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3 Stylish Gites With Large Pool Near Carcassonne - Les Cypres - 3 Beds sleeps 6



Updated: 10-Oct-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 Cypres - 3 Beds sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Les Cypres has 3 bedrooms, designed with a downstairs bedroom and en-suite bathroom, ideal for holidays with extended family.

Large lobby leading to downstairs bedroom and doorway through to open plan kitchen, dining and living area, large fireplace with wood burning stove.

Stairs to small landing leading to large double bedroom (additional bed could be added on request), twin bedroom and bathroom. With a large fireplace, 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 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Beautifully restored gite in a peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 10 days at Les Cypres. The gite was beautifully restored but still retained a traditional ambience. The grounds of La Domaine Saladry are delightful with wonderful views of the Pyrenees on clear days. The nearby Canal du Midi and surrounding towns and villages are ideal for short excursions.

Neil and Vickie were most helpful and very knowledgeable about the local region.

The peace and quiet we enjoyed there was refreshing.

We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Aude and your stay at Saladry and hope to see you again!
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What a beautiful find!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the most relaxing and enjoyable stay mainly because our 3 children were so happy and entertained. The outdoor games area and the swimming pool kept them amused all week they didn't even mention the fact there was no tv! The grounds are beautiful and the gite impeccably clean and we'll equipped. Extremely comfortable beds! So quiet and dark at night we have never slept so peacefully. We thank Vickie and Neil for being wonderfully friendly hosts and will definitely be back again .

Best wishes from the French Family .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking time to review Domaine Saladry, we are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay with us, we use all review feedback to develop our business. We would love to welcome you back; should you return to the Languedoc Regards Vickie & Neil
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at Domaine Saladry - this is our 3rd year of visiting. It's a peaceful location with fantastic views where the children can play freely. Our gites was well equipped with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Neil and Vickie are perfect hosts!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking time to review your stay with us at Domaine Saladry; and thank you again for choosing us for your summer holidays. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us; and also that you have chosen to come back in 2017. A Bientot Vickie and Neil
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Lovely gites in an idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! Lovely gites with fabulous pool, games hangar, views and friendly, helpful owners. We will definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Domaine Saladry; and thank you for your positive review. Should you want to come back to the Aude, then we would love to welcome you back. Regards Vickie and Neil
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Great out of season weekend break

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Les Cypres for a long weekend searching for some R&R from our busy lives. We received a lovely welcome from Vicky and Neil - very helpful and have lots of info on the local area! We headed off to Carcassone La cité and was in awe what a beautiful place! Settled down for the night in comfy beds and clean surroundings! Then the next morning we were absolutely blown away by the stunning views of the Pyrennes!! Had a great time there, pictures reflect the gite well. Nice and clean, spacious,lovely hosts! I am sure that we will be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking time to review Domaine Saladry; and for your kind words. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and we would love to welcome back at some point in the future. Neil & Vickie Malyon
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Great in all season!

  • 5 of 5

Great in all seasons!

We came across Domaine Saladry when we decided to look for a base to stay whilst we were traveling around France – and what a fantastic find it was!

This is one of those rare cases where the website is great, and the accommodation is even better. It was so good - we ended up staying for three months.

We stayed at 'Les Cypres’ which is one of the three charming gites available (all different sizes). It is extremely tastefully decorated and very comfortable, spacious and child friendly (our daughter and son-in law plus two young kids came to stay). Neil and Vickie (the owners) have impeccable taste and a great eye for interiors – we think they have got the mix of modern and antique French furniture just right. As our stay was in the winter, it was warm with electric or as we preferred with a cosy log fire and a glass of the lovely local wine. It was scrupulously clean – we couldn’t fault it, a real ‘home from home’.

Unfortunately were not able to take a plunge in the brand new huge new swimming pool but it looks very inviting for those summer months. The gites are set in huge gardens with spectacular views – so you feel like that you are in the heart of rural France. This area is also known for its history –Carcassonne castle is nearby and there is much to see and discover in the local area. During our long stay, we did not manage to see it all, but we will be back.

Now to the host and hostess – we couldn’t have wished for anyone more helpful than Neil and Vickie. Nothing was too much trouble and we cannot thank them enough for everything they did for us. They have a great knowledge of the local area – with lovely local towns, markets, history, carnivals and festivals all around, so just ask them and they will be happy to help. In the end, we were very sad to leave as we struck up a great friendship.

We would highly recommend Domaine Saladry for the perfect place for stay to experience this area.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for posting your review and your kind words. We are so glad that you both enjoyed your stay at Domaine Saladry and it was a pleasure to have your company. We would love to welcome you back; should you come back to the Aude. Our best wishes Neil & Vickie
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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
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Easter 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 £134
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: 10-Oct-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


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


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


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


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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • 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

  • 110 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite downstairs shower/WC
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Upstairs shower/WC
  • Newly refurbished with large 900x900mm shower trays with 'Grohe' thermostatic showers. WC, Sink and mirror, large heated towel rails and hotel quality towels are provided


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Downstairs king size bedroom with en suite toilet and shower
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Upstairs twin bedroom
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Large south facing master bedroom with seating area for 2.
  • 2 upstairs bedrooms, 1 with ornate king bed and 1 with twin beds 1 downstairs bedroom with ornate king bed and en suite bathroom, Additional beds and cots can be provided.


  • 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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