Sample delicious estate wines
Explore the surrounding vineyards
Dip into the natural pool
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
Early check-in/late check-out (subject to availability)
Le Relais de Franc Mayne is a 16th-century building near St. Emilion, which has been transformed into a stunning boutique hotel and winery. Nestled in the grounds of Chateau Franc Mayne, this small Chic Retreat has beautiful vineyards that are ideal for getting lost in.
With exuberant decor, the rooms are are all themed so each guest has a unique experience. Whether you prefer the rustic charm of the Campagne Francaise room, or the extravagance of the British Landscape room, Le Relais de Mayne is rich in character and luxury.
Included in the rate is a house wine-tasting and a tour of the Chateau's cellars. Here you will be shown barrels upon barrels of the Chateau's wine, as well as a huge vat in the reception area.
The hotel has two drawing rooms, where you can enjoy a game of billiards, or pop onto the hotel computer to access the Internet. Le Relais de Franc Mayne also has a beautifully landscaped natural swimming pool, which is perfect for dipping your feet into as you take in the stunning vineyard views. If you're fond of cycling, the hotel has six bikes for hire.
A 15 minute walk away is Saint-Emilion, a town filled with history and character. Venture around the medieval ruins, or else explore the beautiful churches that the town has to offer.
Wine lovers will relish in the knowledge that Le Relais de Franc Mayne takes their favourite drink very seriously. The bar offers an Enomatic wine dispensing machine, which ensures that all wine is kept at the ideal temperature and preserves the flavour.
Breakfast is served in the dining room, and snacks and light meals can be ordered at any time. More elaborate lunches and dinners can be organised by prior arrangement, and are cooked using the freshest ingredients available.
Château Franc Mayne is situated on the road D243 which links Libourne to Saint-Emilion.
From Saint-Emilion: When you are at the roundabout on the higher part of the village, turn left toward Libourne. Drive 1 km and the château will be on your left. There are 3 flags at the entrance: French, European and Belgian.
From Bordeaux: Direction Libourne/Périgueux. When you are on the N 89, drive toward Libourne and then take the Exit 9 (Libourne-Est). When you cross the Dordogne river, take the second exit “Saint Emilion” at the round about. Once you are on the road D243, drive 4 km, the Château is on your right. There are 3 flags at the entrance: French, European and Belgian.
The 12 rooms at Le Relais de Franc Mayne are exquisite - all en-suite and all decorated with flair and originality - gone are the pastel shades, instead the owners have used vibrant colours, silks and other luxurious materials. Each room has air-conditioning and is equipped with plasma TVs and DVD/CD players, iPod & iPhone docking stations. The French, Asian & Stella Di Mare rooms are the most spacious. The African Lodge and Out of Africa rooms are connected and suitable for families. The newest two rooms Bordeaux Blend and Oxbridge also have complimentary Espresso Machines.
Rooms are available from 3pm and must be vacated before 12pm
Pets are not allowed
All rates are VAT inclusive.
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Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.
If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.
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