High standard house with private pool and garden near sea and countryside.
- english, french
About Michael Clayden
We fell in love with the area when on holiday in 1999 and bought the maison du maitre (master's house adjoining this house from the family that built it. We inherited a lot of its furniture and we have tried to keep this original house, where we stay, authentic, a bit like a museum. Later the adjoining vignerons house came up for sale and we have converted it into a holiday home to let with modern facilities and a pool whilst keeping its traditional character. We split our time between France and our London home especially now we are retired from education management and have more freedom. If you come to stay at our holiday home we would love to show you the maison du maitre as well if you are interested.
Michael Clayden purchased this House in 2000
Why Michael Clayden chose Raissac-d'Aude
If you want to relax , this is an ideal quiet place to relax in privacy by the pool, or have wonderful meals indoors or out overlooking the pool and garden can be lit at night. If you want to learn about the region, the house is centrally located and you can be on the huge sandy beaches, deep in the countryside, or along the canal de midi in half an hour or less. You are also central to the major tourist attractions such as Carcassonne, Narbonne, Montpelier, Sete Bezier, and pretty towns and villages such as Lagrasse, Pezenas , Ornaisons or Lezignan. If you want activities you can get to water sports on the coast, or local rivers or on the higher rivers in the black mountains or towards the Pyrenees for kayaking and rafting. You can play cycle, walk, play tennis, go horse riding all locally and there are facilities for golf not far away and a large leisure centre for swimming and water chutes.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
But only by prior agreement
No smoking in the house. Use ashtrays in gardens.
Only by prior agreement.
Cots, high chair, other baby equipment available
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Family Summer 2019
The property was ideal for a family holiday. The pool was great and the facilities were excellent.
An amazing place. Home was perfect for us. We were 3 couples. Mike and Norma were extremely helpful. Only drawback would of liked a few stores or restaurants in walking distance.
We had a wonderful holiday in Raissac sur Aude, a fabulous house and garden and very helpful interesting owners. We loved the area and definitely hope to return sometime.
Fantastic family holiday
I returned 2 weeks ago from a 2 week stay at Raissac-d'Aude. We were a party of 10 (5 adults, 2 teenagers and 3 younger kids). We had a fantastic family holiday and I can't thank Mike and Norma enough for being excellent hosts and making us feel very welcome.
The house itself is lovely, spacious, clean & comfortable with all mod cons. The barbeque and outside dining area were great and the pool was perfect and especially popular with the kids.
We went on a few days trips in the local region, including to Narbonne and Gruissan plage (we preferred Gruissan) and to Ribaute where we had a picnic and swam in the river. We also cycled locally with the kids through the surrounding vineyards and ate figs off the trees which were fantastic.
We hung out by the pool quite a lot too and just had a very nice relaxed holiday. I would recommend without hesitation
Beautiful and spacious period property, very friendly and helpful hosts, kids loved swimming pool
The property is a perfect holiday home, it's very spacious and with swimming pool provides great fun for adults and kids. Michael is very friendly and helpful, we got lots of ideas for activities and places to see in the area. We stayed with three kids aged between 3 and 8 years old and we all had an amazing week in this part of France. We had a busy week, we spent a day in the water park, a day cycling, by the beach, also some sightseeing in Narbonne, Carcassone. We will definitely consider staying there again if we plan to come back to France. Thank you Michael and Norma for making our holidays so pleasant.
A place to return to
We were a group of families returning to this fantastic house in the centre of the beautiful small village Raissac. Great for families with spacious bedrooms and large outdoor patio. The pool area makes the vacation perfect! We will be back!
Thanks for the review. As always we are delighted to see you, your friends and family as they grow each year!
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