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  • Quiet, rural area

Gîte Cabardès is situated on a hilltop, a stone's throw from the Cabardès wine region and with an overwhelming view of the valley of Carcassonne and the Pyrenees. This stylish gîte, which excels in interior design and luxury, with its 90 m2 is a spacious holiday home for families with children.
The gîte has a barn chic style décor, a fantastically equipped kitchen with Nespresso coffee machine, TV and blissful beds with quality bed linen and large soft towels.

The master bedroom (with blackout curtains) is located on the Mezzanine and has an en-suite bathroom. For the children there is a cozy little bedroom, accessible through a "secret door"
Large panoramic terrace doors give access to the very spacious terrace and your own private garden with barbecue, sun loungers and teak garden furniture.

From this lovely spot you have a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside. Do you need peace & privacy, you'll find it here! Feel like having a good time? At the edge of the swimming pool and during the weekly "table d'hôtes" dinner you will meet fellow bon vivants. Only if you want to!

Ground floor:
- Fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, washing machine and all necessities to prepare a delicious meal
- Very spacious living / dining room (45M2) with breathtaking views. Equipped with TV and DVD player
- Private terrace and garden with BBQ, close to the pool and with beautiful views of the Pyrenees. Besides a teak garden set, you also have access to two private sun loungers in your own garden.

First floor:
- Cosy and very spacious "Mezzanine" bedroom (28M2) with blackout curtains, overlooking the living room with comfortable box-spring beds - 2 x 90cm x 200cm.
- Children's room accessible through a "secret" door with two single beds.
- Bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin.

Other facilities:
- Swimming pool with lovely spacious terrace with plenty of sun loungers and a sunbathing lawn
- Free Wi-Fi
- Bread service (extra charge)
- Table d'hotes (surcharge)
- Baby kit with baby bed, baby chair, baby bath and changing mat is available free of charge upon reservation.

Domaine de la Bade:
Domaine de la Bade is a little paradise! Close to the famous city of Carcassonne, Joep & Miranda have a traditional farmhouse with old barns completely converted into five modern "barn chic style" holiday homes (gȋtes) with swimming pool. With spectacular views of the Carcassonne valley and the Pyrenees, Domaine de la Bade is the ideal location to enjoy a relaxing holiday in this charming region of southern France. Enjoy the sunny terraces, shady corners, the lovely swimming pool, lazy hammocks, delicious food, good wines and above all the relaxed and informal atmosphere where you can really feel at home.

Also for the children Domaine de la Bade is a true holiday paradise. While you can relax reading a book, there is plenty of space for the children to romp around and enjoy! The swimming pool, the swings, the trampolines and wandering through the fields on the 14 hectare domain (without proximity to busy roads) are the favorite pastimes of our youngest guests.


  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Safe for small children
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Vegetable garden
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Playground
  • Table d'hôtes
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Airconditioning
  • With swimming pool

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Domaine de la Bade is a stunning home away from home in Raissac-sur-Lampy in the sunny South of France. Near the world famous Unesco World Heritage site of Carcassonne, we completely redesigned a traditional farm­house with old barns into five contemporary barn chic style holiday houses (gȋtes).

With spectacular views of the Carcassonne valley and the Pyrenees, Domaine de la Bade is the ideal location to enjoy a sophisticated yet relaxed holiday in this charming region of the South of France.

Come and enjoy the sunny terraces, shady corners, nice hammocks, delicious food, fine wines and above all the relaxed and informal atmosphere where you can truly feel at home.

  • Rural
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village


Domaine de la Bade - Gîte Cabardès has received 5 reviews over the past 4 years with an average of:
10 stars
  • 10 stars

    Prachtig domein op locatie met veel mogelijkheden
    Het domein straalt echt een Zuid- Franse sfeer uit, inclusief zonnebloemen en lavendelgeur. De gite (cabardes) was ruim en comfortabel en van alles voorzien. De eigenaren Joep en Miranda zijn heel gastvriendelijk en maken zelfs hun eigen honing en olijfolie. Er is een fijn zwembad en er zijn speeltuigen voor de kinderen. De locatie biedt mogelijkheden tot veel uitstappen, 1 week is eigenlijk te kort. Een beetje leven als God in Frankrijk is hier zeker van toepassing!

