Rated a 4 stars (Etoile de france) Domaine Saladry is more than 200 years old, a traditional French farmhouse 20 mins from Carcassonne airport and centre and 45mins from Toulouse. It has been renovated to provide 2, 3, and 4 bedroom gites offering stylish accommodation for up to 18 people. Surrounded by mature landscaped gardens with a new 14 x 7 metre pool, sun terraces and fully equipped pool house. The Domaine is located in the Aude valley close to Carcassonne and next to the Canal du Midi at Villepinte and can be easily accessed from Autoroute A61(J22), Carcassone Airport (20 minutes) and Toulouse airport (50 mins). Each Gite has access to dining areas in the grounds with gas fired BBQ's. We have a large shaded hanger (170m2) with games including table tennis, giant jenga, darts and bar football, this space is also great for an evening aperitif!. There are Children’s swings; and benches to relax in the grounds to enjoy the spectacular views of the Pyrenees and Black Mountains. Bikes are available for a ride in the local countryside; through the vineyards and sunflowers or alongside the Canal du Midi. Many attractions within approx. 1 hour: the Mediterranean coast, Cathar castles, Medieval villages, the Pyrenees, Andorra, the ski resorts of the Ariege, and much more.
- Cottage1291 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 3 nights
FR21773 Domaine Saladry
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 22, 2018
About Neil Malyon
The Domaine has been lovingly restored to provide three stylish and comfortable gites. Each gite offers very spacious accommodation. The grounds surrounding the Domaine are tranquil and offer wonderful views of the surrounding wildlife, countryside and mountains. There are many interesting places to visit in the surrounding area; including the beautiful Mediterranean beaches. This is our first venture into running a holiday rental business and we want all of our guests to love the Domaine as much as we do. We welcome any feedback that will make stays more enjoyable for future guests.
Neil Malyon purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Neil Malyon chose Arrondissement of Carcassonne
We purchased the Domaine in December 2012 after doing some holiday inspired house viewing in the Aude Valley. Having spent 15 years holidaying in France we came to; and really fell in love with the Aude valley as it offers countryside, mountains and beaches all within easy access. The Aude valley offers all the benefits of the climate in the South of France but is still very peaceful and traditional. The Domaine nestles in farmland but is very close to the road network which gives access to all that the Languedoc has to offer. The famous canal du midi is only a 0.6 km easy walk from the Domaine.
What makes this Cottage unique
We live at Domaine Saladry alongside our guests and are on hand to offer advice, information and maps to anyone staying or can respectfully provide guests peace and quiet if required. We have an 8 seater VW Transporter and are happy to drop off/pick up guests on request and by arrangement. The mature grounds offer a very tranquil place for visitors, the views are outstanding and the pool complex has been specifically designed for relaxation and enjoyment for all age groups. We have many repeat visitors and guests that visit based upon recommendation.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Amazing location and perfect place to stay
We stayed in a beautiful 2 bedroom luxury Gite at Domaine Saladry in June 2017. The location is amazing, lying by the swimming pool looking out across the mountains with only the sound of birds is the perfect way to unwind after the normal rushing around of every day life. Loads to do in the area, stroll around Carcassonne castle or cycle along the canal stopping for an occasional glass of wine whilst watching the boats go by. Enjoyed so much have already planned and booked my next stay later this year, a must for everyone travelling to this area.
Many thanks Julie for a great review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to seeing you later in the year.
Neil and Vickie
This was our second visit to Domaine Saladry and it hit the mark yet again! It combines charm with luxury in a stunning location, including impressive views of the Pyrenees. The massive pool, the grounds and the facilities are immaculate and we were happy to spend days unwinding and relaxing onsite. We explored some local towns, villages and markets and enjoyed a cycle along the Canal du Midi. Vickie and Neil are very genuine, friendly, kind and competent hosts, we highly recommend this little piece of paradise and hope to return soon!
Vickie and Neil are very friendly and professional. They have created a comfortable, charming and stylish home from home. We really enjoyed the large clean pool, the games area and the highlight was our cycle along the Canal du Midi. The property is calm and peaceful although close enough for shopping, restaurants and local tourist attractions. The two cute cats, Woodie and Smokey were a bonus! I would highly recommend this property.
