Aude Manor House

Aude, Occitanie

Special Offers

Currently available for Christmas and New Year!

A 7 night stay commencing Thursday 21st or 28th December is €7,160 for up to 28 guests or €5,200 for up to 20 guests...

Located in the Languedioc-Roussillon region, a diverse and picturesque area in the South of France, Aude Manor House is a relaxing holiday retreat set within the most spectacular surroundings.

Available for exclusive use for up to 20 or 28 guests travelling together in one group, this charming French manor house carries a 4 Epis (4 star) rating and presents an abundance of space for you to truly ‘get away from it all’ in privacy.

The property is laid out over four floors; on the ground floor sits a comfortable lounge and study as well as a vast kitchen/dining area with L-shaped table – great for social dining. The first and second floors house eight bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as a compact second kitchen space and lounge landing on the second floor. And there is also a large annexe which offers six further bedrooms and four bathrooms – including a bedroom and bathroom with disabled access.

A very recent addition to Aude Manor House is its enormous entertainment area; a home cinema, bar and dance floor which has been created in the basement.

Outside, the grounds are enticing and well-equipped, with vast gardens that feature hammocks and plenty of seating. There is a large covered open-barn summer kitchen, which houses BBQ and large dining area, hot tub, heated swimming pool and a wide range of outdoor games – a wonderful space to enjoy en masse.

SLEEPS 20+8: 14 bedrooms across the Manor House and the Annexe.
Manor House: 8 bedrooms;
Bedroom 1: 1x family room with 1x double bed and adjoining bedroom with bunk beds.
Bedroom 2 / 3: 1x en-suite family room with 1x double and adjoining bedroom with twin beds.
Bedroom 4: 1x double.
Bedroom 5: 1x en-suite double.
Bedroom 6: 1x en-suite double with kitchenette.
Bedroom 7 / 8: 1x en-suite family room with 1x double and adjoining bedroom with 1x single bed.
Annexe: 7 bedrooms;
Bedroom 9: 1x triple room with 1x single bed and 1x bunk beds.
Bedroom 10: 1x double.
Bedroom 11: 1x en-suite triple room with 1x double and 1x single. Suitable for disabled access.
Bedroom 12: 1x double with freestanding rolltopbath.
Bedroom 13: 1x double.
Bedroom 14: 1x en-suite double

ADDITIONAL BEDS: Extra beds and 3 cots available on request.

Manor House: Fully equipped open plan kitchen/ dining room with a large table for up to 28 guests. External catering can be arranged. Highchair, children’s cutlery and plates, and booster seats available. One double bed suite has its own small kitchenette.
Annexe: Open plan equipped kitchen / diner.
Outdoor Barn Kitchen with a gas and coal BBQ. Outdoor furniture for dining alfresco.

Manor House: 2x reception rooms including a large living area with TV, soft seating and marble fireplace and 1x study.
Annexe: 1x games room with a pool table and X-Box 360.
Barn area: Basement with dancefloor, disco lighting, full sized bar, home cinema system and films.

Manor House: 7+2 bathrooms; 5x en-suite shower rooms. 2x family bathrooms, 1x ground floor cloakroom, 1x first floor cloakroom.
Annexe: 5 bathrooms; 1x bathroom with changing area. 1x ground floor bathroom with disabled access. 1x first floor en-suite shower room. 2x first floor family bathroom
Baby bath available. Pool and bathroom towels are provided.

OUTSIDE: Garden and courtyard with outdoor furniture, a hammock and a mixture of lawn and formal seating areas. Barn kitchen with seating for up to 28. Jacuzzi for up to 8 guests, heated swimming pool and children’s splash pool with a shower and footbath. Sun loungers available and there is a security gate surrounding the pool area. Parking available for up to 6 vehicles.

TECH: Wi-Fi, SKY TV, DVD player, Blu Ray 4k player, X-Box 360. Air-conditioning is available on the first and second floor bedrooms of the main house and there are fans in every bedroom.

