Manor House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
A luxurious retreat in the heart of the Minervois, this traditional French Manoir is available to let on a self-catering basis throughout the year and sleeps 12 people in 6 huge double or twin bedrooms - four with en-suite facilities, and the other two with their own shower rooms. The château style house, furnished with a mixture of antiques and modern luxury, has its own private heated swimming pool open April to October in a large south facing courtyard garden enjoying total peace and quiet..
If renting on a 6 person basis you have sole occupancy of the house
Situated on the edge of Pepieux, it enjoys all the benefits of a typical French village including a boulangerie, general store, cave, pizza restaurant/takeaway and bar and yet provides peace and quiet and stunning views over the vineyards and Montagne Noir. The Minervois is famous for its wine and the wine produced at the cave in Pepieux supports this reputation! (But don't take my word for it, come and experience it first hand).
Centrally located in the Aude it is easily accessible, with 3 airports less than 1 hour's drive away, but also perfect for enjoying all that this region of France has to offer. Whether it is the azure blue Mediterranean and its miles of golden sandy beaches, the Canal du Midi or the historical city of Carcassonne, there is something for everyone.
If you want the night off from cooking we can provide some meals by prearrangement
If required maid facilities can be provided.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Narbonne Plage|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 35 km, Nearest railway: Narbonne 34 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 4 En suites and 4 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Manoir Theron was built in 1857 and retains many of the traditional features associated with a house of quality in these times including large rooms with high ceilings, marble fireplaces and a dramatic sweeping staircase. Recently, the house has undergone complete renovation to accommodate the needs of the 21st century whilst respecting the splendour and elegance of the original building.
The House has a kitchen, lounge, separate dining room, wc, laundry and a large games room on the ground floor with the six bedrooms and bathrooms spread over the 1st and 2nd floors.
There are 6 luxurious bedrooms, two with king-size beds and four with twin beds, so easily sleeping 12 adults. A cot and high chair are available if there is baby in the party. Four of the six bathrooms/shower rooms are en suite. Towels for use in the Manoir and beach towels are supplied.
The kitchen has been newly fitted this year and has all mod cons you would expect. The Laundry is fitted with a washing machine and tumble dryer. Kitchen linen and towels are provided
The dining room and lounge with open log fires, will fit all 12 persons in comfortably. If there is a baby in the party a cot and high chair are available.
|Further details outdoors|
The private courtyard garden has a south-facing sun-baked terrace, for alfresco dining, leading to your own private pool. The pool has been built with safety and your enjoyment in mind with shallow steps to a depth of 1.3m . When you want to escape from the sun-baked terrace welcome shade is provided by a magnificent ancient cyprus tree, typical of this region.
Sun loungers and deck chairs are provided as well as dining tables and chairs for enjoying those long hot summer nights.
As the property is on several levels it may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility and is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
There is something for everyone in the Languedoc Roussillon region and all attractions are easily accessible from Manoir Theron.
The closest beach at Narbonne is about 30 minutes drive away and goes on for as far as the eye can see (about 4 miles). Other beaches then stretch east to Valras, Cap d'Agde, Marseillan all the way to Montpellier and beyond. Each has its personality from just sea and sand to more developed resorts. Going in the other direction, the coastline towards Perpignan provides equally spectacular beaches.
Carcassonne and its medieval cite has to be seen to be believed. The whole region is steeped in Cathar history with many sites and mysteries. (Suggested reading Labyrinth by Katie Mosse and Da Vinci code by Dan Brown)
The Canal du Midi, now a Unesco World heritage site, is just 6km away with walking, cycling or boat hire. Follow Rick Stein's voyage in Anjodi.
Perpignan, Bezier, Narbonne and Montpellier are the closest cities. Barcelona and Spain is about 2.5 hours drive for those of you that are adventurous. The mountains of the Pyrenees are to the south accessible for skiing in the winter and the beautiful Montagnes Noir are just north of Pepieux.
Pepieux is a village in the middle of the vineyards but has the advantage of local shops and other facilities. There is a tennis court 100yds away and the main centre of the village is only 3 minutes walk.
In the village is a baker selling delicious pastries, fresh bread and great for those croissants first thing in the morning. There is a small general store, a post office, hairdressers, pharmacy, tabac and a gift shop. The bar is very 'french' serving great food in a relaxed atmosphere. But don't expect a choice and practise your French.
The cave co-operative is just off the village centre and sells excellent wine made from a mixture of the local grapes. You can buy it by the bottle or take any container for them to fill. And you won't believe the prices.
Olonzac, at about 3 km, has a supermarket, and for all other shopping needs try the local cities of Narbonne, Carcassonne and Beziers. Many of the local villages have a market
Lac du Jourres, just 5 minutes drive away, has fishing, sailing, other water sports and swimming from its own beach which is manned by a lifeguard in summer. There is also a restaurant there.
