La Manufacture Royale de Montolieu

Montolieu, Aude

Close to Carcassonne is a beautiful, convivial, historic house. Its contemporary apartments are charming and its gardens a joy


2 places


Each sleep 4


Aart brings homemade breakfasts to the terrace by the river: creamy cappuccino, ‘pommes caramelisées’. The river Dure flows through the gardens, secluded and magical with mature trees, scattered terraces and a wooden play area. Gather by the summer kitchen or swim long laps in the pool.

This listed textiles mill, built in 1739 on the edge of Montolieu, has been exquisitely revived. Spread over three floors, with a high-ceilinged dining hall and a vaulted cellar bar, it is spacious, airy and light. The Dutch owners have imbued it with a brave new spirit, and each apartment feels like home.

The river teems with wildlife and the area with wineries. Take off with a packed lunch from Marieke; return to a massage in the spa. Wander the steep streets of the medieval village… best known for its 16 bookshops.

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We think you'll love

  • The sense of history in the listed building
  • Sitting in the riverside gardens
  • The special breakfasts and twice-weekly table d’hotes
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You should know

  • There are many steps and levels outdoors and in
  • Great for children but there is a river


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights, 7 nights in high season. Also available to rent as whole house.
1 October - 15 May.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Occasional breakfast, €14.50. Dinner (once weekly), €35. Restaurants within walking distance.


Nightly price
from €125
Weekly price
from €1550
Damage deposit
2 Apartments for 4
From €1252 bedrooms


La Manufacture Royale is a buidling that exudes history and culture. Staying there would be like a journey back in time to the grandeur of France in the 16th century. The riverside location and gardens are an absolute gem and must be one of the best locations in the region. The property offers spacious apartments that are ideal for couples, groups and families. A part of history with a modern touch.

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The neighbourhood

The property lies 300 yards from the heart of hilltop Montolieu; stroll to its picturesque restaurants and shops. A pretty riverside walk runs from the house past a convent and the whole place is steeped in history. Medieval Carcassonne is a 20-minute drive, as is the food-based Les Halles de Jojo.


Aart de Jonge

Dutch Aart and Marieke bought the property in 2003. He worked in real estate, she in HR. Multi-lingual, creative and full of plans, they have devoted themselves to the transformation of the house and garden. They love to engage with guests, cook beautiful food, and know all you need to know about the village, the food, and the lovely Languedoc