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Moulin Bas is our 3 bedroom cottage converted from a 17th century water mill, sleeping up to 6 people. It has a wonderful BBQ terrace just next to the stream, and is set back from the swimming pool. Doors from the terrace, beside the stream, into the living room, character kitchen corner with electric cooker, dishwasher and fridge.
Comfortable seating including large sofa and chairs, dining table and television/video/dvd. Upstairs is one double bedroom and two twin bedrooms, a shower room and separate wc. Moulin Bas is ideal for families and when booked with Moulin Haut is perfect for groups of families wishing to holiday together.
Holiday cottages in a beautiful setting near Carcassonne.
We offer holiday homes in the South of France, comprising 6 holiday cottages in a beautiful setting near Carcassonne.
Gites 500 is a a lovely collection of converted mill houses, nestling in a beautiful, private and peaceful wooded valley with its own trout stream & large swimming pool in South France.
The cottages are ideal for families and large groups looking for a holiday in the Languedoc.
In total there are 6 gites available for rent, with both self catering cottages and apartments, sleeping 2 to 32 people, making it ideal for families or groups of families wishing to holiday together.
There is a very large swimming pool, with fantastic south facing sun terrace that benefits from full sun all day.
Our holiday accommodation includes, converted from a 300 year old mill, Moulin Haut, sleeping up to 6/8, and Moulin Bas sleeping 6, as well as Ecurie, which sleeps 6, Le Sommet which sleeps 4, and the Petit Clement studios which take 4 people in total.
The beautiful grounds are very spacious, with childrens’ play areas, including a lovely stream that runs through the middle of the gardens, private terraces and barbeque areas, as well as plenty of shaded areas if the sun get too hot.
The valley is a lovely haven of peace, walks upstream bring you to wild wooded countryside. The huge pool is set away from the holiday houses, and each cottage has its own private terrace, garden furniture and BBQ.
We are situated in South of France, 20km north west of Carcassonne, also easily accessible from Toulouse and Beziers, and have now been offering gites holidays for over 13 years.
Domaine De Clement is a small private estate in the village of Fontiers Cabardes, 15 miles north of the magnificent medieval town of Carcassonne in the South of France. The very large 16 x 8 metre pool, fully enclosed, is set away from the houses. There are 3 cottages and a studio. Each property has its own private terrace/garden with garden furniture and BBQ. Houses are very comfortably equipped. On site there is table tennis, badminton, golf nets, football goals and pool table, and a laundry room with communal washing machines. Fresh bread and croissants are delivered daily. English satellite TV now available in selected cottages. The pretty local village has a grocery, post office and café/bar/restaurant. There is another restaurant a mile away and there are also riding, tennis and bicycle hire facilities. There are two 18 hole golf courses within 25 minutes, Mediterranean beaches 1 hour, the Costa Brava 2 hours and the Pyrenees mountains 1 hour away.
For full details see the owners website www.gites500.com
54 year old ex marketing professional now enjoying a career in the leisure industry in the South of France
Steve Mallet purchased this cottage in 2003
We love living in the Languedoc, its climate, tranquility, pace of life and of course the marvelous food and wine.
Domaine de Clement is ideal for families, the huge pool is a great draw for children and adults alike, its wonderful to see groups of children all getting on together, and happy children = happy parents = a great holiday!
"We had a fantastic holiday, the kids had such fun, the pool particularly is outstanding! Thanks, we'll be back! "
Clare W (Cheltenham)
"Terrific place, great faciltites to keep the whole family amused, wonderful setting"
" We've used Domaine de Clement to host numerous annual golf weekends, taking our most important clients. The facilities and hospitality are fantastic, and the trip is eagerly anticpated by our employees and clients alike".
Steve K, Director (Gloucester)
30% deposit on booking, balance 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Notes on prices:
Prices are per property per week in UK Pounds.
This property is located approx 30 minutes north of Carcassonne and is amongst a group of properties owned by Steve, who was there to great us when we arrived. It was very clean upon arrival and proved very comfortable.
