An enchanting nineteenth-century retreat in the heart of the verdant countryside of Western France, close to Marais Poitevin, La Rochelle and Niort. ​​​​


The Manoir de Plaisance is a recently renovated 19th-century former hunting lodge that proudly stands in the midst of twelve acres of parkland. Guests are welcome to roam around the grounds, fish in the fishing pools or play tennis. Ask for a picnic basket and blanket and find a spot by the lakeside and settle down to enjoy a simple meal of locally sourced produce. It's the perfect location for a quiet 'grown-up' holiday. 

The two hosts, Ben and Michael, are enthusiastic and welcoming and keen to share their passion for this delightful corner of France. The Manoir de Plaisance, for example, is near the Marais Poitevin Regional Park, also known as the 'Green Venice'. It's a protected and very special area of wild marshland, filled with secretive waterways, canals, and wildlife. Cycle along the canals, paddle rented boats or simply wander along and admire the wonderful landscape.

A stylishly renovated boutique hotel, the Manoir de Plaisance offers four luxurious suites, all with unbroken views of the rolling parkland.

Open year round.

Double rooms start from 148 € per night. Use the calendar to find the rate and availability on a specific date and to book online.

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  • The Rooms - Juliette balconies add a romantic atmosphere to the airy rooms that are filled with light and have stunning views of the grounds and surrounding countryside. All rooms, of course, are furnished with all the modern comforts and conveniences you would expect, without sacrificing any integrity to the style of the building. Each room contains first class bedding, a Nespresso machine, an en-suite bathroom supplied with Molton Brown toiletries. The rooms have been decorated with a neutral palette of greys, whites and taupe. 
  • Breakfast - Ben trained as a chef and his skills are utilised to the full in the delicious continental breakfasts offered by Manoir de Plaisance. A very French continental breakfast is included. Croissants, baguettes, hams and cheeses, seasonal fresh fruit and yoghurt and a selection of homemade confits are standard. A mouthwatering start to the day. 
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool - The lovely pool is available to guests from May to September. 


  • Surgeres - Only ten minutes drive from Manoir de Plaisance, Surgeres is a pretty market town with an impressive Romanesque church. The ideal place to do a spot of shopping or enjoy an evening meal in one of several restaurants. 
  • La Rochelle - The pretty coastal town of La Rochelle is only half an hour's drive from Manoir de Plaisance. Stroll around the old town and admire the medieval half-timbered houses and narrow passageways and visit the imposing harbour with its fortress-like towers. 
  • Ile de Re - From La Rochelle, you can drive along the 3km long bridge to reach the equally historic Ilé de Ré - a gorgeous island lined with beautiful sandy beaches. Stop off at the town of St Martin de Rè for idyllic streets festooned with hollyhocks as well as a quaint harbour with bustling cafés and restaurants. 


The Salons  - These elegant communal sitting rooms are ideal for a house party and are furnished with French antiques the hosts have collected over the years.


Rooms: 5 sumptuous hotel suites
Bar: No!
Restaurant: Table d’hôte dinners four nights per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) - fixed three-course menu including aperitif and cheese course, with the menu announced on the day. 


Open year round.


Rates: Double rooms start from 148 € per night. Use the calendar to benefit from the best rate and availability on a specific date. Book online to get the best offers.
Breakfast cost: Breakfast is included in the room rate.


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French countryside picnic experience



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Swimming Pool, Free Wi-fi, Parking, Heated outdoor swimming pool, Tennis
Free! Wi-Fi is available in the entire property and is free of charge.
Free! Parking is available onsite and is free of charge.
Pets are not allowed.


15:00 - 22:00
Cards Accepted
Children and extra beds

Children cannot be accommodated​
​​​​​​No capacity for extra beds in the room

Booking & Cancellation policies
Booking & Cancellation policies may vary according to room type and/or in case of special offers.
Please check the room conditions while making your reservation.


Plaisance, 17170 Benon, France - Show map

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