Key Features

 Pool  Large garden  Games room
 Sat TV & Wifi Airconditioning*  Close to beaches

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Property Details

“LE MANOIR DE CANET D’AUDE” is a fully recently renovated and imposing Belle Epoque Maison de Maitre – ‘Master’s House of the Beautiful Era’

The property sleeps 15 people in 7 bedroom but with the next door sister property “The Old Winery” you can sleep up to 22 people across both houses.

It was originally built in the 1830’s, as a show of wealth by one of the areas wealthiest farmers, landowners and Wine and Brandy producers – Many years later it served as the family home to the Mayor of Narbonne.

The house is located on the edge of a thriving village with views of the vineyards but is also a short drive away from Narbonne with it’s shopping, fantastic indoor market and imposting cathedral and sandy beaches.

To the rear of the house you will find a substantial park garden with fruit trees, a large secure swimming pool and sun terrace with sun loungers as well as a bubbling brook.

The property was completely refurbished in 2013 to provide guests with all the facilities of a modern house whilst retaining the old world French charm.

The accommodation provides 550m² making it a perfect location for larger groups of friends and family who want share a large space.

The house sits securely behind magnificent cast iron gates, with an imposing façade of golden quarried sandstone, as is the grand curved staircase and balustrade that rises to the front architectural balcony and terrace.

This terrace overlooks a Walled Courtyard and large gravelled al fresco dining are for up to 17 people with an outdoor kitchen/BBQ area.

The imposing front doors open to the main entrance hall, with it’s marble staircase and walls still rendered in the Original 1830’s hand painted wall finish, giving an aged marble effect.

On either side of the hall, large double doors open onto the salon and dining room with their original moulded high ceiling with chandeliers. Both room feature the original marble fireplaces offering spaces to relax to both old and young.

BOSE Sound Doc & Full Wifi access is available from this point all over the house.

Down a flight of stairs that are accessed from the dining room you will find the large refurbished kitchen with it’s separate utility room and well stocked honesty cellar. Door from the kitchen lead onto the outdoor dining area. You will also find a games room on this level

* An Optional Air Conditioning Package is available at Additional Cost, Please enquire – Electric Fans are provided as standard Free of Charge.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR – The owners treat the Christmas season as a really special event and the house is fully decorated with a traditional Christmas tree to help get your party into the festive spirit.

Facilites

Bedrooms x 7
1st floor
Bedroom 1: sleeps 4 – King size bed that can be split into 2 singles, day bed that can sleep 2 children. Ensuite shower room.
Bedroom 2: sleeps 2 – King size bed that can be split into 2 singles. Ensuite shower room.
Bedroom 3: sleeps 2 – King size bed that can be split into 2 singles. Ensuite shower room.
Bedroom 4: sleeps 2 – King size bed that can be split into 2 singles. Ensuite shower room.
2nd Floor
Bedroom 5: sleeps 2 – King size bed that can be split into 2 singles. Shared large shower room.
Bedroom 6: sleeps 2 – Large double that cannot be split. Shared large shower room.
Bedroom 7: sleeps 3 – Large double that can be split into 2 singles, 1 single. Shared large shower room.

Bathrooms x 6
1st floor
Bathroom 1: Ensuite shower room with double basins, shower enclosure and WC
Bathroom 2: Ensuite shower room, shower enclosure and WC
Bathroom 3: Ensuite shower room, shower enclosure and WC.
Bathroom 4: Ensuite shower room, shower enclosure and WC.
2nd Floor
Bathroom 5: Ensuite shower room with double sinks, shower enclosure and WC
Ground floor
Bathroom 6: Large family bathroom with bath, shower enclosure and WC

Living rooms
Salon: The grand French style salon with it’s large floor to ceiling windows with views of the courtyard and imposing original marble fireplace has plenty of comfortable seating. For your entertainment you will find satellite TV and a BOSE docking station.
Dining room: The generous dining room with it’s traditional marble fireplace and original plaster mouldings is a light and airy room with floor to ceiling French windows that lead onto the courtyard and stairs with access to the lower floor kitchen.

Kitchen
The newly refurbished kitchen has plenty of space to cater for a large group of people with 2 dishwashers, 2 fridges, a large electric oven with a 5 ring gas hob, microwave, coffee machine and toaster. There is also a central island unit as well as a small kitchen table for casual breakfasts for a small group. The kitchen leads directly onto the outdoor eating and BBQ area.

Outside
Large secure swimming pool
Garden with fruit trees and brook
Gravel courtyard garden
Outdoor dining are for up to 17 people and BBQ

Linen and towels
All linen, bath towels, swimming towels. Clean linen provided weekly. Mid stay clean by arrangement.

Extras
Utility room with washing machine and drying facilities
Well stocked honesty cellar
Games room with full size pool table, table football and ping pong table
Retro bike hire, please enquire from the owner once you have booked
Wine and food tours, please enquire from the owner once you have booked

2017:
23 Sep 2017 – 29 Sep 2017: 2,750€
30 Sep 2017 – 28 Oct 2017: 2,200€
23 Dec 2017 – 6 Jan 2018: 3,495€
2018:
3 March 2018 – 31 March 2018: 2,250€
1 April 2018 – 1 June 2018: 2,750€
2 Jun 2018 – 29 June 2018: 3,250€
30 June 2018 – 13 July 2018: 4,750€
14 Jul 2018 – 31 Aug 2018: 4,750€
Sep 2018 – 14 Sep 2018: 3,250€
15 Sep 2018 – 28 Sep 2018: 2,750
29 Sep 2018 – 21 Dec 2018: 2,250
22 Dec 2018 – 4 Jan 2019: 3,495

Canet itself, is a thriving wine village with a Mini Supermarket, Bakers, Butcher, Chemists, Tabac and Bar.

It is 5 minutes from Ventenac on the Canal du Midi which has 2 restaurants as well as a wine cave with a good range of wines.

Narbonne is a short drive away with a choice of large supermarkets, a fantastic indoor market that is open every day from 7am to 2pm even Christmas day, a good selection of bars and restaurants as well as other shopping.

Further Places of Interest / Suggested days out :

Top of the list is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Carcassonne which is just 40 minutes away – Great for a day trip but I feel a bit sorry for those who rent up there putting themselves further away from the Beaches, which you will want to visit far more regularly.

We have a Lake with all facilities nearby, for when the Beaches are too windy. This is at Homps where many of the Canal Boats can be hired from.

Cathar Country has more Castles and Churches than days of your holiday.

The Sigean Game Reserve – The largest outside of Africa at 700 Acres, near Porte-Nouvelle.

Le Abbaye de Fontfroide – Great Restaurant & Classical Music Venue.

The small and idyllic Villages of Minerve and Lagrasse have great charm.

Further afield the Beautiful Town of Pezenas, in the Herault Valley – With it’s Saturday Flower Market and for being the home of French Writer Moliere.

Our personal favourite The Port of Collioure is also close by.

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