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Mansion House

Canet d’Aude, Carcassonne, Languedoc

  • 14-18
  • 9
  • 6

Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 14-18
  2. 6 Double Bedrooms
  3. 1 Triple Bedroom
  4. 2 Twin Bedrooms
  5. 6 Bathrooms
  6. WiFi
  7. *Heated Pool
  8. Games room
  9. Table Tennis
  10. Table Football
  11. Pool Table
  12. Boules area
  13. Restaurant 300m
  14. Shops 300m
  15. Village House
  16. Small Party Rates (for up to 14 & 16 people)
  17. ***Air conditioning at extra cost
  • Lower Ground Floor: Kitchen (2 dishwashers, microwave, hob, oven, 2 fridges, 2 freezers, TV) with breakfast bar, small dining table and access to front courtyard. Honesty wine cellar. Utility room with washing machine and drying area. Games room (table tennis, pool table and table football). Cinema room with Netflix access, sofas, fridge and area for drinks.
  • Raised Ground Floor: Entrance hall. Dining room. Living room (ornamental fireplace, WiFi). Doors to terrace overlooking the courtyard. Family bathroom with shower and separate bath. Bedroom 1: Double with en suite WC and sink. Bedroom 2: Twin beds (more suited to children/teens, adjoining bedroom 1 but also with own entrance).
  • First Floor: Bedroom 3: Principal large double with en suite shower room (can be split into 2 singles on request and can sleep an extra 2 children with 2 pop up beds). Bedroom 4: large double (can be split into 2 singles) and en suite shower room. Bedroom 5: large double (can be split into 2 singles) with en suite shower room. Bedroom 6: Twin bedroom (can be made into a large double) with en suite shower room.
  • Second Floor: Bedroom 7: double bedroom. Bedroom 8: 3 single beds or 1 large double (splitable) with single day bed. Bedroom 9: twin bedroom. Family shower room. 
  • Outside: Courtyard and barn areas for outside dining. Barbecue. Enclosed grounds and gardens with fruit trees and fenced in shallow brook**. Parking.
  • Private *heated and fenced swimming pool (9m x 4.5m).

This delightful manor house is set on the edge of a pretty village surrounded by the charming vineyards of the department of Aude in the heart of Languedoc. A grand and sympathetically restored property ideal for multi generational groups looking for a relaxed stay with private pool and good quality accommodation. Built in 1830 as a show of influence for the wealthiest local landowner and wine producer in the area, Mansion House is spacious and its flexible accommodation offers different rates for groups of up to 14, 16 and full occupancy of 18 guests. The property has retained plenty of original character and has been thoughtfully decorated by the current interior designer owners who live privately adjacent and are on hand if required. 

The property is set over four levels, the lower ground floor houses a superb kitchen, an 'honesty wine cellar', games room and cinema room with fridge and sofas for enjoying films, Netflix and sporting events.
The raised ground floor level boasts a grand hall, dining room and spacious living room, and bedrooms are located over the three floors.

Outside is a courtyard, large garden, and heated swimming pool area offering an abundance of privacy and relaxation opportunities. The imposing main façade is of quarried sandstone with a curved stone balustrade and staircase rising to the front terrace – a very popular spot for apéritifs, overlooking the front courtyard. There is a private all weather outdoor dining area for up to 17 people and summer kitchen as well as barbecue area. The large garden is enclosed with a small shallow brook running through the bottom of the garden with all kinds of fish, offering opportunities for a line and hook or a bucket for the younger guests and just over the road are two public tennis courts; the owners provide a selection of racquets and balls!

It's a short walk to the village of Canet where you will find a small selection of shops including a boulangerie and grocers as well as a pizza restaurant and weekly market. A larger supermarket can be found in Lézignan Corbières (4km) and opportunities for tasting and purchasing wine are numerous! We recommend a stroll along the Canal du Midi which is a few minutes' drive away for walks and bike rides along its tree lined towpaths.
The Mediterranean coast is a half hour drive with easy access to Narbonne Plage (34km) and Gruissan (35km). If the beaches are too crowded in mid summer there is a family friendly lake nearby in Homps with café, lifeguard and plenty of free parking. Narbonne (15km) itself has very pretty tree lined streets, great shopping and numerous eating opportunities in a variety of restaurants to suit all tastes. World renowned and majestic as ever, Carcassonne (45km), a UNESCO World Heritage site, is well worth a day trip: keep an eye out for frequent events and festivals that take place throughout the year. If this was not enough the Spanish border is just over an hour's drive (104km); Figueras (129km) in Spain and Colioure (109km), still on the French side, make for interesting days out. The property can be accessed by a variety of airport options: Carcassonne (54km), Béziers (57km), Perpignan (76km), Toulouse (148km), Nîmes (163km), Montpellier (114km).

