6 Bedrooms | 8 Baths | 120 Acres | Pool
From £8,000 per Week
La Fraissinéde, Corbieres, France
The house has been transformed from an ancient wine barn on 120 acres of one of the most beautiful valleys of the French Languedoc. There are six double bedrooms to comfortably accommodate up to 14 guests.
The house and garden wing have been decorated to exacting specifications, providing a holiday with a standard of living you are comfortable with. The property benefits from a charming live-in couple who can help with everything from housekeeping to concierge.
The living space in the main house runs the full length of the building, from the grandeur of the salle des fêtes and the intimacy of the bar, to the twin islands of the open plan, professional kitchen and the comfort of the fumoir cinema space. The contemporary feel of the ground floor is complemented by 18th century fireplaces and the ancient wine tanks.
While the living areas of the main house are open plan for a wonderful social feel, they also have smaller salons and sitting areas for those cozy, calm, self-indulgence moments we all need either for a movie or a good book.
With two open fires and under-floor heating, the house feels warm and welcoming even during the crisp autumn and winter months.
The kitchen has been designed for those who love to cook and those who love to be cooked for. Should you wish to have some help preparing your meals, or a chef to do the job for you, arrangements can easily be made.
The ground floor and garden wing have direct access to the gardens, pool area, courtyard and tennis courts. The large windows and doors help to bring the outside in during the balmy summer days and evenings.
The garden wing has a less-formal sitting and games room (the salle des jeux); a luxurious, casual snug and play area to get away from the crowd.
Villa near Carcassonne
Local village of Montlaur less than 10 minutes drive
walk/cycle in less than 20 minutes. 11 km to Lagrasse
26 km west to Carcassonne (la Cité).
47 km east to Narbonne (beaches).
90 km south east to Perpignan (beaches and airport).
76 km east to Béziers (beaches and airport).
119 km north west to Toulouse (airport).
138 km north east to Montpellier (beaches & airport).
2 hours to skiing.
A thousand years of history combines with one of the last unspoilt Mediterranean landscapes to create an atmosphere nearly as intoxicating as the new generation of excellent local wines. Foodie delights can be found in abundance.
The Corbières is now one of the most rewarding travel destinations in southern Europe - yet still feels charmingly undiscovered. From broad white-sanded Mediterranean beaches to the foothills of the Pyrénées; from the languor of Louis XIV’s engineering masterpiece - the Canal du Midi - to the ramparts of la Cité in Carcassonne, it’s a paradise for the body and the soul.
Food & Drink
There are lots of local restaurants, those in the nearby villages being relatively simple but tasty, through to plenty of Michelin-starred indulgences.
Local shops and markets brim with beautiful produce and unctuous cheeses, as well as the gorgeous local figs. Nearby is the Bas Languedoc, with a cuisine that is characterised by elaborate fish dishes such as bourride (fish stew), sardines and sea bass - all fresh catches from the local fishermen. There is a huge number of vineyards and wineries in the area, Languedoc has the highest area of vines under cultivation in Europe. Also of interest are the white wines of Limoux, including the methode champenoise Blanquette, and the wines of Fitou and Cote Roussillon, where the popular Picpoule de Pinet is made.
There are some terrific food markets around the villa. The best is in Carcassonne in the main square on Saturday mornings as well as its brilliant covered food market on most days. There is also a small organic one in Lagrasse on Saturday mornings and a large one in Lézignan-Corbières on Wednesday mornings
In Narbonne there is an amazing covered food market that is open every morning of the year. Lonely Planet says: "Narbonne’s covered market is arguably one of the most beautiful in France Built at the turn of the 20th century, it’s a masterpiece of art nouveau style, with panels of frosted glass, decorative stonework and a wonderful cast-iron roof." The market is a culinary dream and not to be missed
Check in 5:00 PM
Check out 10:00 AM
Pets with restrictions
Smoking Allowed Outside
Large heated pool included
All-weather tennis court included
One week minimum during high season
10% of total due as a security deposit (damages)
50% down to book
50% (due 60 days prior)
Please bring proof of identification
Passport Required for non-resident
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**All starting rates are low season rates. Rates are now quoted based on occupancy and use. Please call or inquire for individual group rates.**
8 Half Bathrooms
Under Floor heating
Housekeeping 3 hours per day included
Extra available on request
Staff accommodation available on request