La Maison d’Estournel, Bordeaux, France
If you’re a fan of fine Médoc wines and historical mansions, La Maison d’Estournel should be on your travel agenda. The mansion, just a short amble from the famed Château Cos d'Estournel winery, was the private residence of the founder of the wine estate. You’ll get to savour the best of country living, whether you’re lounging on the terrace (between sips of Cos d’Estournel) or exploring the surrounding parkland and vines. Rooms are modelled after the classic French country cottage, with tasseled lampshades, rattan furniture and chintzy floral curtains.
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