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The French House Party, Carcassonne

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The French House Party offers specialist holiday cooking or arts residential courses operated by the highest-calibre tutors at an eight-bedroom house with pool, tennis court and boules-pitch close to the Canal du Midi near spectacular Carcassonne - we're talking chauffeurs and chic, fizz and fine food, personal service and attention to detail. Individuals may join French House Party's regular summer arts courses including Creative Writing with the much-lauded Sarah Hymas and Dean Friedman's Songwriting course for aspiring songwriters and performers - an exclusive opportunity to learn from and jam with one of contemporary music's most original musical lyricists whose hit songs include "Lucky Stars" and "Lydia". The French House Party Gastro Academy is the only all-inclusive culinary vacation school of its kind and calibre in the region, with hands-on tuition from first-class French chefs during breaks of between 3 and 7 days. Other than flights costs, prices are absolutely all-inclusive. Tailor-made group celebrations, golf, wedding or corporate breaks are a speciality.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Paid Wifi
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Tennis Court
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Fabulous property, all staff are fantastic, very contemporary comfortable place to stay, I would highly recommend it, we arranged transportation from and to the airport which was hassle free, very peaceful
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Response from moiram538, Owner at The French House Party, Carcassonne
Responded 29 Nov 2018
Thanks for this review and your kind words, Jeff. I'm glad we got it right for your group! Moira
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What can I say apart from what a host. Moira and her team looked after us from the second we arrived to the second we had to leave. The food was fab, and endless! The facilities are second to none and the scenery breathtaking (If the weather plays its part!) Travelled as a group
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Response from moiram538, Owner at The French House Party, Carcassonne
Responded 29 Nov 2018
Hi there! I'd love for you to return too! Many thanks for this review. Moira
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We stayed with Myra for two nights and she was an amazing host. The house is really spacious and very comfortable with a large lounge, games room with a pool table. Outside has a great pool and plenty of sun loungers.
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Response from moiram538, Owner at The French House Party, Carcassonne
Responded 29 Nov 2018
Aw, thanks Karl. Your group was a lot of fun, to say the least! Moira
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A group of us stayed with Moria and her friends across 2 houses and everything was taken care of. Nothing was missed. It's Moria and her friends which make this ultra special and throw in a Michelin star chef cooking for you, lunch within Carcassonne castle and then another 5
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Response from moiram538, Owner at The French House Party, Carcassonne
Responded 29 Nov 2018
Hello, Wob64 (?), I'm so pleased you and your fellow corporate stars enjoyed all that we had arranged for you. I must mention that my friends with the nearby luxury gite complex called Domain Saladry where half of your group had overnight accommodation are Neil and Vickie Malyon. They worked very hard along with all the French House Party staff and it's so nice to know that it was appreciated. Thank you so much for all your positive comments about us all. Moira
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Just spent 2 days with Moira and her crew on a work trip . An amazing place with attitudes match, very laid back and nothing was too much trouble. Great facilities as well as great liasons with local business's to provide activities to keep you busy during your stay . Would go
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Response from moiram538, Owner at The French House Party, Carcassonne
Responded 29 Nov 2018
Hi Matt - and thanks for the lovely remarks. You forgot to mention your own heroics when you were with us - swimming at night in the freezing cold pool ....? (If only the October weather had been warmer). You deserved a medal. Moira
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The house as backdrop (thanks to Gabrielle for photo)
The kitchen at the French House Party
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Window in bedroom
In the kitchen with the chef.
Hello Laura! People come on their own or in couples or sometimes groups of four or so. If they are part of a larger group - eight is a perfect number - they can arrange a private course during an alternative available week of the year to suit themselves. Solo occupancy of one of our double-occupancy rooms incurs a supplement. This is £65 for the 3-day courses and £200 for the 6-day courses. (2019 prices). Our prices are all-inclusive residential and we collect clients from Toulouse or Carcassonne airport or railway station on the morning of the first day and also provide free transfers back on the last day. As regards the age of our participants this does vary a great deal. I suppose the largest number of people, both men and women, are between 40 and 60, then the next-highest group would be in their 30s ... but we have had people in their eighties staying with us (fit people though, because there is quite a bit of standing during the cookery classes) and quite a number of young people who come with parents, doing a mother and daughter/son cooking holiday for example. Hope that has been helpful. Email me via website if you would like more information. Best wishes Moira Martingale Owner
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"Each room is lovely in its own way. All have ensuite bathrooms."
"All good and ensuite and have aircon if needed; newer wing looks over fields to the village."
"All 8 rooms are shabby chic and each one individual."
"All rooms good. Disabled access room on ground floor. Newer wing rooms have balconies"
"The ground floor room has a large bed and a French door opening to the side yard."
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