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Mansion for 2-14 people, enclosed garden, PRIVATE HEATED POOL - near Carcasonne

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Stunning Mansion with annex, 4 resp 7 bedrooms, Ensuites, Private Pool & Garden

'Coup de Coeur and Coup de Coeur PLUS', available to rent for self catering holidays, is ideal for families or groups of friends who want to relax, enjoy outdoor activities, boating and sightseeing as well as have all amenities on their doorstep.

This 19th century property with annex has been renovated to today's living standarts yet kept its original style with elegant décor throughout the house.

Grand and spacious room, fully equipped designer kitchen, elegant separate dining room and an office. Modern amenities like WiFi, Internet, Laptop, Sky TV and European Satellite Orange TV are provided.

EXCLUSIVE use of the enclosed south facing garden with PRIVATE POOL (heated April-June/September-October). The summer kitchen (fireplace, BBQ and 6 flame Rosière cooker) and the Patio invite out-door living.

You will find a mobile slide into the Pool for the youngsters (and the young at heart), as well as bikes for a ride along the Canal du Midi.

The property is situated in the attractive market town of Bram which lies along the Canal du Midi and has many shops, restaurants, bars, bakeries, butchers etc. as well as a weekly farmers market on Wednesday morning.

The UNESCO World heritage sites Canal du Midi and Carcassonne Cite are only 5 min and 15 mins from the house. Other attractions such the beautiful medival market town of Mirepoix, Cathar Castles, the Mediterranean coast, the Pyrenées and Andorra with its ski resorts are all within 1 hour of the house!

Many kids attractions including; Safari Parc Australien (Carcassonne), Middle Age Museum (Carcassonne), Les Aigles du Lordat (Lordat) ect.

Outdoor activities; Trekking, hiking, climbing, boating on the Canal du Midi (Port de Bram), white water sports like rafting, canoeing, kayaking on the Aude River, Mountain bike / cycle touring and many water sports.

Bram has its own railway station which has very good connections throughout the day.

Accessibility; The closest airport to Bram is Carcassonne Airport (19 km /15mins) also worth considering are Toulouse Airport (80 km/40mins), Beziers Airport (122 km/70mins) or Perpignan Airport (134 km/70mins).

More Details

Details for holiday chateau / country house Coup de Coeur - Plus, 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, 4 Bathrooms, 3 Separate WC's

'Coup de Coeur - PLUS', the entire property including annex, designed to provide lots of space for large families, family gatherings or groups of up to 14 guests.

7 very spacious bedrooms - 4 with ensuite bathrooms, family bathroom, 3 additional separate toilets on the Ground floor, First floor and Pool area. Pool shower. Garden, Patio and large Terrasse.

The garden with private pool, Patio and Terrasse are for your EXCLUSIVE USE.

IMPORTANT: We either let the whole property with annex or just the main property.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 3 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Petra and Paul have jointly spent over 45 years in Global Business Travel all over the world. In 2009, whilst based in Hong Kong, we purchased our house in Bram and spent 2 years restoring the property to modern standards and converting it to a family home.

Having taken early retirement and experiencing Global travel as tourists, we decided to rent out 'Coup de Coeur'.

With Petra being a Swiss and Paul an English national, we share our non traveling time between the UK, Switzerland and France.

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Petra,

We were so sorry to have missed you, but had managed to leave early as we had a long way to go.



I think Victoria, our daughter had intended to leave a note in your visitors book, but in case she didnt, I just wanted to say what we thought.



The whole house was truly beautiful. I appreciated the attention to detail: the Gardenia diffusers, the L'Occitaine soap, the chandeliers, the colours of the walls and linen curtaining, the embroidered bedding, the lavender, the oleanders, and all the equipment we could possibly need. How lovely to have such a relaxed approach to leaving things for others to use.



The style of everything was inspiring. What an amazing vision you must have had to put together all those elements to create what you have done.



