Stylishly designed, Le Sarrail is set amongst the vineyards of the ‘Malpere’, a beautiful wine growing area in the south of France. The 75% re-book rate confirms that Le Sarrail is Perfect for families, along with the mid-century classic furniture pieces, polished concrete surfaces, top of the range appliances, luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets, WIFI and IPod docks, you will find books, games, a long list of nursery gear, a host of toys, trampoline and funky log-cabin playhouse, games room & more. Enjoy the privacy and pleasures of renting a beautiful self-contained house while at the same time taking advantage of hotel style services - anything can be arranged for you; delicious French catering when required, massage, bike hire/tours, flying over the cathar castles, horse-riding, wine-tasting and more. A tranquil setting, yet only 20 minutes from the bustling fortified market town of Carcassonne with its famous medieval castle 'La Cité', markets, pavement cafés, shops & restaurants.
The open-plan layout gives Maison Olive a light, airy, almost 'beach house' feel, and with 2 bedrooms it can accommodate up to 4 people. It has a lovely high ceilinged fully equipped kitchen, dining area opening onto a very large private terrace and a cosy lounge area with wood burning stove.
Upstairs at the front of the house is a sunny master bedroom with ensuite shower room, it has large French windows with wrought iron balustrade overlooking the lawn, countryside and mountains beyond. At the rear of the house is a twin room and separate bathroom.
The shaded sun terrace is furnished with dining table and six chairs, sun loungers and gas BBQ.
What a gem you have here! We've only just scratched the surface of exploring this area so look forward to staying here again next year. You should be so pleased with your set-up - lucky for us it exists! Thank you so much for all the tips and arranging things for us - see you soon...
Smith-Bingham - Middlesex
By far the nicest holiday home we ever rented. Thanks for a wonderful week, the twins loved it and so did we - we will come back!
De Nys family - Antwerp, Belgium
Le Sarrail really is a 'home from home' (as long as home is luxurious, tranquil and has a lot to offer!) We've been really well taken care of with fantastic service. The experience here is one that I will be strongly recommending to others, with massages, the option of food delivered and a really well equipped home - thanks for a real break. See you in a few months!
Sam - London
The beautiful wide sandy Mediterranean beaches can be reached in 1 hour by car. Narbonne & Gruissan, with its little chalets on stilts also has a charming old town filled will seafood restaurants and pavement cafés, while a little further south near the Spanish border is Collioure, a picturesque old fishing port. The coastal town of Sète famous for its oyster beds is a must to visit and during the summer months boat-jousting tournaments are held here.
15 mins from Carcassonne airport - Ryanair
1 hr from Toulouse airport - British Airways, Easyjet, Flybe, KLM, Alitalia, Air France, Lufthansa
1 ½ hrs from Perpignan airport - Flybe
1 ½ hrs from Montpellier airport - Easyjet, Ryanair
Car Hire is essential at Le Sarrail - try Europcar, Avis or Hertz
By Road & ferry - Le Sarrail is around 9 hours drive from Calais
By car & rail TGV -Avignon, Narbonne, Carcassonne, Toulouse
Detailed directions will be sent at time of booking
5 minutes by car from local village Montréal (all amenities)
15 - 20 minutes by car from nearest town Caracassonne & Unesco site 'La Cité'
The Pyrénees mountains & Cathar castles are all visitable within 1-2 hours by car
10 minutes by car to Unesco site 'canal du midi' for walks, cycling or boating
Pretty medieval market town Mirepoix is 25 minutes drive
The tall forests & lakes of the Black Mountains are 1/2 hr by car
40 minutes by car to the stunning Abbaye de Fontfroide
The local picturesque village of Montréal is 5 minutes by car, there you will find all amenities; supermarket, bank, baker, butcher, tabac, Auberge restaurant, doctor & pharmacy. The village also has swimming pools, tennis courts, children's playground & a lake.
Carcassonne (20 minutes by car) has a wonderful market in its central town square, many shops, restaurants, bars & pavement cafés. The surrounding towns also have markets on most days offering wonderful fresh French produce.