Villa La Fleur is a picturesque holiday villa packed with character. This rural villa sits in 100 acres in one of the most beautiful valleys in Languedoc, a lush and unspoilt region of France. Converted from an old wine store, the property is now a family-friendly holiday home with a heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and cinema room.
The villa is just outside the charming little villages of Montlaur and Lagrasse and is just 45 minutes from the fairy-tale city of Carcassonne. Its medieval citadel, perched on a rocky hilltop, is an iconic attraction, while a boat trip along the Canal du Midi will take you away from the crowds and into stunning countryside. Visit the city on Saturday morning to sample local delicacies at the fantastic food market in the main square. Villa La Fleur is well connected and can be reached from several airports including Carcassonne (45 mins), Toulouse (30 mins), Béziers (1hr 40mins) and Montpelier (2hrs).
You’ll find plenty to keep up to 14 guests entertained at Villa La Fleur. It has its own cinema area and an all-weather tennis court, as well as a pool and outdoor dining and barbecue area. There’s an office for those who need to work and a games room for those who want to play. It’s a fantastic place for gatherings with family and friends thanks to the sociable, open-plan living area that runs the length of the building. In the main house, the bedrooms are situated around a dramatic atrium, and there are a further two bedrooms in a separate apartment. Interior designer Samantha Todhunter has created a space that balances relaxed, modern glamour with traditional rustic features.
The owners bought this property in 1999 and painstakingly transformed it into the immaculate villa and tended gardens you’ll find today. They have a live-in couple who ensure guests have everything they need, from a concierge service to housekeeping.
Surrounded by magnificent countryside, mountains, lakes and lush winelands, this luxury Languedoc villa is a rural escape. With plenty of outdoor spaces and activities to enjoy, Villa La Fleur is great for a family summer holiday or large family gatherings. It’s equally well-suited to a winter retreat, with three roaring open fires and underfloor heating. Whenever you visit, this inspiring property offers the very best in modern comfort and old-world charm.