Château de la Prade

Bram, Aude
Bed & Breakfast


Sunlight and shadows, 14 homemade preserves at breakfast and an uncluttered charm... all yours at this canalside château near Carcassonne

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Lost among the cool shadows of tall sunlit trees, beside the languid waters of the Canal du Midi, is a place of quiet elegance and refinement – and so much space. Sitting in 12 acres, the fine old building is more country house than château, though the vineyards have long gone and formal hedges, ornamental railings and impressive gates link house to grounds. Swiss Roland and Anas run the house, George looks after the gardens: generous, kind-hearted, discreetly attentive, they are wonderful hosts. Served on beautifully dressed tables in a light, airy room with a crystal chandelier, dinner is a mix of Swiss, French and Italian cuisine, and breakfast a delicious treat (croissants with George’s homemade preserves, exquisitely prepared fruit salads). Superb bedrooms have tall windows, polished floors and an uncluttered taste; be charmed by traditional armchairs and footstools, huge beds and fresh flowers, white bathrooms with towels to match. You are a half mile from the main road to Carcassonne and yet there’s a feeling of rare calm here.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Closed
Mid-November to mid-March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner €18-€28. Wine €17-€36.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €95
Surcharges
Singles €80-€105. Extra bed/sofabed available €25 per person per night.
4 Twin/doubles
From €95

Reviews

When planning our trip to southern France we used your book to help decide where to stay. Roland and George are wonderful hosts. We feel so well looked after. Everything is as you described. We are travelling with Canadian family who are thoroughly enjoying staying here. The young chef has prepared truly enjoyable meals, his orange sauce for chicken a treat!

Isobel, London

This chateau was just delightful, set alongside the Canal du Midi. Our room was spacious and the bathroom bright and white with 2 basins. George and Roland were excellent hosts who made you feel at home. We had delicious dinners served on the patio expertly prepared by Roland. Our delicious breakfasts were also served on the patio overlooking the garden. George supplied us with maps and suggestions of places to visit in the area which was very helpful.

Kathleen, Sydney

A warm welcome on our arrival after which we were shown to our well appointed clean room. A beautiful old building with traditional French features. Great food and a comprehensive list of local wines, the wines of this region are some of my favourites, check out the Corbiers. Highly recommended.

Steve

Another stunning location alongside the Canal du Midi close enough to the motorway and local sites but seemingly tucked away from everything. Very friendly hosts, delicious food, fabulously grand bedrooms, beautiful grounds all made this a delightful stop on our journey through France.

Emma

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Location

The neighbourhood