PLAY: Heated swimming pool and children’s splash pool, table tennis, table football, and swings. Games room with pool table and an X-Box 360. The Basement has disco lighting, a full-sized bar with drinks fridge, 4k Smart Television (link to your Netflix account) with Denon, Dolby home cinema and a Blu Ray 4k player with a choice of recent 2016 Blu ray films. CD Player/CD's with sound system. Books and toys available. Activities including wine tours, spa treatments and cooking classes can be arranged at an additional cost.

PETS: Dogs welcome by prior arrangement and at the owners discretion.

VENUE HIRE: Corporate events welcome. Wedding receptions welcome.

Please refer to the accommodation tab for details.

Christmas and New Year 2017 still currently available.

Minimum stay: 7 nights

Prices per week

28 guests
5th - 26th May: €4,690
26th May - 30th June: €5,200
30th June - 21st July: €7,560
21st July - 1st September: €10,500
1st September - 29th September: €4,500
29th September - 20th December: CLOSED
21st December - 5th January: €7,160*

20 guests
5th - 26th May: €3,830
26th May - 30th June: €4,320
30th June - 21st July: €5,400
21st July - 1st September: €10,500
1st September - 29th September: €3,460
29th September - 20th December: CLOSED
21st December - 5th January: €5,200*

*Pool Heating charged at cost (if requested). Pool Temp 29°C (average cost €150-€250 per week, depending on ambient Temp).

Taxe de Sejour €1.50 per adult, per night payable on arrival.

Deposit: 50%
Balance due: 6 months prior to arrival
Changeover day: Saturday
All deposits are non-refundable
Fees: For off-season bookings (October-May) of 20 guests or less, guests must pay for the swimming pool to be heated. Pool temp 29 degrees (average cost €160 - €260 depending on ambient temp).
Refundable damage deposit: £1,000

LOCAL AREA: Aude Manor House is situated in the village of Villegailhenc, just 5 minutes from Carcassonne. It has fantastic local facilities so there is no pressure to get in your car daily as you can pick up the essentials you need in the village as it just a 2-minute walk away. There’s a baker with daily baked croissants, baguettes, wholemeal breads, cakes and more, a reasonably priced supermarket, butchers, tobacconist, fish shop, wine cave, dentist, hairdressers, doctors and a weekly fruit/vegetable market on a Wednesday morning. There is also a restaurant/bar in the village which offers a la carte and a good variety of homemade pizzas.

ACTIVITIES NEARBY: Languedoc boasts one of the most diverse landscapes in the whole of France. Carcassonne is nestled between the Pyrenees to the South, the Black Mountains to the North and to the East is the Mediterranean coast line, only a 40-minute drive from the house. Aude Manor House is an ideal location for hot summers and skiing in winter. The region was once home to the Cathars, during the crusades they had to build many castles that still stand in breath taking locations across the region. One of these is Lastours, which is only a 10- minute drive away.

There are fantastic swimming lakes nearby, one is a lake near Carcassonne called Lac Cavayere, which has a sandy and stony beach, and boating activities on the lake, plus a tree climbing experience for both the young and old. Another is Lac Montaigne which is surrounded by trees. It's a great place to visit on really hot days, as it is always a few degrees cooler than in Carcassonne.

Foodies will adore the surrounding area and restaurants across the region are excellent. Cassoulet is the most famous dish in the region, a thick stew consisting of haricot beans, sausage, pork, mutton and preserved goose. However, this is best to enjoy on colder days in winter. There is a guide of recommended restaurants in the Carcassonne area, available in at the Aude Manor House.

GETTING THERE: Nearest Airport: Carcassonne 11km. Nearest station Carcassonne 8km

Property details

  • Sleeps: 28
  • Bedrooms: 14
  • Swimming Pool: Yes
  • Hot tub: Yes
  • Satellite TV: Yes
  • Internet access: Yes
  • Child friendly: Yes
  • Party Houses: Yes
  • Corporate: Yes
  • Spa Properties: Yes
Contact 01237 426778

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