Sleeps up to 13, peaceful location nestling in vineyards and hills but close to shops / activities, 45 mins from airports
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About Chris Stanton-Jones
The property is owned by Chris & Claudine. We live in London with 2 kids. Claudine is half French which really helped with the refurbishment process! We visit ourselves as often as we can and love the house and area.
Chris Stanton-Jones purchased this Farmhouse in 2010
Why Chris Stanton-Jones chose Saint-André-de-Roquelongue
The area is in a great location, central for all the activities (beach, Carcassonne, Canal du Midi) and main towns but with a quiet country feeling. The views over the local vineyards and Corbierre Hills are stunning.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The house has been refurbished (in 2010) to a very high level. It maintains its traditional farmhouse feel with stone walls, oak beams and traditional décor but, at the same time, has contemporary bathrooms and high speed Wi-Fi and all the other modern comforts that we like on holiday.
Pool / Spa
£150 fee for associated risks and cleaning
-Smoking is not allowed in the house but OK outside on the balcony -The owners are not liable for personal injury
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
My family described it as ‘the real deal’. A picturesque farmhouse in a beautiful area with enough facilities to make it a really relaxing holiday. The pool was excellent.
Travelling distances to some places were a little ambitious in the timing described, but no problem.
We all had a wonderful time.
A little piece of paradise
The farmhouse is stunning , perfectly layed out , spacious, awesome location for us with short trips to the coast , a perfect base to explore this beautiful country, loved every second of the stay and the big pool was a blessing during the heatwave , it topped 45degrees c Friday June 28th!! It gets hot here 👍
A great traditional family home
This is a delightful secluded property but only a few minutes drive away from the nearest small village with shops and cafe.
The thick walls make it cool even in very warm weather (we were there at the beginning of September) and the pool is a great place to sit around during the day.
We went on some day trips to beaches and towns (Carcassonne in particular) and walks in the hills around the property.
Lovely house in the countryside
We had a great couple of weeks in this spacious farmhouse. Surrounded by vineyards, it is very peaceful, but only a short cycle ride to the local village for supplies. We opted for a very relaxing break and spent nearly every day by the pool which was the perfect size for our 2 families. The house was cool and spacious with a great mezzanine level for the kids. Would recommend!
Nice big house for family stay
The house is very well equiped. The rooms are large and comfortable. There is enough room for all activities and it is a quiet nabourhood. Especially we enjoyed using the pool. From Pradines you can easily visit many fantastic places: Carcasonne, Narbonne, Béziers, the coast, Canal du Midi, Abbaye De Fondfroide and the region of the Cathars with the famous ruines of Peyrepertuse. After a trip it is nice coming home and have your meal on the terrace!
We had a great time on holiday and enjoyed exploring the Corbieres and the Cathar area.
Special interest holidays:
Popular tourist attractions / day visits are Carcassonne, Canal du Midi, Beziers, the African Nature Reserve at Sigeon, Collioure, the Water Park at Carcassonne Plage, the local Cathar castles and abbeys, lovely old Medieval towns everywhere! and wine tasting in the nearby Chateaux. The surrounding area is in fact famous for its local 'Corbieres' wines.
The best beaches are at Narbonne Plage, Gruissan and Leucate.
The weather stays warm through to December making it a great winter break.
Airports: Perpignan (45 mins drive) e.g. Fly Be from Southampton. (May thru Sept)
Carcassonne (45 mins) e.g. Ryan Air from London Stansted.
Beziers (40 mins)
Domaine de Pradines is a charming hamlet; a cluster of 3 former wine buildings around a small chateau in the heart of the protected Parc Naturel Regional de Narbonaise. The vineyards still surround the house. There is an ‘in-the-country feeling’, but the neighbouring town of St Andre de Roquelongue is only 3 mins away and offers a bakery, grocery, post office, garage, tennis courts and, of course, a pharmacy! It is 15 mins to Narbonne with more shops and a Hypermarket. It is also only 30 mins to the lovely Mediterranean beaches and 45 mins to Carcassone and Beziers.
The area is famous for its lovely medieval towns (eg the famous walled-city of Carcassonne with its 13th century castle, and Beziers and Perpignan), it has a warm and sunny climate (averages 300 days of sun per year), the Canal du Midi (with its option to hire boats for a lovely day out) and its long, sandy beaches. It has the benefits of its more glamorous neighbour the Cote D'Azur but without the traffic jams, high prices and overcrowding. You come here to unwind, enjoy the outdoor living, explore the cities and relax in the sun.
The house provides a great central base (directly in the middle of the region) for exploring the Languedoc. There are plenty of nearby outdoor activities available including river kayaking, jet skiing, sailing, golf, tennis, cycling, horse-riding and quad-biking.