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Maison de Maitre,Private Pool,9 En-Suite Bedrooms,Large Range Of Sports Inc.Golf

Bedrooms 9
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Manor House in Gensac, Nr. St. Emilion, Aquitaine, France - Peaceful Location With Tennis, Croquet, Boules Court, Football Field, own 9 Hole Golf Course

When you arrive at Le Faure you are coming to a truly magical place and embarking on a great experience. Beautiful, large 18th century Maison de Maitre restored in 2000, with 9 en-suite bedrooms inc. one suitable for mobility impaired person. Tranquil setting with views over our 12 acre valley with its private 9-hole golf course. Wide range of sporting facilities on site - tennis court, boules court, croquet lawn, golf, football/cricket field, table tennis. Superbly equipped house - wifi, TV with satellite/DVD, twin dishwashers, twin fridges. Great service options - chef, cleaning, wine tours, wine-tasting on site, classic car and Minibus rental. Owner managed for immediate response. All 5-star reviews in last two years. Ideal for multi-generational family. New for 2016, 9th bedroom with special shower-room on ground floor for mobility impaired.

This is a house of elegance. Large triple aspect salon, dining room, fully equipped kitchen with American fridge, commercial 600l fridge, double oven, twin dish-washers; vaulted underground wine cellar. Surround sound home cinema on 40 inch wide-screen TV, Hi-fi system, wifi. Games, books, CDs, DVDs. Full central heating, washing machine, drier, all linen and towels provided. 9 bedrooms including ground-floor with bathroom for wheel-chair users. Outside: securitised pool, 10 x 5 m, large terrace, boules, table-tennis, parking for 8 cars, sun loungers, parasols, barbecue, tables, beautiful valley with direct pathway. Shared use of tennis court, football field plus croquet lawn and boules court; 9 short hole golf course (holes range from 90-160m, challenging). Credit cards accepted. Full service team of chef, maid service, gardener etc.

More Details

Property Manager
Ian Christians
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
9 April, 2017

About Ian Christians

Sharon and I have built our villa business over the last 20 years. I am an entrepreneur, earlier I ran a large Travel company. Sharon was head of Communications for Bombardier Transportation until August 2014. We own 6 18th century houses near Gensac & Ste. Foy-la-Grande, and I have managed all the restoration projects. We provide experiences, not just holidays, with spacious accommodation, - great kitchens, all bedrooms en-suite, cinemas, wifi, hi-fi, satellite TV, large securitised pools and exceptional sporting facilities. We aim to give you exceptional personal service, us & our permanent support team. We offer a wide range of optional extras, including minibuses, classic car rental, canoes, chef & maid service. Our houses are ideal for 3 or 4 generation family holidays. Exceptional houses, exceptional service.

Ian Christians purchased this chateau / country house in 1999

Why Ian Christians chose Entre Deux Mers

We bought Le Faure because it was crying out to be brought back to life. It has a magnificent setting looking over it's own valley, full of nature with amazing birds, plus deer and the occasional boar. Very, very peaceful. The area, Entre-Deux-Mers, is particularly attractive, lots of vineyards, the River Dordogne nearby, not too touristy. The weather is usually ideal, hot but with occasional rain to keep everything green. And of course the fabulous wines of Bordeaux. Life does not get much better than this! Easily drivable in 1 day from the UK, but now flights from all over to Bordeaux or Bergerac, and of course the green TGV to Libourne. Very well connected!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Peace and tranquillity, nature at close hand. Beautiful environment with historic house and lots of antiques. Brilliant underground cellar. En-suite in all bedrooms for privacy. All modern technology, wifi, satellite, home cinema, iPod connections. Superb kitchen for cooking enthusiasts, American fridge. Table tennis and use of tennis court, croquet lawn and boules court. The valley is a beautiful area for a walking with nature and has a 9-hole golf (Length from 90-250m) course. Also, a completely separate football pitch, which will not be rectangular and will be higher in the middle than at the ends - for fun. So lots of sporting options!

Guestbook comments from the manager

"I want to underline how much we enjoyed our stay at your wonderful place in Gensac." Christine Bosse, 8th August, 2012

'Lovely house and brilliant holiday, the best yet.' 'Fabulous! A.Richardson

'Splendid holiday - elegant surroundings.' D.Bonham

'What a beautiful house! Splendid holiday! Fantastic surroundings! A wonderful place to be on holiday, having rented many houses over the years Le Faure has to be the best yet. Secure pool a big bonus.' K. Cooke
Dec 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Gensac in Gironde

