Maison Du Vins

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5
Oliver Approved


Recommended Pool
Great Value
Ideal for Kids

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.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • It provides a great base to explore the famous vineyards and Chateaux of the region so a car is needed to explore it all!
  • The discreet owners live in an adjoining gite which is accessed separately. Other than your arrival/departure, you won't see them unless you need their assistance of course.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Home Cinema DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Ceiling Fans Caretaker/Owner on Site

Maison Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Sitting room with working fireplace and music system
-    Second lounge with working fireplace, cable TV and DVD player
-    Open-plan dining room with table for up to 12 guests
-    Open-plan kitchen, well-equipped including La Canche range cooker, microwave, coffee maker and blenders
-    Utility room with dishwasher and laundry facilities
-    WC
-    Master bedroom with double emperor-size bed, doors leading to garden (in both bedroom and bathroom) and en suite bathroom (also connects to corridor) with bath, overhead shower, two sinks and WC
-    Bedroom with double emperor-size bed (can be split into twin), full-size cot (which can be moved), countryside/vineyard views and en suite shower room with WC
-    Bedroom with double emperor-size bed (can be split into twin), countryside/vineyard views and en suite shower room with WC

First Floor

-    Master bedroom with double emperor-size bed and en suite shower room with WC (shower room is a converted pigeonniere)
-    Bedroom with double bed and garden views
-    Bedroom with double emperor-size bed (can be split into twin), small balcony with garden views
-    Family bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and WC
-    Open-plan lounge area with home cinema, books and toys

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (13x6m) with roman steps
-    Barbecue
-    Garden


-    Cable TV
-    DVD player
-    Music system
-    DVD film library
-    Books and toys
-    Washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities


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


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...

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bordeaux


Nearest Ferry Port St Malo


Nearest Train Station Libourne


Nearest Village Lussac


Nearest Town/City Libourne


Nearest Restaurant Montagne


Nearest Shop Lussac


Nearest Supermarket Castillon-la-Bataille


Nearest Beach Médoc peninsula/Lacanau

(Around 120km)

Nearest Golf Château des Vigiers



Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

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.


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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Booster seat
  • Mattress protector
  • Baby bath
  • Bibs
  • Changing mat
  • Pushchair
  • Potty
  • Bottle steriliser
  • Plastic crockery
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Home Cinema
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Maid Service Included


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Property host
  • Complimentary Welcome Hamper Included

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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra maid service
- Chef

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome pack with bread, jam, cheese and wine

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!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €600 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time After 5.00 p.m. Arrival out of hours can incur in an additional charge.
Departure time By 10.00 a.m. Departure out of hours can incur in an additional charge.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? During winter months only. Please enquire.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Pool heating charge? The pool is heated free of charge in summer only. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Changeover day Saturday in high season. Flexible during the other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights. Short breaks on request only.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming. The owner can decide to close the swimming pool out of season for any reason.
Other Ts and Cs Phone calls are not included in the rental price.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £4,669
Aug 31st 2024 - Nov 30th 2024 £4,430
Nov 30th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 £4,436
Dec 30th 2024 - Apr 26th 2025 £4,436
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 £4,553
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £4,676
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £4,669
Aug 30th 2025 - Nov 29th 2025 £4,430
Nov 29th 2025 - Dec 24th 2025 £4,436

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €5,139
Aug 31st 2024 - Nov 30th 2024 €4,876
Nov 30th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 €4,882
Dec 30th 2024 - Apr 26th 2025 €4,882
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 €5,011
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €5,147
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €5,139
Aug 30th 2025 - Nov 29th 2025 €4,876
Nov 29th 2025 - Dec 24th 2025 €4,882

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $5,495
Aug 31st 2024 - Nov 30th 2024 $5,213
Nov 30th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 $5,220
Dec 30th 2024 - Apr 26th 2025 $5,220
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 $5,358
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $5,503
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $5,495
Aug 30th 2025 - Nov 29th 2025 $5,213
Nov 29th 2025 - Dec 24th 2025 $5,220

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
I have just bought it.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The calmness of the park.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do?
Wine tasting in the chateaux.

Must eat?
Canéles bordelais.

Must see?

St Émilion, Bordeaux



  • Beautiful roomy house

    on 06/09/2022

    We have had a memorable family (3 generations) holiday in this beautiful roomy house. On arrival the owner had cooked a lovely meal and supplied wine to accompany. As we had small children the pool was the ideal place on the hot days. Evenings were spent eating outside in the lovely garden. Hopefully we will return for another holiday.

  • Fantastic property

    on 22/08/2022

    The property comfortably catered for a party of 12 with spacious rooms and beautiful surrounding areas. From the garden grounds and relaxing spaces (complete with Boules playing area) to large sized pool, it can cater for a family across three generations. The owners were also fantastic and on hand to help with any issues, and even cooked a casserole for us on arrival... its a holiday we will never forget and a magical place to make memories.. thank you

  • Just gorgeous!

    on 17/09/2018

    This house is even better than it looks - beautiful, spacious and elegant (but very easy to live in). The most beautiful gardens. Very peaceful location, vineyards within walking distance, and various villages. St Emilion a very easy drive away. Superb management and communications from the owner and agent. We loved it.

  • Memorable holiday

    on 02/08/2018

    A week to remember in a wonderful house and setting. A great place for a trans-generation reunion. Thank you

  • Fantastic Stay!

    on 24/06/2018

  • Fantastic holiday

    on 14/03/2018

    It’s Fantastic! Many wonderful memories with family and our fabulous friends.

  • A Beautiful House

    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

    on 10/09/2016

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

  • Stunning House!

    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

    on 20/08/2016

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

  • Thank you so much

    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!

    on 26/07/2016

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

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