“Manoir Laurette is a wonderful country house filled with romance...” I recently spent an amazing week at Manoir Laurette - owned by Lora Munro - with a few friends..... The whole environment is filled with romance. With extensive mature gardens to roam in and a spacious interior with carefully chosen tasteful furniture this creates the perfect atmosphere in which to relax. Lora's passion for books, the arts, international cooking and life in general is thoroughly in evidence throughout the property. There is real 'heart' in Manoir Laurette.
Manoir Laurette is perfectly placed for wonderful excursions to visit all the many vineyards in the local area. It is surrounded by them! We did a fabulous day trip to St Emilion and to Duras, both brilliant places to visit and enjoy all the splendid architecture and local restaurants. Also we did a cycle ride to Monsegur and greatly enjoyed 'market day', and made several other spontaneous cycle trips locally. But in many ways the best day for me was a quick drive into Bordeaux where we lapped up the amazing cosmopolitan atmosphere of this impressive city.....only an hour away by car. The highlight here for me was the baroque exhibition of costumes and opera sets and designs from recent productions at the Bordeaux Opera - one of France's most famous opera houses - truly stunning in every way, and brilliantly and evocably presented.
I would unhesitatingly recommend Manoir Laurette as a perfect place to stay, set in glorious countryside, but within very easy reach of so many beauty spots - and of course with 2 airports only 50 minutes drive away, and that amazing city of Bordeaux. It was perfect for my holiday retreat away from all the stresses of working life in the UK.
When I returned home after my stay I felt totally relaxed. Thank you Lora for creating an amazing holiday experience in your beautiful house!
William Pool - August 2012