Welcome to L’Ancienne Cave!
Amanda and Kevin are both vaccinated against COVID, and will continue to follow French government guidelines to ensure that guests can stay in a safe environment.
We are a fully renovated 17th century wine producer’s house which was extended by acquisition of one of the adjoining cottages, in the very traditional village of Serres in the heart of vine country.
The village is proud of its antiquity and is very well maintained by the Commune. The D613 runs along the south edge of the village and on the other side of it there is a public park and picnic area bordering the river Rialsesse (which is a tributory of the river Aude), boules court, and Pech Cardou, a peak standing over the village to a height of 800m.
L’Ancienne Cave is operating as a Chambres D’Hotes from June 2017. We have two spacious guest suites, and a third generous room suitable for use in conjunction with these for larger parties.
Please look through the pages on this site and get a feel for the house and area. If you would like to book or make a general enquiry, please call one of the phone numbers on the contact page, or drop an email.
Amanda is looking forward to welcoming you into our home.
A bit about Serres
Serres is a small traditional French farming village of about 50 people, surrounded by vineyards and situated at the foot of Pech Cardou to the south, on the northern edge of the Pyrenees. The village is at an altitude of 270m and the peak dominates it at 800m.
About the house and hosts!
L’Ancienne Cave is owned and run by Amanda
(mostly) and Kevin.
Our house (the old cellar) dates back many centuries (there is a keystone set above the kitchen window with 1675 carved into it) but has been completely modernised by the previous owner since 2000, so it up to date with modern plumbing and electricity supplies. It used to be two separate buildings but these have now been seamlessly incorporated into one.
"Merci beaucoup pour votre chaleureux accueil au sein de votre maison qui reflète vos personnalités attachantes.”
“This is an amazing and beautiful house. The breakfast is fantastic. We hope to come back again and will tell all our friends to visit.”
“Fantastic stay in a lovely house with great hosts and food.”
“Un petit coin de paradis. Tout est décoré avec beaucoup de goût. La chmbre est spacieuse et le lit moelleux.”