Villelongue Côté Jardins

St Martin le Vieil, Aude
Bed & Breakfast


Readers adore this place run by warm, generous sisters Renée and Claude. Stroll the wild gardens - follow a path into the lovely landscape

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 3

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.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Closed
Christmas.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner with wine, €25. Dinner July/August.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €70
1 Double
From €70
1 Twin
From €70
1 Family room for 3
From €70

Reviews

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

Yvonne, Donegal

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

Glenn

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.

Louise

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

Jenny

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.

John

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

Graham

Read more reviews Down arrow

Location

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.