshine throughout the year.

The house was built in 1850 and is approximately 322m2 in size, with impressive high ceilings. The house was vacant for many years and we were keen to put some life and soul back into the property. It required complete renovation starting with rewiring of the electrics throughout and overhaul of all rooms and bathrooms. We added 2 additional bathrooms and updated the current 2 that were there already. We were lucky the house still retained some of it's period features, along with many additions reflecting the different styles through the ages (such as the art deco staircase). You can see more and follow our renovation story on Instagram.

The appeal of France for us, not only the range of foods and wines there but also feels like home from home. From our first visit there the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. There is a fabulous food market on a Saturday and attracts tourists and locals alike. There is good banter from the stall holders and strangers don't hesitate to stop and talk to you. Our dogs are a great conversation starter and people stop to talk to us all the time and give them a cuddle.

What we love about our place is that whilst we are close to the centre of town, the house and garden are extremely quite and we feel a sense of calm as soon as we arrive. We hope when our guests come to stay they get that wonderful experience too and it will be our pleasure to welcome you at La Maison Trumeau.