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Villa For Music/Film-lovers,Spectacular Salon, Fenced Pool, 8 en-suite Bedrooms

Bedrooms 8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa near St. Emilion, Aquitaine, France - Peaceful Location, Tennis, Boules, Croquet Lawn, Golf, Football, Lake w/beach 10 Mins.

This is a wonderful holiday property, with a wealth of sporting facilities (10 in all), and – uniquely – a music-lover’s paradise. It has a full concert Steinway (conditions apply), an enthralling large screen home cinema. Magnificent arching oak beams, spanning 10ms, original windows, doors and shutters provide a wonderful ambience to offer a holiday experience you will never forget, with different areas dedicated to dining, relaxing by the enormous fireplace, playing snooker, studying, or watching the remarkable large screen cinema with 7-channel sound, where you are on stage for opera or the Rolling Stones - kids and adults are enthralled. 8 en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor, and a fenced pool plus shaded arboretum outside, it is a house for people who want to be together and celebrate. New 2013, 7 am bread delivery.

Property Manager
Ian Christians
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
9 May, 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, canoes, chef & maid service. Our houses are ideal for 3 or 4 generation holidays. Exceptional houses, exceptional service.

Ian Christians purchased this villa in 1999

Why Ian Christians chose Entre Deux Mers

When I saw the dilapidated granary on the first floor I fell in love with it and knew that I had found my perfect venue for my plans for a chamber music festival. I have kept the granary (now salon) as authentic as possible, all the beams, windows and internal shutters are original and I put in a new oak floor, roof and high technology. I have designated areas for each activity, and put the en-suite bedrooms downstairs for coolness. Situated amongst the vineyards of Bordeaux, it is in a wonderful location, and I love the climate - not too hot. There is a karma that is very positive, the silence deafening. A neurosurgeon client told me he had never been to a place where he could relax so quickly! In the depth of the countryside, but great communications by road, air and train

What makes this villa unique

If you want to be close to friends & family, have fun, & if you love films & music, there is no better place.La Musique has been the venue of some of the greatest music experiences one could wish for! It is my favourite house in the world, even alone, backside to a great log fire in the great fireplace, watching the Rolling Stones live in concert on a large screen 60 foot away as though in the front row, or watching a Mozart opera, sipping a glass of mellow wine made by a friend. Life does not get much better than this! Lots of sports on site (tennis, croquet, boules, badminton, football and 9-hole golf-course in the valley), canoeing on the Dordogne and top level golf at Chateau vigiers, 20 mins away. Options include minibuses, canoes, chef and maid service.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"I would like to thank you for the loan of your beautiful villa. It was a pleasure to be with my family in such a beautiful setting, we all enjoyed it immensely." Colin H (received 17/9/2011)

‘What an absolutely lovely holiday home - the setting (as well as the set-up) was perfect’

‘A magic week in a magic place’

‘We have spent a wonderful week at La Musique - the sound system is fantastic’

‘A great week, we went "to the cinema" more than we'd done in the last two years’

‘We have found much joy, peace and tranquillity, thank you for allowing my little libatious group to enjoy one of our most outstanding holidays at La Musique. Your restoration is faultless!’
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gensac in Gironde

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 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
  • En-suite bathroom with WC and basins to bedrooms 1, 4,5 and 8. En-suite shower-room with WC etc to bedrooms 2, 3, 6 and 7. Separate WC.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16 (8 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with double bed. Bedroom 5 with double bed. Bedroom 6 win double bed. Bedroom 7 with twin beds. Bedroom 8 with double bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: The en-suite bedrooms are on the ground and are therefore relatively cool. Outside: The fenced pool with spacious plage is directly in front of the house. 16 sun-loungers and 2 parasols. An attractive arbor with honey-suckle and wisteria provides a shaded eating area for 16. Large BBQ. 100m walk to tennis court, boules court and croquet lawn (shared). The hidden valley of 15 acres provides 9 short-hole golf course (second year), and football practice ground in beautiful shaded setting. (Shared) Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen included. Change of linen and towels at extra charge. Optional maid service. Chef available, also 9-seater VW minivan with airport pick-up/delivery (saves an hour), 4-seater Canadian Canoes, bicycles - all to rent Other: Sophisticated but traditional kitchen, with twin dishwashers, American Fridge, large professional refrigerator, double oven, microwave etc. 8 good sized en-suite bedrooms on ground floor.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Stunning villa in lovely grounds

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully restored villa with a huge open plan upstairs salon which they use for annual music festivals , well-kitted out kitchen, decent-sized ensuite bedrooms and fenced pool with grounds. The owner was quick to respond to our requests eg fitting a lock to the pool fence gate, and the place was clearly a labour of love for him. We all had an highly enjoyable stay and our young children loved the space to run around in and the pool.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous property for large family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

My family & myself had a fantastic time when we stayed at La Musique. 17 of us spent a week here. Ian, the owner was very pleasant & helpful at all times. Ages ranged from 3 yrs to 74 yrs.

