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Traditional Stone Farmhouse, Private Pool, nr Beach, Carcassonne & Canal du Midi



Updated: 17-Oct-2016
Sleeps up to 13, peaceful location nestling in vineyards and hills but close to shops / activities, 45 mins from airports

A stunning 120 year old stone farm house lovingly restored in a French style but with modern, open and comfortable living space (over 2,500 square feet).

4 large double rooms (all with views) and one super large room with 4 single beds.

The large outside private pool and garden is perfect for sunbathing / BBQ/ kids play area. The house is also well equipped for family entertainment with (free) Wi-Fi, a table tennis table, mountain bikes, table football, magnetic darts board and many other games. Guests may also use the telephone which is free for all land-line calls in Europe.

The feature most remarked upon by our guests, is the terrace balcony outside the kitchen which is the perfect spot to eat 'Al Fresco' and admire the views over the hills, vineyards and pool terrace.

We fell in love with the house when we first saw it in 2010, and had to make an offer on it straight away! It sits on the side of a valley, surrounded by vineyards and with stunning views over the Corbierre Hills. It feels peaceful with only the sounds of the wildlife (mostly cicadas , birds and toads) to be heard and yet it is at the centre of all the good things to do in the Languedoc as well as being only a short cycle-ride away to pick-up your baguettes in the near-by shops.

Please try the link to our personal web site (saintandre.yolasite.com) which provides lots more photos / videos of the house and things to do in the area.

We bought and refurbished it for ourselves and later decided to rent it out for others to enjoy. That means that you feel that you are staying in in a home rather than a bland holiday rental.

More Details
  • Sleeps 13
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The property is owned by Chris & Claudine.

We live in London with 2 kids. Claudine is half French which really helped with the refurbishment process! We visit ourselves as often as we can and love the house and area.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Claudine & Chris, Just back in work now after a wonderful week at Pradines. The house is lovely, one of the best we've ever stayed in! Its so peaceful there and relaxing, which is what we were in great need of, thank you very much. I am sure that you will get lots of repeat bookings and recommendations once people find out about it, we certainly will recommend it to friends. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

From : Helen Shepherd Aug 2010

We had such a wonderful stay at Pradines this summeras an ideal location for day trips, whether it be canoeing,boat trips,swimming in the river at pretty Le Grasse, or taking in some local history at a medieval Castle in Carcassonne. There really was something for everyone!

The house is delightful, very comfortable, including the beds which for me is often the thing I dread most about summer holidays. The pool is ideal, well maintained, with a variety of floats etc for the children to use.
Mar 2011
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Great experience overall

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts, super comfortable and spacious house

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

From the moment my family and I saw this lovely house we knew we would have a happy week's holiday. We all loved it there, the pool especially was enjoyed by everyone and the house itself was just perfect for the nine of us. The area is stunning, absolutely beautiful; there are plenty of walks to enjoy, with vineyards in abundance. Narbonne and other places are easy to get to if you want to venture further. The house is spacious, very clean and has everything you need; the owners are very friendly and were always contactable. It was a truly lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic holiday location

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a week at Pradines and we had a great holiday. The property is outstanding and the location is superb. You can shut the gate and just sit and watch the world go by in a tranquil unspoilt part of the world, or take a short car journey to Narbonne or Narbonne Plage for something a bit livelier.

A great feature in the property is the bedrooms located on different levels, so if there is a large group (we had 11) you can split up and have your own space. Especially in the self contained room on the gound floor.

So I can whole heartedly reccomend Pradines.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The area is in a great location, central for all the activities (beach, Carcassonne, Canal du Midi) and main towns but with a quiet country feeling. The views over the local vineyards and Corbierre Hills are stunning.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Beziers and Carcassonne at 38 Miles

Special interest holidays:

Popular tourist attractions / day visits are Carcassonne, Canal du Midi, Beziers, the African Nature Reserve at Sigeon, Collioure, the Water Park at Carcassonne Plage, the local Cathar castles and abbeys, lovely old Medieval towns everywhere! and wine tasting in the nearby Chateaux. The surrounding area is in fact famous for its local 'Corbieres' wines.


The best beaches are at Narbonne Plage, Gruissan and Leucate.

The weather stays warm through to December making it a great winter break.


Airports: Perpignan (45 mins drive) e.g. Fly Be from Southampton. (May thru Sept)

Carcassonne (45 mins) e.g. Ryan Air from London Stansted.

