La Grange


La Grange is a large 6 bedroom/6 bathroom restored chai with superb views over a valley and vineyards from its two large vaulted/beamed upstairs reception rooms. It is 4kms from the market town of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande. Bergerac Airport is 25 minutes away, Bordeaux airport 60 minutes. The glorious wine town of Saint-Emilion is 35 minutes away. Wifi and home cinema, plus a wide range of optional services. Use of a tennis court can be arranged and riding, golf, canoeing, fishing are all nearby.

The Setting

La Grange is a substantial redevelopment of the wine chai of its neighbour Thébot, from which it is totally screened and independent. It sits on the cusp of a hill facing southwards and is reached by a lane that goes on to the Château Thébot wine chai. The swimming pool (10m by 5m) is situated in front of the house, across a small lane, and is right alongside the vines, providing glorious uninterrupted views. Tables, chairs, parasols and a bbq are provided for a perfect outdoor dining experience, and table tennis is available. There is parking for six cars.


A grand stone staircase leads to the kitchen and living rooms. The kitchen has attractive oak units, electric/halogen stove, twin electric ovens, extractor, dishwasher, microwave and an American fridge with ice-maker. Coffee maker, toaster, and plenty of tableware are part of a well-stocked kitchen. The appliances are stainless steel, the worktop granite. The top of the stairs is dominated by the wall-to-wall picture window with sliding doors which provide access to the 15 ft. balcony which has a table and chairs. Both the landing and hall are bathed with light with marvellous views southwards.

There are two large sitting rooms (dining and salon, 38ft by 30ft average) on either side of the house. Both rooms are characterized by vaulted ceilings, oak beams, stone walls and huge open fireplaces, giving you glowing fires on winter nights. Full-length double window french doors, equipped with safety railings, provide spectacular views southwards over the garden and valley. The rooms are tastefully furnished with modern and antique furniture, large sofas and armchairs. A large dining table sits 12 comfortably in the dining salon, which has additional sofas and a large desk. There is a 10ft by 6ft large screen cinema system with DVD player and free-to-air satellite channels, for film, TV and music enjoyment in the other salon. There are large bookcases in each.

Behind and underneath the staircase is the wine cellar, approached by a helicoidal staircase, which is ideal for wine-tasting by candlelight. A laundry room contains the central-heating and washing machine and drier.

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