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Villa with Securitised Pool and Vineyard and Valley Views

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,090 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa near Ste Foy la Grande, Aquitaine, France - Beautiful Setting with Superb Views

La Grange is our restoration of an 18th century chai, designed for a great holiday experience. Beautiful setting with superb views over valley and vines. 6 en-suite bedrooms are on the ground floor for coolness and the upstairs rooms - 2 magnificent vaulted and beamed 70m2 salons - have great views and a balcony. There is a well-equipped kitchen with American fridge. Wi-fi, awesome and very popular full screen video projector and surround sound system with DVD/CD and satellite free-to-air. A circular staircase takes you down to a candlelit cellar, ideal for tastings. Laundry room. Full central heating, washing machine, drier, all linen and towels provided, cots/high chairs as required. Securitized pool, 10 x 5m, table-tennis, 1 acre garden, parking, 12 sun loungers, parasols, tables with benches, BBQ. Small garden opening onto vineyard. Credit cards accepted.

Wide range of options, high service level with owners nearby. case of good wine on arrival, wine-tours or on-site wine-tasting experience.

More Details

Property Manager
Ian Christians
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
10 April, 2018

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, canoes, chef & maid service. Our houses are ideal for 3 or 4 generation holidays. Exceptional houses, exceptional service.

Ian Christians purchased this villa in 1998

Why Ian Christians chose Saint-André-et-Appelles

La Grange was an old chai in the grounds of our first property, Thebot, but if you climbed up on the roof there were magnificent views of the valley to the south. Having the benefit of a great builder, I designed the house to be the ideal holiday property in the shell of the chai. So all bedrooms are en-suite on the ground floor, making them cool even in the hottest summer, and the large upstairs rooms have great views. Part of the design was to ensure complete isolation from Thebot, rendering it invisible from La Grange. The area has a great climate, enough rain, usually at night with spectacular electric storms, to keep things green, but mainly hot and sunny. Lots to see and do - St. Emilion, Bordeaux, Bergerac. Absolutely peaceful, yet many good restaurants in nearby Ste. Foy.

What makes this villa unique

Ideally positioned between two main airports and for train. In the depth of the countryside, but just outside Ste. Foy. Lots of great vineyards and wines, historic sites, and all sorts of sports - canoeing a must. Privacy of en-suite bedrooms. Great cinema experience. Coolness of ground floor bedrooms. Any additional requirements can almost always be met. A friend who lives 400m away is happy to let my clients use her tennis court - a bottle of good white burgundy in compensation. Options include mini-bus rental, chef, maid service.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Great villa! We found the villa to be perfectly located, right amongst the vines but with the shops & restaurants of Ste Foy nearby. The "upside down" house layout gave us stunning views over the rolling countryside from the living areas - great for breakfast on the balcony and for watching the sunset and shooting stars over a glass of wine. Good swimming pool and excellent cinema/sound system. Recommended trips canoeing on the Dordogne river - the launch is ten minutes away - as well as sophisticated dining/shopping in historic St Emillion." CB, 10 August 2013
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint-André-et-Appelles in Gironde

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4090 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 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 1 with bath, wc. Bathroom 2 with shower, wc. Bathroom 3 with bath, wc. Bathroom 4 with shower, wc. Bathroom 5 with shower and wc. Bathroom 6 with bath and wc. Separate wc.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 en-suite with double bed. Bedroom 2 en-suite with twin beds. Bedroom 3 en-suite with twin beds. Bedroom 4 en-suite with twin beds. Bedroom 5 en-suite with twin beds. Bedroom 6 en-suite with double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All bedrooms are on ground floor and are thus relatively cool, allowing the reception rooms upstairs the benefit of beams and views. Balcony has superb views. Outside: Marvellous views southwards over the vineyards and valley. Private securiytised pool, 10 metres by 5, 1 metre deep for half its length, deepening to 2.2 metres. Table tennis. Barbecue, table, chairs, parasol on the terrace beside the pool. 12 sun loungers are provided for sunbathing. Parking for 6 cars alongside house. Private tennis court available, 10 mins walk away. Utility Room: Central heating, washing machine, drier, ironing. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Pool and bath towels and all linen provided, maid service and chef optional extra. 9 seater VW Transporter available with pick-up/delivery service to airport. Canadian canoes for hire. Chef available. Other: Balcony on first floor overlooking valley, with table and chairs. Superb underground cellar with candles, barrels for wine-tastings.


