About the Gite
Gite Pavot is our most private cottage at Domaine de Palatz, with a separate driveway, entrance and outdoor terrace. It has lovely views over the estate grounds and vineyards. Recently renovated and tastefully decorated, this is the ideal self catering cottage for families and couples who would like a little more breathing space.
About the Domaine
Domaine de Palatz is a charming 17th century country estate located in the heart of the Minervois wine region, and offers luxurious accommodation on a bed & breakfast and self catering basis. Recently renovated to exacting standards, the domaine retains much of its original rustic charm, and combines delightful period details with the modern amenities you would expect, all in spacious natural surrounds of 25 acres. There is a large private pool and summer kitchen, covered courtyard, ample parking facilities, numerous picnicking and BBQ areas, gardens, terraces and panoramic views.
Surrounded by vineyards, this property is ideal for a peaceful, relaxing holiday. Local activities include fine dining, sightseeing, watersports, fishing, walking, horse riding, golf, or simply lazing in the Languedoc sun. Easily accessible by plane, train or car, Domaine de Palatz is one hour from the coast, 20 mins from the airport and mediaeval town of Carcassonne, and just a breathe away from countless cultural and historical sights.
- Multiple dining areas and cooking stations
- Private 12 x 6 m pool (with child gate)
- Well-stocked 'Thyme Out' Summer House
- Large covered courtyard and dining area.
- Children's play area.
- There is a beautiful lake within five minutes walk
- Tennis courts nearby
Our aim is simple: to provide our guests with delightful accommodation in a calm and peaceful environment; to use home-grown organics for all our produce; and to ensure exceptional, yet unobtrusive, service – making this feel like your home whilst in France. Domaine de Palatz, in the heart of Cathar Country, is the perfect destination for lovers of the Languedoc.
- All bed linen, towels and pool towels are provided
- High chairs and cots available free of charge
- Free high-speed internet access throughout the estate
- Extensive media and video library as well as English cable TV
- SONOS sound system for guest use
- Bikes available for free use
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 en suite|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||12:00|
|Nearest beach||Plage de Carcassonne 20 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 17 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne 17 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Please contact the owner|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (1), Cots available (2), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Access||Secure parking, Wheelchair users|
With its wealth of historic towns, varied natural beauty and delectable dining, this region of France is a real delight, and rich with historic, scenic and cultural sites. Most of the Aude department lies under the influence of the Mediterranean climate, but it is nonetheless a very diverse landscape. Extending East to the Mediterranean are great plains of vines and orchards. To the south rears the mighty barrier of the Pyrenees, dividing France and Spain; west lies Toulouse and the Atlantic, and northwards we have the rugged and beautiful Natural Park of Haut-Languedoc.
Domaine de Palatz is situated right in the middle of Cathar country, and there are many nearby areas of historic (even prehistoric) interest, easily reached by car. From neolithic dolmens and menhirs (within walking distance of our property), to Greco-Roman ruins and the magnificent medieval villages, castles and abbeys that are scattered across the countryside, the region offers endless natural resources and opportunities for adventure and excitement. Hiking, horse riding, cycling, mountain-biking, golfing, kayaking, fishing, sightseeing, wine tasting, dining... there's something for every taste!
You can also wander along the shady banks of the Canal du Midi, or perhaps head further afield with day trips to Albi, Nimes, Montpellier, or the beaches of the Mediterranean, which are less than an hour away by car. And of course you must let yourself be tempted by the pleasures of the palate: the great wines and gastronomy of the Aude, in the heart of the largest, oldest vineyards in France.
Carcassonne (20mins drive) is the largest walled city in Europe, the fascinating medieval "La Cité". Despite its fairy tale appearance, Carcassonne has all the conveniences of a modern city with shops of every kind, supermarkets, cinemas and an abundance of fine restaurants.
There is an 18 hole golf course in Carcassonne. It has a lovely restaurant that provides reasonably priced lunches. Closer to the Domaine is the famous Cathar fortress, Chateaux de Lastours. The nearest village, Laure Minervois, is one km away with two grocery shops, a post office, doctor, bakery and also tennis courts. Larger supermarkets are available in Carcassonne and Trebes. There is a beautiful lake just five minutes walk from the property.
Domaine de Palatz is owned and run by the Drinkwater family: Denise, Michael, Jodie and James. Collectively we have decades of experience in hospitality, business development, customer service and marketing.
Originally from the United Kingdom, and resident in France for the last ten years, we have travelled extensively throughout the world. Our move to the Domaine is the culmination of a dream to bring our experience of first class service, accommodation and food to all who come to stay.