Rated at 4*, surrounded by mature landscaped gardens with a new large 14 x 7 metre pool, sun terraces and fully equipped pool house. 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. 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). 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.
Spacious and stylish 4 bedroom gite in 3Hectares with large pool
Neil & Vickie Malyon
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 11 Feb 2019
About Neil & Vickie Malyon
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 this area and really fell in love with it as it offers countryside, mountains and beaches all within easy access. 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 & Vickie Malyon purchased this House in 2012
Why Neil & Vickie Malyon chose Villepinte
The Domaine nestles in farmland but the road network is easily accessible which allows you to easily visit all that the Languedoc has to offer. The Domaine has been lovingly restored to provide 3 stylish but comfortable Gites. Each Gite offers very spacious accommodation and the surrounding grounds are tranquil and offer wonderful views of the surrounding wildlife, countryside and mountains. The Aude valley offers all the benefits of the climate in the South of France but is still very peaceful and traditional. The famous canal du midi is only a 0.6 km easy walk from the Domaine.
What makes this House 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 at local restaurants or train stations on request and by prior 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
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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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
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
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
18 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)