Anyone who has visited the beautiful sun-drenched region of the Languedoc will know that there are a huge array of cultural, culinary and historic highlights within a stone’s throw of one another. It is perfectly possible to do something different every single day: wine tasting one day at Domaine Gayda to rafting at Gorges du Saint George the next. That’s not to mention the medieval UNESCO Cité de Carcassonne, the Mediterranean beaches and even a cross border day trip to the Catalan region of Spain. What they may not know is that nestled amongst the vineyards of ‘Malpere’ they will find the perfect family base.
Le Sarrail is a hamlet of 4 luxury houses sharing their own heated pool, with panoramic views of unspoilt countryside and a backdrop of the Pyrénées. Enjoy the privacy and pleasures of renting a self-contained house while at the same time having hotel style services at hand – anything can be arranged; delicious French catering, aromatherapy massage, reflexology, bike hire & tours, flying over the Cathar castles, the list goes on and on. This stylish hideaway is perfect for all ages, offering a safe, stimulating environment. Children and parents can keep busy with the large heated swimming pool, log cabins, 14 foot trampoline, vaulted games room with a plethora of games, swings and slides. Otherwise, for a slower pace the open barn offers the perfect shady chillout area, as well as a snooze in the hammocks or a game of boules as the sun sets.
If you explore the Le Sarrail website you will find pages and pages dedicated to the various activities and sights that have inspired so many holidaymakers to this region.
The property itself has all the luxuries one expects from contemporary boutique accommodation, providing you with everything you could need or desire. Alfresco dining on the terraces, gas BBQ, top of the range kitchens and about every conceivable gadget as well as Wi-Fi, iPod docks, toys, books, games and more.
Very spacious house with high ceilings and masses of natural light, has four bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 people. Huge French windows open onto a sunny terrace with wonderful views of the countryside and mountains beyond. A large terrace to the rear of the property reveals a picturesque view of the hilltop village of Montréal, which is lit up at night time.
Maison Figue is a beautiful three bedroomed house that can accommodate up to 5 people. Downstairs you will find perfectly arranged open plan living space, opening onto a large shaded private terrace. Upstairs comprises three good sized bedrooms.
Cool, airy and spacious, this house boasts three good size bedrooms, sleeping a total of 6 people. Share your holiday with friends and family as it is also possible to connect with Maison Figue at groundfloor level to create one large house. The terrace has a cleverly designed sun terrace division, so the joining of the two properties extends to the exterior as well.
The open-plan layout gives Maison Olive a light, airy, almost ‘beach house’ feel, and with 2 bedrooms it can accommodate up to 4 people. It has a lovely high ceilinged fully equipped kitchen, dining area opening onto a very large private terrace and a cosy lounge area with wood burning stove.
15 minutes from Carcassonne airport
1 hour from Toulouse airport
1 ½ hours from Perpignan airport and Montpellier airport
By Rail TGV
Avignon, Narbonne, Carcassonne, Toulouse
Le Sarrail is around 9 hours drive from Calais
As respected writers from world renowned magazines and websites have done in the past, you and your family have the opportunity to explore every corner of the region, or stay comfortably rooted to the spot, the choice is entirely yours. One thing is guaranteed; you will leave Le Sarrail happy, relaxed and refreshed, and wanting more.
Visit the La Sarrail website for more information.