Family holiday in Saladry
We went with our son, daughter in law and one year old grandson for a one week break between Toulouse and Carcassone. A lovely gite was our perfect base for the holiday. The owners Neil and Vickie were excellent hosts and did everything they could to help us have a thoroughly enjoyable stay.
Thank you for reviewing your stay at Les Pins, Domaine Saladry. It's great you enjoyed your stay with us; even the weather was good! We'd love to welcome you back; should you choose to visit the region again.
Vickie & Neil
Que de jolies surprises dans ce gite spacieux !
En 1er lieu, je me dois de parler de l'accueil : exceptionnel et chaleureux.
Ensuite du gite : de grandes pièces, très propres, avec une cheminée qui fonctionne à merveille.
Et après être arrivés dans la soirée, nous avons été sidérés le lendemain de découvrir face à nous la chaîne des Pyrénées enneigée, magnifique.
Les enfants (7 à 14 ans) se sont précipités dans le jardin pour profiter des jeux extérieurs mis à notre disposition (balançoires, ping-pong, badmington, fléchettes,...). Au moment de partir à la fin de notre week end, cela a été un déchirement tant les enfants s'étaient imaginés que nous étions en vacances.
Merci à Vicky et Neil. A bientôt
Merci pour vos mots gentils.
Nous aimerions que vous restiez au Domaine Saladry à nouveau si vous venez dans cette région encore!
A rural gem
We stayed in Les Cypres. It was a class above what I'd previously thought of as a typical gite - comfortable, well-equipped, and well furnished, with a tasteful blend of traditional and modern. The grounds are spacious, with amazing views all round and the outdoor facilities are excellent. Neil and Vickie are helpful and welcoming hosts who are justifiably proud of what they have achieved, and deserve great success.
Villepinte is a great centre for touring, with heathland, coast, mountains and coast all reachable, and all worth visiting, and the great city of Toulouse is just down the autoroute, with Albi not much further.
There are plenty of restaurants within driving distance, but you must visit the wonderful food market at Revel - the best small town market I have ever seen.
Thank you for taking time to review your stay at Domaine Saladry, and thank you also for your very positive feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time in the Aude, and of course if you ever choose to come back; then we would love to welcome you back to Saladry.
Neil & Vickie
Special interest holidays: For cyclists, walkers, and nature lovers the Domaine offers access to walking and cycling for all abilities in the surrounding countryside and hills, or alongside the Canal du Midi. For those more experienced cyclists you may ride on roads or mountains used in the Tour de France. There are numerous lakes in the Black Mountains where you can swim or hire boats. We have a VW Transporter with 8 seats and will be happy to drop off/collect guests and bikes. We are also able to provide wine tours in the Corbieres, Minervois and Limoux AOC wine regions - Please contact us to discuss further. Coast/Beach: 1 hour drive to Mediterranean beaches. Nearest beach Gruissan plage. 20 minutes to Lac St. Ferriol in the Black Mountains with beach areas and waterspouts facilities Travel: 10 hour drive from Eurotunnel Calais. 50 mins drive from Toulouse Airport 20 mins drive from Carcassonne Airport Use of car is recommended Distances: 0.6 km from Canal stop at Villepinte. 1.5 km to Villepinte village and local convenience shop/bakery 5 km to Bram 25 km to Carcassonne world heritage site Further Details: Restaurant and Bar in Villepinte - Les deux Acacias Reasonably priced fuel in Villepinte with supermarket with fresh bread (1.5 km away) open 8am to 8pm daily Large supermarkets located next to each motorway junction (5 km and 10 km away) Local market Wednesday morning and ATM in Bram (5 km away)
Booking Notes: Booking via website 25% deposit required upon booking Full balance of payment due 8 weeks before arrival Euro 150 deposit taken, fully refunded within 1 week if property left as found More flexibility on arrival and departure times and length of stay outside of high season Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday Arrivals from 4pm Departures by 10am More flexibility will be available on request and dependant on other bookings Notes on prices: Outside of the high season rentals rentals shorter than 1 week will be available on request based on availability. Please enquire about longer term rental outside of the high season.