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The Winemaker's House On A Working Vineyard Behind The Village Of Seguret

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet


About the property

Holiday Home in Seguret, Nr. Vaison la Romaine, Provence, France - Peaceful Location With Magnificent Views, Close To Dentelles De Montmirail And Mont Ventoux

Set in the beautiful countryside of Provence the Winemaker’s House is a perfect holiday stay for wine enthusiasts, walkers, cyclists and those wishing to relax and enjoy the many treasures that are to be found in the enchanting department of Vaucluse in Southern France.

Property Manager
Kate McKinlay
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Kate McKinlay

The house belongs to the McKinlay family and is part of their independent vineyard, Domaine de Mourchon. Walter and Ronnie McKinlay first bought the land in 1998 and were joined a few years later by daughter and son-in-law, Kate and Hugo, who now help run the vineyard. Kate and Hugo renovated this old farmhouse 4 years ago and have brought up there three children there. During the summer months Kate, Hugo and the kids are either away on holiday or busy working at the Domaine and so rather than leave the house empty have decided to rent it out to holiday makers.

Kate McKinlay purchased this house in 1998

Why Kate McKinlay chose Séguret

The story of Domaine de Mourchon and the McKinlay family begins back in Scotland in the 1970s, when Walter McKinlay and his wife Ronnie chose an excellent Vacqueyras as the house wine for her restaurant at The Udny Arms Hotel in Aberdeenshire. Thus the family interest in the wines of the southern Cotes du Rhone began.

Some years later, having sold his business in information technology, Walter turned his attention back to the southern Cotes du Rhone, seeking a small established vineyard to which he and his wife might retire. Despite the fact that the land at Mourchon had no winery and no house, this outstanding terroir set in an extraordinarily beautiful location beneath the slopes of Mont Ventoux could not be denied. So Walter, (never really the retiring type!) purchased the vineyard.

What makes this house unique

Staying at our family-run private vineyard offers a unique opportunity to understand the magic and mysteries of wine production with tours of the vines and winery as well as tastings of the Domaine’s quality wines. With the family at hand to help arrange visits to other key vineyards and sites of interest in the area, staying at the Winemaker’s House at Domaine de Mourchon will provide the visitor with a truly original and memorable holiday. This is great touring country, with mountain-biking and hiking in the hills, more sedate walking and cycling along the backroads and by-ways, colourful weekly markets in Nyons, Vaison-la-Romaine and Carpentras, roman remains at Vaison and Orange, the 14th century papal palace in Avignon, all set in a landscape of vines, 'garrigue' and lavender.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Séguret in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, wc. Bathroom with shower, wc. Separate wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 /10 (3-5 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Option to add a further two bedrooms and facilities with adjoining apartment
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: The property is relatively new and has all modern comfort. Electric heating in each room. Pets allowed if sociable and quiet (there are other animals on the property). An apartment can be added to the accommodation for larger parties of up to ten people who would have the use of five bedrooms, three bathrooms and two kitchens. Outside: Private garden with pool (8 x 4.5 m - 1 - 1.60 deep) next to the house and separate terrace in front of the house. There is a barbecue and sufficient garden and terrace furniture for spending pleasant summer evenings outside. Utility Room: Hairdryer, vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, bath towels and linen are included, as well as an end-of-stay cleaning. Other: One bedroom is at the same level as the living/dining room, the other two are downstairs at the garden level.


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The Winemaker's House On A Working Vineyard Behind The Village Of Seguret
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful house in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in The Winemaker's House. The house itself is a home from home, which can be difficult to find in my experience. Spotlessly clean, light and airy with large comfy sofa, well-equipped kitchen, comfortable bed, great shower, etc, etc. etc. The gardens are lovely and the pool is a great and much-needed place to cool off. The location is absolutely stunning, views over the vines and mountains, a wonderful place to totally unwind. The village of Seguret (classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France) is a short drive away and there are a couple of nice restaurants with a vibrant atmosphere here, which was a nice surprise. The area is interesting, especially if you have an interest in wine and the tour of the winery, followed by wine tasting with Hugo and Walter is fascinating.

The area has many very busy markets which are a great place to spend a few hours.

To sum up this is a place which I would love to return to and somewhere I will recommend without hesitation to my friends and family.

Thank you Kate, Hugo and Walter.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage amongst the vines

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, spacious cottage, very well equipped with full kitchen and laundry facilities. A family wine estate, owned by UK expat McKinlay family: friendly, outgoing - nothing was too much trouble. From the wine tasting and cellar tour, to the wood for the fireplace, complimentary estate wine and information about the area, our stay was enhanced by their wonderful hospitality. Walter, we won't forget the Provence mashie challenge - I shall be practising my swing and will be back to win the "nearest-the-pin" prize.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vacances au top!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 15 jours dans cette très jolie maison au milieu des vignes juste à côté du très joli village de Séguret.

Les propriétaires sont discrets et serviables.

La maison est authentique, calme garanti!

Très jolie piscine avec son jardin bien entretenu.

Maison très bien équipée.

Tout est réuni pour passer de bonnes vacances dans une très belle région.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

There is a real opportunity to understand the magic and mysteries of wine production with tours of the vineyard and tastings of the domaine's quality wines. Guided visits to other key vineyards can be arranged.

The location is ideal for cyclists and walkers as we are just 15 minutes away from the of Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles du Montmirail. We can provide guides and help with route planning.


Marseille Airport is a 1 H 15 minute drive away. Flights also come in to Avignon Airport. There is a TGV train station at Avignon (less than one hour away). A car is essential in this area. The Domaine is situated 15 minutes from the A7 highway exit of Orange Sud.


The Domaine is situated at 2km from the town of Seguret (beautiful medieval town with two restaurants), and 5km from the town of Sablet (restaurants, baker, grocery store, pharmacy). The town of Vaison la Romaine with its Roman ruins, big choice of restaurants and shops is 8km away. Other places of interest include Orange (Roman theatre) and Avignon (Pope's palace, theatre festival).

Further Details:

Vaison la Romaine is the main center for supermarkets, banks, restaurants and other services. Please contact us by email for further information.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Séguret, Vaucluse

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The price quoted is guaranteed for the agreed period on receipt of your non-refundable deposit of 50 % of the total rent due, together with a completed booking form, at which time we will confirm your holiday. The balance of your invoice is due on arrival. The holiday price includes bedlinen, bath and pool towels, gas and electricity and an end-of-stay cleaning.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is our fixed changeover day. We request that you arrive after 4pm and leave the property by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us if you wish to rent the Winemaker's House for a longer period in the low and mid seasons. Thank you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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