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3 Stylish Gites With Large Pool Near Carcassonne - Les Pins - 2 Beds sleeps 5



Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Gites, Nr. Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc Rousillon, France - Tranquil Location, 10 Minutes Walk To Canal Du Midi, stunning Views Of Black Mountains And Pyrenees

Domaine Saladry is a 200 year old traditional French farmhouse that has been renovated to provide 2, 3, and 4 bedroom gites offering stylish accommodation for up to 18 people. Surrounded by landscaped gardens with a new 14 x 7 metre pool, sun terraces and fully equipped pool house. The Domaine is located in the Aude valley next to the Canal du Midi at Villepinte and can be easily accessed from Autoroute A61(J22), Carcassone Airport (20 minutes) and Toulouse airport (50 mins). Each Gite has access to dining areas in the grounds with gas fired BBQ's. We have a Large shaded hanger (170m2) with games including table tennis, giant jenga, darts and bar football, this space is also great for an evening aperitif!. There are Children’s swings; and benches to relax in the grounds to enjoy the spectacular views of the Pyrenees and Black Mountains. Bikes are available for a ride in the local countryside or alongside the Canal du Midi. Attractions within approx. 1 hour of the Domaine: the Mediterranean coast, Cathar castles, Ancient villages, the Pyrenees, Andorra, the ski resorts of the Ariege, and much more.

Details for holiday cottage Les Pins - 2 Beds sleeps 5, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

Les Pins has 2 very large bedrooms (27m2 each) with en-suite bathrooms, ideal to be rented by 2-4 (+1) people, or outside of the high season, each room could be rented on a shorter or longer term

With a traditional cast iron spiral staircase, large open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area with triple south facing glazed doors. A wood burning stove, 200 yr old exposed beams, terracotta floors and furnished classically and sympathetically with antique French and English furniture and original artworks and prints. Free, fast and unlimited WIFI is included.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

The Domaine has been lovingly restored during to provide three stylish and comfortable gites. Each gite offers very spacious accommodation. The grounds surrounding the Domaine are tranquil and offer wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and mountains. There are many interesting places to visit in the surrounding area; or the beautiful Mediterranean beaches can be easily reached. This is our first venture into running a holiday rental business and we want all of our guests to love the Domaine as much as we do. We welcome any feedback that will make stays more enjoyable for future guests.

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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


super gîte et propriétaires aux petits soins

  • 5 of 5

Notre séjour de 2 nuits au mois d'octobre s'est magnifiquement bien déroulé. Nous étions agréablement surpris de la beauté du gîte, de sa propreté, son calme... Le gîte "les pins" est composé de 2 chambres mais de 5 lits très confortables avec 2 salles de bain très fonctionnelles. Nous aurions aimé rester plus longtemps mais nous reviendrons pour profiter de l'immense jardin, la piscine et la vue magnifique.

Les propriétaires, Neil et Vickie sont des personnes aux petits soins et très gentils, merci beaucoup!

Réservez sans attendre.


  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best of Everything!

  • 5 of 5

A gite of the very highest standard.....everything you could need and beautifully and tastefully furnished; the location ideal for the Canal du Midi and neighbouring towns and villages; perfect for cycling. The grounds of Domaine Saladry are extensive with facilities to suit all ages; a beautiful pool and views. Vickie and Neil were always on hand but never intrusive. Very good value for money.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Domaine Saladry. Thank you for your positive review, it means a lot to us, and helps us develop our business. We would love to welcome you back; should you should choose to come back to the Languedoc. Best wishes Neil & Vickie
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Utterly magical

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic setting, beautiful house decorated to high level, pristinely clean, gorgeous rooms, wonderful friendly hosts full of local knowledge and wine tips. Gardens magnificent and a pool quite simply to die for. Our beach fanatic teens didn't want to leave the side of the pool it was that good. The place has it all, thoughtfully presented for your every need. Cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay so much and would love to have you back if you visit the area again! Neil and Vickie
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  • 4 of 5

We stayed for our vacations and it was a marvelous experience. The place is perfect, the house its so beautiful and clean. And the owner are a amazing couple that make our vacation more perfect . Thank you Vickie and Neil.

