Wimemaker in Languedoc and running a guest (email hidden) of Carcassonne.
Happy to leave in peaceful place in the countyside, I love my work and happy to give pleasure with wines.
It was a wonderful week at the Domaine la Villatade. The property is a real paradise for kids who like to explore nature. We brought our bikes, but our friends who flew in did not have bikes for the kids and Sophie and Denis had some extra bikes for them. There are many interesting places to visit within a radius of 30 km. It is easy to undertake hikes or bike rides in the region as well. We recommend the bike ride over the GR to Conques sur Orbiel and the other one starting from the cottage is to Salleles-Cabardes continuing up hilll (you will be helping the kids because it is tough terrain) over the GR to the caves of Limousis and down on tarred road. Another hit was the hike from the marble quarry in Caunes-Minervois down into the gorge to the church.
En un mot: parfait. On a passé un week-end de reves entre amis dans ce ¨cottage¨ , dans le calme en plein milieu des vignes. Les enfants ont bien joué dehors et autour de la piscine naturelle (naturellement froide pour mi mars ....). Sophie et Denis sont très charmants, nous ont donnés des renseignements sur les ballades a faire, ou manger, les grottes de (email hidden), spectaculaire). En prime Denis nous a fait une degustation de ses vins.
A conseiller sans hesitation ....
The Chateau is great and Sophie and his partner are really nice. It's a bit difficult to arrive to the Chateau, but with a GPS you will easily arrive. The only issues are that WIFI is not working inside the house and the electrify cost are a expensive, it can reach 70€ for 5 days in winter.
We had a wonderful stay at Sophie and Dennis' stone cottage. We were a party of 8 and our 4 children loved running around the vineyard and playing with the dog. The cottage was lovely, comfortable and warm and the wines we purchased from the Sophie's winery delicious. My only recommendation would be to make sure you have a GPS to get to the cottage as it can be difficult if you are unfamiliar with the area, especially at night and there are no road lights. However having said that our stay was wonderful and Sophie and Dennis made themselves available when we had questions. We would definately return.
Le cottage est vraiment très jolie. Propre, romantique et avec une petite cuisine. Il y a tout qu'il faut. Il est très calme à la Villatade et on a reposé très bien au cottage. Sophie prépare un petit-déjeuner formidable.
Just perfect. We had an amazing time in this idyllic setting. The accommodation is basic but has all that you need, the pool is stunning, views amazing, hosts are great and the breakfast and wines are delicious. Would love to go back - thank you for having us.
We rented the cottage for two nights as a stop over through France... It was not near enough and we were very sad to have to go. La Villatade is indeed heavenly and if you can believe it, its even better than pictured as no photo can capture the smells, tastes, and feelings of bliss. Sophie and Denis are kind and inviting and went out of their way to help us when we ran into issues with our rental car- we will be forever grateful! We loved getting to spend time with their lovely animals as well, especially Mocha the happiest little dog in the world. The breakfasts were delicious and their wine was incredible. We braved a not so warm day in the stone pool and it was well worth it. I will never be able to say enough about this place and wholeheartedly recommend it. We hope to go back to France and stay again... But next time for much longer!
Pas un seul bruit! La tranquillité absolue….un petit paradis ! Nous avons passés une excellente semaine chez Sophie, son mari et leurs animaux, dans "le cottage for 2". Un excellent petit-déjeuner, dehors sur une belle terrasse!
Peu de bons restaurants ! Nous aimerions retourner l'année prochaine. September 2013. Jean-Marie et Sylvia
Magnifique séjour à la Villatade - endroit idéal pour se reposer dans le calme des vignobles et collines de Sallèles-Cabardès. Sophie et Denis nous ont accueillis très chaleureusement (merci encore!).
Excellent petit-déjeuner au Château. La petite maison pour deux, en retrait du Château, est très bien aménagée et équipée et était impeccable.
The most beautiful place on earth might just be La VIllatade in August.