Spacious and stylish 3 bedroom gite in 3Hectares with large pool
Neil & Vickie Malyon
- english, french
About Neil & Vickie Malyon
We purchased the Domaine in December 2012 after doing some holiday inspired house viewing in the Aude. Having spent 15 years holidaying in France, we came to this region and really fell in love with the area as it offers countryside, beaches and mountains all within easy access. This is our first venture into running a holiday rental business and we want all of our guests to love it as much as we do!
Neil & Vickie Malyon purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Neil & Vickie Malyon chose Villepinte
The Domaine nestles in farmland but is very close to the road network which gives access to all that the Languedoc has to offer. The famous Canal du Midi is only 0.6 km from the Domaine. The Domaine has been lovingly restored to provide 3 stylish Gites, all the comfortable and modern facilities. Each Gite is spacious and the grounds surrounding the Domaine are tranquil offering wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and mountains. There are many interesting places to visit within 1 hour of the Domaine.
What makes this Cottage unique
We live at Domaine Saladry alongside our guests and are on hand to offer advice, information and maps on things to do or can respectfully provide guests peace and quiet if required. We have an 8 seater VW Transporter and are happy to drop off/pick up guests from local restaurants or train stations on request and by prior arrangement. The mature grounds offer a very tranquil place for visitors, the views are outstanding and the pool complex has been designed specifically for relaxation and enjoyment by all ages. We have many repeat visitors and we love to welcome them back and has many others coming on their recommendation.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A Perfect Spot for a Family Vacation
We are a family of four from Canada with two teens. We had a perfect 7 day family vacation at Domaine Saladry in Les Cypres gite in early July 2019. This is a definite five star accommodation!!
Neil and Vickie are exceptional hosts. They were so welcoming to us and throughout our stay provided us with invaluable information about the region which helped us plan our day trips.
The gite is clean, spacious, and beautifully decorated. We had everything we needed. The pool was a lot of fun and was certainly enjoyed by our family every day. Our family also enjoyed the games area playing ping pong and relaxing in the comfortable chairs in the shade. At night, we sat outside of our gite with candles and a glass of wine and reviewed our day and planned for the next day. Sometimes our kids joined us and other times we enjoyed the time alone while the kids relaxed on their devices using the stable wifi ;)
We had so many highlights during our stay.... renting bicycles and cycling to Castelnaudary for lunch (Cassoulet Fait Madison), markets at Mirepoix and Limoux, swimming in the Mediterranean at Gruisson, lunch at local restaurant L’Ile Aux Oiseaux, and of course exploring Carcassonne.
Neil and Vickie have created a very special vacation rental. Our family was able to relax and create memories to last a lifetime here. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this vacation rental and certainly would love to return again one day.
Hi, Many Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Domaine Saladry; and thanks for your positive words- it does mean a lot when somebody has enjoyed their time with us. Should you ever pass this way again, then we would love to welcome you back in the future
Best wishes Neil & Vickie
Beautiful, clean, relaxing getaway
We are so lucky to have found Domaine Saladry! We are a family of five on a month- long European tour. This was our favorite place. Perfect location, welcoming hosts, big pool, and impeccably clean acommodations. Thank you, Vickie and Neil, for offering such a lovely place!
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Domaine Saladry and thank you for taking time to give us such positive feedback. We hope you enjoy the rest of your tour; and of course we’d love to welcome you back in future
Thanks again, Neil & Vickie
A delightful rural location near Carcassonne
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Domaine Saladry- Neil and Vicky are excellent hosts with helpful local knowledge. Carcassonne is close by and the surrounding country side is unspoiled. We especially enjoyed being able to rent bikes from Neil and Vicky to explore the Canal du Midi. The accommodation was spacious, cosy and perfect for our group. A gem of a place, thank you!
Many thanks Maggie for your review, it’s great that you enjoyed your stay with us. If you do choose to come back to the region; then we would love to welcome you back. Best regards Vickie & Neil
An exceptional gite complex in SW France
We had a lovely seven night stay at Domaine Saladry, staying in the Les Cypres gite.
The gite was exceptionally clean, well maintained and had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. The gite complex is perfect for families with the games barn and the swimming pool. We enjoyed a friendly game of ping pong or two and lazying by the pool (when the sun decided to pop out ! We were slightly unlucky with the weather).