Merche from Barcelona

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review your stay at Domaine Saladry. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here. Should you ever come box to the Aude, we would love to welcome you back Regards Neil & Vickie Malyon
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Even better the second time

  • 5 of 5

Our short break before Christmas was just as enjoyable as our first visit in the summer - maybe even more so, the spotlessly clean, comfortable gite being wonderfully cosy with the wood burner going. We took up Neil and Vickie's offer of transport, rather than hiring a car and were so glad we did: not only did we have the hassle-free luxury of being picked up and dropped off at the airport, we were taken to all the places we wanted to visit in the comfortable minibus with the benefit of Neil and Vickie's excellent local knowledge and helpful, kind suggestions that made our visit even more memorable. They seemed to be able to blend in our requests with their own plans, visits to local markets etc without anything seeming to be any trouble at all. Would recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing break with as little or as much assistance from their hosts as they need. Especially enjoyed the night visit to Carcassonne for an excellent meal at a beef restaurant, and enjoyed the Cite's Christmas lights and ice rink: being able to visit the Christmas markets in Toulouse before departing was also fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amanda and Richard, Thanks so much for your kind words. We also enjoyed spending time visiting local places in the winter and discovering some new places to eat and the pre Xmas atmosphere in the local towns. As always, we are happy to have helped and you will always receive a warm welcome!
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A beautiful little getaway

  • 5 of 5

Me and my girlfriend loved our stay at Domaine Saladry. Neil and Vickie were exceptional hosts and we honestly can't praise them enough!

Our accommodation 'Les Pins' was immaculate upon arrival, A great first impression and the accommodation continued to impress throughout our stay. Well furnished, great facilities and a breathtaking view to boot.

The pool was not open due to the winter climate but even so, you could tell how well maintained it was, Sun loungers, showers and a incredible view over looking the Pyrenees.

The hanger area was great for a us big kids! Well maintained with table football, ping-pong and darts all made available to us I was definitely in my element.

Overall I can't recommend Domaine Saladry highly enough. Neil and Vickie are great hosts and their gites are set up to accommodate all kind of holidaymakers. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday and we can't wait to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Domaine Saladry; and especially pleased that you enjoyed the facilities in our games hangar - we have tried to cater for all our guests requirements. We would love to welcome you back should you choose to visit the Languedoc again Best wishes Neil and Vickie Malyon
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"Visit Mirepoix on Monday morning, then head for one of the many restuarants around the medei..."
"Visit the Revel Saturday morning market. Pick up a hot spit roasted chicken, fabulous french..."
"Head first to the old town of Gruisson, climb up to the old fort to take in the view and wan..."
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"Drive to Andorra via Mirepoix, Lavalanet, Tarascon, Ax les Thermes. A visit to see the cave ..."
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"Drive up the mountain top village of Rennes le Chateau and see if you believe the holy grail..."
"See if you can spot Flamingo's in the bay when driving the local road to Peyriac de Mer. Vis..."
"On a hot afternoon, take a late afternoon trip to a Minervois vinyard - Villepeyroux is a re..."
"A lovely village to visit for an afternoon or morning. Have a stroll around the bookshops or..."
"A short drive north of Carcassonne takes you up the Orbiel valley to Lastours. If you feel f..."

From the Owner

We purchased the Domaine in December 2012 after doing some holiday inspired house viewing in the Aude Valley. Having spent 15 years holidaying in France we came to; and really fell in love with the Aude valley as it offers countryside, mountains and beaches all within easy access. The Aude valley offers all the benefits of the climate in the South of France but is still very peaceful and traditional. The Domaine nestles in farmland but is very close to the road network which gives access to all that the Languedoc has to offer. The famous canal du midi is only a 0.7 km easy walk from the Domaine.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Villepinte at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Carcassonne at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bram at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A61 at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Villepinte at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Mont D'Olme at 45 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Narbonne at 100 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

For cyclists, walkers, and nature lovers the Domaine offers access to walking and cycling for all abilities in the surrounding countryside and hills, or alongside the Canal du Midi. For those more experienced cyclists you may ride on roads or mountains used in the Tour de France. There are numerous lakes in the Black Mountains where you can swim or hire boats.

