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Jean-Noël & Agathe Ishida

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, Japanese

3 spacious luxury holiday rentals & pool minutes from Carcassonne - La Calèche at Domaine de Curé

31 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Conques-sur-Orbiel Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering rentals offering modern comfort in total tranquility.

Domaine de Curé (domaine-cure.com / +33 [0]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)

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)
Member 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

Reviews

4.9
based on 31 traveler reviews

La Calèche at Domaine de Curé
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
5

Beautiful gite in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time. The gite is spacious and had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Only 15 minutes from Carcassonne and in the centre of "Cathar Country". Agathe and Jean-Noel were perfect hosts - especially with their supply of excellent local wine at very reasonable prices!! We would love to return...

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A comfortable stay in this region where history and vineyards are everywhere you turn... we are happy you enjoyed your visit. Merci!
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5

Beautifully converted traditional farm building

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in August at in La Caleche at Domaine de Cure, located in a quiet rural location surrounded by vineyards but not far from facilities. The World Heritage Site at Carcasonne is close by, plus lots of other interesting historic villages and chateaux. Our apartment was beautifully kitted out with everything we needed and the large typically french garden was great to relax in, with interesting birdlife such as hoopoes occasionally visiting! Our hosts, Jean-Paul and Agathe were very helpful and gave us some good advice on places to visit and to eat, including the nearby Michelin star restaurant; La Berengerie. Outside Carcasonne, the area was surprisingly un-touristy and unspoilt. We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly hope you will have a chance to return and find more "undiscovered" treasures that this diverse region has to offer. Thank you for your comments.
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Ludwigsburg
5

The most relaxing vacation for a long time

  • 5 of 5

We have already spent our vacation several times in la Calèche and have enjoyed it every time. The location next to the vineyards is beautiful and the loving care by the hosts made the stay always an unforgettable experience. The gîte is beautifully decorated and is equipped with everything necessary (washing machine, dishwasher, satellite TV, etc.) and compared with French standard, luxuriously equipped.

Being close to Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi makes the location perfect. A car is useful (and necessary) for exploring the area. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you continue to return to us. It is always a pleasure to see you again and thank you (danke!) for your comments.
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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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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
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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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
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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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

Conques-sur-Orbiel Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 18
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$146
$875
 
 
Rate 19
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$140
$842
 
 
Rate 20
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$157
$954
 
 
Rate 21
Jan 3 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
$842
 
 
Rate 22
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$875
 
 
Rate 23
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,021
 
 
Rate 24
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$875
 
 
Rate 25
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
$842
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Outside of the season or wherever possible we shall be pleased to discuss alternate start dates and/or short stays but in principle our rentals are 4-7 nights minimum. Extra heating/electricity charges may apply in low season.

Please email or contact us and we'll send you the link to our website for more info, photos and details.

Rental rates 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

Conques-sur-Orbiel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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
  • 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
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 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
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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