We have just returned from Le Sarrail and WOW, what a fabulous week we had! Luxurious accomodation in one of four gites in Montréal, close to Carcassonne.

A wonderful heated pool, with a wide selection of pool toys provided, was often our first port of call each morning. A leisurely breakfast on the terrace soon followed – with warm buttery croissants bought from the local bakery in the nearby village.

Our grandson, age 3, was then refuelled sufficiently to roam the beautiful gardens, bounce on the trampoline, have fun in the enourmous play barn, enjoy a swing or three and then spend some time cooling off in one of the play houses. Le Sarrail really is a haven for children but not in a loud or organised way. The tranquil setting, overlooking the Pyrenees, was appreciated by all of three generations holidaying together.

Becky and Phil are THE perfect hosts. Nothing is too much trouble. They were unobtrusive but always on hand if needed and provided us with some excellent recommendations for trips and restaurants.

If, like us, you want all that your home offers (and more!!) from a holiday then look no further. I spent weeks researching for luxury accomodation that would also be suitable for a three year old. Le Sarrail is it!! The spacious gites are chic, retro and oozing with all the extras such as egyptian cotton sheets, perfect pillows, beautiful rugs and all the gadgets you will need. Pack nothing for your children as its all here – baby stair gates, toys, books, games, cots, high chairs….. and everything else you can think of.

Its close enough to Carcassonne to be able to visit for lunch or dinner or just to amble around this amazing place. The Canal du Midi is also closeby and we spent a leisurely few hours on a hired boat with our three year old “captain”!!

This wonderful find certainly rates as one of the top places we have found to holiday with young children. Hopefully I will save you from researching too much – it really is a little gem.

Idyllic – it doesnt get much better than this

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality – none of us want to leave! The children 5, 3 and 3 months have all had a wonderful holiday and we are all so relaxed! Great accommodation with absolutely everything here, met some great people and will definitely return!

Herwitz family – London

We’ve had a wonderful week and only wish we were staying for another! Tabitha will be heartbroken to say goodbye to Raisin and Ruby would like to take Fleur and Thalia home with her! Maison Citron is a sublime place to spend a holiday – we’ll be back!
Thank you!

Jones family – London

We stayed in a house on a hill,
Owned by Becky and Phil,
The views were delightful,
The activities exciteful,
Definitely not run-of-the-mill!

Le Poidevin family – London

Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday. The house surpassed our expectations and the surrounding area just stunning – a complete gem!
I am already looking forward to coming back next year and bringing some more of our family and friends to share in the experience. Can’t wait for next year, William is looking forward to meeting his friends (4 & 2 legged variety) next year and to exploring more of this beautiful area.

The Whites – Colchester

We have had a truly wonderful holiday at Le Sarrail. The house has been great to stay in, the pool is gorgeous and everything else; the barn, play cabin etc has all made for a great holiday with something for everyone to enjoy!
Can’t wait to come back next year!

The McCabe family – London

This was our first family holiday (with flight!) in two years and it was well worth the wait. Our 17 month old has been enchanted by the cats, the ‘dog-dog’ and the trampoline. Overall he’s been exhausted by all the activities! We feel we’ve had a really grown-up trip too, even sampling some local wine-tasting!
Truly wonderful! Thank you so much for the beautiful accommodation and for catering so well for all our needs. Hope to see you all again!

Gray family – Surrey

Thank you so much! We all wish we had booked for a second week – only just got into the swing of it! Nevermind, we’ll come back again and know that we need only bring a pair of swimming trunks and a good book!
Thanks again, we loved it here!

Brunner family – London

A real family celebration and what better place that Le Sarrail could we have wished for. A fabulous reflexology session – slept like a log for the next few nights. Birthday meals, birthday cakes, fun in the pool and lots of laughter, the week has flown by.
This Grandma & Grampy would love to come back again.

Parker family – Oxon

A real family celebration and what better place that Le Sarrail could we have wished for. A fabulous reflexology session – slept like a log for the next few nights. Birthday meals, birthday cakes, fun in the pool and lots of laughter, the week has flown by.
This Grandma & Grampy would love to come back again.

Parker family – Oxon

Le Sarrail really is a ‘home from home’ (as long as home is luxurious, tranquil and has a lot to offer!) We’ve been really well taken care of with fantastic service. The experience here is one that I will be strongly recommending to others, with massages, the option of food delivered and a really well equipped home – thanks for a real break. See you in a few months!

Sam – London

Thank you so much for a wonderful week – we wish we had booked two as we have only just started to explore the region!
The view is awesome – I can’t stop looking at it – the bambinos have had so much ‘simple fun’. Loving the design and farrow & ball colours everywhere! You have created a real haven and we look forward to returning next year!

