Airports

Carcassonne: 26 km west
Perpignan: 90 km south east
Béziers: 76 km east
Toulouse: 119 km north west
Montpellier: 138 km north east

Contact

Email : info@lafraissinede.com
Call Ted Wilson: +44 77 71 60 16 29
Call Andrew Nicolls: +44 77 98 62 62 81

Lofty but warm and welcoming, the house is beautifully designed with every detail considered. The layout makes communal living and privacy equally possible.

There are six double bedrooms that comfortably accommodate up to 14 guests and a separate two-bedroom apartment. Outside, there are landscape gardens, a tennis court and pool. Our live-in couple help with everything from house-keeping to concierge.

Living Areas

The living space in the main house runs the full length of the building, from the grandeur of the Salle des Fêtes and the intimacy of the bar, to the open plan, professional kitchen and the comfort of the fumoir cinema space. Hire the villa in autumn and winter and you’ll be as warm as toast: the house has three roaring open fires and under-floor heating.

The kitchen has been designed for those who love to cook and should you wish, arrangements can easily be made for a chef.

The ground floor and garden wing have direct access to the gardens, pool area, courtyard and tennis court. The courtyard has an outside kitchen and an 18th century fireplace. The garden wing is a less-formal sitting and acts as a games room or a luxurious, casual snug to get away from the crowd.
Floor Plans      Ground Floor First Floor View Gallery

Rooms

In the main house, there are four bedrooms on the first-floor with beamed ceilings and en-suite marble bathrooms. Two have baths and all have walk-in showers. The bedrooms are situated around a dramatic atrium, from which the staircase sweeps to the main floor living space.

The other two bedrooms are located in the garden wing. All bedrooms have satellite television and DVD players.  

Wing

The other two bedrooms are located in the garden wing. All bedrooms have satellite television and DVD players.

There is a further two bedroomed flat off the courtyard that is suitable for extra guests or staff. One bedroom is a double, one has two singles. The flat also has a shower room and a kitchenette.

 
Floor Plan      Wing

Gardens & Pool

From every window and terrace, La Fraissinède offers excellent views of the houses rural setting.

The 15 metre swimming pool has an electric cover and a thermal exchange heating system (not needed in summertime). There are also landscaped gardens and an all-weather tennis court. The sheltered courtyard garden, along with the variety of other terraces surrounding the house, provides plenty of options for outdoor living and dining

Guest Book

"What a house. Couldn’t get enough of the sun and the mountains too."

"Paradise. On Earth."

"Nothing prepared me for how amazing this place is. Everything was beyond expectations. Very inspired"

"Awe inspiring mountains and such a relaxing place."

"The chicest, most fabulous house."

"What an amazing project. Your house is a triumph, so very elegant and beautiful."

Designer Profile

Samantha Todhunter's designs have an easy modern influence that combines classic English style with a sense of wit and glamour. The overall dynamic of her practice is luxurious and eclectic, where luxury fuses seamlessly with the practical needs of modern lifestyles.

Samantha spent 10 years as an editor on Australia’s ‘Vogue Living’ and freelanced in London for most major design publications including House and Garden, Harpers Bazaar, Elle Decoration, World of Interiors and Metropolitan Home (New York). Samantha Todhunter Design now has an international clientele working on projects in France, Switzerland, the US and London. Current projects include a holiday retreat in Lake Tahoe, California, a showcase apartment for Ritz Carlton Residences in Chicago, a Victorian School house in London, and the redecoration of a classic London town house.

Building The House

The house is in the footprint of an 18th century barn which contained the tanks, or ‘cuves a vin’, where the wine of the Domaine de la Fraissinède was made.

When we bought the place at the end of a long-weekend in 1999 the barn was in rough shape, but the views were so staggering that we made the crazy decision to change the building into a residence for us and our friends. The enormity of our challenge started to sink in when we started to meet with the professionals who would help us to realise our vision.  Not only was the roof leaking, but the huge beams that supported it turned out to be infested with termites and pests. Unsurprisingly, it had to be replaced and it took a small forest (which had been destroyed in recent tempest), along with a team of travelling master carpenters. The existing garden and grounds have been built up and planted to regenerate the land and to create a garden space and pool that befits their surroundings.

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