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Domaine Saladry - 3 stunning 4 star Gites with 360 views, 14x7m pool set in 3H - Les Cypres - 3 Beds sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Les Cypres - 3 Beds sleeps 6

4 star rated, 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.

About the property

FR21773 Domaine Saladry

Rated a 4 stars (Etoile de france) Domaine Saladry is more than 200 years old, a traditional French farmhouse 20 mins from Carcassonne airport and centre and 45mins from Toulouse. It has been renovated to provide 2, 3, and 4 bedroom gites offering stylish accommodation for up to 18 people. Surrounded by mature 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 close to Carcassonne and 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; through the vineyards and sunflowers or alongside the Canal du Midi. Many attractions within approx. 1 hour: the Mediterranean coast, Cathar castles, Medieval villages, the Pyrenees, Andorra, the ski resorts of the Ariege, and much more.

Property Manager
Neil Malyon
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Neil Malyon

The Domaine has been lovingly restored 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 wildlife, countryside and mountains. There are many interesting places to visit in the surrounding area; including the beautiful Mediterranean beaches. 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.

Neil Malyon purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Neil Malyon chose Villepinte

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 0.6 km easy walk from the Domaine.

What makes this cottage unique

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. We have many repeat visitors and guests that visit based upon recommendation.

Available Rentals

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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.


Accommodation and facilities for Les Cypres - 3 Beds sleeps 6in Villepinte in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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
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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Les Cypres - 3 Beds sleeps 6
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

A delightful rural location near Carcassonne

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Domaine Saladry- Neil and Vicky are excellent hosts with helpful local knowledge. Carcassonne is close by and the surrounding country side is unspoiled. We especially enjoyed being able to rent bikes from Neil and Vicky to explore the Canal du Midi. The accommodation was spacious, cosy and perfect for our group. A gem of a place, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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An exceptional gite complex in SW France

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely seven night stay at Domaine Saladry, staying in the Les Cypres gite.

The gite was exceptionally clean, well maintained and had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. The gite complex is perfect for families with the games barn and the swimming pool. We enjoyed a friendly game of ping pong or two and lazying by the pool (when the sun decided to pop out ! We were slightly unlucky with the weather).

Neil kindly let us borrow the BBQ and we enjoyed grilling alfresco as well as eating at the many restaurants nearby. Domaine Gayda is a must-do for food lovers, as is L'Ile aux Oiseaux (a charming fish restaurant by the canal). Speaking of the canal, cycling along the canal was a pleasure towards Castelnaudry, watching the boats navigate the locks and discovering the La Boutique De L' ecluse la Peyruque where a local potter sells her work.

Vickie and Neil take great pride in Domaine Saladry and their business. They were always on hand to answer any questions and were warm and welcoming from the moment we booked online until the day we left.

We would love to return with a larger group in the future, as it would be the perfect place for a holiday with friends or a family get-together.

All the best,

Simon, Marcus, Richard and Janet

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Preciosa propiedad con ubicación excelente

  • 5 of 5

Estuvimos en la propiedad para el puente de mayo. La ubicación de la granja es excelente, muy cerca de Carcassonne, unos 15 minutos, así como de Toulouse. Castelnaudry es la ciudad de cierta importancia más cercana. Es la cuna del "cassoulet", así que bien vale una visita. Domaine Saladry se encuentra a unos pocos metros del "Canal du midi", lo cual lo hace un punto muy interesante para aquellos que realizan la ruta en bicicleta. No era nuestro caso, pero esta cercanía al canal hace que se pueda disfrutar de paseos a lo largo de este muy agradables. En cuanto al domaine, nosotros en concreto nos quedamos en Les Cypres. La casa tiene todo lo que se pueda necesitar para estancias tanto cortas como largas, desde microondas hasta secador de pelo, pasando por plancha. Es una casa muy acogedora y decorada con muchísimo gusto. La propiedad está muy bien mantenida. Yo diría que las fotos de la página web no le hacen justicia. En cuanto a los propietarios, Neil y Vickie, son un encanto, y nos ayudaron en todo lo que les pedimos. Siempre están ahí para hacerte una recomendación de que visitar o donde comer.

Sin duda nos parece un lugar totalmente recomendable y estamos planeando ya nuestra próxima visita.

Familia Sánchez González

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias por tus amables palabras. Nos encantaría volver a alojarme si vas a visitar la zona de nuevo!
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Preciosa propiedad en un enclave magnífico

  • 5 of 5

Estos días en el Dominio Saladry de Villepinte han sido perfectos. La casa es tan bonita y tan cómoda que, sin ninguna duda, repetiremos. Estamos muy agradecidos de la hospitalidad de los propietarios, que han hecho todo fácil para nosotros. Lo recomendamos con toda seguridad!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location to visit friends, fantastic grounds, brilliant for kids and for safety, very relaxing pool with spectacular views, plus Neil and Vicky's attention to detail for the gites and their guests is great, inclusive of exceptionally clean and crisp bedding (small things/big impact). A great place and very happy guests - have booked next year.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking time to review your stay at Domaine Saladry, and thanks for your positive feedback. It's great that you have booked for next year, we look forward to welcoming you back. A Bientot Neil & Vickie
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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: 04-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Mont D'Olme
Nearest Beach
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)