|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Domaine de la Bade is a stunning home away from home in Raissac-sur-Lampy in the sunny South of France. Near the world famous Unesco World Heritage site of Carcassonne, we completely redesigned a traditional farmhouse with old barns into five contemporary barn chic style holiday houses (gȋtes).
With spectacular views of the Carcassonne valley and the Pyrenees, Domaine de la Bade is the ideal location to enjoy a sophisticated yet relaxed holiday in this charming region of the South of France.
Come and enjoy the sunny terraces, shady corners, refreshing pool, nice hammocks, delicious food, fine wines and above all the relaxed and informal atmosphere where you can truly feel at home.
3 bedroom (6-persons) holiday house:
The old farmhouse barn – “La Bergerie” – has been converted into three comfortable and stylish gîtes.
Gîte Minervois – the largest of the three – is situated on a hilltop, a stones throw away from Carcassonne with a magnificent view on the valley and the Pyrenees. This stylish gîte of 118 m2 is a spacious home away from home for 6.
Large panoramic terrace doors provide access to your private terrace with BBQ and breathtaking views of the countryside.
* Fully equipped kitchen with oven, dishwasher and all utensils needed to prepare great home made meals
* Storage room with washing machine
* Spacious living and dining room with a breathtaking views, equipped with TV
* Access to your large private terrace (partly covered) with your own BBQ, close to swimming pool and gardens with spectacular views of the Pyrenees
* Three bedrooms with box spring beds – 2 x 90cm x 200cm (one bed with 2 x 80cm x 200cm)
* Two bathrooms – one en-suite with shower, toilet and hand basin. The other with shower and hand basin.
* Separate toilet
* Swimming pool
* Free Wifi
* Daily bread service (additional)
* Table d’hôtes evenings (dinner together with the other guests of la Bade – additional)
* Baby package with baby bed, baby chair, baby bath tub and changing mat is available free of charge upon reservation.
The name Minervois:
Minervois is an appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) in the Languedoc-Roussillon wine region. The red wines of the Minervois appellation are produced from Carignan (which can account for no more than 40% of the blend), Grenache, Lledoner Pelut, Mourvedre, and Syrah grapes. The white wines (which are less prevalent) include varietals such as Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Maccabeu, Bourboulenc, Rolle, Clairette Blanche and Muscat.
AOC regulations require the wine to be blended, so single varietals are necessarily Vin de Pays.
The name "La Bade":
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.
Domaine de la Bade - Your home away from home.
Originally from Nijmegen in the Netherlands, Joep loves traveling all over the world and has been inspired by the many local cuisines he has encountered on these trips. Joep and Miranda lived in Belgium for 7 years, before relocating to France, where they live since the beginning of 2011.
Joep is a wine specialist and great cook. He is one of the select group of vinologues of the Wine Academy in The Netherlands and wines have not only been his passion but his profession for over 10 years. He cannot wait to introduce you to the culinary delights the Languedoc-Rousillion region has to offer you.
Born in Wageningen and raised in Herveld (near Nijmegen). A true globe trotter as well, who enjoys traveling through life together with Joep since 1993.
Miranda’s background is in hospitality. As an alumni of the Leeuwarden Institute of International Hospitality Management she has worked in the hotel, meetings & events industry for over 14 years, honing a unique understanding of service and the very best in hospitality. Her different jobs have taken her all over the world and resulted in a broad understanding of and respect for many different cultures. It also fueled her passion for travel and the creation of meaningful connections with people from all over the world. Hosting guests runs through her blood and helping you explore the hidden gems of the region – on and off the beaten track – is what she is passionate about. She looks forward to making you feel at home at Domaine de La Bade.
Miranda van Brück purchased this bungalow in 2011
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).
|Stay tax||€1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.|
Gîtes are rented out on a weekly basis. Check-in is as from 16.00 PM. and check-out is at 10.00 AM.
In the low and mid season alternative arrival days and flexible length of stay are possible. A total of 4 rooms are also rented out on a daily basis as bed & breakfast rooms (in case of bed & breakfast and gîtes rental, a minimum stay of two nights applies and this possibility is available in the low and mid season only).
The rates are including electricity (from May till the end of September), gas, water, bed linen, towels, kitchen towels, wifi, use of the swimming pool and cleaning service upon departure. Tourist tax is excluded.
Some of the gîtes are spacious enough to add extra beds. The rate per bed is € 75,- for a week. A baby bed can be booked free of charge upon reservation. A complete baby package (baby bed, high chair, baby bath and changing mat) can be booked upon reservation free of charge.
Pets allowed: € 35,- per pet. per week (payment upon arrival).
A security deposit of € 400,- is required to recover any damage to the property (cash payment upon arrival - will be repaid in full in case of no damage).