Beziers (40 mins) e.g. Ryan Air from Luton, Bristol. Flybe.com from Southamton NEW (May thru Sept)

Toulouse (1 hour 30 mins) e.g. BA from London Heathrow.

Montpellier (1hr 15mins) e.g. East Jet from Luton.


Pradines is a charming hamlet; a cluster of 3 former wine buildings around a small chateau. The vineyards still surround the house. There is an ‘in-the-country feeling’, but the neighbouring town of St Andre de Roquelongue is only 3 mins away and offers a bakery, grocery, post office, garage, tennis courts and, of course, a pharmacy! It is 15 mins to Narbonne with more shops and a Hypermarket. It is also only 30 mins to the lovely Mediterranean beaches and 45 mins to Carcassone and Beziers.

Further Details:

The area is famous for its lovely medieval towns (eg the famous walled-city of Carcassonne with its 13th century castle, and Beziers and Perpignan), it has a warm and sunny climate (averages 300 days of sun per year), the Canal du Midi (with its option to hire boats for a lovely day out) and its long, sandy beaches. It has the benefits of its more glamorous neighbour the Cote D'Azur but without the traffic jams, high prices and overcrowding. You come here to unwind, enjoy the outdoor living, explore the cities and relax in the sun.

The house provides a great central base (directly in the middle of the region) for exploring the Languedoc. There are plenty of nearby outdoor activities available including river kayaking, jet skiing, sailing, golf, tennis, cycling, horse-riding and quad-biking.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
3 Sep 2016 - 24 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season
25 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
2 Sep 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Saturday to Saturday bookings are generally required in peak season. There may be some flexibility in other months. If you are a small group and do not require the whole house, reduced rates are available. Cleaning and laundry costs are included.

NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion. 25% payment due on booking and full payment needed 6 weeks prior to stay.

£200 security deposit taken & refunded on departure.

Changeover Day:
Saturday preferred but there might be flexibility outside peak times

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for groups of 8 to 13 people using all rooms. The house also works really well for smaller groups, even just a couple and lower rates are available outside of the high season for smaller groups. We are particularly keen to fill the house in the off season so try us and if it is free we might offer better rates.

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From the Owner

The house has been refurbished (in 2010) to a very high level. It maintains its traditional farmhouse feel with stone walls, oak beams and traditional décor but, at the same time, has contemporary bathrooms and high speed Wi-Fi and all the other modern comforts that we like on holiday.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2500 sq. ft.


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Modern bathroom with wet room (Italien) shower
  • 1st and 2nd floors: Large modern family bathrooms each with shower, bath and loo. The one on the 1st floor has a large corner bath and walk in shower. Ground floor: En suite shower room and loo.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 2 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 4 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 12/13 people (5 Bedrooms). Notes on bedrooms: Top Floor: Spacious top Mezzanine floor with 4 single beds (ideal for children) + games area, and 2 new double bedrooms. 1st Floor: 1 spacious double bedroom. Ground floor: Self contained double bedroom with en-suite. All rooms have lovely views.


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Overall, the space suits many different parties, ideal for two large families but also cosy enough for just one couple. Ground floor: The self contained guest suite comprises a double bedroom, walk-in shower room, separate toilet and a small utility area including a washing machine. This room is underneath the kitchen and part of the main building but there is no internal access to the house above. Access is via the external stairs (so you may not want young children on their own in this room). Outside: Outside there is large pool (8m x 4m) (that can be heated upon request for a small fee) surrounded by a spacious terrace with plenty of room for sun-bathing. There is a real countryside feel when outside as you are amongst the vineyards with great views over the hills. There is a patio table with 10 chairs - perfect for party / BBQ (BBQ provided), 2 large umbrellas and sun loungers. There is also ample shade from the overhanging maple tree. The main gravelled garden includes a swing for children and enough space for them to run around quite freely as the access road only has a few cars passing every day. The drive will take several cars and one car can be kept inside a lockable garage. Outside, outdoor games available include table tennis and boules (or petanque as the French call it!) and a swing-ball. At the back of the house are several walks up a small hill with lovely views as well as a mini rock escarpment which can be scrambled up. Utility Room: Next to the en-suite bathroom on the ground floor there is an area with washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen is included. These are changed weekly and the house cleaned before and after your visit. (Note you will need to bring your own beach towels.) Other: The dining area leads to a large fully-equipped kitchen (this is below the Mezzanine level so there is a great feeling of space with views up to the high roof beams and original stone walls).

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