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Suitable for wheel chair
  • En-suite to bed 1 w bath, wc Shower room 2 to bed 2, wc En-suite to bed 3 w bath, wc En-suite to bed 4 w/ bath, wc En-suite shower room to bed 5, wc En-suite shower room for bed 6, wc S/room 7 for bed 7, wc En-suite shower room for bed 8, wc
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 9 - 1 Double Bed , This bedroom has showeroom opposite suitable for wheelchair
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Four poster, sofas, table
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 18 (9 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with four-poster bed, triple aspect. Norrington suite. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with double bed. Bedroom 4 with double bed Bedroom 5 with double bed Bedroom 6 with double bed Bedroom 7 with twin beds. Bedroom 8 with twin beds. Bedroom 9 with double bed on ground floor
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: This wonderful house oozes character from the past, but has been sensitively restored for modern living. In the domed cellar, or in the salon and dining room with their beautiful cherrywood 19th century armoires, you will experience gracious living. Most rooms have beautiful views over the valley and overall there is a tranquillity that is rare. Rare in its combination of high tech, exceptional sporting facilities, peace and service levels. Outside: Sheltered sun-trap pool terrace with pool 10 x 5 m. Securitised with railings. Tables with benches for 16, sun loungers for 16, 2 parasols, large barbecue. Beautiful valley. 100m walk to tennis court, boules court and croquet lawn. Valley has our own 9 hole golf course (average hole length 120m). Bird-watchers' paradise and area is ideal for cycling. Utility Room: Washing machine, drier, ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen included. Change of linen and towels at extra charge. Optional maid and chef service. Optional boulangerie delivery 7a.m. Other: Large 18th century underground wine cellar, ideal for wine tastings.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


A Week of Happiness in Wine Country

  • 5 of 5

All 17 members of our family, ranging in age from 9 months to 76 years, loved our week at Le Faure. It is an old, solid, traditional building, but everything worked ! The food, wine, facilities, weather and location were all excellent. The pool was perfect for the younger family members.

A highlight of our week was the Wine tasting, given by Ian, the owner. A most interesting range of wines led to a very merry evening.

We enjoyed Ian chefs on several evenings, and tried both the gourmet and basic menus. Both were very enjoyable, and we could not agree on which we preferred. On other evenings we either shared simple dishes around the barbecue area, or visited the local restaurants in Gensac.

The location is very rural, with many vineyards in the surrounding hills, but with lots of places to visit, such as St Emilion, or Bergerac. Local shopping in Gensac, 5 minutes away, is fine for basics, or there is an enormous supermarket 15 minutes away, selling everything from ice cubes to washing machines.

Overall, a wonderful week. Thank you, Ian.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We spent a beautiful time at le faure.

  • 4 of 5

Tennis, Pool, Petanque, Golf, Winetasting in a very nice environment!

We enjoyed to stay for 2 weeks in this place and recommend it to everybody who loves to live in nature with his friends or/and family. The owner Ian takes care of you and helps whenever requested.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superbe week end !

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons offert ce week end entre amis à un couple de jeunes mariés. Nous étions 12 adultes. Nous avons passé un excellent séjour. La maison, le cadre, l'histoire et Ian, un propriétaire adorable, ont contribué à faire de ce week end un souvenir mémorable. Partie de golf, farniente au bord de la piscine et grandes tablées au moment des repas, tout y était. Nous le conseillons et y retournerons avec plaisir !!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

Le Faure was the ideal location for our get together with family and friends. A fabulous range of activities on site, easy travelling distance to the Dordogne, St Emilion, Bordeaux and more. The house provided ample accommodation and lovely areas to sit outside. The overall setting made us all smile! We loved the place and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful country house

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable house with loads of rural charm. Very well equipped kitchen, with lots of surface preparation space and two large fridge-freezers. The bedrooms, ensuites and bathrooms were all clean and tidy. The swimming pool was clean and ready to use and we also enjoyed the tennis court. The nearby town of Gensac has a good bakery and a nice pub restaurant. There are many wineries to visit in the area and of course the lovely and historic town of Saint Emilion is only a short drive away. The owners are pleasant, helpful and very responsive to any questions or requests. We have stayed here twice and will do so again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magical house

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful house to celebrate a special birthday with all the family.

Very well equipped and lots of space for all. The pool was enjoyed by all generations and great meals were cooked in the large kitchen. The Gensake restaurant in the village is also to be recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 10
25 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 13
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 14
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 15
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 12
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 13
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £340.95

Booking Notes:
SECURITY! Always speak to the owner before booking. For your security we also offer a credit card facility through Credit Agricole.
Options can be given for a predetermined time. 20% deposit required on booking, balance 8 weeks before arrival. Full information packs emailed on booking. Security deposit of £400 during stay.
You are recommended to make your best offer outside peak season, or for late bookings, if our price is above your budget.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day Saturday but flexible outside peak season.

Notes on prices:
Credit cards accepted.


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