Villelongue Côté Jardins

St Martin le Vieil, Aude
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)4 68 76 09 03
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Readers adore this place run by warm, generous sisters Renée and Claude. Stroll the wild gardens - follow a path into the lovely landscape


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Painters, poets, nature-lovers love this place, where history and romance combine. Dark 16th-century passages and uneven stone floors open into heavily beamed rooms sympathetically revived. Big, simple bedrooms, authentic in their white cotton and old armoires, the more recent on the ground floor, look out to the ancient trees of the park or the great courtyard and ruined Cistercian abbey. Sisters Renée and Claude, warm, knowledgeable, generous, were born here and provide convivial breakfasts and dinners. Wild gardens and duck ponds, lazy cats and lovely walks into the landscape.


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • 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

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner with wine, €25.


Nightly price
from €70
1 Double
From €70
1 Twin
From €70



I write on behalf of four of us who stayed for 2 nights earlier this month. We all enormously enjoyed our stay with the delightful sisters Renee and Claude . The rooms were spotless and very atmospheric with lovely period French furniture . The dinners were outstanding with fresh local produce beautifully presented and delicious. A pity we did not have more time to explore the area and enjoy the hospitality of the two ladies.


Wow! Amazing house, beautiful setting, fascinating area, glorious breakfasts & veggie food, huge bedroom, antique furniture, lovely shower room &, above all, 2 charming, generous, flexible, kind hosts whose local knowledge ensured great days out. Claude & Renee provide a very French experience. Their English is excellent and their knowledge highly enlightening. The house is a chateau adjoining abbey ruins and is a must for all history and/or food lovers. Their family of rescued dogs and cats is also enchanting. Don't miss this wonderful experience which combines past glories with all mod cons.

Diana, Valencia

Travelling home from Spain through France - this was our second visit to sisters Renee & Claude. Highly recommend this B&B - an absolute pleasure. Once again we dined with the sisters - lovely meal, generous hosts, excellent company. Thank you ladies x


The two sisters could not have been more helpful, following on from my mistake in not realising how isolated this accommodation was, being 23 km from Carcassone, and 5km from the nearest town. They did all possible to make my stay a pleasant one, which it certainly was! A beautiful, tranquil, albeit somewhat isolated location. A big Thank you to the two sisters!

David, Sheffield

Wonderful place - sisters were kind, thoughtful, generous hosts - lovely ladies. Quite fascinating.

Yvonne, Donegal

Simply delightful. We stayed on our way down to Spain, and again coming back. Wonderful, peaceful place and the sisters are such good hosts


We were delighted with our stay at Villelongue. The welcome was warm, the room charming, and the dinner and breakfast copious and of very high quality. It is ideally located for walks and exploring Cathar country. Highly recommended.


Villelongue was amazing. Special hosts - Claude and Renee who were very caring. Excellent food. We felt this was very special.


Renee and Claude were a very dear couple and provided marvelous food. One evening after supper Renee asked my wife if she would like some herb tea, to which she replied yes please. So out she trotted into the garden and came back with a handful of mint, parsley, sage and other herbs, shoved them into a cafetiere - and bingo, there was the genuine herb tea! Touches like that make these places special.


for ambience, welcome, regional blowouts, care (towels changed every day & copious hot water) & French experience - we MUST go back!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Claude Antoine & Renée Marcoul

  • Visit the ancient, walled city of Carcassonne.. Spectacular fireworks on the evening of 14th July at 10.30pm.
  • Explore some of the many châteaux and abbeys scattered across the region, dating from the 12th Centuries.