Neil kindly let us borrow the BBQ and we enjoyed grilling alfresco as well as eating at the many restaurants nearby. Domaine Gayda is a must-do for food lovers, as is L'Ile aux Oiseaux (a charming fish restaurant by the canal). Speaking of the canal, cycling along the canal was a pleasure towards Castelnaudry, watching the boats navigate the locks and discovering the La Boutique De L' ecluse la Peyruque where a local potter sells her work.
Vickie and Neil take great pride in Domaine Saladry and their business. They were always on hand to answer any questions and were warm and welcoming from the moment we booked online until the day we left.
We would love to return with a larger group in the future, as it would be the perfect place for a holiday with friends or a family get-together.
All the best,
Simon, Marcus, Richard and Janet
Many thanks for choosing Domaine Saladry for your holiday; and thanks for your positive review.
It's great that you enjoyed your time with us and in the region. We'd love to welcome you back and we'll even do our best to provide more consistent weather😀�
Neil & Vickie
Preciosa propiedad con ubicación excelente
Estuvimos en la propiedad para el puente de mayo. La ubicación de la granja es excelente, muy cerca de Carcassonne, unos 15 minutos, así como de Toulouse. Castelnaudry es la ciudad de cierta importancia más cercana. Es la cuna del "cassoulet", así que bien vale una visita. Domaine Saladry se encuentra a unos pocos metros del "Canal du midi", lo cual lo hace un punto muy interesante para aquellos que realizan la ruta en bicicleta. No era nuestro caso, pero esta cercanía al canal hace que se pueda disfrutar de paseos a lo largo de este muy agradables. En cuanto al domaine, nosotros en concreto nos quedamos en Les Cypres. La casa tiene todo lo que se pueda necesitar para estancias tanto cortas como largas, desde microondas hasta secador de pelo, pasando por plancha. Es una casa muy acogedora y decorada con muchísimo gusto. La propiedad está muy bien mantenida. Yo diría que las fotos de la página web no le hacen justicia. En cuanto a los propietarios, Neil y Vickie, son un encanto, y nos ayudaron en todo lo que les pedimos. Siempre están ahí para hacerte una recomendación de que visitar o donde comer.
Sin duda nos parece un lugar totalmente recomendable y estamos planeando ya nuestra próxima visita.
Familia Sánchez González
Gracias por tus amables palabras. Nos encantaría volver a alojarme si vas a visitar la zona de nuevo!
Preciosa propiedad en un enclave magnífico
Estos días en el Dominio Saladry de Villepinte han sido perfectos. La casa es tan bonita y tan cómoda que, sin ninguna duda, repetiremos. Estamos muy agradecidos de la hospitalidad de los propietarios, que han hecho todo fácil para nosotros. Lo recomendamos con toda seguridad!
Special interest holidays:
For cyclists, walkers, and nature lovers the Domaine offers access to walking and cycling for all abilities in the surrounding countryside and hills, or alongside the Canal du Midi. For those more experienced cyclists you may ride on roads or mountains used in the Tour de France. There are numerous lakes in the Black Mountains where you can swim or hire boats.
We have a VW Transporter with 8 seats and will be happy to drop off/collect guests and bikes. We are also able to provide wine tours in the Corbieres, Minervois and Limoux AOC wine regions - Please contact us to discuss further.
1 hour drive to Mediterranean beaches. Nearest beach Gruissan plage.
20 minutes to Lac St. Ferriol in the Black Mountains with beach areas and waterspouts facilities
10 hour drive from Eurotunnel Calais.
50 mins drive from Toulouse Airport
20 mins drive from Carcassonne Airport
Use of car is recommended
0.6 km from Canal stop at Villepinte.
1.5 km to Villepinte village and local convenience shop/bakery
5 km to Bram
25 km to Carcassonne world heritage site
Restaurant and Bar in Villepinte - Les deux Acacias
Reasonably priced fuel in Villepinte with supermarket with fresh bread (1.5 km away) open 8am to 8pm daily
Large supermarkets located next to each motorway junction (5 km and 10 km away)
Local market Wednesday morning and ATM in Bram (5 km away)