The house was large, well equipped & clean. All the bedrooms were en suite and a good size . Plenty of towels were supplied (no need to bring any) & we had use of the laundry room. A fabulous home cinema system is in the sitting room, we took our media player so the kids could chill & watch their favourite film before bedtime. Plenty of sofa's & chairs for everyone. Teenagers loved the snooker table. Also tennis court, football field.

Outside there was a lovely fenced pool, which had enough sun loungers for all. There is also a few tables outside, next to the bar-b-que area, lovely to sit at with meal & a glass of wine! Large grass area in front of the house, which the children could run on & let off steam.

Gensac is the little village close to La Musique, we walked to it a few times, lovely stroll on relatively quiet road, surrounded by vineyards which took around 20 minutes. There is a supermarket & 2 restaurants. It is small, friendly & typically French. Due to the location of the house, I would recommend hiring transport. We hired a people carrier from Ian the owner.

I would highly recommend this property if you want a quiet, relaxing break...the countryside surrounding the house is beautiful. It was perfect for our family as we wanted "good old family time together" not pubs & clubs!

The only thing I would say is a slight negative about the house is that some of the upstairs windows open wide, there is a wrought iron bar across but its rather low.......I never left them open if our 3 year old was running around & I was in the kitchen, as some radiators are below windows for kids to climb on. However, this said its common sense & can be a problem wherever you go

To finish, it was a super holiday....something for.everyone & we all had a fantastic time!


Lanark (Scotland)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa is absolutely right, the first person to point this out in 14 years. The security bars (2) have been installed with the lower at ground level, instead of 30cms higher to create the safe barrier. The correct installation will be done early September. Thank you Lisa!
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A great place to stay in the Bordeaux wine region

  • 5 of 5

This villa has everything it says on the tin. It is a beautiful old property modernised to the highest of standards. It is clean with all of the needs for self catering provided, and has lovely living and sleeping quarters. The owner "Ian" is a real gentleman who goes out of his way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The little town "Gensac" is in walking distance of the Villa and has two lovely restaurant's that provide great food and wine at a very reasonable cost. Ian can obtain and provide a good selection of local wines and a reasonable cost, as you are located in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region. If you are thinking of holidaying around Bordeaux this is a lovely place to stay. 13 of us stayed at La Musique some young and some not so young and we had a great time. I intend to return in the future for a family occasion. Frank Kelly

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity packed holiday in beautiful area

  • 4 of 5

This was our second holiday at La Musique and overall it didn't disappoint. The house is really well designed and laid out for a group holiday, in our case a multi generation family get together. There are plenty of activities, both indoor and outdoor. The swimming pool, tennis court and pool table were well used, and we enjoyed football and golf, albeit on very rough ground! The huge main living space works really well, and the surrounding area is beautiful with a number of options for sightseeing and activities in the area, including wine tasting, kayaking and horse riding. We did find the kitchen in need of a bit of a refresh, the freezer doesn't work and one of the dishwashers didn't clean well. More outside lighting would have been useful. There were a few other niggles but they didn't detract from a wonderful holiday. Ian was very helpful whilst we were there, although slow to respond to information requests in advance of our holiday. We would not hesitate to recommend the property for a group or family holiday. Our previous stay was over Christmas and New Year and it was fantastic at that time of year too.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the first review less than 5 stars ever! Certainly things to act on. I was not aware of the dish-washer problem which is a simple matter (blocked arms), the American fridge/freezer was replaced with a new Samsung the following week. This follows our policy of addressing problems when we are informed of them, as quickly as we can. However "Rough ground" for the football field and golf course could give an excessively negative perspective, particulary for the latter, (which is designed for pitching, not putting). Certainly not Old Trafford and St.Andrews, but fit for purpose of having fun, surfaces are flat, grassed and kept cut.
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Henley on Thames

Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had 32 people adults and children spend 7 great days at the two Chateaus. Facilities are excellent: bedrooms all en suite, large common rooms, 2 swimming pools, tennis court. great wines and vineyards nearby, wifi great, super cycling,

Owner is very helpful!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fanstatic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location with easy access to the surrounding wine region. Great house and Ian is a wonderful host , nothing is too much trouble for him to organise from wine tasting to recommending good restaurants. He supplied a chef for the first evening meal and it was superb. The house is modern and comfortable, a home from home, we will be returning in the future and would recommend to everybody.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
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27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
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15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
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30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
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28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
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23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £336.88

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.

Changeover Day:
Saturday in peak season, flexible otherwise - and sometimes in peak season due to high air-fares on Saturday. Departure normally 10pm, arrival 5pm if prior/post occupancy, flexible otherwise.

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.
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