Welcome to Domaine de la Bade… your luxury gîtes near Carcassonne in the beautiful Languedoc-Roussillon region in the sunny South of France.
The name “la Bade” stems from the Occitan word “Badar”, meaning, “staring with open mouth” as this is exactly the reaction you can expect upon seeing Domaine de la Bade situated in the picturesque landscape. Perched upon a lovely little hilltop, with 14 hectares of land surrounding the house and spectacular views of the Carcassonne valley and the Pyrenees, our gîtes are the ideal location to enjoy a sophisticated yet relaxed holiday in this charming region of France.
Here you will find attention to detail – those little things that make a holiday special. At this luxury yet small scale gîte complex, you'll find five fully equipped holiday cottages with spacious living rooms, large bedrooms with very comfortable beds, a swimming pool with a stunning view where you can relax, read or chat. Enjoy the sunny terraces, shady corners, nice hammocks, delicious food, fine wines and above all the relaxed and informal atmosphere where both parents and children can truly feel at home.
This stylish gîte of 92m2 is a spacious home away from home for 2 and because of its size is also suitable for families with small children (baby beds are available)
- Fully equipped kitchen with oven, dishwasher and all utensils needed to prepare great home made meals
- Spacious living and dining room with a breathtaking view, equipped with TV and DVD
- Access to a terrace with your own BBQ, close to swimming pool and gardens with spectacular views of the Pyrenees
- Lovely “Mezzanine” bedroom, overlooking the living room with box spring beds - 2 x 90cm x 200cm - (28m2)
- En-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, hand basin and washing machine
- Swimming pool
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast service in your gîte (additional)
- Daily bread service (additional)
- Weekly table d'hôtes dinner (additional)
- Baby package with baby bed, baby chair, baby bath tub and changing mat is available free of charge upon reservation.
The name Cabardès:
Cabardès is an appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) for the red and rosé wines directly north of Carcassonne. Cabardès was named after the lords of Cabaret who defended the Châteaux de Lastours against Simon de Montfort in 1209. Despite the name's medieval origins, this appellation is one of the youngest (together with Malepère) in France, having only become official in February 1999.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Gruissan / Narbonne beach 100 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne airport 19 km, Nearest railway: Bram 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||King Beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Domaine de la Bade is located near Carcassonne in the beautiful Languedoc-Roussillon region of the sunny South of France. The property is surrounded by sunflower fields, vineyards and olive groves. There are no busy roads which run along the domain and there is plenty of room to enjoy the outdoors and unwind.
The Cathar country (as this area is called), is a warm and hospitable place, with a unique heritage, splendid landscapes, and inhabitants with a strong taste for celebration and sharing.
In the immediate vicinity there is lots to see and do. The walled city of Carcassonne, the largest castle in Europe, is only 15 km away. Near Carcassonne is also a large lake with a nice sandy beach (ideal for children) and an adventure park with climbing and clambering tracks which is one of the highlights for slightly older kids.
The beautiful surroundings with hills, mountains, rivers, lakes and typical French villages have much to offer in terms of sporting activities, mountain biking, cycling, hiking, white water canoeing, rafting, swimming, fishing, boating, caving, skiing, wind surfing , catamaran sailing, horse riding, tennis, golf and much more.
Eating & drinking is amongst the favorite pastimes of the locals and the area is blessed with great restaurants, fantastic markets and many vineyards where a glass of wine can be tasted. But a nice cup of coffee on a sleepy outdoor café nearby or a cosy picnic along the beautiful Canal du Midi is also un-resistable.
There is a lot to see and do in the Cathar country of the Aude. Your hosts are more than happy to share their favorite places and help you find the gems of the region (on and off the beaten track).