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Stylish manor house and Pigeonnier with magnificent pool on picturesque vineyard

Bedrooms 9
Space 9,149 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

2 delightful family homes on secluded 175 acre estate on the Canal du Midi

Le Manoir and the 17th century Ancien Pigeonnier are situated in an unrivalled location bordering the Canal du Midi. Both lovingly restored luxury villas are surrounded by 175 acres of vines, olive trees & pine forests. The spacious nature of the houses,outdoor terraces & stunning pool area make both very flexible properties, suitable for large families or groups of friends.Stylishly decorated throughout, with brand new oak beds & furniture, as well as luxurious kitchens, these beautiful houses offer everything you would expect from a dream holiday home. With traditional painted shutters & lovely original roof tiles, they evokes the very essence of romantic French country living. To complement this, guests will find a stunning & extensive pool area in the old walled garden with a large adult & separate children's pools.Relax in the sun, enjoy dining in the shade of the club house or al-fresco, surrounded by old pines, olive & almond trees, as well as many Mediterranean flowers.

Cantalauze website: There is a comprehensive website showing lots of information about the history of the vineyard, the wine making activities, Languedoc history, local tourist information and numerous photographs of the property as well as the estate. Please use the link on the site.

Directions: Full directions from Carcassonne airport and motorway A61 are available at the vineyard website, see above, along with a local map.

Golf and wine: There is a lovely golf course at Carcassonne only 15 minutes from the vineyard. Further local courses are to be found at Mazamet, Beziers and cap d'agde. Keen golfers will also find many glorious courses in nearby Catalonia in Spain

Whilst staying guests are welcome to buy white and red wine produced on the estate.

The owner is happy to recommend local vineyards to visit where tastings can be arranged.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Trèbes in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 9149 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 En suite Manoir Master - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 Twin shower - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Top floor Le Manoir
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 1st Floor Le Manoir
    Bathroom 6 En Suite Pigeonnier master - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 1st Floor Le Pigeonnier En suite
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 1st Floor Le Pigeonnier En suite
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Pigeonnier top floor
  • The luxurious master bathrooms have marble topped baths . All bathrooms benefit from roomy walk in tiled and marble showers and hand built marble or tile topped vanity units. The spacious top floor bathroom in Le Manoir has 2 walk in showers and a wide double basin vanity unit, perfect for families. All bathrooms in the Pigeonnier are en suite with the top floor bedroom having a private downstairs bathroom and dressing area
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 9 - 1 Double Bed , At top of house in Pigeonnier
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom Le Manoir
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom Pigeonnier
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1st Floor Le Manoir
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Top Floor Le manoir
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Top Floor Le Manoir
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Top floor Le Manoir
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , 1st Floor Pigeonnier
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , 1st floor Pigeonnier
  • Le Manoir : The master bedroom and bedroom 2 on the first floor benefit from overhead fans and central heating, whilst the 3 second floor bedrooms have air conditioning (dual control also provides heating to this floor). L'ancien pigeonnier : All bedrooms have air conditioning units which also can provide heat in winter if required All bedrooms have plenty of wardrobes and chest of drawers space with lovely oak furniture in the double rooms.
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The spacious kitchen and dining area has a lovely open fireplace, perfect for brightening up Autumn and Winter evenings. There are tiled terraces to both the front and rear of the property allowing guests to choose to relax or dine in either shade or sun. Alternatively you can eat or have a barbecue in the attractive walled gardens of the pool area, either al fresco or in the shade of the clubhouse. Dining , drinking and chatting here can continue long past sunset as external lighting casts magical shadows on the trees and giant Balinese Buddha statues. The owner has an extensive collection of DVD films at the estate that he is happy to lend to guests.


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Stylish manor house and Pigeonnier with magnificent pool on picturesque vineyard
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Amazing!! 5*****

  • 5 of 5

These houses are just amazing. A truly gorgeous place . Homes are so unique and gorgeous, rooms are spotless, beautiful and showers & kitchens were fantastic. The pool area is magnificent and we spent most of our evenings at the BBQ in the pool house. This is a magical spot and the houses are just fantastic. Thomas Sananes the owner, was so helpful and nice. We were 11 adults and 6 kids ranging from 2yrs to 14yrs and everyone loved it. If you are thinking of booking these houses don't hesitate! I would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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British Columbia Canada

50 th anniversary holiday

  • 5 of 5

3 generations of family arrived for a 1 week holiday. All 16 of us.We booked both houses. We had a marvelous time with walks into Trebes, drinks along the canal and the odd dinner. Many wonderful side trips to Carcasonne and the Cathar castles as well as touring the local wineries.

Narbonne was close by and is a gem. We watch much football in the pool house during the Euro cup. Tomas and his father were very gracious with tours of the estate and orchards and plans to re-establish the winery. What a great place for a reunion!