We all loved it. From little seven month old Violet who is now finding life without a pool and echoey hallways very dull indeed, to Ian who could sit in the shade and loose himself in a book, Leanne who could lie on a sunbed all day, Nathan who loved the kitchen and the BBQ, Victoria who 'lived' in the markets, Richard who had rare opportunities to spend all day with 5 year old Cecilia, and who taught her to dive in your pool, and last of all, 'moi', who, having fracture my shoulder 5 days before we left the uk, had chance to rest and be waited on.



So, from a very happy and relaxed H. family, thank you, and much luck in your venture.



With very best wishes,



Jean H.
Aug 2013
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21 Reviews

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based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

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One of the best.

  • 5 of 5

Bram was a little off the beaten track, a very small village/town and very quiet.

However the mansion was one of the best accommodations we have stayed in. It was spacious, clean, modern with a very French feel. Our only criticism was the temperature of the pool a little on the cool side. If you love walking, there are lots of countryside and paths to walk along.

You can get to Toulouse in about an hour by car and Narbone, a lovely seaside resort in a little under an hour and half.

Paul and Petra were both welcoming when we arrived and really helpful when we had a few domestic difficulties, all of which were dealt with promptly.

We all agreed we would love to return and for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous holiday in a beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Very stylish, well-equipped house with a beautiful garden of bright exotic flowers around a well sized pool and tumbling roses over a shady outside dining area. Petra and Paul have a wealth of information about the surrounding area and bend over backwards to help. Bram is a small town with a lovely patisserie, butchers, fishmongers, wine shop and Large Wednesday market. It also has a water park with Wake boarding. It's also only 15 mins on the train from Carcassonne.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

Brilliant Week.

  • 5 of 5

We were a family group plus 3 friends and the house was perfect for everyone. The bedrooms are stunning and the beds very comfortable and the bed linen beautiful. All 14 of us being able to eat together was great. There is plenty plates , cutlery etc. The pool though small was very popular particularly amongst the children, and the garden is beautiful. We spent the week here without any cars and it was not a problem - the house is very close to the train station and the Canal du Midi was about a 20 min walk to a very nice seafood restaurant. Another 25 min walk and one is at a lake where there is a restaurant doing lunches, paddle boarding, wake boarding very reasonably priced and swimming for free!! The town has 2 Boulangeries, a Charcoutery and a very, very good wine shop!! Carrefour is also only a 20 min walk. Petra and Paul are absolutely delightful hosts and very helpful getting set up initially. We would love to repeat the experience. Thank you so much to our great hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Geweldige vakantie in een groot overcompleet huis

  • 5 of 5

De mailwisseling voorafgaand aan een onze vakantie verliep al zeer prettig en uiterst vriendelijk. De eigenaars waren zelf zo meedenkend over onze vliegreis, dat we geen bedje hoefde mee te sjouwen, omdat zij dat voor ons hebben aangeschaft. Wat een luxe, wat een service!!

Na een super gastvrije ontvangst, hebben we een heerlijke week gehad in dit prachtige huis in een rustig dorpje.

Ideaal huis voor meerdere gezinnen! Het is huis is groot en overcompleet. Je kunt het zo gek niet bedenken of het was er. We hebben heerlijke dagjes weg beleefd in de omgeving vanwege een ideale ligging: dagje Carcassonne met de trein, een wijnproeverij op de fiets (met tolk, omdat de eigenaar zo vriendelijk was een Nederlandse tolk te regelen), dagje varen op het canal du midi en heerlijk gebarbecued bij het huis.

Het zwembad is verwarmd, we hebben er met zijn allen veel plezier gehad. Het zwembad heeft een alarm voor de veiligheid. Helaas ging deze meerdere malen ongewenst af, maar de eigenaar verzekerde ons dat het opgelost ging worden. Dus dat zal inmiddels wel zo zijn.

We hebben een geweldige vakantie gehad!

