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Luxury family friendly accommodation with heated pool set in idyllic location

People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's2
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxurious, Large Manor House/Villa. Retaining Original Features, mountain views

This unique 19th century Manoir, sympathetically renovated which provides everyday comfort yet still retaining an abundance of original features. Le Manoir is furnished with French antiques and local finds. The property has comfy sofas and many hidden nooks and crannies in which to relax. The whole property exudes an air of calm and tranquillity. The house and pool are South facing enjoying all day sunshine with views over the Pyrenees and vineyards. There are 5 main bedrooms, 1 en suite bathroom ,a family shower room, a luxurious wet room, 1 additional toilet all tiled with Italian travertine. In addition there is a travertine wet room and toilet in the pool area. The 40ft kitchen/dining area is large and modern with Panasonic/Ariston appliances, oak dining table and 2 sofas. Separate large lounge with 42in plasma and basic sky satellite TV. The games room has pool and darts. Roof terrace with summer room, a large kids play room with PS2 ,and a summer kitchen and BBQ area with large dining table. Library and relaxation room stocked with books and DVD's.

The House and surrounding area: This beautiful village house situated just a 25 minute drive from the medieval city Carcasonne, Frances 2nd most popular tourist destination. It allows you to escape but to also enjoy good food, wine and relaxation. Le Manoir itself is built into the outskirts of the village walls, and in previous years has been an old school house. It is spacious enough to enable families to holiday together without getting on top of each other, and with local amenities such as a restaurant, bakery, butchers and general store all located in the village of Servies en Val, you need not even leave the village if you so desire. Locally in adjacent villages there are fantastic restaurants and only 10 minutes away by car there is the town of Lagrasse which is one of the 'Plus beaux villages de France' one of just over 100 villages in France that have been awarded this recognition to help preserve traditionally historic villages in France, it has many restaurants, an antique shop,craft shop and market.

The Swimming Pool and Summer Kitchen: The outside pool area of the pool has been designed to allow for relaxation and swimming but allow for alfresco dining with an amazing backdrop view of the mountains, complete with an outdoor kitchen that has a luxury polished marble worktop, a large BBQ and an outdoor electrical grill,a sink and cupboards for cups and outdoor glasses and plates. Luxury teak loungers line the pool with a smaller table and chairs which is perfect for enjoying your breakfast at whilst watching the sunrise. There is a custom built dining table with benches that easily seats 12 -14 people, perfect for enjoying meals with family and friends. There is also a fridge, essential for keeping your drinks cool whilst basking in the sun. Adjacent to the pool is a travertine tiled wet room shower,together with a toilet and sink. The outdoor terrace is perfect for sitting and having an aperitif or cocktail and watching the sun go down whilst waiting for your BBQ dinner, bliss!

More Details

Owner
Natalie McCoubrey
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

About Natalie McCoubrey

Gavin is originally from Ireland , having studied veterinary science at Liverpool , set up practice in Manchester. I, Natalie am from Sheffield and we are the proud parents to Seamus age 6, Molly age 4 and Nainsí aged 8 months.

Natalie McCoubrey purchased this chateau / country house in 2004

Why Natalie McCoubrey chose Serviès-en-Val

The house was a complete ruin when we first found it. We fell in love with it straight away as it still retained its original old features. It took us 7 long years to completely rebuild. A complete labour of love!

Last year we spent 9 weeks there in total but with school holidays dictating otherwise we then decided to rent it out .

We would rather quality than quantity though and would look to eventually have just repeat bookers who like us love the place.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

A much loved family home, with accompanying family comforts, included a heated pool contained in a separate walled garden with luxury summer kitchen and large BBQ area.

Roof terrace off sun room for escapism.

Outdoor terrace area with pergola .

Self-sufficient village with grocery shop, boucherie, boulangerie , cellar , pub and restaurant .

Escapism with good food and wine on your doorstep.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Spent a wonderful week in the picturesque village of Servies in the beautiful Corbieres region. Arrived at Le Manoir to a very warm welcome from Barbara the housekeeper who lives next door and is always on hand with tips and advice on the region but never intrusive.