We hope to return. BA British Columbia Canada

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent family property

  • 5 of 5

I can only echo recent reviews. This is a fantastic holiday property comprising two houses side by side and comfortably accommodating 18 in total. The houses are comfortable, well equipped and spacious. The bedrooms are all very smart. Not all rooms have air con in the Manor House but even in August we had no problems as the buildings are solid and cool inside. There was constant hot water so no issues at shower time! The pool area is large with plenty of chairs and sun loungers as well as a good play area for children big and small. Thomas ( and his parents who also gifted fruit to us) are really nice people, and were very helpful. In fact, nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Trebes was a straightforward 25 min walk. I would only mention that the stairs in the Pigeonnier were a little steep for my 80+ mother but there were no problems in the manor house. We have rented holiday homes for 20 years plus, and this is comfortably one of the best. Thank you, Thomas, for your particular kindness when we had some issues with airport transport. I recommend this property without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful holiday in a lovely rural location with perfect weather.

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 11, ages from 8 to 68, really enjoyed this holiday week. We spread ourselves comfortably over the 2 adjoining houses where the facilities are excellent. The grounds are extensive, well-laid out and there is plenty to explore. In particular, the 2 pools and surrounding garden are superb and, the weather was hot and sunny, so that was where we spent most of our time. The adjoining pool house has a good-sized barbecue which we used several times.

Thomas and his family gave us a warm and friendly welcome and are excellent hosts.

Our favourite beach in the area was Leucat- Plage which is about 1 hour away. The nearby Canal du Midi is ideal for walking, jogging or cycling.

We can thoroughly recommend this property which is ideal for larger parties. We hope to visit her again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best holiday rental ever

  • 5 of 5

Having had a week to reflect on our stay in these two holiday homes I can honestly say that they were the best we have encountered. Our extended family of fifteen, ranging in age from 13 to 78 all had a great time. The houses were comprehensively equipped and were simply but appropriately furnished.

Everything worked well i.e. washing machines, dishwashers, hot water system and air-conditioning etc.

Outside there were two well-maintained and much enjoyed swimming pools and a large covered area for eating inside if rain or wind prevailed.

This also included a barbecue, table tennis and X box for extra entertainment. There was also a boules pitch, which was enjoyed by all.

The owner, Thomas, was charming and most helpful with recommendations for restaurants and explanations about the excellent red wine which he is producing from his vineyard. He also had various whites and roses on offer in the wine coolers.

He was away for the first week of our holiday, but his parents live in the village and were there to help with any queries in his absence (we didn't have any) and, more importantly replenish wine supplies! His father, Gerard, also left a wonderful box of apricots from his orchard on our doorstep midweek. A gesture which was much appreciated and certainly beyond the call of duty.

The location suited us well. A pleasant half hour walk, partly alongside the Canal du Midi to the pretty little town of Trebes, with a wonderful boulangerie and adequate supermarket. It also has several canalside restaurants, including the wonderful "Moulin" where we had a superb meal. The less active could do the car journey in five minutes

We enjoyed a dayat Leucate, where we lunched at a great beach restaurant, recommended by Thomas and the young had fun on a pedallo. Carcassonne is not to be missed for its charm and history, but go early and have petit dejeuner there before the crowds arrive.

All in all it was a holiday which will be remembered by us all. Not least because of the friendliness and welcome from the Sananes family.

WeI have no hesitation in highly recommending this venue. Thank you, Thomas. Best wishes, Mike and Carolyn Graham & family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for this comment Carolyn. We were very pleased to welcome you and all your family at the Domaine de Cantalauze. We are really happy that you enjoyed it and we hope to see you again in the next year. Best wishes from France and see you soon.
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Kelowna, BC

Amazing Summer Family Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We were an extended family group of 17 people, ranging in age from 6 to 70s. The property has many bedrooms and easily accommodated all the various family groups. We enjoyed the grounds, the pool, and the outdoor cabana area for evening meals. Thomas was readily available to help us and answer questions and offer suggestions. The property is walking distance to Trebes village. A fun time had by all, the week passed too quickly!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Le Parc Franck Putelat
Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Carcassonne east - Trebes
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The picturesque local town of Trebes (1 mile away ) is on the canal du midi,where short excursions & longer boat hire can be arranged.Trebes has 2 supermarkets, a choice of typical French bakers, a delicatessen and several quaint bars & restaurants. There is a helpfull tourist office, 3 banks, chemists, doctors & a post office, Experience medieval life in the nearby walled city of Carcassonne, only 5 miles away.The Cantalauze vineyard is in the famous Minervois wine region providing endless opportunities to visit interesting wineries and taste their wines.Delightfull Lagrasse 15 miles and an array of Cathar towns (Minerve) and ruined castles (Peyrepertuse) easily reached on day trips. Toulouse, Narbonne, Beziers and perpignan all within 1 h Numerous Mediterranean beaches 45 min Even Spain is not far, an hour to Gerona and Figueras (Dali museum) with fascinating Barcelona just some 2 hours or so. Ski enthusiasts can reach the Pyrenees and Andorra in under 2 hours.

Golf: Lovely local golf course on Northern edge of Carcassonne . other nearby courses are Mazamet , and several near Beziers

Ski: Andorra only 1.5 hrs away


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Trèbes, Carcassonne area

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
early 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
summer 18
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £917.53

Outside of July and August the 2 houses , Le Manoir sleeping up to 10 people and the Pigeonnier , sleeping up to 8 can be rented separately . Please email for rates .

Arrivals: Check ins after 4 pm and departures: check out by 10 am latest.
Rentals in excess of 1 week will benefit from a weekly cleaning service . Winter and low season rentals may be subject to a heating charge

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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