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Le Sarrail - Maison Citron

Languedoc-Rousillion, France

Per week

from 1700.00 to 3650.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Becky Sarrail

Member since Oct 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:90%
  • Avg. Response Time:6 minutes
  • Availability Updated:

BFB's Overview

Who says you have to give up boutique holidays when you have kids? Well not here! Le Sarrail is a cluster of four newly converted luxury houses that wouldn't look amiss on the pages of Wallpaper* and Elle Decoration in a setting that could inspire the most reluctant of artists. It’s the realisation of a dream for, Becky and Philip, the style-savvy parents who renovated them, but also the answer to the prayers of many families just like them.

Along with the mid-century classic furniture pieces, beautiful polished concrete surfaces, luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets, WIFI and IPod docks, come a long list of nursery gear, a host of toys, and funky little log-cabin playhouse, not forgetting the stunning views from the heated outdoor pool, the elegant lines and chic loungers of which are very often accessorised with a collection of kiddie inflatables.

Guest comments such as ''You have created such a perfect haven for children and grown ups alike that I'm not sure I want to tell anyone else about it - see you next year! (guests with 2 kids under 6yrs) mean that the summer months can often be booked up a year in advance. This is not only because the kids are so happy here but also partly due to the 'hotel style' services that are offered, the extra services list is endless, practically anything can be arranged; on-site wine-tasting, massage, flights over the Pyrenées even a visiting photographer to capture your families happy, tanned holiday moments!
Peacefully set amongst the vineyards of the Malpere region with stunning panoramic views from almost any where you stand, Le Sarail has a wonderfully tranquil and relaxed atmosphere which soon has guests settling into a laid back routine of long lazy breakfasts on the terrace, a splash in the pool with those stunning views, an afternoon BBQ punctuated by trips down to the trampoline and play house, followed by languid evenings watching the sun set whilst little ones potter around the gardens.

The excellent meal delivery service means there's no need to even cook some nights. In fact, an aromatherapy massage followed by a delicious meal delivered to the house and its hard to imagine any where anyone would rather be! The log-burning stoves and DVD/CD players make for cosy evenings year-round after exploring the pretty local towns, including the world famous medieval castle 'la cité' of Carcassonne & many festivals (just 20 minutes away), or even skiing in the Pyrenean resorts, which are less than an hour away.


Accommodation Overview - Maison Citron
Maison Citron boasts three very good size bedrooms, sleeping a total of 6 people (plus cot). It can inter-connect at ground floor level with Maison Figue (3-bedrooms sleeping 5) and the divison between the two terraces folds back to create one huge house and terrace - ideal for larger groups or two families holidaying together. The ground floor is spacious and semi-open plan with a large fully equipped kitchen, dining area with table seating six and a comfortable lounge area with wood burning stove. Two large doors open directly onto the covered terrace which overlooks the gardens and takes in the view of the Pyrenees. Upstairs is a large master bedroom with french windows opening to reveal the beautiful view and ensuite with wet room style shower. There is a spacious twin bedroom, again with french windows, a third bedroom sleeping two in bunkbeds and a large bright family bathroom with tub. The terrace is furnished with a large table & chairs seating 6, comfortable loungers and gas BBQ. Towels including pool towels plus a hairdryer also provided.


Location Information

Despite the tranquil location and seemingly endless beautiful rural views, Le Sarail is actually only a few minutes’ drive from the pretty medieval village of Montréal, which has a useful array of facilities including bakery, a butcher, pharmacy, post office, a bank with cash machine and a supermarket, which is also open on Sunday mornings. There is also a typical cafe and restaurant, kiddies park, two tennis courts and fishing lake. Just 20minutes away is the bustling fortified town of Carcassonne with its great selection of markets, pavement cafés, shops & restaurants and its UNESCO-protected 'Cité', this 12th century castle has undergone full restoration and is absolutely breath-taking. There is plenty to see inside the rampart walls, whether it be watching knights jousting, theatrical plays or musical concerts in the amphitheatre, visiting the museum or just soaking up the atmosphere in one of the many street cafés and restaurants.

