The Sainte Foy La Grande Residence

sainte-foy-la-grande, gironde
5 bedroom - 4 bath
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€300 - €400 per night (EUR)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 15
4 king
1 sofa bed (double)
2 bunk bed
1 twin / single
Crib
sleeps 1
1 travel crib

Perks for the Parents

This classic French manor house with a pool is ideal for a multi-family trip, complete with a bunk room for kids and multiple terraces where you can relax in the sun. It suits 2-4 families with plenty of space to spread out and enjoy time together or apart. While someone is firing up the barbecue, others can enjoy a pre-dinner drink on the terrace with beautiful views over the hills. On cooler days, there are lots of sitting areas inside with a sitting room and study downstairs plus a further sitting room upstairs with English-speaking TV channels. For cozy winter evenings, there are 4 wood burning stoves and a range of board games and baby foot. Further treats for parents include the local Saturday market in Sainte Foy La Grande, and the wine area of St-Emilion, a half hour drive away. Canoeing down the Dordogne as a family is also fun: a number of local companies provide guided tours or simply take you upstream so that you can gentle paddle back and enjoy the scenery.

Why Kids Love it

The house and gardens are great for children of all ages. Toddlers will enjoy pottering around the garden, exploring the various woodlands and glades, while older children will love the pool and can play soccer, table tennis, croquet, boules, cricket, tennis and more (with equipment provided). Children can roam free for hours. Inside, there are plenty of board games, and there is space to play hide-and-seek. There is a dedicated children’s bedroom for up to 7 children, set up with 2 bunkbeds, 1 twin bed and 2 trundles, plus an ensuite shower room. For younger children, the master bedroom has a standalone bath that is fun for bathtime, and there are 2 further family bathrooms with tubs. There is a playground in Sainte Foy.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 4 days most of the year, 7 nights from 30 June-1 September. The pool is fenced and the upstairs windows have safety locks. A travel crib and high chair can be provided - please request on booking. There is 1 ungated flight of stairs in the property. Car rental is recommended for this area.

About the Location

The residence is a 10-minute drive to Sainte Foy La Grande in the Gironde area of France, near the Dordogne River. The closest airport is in Bergerac, around 30 minutes away by car, while Bordeaux airport is 1 hour 15 minutes away. Nearby attractions include the market at Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Saturday 8am - 1pm). There are other markets in and around the area throughout the week - details are provided in the house manual. During the summer, there is also a night market at Sainte-Foy every Thursday. The UNESCO World Heritage Site St Émilion is a 30-minute drive (or short train ride) away and makes a great day trip. Saint-Émilion is one of the principal red wine areas of Bordeaux along with the Médoc, Graves and Pomerol. The castle at Duras (20 minutes’ drive) also makes for a fascinating and family-friendly excursion.

Accommodation Details

This 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom manor house has a private fenced pool and tennis court and is set amongst the vines next to Sainte-Foy-La Grande. The house sits in mature grounds of approximately 6 acres. The kitchen is well equipped with a blender, coffee machine and more, and has a family-sized dining area. There are multiple lounge areas, and family bathrooms that include tubs and showers. The bunk room has an ensuite shower room and toilet, while 2 of the double bedrooms share a bathroom and 2 have ensuite bathrooms. Various terraces are perfect for pre-dinner drinks and al fresco dining and a gas barbecue and equipment are provided. All 5 guest bedrooms are large; 4 have kingsize beds, and the other is set up as a children’s bedroom with 2 bunk beds, 2 trundle beds and a twin bed.

Style Notes

French Fancy. The house is beautifully decorated in a classic style in keeping with the age of the house, with plenty of modern accents. Throughout the house, there are exposed wooden floorboards, tiles and brickwork accentuating the character of the house. All the bedrooms are light and airy with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and vines. Beds are made up with Egyptian cotton sheets and towels for a luxury touch. The farmhouse-style kitchen is the centre of the house, with a large stone fireplace and wood burning stove, plus access to the outside dining terrace. We love the kids bunk room - fun will be prioritized over sleep, but that’s vacations for you - along with the sunny terraces and character-packed interior.

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Anna L.
Member since March 15, 2018
Anna and her husband Charlie are British born and both based full time in the UAE. They have 2 young children who love spending time at the house.

Sainte-Foy-La-Grande, Gironde

Lazy days by the river

On the south bank of the Dordogne river, Sainte Foy La Grande is a pretty medieval town with a weekly market and a small river beach ideal for young children. Take boat trips down the river, hire bikes and cycle through the countryside, and enjoy the local Saint-Emilion wine.