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Jean-Noël & Agathe Ishida

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, Japanese
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Jean-Noël & Agathe Ishida

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Calendar last updated:
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LA CALÈCHE AT DOMAINE DE CURÉ

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
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 Calèche at Domaine de Curé 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Our 'petite' gîte for a romantic getaway with every comfort (65m2). Sleeps two in one bedroom. Ground floor: Lounge/dining area - comfortably furnished and comes with a Norwegian Jøtul wood-burning stove. As with each of our gîtes, satellite television, region-free DVD and CD players are included. Fully-equipped kitchen itself comes with a refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. Upstairs: Bedroom - furnished with a double size bed. Bathroom - with a spacious 'douche a l’italienne' and washbasin. Separate toilet. Outside: Terrace with table and chairs and access to barbecue area.
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jean-Noël & Agathe Ishida (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, Japanese

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

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

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La Calèche at Domaine de Curé
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
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La Calèche at Domaine de Curé
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Conques-sur-Orbiel Carcassonne surroundings
St Albert, AB, Canada
5

Cannot be beat!

  • 5 of 5
This is the absolute best home base that we could imagine when we stay in the Carcassonne area! It has a little of everything. Close to restaurants, close to the canals, beautiful grounds, amazing views and such a private pool. The gites themselves are roomy, unbelievably clean and have everything that we could need for our stay. We love the Japanese style pool house and spent many a day just relaxing by the pool drinking the wonderful (and amazingly reasonably priced) wines provided by Jean-Noel and Agathe. Can't wait to come back!!
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. Domaine de Cure is ideally located just 10 minutes by car to Carcassonne but at the same time within 30 minutes to the "other" historic villages, Cathar castles and places of interest. Yet the rural setting offers the peace and tranquility to simply relax.

We look forward to seeing you again!
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La Calèche at Domaine de Curé
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p87005?uni_id=72509
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Conques-sur-Orbiel Carcassonne surroundings
Oakville Ontario Canada
5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful little apartment. We enjoyed a week in La Caleche, the smallest of the gites. Very nicely decorated with all necessary items, except perhaps pool towels. Charming environs. Plenty of castles and sight seeing opportunities in the vicinity. Excellent hosting by Jean-Noel and Agathe, who actually live in the building. We would come again - no greater compliment!
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments.

Domaine de Cure is conveniently located where the countless historical sites including the famous walled castle fortress of Carcassonne is only a 15 minute drive away. The region is rich in medieval/Cathar history with so many castles, abbeys, churches to see.
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La Calèche at Domaine de Curé
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p87005?uni_id=72509
+33 -0468269452
Conques-sur-Orbiel Carcassonne surroundings
3

Lovely rural retreat

  • 3 of 5
My husband and I stayed in the smallest of the three gites in this peaceful location. The gites have been converted and renovated to a very high standard and are a welcome cool retreat when the weather is very hot. The interior was clean and well-maintained. The owners are very welcoming and are always on hand for a friendly chat or advice. The gites and pool area are surrounded by farmland and vineyards and it is possible to have some pleasant walks with very little traffic. There are no shops or restaurants very close by so you do need your own transport. It is possible to drive approximately 5 mins to the Canal du Midi and you can enjoy a walk along its banks into Carcassonne (it's about an hour's walk). The old city has plenty of good restaurants. There is a good baker, supermarket and other retail outlets within a 10-minute drive of the gites.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are happy you had a wonderful stay and appreciate the nice comments. As is mentioned, one does need a car not only for all the necessities for a self-catering holiday but simply to go out and explore and fully appreciate what is on offer in this beautiful rural area of France.
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Conques-sur-Orbiel Carcassonne surroundings
London, ON, Canada
5

Great Home Base

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at this lovely renovated winery for a week in June. We found it to be a great home base for our tour around the Languedoc-Roussillon region.
The apartment itself is the smallest of 3 but plenty of space for a couple. The bed was very comfortable and the shower was fantastic. These are 2 musts we have in a rental and we were not disappointed.
They have 2 other larger apartments as well that we quickly viewed while we were there. They are spacious and have the same charm.
Jean-Noel & Agathe also live on the property and are very hands on. They were fantastic for suggestions on what to see, where to eat (you must go to A la Prise d'Alzeau!!) and wine suggestions.
You are a 10 minute drive from the interstate so its a great way to stay in the country with all the space and pool but you have the option to get somewhere fast.
They have a washing machine in the unit and a clothes line so there is not a need to pack heavy.
Make sure you pack a shopping bag for the Intermarche. you will need it for groceries.
We would definitely recommend this apartment and we would stay there again. We had a fabulous time!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are happy you had comfortable and enjoyable stay in this beautiful region of France. Hope to see you again!
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La Calèche at Domaine de Curé
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+33 -0468269452
Conques-sur-Orbiel Carcassonne surroundings
5

Beautiful gite ideally located

  • 5 of 5
This is a lovely holiday rental for those wanting to visit the Carcassonne and surrounding area. The gite is beautifully renovated, clean, very quiet and has all the facilities you need including an excellent bbq and relaxing pool area.

The owners are charming and very helpful, I would recommend taking advantage of their knowledge about local wine.

I couldn't decide whether to stay inside Le Cite or outside and I am so glad we chose this option as Le Cite itself can be very crowded even out of season and there are so many other lovely places to visit from this ideal location, eg we really enjoyed the shopping and restuarants in Toulouse. I would definitely recommend a sat nav for the hire car so you can take the scenic routes to visit places.

In terms of food shopping the Intermarche has everything you could want and the fresh produce (as you would expect) is amazing. The Bakery on the main road (near the bank) before you pull into the Intermarche is amazing, I had the best ham roll I have ever had there. We also had bread from the Intermarche which to be fair was also very good.

We will certainly be planning to go back again.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
La Calèche at Domaine de Curé
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p87005?uni_id=72509
+33 -0468269452
Conques-sur-Orbiel Carcassonne surroundings
5

La Caleche Gite at Domaine de Cure

  • 5 of 5
We found the gite absolutely immaculate with all the necessary facilities and more besides.
Agathe and Jean-Noel are the perfect hosts making you feel very welcome and giving tips on places to visit. The pool is wonderful and very welcoming especially after busy days sightseeing!
Carcassone which is only 10 minutes awaay by car is a beatiful city, both the old and the new. The canal du midi boat trips are enjoyable too.
A lovely local restaurant is on the lock at Herminis just outside Carcassone.
All in all a brilliant find!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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 €115 Per night

Conques-sur-Orbiel Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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
€115
€710
 
 
Rate 7
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
€850
 
 
Rtae 8
Jan 3 2015 - May 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
€115
€710
 
 
Rate 9
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
€130
€780
 
 
Rate 10
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€910
 
 
Rate 11
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
€130
€780
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Outside of the season or wherever possible we shall be pleased to discuss 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:
  • 65 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
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 washbasin with separate toilet room
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bathroom with a spacious 'douche a l’italienne'
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • 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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