Maison Citron

languedoc , south of france
3 bedroom - 2 bath
(1 review)
Special rates available for certain weeks in June, July, and August!
Travel dates:
€265 - €550 per night (EUR)
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Property perks

  • Concierge
    A concierge service is available for this property
  • Baby rental
    equipment partner
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  • Kid & Coe
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  • Itinerary
    We provide a family-focused itinerary for properties in this destination
  • Professional
    This property is professionally managed by a trusted partner

Perks for the Parents

This 3-bedroom house, part of a boutique family resort 15 minutes west of Carcassonne, includes a shared pool, views of the Pyrenees and plenty of space to play. The house can be rented together with Maison Figue to create a spacious 6-bedroom house with connecting terrace. Cool and airy, it has a semi open plan layout downstairs with fully equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge with wood burning stove. Glass doors lead to a shaded terrace with garden and mountain views. The master bedroom has french windows with wonderful views, plus a wet room-style shower. Sun loungers and parasols surround the swimming pool and balmy summer days can be spent strolling in the grounds or playing boules. Extras can be pre-arranged including bike hire, wine tasting, massage and beauty in the treatment room and catering with meals delivered to your door.

Why Kids Love it

The house and grounds offer as much for children as it does their parents. There is a large swimming pool with inflatable toys, and within the safe swimming pool enclosure is a cute shady wooden cabin with toys where children can play in the heat of the day. There is also is a children’s play area with slide and swings, huge wooden pirate ship, log cabin and 14-foot trampoline as well as an underground vaulted games room, with a year-round cool ambient temperature, where families can enjoy table football, table tennis and other games. The communal lawned area has badminton and football and the shared 1000 sqft shady barn enclosed on 3 sides is equipped with ride-ons, toys and a beautiful chill out area. Complimentary cribs, bed guards, stair gates, high chairs, strollers, booster seats, changing mats, toys, books and much more can be provided on request.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 nights Saturday to Saturday, with some flexibility in low season (including alternative arrival and departure days) by prior arrangement. Note that the grounds and children’s play areas are all shared. The pool is set away from the property and is fenced with a childproof gate; it also has an electronically operated hard security cover which is closed at night for extra safety. Stairs inside the house are not gated but do all have rails (stair gates can be provided); younger kids may need supervision in the log cabin which has a small ladder to a bunk bed. The trampoline is fitted with a safety net so that even toddlers can enjoy it and the kids play area is visible from the house. Linen, towels (including pool towels) and end of stay cleaning is included. Check-in Saturday after 4pm and check-out Saturday by 10am.

About the Location

The property is on a boutique, family-focused estate approximately 20 minutes west of Carcassonne set amongst vineyards in the Aude countryside. Carcassonne airport is a 15-minute drive away; car rental is essential in this location. The nearby village of Montreal with all amenities is 5 minutes by car. Activities in the surrounding area include horse riding, biking, kayaking, golf, tree park, waterskiing, markets, wild lake swimming and much more. A 20-minute drive takes you to Carcassonne and its UNESCO-listed 11th Century medieval castle (La Cité), street cafés and restaurants and a fantastic weekly market. There are many picturesque towns and villages nearby, such as Montolieu, Mirepoix and Limoux; a 20-minute drive takes you to the Black Mountains, great for mountain biking, hiking, picnicking and walking in the forest. Other attractions include Mediterranean beaches an hour away and the Pyrenees mountains where you can visit ancient hilltop castles and abbeys.

Accommodation Details

This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house is set over 2 floors. The ground floor has a semi open plan living space, dining room with table seating 6, lounge with wood burning stove, downstairs toilet, kitchen and doors to a furnished private terrace with gas BBQ. Upstairs there is a large master bedroom with kingsize bed and ensuite bathroom with wetroom style shower and french windows with a secure balcony rail, a large bedroom with 2 twin beds, and a smaller bedroom with a bunk bed, plus a family bathroom with bathtub.

Style Notes

Sunshine, light and colour. This beautifully renovated French property includes a bespoke designer wooden and steel staircase, and a stainless steel kitchen with a concrete work surface as well as other industrial chic touches. The rest of the house has cool pale walls and floors with a smattering of colourful Moroccan rugs, Mid Century furniture and exposed beams. It’s a fun and family-friendly place to stay with great provision for the kids and interior design aspects to admire. We love the scented banks of lavender, the colorful kids play areas and the spectacular views of the French countryside.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 bunk bed
2 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 baby crib
Rebecca S.
Member since March 13, 2015

Languedoc , South of France

From the coast to the mountains

Stretching from the beaches of the Mediterranean coast through the Rhone Valley to the Spanish border and the Pyrenees, the Languedoc covers much of south central France. Discover medieval castles on hilltops in Cathar Country, cycle beside the Canal du Midi, day trip to the busy cities of Nimes, Montpellier and Perpignan, and take the yellow train up into the mountains of the Pyrenees. With lakes and water parks for swimming, Prehistoric caves and Europe’s largest dinosaur museum to explore, along with pretty fishing villages and beautiful scenery, it’s brimming with family-friendly activities.

1 review

Abi A.
Visited in August 2018
Me and my family of 5 stayed at this lovely resort for a week in August and had the nicest stay. The villa is well designed with top of the range appliances, great interior decor and full equipped for kids (toys, board, games, books). The kids had so much to do within the resort, made friends with other families and thoroughly enjoyed the activities organised by the kids club. The highlight of the week for us grown ups was the wine tasting night which turned out to be a beautiful culinary experience, I highly recommend this. The best part of staying at Le Serreil are the wonderful hosts Becky and Phil who welcomed us even at our 11pm arrival. They are so family focused and give so much attention to their guests needs. It was my husband’s birthday during the stay and they organised a birthday cake and a surprise drinks party for him in the georgous on-site barn. I will definitely be back here again just like many of the guests who come year after year. Thanks for a great summer break.