Jean-Noël & Agathe Ishida

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Jean-Noël & Agathe Ishida

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LA FORGE AT DOMAINE DE CURÉ

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Conques-sur-Orbiel Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering rentals offering modern comfort in total tranquility.

Domaine de Curé lying in middle of the vineyards with views of the Pyrenees offers 3 luxury gîtes with a private swimming pool set in a one hectare estate rich with numerous species of trees. The quality of furnishings and fittings is of the highest standard providing you with every comfort. Within the village of Conques-sur-Orbiel you can find both a café and a restaurant together with a selection of local shops. Supermarkets, gas stations, movie complex and other shopping are all within 5 minutes drive. For sightseeing and other activities in the region, the medieval fortified Cité of Carcassonne is only 10km away, along with the famous 17th century Canal du Midi. Other sites include the historical Cathar castles (Montsegur, Peyrepertuse, Lastours) numerous abbeys (Lagrasse, Fontfroide, St. Hilaire and St. Papoul) and many market towns. The Mediterranean Sea and Toulouse are 45 minutes away.

Comments from Owner's Guestbook : *****Thank you for welcoming us so warmly from the very start of our wonderful visit here. You have been perfect hosts. La Forge has been like a second home for us. Beautifully furnished, equipped and meticulously clean. Your recommendations for restaurants and places to visit have proved superb and have contributed to making this trip to France for us memorable (Jacqui, Martin and Tomas; Hertfordshire, UK)***** Thank you very much for such a lovely week. La Forge has been a great place to relax and enjoy spending time together as a family (Guy, Juliet, Olivia and Laura; Bristol, UK)

*****Our gite was brilliant and the beds so comfy that we slept like logs from day one (Eric, Ann, Elizabeth and Richard; Dublin, Ireland*****Very stylish and relaxing! The place was immaculate when we arrived which was so nice (Liz, Ed and Max (Oxon, UK)*****Thank you so much for a wonderful welcome and such a great time, we love your place! The gite is fantastic and the Domaine? Well, what can we say&so very beautiful (Jan & John; Hertfordshire, UK)

*****We had a wonderful time staying in the gite. It was very nice and we were impressed with the quality of the accommodation; it was very clean, everything that we need was there and we really enjoyed it. Carcassonne is very close by, lots of shops, the castle is fantastic (Seamus; Cork, Ireland)****The whole ambience and atmosphere of the domaine is absolutely superb. We came hoping for somewhere we could relax and recharge our batteries!we couldn't have found anywhere better. We would like to thank you for your generosity and kidness during our stay which has passed too quickly unfortunately and we will definitely be back (Chris and Julie; Menton, France)

More Details

Details for La Forge at Domaine de Curé 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

A spacious open air design blending exposed stone walls, wood and metal works (90m2). Sleeps four in 2 bedrooms. Ground floor: Spacious open plan living room and dining area - well- furnished and includes a Norwegian Jotul wood-burning stove. Satellite television, region-free DVD and CD players are included. Fully-equipped kitchen comes with a refrigerator / freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. Upstairs: Two bedrooms - tastefully furnished, each with double size beds. Bathroom - with a spacious 'douche a l'italienne' and two washbasins. Separate toilet. Outside: Terrace with large table and chairs and access to barbecue area.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jean-Noël & Agathe Ishida (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Jean-Noël & Agathe Ishida

Jean-Noël and Agathe Moréchand-Ishida opened Domaine de Curé in 2007. Agathe is French, but grew up in Japan. It is there that she met Jean-Noël, who has American and Japanese parents. He grew up in Switzerland, Japan and the United States.

Jean-Noël & Agathe Ishida purchased this cottage in 2005

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 27 traveler reviews

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La Forge at Domaine de Curé
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
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5

A superb holiday.

  • 5 of 5
Great gite. Clean, well appointed, quiet, modern interior, attentive owners, great pool, good location with beautiful views.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Owner's Response: We appreciate such simple but precise comments... Japanese like!
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5

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from a fabulous week at the Domaine De Cure in the La Forge apartment. It was a perfect spot for our family of four...quiet and secluded but close enough to Carcassonnes for an easy trip in for an evening ice cream. There was lots to see nearby and even more a little further a field. We saw caves and castles and highly recommend "Canyoning" in the Gorges De Gallimus if you have a family with teens or pre teens.

The pool was a perfect size for our 10 and 12 year olds and while they were swimming, we were able to look out over the vineyards to the Pyranees beyond...a spectacular place for a quiet afternoon.

Our hosts were a great help with our vacation planning...they respected our time when we were tired but also joined us for a fun evening chat one night. They were able to help with an emergency call back home and recommended a fabulous restaurant on the Canal Du Midi...the best meal of our trip!

We have stayed in a lot of these types of accommodations and this was one of the best!

Thanks to Jean Noel and Agathe.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly hope you will have a chance to visit us again. There is so much to see and do and we will always be on hand if you need any tips!
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5

Wonderful holiday memories!

