Maison Du Vins

Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5
Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Exclusive Recommended

Early Bird Offer! Book by 31st of Jan for:

  • Airport Lounge Passes
  • Champagne Reception 
  • Welcome Hamper 

T&Cs apply

Maison du Vins used to be a wine making chateau (hence the name!) until the early 1900's and now has been transformed into a luxury rustic French country house with all the mod cons. It sits in 3 acres of mature parkland/garden with a large heated pool.

The property is very close to Pichon, which is a small wine making hamlet and only a 10 minutes' drive from St. Emilion and Pomerol.

Maison du Vins is kitted out to the highest standard with a fully fitted kitchen with all the amenities, there is a terrace for those warmer evenings or the farmhouse' kitchen table is perfect for big family meals.

There are 6 king size bedrooms with 4 en suite bathroom/shower rooms and one large family bathroom with a stand alone bath and walk in shower.

https://66.media.tumblr.com/4a711f006bcae45e0523c7580f2bbb7b/tumblr_o7oil4BGK71sft5pmo1_250.png

Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • The house is very spacious, comfortable and relaxing
  • It's a very easy property to find and get to, only 10 minutes drive both to Bordeaux and St Emilion
  • Absolutely perfect for big families: great outdoor spaces with heated pool, gardens, swings and a well-equipped games room!

What you should know…

  • It provides a great base to explore the famous vineyards and Chateaux of the region so a car is useful to explore it all!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Ceiling Fans

Ground floor
3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms:
Master suite with en-suite (with a door onto main corridor so can be used as family bathroom) - bedroom has an emperor bed with antique 18C furniture.
Bathroom includes double sinks, freestanding bath with overhead shower and toilet. Shuttered double doors onto garden in both bedroom and bathroom.

Blue bedroom with en-suite shower/toilet - bedroom has emperor bed which can be split to create two large metric singles. Rooms includes full size cot (which can be moved from room to room). Shuttered windows with views out to rolling countryside and vineyards.

White bedroom with en-suite shower/toilet - as with blue bedroom has emperor bed which can be split to two large metric singles. Shuttered windows with views onto countryside/vineyards.

Two reception rooms
Red sitting room - with grand working fireplace - seating for six plus great stereo system - perfect room for withdrawing post dinner.
Shuttered windows with views onto outdoor terrace, boules pitch and garden

Yellow sitting room - working fireplace - seating for 7/8 plus large flat screen TV, cable/DVD player (with extensive DVDs library for both adults and children to borrow) - perfect family room - with double doors onto main corridor.

Dining/Kitchen Kitchen/Dining room - very large, double height open plan area. With dining table and seating for 12 (plus high chairs). Kitchen has a double oven La Canache range cooker, plus all equipment including microwave, coffee maker, smoothie maker, hand and full size blenders, pots/pans etc.

Utility room (attached to the kitchen) - dishwasher, washing machine and separate dryer.

Downstairs has a cloakroom with toilet.

1st floor:
3 bedrooms: Double bedroom - bright airy bedroom with sky lights (with electric blind) with double bed and furnished. Shuttered windows with views over garden.

Yellow bedroom - as with some bedrooms downstairs, furnished with emperor bed that can be split to two large single beds. Shuttered window and mini balcony with views over garden. This bedroom is directly opposite to main family bathroom.
Family bathroom - with bath, walk-in shower, sink and toilet. Airy and bright with skylight.

Master bedroom with en-suite shower room. Large airy bedroom with emperor bed plus 18C antique furniture. The bathroom is converted from the pigeonniere. shuttered window plus further windows with views over garden and outdoor terrace.

Family/open plan sitting room - with seating for 4/5, furnished with TV, books, toys. It is directly off the main upstairs corridor.

All the en suites have loos. There is a family bathroom / shower room upstairs which also has  a loo

The property also features a great 13mx6m pool with roman steps and a barbecue.

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Du Vins
<1hr to Airport Walkable Village Walkable Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
Loading map

Maison du Vins provides a great base to explore the famous vineyards and Chateaux of Bordeaux - St Emilion is a 10 minute drive away and Bordeaux itself is around 45 minutes away.
The coast and famous dunes of Aquitaine are just 1.5 - 2 hours away.

The property is close to great restaurants and bars plus a variety of activities including two 18 hole golf courses and boats on the lakes making those family days out even more adventurous.

There are also lots of local markets- there's a food market for every day of the week, now that's impressive!

