La Fraissinède, France

Against the backdrop of the ancient Cathar region of France, this delightful country residence combines old world charm with a superb contemporary design. The house has been transformed from an ancient wine barn on 120 acres in one of the most beautiful valleys of the French Languedoc.

Much thought, time and dedication has been spent by the owners of this extraordinary private residence in order to capture the ambience of a gorgeous French country home with contemporary touches and exquisite furnishings.  The main living areas are thoughtfully spaced to encompass open-air living with French doors leading to the stunning gardens and courtyards whilst incorporating more intimate corners for cosy relaxation and night-caps. It is guaranteed that food lovers will thoroughly enjoy preparing delicious French cuisine in the outstanding, professional kitchen and its delightful salon with a country table, seating up to 12 guests, ensures every meal becomes a very special occasion.

The four bedrooms in the main wing include a substantial master bedroom suite that features a sitting area, separate dressing room, en-suite bathroom with shower and bath with huge windows to appreciate the panoramic views. Three further en-suite bedrooms are tastefully furnished with luxurious fabrics and themed in green, purple and pink.  All bedrooms have a satellite TV and DVD (and DVD library) and a separate study offers internet connection with Wi-Fi throughout the house. The Garden Wing comprises a further two bedrooms and playroom – perfect for families with children.

Relaxing summer days can be enjoyed by the large heated swimming-pool with its extensive sundeck and outdoor dining area. An all-weather tennis court is available for the more active. The delightful, sheltered courtyard garden is a perfect venue for a cheminée barbeque. La Fraissinède is a truly unique residence with engaging attention to detail. Its outstanding features are notably highlighted in the prestigious House and Garden Magazine.

Travel:

Ryanair operates direct flights to Carcassonne followed by a 20 minute drive to La Fraissinède.
British Airways offers flights to Toulouse followed by a one and a half hour drive to La Fraissinède
Car hire can be arranged on your behalf.

Price range:

From £8000 per week including the exclusive rental of the residence and the housekeeping services of the resident management couple (3 hours per day). Extra services such as additional housekeeping, catering (chef), butler, driver etc are available at an extra cost.

Location:

La Fraissinède’s location is perfect for year-round visits ; summers are gorgeous in this superb wine country with easy access to quaint villages, food markets, the delightful seaside locations of La Franqui and Leucate  with their stunning beaches are just 30 minutes drive away as well as the ancient walled city of Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi.  The winter setting is equally magical with refreshing country walks, cosy open fires and the ranges of the Pyrenees within easy reach.
26km from Carcassone.
119km from Toulouse.

Perfect for:

Families with children (with the dedicated children’s wing), couples sharing or celebrating a special occasion.