  • The 14 person rate includes 7 bedrooms only (bedrooms 2 and 9 will be closed off). The 16 person rate includes 8 bedrooms (either bedroom 2 or 9 will be closed). The 18 person rate includes all 9 bedrooms.
  • The property does not cater for weddings or stag/hen parties due to the village location.
  • Please note that there is a local tourist tax to pay: £1.50 per night for guests aged 18 and over.
  • *Pool is open May to September. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures. Pool can be open on request and heated at extra cost between end of September and end of April.
  • ***If required A/C is available at extra cost as follows: No extra cost in the Dining Room. Top floor bedrooms only €150 per week. Rest of the house for €350 pw. All payable locally on arrival with owners.

Pricing & Availability

Additional Pricing Information

All Prices are per property, not per person.

Please note that all visitors to France aged 18 and over are required to pay a Tourist Tax. We collect this tax prior to your holiday and remit it on your behalf. The notes above specify the amount per person per night which will be added to your booking.

The 14 person rate includes 7 bedrooms only (bedrooms 2 and 9 will be closed off). The 16 person rate includes 8 bedrooms (either bedroom 2 or 9 will be closed). The 18 person rate includes all 9 bedrooms.

Location of Mansion House

Locality

Great Things to Do Near Mansion House

Day at the beach

The coast is about an 40 minutes drive, either at Narbonne-Plage with its marina, or at the less developed Gruissan which is backed by lagoons and salt flats.

Walk into the village

Wander to the village to mix with the locals at the bar, or to enjoy a leisurely meal at the local restaurant. You can sample some of the delicious local wines without having to worry about driving home.

Visit Narbonne

Take a day trip to this attractive and interesting city which was once a seaport but now lies about 15km inland due to centuries of silt pushing the shoreline out. However, the Canal de la Robine offers a pleasant waterside setting for a stroll. After working up an appetite, the large covered marketplace, Les Halles, is a great place for soaking up the atmosphere whilst sampling some tasty morsels. In the afternoon, take in the sights which include a partially built cathedral, the medieval bishop’s palace with museum and art gallery, and the Horreum, a Roman underground warehouse.

Taste the local wines

In such a key wine-growing area, it would be almost a crime not to sample some Languedoc wines during your visit! You can even take a vineyard tour to see a little behind the scenes and meet the vintners.

Natural park Narbonne

On the coast just outside of Narbonne you can immerse yourself in nature with the chance to see plenty of wildlife at the 'Narbonnaise en Méditerranée Natural Regional Park'. This protected area comprises unspoilt beaches, marshland and lagoons, and vineyards. Plenty of paths for hiking and walking.

A picture postcard walled city

As you approach Carcassonne, the sight of the medieval cité sitting atop its hill guarded by multi-tower ramparts won't fail to inspire. This superbly restored fortified town is a real delight to behold, with its fairytale turrets and cobbled streets full of boutique shops and inviting restaurants. It also has a dramatic history to discover, with stories of siege and tragedy as well as trade and prosperity. For all these reasons, it is deservedly popular, so we recommend getting there early in the day.

Teeing off

Keen golfers will find they are only 30km from the 18 hole course at Golf de Carcassonne. The course is 5758 metres, par 71 overall.

Cathar castles

Visit one or two of the area's castles which were associated with the Cathars, a religious group that were heavily persecuted in the medieval era. As you wander around a formidable fortress perched on a high hilltop, the tales of siege and battle, bravery and tragedy are not difficult to conjure up.

Take a boat trip

At Carcassonne or in Narbonne, you can join a pleasantly unrushed canal boat trip on the Canal du Midi. Commentary is given in English and Spanish as well as French.

Nearby

Towns/Villages

Narbonne 20 mins 
Carcassonne 50 mins 
Pezenas 1 Hr  
Perpignan 1 Hr 5 mins 
Montpellier 1 Hr 35 mins 
Nimes 2 Hrs  

Beaches

Narbonne Plage 40 mins 
Valras Plage 50 mins 
Marseillan Plage 1 Hr 10 mins 
Sète 1 Hr 25 mins 

Airports

Carcassonne 50 mins 
Béziers - Cap d'Agde 1 Hr  
Montpellier 1 Hr 20 mins 
Perpignan 1 Hr 25 mins 
Toulouse 2 Hrs 15 mins 

ports

Bilbao 5 Hrs 40 mins 
Santander 6 Hrs 40 mins 
St Malo 8 Hrs 40 mins 
Le Havre 9 Hrs 30 mins 
Caen 9 Hrs 45 mins 
Roscoff 10 Hrs  
Cherbourg 10 Hrs 20 mins 
Calais 11 Hrs  
Times are approximate

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