Domaine Du Vigneron

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Sleeps: 10 - 24 Bedrooms: 13 Bathrooms: 11
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Set in the Golden Triangle of Tarn, in the oldest wine-producing area of France, Domaine Du Vigneron is a beautiful place for guests to gather, create memorable moments and enjoy French rural life amongst the vineyards of this idyllic region.

The domaine is a former wine-estate which has been lovingly restored to create an impressive estate full of charm and comfort, set amidst vineyards with views to the village church nearby. The Manoir itself was originally the home of a local wine maker; it was the grand ‘Maison de Maitre’ and has deep roots in the local wine- making community. Indeed, the current owners now run their own organic winery close by and guests can visit to sample the wines in a stunning setting.

The main house, the Manoir, features travertine flooring and ample living space including a lovely relaxed living area with doors opening onto the courtyard and an honesty bar so you can enjoy local wines at home. There are five pretty bedrooms  including a great family suite ideal for younger guests and their parents plus a superb kitchen, perfectly equipped to create feasts using the very best local produce around. Furthermore, each morning guests will receive a breakfast basket of croissants and freshly baked loaves delivered from the excellent local boulangerie.

For larger groups of up to 24 guests, there are also three beautifully converted apartments featuring many original features such as exposed timber and stonework, as well as a studio, ideal for an accompanying nanny or a teenage wanting their own space. The apartments and main house surround an enclosed courtyard where you will also find a large air-conditioned events room and adjacent kitchen, perfect for a wedding celebration, wine-tasting evening with friends or just an intimate gathering for family and friends, all made much easier by the experienced resident cook.

Set in 5 acres of wonderfully maintained gardens and parkland, featuring lavender, roses, an orchard and vegetable garden, guests can swim in the large heated swimming pool with great views over the surrounding countryside. Enjoy lazy lunches or sunset aperitifs by the poolside covered barn with its al-fresco dining area and outdoor kitchen or the energetic can have a game of boules, practice yoga in the gym space or play tennis on the all-weather court.  Younger guests are also looked after with a small enclosed children’s play area.

Just 3km away is a village with restaurants, a local bar and some small shops including a wonderful artisan business selling local meat, cheeses, bread, cakes and wine plus you can also order freshly prepared local dishes to take home.

This rural and rustic part of southern France, filled with hilltop villages and bastide towns, is known as the Golden Triangle of Tarn, including the wine town of Gaillac with its beautiful abbey, the idyllic hilltop town of Cordes-sur-Ciel and historic Albi with its classified UNESCO World Heritage status. Gaillac is one of the oldest producing wine regions in France, dating back to Roman times, and it is said that King Henry VIII favoured some of the world-renowned wines made here. In the summer, the area is alive with apéro concerts and other local festivals linked to the wine and gastronomy of the region.

Closer to home you can go for rural walks following trails near the domaine, cycle across gentle hills or find more challenging routes (after all Le Tour de France often passes nearby!).

Further afield, if you wish to experience French city life then Toulouse is only an hour away and a great place to explore, especially for space lovers who must visit the amazing Cité de l’Espace.

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What you should know…

  • The prices for up to ten guests include the Manoir only and the prices for up to 24 guests include the Manoir and apartments (either three apartments or two apartments and one studio) - in both cases guests will enjoy exclusive use of the swimming pool, tennis court and grounds
  • One of the apartments or the studio will always be reserved for the use of the resident cook/caretakers and therefore not available to guests. They can provide excellent catering services and they discretely tend to the pool, vegetable garden and help to keep the domaine immaculate.
  • One of the apartments (The Granary) features an external metal staircase
  • Chickens are kept on the grounds and you may also spot resident cats roaming free.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Gym/Fitness Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

1) Manoir + 3 Apartments + 1 Studio: max. 24 guests*
2) Manoir Only: max. 10 guests

*Please note that one of the apartments or the studio will always be reserved for the use of the resident cook/caretakers and therefore not available to guests. Therefore the prices for up to 24 guests include the Manoir and either three apartments or two apartments and one studio.

