DescriptionAt La Fraissinède you can really believe you are French Seigneur, surveying the rolling landscape of your estate. This luxury villa is a brilliant conversion of an old wine store which combines original features with stunning contemporary architecture. In short, nothing else is quite like La Fraissinède. Within its attractive exterior, the living space incorporates vast empty wine tanks alongside 18th century fireplaces and lavish contemporary design.
Close to the fairytale city of Carcassonne, the villa sits amid 120 acres of land, dotted with olive trees and lavender. The pretty village of Lagrasse is only 11km away. With an outdoor pool and huge open-plan entertaining spaces, La Fraissinède is the perfect setting for a celebratory gathering, or a relaxing retreat. Gazing out across the French countryside from the sheltered terrace, you feel a million miles away from the stresses and strains of ordinary life.
The house has strong connections to the wine trade, making it is the perfect place to savour a few of the celebrated local vintages. With room for 14 guests, you can throw your own private house party. And there is a dedicated party room complete with bar, as well as cosy small rooms to relax in. La Fraissinède is both a sunny Summer paradise and a Winter retreat. Underfloor heating and big roaring fires keep it warm in the colder months, and the Pyrenees ski slopes are two hours away.
At such a deluxe residence you might expect to be looked after by a team of staff, and you won’t be disappointed. A charming live-in couple are there to welcome you, provide daily housekeeping and concierge services, and to make you feel at home. You can bring staff with you (there is additional staff accommodation) and if you require additional services such as a private chef, butler, nanny or chauffeur, it’s no problem.
The accommodation is spread across the main house and a garden wing which has its own living room and games room. Although there are lots of wonderful things to do in the area, you really don’t need to leave the grounds of your private luxury villa. La Fraissinède has its own cinema room and an all-weather tennis court as well as a pool and outdoor dining and barbecue area. It is five star French country living.
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RoomsLa Fraissinède sleeps 12 - 14 people in six bedrooms. Four of the bedrooms are on the upper floor of the main house, and two are in the garden wing.
Room 1 is the master suite, offering an Emperor size bed, a sitting area, roll top bath, dressing room and an en-suite marble bathroom with walk-in shower.
Room 2 has a king size bed, a separate sitting room with a single daybed, and a private marble bathroom with separate bath tub and shower.
Room 3 can be set up with twin beds or an Emperor size bed, and has a marble en-suite bathroom with separate bath tub and shower.
Room 4 has twin beds and a bathroom with walk-in shower.
Rooms 5 and 6 each has a super king size bed and an ensuite shower room.
A separate flat provides accommodation for your staff, including a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, a kitchenette and shower room.
EatingLa Fraissinède has a stunning, large open plan kitchen and dining room which is entirely at your disposal. It’s up to you whether to employ professional chefs, to bring your own staff with you, or to cook for yourselves. The service is flexible and tailor made, because every group of guests is different. If you are bringing your own staff, it’s good to know that a separate staff flat is available for them to stay in.
Perhaps you would like to have an experienced local chef preparing local specialities every day, using the freshest of ingredients? Or perhaps you would like daily deliveries of groceries, and just a one-off catered event during your stay?
However you choose to eat and drink, we can ensure that you have everything you need, from mouth-watering gourmet food to the finest vintage wines from the cellar. And if you would like us to stock up with your favourite soft drinks, mixers, beers and spirits, it’s no problem. After all, La Fraissinède is a wonderful party venue, and great food and wine are essential ingredients in all the best parties.
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KidsSitting in the midst of French vineyards and countryside, La Fraissinède offers lots of outdoor activities to get the kids out in the fresh air. How about mountain biking, horse riding or boat trips on the Canal du midi, for starters? And of course, back at the villa you have your own swimming pool and tennis court, so there is no excuse for inactivity.
There are beaches within 45 minutes drive (La Franqui and Leucate) and the historic city of Carcassonne makes a great family outing. Your live-in hosts can sort out all the logistics of keeping the kids entertained, from booking activities to arranging transport. And if you would like to hire English speaking babysitters, or to have the villa furnished with cots and high chairs, just let us know.