  • 10 stars

    Wij hebben het ontzettend naar onze zin gehad in La Bade, prachtig verblijf, mooi ingericht, prachtig verzorgde tuin met zwembad. Mooi gelegen met mooi uitzicht. Maar vooral de gastvrijheid van Joep en Miranda was heel prettig. Heerlijk gegeten en gedronken tijdens de table d'hote die door hen georganiseerd, gekookt en bediend werden. We komen graag terug! Yvonne en Hans.

  • 10 stars

    Vous ne pourrez pas être déçus par ce gîte.
    Il est d’une très grande qualité et encore mieux que l’annonce.
    Ce gîte est très confortable, équipé dans le moindre détail, extrêmement propre, entouré de très beaux jardins et d’une piscine très agréable.
    Les environs sont exceptionnels. Vous êtes au calme dans la campagne avec une vue extraordinaire, entouré de quelques villages très mignons et de belles balades.
    Le canal du Midi passe à 3-4 km dans la vallée. Vous êtes à 10 minutes de l’autoroute, 30 minutes de Carcassonne, 1h de Toulouse, 1h de la mer, à proximité des Châteaux Cathares, Albi à 1h30, …
    Vous êtes entourés de restaurants sympathiques (excellentes recommandations de Joep et Miranda)
    Joep et Miranda sont très attentionnés. Joep nous avait préparé une quiche salade pour notre arrivée (c’est beaucoup plus confortable que de devoir se précipiter sur un hypermarché ou de faire le choix d’un resto dans la précipitation)
    Joep organisait une « livraison » de pain tout les matins, …
    Sincèrement, vous pouvez foncer sans craintes pour réserver.

Restaurants, food & wine

Eating & drinking is one of the favorite pastimes of the locals and the area is blessed with nice restaurants, fantastic markets and many wine estates where a nice glass of wine can be tasted. But enjoying a cup of coffee on a sleepy terrace in the area or picnicking along the beautiful Canal du Midi is of course not to be missed.
There is a lot to see and do in the country of the Cathars. We are happy to help you discover this beautiful region.


The property is surrounded by sunflower fields, vineyards and olive groves. There are no busy roads which run along the domain and there is plenty of room to enjoy the outdoors and unwind.

In the immediate vicinity there is lots to see and do. The walled city of Carcassonne, the largest castle in Europe, is only 15 km away. Near Carcassonne is also a large lake with a nice sandy beach (ideal for children) and an adventure park with climbing and clambering tracks which is one of the highlights for slightly older kids.

The beautiful surroundings with hills, mountains, rivers, lakes and typical French villages has much to offer in terms of sporting activities; mountain biking, cycling, hiking, whitewater rafting, canoeing, swimming, fishing, boating, caves visits, skiing, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, horseback riding, golf and much more.

Eating & drinking is amongst the favorite pastimes of the locals and the area is blessed with great restaurants, fantastic markets and many vineyards where a glass of wine can be tasted. But a nice cup of coffee on a sleepy outdoor café nearby or a cosy picnic along the beautiful Canal du Midi is also un-resistable.

There is a lot to see and do in the Cathar country of the Aude. Your hosts are more than happy to share their favorite places and help you find the gems of the region (on and off the beaten track).

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Mountain sports
  • Flying and gliding

Further remarks

You can also enjoy culinary delights at Domaine de la Bade. Once a week there is a delicious 3-course menu organised (table d'hotes), where all guests join for a nice meal. In addition, on the day of arrival you can reserve a "welcome meal" that you can enjoy in your own cottage. This way you can start your holiday relaxed ...

Additional price info and offers

The rates are including electricity, gas, water, bed linen, towels, kitchen towels and wifi. Tourist tax and the mandatory cleaning service upon departure is excluded.

Baby cots can be booked free of charge.

Price includes

Towels, Bed linen

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 400.00
  • Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 65.00

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