Manoir Theron - PEP101

Prices from €2,662 - €3,872

Sleeps: 12   Bedrooms: 6

(6 reviews)

Luxurious, traditional French manor in heart of the Minervois, private heated pool, laundry room, games room, table tennis. 6 bedrooms, sleeps 12.

About Manoir Theron

A luxurious retreat in the heart of the Minervois, this traditional French Manoir sleeps 12 people in 6 huge double bedrooms - four with en-suite facilities, and the other two with their own shower room. The château style house, furnished with a mixture of antiques and modern luxury, has its own private swimming pool in a large south facing courtyard garden enjoying total peace and quiet.

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.

Enter through the main entrance into an impressive hall - there are a variety of fabulous chandeliers used in the house.

The lounge, dining room, kitchen and games room are on the ground floor.

Fully equipped kitchen with large fridge freezer, double sink, electric oven and 4 hobs, microwave, steamer, kettle, toaster, small table and chairs.

Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer, a safe and stock of beach towels, leading to a ground floor WC.

Tastefully decorated lounge with beautiful wood floor, 3 sofas, working fireplace and a 42 cm flat screen TV with full SKY package and DVD player. Plenty of DVD's provided (in English).

Smart dining room with seating for 10 and windows to the pool area. All furniture is large and keeping with the style of the property.

Games room with full size table tennis table and a stock of games and a CD player. Plug in and Wifi internet.

Up the staircase to the first floor you will find three bedrooms, all ensuite:
- double room with magnificent four poster bed and a stained glass window. Bathroom with free-standing bath, large shower, 2 basins and a WC.
- Double bedroom ( Super king size bed ) with ensuite shower, basin and WC. Wardrobe and windows overlooking the pool.
- twin room with ensuite shower, basin and WC. 2 armchairs, hanging space. Overlooks pool.

Up the staircase again to the second floor whether there are 3 further bedrooms:
- twin bedroom with high ceilings, wood beams, 2 chairs and a wardrobe, overlooking the pool. Separate shower, 2 basins and WC.
- very large bedroom with 2 large twin beds, a 2 seater sofa, wardrobe, and ensuite shower with 2 basins and WC. Overlooking pool.
- double bedded room with high ceilings, wooden beams, a desk area, wardrobe, 2 chairs and an ottoman. Ensuite shower with basin and WC.

So, to summarise, there are 6 luxurious bedrooms, two with king-size beds and four with twin beds, so easily sleeps 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 and the remaining two have their own shower rooms.

Internet access using wifi (supply your own laptop).

All bedlinen is supplied and beds made up for your arrival (unless otherwise requested) and will be changed weekly.

Towels for use in the house and beach towels for everybody are supplied.

OUTSIDE

The private courtyard garden has a south-facing sun-baked terrace for alfresco dining leading to your own private pool.

The heated pool has been built with your safety and enjoyment in mind with shallow steps to a depth of 1.3m. Pool size of 4.5m x 4.5m (5.7m with steps) and has a pool alarm. It is cleaned daily so is always in pristine condition! Installed with heating and an electric cover on the pool.

Should you want to escape from the sun-baked terrace welcome shade is provided by a magnificent ancient cyprus tree, typical of this region.

Weber gas BBQ and outside dining equipment as well as deck chairs and sun loungers.

Secure off street parking.

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Facilities and Features

Bedrooms
Bedroom 1 - king-size bed
Bedroom 2 - king-size bed
Bedroom 3 - super king size bed
Bedroom 4 - twin beds
Bedroom 5 - twin beds
Bedroom 6 - twin beds
A cot and high chair are available if there is baby in the party.

