Château La Villatade

Salleles-Cabardes, Aude
Self-catering
+33 (0)4 68 77 57 51


Three airy gîtes set in 300 acres of vineyard and gardens. A welcoming base for exploring the marvellous Minervois – 15km from Carcassonne

Place

3 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 2 – 8

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Hike the Grande Randonnée that passes through, marvel at the market of Carcassonne. This is Château La Villatade, a delicious spot in the Haut Minervois, a history-laden corner of France. Living on site are Sophie, Richard, and Max (the charming hound), always ready with meals and warm hospitality, but entirely discreet. Their vineyard produces wines awarded the Minervois appellation, and Richard is happy to offer tastings and share their passion for the land and wine. The winery, a complex of buildings surrounded by tall trees and gardens of olive, oleander, ash and pear, dates from the 17th century; at its heart you’ll find a beautiful, medieval, fresh-water ‘bassin’, a stunning place to swim. On arrival, enter the large inner courtyard, gravelled and topped with a table or two. Off here lie the gîtes, all on one level, simply and sympathetically restored. Each comes with its own kitchen, dining terrace and fresh, tranquil rooms; Lavande, with fluttering white curtains and pale lilac walls, is particularly restful. Settle in with the flocks of bee-eaters, humming cicadas, shooting stars, velvety wines… and the shaded terraces with dreamy views.

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

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

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 7 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Breakfast €10. Dinner, 3 courses, €35. Child, €15. Restaurants 4km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €95
Weekly price
from €460
1 Apartment for 8
From €2008 beds3 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 2
From €953 beds1 bedroom
1 Apartment for 2
From €1453 beds1 bedroom

Accommodation

Reviews

We had a wonderful stay here with our two daughters. A beautiful location, very restful, with an incredible pool set amongst the vineyards and countryside. The gite had everything we needed including a lovely terrace overlooking the vines and local village. Sophie and Richard were delightful and respectful hosts and we especially loved Max the dog. We would highly recommend it.

Lysette, London

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 nights at Chateau La Villatade. The location was ideal - within easy reach of Carcassonne and yet within unspoiled countryside. The surrounding villages were charming examples of rural France. The room at Villatade was wonderful - recently refurbished and with a private terrace from which we could see the Pyrenees in the distance. Richard and Sophie were incredibly friendly and treated us to a tasting of the delicious wines grown in the surrounding vineyards. They also provide us with suggestions for walks in the hills close by.

Edward, Bedfordshire

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sophie & Richard Andreelli

  • Both la Cité de Carcassonne and le Canal du Midi nearby are classed as UNESCO world heritage sites. Carcassonne's citadel is an iconic site in France and an exceptional example of a medieval fortified town.
  • 4km away there are the Chateaux de Lastours from which there are incredible panoramic views.
  • La Grotte de Limousis and Le Gouffre de Cabrespine are a short drive away. These are amazing caves with illuminated chambers filled with stalagmites and stalactites. You are guided through the chambers by cave specialists – well worth a visit!
  • The medieval village Minerve is perched on a rocky outcrop above the La Cesse and Le Briant rivers. It’s been named as one of the most beautiful villages in France - you can enjoy wandering through its tiny cobbled streets.