La Gravouse

Saint Andre et Appelle, Gironde
+971 508185598

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


9 beds


5 bedrooms


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


  • 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


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


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

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights. 7 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £400
Weekly price
from £2950
Damage deposit
1 House for 12
From £4009 beds5 bedrooms


Such a great house for a large group of people as it feels so spacious and no one is on top of each other. The super king beds and furnishings are all fantastic too. The kids had a fabulous time playing tennis, swimming and exploring the grounds and we loved relaxing in beautiful surroundings and hanging out on the terraces. A great holiday and we all said we will come back again. Thank you La Gravouse

Laura, Harrogate

Simply a fantastic home and grounds! Our group of two families (including four children) loved staying here. The house is really well located, easy to get to, very secluded amongst beautiful countryside and yet only a few minutes to drive to the shops and town. Very spacious house, well equipped with everything we needed and lovingly decorated and furnished without being too formal. Loads of outside space in the garden and even fruit on the orchard trees. We especially enjoyed the shady terrace for eating outside, the pool area complete with a inflatable toys and loungers and the tennis court.

Alison, Surrey

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

We were a group of 8 friends and had a wonderful cycling, swimming, tennis (and occasionally relaxing!) holiday at La Gravouse last September. I highly recommend this beautiful villa and the surrounding countryside. It feels as if you are stepping into your own home and, as well as all the great facilities, there are also plenty of places to relax on your own if you are visiting in a big group.

Hilary, Kirkby Lonsdale

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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.


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.