Manoir Interior

Ground Floor

-    Sitting room
-    Dining room
-    Informal living-dining room (with honesty bar) with doors to courtyard
-    Fully equipped kitchen with air-conditioning
-    Study
-    Cloakroom

First Floor

-    Family suite with double bedroom with dressing area and adjoining twin bedroom. En-suite bathroom shared between the two rooms
-    3 x double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms

(only included in the price for 24 guests - please see notes above)

'The Barn' Interior (3 bedroom apartment, separate access)

Ground Floor

-    Open-plan living-dining room with satellite TV, DVD player and wood burning stove (63m2). Doors leading to terrace for al-fresco dining with BBQ
-    Open-plan kitchen, well-equipped including a pantry, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and induction hob
-    Two double bedrooms (sharing Jack and Jill style bathroom)

First Floor (mezzanine level via passerelle walkway)

-    Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room

'The Wine House' Interior (2 bedroom apartment, separate access via terrace)

-    Open-plan living area with satellite TV, DVD player
-    Open-plan kitchen, well-equipped including fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and induction hob
-    Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
-    Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
-    Private terrace with BBQ and al-fresco dining area

'The Granary' (2 bedroom apartment, separate access via external metal stairs)

-    Open-plan living-dining room (50m2 inc. kitchen) with satellite TV and DVD player
-    Open-plan kitchen, well-equipped including fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and induction hob
-    Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
-    Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
-    Private balcony and terrace with BBQ and al-fresco dining area

'The Studio' (1 bed studio)

-    Open-plan double bedroom with kitchenette
-    Separate bathroom
-    Small enclosed outside space


-    Reception room with air-conditioning (55m2) ideal for events or gatherings  
-    Catering kitchen (linked to reception room)
-    Gym/yoga/pilates space (55m2)

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (13mx7m, max depth: 1.2m) with alarm system. Open June to end of September
-    Sun-loungers and parasols
-    Poolside covered barn with kitchenette, WC and shower room
-    Courtyard with seating and shade under trees
-    Tennis court (all-weather) with basketball hoop
-    Trampoline
-    Boules set
-    Small enclosed childrens’ play area
-    3 x BBQs
-    Orchard
-    Vegetable patch
-    Chickens on site
-    5 acres of gardens and grounds


-    Wi-Fi
-    Central heating
-    Satellite TV
-    DVD players
-    Fans
-    Table tennis
-    Air-conditioning in the events reception room and adjoining kitchen only


About the surrounding area of Domaine Du Vigneron
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Domaine Du Vigneron is set in The Tarn, part of the Occitanie region in south-west France. It’s located in a small hamlet overlooking a Pigeonnier and a tiny sleepy village with a church.

The house and grounds are surrounded by vineyards, indeed the Manoir used to be the ‘Maison de Maitre’ of the local winemaker and the house has deep roots in the local wine-making community. Guests can visit the owners’ own vineyard which can be reached in a few of minutes by car and there will be opportunities to try some of the owners’ own organic wine (red, white, rosé and sparkling varieties).

The domaine is only 3km from a more lively village with a restaurant, bakery, small store, chemist, bank and local bar. This village, a short drive away, also has a wonderful family-run shop with locally sourced artisan products such as meat, cheese, bread, pastries, cakes and wine. In the summer the shop has a rotisserie on a Sunday morning, sometimes accompanied by local wine tastings and live music. They can also produce freshly-made dishes for you to take home.

This is true rural France with a relaxed and slow-paced way of life, a region filled with hilltop and bastide towns, markets and wonderful local cuisine. This location is known as the Golden Triangle of Tarn which stretches between Gaillac (14km), Cordes-sur-Ciel (13km) and Albi (30km).

Gaillac (14km) is a beautiful town on the River Tarn where you can visit the historic Abbey Saint-Michel and also sample some wine fines made using rare grape varieties – it is said that wines made here were the favourite of King Henry VIII.  Indeed, this is one of France’s oldest wine-growing areas dating back to the Roman times and there are many opportunities to sample wines in surrounding Gaillac vineyards. In the summer the area is alive with apéro concerts and other local events and festivals linked to wine and gastronomy. The annual Gaillac 'Fête des Vins' takes place over the first weekend of August and is a great way to sample everything the area’s winemakers have to offer.

To the north, Cordes-sur-Ciel (13km) is a magnificent 12th century hilltop town whilst Albi (30km), with its classified UNESCO World Heritage status, is a wonderful old city with amazing viewpoints of the medieval architecture and river, a dominant cathedral, a fantastic food-hall and charming cobbled shopping streets. 

There are also many other hilltop villages, bastide towns and traditional markets to visit across the region. On a Sunday morning don’t miss the Sunday market in Saint-Antonin Noble Val (26km), a wonderful medieval town where you can also hire canoes or kayaks to explore the Averyon gorges and there are also climbing and caving opportunities near here.

There are a number of walking routes that pass by the domaine (including a path that is part of the St Jacques de Compostela pilgrims' route) and there are also two horse-riding centres nearby that offer treks and lessons. If you wish to play golf there are a couple of courses within half an hour.

