Superb Manor House in the Aude amongst vineyards & sunflowers, 10 min from Carcassonne – sleeps 8-10
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Welcome to Domaine des Pins, an exceptional holiday home set amongst vineyards and sunflower fields in a small charming village in Bouilhonnac, in the Aude department of Languedoc-Roussillon. The spacious and elegant mansion is the ideal getaway for those seeking a peaceful retreat, but with Carcassonne only 10 minutes away and the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean Sea at 40 minutes, its location offers something for everyone.
Cycle along the sunflowers and vineyards to the nearest restaurant along the Canal du Midi, or take a short drive to the nearest lake for a swim or picnic. Visit the nearby Cathar Castles, attend the operas and music concerts in Carcassonne, or sample world-class dining - there are 10 Michelin starred chefs in the area.
The manor house is luxuriously appointed with stylish furnishings, and there is an enchanting stone-walled garden, perfect for dining al fresco or listening to the bird song over breakfast.
The ground floor has antique marble flooring, a large, sunny kitchen with a dining table and a sofa plus a lounge with a fireplace, and there is also a separate lavatory.
There are five beautiful bedrooms:
On the second floor you’ll find a large and comfortable drawing room with a flat-screen TV and study desk, and leading off from it is The Baptistry Bedroom: A romantic, large, sunny bedroom with a king-sized sleigh bed, an ensuite bathroom with a shower and a ball & claw bath.
On the third floor is the Raspberry French toile wallpapered Bedroom, a large bedroom with either a double bed or two 3/4 beds (please specify your preference), and an ensuite bathroom with a shower.
Also on the third floor is the 3 Angels Bedroom, a huge, breezy and luxuriously appointed room with a ball & claw bath, ensuite bathroom, emperor-sized bed and views of the Pyrenees.
Finally, the third-floor Knight's Bedroom sports two single beds, and the shared bathroom sports a shower and WC. The house is ideal for two families (i.e. 2 couples each with 2+ children) or a couple, two grand-parents and 4+ children. Please advise if additional beds are required - a 5th bedroom with an ensuite can be opened up if necesssary.
The owner, Chef Nicholas, is contracted with various chateaux, and menus are available for your selection. Take the stress out of your journey and ask for catering on the day of arrival, or food shopping and fridge stocking.
For wine lovers, Domaine des Pins (which hosts international wine fairs) can offer you a wine tasting session one evening by prior arrangement, or alternatively arrange an accompanied wine visit to a number of estates. -Why not sample the best food, wine and chocolate from our region with a gourmet hamper from Domaine des Pins!
End cleaning, linen and towels are all included in the rental price.
There is public parking nearby, smoking is allowed outside only and pets can be welcome on request.
With an enviable location just 10 minutes from Carcassonne and La Cité, situated on the famous Canal du Midi, there are so many things to do and see near this incredible mansion. Swimming Lakes (8kms), Accrobranche (8kms), Beaches (40kms), Carcassonne (8kms), White Water Rafting (10kms), Rock pools and waterfalls (10kms), Canal du Midi (1.6kms)
Besides visiting the historic city of Carcassonne, La Cité (A UNESCO world heritage site), there are plenty of activities and places of interest to keep you entertained. Hire a bike 3 minutes from the house, cycle or hike along the Canal du Midi, hit Carcassonne’s 18 hole golf course, play tennis or take a 1-hour drive to the slopes of the Pyrenées.
10 minutes away you’ll find Carcassonne Plage, a scrupulously clean pebbled beach, and Lac de Cavayere, home to an abundance of wildlife and perfect for families (a picnic basket can be prepared on request).
A must-see is the fresh produce market held every Saturday in the famous Place de Carnot, where you can buy and sample a gourmand selection of cheese, fresh fish, olives, salami, fruits and vegetables, or take it all in from one of the outside cafe tables.
- Parking - on-street
- Ironing board
- DVD player
- I-Pod station
- High-speed Internet
- Coffee maker
- Water kettle
- Kitchen utensils provided
- Private Garden
- BBQ Grill
- Fireplace - Wood
- Separate WC
- Smoking allowed outside
- Water sports
- Mountain biking
- Horseback riding