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Large Holiday Rental South Of France Sleeps 22+ Heated Pool Garden Beaches Near

Bedrooms 11
Separate WCs1
Space 8,072 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Our Prices Have Been Reduced To Cover The Cost Of Your Home Away 'Booking Fees'

"LE MANOIR DE CANET D'AUDE" is a fully, recently renovated and imposing Belle Epoque Maison de Maitre - 'Master's House of the Beautiful Era'.

It was originally built in the early 1830's, as a show of influence by one of the wealthiest farmers, landowners and Wine and Brandy producers - For many years later in it's life it was home to the family of the Mayor of Narbonne.

It is positioned semi rurally, on the edge of the thriving village of Canet D'Aude, under a mile from the Canal Du Midi at Ventenac with it's choice of Restaurants - While still being close to all essential services at Lezignan Corbieres and the Cathedral City of Narbonne, with it's choice of High Quality Sandy Beaches beyond.

To the rear it has a Huge Shady Garden and a Brand New Pool (With child's security barrier) and Sun Terrace.

It was Completely Renovated in early 2013 to retain all it's original character and patina but functions perfectly as a modern and practical property should.

This house really suits Larger Gathering, Special Events, Parties, Tour Group's and Multiple Families perfectly....

* We can accommodate up to 22+ People in 11 Double Hi Quality Hotel (Splittable into Singles for Teenagers and Singles Sharing) Beds, Two Pull Out Bed's for younger children who don't mind sharing with their Parents and Four Cots.

- Or you could simply indulge yourself and further relax in all the space and grandeur with just a handful of close friends.

The house sits securely behind magnificent decorative cast iron gates, with an imposing façade of golden quarried sandstone, as is the grand curved staircase and balustrade that rises to the front architectural balcony and terrace.

This terrace overlooks a Walled Courtyard and large gravelled Entertaining / BBQ Space, furnished with bright contemporary coloured Traditional French Cafe Style Tables and Chairs.

Heavy Full Height Wooden Doors open to the Main Entrance Hall, with it's marble staircase and walls still rendered in the Original 1830's Hand Painted Trompe l'oeil, giving an aged marble effect.

Either side of the Hall are Double Doors that open into Two Large Comfortable Rooms (Salon and Dining Room), each with High Ceilings complete with Ornate Mouldings, Chandeliers and Marble Fireplaces - This gives you a clear choice of two areas to sit and relax, perhaps for young and old or whatever suits the mood best.

- Orange Wifi is available from this point all over the house.

The Main Hub of Le Manor is the newly re fitted Dining Room and large fully equipped French Period Country Style Kitchen - Then through the two double height French Doors you can access the outside again for Al Fresco Dining - Multiple tables have been provided, that can be moved and joined together for 'Dining Under The Stars' on the Terraces, Front Courtyard or Huge Garden to the rear of the property.

From the front balcony you have views over the main Swimming Pool, Sun Terrace and Park Garden with its Shallow Brook and numerous Mature Shady Fruit Trees.

On the First Floor there are Four Well Proportioned Luxury Bedroom Suites, all with Double Beds, that can be easily be split into Two Single's - Each room has a En Suite with Hans Grohe Power Rain Shower and Double Sinks space permitting.

There are also Two Daybeds, that can be popped up and placed within the largest room suites for younger children + There are 4 Portable Cots and 4 High Chairs for Babies.

Well selected Farrow and Ball Paints and Osborne & Little Wall Papers have been used throughout to complete the French Contemporary Classic feel.

On the Third Top Floor there are Three Further Bedrooms and a Large Shared Family size WC, Shower Room with Double Sinks - One of the Bedrooms is arranged as a Non Splittable Double, the next a Splittable Double and the final one as a Two / Three Bed Dormitory.

On the Lower Ground Floor we have a further recently refitted Contemporary Classic French Kitchen with Satellite TV and access to the outside front courtyard - This area is also used by the House Keeper (If her services are required) to cook delicious local food for Waitered Parties.

Next door is the Well Stocked 'Honesty Wine Cellar' / Utility Room with Washing Machine.

Off the Original Staff Kitchen is the New 'Games Room' - With a Full Size Quality Pool Table, Bar Style Table Foot Ball and Full Size Ping Pong Table - Yippie !

The House enjoys a position set East to West, with huge grounds - Part is laid to a Large Park Garden, planted with Mature Fruit Trees including: Figs, Olives, Cherries, Apples and Walnuts later in the year.

*Additional Accommodation of Four Double Rooms is found in wing next door called 'The Old Winery', adjacent and connected to the rear of the main house.

A fenced in shallow Brook carries all kinds of small fish through the back garden, giving opportunities for a Line and Hook or a Bucket for the younger amongst us.