We were 14 in total and yet the house never appeared to be overcrowded as the spacious nature really lends itself to larger groups. Kids had a ball in the great playroom as the men had many competitive sessions at the pool table in the games room and were also delighted that having Sky meant they didn't miss the F1 race!



We really loved the traditional French décor throughout the house and felt like we had really stepped back in time. I especially loved the bedroom furniture as well as the very modern bathroom facilities.



But I think the piece de resistance especially as far as the kids were concerned was the private pool and adjoining dining and kitchen area where we spents hours of fun.



Servies is a truly unspoilt village with a warmth and charm all its own. We also loved wandering around Lagrasse which is a short drive and boasts lovely restaurants and an imposing Abbey which also merits a visit. But the highlight for me was the magnificent Carcassonne with its imposing ramparts narrow cobbled streets ...... the list is endless.



This is a region which needs to be seen to be truly appreciated and no better base to do that from than Le Manoir. I cant speak highly enough of this beautiful French property my compliments to Natalie and Gavin on a magnificent restoration. Will definitely return.....
Jul 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Serviès-en-Val in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , wetroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , en suite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , downstairs
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , pool area
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All the luxury bathrooms within the property and by the pool have been fitted with premium quality fixtures and fittings, the tiling is Italian travertine stone and we provide high quality rich pile towels. There are heated towel rails in the 3 main bathrooms for your comfort.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • All our bedrooms have been decorated in a traditional French style, incorporating beautiful French antique furniture, all having side tables, lamps, fans and mirrors. There are hair-dryers provided and torches. The linen is high thread cotton and if you are staying more than 1 week additional linen can be provided and can be changed for you at an additional cost. Towels are provided, as are pool towels. The Manor is spread over 3 storeys, with all 5 bedrooms on the middle floor most with amazing views of the mountains and pool. The two luxury shower rooms and family bathroom are also situated on this floor. The other toilets are on the ground floor and next to the pool. The 3rd floor sun room has a double bed settee with French doors opening onto the roof terrace with amazing secluded views, it is the perfect place to watch the sunset, in peace and tranquillity, away from the pool area and the rest of the household. We can provide safety gates for families with small children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski pass optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our pool area is perfect for the sun worshipper and sun avoider alike. The large outdoor roofed kitchen [measuring 30sqm) provides shade whilst the tiled and decked areas poolside provides ample opportunity for the sun lovers amongst us. The area is walled, providing privacy whilst having stunning views southward towards the Pyrenees. The large downstairs games room [15sqm] has a pool table, dart board and other extras such as table football and chess. The large play room on the 2nd floor has a PS2 and many games. It provides a large play house and lots of other toys and games and large lounging sofa. The separate TV lounge ( 40sqm) boasts a large leather chesterfield corner suite. In the open plan kitchen / dining / living room the oak dining table comfortably seats 8 and boasts a breakfast bar and other seating, making this a great room to cook , eat and chat. The terrace sun room on the 3rd floor provides tranquillity within the house.

Reviews

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5

Wonderful week in a very lovely house

  • 5 of 5

We had a super stay in this warm and cosy house. Everything was as promised, or even better. The owners did their best to make the stay as good as possible. I would recommend the house to anyone, and would like to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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A wonderful house for a wonderful holiday.

  • 4 of 5

We all loved the house, the village and the area.

We really liked going to get our croissants etc in the morning,in the village. The butcher, the general store and the cave can provide you with everything you need if you don't want to go further afield. however the supermarkets are not that far away.

Not only does the village provide for your needs but so does the house. It was clean and the description accurate. We were a mixed generation party including a teenage boy and everyone was catered for. We all loved the pool area which had seating in the sun and the shade. the fridge was much appreciated as was the barbecue.

The owners were always helpful, easy to contact and always replied to emails. All in all we had a great time. There were days when we stayed by the pool and days when we explored the area. We found the area interesting with lots of places to visit.

I would certainly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
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5

The house was lovely, much larger than expected

  • 5 of 5

I thought the house was great with more space than we expected, easily enough for 10 adults and the 2children in our party.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
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Beautiful location, fabulous facilities.