Eden family – Oxon

We are just back from our very best family holiday ever! We cannot recommend Le Sarrail enough. Our children ( aged 17yrs/6yrs/4yrs) did not look at TV or an iPhone screen even once while we were away as the magic of this place organically nurtures you by being immersed in the most beautiful of backdrops and the owners have seamlessly integrated bespoke children’s tree houses/pirate ship/swings and children’s play areas into the domain respectfully…..it was like being back in an Enid Blyton story for our little ones! The pool with its super cool yet tasteful inflatables allowed our teenager feel fabulous as she too embraced the magnificent views whilst topping up a tan. The houses themselves are outstanding, designed with exquisite taste and attention to detail that’s second to none….every single thing you may think of, trust me, Becky has thought of it already!

A welcome pack that blows your mind as it makes you feel like you are literally coming ” home” coupled with the most delightful of hosts in Becky and Phil and you really won’t beat this place for style, comfort, thoughtfulness, magic, serenity and complete escapism. As if that wasn’t enough, our children enjoyed kids club 2 mornings a week where they learned a little French did lots of arts and crafts and even dressed up as pirates for a treasure hunt on the domain and the best bit is that they are still right beside you so they and you, feel utterly safe and relaxed. We had the best fun ourselves when we enjoyed a wine tasting and tapas night on site ( or “grown ups club” as our children called it!) with a few other guests from the other houses and again what’s lovely about this is that we were still on site and close by our children if needed so you really can relax.

Massage and beauty treatments which had been pre-booked were also fabulous and a welcome retreat for the mums ( aka: “mummy club”….. can you see a pattern here?!!)….honestly Becky and Phil have genuinely thought of everything to ensure you have the most perfect, family friendly, blissfully bespoke retreat so that the primary focus can be on switching off, relaxing and making magical memories together. Don’t take my word for it, BOOK! Go see for yourself…..I can guarantee you will not regret it. ( But save 2 weeks in one of the houses for us as we’re coming back!!).

Niamh Gogan, Dublin, Ireland

We love this place. Le Sarrail is gorgeous (not inconsiderable ‘house envy’). We have loved the area too – castles, caves the canal…
The pool and beasts have gone down particularly well with the boys. It may be a threat rather than a promise, but we’ll be back!

Borrat family – London

Becky & Phil, you have a wonderful place here for families – we’ve all completely enjoyed ourselves!
Fuhs family – Seatle USA

Parker-Allen family – Paris

We have found a little piece of heaven and we shall return. Many thanks to Becky, Phil and their lovely girls for their hospitality, warmth and friendliness – they have made our trip even more special. Until our next visit….

Kelly family – Ireland

A delightful location with superb facilities. Everything you could wish from a holiday and more….excellent for little ‘uns and brilliant attention to detail in terms of ensuring there’s nothing you go wanting for. Food to die for and lovely weather (even for the end of September). We’ll definitely be back!

The Longs – Surrey

Thank you so much Becky & Phil for a wonderful 2 week holiday. It has been perfect in every way, from the stylish interiors, lovely pool and the fantastic weather. The girls have loved the trampoline, playhouse and barn, but most of all Raisin and the cats! The only downside has been the arguments between Emma and Freya over who gets to sleep in the top bunk!
This has certainly been our most relaxing holiday since having children and we will miss drinks and dinner on the terrace looking out at that fantastic view. We hope to return soon!!!

Hutchinsons – Herts

What a gem you have here! We’ve only just scratched the surface of exploring this area so look forward to staying here again next year. You should be so pleased with your set-up – lucky for us it exists! Thank you so much for all the tips and arranging things for us – see you soon…

Smith-Bingham – Middlesex

A fantastic two weeks in a fabulous setting! The house has everything you need when traveling with little ones! Thank you so much for your hospitality – we hope to see you again!

Davies family – Dubai

A return visit and what an amazing trip. Packed wellies and wooly jumpers, but we were met with sunshine and 21 degrees – one trip to Decathlon later – and we’re all hanging out by the pool, sipping rosé and eating divine market-bought olives. Throw in a few delicious meals and some in-house massages and you have two very relaxed parents and two vert happy kids! Once again, we’ll be back!!

Cole family – Belgium

Two stays in less than six months says it all – Le Sarrail is the perfect holiday tonic for adults and children alike. The weather has been amazing for late autumn; we didn’t expect to be in the swimming pool everyday. Becky & Phil, your hospitality is excellent and you have created a wonderful holiday destination. The children have loved every minute, we’ll be back!

Elliott family – Cambridge

“The best holiday I have ever had” that’s how Sam described it. A perfect spot for the kids – a safe, stimulating environment around the house, Sam and Evie loved the pool, trampoline, the cabin and (your) their pets! So many great places to visit from the coast to the Pyrenées. Really special for us too; fantastic accommodation, beautiful design, stylish with everything we needed to make us feel at home. Whenever I drink a glass of champagne in future I will think of that view! I am sure we will be back again or we’ll have two complaining children to put up with.

The Crays – South Yorkshire