There are many further on site activities including sheltered Private Areas to read a good book - Or just chill out in the Hammock or on one of the various Terraces - Perhaps take a Sun bed and find some shade in the Garden - Why go out and be a tourist...?

There is also plenty of Car Parking across the road, or more secure parking at the The Winery - Where the Private Drive from the heart of the village opens in to Farm Land and Vineyards that make up part of the original estate.

* Le Manoir is NOT suitable for Wedding Celebrations of more than 50 people.

* An Optional Air Conditioning Package is available at Additional Cost, Please enquire - Electric Fans are provided as standard and are Free of Charge.

** Guests & House Guests (Those visiting / staying over night by prior arrangement with the owners) & PETS are sadly NOT PERMITTED at Le Manoir.

More Details

Property Manager
Jay and Melanie Jeary
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Please enquire.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

About Jay and Melanie Jeary

We previously lived in the South of England, where it was easy to take The Tunnel or Ferry for day trips....Or the yearly Holiday further into France or beyond...But the trips were never long enough......

- The opportunity arose to make the move permanently and so we took it !

We bought the Le Manoir de Canet d'Aude early in 2012 - It is now a stunning example of a Belle Epoque Mansion.

With my wife being an Interior Designer and myself as self appointed Project Manager, we have thoroughly enjoyed a year sympathetically renovating it back to it's former glory.

This has included completely renovating and redecorating it and the addition of 6 high quality luxury en suite Shower Rooms and 3 Large Family Bathroom / Shower Rooms, all with Marble Tiles and Hans Grohe fittings.

We used all quality materials including Farrow and Ball Paints and Osborne and Little Wallpapers to gain the right quality feel.

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Jay and Melanie Jeary purchased this chateau / country house in 2012

Why Jay and Melanie Jeary chose Canet

We were looking for the Classic Dream French Property, located on the edge of a village (for fresh bread and coffee each morning) and within the Languedoc region for the Full Living Experience......and we really feel we have found it.

The Languedoc is an exciting and still emerging area - Stay here, rent a Bike or a Citroen 2cv locally and just explore.

Please visit our websites at & for further details.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

THE WEATHER ! - Sunny 320+ Days a Year, due to our micro climate - Close to Quality Sandy Beaches and the world famous UNESCO sites of The City of Carcassonne and The Canal Du Midi.

Surrounded by Hundreds Of Acres of Stunning Vineyards and The Open Countryside of the Languedoc - This is where the first vines in France were planted.....and so unsurprisingly this is the Largest Wine Producing Area.

We are lucky also to be minutes from the Canal du Midi, dotted with its many Good Restaurants to serve the Thousands of People from the Canal Boats that moor for Lunch or in the evening for Dinner.

Unspoilt, Charming Villages with their Signature Architecture.

Half an hour to a choice of Beaches and Ports for Eating out.

The Lake at Homps, for when the Beaches are windy.

Near to the Cathedral City of Narbonne for all other practical needs.

+ The UNESCO World Heritage site of Carcassonne just 40 Minutes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house around the Canet around the Aude

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8072 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 22 ...
  • Max. adults: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Weddings incur a separate wedding fee on top of the house rental, and we cater for intimate weddings only - 25-50 persons max.
  • We rent Saturday to Saturday only. 1000 Euro REFUNDABLE security deposit is due upon arrival. 230 Euro end of stay cleaning charge is due on arrival
  • Upon booking you will need to complete our booking form directly with us.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , All Doubles at Le Manoir are Splittable
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , These can be pushed together to make a double.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , This room can be turned into a Dormitory for three people.
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite WC with Shower & Bath.
    Bedroom 10 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 11 - 2 Single Bed
  • *We can accommodate when renting our other property 'The Old Winery Canet D'Aude'' up to 22 People in Hotel Quality (Splittable) Beds. + Two further Younger Children in two cot beds. & Have a number of Cots for Babies.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Large Holiday Rental South Of France Sleeps 22+ Heated Pool Garden Beaches Near
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great holiday with extended family group

  • 5 of 5

We had a great fortnight at Le Manoir with two sets of grandparents, 6 parents and 5 kids.

The house was well equipped for a large group with plenty of kitchen equipment and both indoor and outdoor tables and chairs for all. The bedrooms and ensuite were all well appointed and had nice touches such as luxury hand soap in all bathrooms.

We appreciated the complimentary welcome provisions and made good use of the honesty wine cellar.

The pool was a huge hit with us and we had great fun enjoying the water all fortnight.

The village of Canet is mostly quiet and pleasant and provides a bakery, grocery shop, pizza restaurant and bar all less than 5 minutes walk from the house. The kids also enjoyed the all-weather football pitch across the road from the house. The only noise to disturb the peace was the tractors transporting the grape harvest which was in full swing during our stay.