If you can bear to tear yourself away from Le Sarrail's lovely pool and tranquil setting for longer, there is so much to discover nearby; it's less than an hour from both the beautiful wide sandy beaches of the Mediterranean and Pyrenean ski slopes. Lake Cavayère with it's sandy beach and little boats is only 20 minutes and right next door for the more active is Acro Branch (for kids & adults) where you literally swing from the trees. Forty minutes drive will find you in the foothills of the Pyrenées, breaktaking gorges, canoeing, rafting, climbing, hiking, visit the 'Wolf Park', Dinosaur Museum or just take in the scenery the many stunning mountain towns & villages. Alternatively, why not hire a little boat or cycle along the beautiful canal du midi, which is 10 minutes from Le Sarrail.


Getting There: The nearest airports include Carcassonne (15mins drive), Toulouse (60mins drive), Perpignan (90mins drive) and Montpellier (90mins drive).

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Seasonal Discount

Up to 30% discount for holidays taken between 07 Sep 2019 and 20 Sep 2019

Rates

31 Aug - 27 Sep 2019 : €2050 /week16 May - 22 May 2020 : €1700 /week23 May - 29 May 2020 : €2450 /week30 May - 26 Jun 2020 : €2100 /week27 Jun - 10 Jul 2020 : €3000 /week11 Jul - 28 Aug 2020 : €3650 /week29 Aug - 19 Sep 2020 : €2050 /week31 Aug - 27 Sep 2019 : £2050 /week16 May - 22 May 2020 : £1700 /week23 May - 29 May 2020 : £2450 /week30 May - 26 Jun 2020 : £2100 /week27 Jun - 10 Jul 2020 : £3000 /week11 Jul - 28 Aug 2020 : £3650 /week29 Aug - 19 Sep 2020 : £2050 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Seasonal Discount

Up to 30% discount for holidays taken between 07 Sep 2019 and 20 Sep 2019

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 6 plus 1 infant in a cot- 1 x king, 1 twin, 1 bunkbed room.

Airport under 2 hours drive

The nearest airports include Carcassonne (15mins drive), Toulouse (60mins drive), Perpignan (90mins drive) and Montpellier (90mins drive).

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

The beaches of the Med are within an hour's drive and each house is equipped with the required picnic rug, bucket & spade for days out

Any Pool

The pool is heated, fully fenced with a child-proof gate and for extra security has an electronically operated safety cover, plus wide steps suitable for babies/toddlers to sit and splashing on. It is heated from Easter through to November - perfect for babies & toddlers.

Spa Onsite

Aromatherapy massage, reflexology, shiatsu and yoga classes can be arranged on-site, plus a long list of other extra services including bike hire & wine-tasting.

Indoor Play Area

The 1000 sq ft shady barn is enclosed on 3 sides, equipped with ride-ons, toys & chill out area for parents.

Kids' Club

2 days per week during July and August

Babysitting

Trusted local babysitting can be arranged on request

Nursery Gear (additional)

Baby Bjorn sling, toddler backpack for walks, steriliser, baby rocker chair, baby walker, baby play mat, non-slip bath mats, baby baths, cots (including bedding), matress protectors, nightlights, booster seat, stairgates, highchairs, bedguards, toddler stools in bathrooms, changing mat, plastic cutterly & crockery & sippy cup, hand blender, potty, blackout curtains, lightweight pushchair and a UV tent which can be useful by the pool or days out at the beach.

Indoor Toys

There is a selection of toys, crayons & paper, books (including children's cookery books) games & DVD's in the house.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Meal delivery service available, providing wonderful organic French cuisine, including baby food and children's meals. Birthday cakes with personal inscriptions and party food can also be arranged. A very generous welcome pack awaits you; sliced bread, French baguette, cereal selection, butter, fresh fruit, fruit juice, biscuits, milk, ham, cheese, all condiments including olive oil & herbs, tea & fresh coffee & of course beers & French wines. If you have any pre-arrival special requests then the owners are more than happy to oblige.

Outdoor Toys

A selection of ride-on toys are available, plus a play area within sight of the houses that boasts a 14ft trampoline (with safety net), swings (including baby swing) and 'log-cabin' playhouse with slide - older siblings have been known to 'camp' overnight in the cabin's bunks!

