We had a great fortnight at Le Manoir with grandparents/parents and 5 kids.
The house was well equipped for a big group with plenty of kitchen equipment and both indoor and outdoor tables and chairs for all. The bedrooms and bathrooms were all well appointed including nice touches such as luxury hand soap in each bathroom.
We appreciated the complimentary welcome provisions and bottles of wine and made good use of the honesty wine cellar! The local bakery and grocery store were very handy too.
The pool was a huge hit with all especially the kids throughout the fortnight.
We also enjoyed visiting the surrounding area and our top recommendations are:
Beach at Gruissan
Inflatables at lac de la Cavayere
Le Grillade at Ventenac
Les halles at Narbonne
Canoeing on the Aude at Puicheric
Thank you for a great family holiday!
Le Manoir is situated at the edge of the village of Canet with its boulangerie and small supermarket, bar, coffee and pizzas all available. Many of the interior features of the house are original so that it retains its 'belle epoch' style combined with top quality modern kitchen and bathrooms - a perfect mix. Jay and Melanie's attention to details made our stay truly memorable, before, during and after our visit. There is a brilliant games room (not yet pictured on the website) which was a huge hit with our teenagers and their parents, as was the pool with its safety barrier to protect the younger children. Plenty of shade and space in the garden and courtyard - we wanted for nothing. Thanks to you both and it was a pleasure to meet you.
We spent a week here in June- we had exclusive use of both properties- Le Manoir and The Old Winery.
Our group consisted of 10 adults and 12 children. The property was very well appointed for large groups- plenty of cutlery, pots and pans etc. There is an honesty wine cellar which was very reasonably priced and well stocked.
Both properties were amazing- Le Manoir was more traditional and The Old Winery had more of a modern feel. It was great having the run of both properties. The pools were very safe- fenced and accessed by lockable gates, this provided great peace of mind.
The large garden and games room kept the children entertained for hours- giving the adults much needed respite. The children loved the freedom that houses and gardens provided - something which doesn't happen often back in the UK.
The hosts, Melanie and Jay were brilliant- very friendly and easy to contact. Our children played football with theirs (there's a small sports area opposite the house).
There are bikes to hire but we didn't use these as we thought they were quite highly priced. Had they been a bit cheaper we would've used them. This is my only criticism of the whole stay.
The village is just a few minutes walk away and a good selection of small shops and a couple of restaurants. We didn't make use of the chef that you could pay to cook dinner, we took it in turns to host every night, stocking up at the local carrefour.
The region is absolutely beautiful and we'd love to return- both to this region and Le Manoir.
The Manoir is a lovely spacious, clean, well appointed family friendly holiday venue. Perfect for all ages. The area is lovely and there is lots to do. The large garden and pool were a great asset for all. Melanie and Jay were most welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We would thoroughly recommend it as an ideal family holiday destination.
We were 2 families from Sweden staying for a week in this beautifully renovated mansion. The interiors are very tastefully done. The garden is very pretty with a little stream. It has a nice seating area at the front of the house where we enjoyed all meals outdoors.The pool is great with a good surrounding fence to ensure little ones are not running off.
The owners Jay & Melanie facilitated a lovely stay, with lots of great tips for beaches, restaurants and local facilities. They recommended Wendy from Vin & Vacances for a private wine tasting at the house which was absolutely superb. I can thoroughly recommend booking Wendy. They were also able to book an outstanding babysitter for us.
The location is ideal, close to the Canal du Midi (great for power walks and running) and in Canet - just a 5 min morning walk to the bakery. A multitide of medieval towns and villages are within a 30-40 min drive away, and vineyards everywhere. High points were the villages of Olargues and Minerve in the national Park, the fortress at Carcasonne, the boat trip through the lock in Narbonne plus cathedral. The lovely beach town of Grissan is only 30 mins by car - gorgeous sandy beach.
Travelling from Sweden, flying into Beziers airport was ideal.
A perfect vacation trip.