Le Vieux Mas, Fanjeaux

Sleeps 18

£8,741 - £14,455 per week

Lying in the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees below the hilltop village of Fanjeaux is Le Vieux Mas. Parts of this charming, restored farmhouse date back to the 11th century.

The house is situated at the centre of ten acres of manicured grounds and parkland surrounding a shimmering, tiled swimming pool and a soft-impact shaded tennis court. An added bonus during high season is vegetables from the kitchen garden and eggs from your own chickens!

That rare thing, this is a house that comfortably sleeps up to 18 people in eight bedrooms – perfect for a really large family party or group of friends.   Beautifully decorated and presented, the main sitting room and bedrooms are light and airy in pale creams and whites.

Off the original 11th century hall, is the main sitting room which has plenty of good seating and French doors leading out to the large south-facing gravel courtyard. Here there is a vine-shaded seating area with outdoor sofa and chairs. A large circular table with umbrella and five curved benches seats 20.

The extremely good sized and professionally equipped “country” kitchen also leads out to this courtyard.   For more formal dining, the interior dining room also seats 20 and has French doors opening onto a shaded north terrace with further outside dining here and views across the lawns to the pond and the hills beyond.   Most of the rooms on the ground floor open onto either the north or south terraces. All the bedrooms are on the first floor, accessed by the main staircase and the small staircase leading from bedrooms 6,7 and 8 down to the library on the ground floor.

There is so much to do here. Apart from the pool and the tennis court, there is badminton, table tennis, volleyball, boules, a children’s play area, mountain bikes to use and even an archery set! Everything has been thought of to create a holiday house to suit everyone. You are close to a number of little villages as well as the towns of Mirepoix and the celebrated walled city of Carcassonne. There are plenty of good restaurants all within a ten minute drive of the house.

Price Guide 2019:

July & August £14,455 per week
June & September £8,741 per week
Low Season on request
Cook available at extra charge

Sleeps: 18

Ground Floor

  • Entrance Hall. Cloakroom. Utility Room (with 2 large American-style fridges, wine fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and butlers sink).
  • Large Kitchen with twin ovens and 6 gas hobs.
  • Games Room.
  • Library.
  • Sitting Room.
  • Dining Room with seating for 20.
  • Original 11th Century Hall with main stone Staircase to first floor.
  • Second Sitting Room with desk, computers, etc.

First Floor accommodation

  • King size Bedroom (1) with four-poster bed.
  • Bedroom (2) – large dormitory style with 4 single beds and leading up to
  • Childrens Den. Bathroom with bath and walk-in shower.
  • Master Bedroom (3) with super kingsize bed, ensuite Bathroom and Dressing Room. Walk-in shower and bath.

Off the Master Bedroom are interconnecting lockable doors to:

  • Double Bedroom (4) with king size lit bateau, ensuite Bathroom with shower and bath.
  • Double king size Bedroom (5), ensuite Bathroom with bath.

Three steps to:

  • Double king size Bedroom (6), ensuite Bathroom with bath
  • Twin Bedroom (7)
  • Double Bedroom (8)
  • Daily Housekeeping (3 hours per day)
  • Gardener
  • A guardian couple live in a separate cottage on the Estate
  • Additional housekeeping available at €20 per hour
  • Cook available at extra charge
  • Heated Pool 13m.
  • Tennis Court.
  • Childrens Play Area.
  • Boules.
  • Badminton.
  • Volley Ball.
  • Table Tennis.
  • 8/9 Bicycles inc. 3 electric bikes.
  • Yoga Equipment.
  • Golf clubs.
  • Weights and Boxing Equipment.
  • Archery sets.
  • Satellite TV, Xbox and Playstation.
  • Sound System.
  • WiFi.
  • Safe
  • Toulouse Blagnac Airport                58 minute drive
  • Carcassonne Airport                         25 minute drive
  • 7 restaurants within                         10 minute drive
  • Nearest village Fanjeaux                 10 minute drive

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What Sarah thinks:

 “Having met the owner in her wonderfully stylish converted London loft apartment, I see who is the inspiration behind this beautifully converted farmhouse.  Perfect for a great gathering of friends and family, and you have the added bonus of the manager living on the estate when you need some added advice.”

Client Reviews:

“We had a very relaxing break and I was sad to leave. We could have stayed there for the whole summer!”

“We’ve just returned from our stay at Le Vieux Mas. Everyone there was so accommodating and helpful and the house and setting is glorious so we were absolutely delighted.”