La Bergerie Cote d'Azur & Monaco, France, Europe
Prices from €20,000 per week
What we love
A real home from home, La Fraissinede is welcoming, cosy and everything a French country cottage should be!
La Fraissinède is an extraordinary country residence in the heart of the Corbières, incorporating modern style with the ambience and proportions of an ancient wine cuve.
It offers an amazing setting and views, six double en-suite bedrooms, open-plan entertaining spaces, terraces, a tranquil courtyard, a tennis court and large pool, complete with thermal exchange heating system (not needed in summertime).
The mysteries of the Cathar country, sparkling Mediterranean beaches, the walled city of Carcassonne and the languid Canal du Midi are all within 30 minutes. Outdoor pursuits on the doorstep including mountain biking, walking and horse-riding
In a far corner of a beautiful uninhabited plain, on what feels like the last outpost before the Pyrenees, stands La Fraissinade - a big, elegant, gloriously kitted-out farmhouse surrounded by banks of fragrant lavender.
4 ensuite bedrooms
Salle des fêtes & bar
Cuisine & salle à manger
Fumoir — cinéma
Salle de réception
Under floor heating on ground floor
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 twin islands of the open plan, professional kitchen and the comfort of the fumoir cinema space. The contemporary feel of the ground floor is complemented by 18th century fireplaces and the ancient wine tanks.
While the living areas of the main house are open plan for a wonderful social feel, they also have smaller salons and sitting areas for those cosy, calm, self-indulgent moments we all need either for a movie or a good book.
With three open fires and under-floor heating, the house feels warm and welcoming even during the crisp autumn and winter months.
The kitchen has been designed for those who love to cook and those who love to be cooked for. Should you wish to have some help preparing your meals, or a chef to do the job for you, arrangements can easily be made.
The ground floor and garden wing have direct access to the gardens, pool area, courtyard and tennis court. The large windows and doors help to bring the outside in during the balmy summer days and evenings.
The Garden Wing
2 ensuite bedrooms
Salle des jeux
The garden wing has a less-formal sitting and games room (the salle des jeux); a luxurious, casual snug and a play area to get away from the crowd.
The courtyard benefits from an outside kitchen and an 18th century fireplace for barbeques and long summer nights.
The following service can be arranged at an additional cost;
Low Season prices from £8,000 per week
High Season prices from £15,500 per week