La Gravouse

Saint Andre et Appelle, Gironde
Self-catering


Tranquil manor house deep in Bordeaux wine region with six acres of grounds, a tennis court and swimming pool

Bed

9 beds

Bedroom

5 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 12

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The oldest part of this wine chateau dates from 1750 but has been added onto over the years, with the original house and chai now forming a spacious home with elegant, high-ceilinged bedrooms bathed in natural light. Kids will love having their own room with bunk beds.

This is a great place to escape from it all. Stream films or escape to the library with a board game or a book; play table football or darts in the games room. Outside, stroll among the the mature grounds and pear, peach and cherry trees; relax on the terraces with magnificent views – light the barbecue and take in the gorgeous sunset.

There’s a book in the house with local recommendations, and you’re a short drive from restaurants, shops and a fabulous Saturday market in Sainte Foy la Grande. Borrow a bicycle and cycle through the countryside, visit wineries in Bordeaux and Bergerac, canoe along the Dordogne River. St Emilion is 40 minutes, Bergerac 30 minutes.

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We think you'll love

  • Playing a game of tennis on the all-weather court overlooking the vines
  • Having something for everyone to enjoy: sporty games at the house and cycle routes, wineries and markets nearby
  • The immaculately furnished and light-filled interiors
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You should know

  • There are steps between the rooms
  • Mobile reception is limited

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

  • Pub/bar 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

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights, 7 nights in high season.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £350
Weekly price
from £2600
Damage deposit
£1500
1 House for 12
From £3509 beds5 bedrooms

Reviews

Take the family and escape from it all in this spacious family home. Practice your serve on the new clay-style tennis court, let the kids free on the large park and pool and watch the sunset over the vines from the comfort of the terrace lounge.

Helen, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The house is reached via a lane that is off a main, but not busy road, with no neighbours nearby and views of vineyards and mature trees. You can walk to Chateau Picon to taste wine, and the bastide town of Ste Foy la Grande is only 10 minutes away, passing food shops on the way. Golf du Vigier, 20 minutes away, has a Michelin starred restaurant.

Local points of interest from Anna Lilley

  • When the sun is shining there are a variety of garden games, including tennis, table tennis, croquet and boule (all equipment provided). For cozy winter evenings, there are four woodburning stoves and a range of board games.
  • Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and al fresco dining under sparkly skies on the various terraces around the house. Depending on the season, the garden is brimming with fruit: pears, apples, peaches, cherries, blackberries, figs - help yourselves!
  • Sainte Foy la Grande (7 minutes by car) comes alive on Saturday mornings, as locals and visitors alike come to enjoy the local produce at one of the best markets in France. There are several markets held through the week in the different local towns.
  • The house is in the heart of the wine region, with many local chateaux. Take a stroll to Chateau Picon to taste wine from the neighbouring vines or spend the evening at their night market. Visit historic St Emilion, 40 minutes drive away.
  • Hire kayaks in Sainte Foy la Grande and take a gentle paddle down the Dordorgne, stopping for pain au chocolate and a swim on the way.

Introducing

Anna Lilley

Anna and Charles are lawyers living and working in Abu Dhabi. They bought the house in 2017, redecorating it throughout to use as a holiday home. You'll be met by Victoria, who manages the property and lives ten minutes away - she leaves milk, coffee, juice, wine and bread in the kitchen for your arrival.