Bienvenue au 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 you can truly feel at home.
8-persons holiday house:
Gite Maison Malepere is a stylish French farm house of 230m2. It features 4 spacious bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and is fully equipped for 8 persons and because of its size you can easily add two additional beds (additional fees apply) to create room for 10 people. This holiday house has large patio doors to the terrace, from where you have a beautiful view.
- Comfortable and fully equipped kitchen (33m2) with dishwasher, oven, microwave oven, washing machine and all utensils needed to prepare great home made meals
- Spacious living and dining room (56m2) with a breathtaking view, equipped with TV and DVD
- Bathroom with shower and hand basin
- Separate toilet
- Access to a private terrace with large BBQ, close to swimming pool and gardens with spectacular views of the Pyrenees
First floor – 3 bedrooms:
- Three large double bedrooms (22m2 and two times 25m2) with space for an additional bed.
- Bathroom with shower, toilet and hand basin
Second floor – 1 bedroom:
- A large double bedroom (32m2) with en-suite bathroom, great views and with space for an additional bed
All rooms have comfortable box spring beds – 2 x 90 x 200.
- Swimming pool
– Free Wifi
– Breakfast service in your gîte (additional)
– Daily bread service (additional)
– Kiddy package with baby bed, baby chair, baby bath tub and changing mat is available free of charge upon reservation.
The name Malepère:
Malepère is an appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) since 2006 for the red and rosé wines from the area immediately south-west of Carcassonne, going towards Limoux. Merlot is the most widely used grape variety, paired with Cabernet, Sauvignon, Malbec, Grenache, Syrah and Cinsaut.
Bed & breakfast:
In the low and mid season it is also possible to book one (or more) of the four rooms in Gite Maison Malepere on the basis of bed & breakfast. Spoil yourself and wake up to the smell of fresh coffee and French croissants.
Domaine de la Bade is close to the small typical French village of Raissac-sur-Lampy, surrounded by the wonderfully unspoilt countryside of the Languedoc-Rousillon in the South of France. The domaine is bordered by beautiful sunflower fields and vineyards in the world's largest wine producing area, boasting over 300 days of sunshine a year.
Domaine the la Bade – A hidden gem in the sunny South of France!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Gruissan/ Narbonne beaches 100 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, 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|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (4), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, 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).