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May/June offers Nr. Carcassone 3 beautiful Gites with 360deg views & large pool - Les Acacias - 4 Beds sleeps 8

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,314 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Les Acacias - 4 Beds sleeps 8

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.

About the property

FR21773 Domaine Salary

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.

Property Manager
Neil Malyon
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

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; 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

Why Neil Malyon chose Castelnaudary area

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.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Booking via website
30% deposit required upon booking
Full balance of payment due 8 weeks before arrival
Euro 300 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.


Villepinte Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2314 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs toilet / shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Downstairs family bathroom
  • Large downstairs family bathroom with walk in shower with 'Grohe' thermostatic shower controls. Large roll-top bath with shower attachment, twin sinks and mirrors, large heated towel rail and hotel quality towels, separate WC. Upstairs shower and toilet, shower enclosure with 'Grohe' thermostatic shower controls, WC, sink and mirror, large heated towel rail and hotel quality towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs king size bed - north facing
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs king size bed - south facing
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs king size bed with seating for 2 - South facing
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs twin beds - north facing
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: All accommodation has been totally renovated during autumn/winter 2013/2014 to offer traditional French style with modern comfort. WIFI to all Gites and good 3G signal Hair Dryers in all Gites High-chairs and cots are available on request. Additional beds are available on request. Outside: The Domaine is set in 7.5 acres, much of it landscaped with mature trees and an orchard. There are secluded eating areas and BBQ's available for guests to dine al fresco. The grounds offer spectacular views of the Black Mountains to the north and the Pyrenees to the South. The secluded pool area has terracing, sun loungers, parasols, Solar shower, table/chairs and hammock. The poolhouse offers a kitchen area with fridge, additional seating, WC, and changing room. The pool area is totally fenced and Children up to 16 must be accompanied at all times. The Hanger offers a large shaded area with seating and family games. Bikes can be hired for a small fee.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Les Acacias - 4 Beds sleeps 8
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Week end formidable

  • 5 of 5

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;


  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Phillipe pour avoir pris le temps de revoir Les acacias au domaine Saladry - nous sommes très heureux que vous avez apprécié votre séjour avec nous. Nous espérons néanmoins que cela vous aidera dans vos recherches. Si vous choisissez de venir à la région à nouveau. Meilleurs voeux et bientôt Vickie et Neil
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Les Acacias

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to review Domaine Saladry, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Les Acaicas. If you should choose to come back to the Languedoc; then we would love to welcome you back. Best regards Neil & Vickie Malyon
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Wonderful vacation near Carcassonne

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking time to review your stay at Domaine Saladry, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Of course, if you were to come back to the Languedoc; we would love to welcome you back. A Bientot! Best regards Neil & Vickie
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Fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

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Review #14932152 “3 Stylish Gites With Large Pool Near Carcassonne”

Fantastic views.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking time to review your stay at Domaine Saladry; we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here. As a new business we genuinely appreciate your feedback and will be ensuring that the items you've highlighted are reviewed and addressed. We'd love to welcome you back; should you choose to return to the Languedoc - I'll even make the tea 😀 Best regards et bientot Neil and Vickie Malyon
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Perfect holiday location

  • 5 of 5

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.

Triona Gaynor

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Triona for your lovely words. We would welcome you back anytime!
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A recommander

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre response Dominique! Please visit us again!
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Mont D'Olme
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: recommended

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

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)


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