It is also a short drive to some big hypermarkets, plus the local village Lussac has a number of shops for food, chemist, garage and even flowers.

Wine

Maison Du Vins is perfectly placed for planning some adventures in wine - exploring, tasting and perhaps stocking up in one of the world's most famous wine producing regions of Bordeaux. As an area it is constantly evolving, and as Andrew Jefford the wine writer wrote, "it is now a region of experiment, ambition and grand stylistic diversity". And Maison Du Vin sits bang slap in the middle of the action.

So a leisurely 10 minutes drive to the picturesque town St Emilion and the magnificent Grand Cru Chateaux of the Right Bank. Angelus, Ausone, Petrus among the greats to name check and book tours (but you may have to sell the family silver to buy in any quantity!). However there are so many other Chateaux to discover, many are more reasonably priced. Knock on the door of our local neighbour just outside Lussac called Chateaux Lucas to buy great wine direct from the grower.

In recent years some Chateaux have made it impossible not to visit, with their own restaurants serving great food alongside their wines within their grounds. Visit Trolong Mondot and La Dominque. Both on the edge of St Emilion. They are surprisingly well priced, good food, stunning locations, but still a little undiscovered. So go, but keep it a secret between us.

And whilst on the subject of furtive forays, explore the wines of Castillon. Described as Cotes de Bordeaux, but don't be fooled as the area hides many sparkling gems. There's a great bar restaurant at St Gene de Castillon owned by a well known Brit called Laithwaite which offers a wise and well edited selection to sample with lunch or take away. Mrs Laithwaite makes a superb and affordable champagne by the way.

And finally, there's the Left Bank wines of Bordeaux to discover. A little further away, about 45 minutes drive, and a whole new chapter.  Where to start? Best to rebook another holiday at the house and we'll supply the second instalment...

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bordeaux

(41-45 Km)

Nearest Ferry port St Malo

(Over 100 Km)

Nearest Train Station Libourne

(13 Km)

Nearest Village Lussac

(3 Km)

Nearest Town/City Libourne

(13 Km)

Nearest Restaurant Montagne

(5 Km)

Nearest Bar/Pub St Emilion

(5 Km)

Nearest Shop Lussac

(3 Km)

Nearest Supermarket Castillion La Bataille

(13 Km)

Nearest Beach Bordeaux

(41-45 km)

Nearest Golf Chateau des Vigiers

(46 Km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Child-Safe Pool Cot(s) High Chair(s) Toys Fenced Grounds Baby Proofing

The house is owned by two sisters with five kids between them, ranging from babies to late teens - so they really know what you need to have a relaxing and enjoyable family holiday.
The house provides cots (and baby bedding), bed side guards (for toddlers who like to roll out of bed during the night, the guard is secured to one side of the bed), kids bedding.
There are also DVDs, books and toys and they have created a large open plan games/sitting room upstairs for children of all ages to play in.
The garden offers a 13m heated pool (with pool cover for safety which they ask guests to cover each night), plus swings.
In the open garage area there's a table tennis- the owners also leave bats, balls, badminton bats, and various garden based games in the house.
Finally the kitchen has plates, cups, sippy cups, cutlery and high chairs for little people.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Children's books
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Booster seat : x 2
  • Mattress protector : x 6
  • Baby bath : x 1
  • Bib : x 2
  • Changing mat : x 1
  • Pushchair : x 1
  • Potty : x 1
  • Bottle steriliser : x 1
  • Plastic crockery : x 6

Onsite Facilities

  • Table tennis
  • Swings
  • English speaking babysitter available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Property host
  • Complimentary welcome hamper with milk, eggs, butter, bread, jam, cheese and wine

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
(Optional bit to be used when we have property- specific info only):

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Event information

The house has been used by wedding parties for family accommodation, but to date has not hosted a wedding.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit £500 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival.
Arrival time After 5 Pm
Departure time Before 10 Am
Energy costs included? Yes
Heating costs included? During winter months only. Please enquire.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? No
Smoking Allowed? No
Pool heating charge? The pool is heated free of charge in summer only.
Changeover day Saturday in high season. Flexible during the other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights. Short breaks on request only.
Other Ts and Cs The owner requires an agreement to be signed prior to the arrival

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 11th 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - £4,086.48
January 6th 2018 - May 5th 2018 - - £4,194.31
May 5th 2018 - June 16th 2018 - - £4,194.31
June 16th 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - £4,307.83
June 30th 2018 - September 8th 2018 - - £4,302.15
September 8th 2018 - December 8th 2018 - - £4,080.80
December 8th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - £4,086.48
January 5th 2019 - May 4th 2019 - - £4,194.31
May 4th 2019 - June 14th 2019 - - £4,194.31