6 Bathrooms
4 ensuite bath / shower rooms
2 separate shower rooms

Fully equipped kitchen

Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer leading to a ground floor toilet

Lounge - working fireplace and a 42 cm T.V. and DVD player

Dining room

Games room with full size table tennis table

Internet access using wifi (supply your own laptop)

All bedlinen is supplied and beds made up for your arrival (unless otherwise requested) and will be changed weekly

Towels for use in the house and beach towels for everybody are supplied
  • Private Villa
  • Private Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Un-overlooked Pool
  • 4+ bedrooms
  • 6+ Bedrooms
  • 4+ Bathrooms
  • Private Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Internet
  • Terrace
  • BBQ Area
  • Table Tennis
  • Child Friendly
  • Easy Walk to Shops
  • Golf Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Spacious garden

Location and Map

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Situated on the edge of Pepieux, it enjoys all the benefits of a typical French village including a boulangerie, general store, cave and bar with restaurant 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!

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 and a little children's park only 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.

Centrally located in the Aude, the villa is easily accessible, with 3 airports less than 1 hour's drive away. It is also perfect for enjoying all that this region of France has to offer. Whether it is the sparkling blue Mediterranean and its miles of golden sandy beaches, the Canal du Midi or the historical city of Carcassonne, there is something for everyone.

There is something for everyone in the Languedoc Roussillon region and all are easily accessible from Manoir Theron.

• The Mediterranean sea and beaches. The closest beach at Narbonne is about 25 miles 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.
•Lac de Jouarres, just 5 minutes drive away, has fishing, sailing, other watersports and swimming from its own beach
• Perpignan, Beziers, Narbonne and Montpellier are the closest cities
• Barcelona and Spain is about 2.5 hours drive for those of you who are adventurous
• The mountains of the Pyrenees are to the south and accessible for skiing in the winter and the beautiful Montagnes Noir are just north of Pepieux.
• Winetasting, enjoying the many and varied grapes grown in the area direct from the Domaines. We can organise a range of winetasting experiences for your party from speedtasting, to give you a flavour of the languedoc wines, right through to a course giving you a professional qualification. We have forged special links with several wine experts including Vin en Vacances, a vineyard tour company run by Wendy Gedney, an English woman with a passion for this wonderful area and its wines. Wendy is a wine teacher and during the tours not only will you have a thoroughly enjoyable day, you will also learn a great deal about wine and tasting. Her aim is to provide you with an experience that you can’t easily create for yourself and during the day you will explore the regions, meet some of the most interesting vignerons, taste their wines and enjoy a superb lunch.
• Golf is still a growing sport in France but click on the first link below for more information on courses in the Aude
• Try the following links for more information on things to see and do before you come to Manoir Theron:
• www.midi-france.info
• www.odetoaude.com
•www.creme-de-languedoc.com/index.php
•www.le-minervois.com/territory/support/jouarres.php

Visit www.viamichelin.com for detailed instructions of route and toll fees. As a rough idea the journey from Calais to Pepieux is just over a 1000 km and takes about 8-10 hours using the motorways. Remember to bring yellow gilets and a warning triangle as these are now compulsory on French Roads.

Eurostar: From London St Pancras/Ebbsfleet/Ashford to Lille, join TGV to Montpellier

Air:
London Gatwick to Montpellier/Toulouse - Easyjet
London Stansted to Beziers/Carcassonne/Perpignan/Montpellier - Ryanair
Luton to Beziers - Ryanair
Birmingham to Perpignan/Toulouse - Ryanair, BA
Bristol to Beziers/Toulouse - Ryanair, Easyjet

Availability Calendar

 

Weekly rates and Extra Charges

Prices

rental period weekly rate
18 May 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 2904
29 Jun 2019 - 20 Jul 2019 3146
20 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019 3872
31 Aug 2019 - 28 Sep 2019 2904
28 Sep 2019 - 02 Nov 2019 2662
21 Mar 2020 - 15 May 2020 2662
16 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 2904
27 Jun 2020 - 17 Jul 2020 3146
18 Jul 2020 - 28 Aug 2020 3872
29 Aug 2020 - 25 Sep 2020 2904
26 Sep 2020 - 30 Oct 2020 2662
Arrival after 4pm, Departure by 10am. Times may be flexible out of high season.

