Welcome to La Fraissinède. Lovingly built from an old Corbières wine store with open spaces and tucked-away corners, this house is an exquisite place to enjoy time together or savor peace and quiet, all year round.
The house is set on 120 acres in one of the most beautiful valleys in the Languedoc. The surrounding area is real, unspoilt France and offers a wealth of activities, sparkling Mediterranean beaches, and the Pyrenees are close by. Bags down, pour a glass, relax – you’re here. This is a simple luxury in real France; do everything or nothing.
Lofty but warm and welcoming, the house is beautifully designed with every detail considered. The layout makes communal living and privacy equally possible.
There are six double bedrooms that comfortably accommodate up to 14 guests and a separate two-bedroom apartment. Outside, there are landscape gardens, a tennis court, and a pool. Our live-in couple help with everything from housekeeping to concierge.
The living space in the main house runs the full length of the building, from the grandeur of the Salle des Fêtes and the intimacy of the bar to the open-plan, professional kitchen and the comfort of the fumoir cinema space. Hire the villa in autumn and winter and you’ll be as warm as toast: the house has three roaring open fires and under-floor heating.
The kitchen has been designed for those who love to cook and should you wish, arrangements can easily be made for a chef.
The ground floor and garden wing have direct access to the gardens, pool area, courtyard, and tennis court. The courtyard has an outside kitchen and an 18th-century fireplace. The garden wing is a less-formal sitting and acts as a games room or a luxurious, casual snug to get away from the crowd.
In the main house, there are four bedrooms on the first floor with beamed ceilings and en-suite marble bathrooms. Two have baths and all have walk-in showers. The bedrooms are situated around a dramatic atrium, from which the staircase sweeps to the main floor living space.
The other two bedrooms are located in the garden wing. All bedrooms have satellite television and DVD players.
There is a further two bedroomed flat off the courtyard that is suitable for extra guests or staff. One bedroom is a double, one has two singles. The flat also has a shower room and a kitchenette.
From every window and terrace, La Fraissinède offers excellent views of the houses rural setting.
The 15 meter swimming pool with an electric cover. There are also landscaped gardens and an all-weather tennis court. The sheltered courtyard garden, along with the variety of other terraces surrounding the house, provides plenty of options for outdoor living and dining.
The only limit to the activities at la Fraissinède is your imagination. From sloth-like to super-charged, there’s a huge amount to do. There really are no excuses for boredom when in the South of France.
Flop by the pool, enjoy a leisurely game of ping-pong in the cloistered shade of the courtyard, or get out there hiking, biking, or swimming in lakes and rivers. Beautiful beaches are within easy reach and there’s plenty more adventure to be found locally including white water rafting and in the winter; skiing and tobogganing.