Wine tasting, enjoying the many and varied grapes grown in the area direct from the Domaines. We can organise a range of wine tasting experiences for your party from speed tasting, to give you a flavour of the Languedoc wines, right through to a course giving you a professional qualification. Just ask for details when you book.
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25 Sep 2014
"Manoir Theron, a comfortable haven in Pepieux, southern France"
Manoir Theron provides a spacious comfortable haven away from the hastle of city life. It's not isolated, being located in the village of Pepieux, with all the essentials available including daily fresh baked bread, and with the bonus of just a 20 minute drive to nearby Relais Chantovent, a superb restaurant situated in the medieval town of Minerve, both items not to be missed.
The manoir itself with its 6 huge bedrooms, is located in the heart of Minervois, an area renown for its wine production, and a bonus is that Carcassonne is but a short ride away. Even Narbonne with its TGV rail connections is just 40 mins away.
The property provides all the space & facilities required for a satisfying stay for up to 12 people.
13 Sep 2014
"Excellent property for up to 12 people, great location for relaxing and exploring"
The property was exactly what we hoped it would be, typically French Manoir. It's large rooms, high quality bathrooms, well equipped kitchen, games room and pool. 11 of us has plenty of space, and could eat together at either of the tables outside on the patio, or in the dining room. This offered the perfect opportunity for relaxing and exploring. The owners Rebekah and Robert left a superb welcome pack for our arrival. They visited daily to clean the pool and patio, they where very friendly to chat with and offer local information. The area has much to offer, all within about an hours drive, with many excellent vineyards to visit. We enjoyed a boat trip on the Canal Du Midi leaving from nearby Homps. Narbonne had several excellent museums and galleries (the day pass for 9 euros is well worth purchasing) The abbey is a Must. The undercover market offers much to tempt. We spent an excellent day on a guided wine tour - collected from the manor by mini bus - no arguments over who could drink ! As well as visiting to vineyards with wine tasting the day included a visit to a local market, an excellent three course lunch, and wine tasting ! it finished with time in Minerve, we were then returned to the Manoir at the end of our day, our guide for the day had excellent knowledge of the area and the vineyards and wines we sampled, this was a highlight of our holiday, and we revisited some of the locations.
27 Aug 2014
"Perfect holiday home for our three generation family"
As the Grandmother of the seventeen member family, I loved the fact that there was plenty of room for everyone in luxurious surroundings, yet we could come together each evening for meals on the terra… More
19 Aug 2014
"Couldn't beat it - Wonderful"
12 of us stayed here, two families and parents/grandparents, other family members stayed nearby. We were aged 75-13 years old. 17 of us when we all got together. Manoir Theron was large enough for eve… More
15 Aug 2014
"A perfect stay at Manoir Theron"
We stayed at Manoir Theron last month and had a perfect couple of weeks in the south of France. Really can't emphasise enough how great the place was - even with 10 of us staying it still felt in… More
12 Aug 2014
"A wonderful place to explore the area or just chill."
We have just had a great two weeks at the Manoir Theron. It is a beautiful house and the rooms are large and airy, with super bathrooms and shower rooms. The kitchen is very well equipped and very user friendly. We spent some of the time getting to know the area visiting various villages and vineyards and some reasonable restaurants. We had a very good day with vinenvacances a brilliant company doing guided wine tours and lunch, well worth booking.
The pool is beautiful although somewhat smaller than it appears in the photos. It was fine for our needs but teenagers and children might find the size rather restrictive.
Richard and Rebekha are very welcoming and extremely helpful.
A very lovely place to spend a couple of weeks, thank you!
9 Aug 2014
"Want for nothing........."
We stayed, two families 9 people 5 teenagers....what a spectacular place. When you go away on holiday you want something better than home and this place delivers. It's HUGE ..and been very tastef… More
6 Aug 2014
"Manoir Theron was fabulous"
The manoir accommodated 10 of us quite easily for 2 weeks . The rooms were huge and tastefully furnished. The kitchen was a cooks dream and very well equipped . There were 6 bathrooms which was ide… More
22 Jul 2014
"Beyond expectations. We had a brilliant holiday at the Manoir."
Yes, the Manoir is one of those few properties that are actually better than the photos! It is even larger than it looks, stylish and really well equiped, especially in the kitchen. Lovely outdoor di… More
15 Jun 2014
"Fantastic Manoir and excellent facilities"
We stayed at the Manoir with 6 friends and the comfort and facilities were excellent. So much room, not just downstairs but in all the bedrooms. Traditional building but all modern facilities including roomy en-suite bathrooms. The local village was a little disappointing regarding restaurants and bars but Olanzac was a couple of kilometres away which had it's fair share of both. Lovely area to explore on foot or hiring bikes.Try the "Minervois" restaurant in Olanzac which is first class.
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