Cycling is also massively popular in France and the roads here are perfect for both gentle cycle rides or more challenging routes. The Tour de France often passes close by and will be doing so again in July 2019.

Toulouse (75km/1hr), France’s fifth largest city and an international centre for all things aviation, is just one hour away with its historic centre and amazing Cité de l’Espace.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulouse-Blagnac


Nearest Train Station Gare de Gaillac


Nearest Village

(3km )

Nearest Restaurant Local village


Nearest Shop Small grocery store/bakery/butchers


Nearest Supermarket Cordes-sur-Ciel/Gaillac


Nearest Town/City Cordes-sur-Ciel/Gaillac


Nearest Golf Golf Club Aigueleze


Nearest Tennis On site


A relatively new addition to France, the Midi-Pyrénées was created to surround the cultural capital of Toulouse in the late 1970s. You might think that its relative youth would mean the Midi-Pyrénées is short on character or identity, but remember, this is France we’re talking about – the whole country is steeped in history and tradition. Encompassing parts of Gascony, Languedoc, the Gers and several others, you’ll get a varied slice of the whole French experience here, not least if you stay at one of our beautiful chateaux in the Midi-Pyrénées! And if you want to discover the best of what the region has to offer, our Midi-Pyrénées travel guide is here to show you where to go, what to eat and how you can make the best of your break with some amazing activities.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The Tarn region of France has a relaxed pace of life where children are made to feel welcome.

Take a boat trip on the River Tarn in historic and beautiful Albi or hire canoes/kayaks in Saint-Antonin Noble Val where you can explore the Averyon gorges. There are also climbing and caving opportunities near here.

There are also two horse-riding centres nearby the domaine as well as some lovely walks and gentle areas for cycling.

History lovers will adore the abundance of medieval hill-top bastide towns and villages and there are a number of family-friendly festivals taking place throughout the year such as the Grand Falconer’s Festival in July in idyllic Cordes-sur-Ciel when the streets are filled with festivities, medieval tournaments and falconry performances.

Toulouse, France’s fifth largest city and an international centre for all things aviation, is just one hour away with its historic centre and amazing Cité de l’Espace, a theme park centred around space.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Basketball net
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Playground
  • Trampoline
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Meal delivery service


Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Meal delivery service
  • Daily Delivery of Breakfast Basket from Local Bakery Included
  • Beauty Treatments Available
  • Honesty Bar and Wine-Tasting Available

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

Complimentary services available at this property:

-   Enjoy apéro with the owners on arrival, tasting wines from their own vineyard nearby (if desired)
-   Welcome pack included with essentials and a few local delicacies
-   Daily delivery of a breakfast basket from the local bakery including croissants and loaves

Extras available at this property (payable locally unless stated):

-    Honesty bar with local and sparkling wines available
-    Fridge-stocking
-    Catering service provided by experienced resident cook
-    Additional cleaning
-    Local Events Planner
-    Beauty treatments

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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Event information

Domaine Du Vigneron is a beautiful place set amongst the vineyards in rural and rustic France and offers the perfect setting for a relaxed wedding.

By the charming enclosed courtyard there is a spacious, air-conditioned barn which has been designed with events in mind. Whether an intimate gathering or a wedding in magical surroundings, this room can be set up to seat up to 60 guests. Furthermore, a marquee can be added in the courtyard to larger celebrations.

The owners have lived and worked in the area for several years and have experience in hosting celebrations at their winery. They can provide great local contacts with caterers, event planners and other suppliers and of course they would be delighted to put together a fabulous wine selection for you!

They are on hand to welcome groups to their nearby vineyard for a private guided walk through the vines and tastings on the eve of the big day to create even more special memories for your event.

Wedding Reception
A wedding reception with up to 80 guests can take place in the grounds of the chateau. There is a barn on site where up to 60 people can be seated and this can be extended to 80 guests with the hire of a marquee.

Dancing can take place in the barn, courtyard or in a hired marquee in the grounds with music running outdoors until midnight and indoors until as late as you like with no restrictions.

Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony can take place in the grounds of the chateau, overlooking the old local church.

The owners can provide the details for an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
Up to 24 guests can sleep on-site and the owners can provide details of accommodation within walking distance of the chateau. Within 15km an unlimited number of people will be able to find accommodation.

The owners can supply details of local transportation firms.

Wedding Planning
The chateau recommends a suggested event planner or clients may arrange their own. The owner is happy to recommend a range of suppliers but doesn’t plan the wedding.

The owners can recommend a range of caterers or clients may arrange for their own.

