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.
- Cottage2583 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
FR21773 Domaine Saladry
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 24, 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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Spacious, comfortable, excellent amenities, wonderful views.
The welcome started before our arrival, we really appreciated emails with precise directions, "any requests?" etc. Upon our arrival the friendly, helpful owners greeted us & made sure we would be comfortable. We loved the spaciousness of the rooms also their cleanliness. The extent of the grounds meant that everyone had plenty of space, & room for activities.
We hope to go back.
Many thanks for choosing Domaine Saladry; and for posting such a positive review - it really helps us grow our business. We're really pleased you enjoyed your time here, it is a pity you had such a short stay, we would love to welcome you back if you should return to the area.
Vickie & Neil Malyon
The house and domain are outstanding along with the views across the valley.
Neil and Vickii were excellent hosts and nothing was too much, even down to the DVD loan
The house has everything you need and more and the space is fabulous
The pool and outbuildings are second to none with the added advantage of the quiet and peaceful surroundings
We rented bikes for the day and cycled along the canal , fab , stopping along the way to watch the various boats come through the mirade of locks
We highly recommend a stay to chill out and relax
We will definitely return
Many thanks Yvonne for taking the time to review your stay at Domaine Saladry, also thank you for choosing us for holiday.
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here; and of course we would love to welcome you all back.
Vickie & Neil Malyon
A great place for some peace and tranquility
We had a fantastic family holiday staying in the two-bed Les Pins accommodation. The owners Neil and Vickie were there to greet us on arrival and proved really helpful throughout the week (without being intrusive). It's a fantastic place for a family holiday and there is lots to do within a relatively short drive.
The outdoor space is great and the views superb. Our one-year-old son loved the paddling pool Neil set up for him and my parents loved the local area for walks (particularly along the nearby canal).
Vickie was kind enough to show us the other two other bigger gites too and they were fabulous. We hope to return again as a bigger group in the future.
Week end formidable
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;
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
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.
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
Wonderful vacation near Carcassonne
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.
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.
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.
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)
Additional information about rental rates
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.