  • 5 of 5

Located in a lovely village within a short distance of some stunning countryside and historic sites. A great place for two families, with plenty of room and a fabulous outdoor pool area, including kitchen work surfaces, bbq, shower, toilet and a fridge to keep the drink cool. Plenty of space in the house with 4 bathrooms, a games room and upstairs play room. Spent several evenings gazing at the stars from the rooftop terrace. A great place to stay for all ages with much left to explore for future visits (hopefully).

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
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Best house ever stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house for a family, loads of space and storage. Great kitchen with all mod cons and plenty of dining space. Plenty of bathrooms with modern showers yet the house has plenty of period French bedroom furniture.

The pool and out door barbecue area are great for lounging all day in sun even has its own shower and covered dining area.

The village is small enough to be friendly and yet has all you need like small convenience store, butchers, bakery, bistro and winery.

Picturesque local walks in quiet country roads which take in mountain, open vine country and local river which you can take a dip in.

The immediate area is steeped in French history and culture and always something new to explore.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
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Very lovely house with a homely atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

The house was even larger than promised, and the pool area was avesome. We were 7 adults and 6 children without any trouble at all. Everything was to our full satisfaction, and I will recomend a stay to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Carcassone
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Village
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Golf Club De Carcassone
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Carcassone
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Carcassone
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Restaurant Servies
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Camurac
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Narbonne Plage
Car: recommended

Its difficult to know where to start! From the World heritage site of Carcassonne to the stunning scenery. Here there are Mountains, Gorges, gloriously sandy beaches crystal clear rivers and one of the most prolific flora and fauna areas Europe has to offer. It's not all about scenery though, however breathtaking. This is the Med. So it's relaxed [read horizontal]. Eat out locally and the tables yours for the night. The biggest debate will be the relative merits of the Corbiere and Minervois or which local cheese is best with the digestive. Mealtimes will be spent discussing what to do next. Do we go to the beach? Explore the mountains? Go cycling, canoeing, fishing, play golf or visit one of the many local Châteaux for tastings? If we walk shall we follow the Canal Du Midi .Perhaps explore the Forest of Dominail. Discover the history of the Cathars and more recent events. Best of all is the atmosphere. You will go home relaxed having rediscovered the sheer pleasure of being alive.

Le Manoir itself is built into the outskirts of the village walls, and in previous years has been an old school house. It is spacious enough to enable families to holiday together without getting on top of each other, and with local amenities such as a restaurant, bakery, butchers, cellar and general store all located in the village of Servies en Val, you need not even leave the village if you so desire. In our and neighbouring villages there are fantastic restaurants and only 10 minutes away by car there is the town of Lagrasse which is one of the 'Plus beaux villages de France' one of just over 100 villages in France that have been awarded this recognition to help preserve traditionally historic villages in France, it has many restaurants, an antique shop,craft shop and market.

The Swimming Pool and Summer Kitchen: The outside pool area of the pool has been designed to allow for relaxation and swimming but allow for alfresco dining with an amazing backdrop view of the mountains, complete with an outdoor kitchen that has a luxury polished concrete worktop, a large BBQ and an outdoor electrical grill,a sink and cupboards for cups and outdoor glasses and plates. Luxury teak loungers line the pool with a smaller table and chairs which is perfect for enjoying your breakfast whilst watching the sunrise. There is a custom built dining table with benches that easily seats 12 -14 people, perfect for enjoying meals with family and friends. There is also a fridge, essential for keeping your drinks cool whilst basking in the sun. Adjacent to the pool is a travertine tiled wet room shower,together with a toilet and sink. The outdoor terrace is perfect for sitting and having an aperitif or cocktail and watching the sun go down whilst waiting for your BBQ dinner, bliss!

Other Activities: Wine tastings, homeopathic and massage 'The Village Experience'

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Serviès-en-Val, Aude

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Summer
14 Apr 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
High
7 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,350
for 7 nights
£2,350
 
 
Late 18
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
£2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,350
for 7 nights
£2,350
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Pet Fee £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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