A unique opportunity to take a wonderful holiday in a superbly renovated house nestled in the grounds of a wine producing vineyards. Domaine du Mayne sits on the outskirts of St Sernin de Duras.
La Maison sits alone on the hillside at the top of the long drive that runs through the vineyards and past the winery. With fabulous views of the gardens and rolling countryside the house oozes relaxed charm and offers a real sense of space and peace. It is perfect for family breaks or corporate events and feels just as comfortable for 4 people as 12.
Bedrooms all have either large king size or twin beds, which can be made in to superking size doubles. They are decorated in soft, restful colours, with individual and stylish chandeliers and luxurious upholstered headboards. Fresh white Egyptian cotton sheets ensure a great night’s sleep and bathrooms all have French style vanity units with generous wash basins and either free standing double baths or good size walk in showers. With cool soft cream walls and simple linen curtains providing the perfect backdrop to the more vibrant colours of the soft furnishings and antique rugs, guests will find it easy to unwind and enjoy the peaceful setting.
Downstairs reception The open reception hall sets the scene with high ceilings, and a cloakroom/shower room, and double doors into the main living areas.
Kitchen and Dining room A large farmhouse style dining table sits next to an open plan kitchen which comes fully equipped with two fridges, dishwasher, cooker with built in ceramic hob, granite worktops, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine. There’s also an open cupboard that amongst other things houses your stock of Grand Mayne wines and a selection of Riedel glasses.
Living Room The dining room links directly onto the living room, separated by a glorious open log fire for winter stays. There are steps down to the living room which has a lovely open feel, with gentle restful colours, long linen curtains, and luxurious soft furnishings. Large white sofas and chairs sit around a large rattan coffee table/games chest. Double doors lead out to the pool.
TV Lounge From the other side of the dining room, steps drop down to the TV lounge which is a wonderfully comfortable room, with a richness brought by a soft chestnut leather sofa and chairs with cushions in blues and creams. The TV/DVD player receives major UK and French channels. Double doors lead out to the pool.
Outside dining also accessed from the dining room, the large covered outside dining area has views over the winery and vineyards to the South and East and the hills beyond. It has a magnificent teak table which seats up to 16 people, and a gas barbeque. The large wall hung mirror ensures that wherever you’re sitting, you will have views of the vineyards. This area is perfect for leisurely lunches and long summer evening dinners.
There are 6 lovely bedrooms sleeping up to a total of 12 people.
Bedroom 1 - To the left of the entrance hall you will find a corridor to two further ground floor bedrooms. The first is a spacious room with a king size double bed, fitted wardrobe and large open bathroom with a large double ended bath. It has soft caramel walls, and accents of red and cream. There are great views across the vineyard both to the North and to the East, as well as doors which open out directly onto the gardens and vineyard to the East.
Bedroom 2 - This is slightly smaller but still spacious, with two twin beds that can be combined to make a superking double if required. It has a fitted wardrobe. The views are to the East through double doors which open out to lawns and the vineyard, which is just a few metres away. The bathroom has a large walk in shower and views to the South.
Bedroom 3 - With fabulous views across the vineyard and countryside to the South, this is a large sun-drenched room with a king size double bed. The soft cream wall colour is complemented by accents of taupe and plum which pick up their tones from the huge rug. The bathroom has a large double ended bath and the most beautiful views across the vineyard to the West. There is a separate toilet and built in wardrobe.
Bedroom 4 - Even though this is the smallest of the twin rooms, the beds can still be arranged as a superking double if preferred. There is an en suite shower room with a good size walk-in shower and free standing wardrobe. Views in this room are south facing although they are slightly challenging as the window is higher than in other rooms.
Bedroom 5 - This is a good size room with a king size double bed. It has an en suite shower room with a large walk in shower and a separate toilet cubicle. The accent colours here are soft blues and tans. There is a free standing wardrobe and antique pine dressing table. Open views look across to the Northern part of the vineyard and woodland beyond.
Bedroom 6 - On the ground floor and accessed from the TV lounge, this is a light and airy twin room which looks out onto the pool. This is the only bedroom without an en suite bathroom, so guests staying here use the shower room in the hall. The twin beds can easily be converted into a superking double if preferred.
The main room downstairs is a games room with
a pool table where you can relax over a game with a beer or glass of wine, and there are
comfortable sofas and tables for you to enjoy while you await your turn.
If you’d like to experience firsthand the wonderful local countryside, you can make use of
the bikes stored right beside the front door.
There is WiFi throughout the house, although
being in a remote location, you will probably find the download speeds too slow for much
more than simple messages to and from the outside world.
Location & Contact Information
This Property is situated at:- Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
We produce five excellent wines from each vintage, and in some years we can also make very special limited edition wines.
Fruity and aromatic, with aromas of pear and white peach, elegant and restrained on the palate, with notes of citrus, good intensity of flavour and a perfect balance of freshness and richness.
Floral aromas with vanilla notes. Flavours of white fruits like pear, and some subtle hints of citrus and honeysuckle. Still fresh and perfectly balanced, beautiful pale pink with a fresh and delicate bouquet of flavours, from citrus to strawberry with a hint of fragrant flowers.
Like having your nose in a basket of red fruits, blackcurrant, cherry. Soft juicy and smooth with delicate tannins.
Refined bouquet evolving in to red and black fruits. Powerful and subtle at the same time, characterised by mineral and spicy and mint notes livened by subtle and elegant toasty flavours.
When conditions are right, limited parcels of our harvest are set aside to make dessert, sparkling or full-bodied red wines.
These consist of a tour of the winery and barrel cellar, followed by visit to the tasting room, where you can compare and contrast a number of the wines. Tours can be booked direct with the vineyard throughout the year by phone or by email.
Between June and September we run tours from Monday to Saturday at 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. But please do call ahead of your arrival as visitor numbers can sometimes cause a change in timings.
You can take an unaccompanied walk through our vineyards, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Please call in at Reception and we will arm you with a trail map to follow and background information on vines, their age and the wines they produce. There is no charge for this visit, and you are more than welcome to end the tour in the vineyard store!
Vineyard picnic baskets can be booked in advance of your visit by phone. Please note that we need 24 hours notice. Contact Owner