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Manoir Theron

Manor House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

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)
Access Car advised
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
Access Secure parking
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.

Further details

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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Review 1-8 of 8

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.

2 Jun 2014


"Luxurious, immaculate large Manoir."

Wonderful, exceptionally well presented large manor house, in the very pretty village of Pepieux. We were a party of eight and had so much room, you've never seen such large bedrooms and en suites! Great outside area with a daily maintained swimming pool, unfortunately the weather prevented us from using this daily. Large bar-b-q and ouside dining area, would be great for summer evenings. Very easy for self catering as the kitchen was extremely well stocked.
The owners Richard and Rebekah could not have been more helpful.
The only negative comment is that the village bar/restaurant was dire! Although there was a good Pizzeria and excellent bakery. Therefore the nearest restaurants were in Siran 1.5 kms or Olonzac 4.5kms. Good market in Olonzac, once a week.
If you are looking for a luxurious house to celebrate something special with a group of friends, this is it!

27 Apr 2014


"perfect place"

Where to start?
Ok the village of Pepieux is very pretty the wine co-op is close and you are surrounded by vines.
Manoir Theron was simply a revelation. Wonderfully spacious with huge (and I mean huge) rooms and fantastic bathrooms. There's a large dining room with table that makes dinner feel like a grand occasion and the equivalent dining table outside as well with an excellent gas BBQ. The living room has some big sofas and the kitchen is really well equipped. It's a sign of a really good rental that there was decent cooking utensils, good knives etc and quality glasses. The pool is quite small but very clean and well maintained. I would not hesitate to recommend this house of a large family group or bunch of friends who want to stay somewhere comfortable and genuinely quite grand without being ostentatious.As an added bonus this part of the Minervois is fabulously beautiful and the wine is most excellent. Oh, and the owner Rebekah is a delight and could not have made us feel more relaxed or welcome. This place exceeded expectations in all departments!

12 Jan 2014


"An idyllic French getaway"

When you envisage a holiday in the south of France, it doesn't get more idyllic than this. Felt like a Queen here - from the four poster bed to the luxurious bath in the centre of the huge bathr… More

21 Sep 2013


"Words are inadequate!"

The Manoir is simply luxurious - a fantastic place to stay. Every need is catered for and the 'welcome pack' (which included wine!) was a godsend when we arrived after our long journey. Rebekah and Richard have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable one. We enjoyed 'chilling' by the pool and the walk to the boulangerie for the breakfast croissants. It was a lovely area to explore and the weather was very kind to us. We wanted something special to share with our family to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary - and we got it and more!

4 Jul 2013


"Best large rental ever"

A superb rental. Recently renovated with fully equipped kitchen and 6 excellent bathrooms. We were a large group (11) who go away together each year and this was the best property yet. Owners live ne… More

12 Apr 2013


"Fantastic property in wonderful setting"

The manoir is ideal for a relaxing peaceful holiday. It is perfectly situated at the edge of a typical french village surrounded by vineyards which make for interesting trips and tastings.The proper… More

Review 1-8 of 8

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