About the property
- Chateau / Country House3498 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's3
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Stunning Mansion with annex, 4 resp 7 bedrooms, Ensuites, Private Pool & Garden
'Coup de Coeur and Coup de Coeur PLUS', available to rent for self catering holidays, is ideal for families or groups of friends who want to relax, enjoy outdoor activities, boating and sightseeing as well as have all amenities on their doorstep.
This 19th century property with annex has been renovated to today's living standarts yet kept its original style with elegant décor throughout the house.
Grand and spacious room, fully equipped designer kitchen, elegant separate dining room and an office. Modern amenities like WiFi, Internet, Laptop, Sky TV and European Satellite Orange TV are provided.
EXCLUSIVE use of the enclosed south facing garden with PRIVATE POOL (heated April-June/September-October). The summer kitchen (fireplace, BBQ and 6 flame Rosière cooker) and the Patio invite out-door living.
You will find a mobile slide into the Pool for the youngsters (and the young at heart), as well as bikes for a ride along the Canal du Midi.
The property is situated in the attractive market town of Bram which lies along the Canal du Midi and has many shops, restaurants, bars, bakeries, butchers etc. as well as a weekly farmers market on Wednesday morning.
The UNESCO World heritage sites Canal du Midi and Carcassonne Cite are only 5 min and 15 mins from the house. Other attractions such the beautiful medival market town of Mirepoix, Cathar Castles, the Mediterranean coast, the Pyrenées and Andorra with its ski resorts are all within 1 hour of the house!
Many kids attractions including; Safari Parc Australien (Carcassonne), Middle Age Museum (Carcassonne), Les Aigles du Lordat (Lordat) ect.
Outdoor activities; Trekking, hiking, climbing, boating on the Canal du Midi (Port de Bram), white water sports like rafting, canoeing, kayaking on the Aude River, Mountain bike / cycle touring and many water sports.
Bram has its own railway station which has very good connections throughout the day.
Accessibility; The closest airport to Bram is Carcassonne Airport (19 km /15mins) also worth considering are Toulouse Airport (80 km/40mins), Beziers Airport (122 km/70mins) or Perpignan Airport (134 km/70mins).
Paul & Petra Boyle-Roth
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- English, French, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Paul & Petra Boyle-Roth
Petra and Paul have jointly spent over 45 years in Global Business Travel all over the world. In 2009, whilst based in Hong Kong, we purchased our house in Bram and spent 2 years restoring the property to modern standards and converting it to a family home. Having taken early retirement and experiencing Global travel as tourists, we decided to rent out 'Coup de Coeur'. With Petra being a Swiss and Paul an English national, we share our non traveling time between the UK, Switzerland and France.
Paul & Petra Boyle-Roth purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2009
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A fabulous property with everything you could want.
What can we say but we 'Loved it'
Family holiday for 14. We had 4 teenagers and younger children who had a fabulous time in the pool every day.
Petra and Paul are wonderful hosts and offer lots of information about the local area.
Situated right in the village but when you are in the garden you don't realise how close you are. The garden is beautiful with lovely shaded areas and plenty of sun loungers. We ate outside every day.
The house is well equipped and it is even nicer than the pictures.
There is a good market on the Wednesday morning and a fabulous boulangerie round the corner which the children went to every day.
You can manage without a car, as the shops are on the doorstep and the supermarket is only a short cycle ride away. Carcassone is a short journey on the train but is probably cheaper to book the train in advance.
There is a great water park where the children and some adults did wake boarding which is about a 25 minute walk, great fun for all involved.
Will hopefully return someday as we enjoyed it so much.
Thank you so much for your feedback! We are very happy to know that you had a lovely time in our house and would be thrilled to welcome you back one day! Thanks & best regards, Paul & Petra Boyle
Charmante villa met karakter!
Een mooi verzorgd herenhuis met enorm veel karakter! Volledig uitgeruste keuken en een mooie indeling van de kamers. Tevens ook zeer gezellige en charmante gastvrouw en gastheer!
Ideaal huis voor meedere gezinnen met kinderen. Ook een mooie ligging, kortbij de nodige winkels en restaurants. Een echte aanrader!!!
Great house, luxury, style, impressive bedrooms, love the garden and the pool.
Paul and Petra are great hosts. Special thanks to Alain who takes care for the garden and the pool.
Thank you very much for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our home so much! And thank you for leaving the house so tidy - it was much appreciated by the team! Best regards, Paul, Petra and Alain
One of the best.
Bram was a little off the beaten track, a very small village/town and very quiet.
However the mansion was one of the best accommodations we have stayed in. It was spacious, clean, modern with a very French feel. Our only criticism was the temperature of the pool a little on the cool side. If you love walking, there are lots of countryside and paths to walk along.
You can get to Toulouse in about an hour by car and Narbone, a lovely seaside resort in a little under an hour and half.
Paul and Petra were both welcoming when we arrived and really helpful when we had a few domestic difficulties, all of which were dealt with promptly.
We all agreed we would love to return and for a longer stay.
Fabulous holiday in a beautiful house
Very stylish, well-equipped house with a beautiful garden of bright exotic flowers around a well sized pool and tumbling roses over a shady outside dining area. Petra and Paul have a wealth of information about the surrounding area and bend over backwards to help. Bram is a small town with a lovely patisserie, butchers, fishmongers, wine shop and Large Wednesday market. It also has a water park with Wake boarding. It's also only 15 mins on the train from Carcassonne.
We were a family group plus 3 friends and the house was perfect for everyone. The bedrooms are stunning and the beds very comfortable and the bed linen beautiful. All 14 of us being able to eat together was great. There is plenty plates , cutlery etc. The pool though small was very popular particularly amongst the children, and the garden is beautiful. We spent the week here without any cars and it was not a problem - the house is very close to the train station and the Canal du Midi was about a 20 min walk to a very nice seafood restaurant. Another 25 min walk and one is at a lake where there is a restaurant doing lunches, paddle boarding, wake boarding very reasonably priced and swimming for free!! The town has 2 Boulangeries, a Charcoutery and a very, very good wine shop!! Carrefour is also only a 20 min walk. Petra and Paul are absolutely delightful hosts and very helpful getting set up initially. We would love to repeat the experience. Thank you so much to our great hosts.
Bram is an attractive market town which lies along the Canal du Midi, midway beetween Castelnaudary and Carcassonne in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of the South of France. Its red-roofed streets circling around a central church (snail-village) , making it easily visible from the air as you fly in. It is surrounded by lovely countryside, where hectares upon hectares of vines grow in the celebrated Languedoc sunshine. Bram is also in the heart of Cathar country, and the remains of many castles can be spotted on the hilltops close to the town.
Additional pricing information
Rental includes gas, electricity, garden and pool maintenance, pool heating (APR - JUN / SEP - OCT only - average temperature 24-26c), linen, towels and 6 hours of cleaning post departure.