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Villa with Securitised Pool and Vineyard and Valley Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Simply Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a family holiday at La Grange in Ste Foy la Grande. It surpassed all expectations and by far the best French holiday property we have stayed in. The location, layout and facilities are all very accurately described and the property has been maintained to a high standard. The owner left a very generous welcome pack and called in to see us shortly after our arrival. He was anxious to make sure that we were happy with everything and was very quick to respond to a key problem with the pool (a great size and surrounded by more than enough sunloungers for all our party of 12). Before leaving for France we received from the owner a very useful and extensive information email. It is clear that Mr Christians gives every thought into holiday letting to ensure that his clients have a really enjoyable time. We will certainly recommend this La Grange to friends and relatives. John & Sue Higdon

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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trés agréable semaine dans cette jolie propriété

  • 5 of 5


nous avons réservés une semaine dans cette grande et agréable propriété...nous étions 12 adultes et 2 bébés...6 grandes chambres en rez de chaussée qui gardent la fraicheur...chacune avec douche ou baignoire et toilettes... 2 très grands salon et salle a manger au premier étage...ainsi qu'une cuisine et une terrasse avec vue sur la piscine privée et les vignes...le barbecue a coté de la piscine le soir était bien agréable aussi...nous avons vraiment appréciés cette semaine...le propriétaire est très sympa et disponible...

les bretons

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful week in the Dordogne area

  • 5 of 5

My family and another family holidayed recently at Le Grange in St Foy. On arrival we were blown away at the beauty of the property, the setting and the surroundings and knew we would be in for a treat! The property is extremely well appointed, it has everything you will need for a great holiday. The upstairs cinema room and lounge area are huge, creating fabulous space for everyone to take time out. The bedrooms are beautifully appointed and plenty of room for everyone. Everywhere was very clean. The pool and it's views are superb, sunbathing looking across at the vineyards.

We went to St Emillion one afternoon which took 30 minutes, an absolute must see. We canoed down the Dordogne River which was great fun, we ate locally in Gensac and had the best meal walking distance from the house overlooking the Dordogne. All the recommendations came from Ian the owner who was a great host. Anything we needed Ian was on hand and able to answer any questions, particularly about the wine and surrounding areas.

We ate mainly at the house as the views from the terrace were stunning each evening. We sampled delicious wines and local food. It was agreed that it was a super holiday, one that we will treasure and will most definitely return. I have no hesitation in recommending this property.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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La grange

  • 5 of 5

A well appointed villa, well maintained and perfect for our family holiday. We were eleven in number and it well suited ages from 8 to 80. We had perfect weather except for one morning when we made use of the excellent cinema system. The pool was a good size and the house had a balcony where you could enjoy the lovely view over the vineyards.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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La Grange

  • 5 of 5

I took my family consisting of ten to La Grange between the dates of 17th and 31st August. The booking was very simple and straight forward and done by E-mail.

When we arrived at the property we were delighted that the actual villa and the setting were even better than the description. The facilities were as stated in that the villa is extremely well equipped. We were met at the airport. The property was well maintained and was in very good condition when we arrived. Any problems we had, which were very few, were immediately seen to by the owner who was on hand and provided an absolutely first class service e.g. the garlic crusher had gone missing and that was replaced the same day.

I would certainly recommend this property to relatives and friends.

There are many activities, members of my family hired the canoes, they played tennis at the owner's friend's house on various occasions.

