- House / Villa
- Country House
- Swimming Pool
- Baby equipment
- Internet Access
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Cook available
Deep within the French countryside, nestled amidst plum orchards and sunflower fields, you will find La Maison de Maitre, a 17th century retreat which combines the privacy of a luxury villa with the outstanding services of a boutique hotel. It’s the ultimate indulgence.
Whether you want to be laidback or active, private or sociable, La Maison de Maitre will provide you and your guests with a unique, sumptuous and altogether unforgettable holiday experience. The property itself, renovated from a cluster of 17th century stone buildings, is stylish and comfortable, with lots of original features, exposed limestone walls and impressive high beamed ceilings. The services on offer, from bike hire to babysitting, are designed to make your stay as relaxing as possible. And the surroundings - rural, tranquil, historic - are nothing short of breathtaking. This is a place to share precious time with loved ones.
The house is situated in the Lot & Garonne region of south west France, just outside the 13th century village of Sainte Livrade sur Lot where you will find bakeries, supermarkets and an assortment of other amenities. This part of the country is known for its beautiful hills and valleys as well as for its sleepy villages and hilltop bastide towns, and life here is all about weekly markets, pavement cafes, wine tasting, antiques fairs, boat trips and picnics on river beaches. The wonderful chateaux of the Dordogne and Bordeaux are not far away, nor are the vineyards of Duras, Buzet, Bergerac and even Saint Emilion. It really is the most heavenly place.
The nearest airports are Bergerac, Bordeaux and Toulouse, and car hire is available at the airport. Detailed instructions can be provided for your route or a chauffeur can be arranged.
Bergerac, Bordeaux and Toulouse
Sainte Livrade sur Lot
The stone barn and romantic ‘pigeonnier’ have been lovingly restored and now provide chic spacious accommodation for up to 15 people (plus cots). There are four separate apartments - Patou (sleeps 2), Coco (sleeps 2), Vionnet (sleeps 5) and Lartigue (sleeps 6) - and each of these offers a variety of bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and living areas. Vionnet offers the space and facilities to entertain the whole group inside and Lartigue has an extensive shaded dining area outside.
The house is set in almost 8 acres of landscaped gardens filled with colourful flowers, fragrant herbs, shady spots, parkland to play in and fields to explore. The 12m x 6m heated pool is surrounded by a terraced patio and a variety of lawns, trees and flower beds, and a second decked patio is the perfect spot for al fresco dining and soaking up the views. Guests are encouraged to help themselves to the herbs, cherries, figs, wild plums and walnuts found throughout the garden.
The apartments can be rented separately, and this is also an idyllic setting for weddings or events. Please enquire for further details.
Conditions of Rental
A deposit of 30% is payable with the balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. A refundable 20% security deposit is also required. Bookings run from Saturday to Saturday, with check in at 4pm and check out by 10am. No pets and no smoking.