|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Our largest gîte at 110m2 has two bedrooms and a second upstairs lounge. Sleeps four in 2 bedrooms, with possibility for a fifth person (child) on a separate sofa bed.
Living and dining rooms open area is separated from the kitchen. This comfortably furnished area includes a Norwegian Jotul wood-burning stove. And, as in all our gîtes, la Source comes with satellite television and region-free DVD and CD players.
Kitchen itself includes a refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine.
Two bedrooms, each furnished with double size beds. An additional lounge area has a sofa bed.
Large bathroom is doused with natural light and includes a spacious 'douche a l’italienne' and 2 washbasins.
Terrace with large table and chairs and access to barbecue area.
Domaine de Curé (domaine-cure.com / +33 4 68 26 94 52) 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)
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
Delightful stay in a beautiful gite and well looked after by Jean-Noel and Agathe who proved to be helpful, friendly and informative. They've clearly worked hard to create a terrific location - peaceful but well positioned for exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside.
The gite was well equipped, spacious and thoughtfully planned out. The whole experience was a complete pleasure and we were so fortunate to have had the benefit of early autumn colours but hot and sunny days.
As a family of four, which included our two girls aged 12 and 3, we spent two very relaxing and enjoyable weeks at Domaine de Cure in July 2015.
Our hosts Jean-Noel and Agathe welcomed us on our arrival and went through the basic rules and requirements for our stay, this was nothing too excessive but ensured respect was provided to all guests and the accomodation. The gite was well equiped, clean and spacious providing everything we needed for our two week holiday. The gardens and pool provided adequate space for us to relax without being overly intrusive to our neighbours.
The location of Domaine de Cure was excellent, remotely quiet enough but only a short drive to Carcassonne and some wonderful nearby villages. We travelled also to the beaches at Narbonne which was only a 45 min drive, La Franqui beach was particularly pleasant.
Our host were always on hand to offer advice on excursions, local restaurants and nearby shopping, We also took advantage of Jean-Noel's locally sourced wine which in general we found to be very good.
We would have no hesitation in staying here again.
We stayed at Domaine de Cure for a week as a couple with an 8 month old baby.
Firstly, the help and assistance offered by our hosts was brilliant. We needed to ship out some specialist baby food and it was made so easy by them, even collecting for us from the local delivery depot.
The property is in a beautiful and quiet setting, so lots of privacy but only 10 minutes drive to shops for bread/butcher and a few minutes more to the larger Carrefour on the edge of Carcassone. Our Gite was very comfortable with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable with washing machine, dishwasher and plenty of quality kitchen stuff to make everything seem home from home. There is a high quality barbecue that we used every night. The beds are incredibly comfortable and the bathroom was just perfect.
The area has a nearly unlimited choice of things to do and with easy access to the Auto-Route, we were able to go out and about everyday and see everything we wanted. If you choose to stay at home, there is a lovely pool and sunbathing area including a covered area which is great for shade with a raised floor.
Our biggest vote of thanks is left for the owners and hosts, Jean-Noel and Agathe. They work tirelessly to make sure you enjoy you stay and are genuinely lovely people who immerse themselves in this beatiful property that they created and renovated themselves.
We would really recommend this property as a high quality option for the Carcossone/Langedoc area.
Michael & Lucy
We had a wonderful holiday in Carcassonne, staying at Domaine de Curé. The gite (La Source) was very comfortable with good attention to detail, such as having plenty of crockery and hanging space for wet towels! The surroundings are beautiful with amazing views from the pool area. Jean-Noël & Agathe were great hosts; they were always happy to make reservations, and kept us well supplied with excellent wine!
We have stayed in five star accommodations all over the world, but we have never enjoyed ourselves anywhere as much as we did at Domaine de Cure! Upon arriving, we were given an incredibly warm welcome by the owners, Jean-Noel and Agathe. Domaine de Cure is a gorgeous picturesque petite-chateau nestled among beautiful vineyards with stunning views of the Pyrenees Mountains. It is an absolutely peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Carcassonne but close to everything. Our two-bedroom Gite was impeccably clean, bright and cheery! It was truly wonderful to be able to return to our Gite after a busy day of sightseeing and cook dinner while relaxing with other guests and the owners while sipping on a glass of wine! The owners went out of their way to ensure that our stay there was a memorable one! We can't wait to return to Domaine de Cure as it was so fabulous in every way!!
We arrived and were pleasantly surprised Domaine de Cure was as described on the website, clean, modern and attractive. The owners were friendly and provided us with a good 'feeling' for the area, a friendly service for all our needs and ready to assist and advise on all matters both practical, (food shopping etc) and details of places / area's that we could visit. The property itself was good quality and in a really nice, quiet location. The 'pool' and surrounding area was a well sited 'sun spot' and we spent much time in and around the pool. Generally a great holiday for my family, I am happy to recommend Domaine de Cure to friends, family and all who read this review. We will certainly return in the future. Thanks Jean-Noel & Agathe for a great time in France.
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