Fees and conditions

  • Security Deposit: €500.00
  • NOTE: These prices are for 12 people/6 bedrooms. If less than 6 people want to stay at this property, there is a lower rate. Please see property PEP102 for these prices.
  • Bookings run from Saturday to Saturday.
  • The prices quoted are all inclusive of pool, heating, bed linen and cleaning.
  • The Manoir is fully cleaned before your arrival but we expect it to be left in a similar state on your departure. We do reserve the right to retain some of your deposit to cover any necessary extra cleaning.
  • Property available for Christmas and New Year bookings
Click here to view Booking Details and Terms and Conditions

Further Information

Welcome pack of all basics provided by owner on arrival.

Smoke alarm on each floor. Fans provided.

All except wheelchair users due to steps at front entrance.

Location: Pepieux, Aude, France

Easy walking distance to all amenities, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, private pool, internet.

Visited by one of our team - very highly recommended.

Customer Reviews

  • Perfection in a holiday house

    The holiday house really is perfection, whilst Richard & Rebekah were exceptional hosts, moreover, we found that Manoir Theron exceed our expectations on every level. Firstly, until you are there you don’t appreciate the attention to detail that has been applied to its restoration; the standard of accommodation really is excellent. Secondly, the effort both Richard and Rebekah make to ensure your stay is without issue or compromise is as high as you can ever hope for. Thirdly, the location is sublime, it’s located on the edge of the town within its gated private garden which was much larger than we expected, has the sun from dawn till dusk, with plenty of shade if needed. The local shops were ideal, a gentle few minutes stroll away, with a large supermarket 5mins by car. We would go back in an instant and would certainly recommend the property to anyone, from a couple like us to larger groups and anything in between; the only issue - leaving it to come home :)

    Stephen M Sept 2018

  • Fabulous house for families/groups

    We've just come home from an amazing week staying at Manoir Theron. The house is a perfect mix of modern luxury and old fashioned, authentic charm. We were a family of 11 people and we had so much space- the rooms are big and comfortable and no arguing over the bathroom as there is so many! The garden and terrace is great as it allows you to choose between sun and shade, depending on your mood - and the kids loved the pool! The owners are fabulous and friendly and they are local and helpful without being intrusive. We didn't want to come home!

    Aug 2018

  • Explore the Minervois from a central point.
    The route of the Canal Midi goes through the Minervois and this manor house sits right in the middle of it all. A short drive in any direction puts you into wonderful sights. The house itself is very comfortable for 6 couples but inexpensive enough for a smaller group. Quite elegant inside and out plus there is protected private parking.
     
    May 2017
     

  • Fabulous Stay.
    We visited this gorgeous Manor House for my husband’s 60th birthday. It was perfect; beautifully appointed, well equipped and spotless. The owners, Richard and Rebekah, couldn’t have been more helpful. The rooms are large and furnished with an interesting mixture of styles. There is lots to see and do in the area. We loved it and will be back.
     
    Sept 2017
     

  • We wanted to host a large relaxing family holiday party in Southern France and found Manoir Theron in Pepieux. It is a beautiful traditional manoir in a typical sleepy village deep in the heart of Minervois wine country. The house is spacious with ensuite rooms and has lots of charming period features. The pool and patio area are great for keeping cool on those cloudless blue sunny days in summer! We explored the area and had great days out in Minerve, Carcasonne and Narbonne. Our thanks to Rebekah and Richard who keep the Manoir Theron spotless and are on hand if you need any assistance.

    Gary July 2017

  • Paradise
     
    On arrival I was genuinely gobsmacked, even better than the photos! Manoir Theron is hands down the most beautiful place I've had the pleasure of staying! 
    The bedrooms are the size of my last flat, the dining room fit for a king and the playroom could double up as a training room for the Korean Olympic ping pong team! The piece de la resistance however was the outside dining space! Five of our seven evenings were spent enjoying local fare in the peace and quiet of our front garden.
    For those of you who start the day with a quick dip, fear not, the pool is perfect size to do just this. For those who don't, there is ample room to wallow and keep cool.
    Situated in the picturesque village of Pepieux, which the English would call 'shabby chic', here it comes as standard!
    I implore anyone lucky enough to be reading this to go and see for themselves and I hope you have as much fun as we did. x
     
    Jim May 2017