We have a VW Transporter with 8 seats and will be happy to drop off/collect guests and bikes. We are also able to provide wine tours in the Corbieres, Minervois and Limoux AOC wine regions - Please contact us to discuss further.


1 hour drive to Mediterranean beaches. Nearest beach Gruissan plage.

20 minutes to Lac St. Ferriol in the Black Mountains with beach areas and waterspouts facilities


10 hour drive from Eurotunnel Calais.

50 mins drive from Toulouse Airport

20 mins drive from Carcassonne Airport

Use of car is recommended


0.6 km from Canal stop at Villepinte.

1.5 km to Villepinte village and local convenience shop/bakery

5 km to Bram

25 km to Carcassonne world heritage site

Further Details:

Restaurant and Bar in Villepinte - Les deux Acacias

Reasonably priced fuel in Villepinte with supermarket with fresh bread (1.5 km away) open 8am to 8pm daily

Large supermarkets located next to each motorway junction (5 km and 10 km away)

Local market Wednesday morning and ATM in Bram (5 km away)


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
7 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Xmas 2016
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Spring 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Early summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Summer 2017
23 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Autumn 2017
6 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Xmas 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £127
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
Booking via website
30% deposit required upon booking
Full balance of payment due 8 weeks before arrival
Euro 300 deposit taken, fully refunded within 1 week if property left as found
More flexibility on arrival and departure times and length of stay outside of high season

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday
Arrivals from 4pm
Departures by 10am
More flexibility will be available on request and dependant on other bookings

Notes on prices:
Outside of the high season rentals rentals shorter than 1 week will be available on request based on availability.
Please enquire about longer term rental outside of the high season.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 05-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

We live at Domaine Saladry alongside our guests and are on hand to offer advice, information and maps to anyone staying or can respectfully provide guests peace and quiet if required. We have an 8 seater VW Transporter and are happy to drop off/pick up guests on request and by arrangement. The mature grounds offer a very tranquil place for visitors, the views are outstanding and the pool complex has been specifically designed for relaxation and enjoyment for all age groups.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • mountain biking

Floor Area

  • 80 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Newly refurbished with large 900x900mm showers with 'Grohe' thermostatic showers. WC, sink and mirror, large heated towel rails and hotel quality towels are provided. Velux roof windows provide plentiful natural light.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, South facing
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, North facing. Additional single day bed added in 2016
  • Both bedrooms are very large at approximately 27sq m2 with original beams and vaulted ceilings. Ornate Kingsize beds with hotel grade cotton sheets. Both bedrooms have seating areas and are furnished classically and sympathetically with antique French and English furniture and original artworks and prints. For 2016 season, an additional single day bed has been added to the 2nd bedroom to offer additional sleeping options for families with children of differing ages.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: All accommodation has been totally renovated during autumn/winter 2013/2014 to offer traditional French style with modern comfort. Les Pins and Les Cypres could be rented together as 5 bedroom gite with inter-connecting door (locked at all other times). WIFI to all Gites and good 3G signal Hair Dryers in all Gites High-chairs and cots are available on request. Additional beds are available on request. Outside: The Domaine is set in 7.5 acres, much of it landscaped with mature trees and an orchard. There are secluded eating areas and BBQ's available for guests to dine al fresco. The grounds offer spectacular views of the Black Mountains to the north and the Pyrenees to the South. The secluded pool area has terracing, sun loungers, parasols, Solar shower, table/chairs and hammock. The poolhouse offers a kitchen area with fridge, additional seating, WC, and changing room. The pool area is totally fenced and Children up to 16 must be accompanied at all times. The Hanger offers a large shaded area with seating and family games. Bikes can be hired for a small fee.

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