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Luxury holiday accommodation in South West France
Welcome to a unique and special holiday experience combining the best aspects of a luxury private villa and small boutique-style 5-star hotel in a lovely part of the countryside in south west France. You can be as laid back or active as you wish, be as private or sociable as you like. Share precious time with family and friends, or make new ones.
Nestled in the hills amidst plum orchards and sunflower fields, on a rural lane just outside the 13th century village of Sainte Livrade sur Lot, one finds the understated yet impressive stone mansion house of La Maison de Maitre. The charming barns and pigeon tower have been lovingly converted into its current incarnation as luxury holiday accommodation. Reputedly built on the foundations of a Roman villa named “Villa Amata” or “Beloved Home”, this chic retreat offers a unique blend of ‘home from home’ self-catering facilities, together with many inclusive indulgences, outstanding quality and extra services one might expect to find in a boutique hotel. Whether you want to hire some bikes, breakfast on the veranda, babysitting or a picnic hamper to go, every request is answered with a ‘yes, absolutely’. All aimed at making your holiday at La Maison de Maitre an unforgettable experience.
The designer owners have created a stylish, comfortable and relaxing retreat in the 17th century stone buildings, placing great value on preserving the many charming original features and carefully restored by local artisans. Deep exposed limestone walls keep the apartments cool from the heat of the day. Traditional, natural materials, cool colours, impressive beam work and super high ceilings give a feeling of tranquillity, spaciousness and light. In fact, it’s so peaceful and relaxing you may never want to leave!
Lot & Garonne
As Jonanthan Dimbleby once wrote::
"My favourite destination is Lot-et-Garonne, about 60 miles north of Toulouse. It might not be the most glamorous part of the French countryside – it’s proper farmland and vineyards – but it’s understated and quiet, the food is excellent, and so, of course, is the wine: it’s the most marvellous place to go for a relaxing summer break. I discovered it after friends invited me to join them there one year, instantly fell in love with the area and have been going back most years for the past decade. One of things I like is that it’s easy to get to, and it’s off the beaten tourist track. I also love swimming in the local rivers – to find yourself in a warm part of a slow-flowing river is the nearest thing to bathing in heaven."
Deep in the French countryside about an hour and a half from Bordeaux and Toulouse is a gorgeous wilderness where the dramatic undulating hills blend seamlessly with lush valleys, punctuated with picturesque sleepy villages and historic hilltop bastide towns. The Lot & Garonne region, named after the two main rivers that meander through it, has been dubbed the French ‘Tuscany’ and is perfect for experiencing the real French way of life with it’s many weekly markets, pavement cafes and restaurants, wine tasting opportunities, antique fairs, boat trips along the rivers and ‘faux’ river beaches. La Maison de Maitre is also ideally located for visiting the chateaux and sites of the neighbouring regions of the Dordogne and Bordeaux. The key vineyards of Duras, Buzet, Bergerac and even Saint Emillion and Bordeaux are within sniffing distance.
La Maison de Maitre Location
Click on the image below for the interactive map showing the location of our holiday villas near the village of village of Sainte Livrade sur Lot in south west France.Enquire/Contact Us »