Visiting Spa Therapist

Aromatherapy massage, reflexology, shiatsu and yoga classes can be arranged on-site, plus a long list of other extra services including bike hire & wine-tasting.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are provided.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Small private terrace with seating.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WiFi available throughout including the terrace.

Friendly Animals

Living on the domaine are three friendly cats and a very friendly dog, 10 minutes away are stables offering pony riding.

Golf

Carcassonne's beautiful golf course 20 minutes drive away.

Ski

Ski resorts can be reached in just over an hour's drive, husky rides, ski or snowboarding lessons can be pre-booked for you.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Several of each available on request

Reviews

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  • A superb place to take babies, toddlers and young children. Excellent attention to detail. The owners really have thought through everything you need. We had a wonderful relaxing break with our baby son.Review dated 30/06/2017

  • Spent a lovely week at Le Serrail exactly what we wanted from our holiday. Our 2 year old toddler loved the trampoline, log cabins and swimming pool so it was a perfect place to keep him amused and the lovely terrace with incredible views was a great place for the adults to relax whilst toddler slept. The villa was beautiful and spacious and easily accommodated grandparents, toddler and us. There was plenty to do in the surrounding area and Becky had great recommendations for local restaurants, wineries and places to visit. We had a really good day out at the beach which was 1hr 15mins drive away. Becky and Phil were both incredibly friendly, helpful, on hand to answer any questions and provided all essential food items on arrival. I would definitely recommend Le Serrail, thank you for a great holiday!!Review dated 25/09/2015

  • Wonderful relaxing holiday. Unbelievable countryside and views. Supplied everything we could possibly require without even needing to ask (even including age appropriate toys and books for our 2 year old). Fantastic log cabin for children to play in as well as trampoline, swings and lovely pool. Very tastefully furnished houses with great attention to detail. Despite the fact that there were 3 other families staying, we felt that we had the whole of Le Sarrail to ourselves.Review dated 26/06/2010

  • We just wanted to say thank you for giving us the most incredibly calm, relaxing holiday we could ever wish to have had with two small children in tow! We can't express just how much we enjoyed and appreciated every aspect of your beautiful home. On paper it would seem impossible to create a place where adults and children could be equally happy and relaxed, in our experience it has usually been one or the other. It was such a treat for us to be in beautiful 'grown up' surroundings, wonderful furniture, uninterrupted views, and most importantly peace, while the children could enjoy that all important feeling of freedom to explore the little houses, the barn and the pool. What you have created really is totally unique, what clever people you are!!Review dated 07/07/2014

  • Wonderful relaxing holiday. Unbelievable countryside and views. Supplied everything we could possibly require without even needing to ask (even including age appropriate toys and books for our 2 year old). Fantastic log cabin for children to play in as well as trampoline, swings and lovely pool. Very tastefully furnished houses with great attention to detail. Despite the fact that there were 3 other families staying, we felt that we had the whole of Le Sarrail to ourselves. Overall Rating: Outstanding!Review dated 01/07/2010

  • We have found a little piece of heaven and we shall return. Many thanks to Becky, Phil & their lovely girls for their hospitality, warmth and friendliness, they have made our trip even more special. Until our next visit...Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We were privileged to have been the first families to fill Le Sarrail - fabulous houses in a fabulous setting - we hope everyone that follows us will have as much fun, enjoyment and laughter that we have had.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • "...here’s a place with genuine class... an oasis of retro-chic style....the luxuries are all modern — crisp Egyptian-cotton sheets, iPod docks, gas barbecues and all. There’s a good shared pool, a huge open barn for entertaining and a log cabin for the kids to play in, all with a view over vineyards to the Pyrenees. It’s where we’re heading this summer." The Sunday Times, Jan 2009Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Arriving at Le Sarrail is the nearest I have come to the feeling of staying in a boutique hotel since I had children and stopped hotel holidays! The house is immaculately designed and decorated, the views beautiful, the children's facilities plentiful and excellent. It's a great location for exploring Languedoc-Roussillon with lots of lovely toewns and villages nearby to explore. What makes this a really special place is the lovely familly who own Le Sarrail who have created a wonderful atmosphere and make you feel so welcome. I thoroughly recommend it - we will definitely be going back!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • La Sarrail was perfect. It had everything we wanted, but not too much that we felt we were paying for things we didn't need. Would highly recommend it and definitely return.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We had a fantastic, relaxed holiday here. The owners were helpful but unobtrusive and the facilities were high quality and well thought through. Good kitchen equipment, comfortable beds, plenty of fluffy towels and great kiddy play equipment. Its a great area to explore also. Highly recommended.Review dated 03/11/2009

A superb place to take babies, toddlers and young children. Excellent attention to detail. The owners really have thought through everything you need. We had a wonderful relaxing break with our baby son.

