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Mansion for 2-13 people, enclosed garden, PRIVATE HEATED POOL - near Carcasonne - Coup de Coeur - Plus

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs2
Space 3,498 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Coup de Coeur - Plus

'Coup de Coeur - PLUS', the entire property including annex, designed to provide lots of space for large families, family gatherings or groups of up to 13guests.

6 very spacious bedrooms - 4 with ensuite bathrooms, family bathroom, 2 additional separate toilets on the First floor and Pool area. Pool shower. Garden, Patio and large Terrasse.

The garden with private pool, Patio and Terrasse are for your EXCLUSIVE USE.

IMPORTANT: We either let the whole property with annex or just the main property.

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About the property

Coup de Coeur

'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).

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Paul & Petra Boyle-Roth
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 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

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Petra,

We were so sorry to have missed you, but had managed to leave early as we had a long way to go.

I think Victoria, our daughter had intended to leave a note in your visitors book, but in case she didnt, I just wanted to say what we thought.

The whole house was truly beautiful. I appreciated the attention to detail: the Gardenia diffusers, the L'Occitaine soap, the chandeliers, the colours of the walls and linen curtaining, the embroidered bedding, the lavender, the oleanders, and all the equipment we could possibly need. How lovely to have such a relaxed approach to leaving things for others to use.

The style of everything was inspiring. What an amazing vision you must have had to put together all those elements to create what you have done.

We all loved it. From little seven month old Violet who is now finding life without a pool and echoey hallways very dull indeed, to Ian who could sit in the shade and loose himself in a book, Leanne who could lie on a sunbed all day, Nathan who loved the kitchen and the BBQ, Victoria who 'lived' in the markets, Richard who had rare opportunities to spend all day with 5 year old Cecilia, and who taught her to dive in your pool, and last of all, 'moi', who, having fracture my shoulder 5 days before we left the uk, had chance to rest and be waited on.

So, from a very happy and relaxed H. family, thank you, and much luck in your venture.

With very best wishes,

Jean H.
Aug 2013
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Rental includes gas, electricity, garden and pool maintenance, pool heating (APR - JUN / SEP - OCT only - average temperature 24-26c), linen and towels.


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

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3498 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure , Sink
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure , Sink
    Separate Toilet - Toilet , Pool area
    Separate Toilet - Toilet , First floor
    Shower - Outdoor Shower , Shower Pool area
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , South facing, Garden/Pool view, Ensuite with shower/sink/WC
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , South/Garden facing, shower/sink/WC on floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Morning sun, Ensuite shower/sink/WC
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Morning Sun, Ensuite shower/sink - WC on floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , South/Garden facing, Esuite shower/sink, WC on floor
    Bedroom 6 - 3 Single Bed , Morning sun, shower/sink/WC on floor
  • Connecting doors between bedroom 1 and 2, between bedroom 3 and 4.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Coup de Coeur - Plus
average rating of 4.892857 based on 29 reviews

A fabulous property with everything you could want.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Absolutely amazing- beautiful house that completely met all our needs... and more

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to stay in such a gorgeous property. The area is great to explore with activities from Canyoning, trawling local markets, lazing and paddle boarding on the lake and exploring historical towns. We were three generations aged between 23 and 78 and we all had a fab holiday. We cooked most evenings and enjoyed local produce sitting outside and dipping in and out of the pool.

Wonderful days and perfect evenings.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

Petra was a wonderful host even collected some of our party from the airport and helped us in every way she could. House was very clean had all utensils and BBQ outside. Pool was also very clean. Bram is a small village but has plenty of amenities including spar and local butcher and two bakeries.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charmante villa met karakter!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Five stars!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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One of the best.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
26 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
152 Kilometres
Ax Bonascre, Ax-Les-Thermes, FR
Nearest Beach
95 Kilometres
Narbonne Plage & Gruissan
Car: recommended

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.


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