"LE MANOIR DE CANET D'AUDE" is a fully recently renovated and imposing Belle Epoque Maison de Maitre - 'Master's House of the Beautiful Era'
*This property sleeps 14-22 people when you rent the sister property as well.
It was originally built in the 1830's, as a show of influence by one of the wealthiest farmers, landowners and Wine and Brandy producers - For many years later in its life it was home to the family of the Mayor of Narbonne.
*Le Manoir is the major part of a large former wine estate with a sister property called 'The Old Winery Canet' that can sleep a further 8 people.
It is positioned rurally, on the edge of a Thriving Village, while still being close to all essential services and the Cathedral City of Narbonne, with its choice of High Quality Sandy Beaches.
To the rear it has a Large Shady Garden and a Large New Pool (With child's security barrier) and Sun Terrace.
It was Completely Renovated in early 2013, and retains all its Original Character and Patina but functions perfectly as a modern and practical property should.
There are 550 sq. meters of Flexible Air Conditioned* Accommodation, which would suit larger groups or 1-4 Families perfectly.......Or you could simply indulge yourself and further relax in all the space and grandeur with just a handful of close friends.
The house sits securely behind magnificent cast iron gates, with an imposing façade of golden quarried sandstone, as is the grand curved staircase and balustrade that rises to the front architectural balcony and terrace.
This terrace overlooks a Walled Courtyard and large gravelled Entertaining / BBQ Space, furnished with bright contemporary coloured Traditional French Cafe Style Tables and Chairs.
Heavy Full Height Wooden Doors open to the Main Entrance Hall, with it's marble staircase and walls still rendered in the Original 1830's Hand Painted Trompe-l'oeil, giving an aged marble effect.
Either side of the Hall are Double Doors that open into Two Large Comfortable Rooms (Salon and Dining Room), each with High Ceilings complete with Ornate Mouldings, Chandeliers and Marble Fireplaces - This gives you a clear choice of two areas to sit and relax, perhaps for young and old or whatever suits the mood best.
BOSE Sound Doc & Full Wifi access is available from this point all over the house.
The Main Hub of the Manor is the newly re fitted Dinning Room and fully equipped French Period Country Style Kitchen below - Then through the two double height French Doors you can access the outside again for Al Fresco Dinning - Multiple tables have been provided, that can be moved and joined together for 'Dining Under The Stars', on the Terraces, Front Courtyard or Huge Garden to the rear of the property.
From the front balcony you have views over the New Pool, Sun Terrace, Park Garden with its Shallow Brook and numerous Mature Shady Fruit Trees.
On the First Floor there are Four Well Proportioned Luxury Bedroom Suites, all with Double Beds, that can be easily be split into Two Single's - Each room has a En Suite with Hans Grohe Power Rain Shower and Double Sinks space permitting.
There are also Two Daybeds, that can be popped up and placed within the largest room suites for younger children + There are 2 Portable Cots and 2 High Chairs for Babies.
Well selected Farrow and Ball Paints and Osborne & Little Wall Papers have been used throughout to complete the French Contemporary Classic feel.
On the Third Top Floor there are Three Further Bedrooms and a large shared Family size WC, Shower Room with Double Sinks - One of the Bedrooms is arranged as a Non Splittable Double, the next a Splittable Double and the final one as a Two / Three Bed Dormitory.
On the Lower Ground Floor we have a recently refitted Contemporary Classic French Kitchen with Satellite TV and access to the outside front courtyard, next door is the Well Stocked 'Honesty Wine Cellar' / Utility Room with Washing Machine & Drying Facilities.
Next door to the Kitchen is 'The Games Room' - With a Full Size Quality Pool Table, Bar Style Table Foot Ball and Full Size Ping Pong Table - Yippie !
The House enjoys a position set East to West, with a large Park Land Garden - Part is laid to a Large Park Garden, planted with Mature Fruit Trees including: Figs, Olives, Cherries, Apples and Walnuts later in the year.
A shallow Brook carries all kinds of small fish through the back garden, giving opportunities for a Line and Hook or a Bucket for the younger amongst us.
There are many further on site activities including sheltered Private Areas to read a good book - Or just chill out in the Hammock or on one of the various Terraces - Perhaps take a Sun bed and find some shade in the Garden - Why go out and be a tourist...?
There is also plenty of Car Parking across the road.
* An Optional Air Conditioning Package is available at Additional Cost, Please enquire - Electric Fans are provided as standard Free of Charge.
** Guests & House Guests Pets (Those visiting / staying over night by prior arrangement with the owners) are sadly NOT PERMITTED at Le Manoir.
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR - We treat this as a Really Special Event and Fully Decorate the House with a Traditional Christmas Tree and provide a lot of Special Festive Touches, please enquire.
Please visit our two property websites for more images and full details at www.le-manoir.net & www-the-old-winery.com