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 11th 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - €4,469.87
January 6th 2018 - May 5th 2018 - - €4,587.82
May 5th 2018 - June 16th 2018 - - €4,587.82
June 16th 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - €4,711.99
June 30th 2018 - September 8th 2018 - - €4,705.77
September 8th 2018 - December 8th 2018 - - €4,463.66
December 8th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - €4,469.87
January 5th 2019 - May 4th 2019 - - €4,587.82
May 4th 2019 - June 14th 2019 - - €4,587.82

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 11th 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - $5,261.87
January 6th 2018 - May 5th 2018 - - $5,400.72
May 5th 2018 - June 16th 2018 - - $5,400.72
June 16th 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - $5,546.89
June 30th 2018 - September 8th 2018 - - $5,539.57
September 8th 2018 - December 8th 2018 - - $5,254.56
December 8th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - $5,261.87
January 5th 2019 - May 4th 2019 - - $5,400.72
May 4th 2019 - June 14th 2019 - - $5,400.72

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
13 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
A very beautiful house set within a very large beautiful garden - it was well established with giant magnolias, horse chestnuts, cherry etc. It has a small bamboo forest at the bottom.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
It was a wine producing chateaux until 1980s producing a Grand Cru, and was called Chateaux Pichon. It had been owned by one family from 1770s till then, and we are only the third owners.

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
A number of guests ask to check in earlier - we are happy to accept luggage etc - but we struggle to get the house ready due to its size and the fact we work hard to make it immaculate for new arrivals.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? visit a wine producing Chateaux or two, take a short wine tasting course (you canat St Emilion)
Really eat? Eat local cuisine at world famous restaurants - St Emilion offers Michelin star restaurants
Really see? St Emilion is a World Heritage site

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
We've left a number of guides full of insider info, places to discover away from the crowds, great new restaurants. Just leave the information for the next set of guests to enjoy

ENQUIRE NOW

The Region

Aquitaine’s reputation as a varied and enchanting destination is well-earned – whether you’re looking for relaxation or excitement, this beautiful part of south-western France is a feast for every one of the senses. To make sure you’re getting the very best of your holiday (and to clue you up if you’re thinking of going) check out our wonderful travel guide – it’s full of tips, info and the things you really shouldn’t miss when you visit unforgettable Aquitaine. 

Download our Aquitaine Travel Guide >>

Reviews

  • A Beautiful House

    Posted by Margaret on 01/09/2017

    This is a beautiful house. It is both comfortable and homely. The grounds are gorgeous and whilst you can enjoy the sun, there is delicious shade amongst the trees. The kitchen is well equipped with absolutely everything you need. The pool is warm and deep enough for children to dive whilst having shallow sides for those less confident at swimming.

  • Wonderful

    Posted by The Gould Family on 10/09/2016

    A wonderful week - thank you. Five very happy children, four very relaxed grown-ups.

  • Stunning House!

    Posted by The Dutray Family on 21/08/2016

    Wonderful week in a stunning house and surroundings! Kids loved the pool! The chef is a must, Christophe and his wife made our last night perfect!

  • Fantastic

    Posted by The Morrison Family on 20/08/2016

    A wonderful week - weather fantastic. St. Emilion well worth a visit.

  • Thank you so much

    Posted by The Chandler Family on 30/07/2016

    We had a fantastic week here. Our 2yr old particularly loved the pool! The house is so beautifully decorated & the best equipped we’ve ever had!

  • The best villa!

    Posted by Amy A. on 26/07/2016

    We've stayed in a lot of villas and this is the best yet! We were sad to leave.

Please select
Please select
£3,886 - £4,103
£555 - £586
£46 - £49
+ FREE Champagne reception
+ FREE Airport Lounge Passes

100% refund if you change your mind within 48 hours, no questions asked

Checking...

Please select your arrival and departure dates on the calendar.

Book now

Similar Properties

France, South West France, Aquitaine

Chateau Duras Chateau Duras

£2,947 - £4,211 per week
Sleeps 11
France, South West France, Aquitaine

Chateau Ferme Chateau Ferme

£5,508 - £7,605 per week
Sleeps 16 - 26
France, South West France, Dordogne

Chateau De Sioraque Chateau De Sioraque

£2,839 - £4,763 per week
Sleeps 12