The house is well placed for many great days out and activities. Our recommendations are:

Beach at Gruissan

Inflatable assault course at Lac de la Cavayere

la Grillade at Ventenac

Les Halles at Narbonne

Canoeing on the Aude at puicheric

The canal du midi

Thanks for a great family holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind 5* review. We very much look forward to greeting you all again in the future. Warm regards, Jay and Melanie Ollie and Little Mimi too.
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Lovely château -near the sea and beaches

  • 5 of 5

We rented Le Manoir and The Old Winery with a large group of friends with their young children. What an amazing place it is - we had a wonderful and magical week.

The rooms were immaculate and perfect for families. We appreciated the comfortable beds and nice bathrooms.

The kids loved the pool and have hardly been away from it. Adults also enjoyed cooling off in it !

Dinner from the in house cook was a fabulous experience in the grand dining room and we would recommend that to anyone coming... a real treat !

Melanie and Jay were wonderful hosts too....Thank you and we will be revisiting shortly!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind review. Very kind, all the hard work of the renovation was clearly well worth it ! - Thank you for choosing to stay with us, as this house only really comes alive when it's full of family and friends. We very much look forward to seeing you again. Warm regards, Jay and Melanie @ Le Manoir de Canet D'Aude & The Old Winery Canet - Languedoc South of France.
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What a joy!

  • 5 of 5

What a joy to stay at this wonderful Manoir!!! We took over the whole house with our family and a number of close friends - big and small, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.

There is a sense of history and serenity about this place while being brilliantly situated to enjoy the best sites of the Aude and the Languedoc in general.

Melanie and Jay were spectacular hosts and our dinner parties prepared by the cook were brilliant.

Thank you so much for all the marvellous memories!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind review. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Warm regards, Jay and Melanie
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Wonderful French Period property - Two Pools !

  • 5 of 5

We revisited the property near the end of the season with a large family group. Such fun tasting all the wines of this region when visiting all the wine domaines.

The weather was still sunny and very pleasant ....and we had fabulous walks along the Canal du Midi.

Melanie and Jay were very helpful to us and were at hand to advise where to go to and which restaurants to try out ....Cafe du Port was a real hit along the Canal du Midi.

The house was stunning....wonderful French features, spacious beds and a feel of luxury throughout !

Thank you for making the holiday special !

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for replying to our email for an online review. It really helps us to let future guests know where to go and what to do to have the best holidays at our lovely holiday home. Warm regards, Jay and Melanie
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Wonderful holiday in a period French Mansion!

  • 5 of 5

We went away with a group of friends and took over the whole stunning property - which was amazing. Two pools, acres of grounds with fig trees in and cherry trees...then a short stroll to the vineyards and The Canal du Midi.

Around 20 of us stayed here, with a special dinner that was catered for.

Decoration was fabulous, beds great and plenty of space with period features everywhere.

We explored the surrounding area, with wine tours with Wendy, had a boat trip down the Canal du Midi and enjoyed days on the beaches at Gruissan.

Thank you for a fabulous holiday and we will pass your details onto friends for future bookings.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. Large group holidays and at very reasonable cost are what this property does best. Glad you had such a great time. Warm regards, Jay and Melanie @ Le Manoir De Canet D'Aude.
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Fabulous Chateau amongst vineyards and near sea.

  • 5 of 5

We came back to Canet and rented the whole Maison de Maitre ( wine chateau) for a wonderful gathering for our friends 60 th Birthday. We used the in house catering for a six course dinner on a couple of evenings....what a treat that was!

We went on a wine tour, explored Carcasonne and ventured to Pezenas too.

The pools were lovely and the gardens too. Very comfortable beds and large showers with plenty of hot water for 22 people in our group.

Melanie and Jay were helpful and advised us on restaurants and events.

Thank you for a great holiday! We even had an art day for our group down on the Canal du Midi....such fun.

We will certainly recommend you to our friends for special occasions....

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic to see our guests returning year after year. Thank you for your very kind review. Warm regards, Jay and Melanie
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Carcasonne and Bezier
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
In the village
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
St George Bezier
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
City of Narbonne or Lezingnan Corbieres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Small Pizza Restaurant
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: recommended

We have a further 4 Double Bed sister property that can accommodate 8+ - Please enquire.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house around the Canet,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Shoulder Rate
25 May 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season 1
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder Season 2
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We are on the Homeaway payment system the rental is collected by Homeaway.
We collect upon arrival a 1000 Euro REFUNDABLE security charge - refunded with 14 days of leaving property.
We collect upon arrival a standard cleaning charge of 230 Euros.
Upon booking you will need to sign and complete our booking forms directly with us.
Thank you !

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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