Spent a lovely week at Le Serrail exactly what we wanted from our holiday. Our 2 year old toddler loved the trampoline, log cabins and swimming pool so it was a perfect place to keep him amused and the lovely terrace with incredible views was a great place for the adults to relax whilst toddler slept. The villa was beautiful and spacious and easily accommodated grandparents, toddler and us. There was plenty to do in the surrounding area and Becky had great recommendations for local restaurants, wineries and places to visit. We had a really good day out at the beach which was 1hr 15mins drive away. Becky and Phil were both incredibly friendly, helpful, on hand to answer any questions and provided all essential food items on arrival. I would definitely recommend Le Serrail, thank you for a great holiday!!

Wonderful relaxing holiday. Unbelievable countryside and views. Supplied everything we could possibly require without even needing to ask (even including age appropriate toys and books for our 2 year old). Fantastic log cabin for children to play in as well as trampoline, swings and lovely pool. Very tastefully furnished houses with great attention to detail. Despite the fact that there were 3 other families staying, we felt that we had the whole of Le Sarrail to ourselves.

We just wanted to say thank you for giving us the most incredibly calm, relaxing holiday we could ever wish to have had with two small children in tow! We can't express just how much we enjoyed and appreciated every aspect of your beautiful home. On paper it would seem impossible to create a place where adults and children could be equally happy and relaxed, in our experience it has usually been one or the other. It was such a treat for us to be in beautiful 'grown up' surroundings, wonderful furniture, uninterrupted views, and most importantly peace, while the children could enjoy that all important feeling of freedom to explore the little houses, the barn and the pool. What you have created really is totally unique, what clever people you are!!

Wonderful relaxing holiday. Unbelievable countryside and views. Supplied everything we could possibly require without even needing to ask (even including age appropriate toys and books for our 2 year old). Fantastic log cabin for children to play in as well as trampoline, swings and lovely pool.

Very tastefully furnished houses with great attention to detail. Despite the fact that there were 3 other families staying, we felt that we had the whole of Le Sarrail to ourselves. Overall Rating: Outstanding!

We have found a little piece of heaven and we shall return. Many thanks to Becky, Phil & their lovely girls for their hospitality, warmth and friendliness, they have made our trip even more special. Until our next visit...

We were privileged to have been the first families to fill Le Sarrail - fabulous houses in a fabulous setting - we hope everyone that follows us will have as much fun, enjoyment and laughter that we have had.

"...here’s a place with genuine class... an oasis of retro-chic style....the luxuries are all modern — crisp Egyptian-cotton sheets, iPod docks, gas barbecues and all. There’s a good shared pool, a huge open barn for entertaining and a log cabin for the kids to play in, all with a view over vineyards to the Pyrenees. It’s where we’re heading this summer." The Sunday Times, Jan 2009

Arriving at Le Sarrail is the nearest I have come to the feeling of staying in a boutique hotel since I had children and stopped hotel holidays! The house is immaculately designed and decorated, the views beautiful, the children's facilities plentiful and excellent. It's a great location for exploring Languedoc-Roussillon with lots of lovely toewns and villages nearby to explore. What makes this a really special place is the lovely familly who own Le Sarrail who have created a wonderful atmosphere and make you feel so welcome. I thoroughly recommend it - we will definitely be going back!

La Sarrail was perfect. It had everything we wanted, but not too much that we felt we were paying for things we didn't need. Would highly recommend it and definitely return.

We had a fantastic, relaxed holiday here. The owners were helpful but unobtrusive and the facilities were high quality and well thought through. Good kitchen equipment, comfortable beds, plenty of fluffy towels and great kiddy play equipment. Its a great area to explore also. Highly recommended.

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 5 guests.



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