|Domaine du Grand Mayne||Self Catering||Saturday||6||12||6|
A unique opportunity to take a wonderful holiday in a superbly renovated house nestled in the grounds of a wine producing vinyards.
Domain 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.
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 ensuite shower room with a good size walk-in shower and freestanding 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 ensuite 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 freestanding 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 ensuite bathroom, so guests staying here use the facilities shower room in the hall. The twin beds can easily be converted into a superking double if preferred.
Basement Immediately at the bottom of the stairs you will find a fridge freezer for additional space (to chill all your Grand Mayne white and rosé wines!). The basement also contains the washing and drying machines and a storage room for domestic implements, just in case you feel the need to do some ironing or sweeping.
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 wait 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 wi-fi 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.
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.
We can arrange to fill your time with a number of activities apart from the delights of wine tasting and tours of the vineyard, such as hot air ballooning, horse riding, golf, and tennis. We can also provide a chef for all or some of your meals and even arrange cookery classes.
Domaine du Grand Mayne is situated right in the heart of vine country. With numerous brocantes and festivals happening all year round there is plenty of culture and for those with children there is a miniature port where children and adults alike can become captains for the day and steer a real electric boat; Chateau Bridoire with its wonderful garden and medieval games for the whole family to join in, neighbouring Laryrinth, the Dinosaur Park to the north of Bergerac and Jacqou Park at Le Bugue