Domaine de Sengresse

Landes
Bed & Breakfast


Everything sparkles in this ravishing 17th-century domaine. Sleep in luxurious rooms, swim in the elegant pool, explore the lovely grounds

Bedroom

7 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

A spectacular tree-lined drive delivers you to a 17th-century domaine, and the entrance hall sets the tone: raw silk framing windows, a Steinway on a sparkling floor, oil paintings from Michèle’s mother. What you have here is a rare combination of elegance and rustic charm and, in the manner of the best country hotels, the owners’ personality. Michèle and Rob, welcoming and charming, are there to look after you but never intrude. You’ll love the bedrooms of luxury and light, the calm colours, the exposed beams,  the elegant breakfasts on the terrace, the candlelit dinners beneath an ecclesiastical chandelier. No room downstairs is out of bounds. The food is organic, home-grown, bountiful and delicious (you may eat romantically à deux if you prefer). Breathtaking parkland surrounds you and the grounds are never-ending, peaceful with hammocks and hidden corners, and a pool by the old stone barn. Board games in the dresser, a children’s library under the stairs… and Les Landes, with its markets for foodies and brocanteurs, its surfing dunes for beach bums, its ‘petits châteaux’ at Gaujacq and Amou.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: For all bookings until June we'll welcome you with a bottle of local wine in your room to toast your stay!

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
11.30am
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner with wine, from €35.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €100
Surcharges
Singles €110-€135. Extra bed/sofabed available €25 per person per night.
2 Twins
From €130
1 House for 2
From €100
3 Doubles
From €115

Reviews

A wonderful find. An elegant yet comfortable period home, full of treasures beautifully displayed, tranquil grounds, calm, stylish bedroom with fantastically comfortable bed and a glamorous bathroom, wonderful little library, jewel-like swimming pool among the roses, lovely breakfasts and the most delicious dinner we had all week. Michele and Rob are wonderfully kind hosts who really go the extra mile and pay great attention to detail. We loved every minute of our stay. We've stayed in lots of Sawday's special places, and this is our favourite so far. We're already planning our next visit!

Sarah

If you like places which have history, full of taste and elegance then you will wish to stay and/or to return to Sengresse for the beauty of the place, for the kindness, discretion and availability of Michèle, Rob and Sasha. The park, the pool, the house, the food everything was perfect. We enjoyed the silence of the nature and the warmth of the whole family, Miss Molly and Pandora included. Don't tell anybody this place is unique. Keep it secret.

Hélène

We passed 2 very pleasant nights at this lovely place off the beaten track. A very peaceful & relaxing setting, a charmingly decorated spacious gite which offered plenty of comfort, with everything supplied in bedding, kitchen amenities, & plenty of outside space. Our hosts were very attentive and clearly have put a lot of attention & care into this lovingly restored home. We would definitely revisit. maybe bed & breakfast in the main house next time.

Brian

This is a very special place. Michele and Rob McLusky have converted this historic maison de maitre into a lovely elegant home to share with guests. They are helpful and attentive, but not intrusive. Like all the rooms in the house, the bedrooms are beautifully furnished and everything in the house is of the highest quality, from the Steinway piano in the entrance hall to Michele's mother's paintings on the walls of many rooms. The day starts with a good French breakfast, enhanced by lots of fruit and good baking (apple cake, Breton far). We had aperitifs and delicious 4-course dinner each eve

John, North kilworth

Michele and Rob have made the most beautiful and elegant home filled with antique furniture, lighting, books, luxurious soft furnishings, walls lined with works of art and a Steinway grand, all fully befitting the grandness and comfort of such an historic manor house. It is utterly peaceful, set in its own grounds but surrounded by maize and kiwi fields. Every day was a treat, starting with a breakfast of cereals (including gluten free on request), fruit, homemade tarts and jams, etc. to copious dips in the godsend of a large saline pool to the fabulous beds and bathrooms. Highly recommended.

Jane

Such a beautiful place with exquisitely decorated rooms and tended gardens. Despite our occasionally rowdy children, we were never made to feel like we were disturbing the peace. On the contrary, there were thoughtful touches such as a fridge and garden room in order to rustle up your own picnic style meals even though we were not in the self-catering house. Oh and a washing machine - always a source of tragic excitement when you're on the move! Thanks to the McLuskys for their thoughtfulness and hard work.

Christina

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Michèle, Rob McLusky & Sasha Ibbotson

  • Sawday self-catering also available.
  • Local heritage sites, their bastides, churches…unspoilt villages with markets and cafes. The Nature Reserve at Arjuzanx is the winter home of the Crested Crane watch as they return home at night. At Sabres travel in time to visit the Ecomusée at Marqueze
  • The Atlantic surf and the golden sands of the south west coast just 45 minutes; the Spa town of Dax with it hot springs and thermal baths just 35 minutes and the world heritage site of Bordeaux - its history, wine, shops and restaurants less than 2 hours.
  • Travel south to visit others jewels – Pau, Bayonne, Biarritz and St Jean de Luz or why not take a trip over the border into Spain…all about 1½ hours away. For summer walking and winter sports the Pyrenees is only a couple of hours…
  • The local area provides plenty of opportunity for walking, cycling or riding along empty lanes, woodland paths and riverbanks. Fishing can be arranged on the river or the lakes at Nerbis - also a good place to spot the wildlife while enjoying your lunch…
  • During the summer months there are village festivals with the famous Course Landaise – where brave young men ‘fly’ over vicious cows or skillfully avoid their horns! At evening markets eat at long tables under the stars enjoying the local fare.