Other Information
During high season there is a minimum 7-night stay with a Saturday changeover day.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1000 paid by credit card authorisation to the owner on arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00-7.00 p.m to be personally welcomed (after this time access can be obtained independently via key safes).
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Heating costs included? Included June – September inclusive. Outside this period, a heating supplement applies and is paid locally.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
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 garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and family parties only are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Hen-parties may be permitted (only mature groups looking for a retreat-style event) but no stag parties are permitted.
Other Ts and Cs A/C is in the reception room and kitchen only.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open from June to end of September, subject to weather conditions. Cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.

Rental Rates

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
We have only recently taken over this beautiful property which had previously been loving restored and run by good friends and neighbours of ours. However, we have known the property for many years and spent many special times there with our friends and their family. We have also lived close by and run our winery for 7 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The property is in the most wonderful elevated setting above a small village with views over the church, vineyards and to the Black Mountains in the distance. On very clear days you can see all the way to the Pyrenees. The property has a certain scale and grandeur and has been finished immaculately but at the same time it is very comfortable to live in.

We came to France to make wine so finding the right vines was initially our priority, however we quickly fell in love with this part of France, its beauty and the warm welcome we received from our neighbours and fellow winemakers.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should really do?
Definitely explore the local hilltop towns and villages which are both rich in history and also very beautiful. Of course food and antiques markets are another must do and happily many of these take place on a weekly basis in the hilltop towns and villages. For a full-on market experience join the throng on a Sunday morning in Saint-Antonin Noble Val, have lunch and then take a leisurely trip down the river by canoe.

All guests will be warmly invited to come and have a private tour of our winery and a wine tasting. In the spring and summer, we love to take people on walks through our vineyard sampling the wines in the vines that produce them.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
There is so much to see and do but take time to relax and adapt to the slow pace of life in the French countryside. Use the house as your home from home with friends and family to create some fabulous memories. And definitely, try the wonderful wines!!



  • Amazing time!

    Posted by Patricia and the Cairns family on 24/08/2019

    In August, our family travelled from various continents to spend a week together at Domaine du Vigneron in the Tarn area of France, to celebrate my 80th birthday.
    There were 14 of us, ranging in age from 2 to 82 years. Despite there being ample accommodation in the main house, Margaret offered us rooms in the entire property enabling us to have our own space when we wished.
    We had a wonderful week, with evening meals catered for us on four occasions, and one evening out with babysitter in charge. The extensive grounds had everything we wanted and more. The pool, table tennis, trampoline, gym, tennis court, vegetable garden and orchard provided something for young and old alike. The weather was fabulous and ample shaded and sunny seating catered for all needs. Our mornings were generally spent visiting the interesting medieval hilltop bastide towns within half an hours drive, browsing in their markets and viewing their fortifications. Most afternoons were spent enjoying all our property had to offer. Added to all this were fresh morning croissants and French breads, a vineyard tour, and wine to hand for our evenings. Perfect. It is a week we will always treasure and for me a most memorable birthday. I am assembling a scrapbook to mark the occasion.

  • A magical place, an island of serenity among the rolling vines!

    Created on 18/09/2018

    The south of France has an allure for Americans that is perhaps unparalleled! I had the absolute pleasure of spending time here outside the high summer season and sharing it with my family as the glorious Fall unfolded. The rich and sublime tapestry of this gentle landscape is only matched by the elegance and charm of this beautiful and superbly equipped holiday home.

  • Our 3rd visit and our 6th week.. It is perfect as always..."

    Posted by The Sanders Family on 04/06/2018

    We were so happy to be back, albeit for just 1 week this time. This is our 3rd visit, and our 6th week in total. It is as perfect as ever for our needs, in particular the swimming pool, the tennis, and the beautiful setting surrounded by all the vineyards. Indeed, just across the valley is the owner's winery - very enticing! We are lucky to have discovered this special parcel of France. The exceptional bakery and delicatessen are 2 miles away, and superb towns both within 30 minutes, Toulouse also only about an hour. We’ll be back soon … please!

  • We had a fabulous time and can’t recommend this special place highly enough!

    Created on 18/07/2017

    We had a fabulous family week to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. 18 family members from 2 to 72 years young stayed. There was lots of space to spread out both inside and in the grounds but also places to all sit down and party together. The lovely barn in the courtyard and the poolside area were both perfect for big family meals. The large kitchen was a great bonus and we loved the great local produce including from the amazing Cote à Cote butcher/bakers in the village. There were so many things to do with the pool and tennis being especially popular. We also had a memorable evening with the host at their winery with a fun tasting, tours of the vineyard and a BBQ on the winery terrace.

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