An impressive grand maison de maitre in the centre of this attractive village. The house was built in 1803 by a very wealthy landowner and winegrower to show off his influence in the local area. No expense has been spared in renovating this house and turning it into the wonderful property it is today. The house features a fabulous sandstone facade with balustrade and staircase leading up to the terrace and front door. A very imposing property of great style and character, which still retains many of its original features. The house can sleep up to 14 adults and 3 children but is also available with its sister property next door which in total can then accommodate up to 22 people. This house has 7 bedrooms, 6 luxurious bathrooms, over 1 acre of garden, a private gravelled courtyard and summer kitchen as well as a private swimming pool.
An imposing grand balustraded staircase leads to the front door. On entering the main hallway you are now entering what we call the Raised Ground Floor.
Here you will find the main living salon, grand dining room and the family bathroom and an imposing staircase to the first floor.
Main Living Salon - A large room with high ceilings, original french tiled floor, ornate ceiling, period fireplace, modern sofa seating, WIFI, Wii console.
Formal Dining Room - A beautifully furnished room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the front courtyard, ornate ceiling and chandelier. Large period dining table and chairs with seating for up to 17 people
Family Bathroom - with a large double ended bath, twin wash basins, toilet and Italian marble tiles.
Stairs to First Floor giving access to 4 generously proportioned bedroom suites, all with ensuite shower facilities.
Master Suite - A beautiful large room furnished to a very high standard with french period furniture. Extra Large double bed which can be converted to provide 2 single beds, plus a day bed for 2 children and a TV.
Master Ensuite - beautifully fitted with Italian marble tiles, shower, toilet and wash basin.
Bedroom 2 - Another extra large double that can be converted into 2 singles.
Ensuite to bedroom 2 - with a shower, wash basin, toilet and Italian marble tiles.
Bedroom 3 - Extra large double, that can be converted to provide 2 singles.
Ensuite to bedroom 3 - with a shower, wash basin, toilet and Italian marble tiles.
Bedroom 4 - 2 Singles which can be made into a large double.
Ensuite to bedroom 4 - with a shower, wash basin, toilet and Italian marble tiles.
From the first floor a staircase leads to the top floor, where a further 3 bedrooms are located.
Lower Ground Floor.
Kitchen is located on this floor which has access to the gravelled courtyard garden to the front of the property. Kitchen - is a modern stylishly fitted kitchen with a lovely range style oven, microwave, 2 dishwashers, 2 fridges, TV and a lovely central island.
Also located on this lower ground floor are two more very important rooms.
Games Room - ideal for the children or adults with a table tennis table, full size table football and pool table. Honesty Wine Cellar - with some of the best wines from the Languedoc.
Outside - With over 1 acre of gardens with the house, there is no shortage of places for the children to enjoy themselves, or for you to enjoy a shady siesta or quiet reading spot.
Swimming pool - A beautiful pool surrounded by terraces and gardens. The pool measures approximately 10m x 4m and has a large ledge all the way around inside the pool, which makes it easy for children to use.
TV - There is both English and French TV available.
WIFI - Free WIFI is available for use with your own laptops, iPads, tablets and phones.
Gas, Electric and Water - Are all included in the rental cost. Fans are provided as standard, and the house is generally very cool but for your further comfort Air conditioning is available as an additional package, please enquire for further details.
End of Stay cleaning - The owner asks for a 180 euro contribution towards the end of stay cleaning, payable in cash on arrival.
Bed and Bathroom Linen - All bed linen and towels are provided and are included in the rental cost.
Tax de Sejour - In France, it is necessary to pay a taxe de seymour, at the end of your holiday, however, this has been included in the rental cost.
Change over day - Saturday in High Season.
Pets - Sorry no pets are permitted.
Smoking - Is only permitted outside in the garden area, no smoking is allowed inside the house.
Damage Deposit - The owners require a 500 euro damage deposit to be paid in cash on arrival.
About the local area
Canet d'Aude is a very popular village set in the heart of the Minervois wine growing region.
Located just 15 minutes from Narbonne, it is easily accessed via major roads, railways and airports, yet none the less is tucked away and is surrounded by vineyards and fields of sunflowers. Only minutes drive to the canal du midi, and a 10 minute drive to the corbieres mountains, 30 minutes to the Mediterranean beaches and close to the medieval city of Carcassonne. The village boasts a small supermarket, boulangerie, tabac, bar, pizza restaurant, pharmacy and a doctors surgery. There is also a local vegetable market on Friday and Sunday mornings. The nearest large supermarket is only 4km away at Lezignan Corbieres.
Other local french markets are held weekly in
Lezignan Corbieres, Narbonne, St Chinian, Olonzac