|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Designed to provide lots of space for larger groups of up to 8 people.
Entrance through triple south facing glazed doors to double height lounge/mezzanine, dining and kitchen area with large wood burning stove and open fire. Additional all year round dining in covered loggia with wood fired oven. Patio doors to private garden. Large downstairs bedroom and family bathroom and separate WC. Stairs leading to large mezzanine area with additional lounge area, plus twin bedroom and 2 large double bedrooms and further bathroom. With a large fireplace, 200 yr old exposed beams, terracotta floors and furnished classically and sympathetically with antique French and English furniture and original artworks and prints. Free, fast and unlimited WIFI is included.
Domaine Saladry is a 200 year old traditional French farmhouse 20 mins from Carcassonne airport and centre. 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 or alongside the Canal du Midi. Attractions within approx. 1 hour of the Domaine: the Mediterranean coast, Cathar castles, Ancient villages, the Pyrenees, Andorra, the ski resorts of the Ariege, and much more.
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; or the beautiful Mediterranean beaches can be easily reached. 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
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.
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.
Le gîte "Les Acacias" est très bien équipé, spacieux et très propre ; nous avons particulièrement apprécié la chaleur du poêle à bois, la superficie des pièces, le grand air et l'environnement champêtre.
Enfin un grand merci à Vickie et à son mari pour leur acceuil très chalereux et leur grande disponibilité.
A très bientôt certainement;
We had a wonderful stay at Les Acacias which is in a beautiful spot and immaculately maintained with lovely grounds. The property is stylish and comfortable with king size beds and plenty of space, in fact we had difficulty choosing between the bedrooms! We found the supermarket at Bram really convenient, it's just a short drive away and had everything you need, plus the centre of Bram has local shops and a food market mid week. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend.
Les Acacias is really a very spacious and tastefully decorated accomodation. We have spend four nights there as a family with two small kids and the grandparents and loved it very much. Domaine Saladry is a real paradise for the whole familiy which offers fantastic views from the grounds as well as even from the window in the kitchen. The pool is just amazing, clean, well maintained and also with a great view.
The welcome was very friendly we felt comfortable from the first second. Vickie and Neil are lovely people and great hosts. We would definitely recommend this accomodation and if we will ever come back to this part of France we would be very happy to stay there again.
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Review #14932152 “3 Stylish Gites With Large Pool Near Carcassonne”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The grounds of this property are lovely with lots of space to wander around and for children to play safely. The views from all aspects are wonderful. The pool is much bigger than most holiday properties have and is enclosed, again with fantastic views. There are lots of games available which is great for entertaining a mixed age group with something for everyone. The owners are very helpful and kindly recommended places to visit. Carcassonne is a must to visit, we went twice during our stay, the first time it was raining but we still enjoyed visiting this beautiful place. The second time we also took a boat trip which Vicki recommended which we all enjoyed. There are lots of small towns worth a visits in the area and also further afield. It's a lovely area of rural France. It is a fair bit out of the village and quite a walk to go to collect bread so we drove down. The actual village is very small with only one restaurant which offered pretty average food. We hired bikes from the owners at a very reasonable rate but be prepared , you need to leave a deposit which considering we had already given a deposit ofon arrival in case of damages to the property, we thought this was a bit excessive. We hired the bikes twice and really enjoyed the rides along the canal du Midi.A teapot would have been welcome for us Brits and the knives could do with being a bit sharper, apart from this the gite is very well equipped. We were a large party staying and the addition of a dishwasher would have been great and as I have one at home I found this to be a real chore whilst on holiday. Little touches like having enough loo roll to last a couple of days and some soap in the bathrooms for hand washing would also add value. It would be helpful to know that guests need to bring swimming towels as we had to buy some whilst we were there, maybe I missed seeing this on the websi
My family and I travelled to the Languedoc region for a week’s holiday and booked Neil and Vicky's gite based on the ample photo's provided and information supplied by the couple.
On arrival everything was not only as described and photographed but more...a welcoming bottle of wine, a tour around the house and gardens, lots of local information ptovided about markets, restaurants, towns and vineyards to visit. They couldn’t have been more helpful.
The house is very tastefully done, keeping with the original farmhouse feel yet brand new bathrooms, kitchen, etc.
The swimming pool is spectacular with views over the Pyrenes. There is an outdoor games area with pool table, darts, foosball, as well as seating to relaxing away from the heat of the sun, with a kir of course!!
We picked pears, apples and figs for breakfast from the many trees around the property.
We also had the opportunity to rent bikes from the Neil and cycled along the Canal du Midi, only 5 minutes cycle away from the house.
All in all it was a fantastic holiday and we couldn't feel more indebted to Neil and Vicky for making our stay unforgettable.
I would highly recommend this property, and already have, and hope to return some day.
nous avons loué 2 gîtes pour passer le réveillon de fin d'année. Nous sommes restés 4 jours et avons passé un merveilleux moment au calme.
Les propriétaires, Vickie et Neil, sont très charmants, accueillants, gentils et attentionnés (à notre arrivée il y avait un petit panier plein de surprises pour chaque gîte et un sapin de noël bien décoré).
Les gîtes (les acacias et les pins) sont confortables, propres et spacieux.
De plus ils sont bien équipés, même s'il manque un lave vaisselle (ce qui peut faire défaut si on est 10 pour plusieurs jours) et un micro onde (nos hôtes nous ont quand même gentillement prêtés le leur !).
C'est vraiment une bonne adresse pour se reposer, profiter de la piscine et de la vue, découvrir Carcassonne et les châteaux cathares de la région.
Merci à Vickie et à Niel pour leur hospitalité!
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.
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
10 hour drive from Eurotunnel Calais.
50 mins drive from Toulouse Airport
20 mins drive from Carcassonne Airport
Use of car is recommended
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
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)