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Domaine Saladry - 3 stunning 4 star Gites with 360 views, 14x7m pool set in 3H - Les Acacias - 4 Beds sleeps 8

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Les Acacias - 4 Beds sleeps 8

4 star rated, Les Acacias is designed to provide lots of space for larger groups of up to 8 people.

Entrance through triple south facing glazed doors to double height lounge/mezzanine, dining and kitchen area with large wood burning stove and open fire. Additional all year round dining in covered loggia with wood fired oven. Patio doors to private garden. Large downstairs bedroom and family bathroom and separate WC. Stairs leading to large mezzanine area with additional lounge area, plus twin bedroom and 2 large double bedrooms and further bathroom. With a large fireplace, 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.

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:
18 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 Acacias - 4 Beds sleeps 8in Villepinte in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs toilet / shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs family bathroom
  • Large downstairs family bathroom with walk in shower with 'Grohe' thermostatic shower controls. Large roll-top bath with shower attachment, twin sinks and mirrors, large heated towel rail and hotel quality towels, separate WC. Upstairs shower and toilet, shower enclosure with 'Grohe' thermostatic shower controls, WC, sink and mirror, large heated towel rail and hotel quality towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs king size bed - north facing
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Downstairs king size bed - south facing
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs king size bed with seating for 2 - South facing
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs twin beds - north facing
  • Books ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • 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. 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 Acacias - 4 Beds sleeps 8
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews

Spacious, comfortable, excellent amenities, wonderful views.

  • 5 of 5

The welcome started before our arrival, we really appreciated emails with precise directions, "any requests?" etc. Upon our arrival the friendly, helpful owners greeted us & made sure we would be comfortable. We loved the spaciousness of the rooms also their cleanliness. The extent of the grounds meant that everyone had plenty of space, & room for activities.

We hope to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for choosing Domaine Saladry; and for posting such a positive review - it really helps us grow our business. We're really pleased you enjoyed your time here, it is a pity you had such a short stay, we would love to welcome you back if you should return to the area. A Bientot Best regards Vickie & Neil Malyon
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The house and domain are outstanding along with the views across the valley.

  • 5 of 5

Neil and Vickii were excellent hosts and nothing was too much, even down to the DVD loan

The house has everything you need and more and the space is fabulous

The pool and outbuildings are second to none with the added advantage of the quiet and peaceful surroundings

We rented bikes for the day and cycled along the canal , fab , stopping along the way to watch the various boats come through the mirade of locks

We highly recommend a stay to chill out and relax

We will definitely return


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  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Yvonne for taking the time to review your stay at Domaine Saladry, also thank you for choosing us for holiday. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here; and of course we would love to welcome you all back. Best regards Vickie & Neil Malyon Domaine Saladry
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A great place for some peace and tranquility

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic family holiday staying in the two-bed Les Pins accommodation. The owners Neil and Vickie were there to greet us on arrival and proved really helpful throughout the week (without being intrusive). It's a fantastic place for a family holiday and there is lots to do within a relatively short drive.

The outdoor space is great and the views superb. Our one-year-old son loved the paddling pool Neil set up for him and my parents loved the local area for walks (particularly along the nearby canal).

Vickie was kind enough to show us the other two other bigger gites too and they were fabulous. We hope to return again as a bigger group in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Week end formidable

  • 5 of 5

Le gîte "Les Acacias" est très bien équipé, spacieux et très propre ; nous avons particulièrement apprécié la chaleur du poêle à bois, la superficie des pièces, le grand air et l'environnement champêtre.

Enfin un grand merci à Vickie et à son mari pour leur acceuil très chalereux et leur grande disponibilité.

A très bientôt certainement;


  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Phillipe pour avoir pris le temps de revoir Les acacias au domaine Saladry - nous sommes très heureux que vous avez apprécié votre séjour avec nous. Nous espérons néanmoins que cela vous aidera dans vos recherches. Si vous choisissez de venir à la région à nouveau. Meilleurs voeux et bientôt Vickie et Neil
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Les Acacias

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Les Acacias which is in a beautiful spot and immaculately maintained with lovely grounds. The property is stylish and comfortable with king size beds and plenty of space, in fact we had difficulty choosing between the bedrooms! We found the supermarket at Bram really convenient, it's just a short drive away and had everything you need, plus the centre of Bram has local shops and a food market mid week. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to review Domaine Saladry, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Les Acaicas. If you should choose to come back to the Languedoc; then we would love to welcome you back. Best regards Neil & Vickie Malyon
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Wonderful vacation near Carcassonne

  • 5 of 5

Les Acacias is really a very spacious and tastefully decorated accomodation. We have spend four nights there as a family with two small kids and the grandparents and loved it very much. Domaine Saladry is a real paradise for the whole familiy which offers fantastic views from the grounds as well as even from the window in the kitchen. The pool is just amazing, clean, well maintained and also with a great view.

The welcome was very friendly we felt comfortable from the first second. Vickie and Neil are lovely people and great hosts. We would definitely recommend this accomodation and if we will ever come back to this part of France we would be very happy to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking time to review your stay at Domaine Saladry, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Of course, if you were to come back to the Languedoc; we would love to welcome you back. A Bientot! Best regards Neil & Vickie
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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)