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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 3 - 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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018


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:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Max. adults: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • 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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(12 traveller reviews)

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Stylish manor house and Pigeonnier with magnificent pool on picturesque vineyard
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

11 very discerning friends who for many years have holidayed altogether for one week a year. Our wants are simple - quality, comfort, en suite facilities in an interesting location. This had it all. Throw into the mix, one very accommodating, friendly and extremely knowledgable owner where nothing is too much trouble. You will not be disappointed and would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extended family event in Cantalauze

  • 5 of 5

Finding a large property in the Southern part of France with the right type of facilities in the right type of location can be tricky. But this was a find. We were a family group ranging in age from 18 months to over 60 with representatives from most decades so it was a big ask to keep everyone happy. 2 good properties, well equipped (3 fridges no less! and further wine fridges) with sufficient bathrooms, generous sized rooms, a selection of outside eating areas with plenty of chairs, lounging and upright, and with 2 pools ticked all the boxes. And we weren't disappointed. A highly recommended property.

I would absolutely recommend taking bikes or hiring them for some of the time. The property was located 15 minutes from the Canal du Midi by foot, and by bike only about 5 minutes and the daily ride into Trebes to collect vast quantities of croissants and baguettes and other fancies from the very nice boulangerie before breakfast was a joy. Also in Trebes (walking distance) there is a most helpful tourist office supplying local maps and all the usual literature; a selection of restaurants by the Canal, a proper market on Sunday and a selection of supermarkets. The biggest nearby was in Carcassonne and on our side of the town so very easy to reach. All a requirement when you are so many people.

Cantalauze is also close to the old cite of Carcassonne, being great for a visit in the early morning or evening, a bit busy in high season at other times, with plenty of nice restaurants, many of them child friendly. The property is close to a water park, rafting excursions, gorges, castles - a bit further to the sea - but everything doable in a day. And of course Thomas was very happy to inform us about his vineyard and his plans for further wine production, as well as supplying wine to sell.

What you may not know is that this region can be windy. But this is a warm wind which keeps the blistering heat at bay and makes the temperature very pleasant. Some of us finished our trip to this region with a 2 night stay in Collioure, a seaside town which was also excellent - we always try and avoid travelling on a Saturday!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 06-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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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: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 04-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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One very good retaurant in the surrounding at a very reasonnable budget. Tell Florian that y...
Le Moulin
A very nice couple own this place. a very delicate meal await you in an amazing place.
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

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £877.73

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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