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Summary Le Faure Manor House is a gracious 18th century Maison de Maître restored in 2000. With 9 bedrooms, all with facilities, it sleeps 18. A securitised private swimming pool, table tennis and access to a wide range of sporting facilities including tennis, croquet, boules and a football field complete the picture. It is two kms from the ancient village of Gensac with bars, restaurants and essential services. 25 minutes from the beautiful medieval wine town of Saint-Emilion and 15 minutes from either Castillon-la-Bataille or Sainte-Foy-la-Grande. Riding, golf, canoeing, fishing are all nearby. The Le Faure Manor House has welcomed guests from all over the world including France, Spain, the UK, Australia, the US and Canada.
The Setting Le Faure is an elegant manor house with origins in the 17th century, completed in 1793, and in one family’s ownership until 1999 when we bought it. Le Faure is approached by a long private drive. It is set in 14 acres of land, and has a large terrace and great views over its valley, with its lake and a great array of birds, plus the occasional deer and wild boar. The pool area is fenced off and is a sun trap. A barbecue, sun loungers, parasols and tables for outdoor dining are provided.are a tennis. The Manor House is the grand dame of the Chateau du Faure estate and is surrounded by beautiful undulating wine-growing countryside, creating great tranquillity and privacy.
Accommodation A tasteful restoration has been carried out, retaining the ‘time-warp of the 19th century’ character where practical, but discretely adding the requirements of 21st century living. The entrance to the house is directly from the terrace into the hall, which looks onto the large enclosed courtyard. Stairs lead down into the large wine cellar, hewn out of rock, under the house. It is a great place for evening wine tastings. The salon has beautiful built in antique armoires and enjoys a triple aspect view over the valley, gardens and courtyard. It is tastefully furnished with antique and modern furniture, large sofas and armchairs and is equipped with wide screen TV, CD/DVD system and Wifi. To the other side of the foyer is the beautiful dining room featuring an antique cherrywood table that seats 18. Built-in antique armoires and the original fireplace add warmth and elegance to the room. Beyond the dining room is an impressive, stone-walled vaulted kitchen with many of its original features in place including an ancient stone working fireplace. The fully equipped kitchen includes a large gas/electric stove, American fridge-freezer, second fridge, microwave, two dishwashers, double sink, plus plenty of workspace. Doors from the kitchen lead onto the terrace. There is a laundry room with washer and dryer that also houses the central heating system. There is an energy charge for heat/logs throughout the year. Housecleaning, linen-change, babysitting, a chef are available as optional extras at separate cost upon request.
Sleeping Accommodation A winding staircase provides access to 5 bedrooms (4 doubles, 1 twin) on the first floor and one double and two twin-bedded rooms on the second floor. There is one double-bedded room on the ground floor with an adjacent large shower room to accommodate guests with mobility difficulty. All rooms are tastefully decorated with antique and modern furniture and designed for comfortable holiday living. There are nine modern and fully equipped bathrooms or shower rooms. All but three rooms are en-suite. Each room offers beautiful views either over the valley or the courtyard. There is a small sitting area on the second floor. All linen and towels are supplied. Pets are welcomed with permission.
By Adam And Louise on 23-Sep-2018
San Francisco, where we live is hard to beat. L'Orangerie is an even more amazing place to chill.........these 16 Californians are coming back.
Le Faure Manor House
By Carol And Matt on 15-Aug-2018
Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary here with some of our closest friends and wine buffs. .....a charming house designed for convivial moments and wonderful memories.
By Penny And John on 07-Jul-2018
.....kids did not leave the pool....a few egos bruised at the tennis court.....walks through the vineyards.....nothing could be better.
Le Faure Manor House
By Ian And Pat on 10-Jun-2018
........this place is the perfect reason why we all still escape to France
By Valerie Et Nicolas on 25-May-2018
....we only live 300 miles away but this is our second year here to celerbrate our family for a long weekend. Maison magnifque. Un sejour formidable.
By Jacob And Sarah on 04-Oct-2017
We and 14 friends all came from Israel to celebrate our 60th birthdays.....what a fabulous place. .......the group voted this the best accommodation we have ever had in France.
Le Faure Manor House
By Alice And Roger on 22-Jul-2017
This is one delightful house, full of character and charm, well equipped in a wonderful setting. Lord of the Manor for one week. Our family had the best holiday
By Leif on 03-Jun-2017
We came from Norway to celebrate our Mother's/Grandmother's 70th birthday and we could not have hoped for a better place to stay. The kids loved the pool, the cooks loved the kitchen.....a huge success.