We visited Bergerac and had a trip on the river. The restaurants in the vicinity are extremely good particularly Le Jardin des Cygnes which can only be described as a suberb location with gourmet standard of food.

The restaurants in the area I found to be very good with many menus varying from 22 Euros to 45 Euros.

Suberb villa with a professional, attentive and helpful owner on hand.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Not one to be missed

  • 5 of 5

I have to say my friends & I booked la Grange as an alternative to our usual holidays abroad. None of our party had been to France before and a work colleague suggested we try this area.

The villa looked great on this site but it's not until you arrive that you can really appreciate how impressive la Grange really is; one word Stunning!!

Absolutely beautiful with lovely views, a superb conversion with such character and absolutely perfect for a large party with enough room for everyone and all the amenities you could need. I have to say a big thankyou to the owner Ian for helping us make the most of our stay, we took on board his suggestions and we were so glad we did, the visit to the local chateau as well as the one in St Emillion is a must as is the dining at local chef Mr Dupont, superb food, beautifull spot to eat.

Overall i would highly recommend La Grange and would certainly visit again, so easy from Bergerac airport and a peaceful setting for a lovely holiday to wind down and relax.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
550 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Ten fascinating things to do while staying in our houses

1.Visit historic St.Emilion and its châteaux (30 mins away)

2. Visit the Château de Montaigne, home of the great 16th century philosopher, & les Jardins du Sardy (10 mins away)

3.Visit the churches and museums of Bordeaux (60 mins away)

4.Visit the seaside, beautiful bay of Arcachon and the amazing Dune of Pyla (90 mins away)

5.Visit the châteaux of the Dordogne (60 mins away)

6.Visit the Médoc and the great wine châteaux (90 mins away)

7.Visit Chateau Monbazillac & old Bergerac plus a river trip (30 mins away)

8.Explore ancient Aquitaine with Douglas Boyd, author of Eleanor, April Queen of Aquitaine(10 mins away)

9.Go gliding and see the countryside from on high (10 mins away)

10.Take the kids go-carting in Bergerac (30 mins away)

We organise wine tours to the famous and the secret chateaux. Countryside is ideal for cycling.


The Atlantic coast at Arcachon is 90 mins away. There is a good sandy beach with pedalos, bar/restaurant at a large nearby lake, Lac du Caddy, 15 mins away, which has had rave reviews from clients with children. The Dune of Pyla, south of Arcachon has spectacular beaches and views, and a great restaurant.


Bordeaux Merignac airport is 60 mins away. Bergerac 25 mins -if you fly we have 2 x 9-seater VW transporters for hire, pick-up/drop off possible, cheaper and quicker than rentals. Airlines cover all UK, BA, Flybe, Easyjet, also direct flights from Dublin, Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris. Train TGV arrives from Paris/Lille/London at Libourne, 30 mins away.


Bordeaux is 70kms, Bergerac 20kms, Ste Foy 4kms, St.Emilion 35kms.

Further Details:

Canoeing on the Dordogne is a great experience. Private table d'hote restaurant on river is within walking distance. Local supermarkets in Ste Foy, plus famous Saturday market. Lots of good restaurants. St. Emilion is amazing, historic and beautiful. Bergerac is 25 mins to east, gateway to the beautiful Dordogne valley and its chateaux.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Saint-André-et-Appelles, Gironde

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 10
1 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 12
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 13
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 14
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
SECURITY! Always request to SPEAK to the owner before booking.
Options can be given for a predetermined time. 50% non-refundable deposit required on booking, balance 12 weeks before arrival. Full terms and conditions emailed on booking. Security deposit of £500 required with final payment 12 weeks prior to booking, refundable. upon inspection within two weeks of departure. Owners Terms and conditions apply with regard to cancellation policy and refunds.

Changeover Day:
Saturday during peak season, can be flexible other periods.

Notes on prices:
Credit cards accepted.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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