Dit huis is een echte aanrader!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Geweldige vakantie in een groot overcompleet huis

  • 5 of 5

De mailwisseling voorafgaand aan een onze vakantie verliep al zeer prettig en uiterst vriendelijk. De eigenaars waren zelf zo meedenkend over onze vliegreis, dat we geen bedje hoefde mee te sjouwen, omdat zij dat voor ons hebben aangeschaft. Wat een luxe, wat een service!!

Na een super gastvrije ontvangst, hebben we een heerlijke week gehad in dit prachtige huis in een rustig dorpje.

Ideaal huis voor meerdere gezinnen! Het is huis is groot en overcompleet. Je kunt het zo gek niet bedenken of het was er. We hebben heerlijke dagjes weg beleefd in de omgeving vanwege een ideale ligging: dagje Carcassonne met de trein, een wijnproeverij op de fiets (met tolk, omdat de eigenaar zo vriendelijk was een Nederlandse tolk te regelen), dagje varen op het canal du midi en heerlijk gebarbecued bij het huis.

Het zwembad is verwarmd, we hebben er met zijn allen veel plezier gehad. Het zwembad heeft een alarm voor de veiligheid. Helaas ging deze meerdere malen ongewenst af, maar de eigenaar verzekerde ons dat het opgelost ging worden. Dus dat zal inmiddels wel zo zijn.

We hebben een geweldige vakantie gehad!

Dit huis is een echte aanrader!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Wonderful weekend in Bram

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful weekend in Bram. The house was more than amazing. The pictures do not do it justice!! We had a lovely warm welcome with a bottle of fizz to get the weekend started. The kitchen was so equipped, a cooks dream. We will definitely be back. Thank you for letting us stay in your home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Bram at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Sète at 160 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Carcassonne at 26 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bram at 0.7 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Bram at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bram at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Ax Bonascre, Ax-Les-Thermes, FR at 152 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Narbonne Plage & Gruissan at 95 Kilometres Car: recommended

Bram is an attractive market town which lies along the Canal du Midi, midway beetween Castelnaudary and Carcassonne in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of the South of France. Its red-roofed streets circling around a central church (snail-village) , making it easily visible from the air as you fly in. It is surrounded by lovely countryside, where hectares upon hectares of vines grow in the celebrated Languedoc sunshine. Bram is also in the heart of Cathar country, and the remains of many castles can be spotted on the hilltops close to the town.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn Rate 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,447
for 7 nights
From
£423
Fri,Sat
£1,447
 
 
Xmas-New Year Rate 16/17
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,703
for 7 nights
£1,703
 
 
Spring Rate 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,106
for 7 nights
£1,106
 
 
Easter Rate 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,447
for 7 nights
£1,447
 
 
Early Summer Rate 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,447
for 7 nights
£1,447
 
 
High Season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,557
for 7 nights
£2,557
 
 
Late Summer Rate 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,703
for 7 nights
£1,703
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £427

Rental includes gas, electricity, garden and pool maintenance, pool heating (APR - JUN / SEP - OCT only - average temperature 24-26c), linen, towels and 6 hours of cleaning post departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • chateau / country house

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 325 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Sink
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Sink
  • Bathroom - Shower Enclosure, Sink
  • Bathroom - Shower Enclosure, Sink
  • Separate Toilet - Toilet, Ground floor
  • Separate Toilet - Toilet, Pool area
  • Separate Toilet - Toilet, First floor
  • Shower - Outdoor Shower, Shower Pool area

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, South facing, Garden/Pool view, Ensuite with shower/sink/WC
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, South/Garden facing, shower/sink/WC on floor
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Morning sun, Ensuite shower/sink/WC
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Morning Sun, Ensuite shower/sink - WC on floor
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed, South/Garden facing, shower/sink/WC on floor
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed, South/Garden facing, Esuite shower/sink, WC on floor
  • Bedroom 7 - 3 Single Bed, Morning sun, shower/sink/WC on floor
  • Connecting doors between bedroom 1 and 2, between bedroom 3 and 4 and between bedroom 5 and 6.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 3 bicycles
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

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