Château Canet is located in one of France’s most picturesque wine regions just minutes from the medieval city of Carcassonne. A traditional 19th century wine and olive oil domain with a collection of collection of charming holiday cottages, with a swimming pool and tennis court.

Listed as one of the Top 10 most beautiful wineries in France (March 2016) it is a perfect place to relax and soak up the tranquil pace of life in the South of France.

The cottages are all bright and airy with a touch of Southern French décor; colorfully painted and comfortably furnished.  Once the original vineyard workers cottages you can still appreciate the high cathedral style ceilings, exposed beams and traditional French wooden shutters.  All the cottages have an outside terrace or balcony with space for dinning ‘al fresco’ or afternoon siesta. The cottages are self catering so you can take advantage of ample opportunities to shop at open air markets and savour the regional gastronomy.   If you choose to cook “at home” you’ll  find lots of opportunities to eat like a local, with fresh herbs gathered from the “back garden” and our own Château Canet olive oil.

Château Canet can be rented exclusively and is an ideal venue for any sort of event of celebration, retreat, wedding or family gathering.


A Family Welcome  

The delightful chateau is home to the Lemstra family, also the owners of the property.  They take great care to ensure a warm welcome for all their guests and always happy to share their insiders’ knowledge and their love of life in the south of France.

Château Canet is extremely family-friendly with a children’s play area (swing, slide etc), a play room (fancy dress costumes, games etc), a ping pong table, a tennis court, a fully-secure swimming pool, travel cots, high chairs, baby phones loaned free of charge. There is no traffic so children are safe to play around the domain, playing hide-and-seek in the olive grove and so on.  They truly appreciate their sense of freedom.

Location, location, location…

In a great location, just 15 minutes from the medieval city of Carcassonne and the Canal de Midi, Château Canet is a perfect spot for exploring the Languedoc Roussillon. You can enjoy discovering the many picturesque villages, the majestic hill top Cathar Castles and magnificent landscapes all within easy driving distance of the estate.    We are only an hour from the beaches and seaside villages of the Mediterranean (particularly charming are Gruissan, Le Fanqui, and Leucate).  There are also lakes for swimming, and great rivers for canoeing or water rafting and pony trekking all very close by.

Living the dream

Live the dream: wake up every day to a glorious view of vineyards, peaceful surroundings and an endless supply of award winning wines right on your doorstep.

Floris Lemstra is passionate about wine making and his enthusiasm is contagious.  The “cave’ (winery) door is always open for a visit and we are around to answer all and any question you may have about wine!

The “Canet”  Extras

  • We deliver fresh baguette and croissants to your door.
  • We are on site to answer your questions and give you tips on our favorite places
  • Baby sitting, daily housekeeping and chef services are available upon request.

Cottage Rental Prices  and Reservations

There are 9 different cottages  ( 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom & 3 bedroom) and rental rates vary according to the type of cottage and the time of year.

We are open year round and accept 2 nights stays except in July & August were rentals are Saturday – Saturday ( 7 nights).

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