Château La Villatade

Salleles-Cabardes, Aude
Self-catering


15km from Carcassonne, in 300 acres of vineyard and gardens, is a welcoming base for exploring the marvellous Minervois… by foot, bike car

Place

3 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 2 – 8

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. The winery, a complex of buildings surrounded by tall trees and gardens of olive, oleander, ash and pear, dates from the 17th century; best of all, at its heart: a beautiful, medieval, fresh-water ‘bassin’, a stunning place to swim. On arrival, you enter the large inner courtyard, gravelled and topped with a table or two. Off here lie the gites, all on one level, simply and sympathetically restored. Each comes with its own fully equipped kitchen, dining terrace, and fresh, tranquil rooms; Lavande, with fluttering white curtains and pale lilac walls, is particularly restful. There are flocks of bee-eaters, humming cicadas, shooting stars, velvety wines, and for when you fancy breakfast or supper, a big dining room table, and a shaded terrace with a dreamy view.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • 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

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 2
From €1453 beds1 bedroom
1 Apartment for 2
From €953 beds1 bedroom
1 Apartment for 8
From €2008 beds3 bedrooms

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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.