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for top end spec accommodation, in a beautiful, peaceful, yet well positioned location, attention to detail with friendly and attentive hosts, then you have found it here!
We stayed in the spacious La Forge Gite, full of character and style yet also beautifully equipped with all the latest technology and all the home comforts you could wish for. The Gites wide patio doors open out onto your own al fresco dining area within the beautiful shady garden (particularly welcome in the heat). There is also another sunny area of the large garden where the pool, patio and a rather special japanese style sun house are situated. Here you can gaze at the wonderful views of the vineyards and distant mountains in perfect peace.
We found the Gite spotlessly clean and our wonderful friendly hosts Agathe and Jean Noël were attentive to all our needs and comforts and were always prepared to go the extra mile to make our stay perfect. They are very happy to share their extensive knowledge of the surrounding area, the restaurants and local wines. We thoroughly enjoyed their company and a good few laughs!
Domaine de Cure is the perfect location from which to explore the lovely and very interesting Carcassonne area, close to local amenities such as supermarkets etc, yet feeling far from the madding crowd being located down a quiet country lane surrounded by vineyards. With so much to see, we were out and about alot, but we would love to return so that we can spend more time making the most of the great facilities at Domaine de Cure. Many thanks Agathe and Jean Noël for everything and we'll see you again, soon I hope!
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your stay here. Thank you for your comments and we look forward to your return visit where there is plenty more to see and do!
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Like a second honeymoon

  • 5 of 5
     My wife and I enjoyed a restful two week stay at Domaine de Cure impressed by the warm hospitality of its owners, Jean-Noel and Agathe Ishida. The Domaine includes gites contained within a beautifully and stylishly restored farmhouse and nicely landscaped estate, entirely surrounded by vineyards and farmland  which continue uninterrupted to the horizon and the mountains beyond.
     During our two-week stay we visited many of the places recommended by our hosts, from a three-star Michelin restaurant to excellent local, village charcuteries and boulangeries. Our large gite was so inviting, we found ourselves lingering over meals or enjoying the pool many evenings. The owners wine selection is as affordable as it is an impressive sampling of regional wines. 
     The Domaine is ideally located within 20 minutes of several Michelin star restaurants, many of which we enjoyed during our stay. Our gite was comfortable and clean and our security deposit was returned promptly. The Ishida's treated us like family when we needed them and otherwise respected our privacy, making us feel our gite was really our own home.
    We would recommend Domaine de Cure to anyone looking to experience the food and wine of this region of France and we look forward to returning!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay and lovely comments. We are happy you enjoyed not only the domaine but indeed the gastronomic delights of which there are many in the region. So much to see, so much to taste! We look forward to your return visit...
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Relaxing location

  • 5 of 5
This is our second visit to Domaine de Cure and found it once again -
very welcoming, instantly relaxing, beautifully clean, well located with excellent facilities - a home from home. We look forward to our next stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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La Forge - charming relaxing rural stay

  • 5 of 5
La Forge is one of three adjacent gites at the Domaine de Cure, surrounded by vineyards a 15 minute walk for the small village of Conques sur Orbiel and a 10 minute drive from the beautiful city of Carcassonne. The property is spotlessly clean, well equipped and furnished throughout to a high standard, and is surrounded by pretty, peaceful gardens that include a pleasant pool and stunning views to the distant Pyrenees mountains.

Jean-Noel and Agathe are friendly welcoming hosts, keen to share their knowledge of the area (and its wines), and ever willing to help with local restaurant reservations and the like.

The village has a small shop, bar and good restaurant, all within a comfortable walk, and a well stocked supermarket and patisserie are easily accessed by car on the outskirts of Carcassonne. We enjoyed visits to Carcassonne, local Cather castles, the markets of Narbonne and the mediterranean, walks in the Haute Langedoc park and along the Canal du Midi - all nearby, and were welcomed and helped wherever we went despite our poor French.

We stayed a week - which was fantastically relaxing, but wished we could have stayed two!

To enjoy the surrounding area you really need a car and to be happy driiving around - but most places are within 40 minutes or so. As there only seems to be one restaurant in walking distance you need to be happy eating there a lot (we happily ate there 3 times, bring a torch for the walk back), or with staying at 'home' and cooking. The property has a good kitchen, and we made excellent use of the barbeque and enjoyed dinning outside in the garden.

We hope to return with friends one day...
  • Submitted: May 31, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Village
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Carcassonne golf club
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Carcassonne east and west
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Village
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Narbonne/Gruissan
Car: recommended

Domaine de Curé is located in the middle of the vineyards outside the village of Conques-Sur-Orbiel which is only 10 kms to the north of the medieval fortified city of Carcassonne along with the famous 17th century Canal du Midi (both UNESCO heritage sites). Within Conques-Sur-Orbiel you can find both a café and a restaurant together with a selection of local shops which include 2 boulangeries, mini supermarkets, hairdressers, a café, restaurant and a pharmacy. A supermarket, gas station and movie complex are within a 5 minute drive.

The Cité of Carcassonne - the Count's Castle (12th-13th centuries) is within the medieval Cité which has double perimeter walls and 52 towers. St Nazaire basilica is built in Romanesque and gothic styles. On the left bank of the Aude river, the Lower Town (13th century) is worth a visit. Fireworks 14 July. Tournaments (Medieval Pageantry) from beginning of July to the end of August.

Other Activities: wine tasting

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €116 Per night

Conques-sur-Orbiel Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 6
Sep 27 2014 - Dec 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
€810
 
 
Rate 7
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,100
 
 
Rate 8
Jan 3 2015 - May 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
€810
 
 
Rate 9
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
€900
 
 
Rate 10
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,300
 
 
Rate 11
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
€900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Outside of the season or wherever possible we shall be pleased to discuss short stays/alternate start dates. Extra heating/electricity charges may apply in low season.

For period after 1 Nov. 2014 in addition to Christmas/New Year holiday period, please contact us for prices and availability.

Please email us and we'll send you the link to our website for more info, photos and details.
Rental periods are per week and run from Saturday 4 p.m. through the following Saturday 10 a.m. A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total rental sum is required to guarantee your reservation with the balance due a minimum 8 weeks before arrival. Furthers details will be communicated during the booking process. Please note that the "per night" prices shown are pro-rated and only indicative.
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Amenities

Amenities

Conques-sur-Orbiel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Spacious 'douche a l'italienne' and two washbasins with separate toilet room
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
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