The whole property is located down in a small wooded valley and, as a consequence the sun did not hit the property until about 9.30 am and was back in shade by about 6 pm. Whilst this meant that we did not see much evening sun we all slept well as the house was nice and cool- not hot sticky nights however hot the day! I would recommend looking at the property on Google Maps before you go so that you know how to find it when you get there. The track is very easy to miss!
The pool was about 100 yards away and was surrounded by a toddler proof wall and gate. The pool was cool, and whilst nice for a cooling dip it was not somewhere the boys played in for too long. It was kept well clean and safe with plenty of loungers for everyone.
The stream was lovely to fall asleep to at night and was somewhere else for the children to play.
Whilst we as a family did not need the WiFi it was apparent that one would have to go up to near the games room to get a signal. Once there the signal was fine if that is what you needed.
We did go with my wife's elderly parents who did struggle a little with the stone steps that lead down to the property, Having said that Steve was happy for them to take a shortcut around the back to make it a little easier.
Carcassonne old city is very striking when you see it for the first time. It was very popular with the tourists, but had a great choice of restaurants to eat at in its centre, many of which did great pizzas for the fussier child.
I can also recommend the Lac de la Cavayere, which is a lake just south of the city. This has a sandy and a pebbled beach, tree climbing and a great waterpark with some huge inflatable slides. Great fun and exhausting for the kids.
Steve was there everyday and was always quick to solve problems when they arose- we had one collapsing bed for example!
Overall we had a great time at this property and it was great value for money. Thanks Steve
The cottage with the stream running by and the pool provide an excellent spot for relaxing and just enjoying the sun in a beautiful and peaceful location. A mile away is a charming village (perfect for access by bike) where fresh croissants/bread can be purchased each morning. Further afield (need a car) are lakes to swim in, old castles to visit, and of course Carcassonne.
Overall we had a great time and highly recommend the cottage and area. Steve is a great host, very helpful, and nothing is too much trouble for him - even our large dog felt welcome by Steve's dogs.
We had such a great holiday - loads to do and see in the surrounding areas, but mostly our 2 boys just wanted to stay and play in the stream/swim in the pool/entertain the dogs and observe all the wildlife! Everyone was so friendly and helpful, we really felt welcome. There is even a conveniently located playpark opposite the bar/restaurant in the village so everyone could relax when we went out. Planning a return visit next year
Moulin Bas was great, an old mill just by the river. Nice big lounge, with TV, bedrooms fine, lovely terrace outside where we BBQ'd most nights. The kids enjoyed the garden, the pool and meeting the other guests. Our dog also had a great time, getting on fine with the resident dogs who were lovely with her.
I wouldnt hesitate to recommend this place for a holiday if you like sunshine, relaxation and allowing the kids to play in safety.Theres not much traffic and it was so peaceful.
We flew into Toulouse as we came from gatwick and drove through some of the most gorgeous scenery I have ever seen to arrive and be greeted by Steve who couldn't have welcomed us more! What a fantastic week we had some days lazing by the pool, others more energetic playing table tennis and eating lots using the BBQ provided! On other days we drove our hire car up into the stunning mountainous areas, went below to the caves and ate croque monsieurs and drank orangina in quaint village cafes, took a trip on a canal boat, toured the magnificent castle of Carcassone and even drove down to the coast to the beach and had a lovely fish lunch! I love this region of France and would love to return as there is so much to see and do if you hire a car! The gite was clean and provided all we needed for the most perfect self catering holiday for the five adults + a bump! There was a huge supermarket in Carcasonne which we visted a couple of times for supplies which always seemed to be on route home from our days out which was handy! There was plenty of information in a folder for us and Steve was always on hand if we needed any advice. There was even a woodburner in case we got chilly at night which in fact we only had to use the once as the weather was incredible the week we stayed! My only regret is that we ate at the local restaurant in the town on the last night and as the food was so good we certainly would have gone back for more having realised earlier! If you want to get away from it all and do nothing, explore and chill as we did or have a fun filled excursion packed trip, stay here as it is a fantastic base for all options! We said as they have a number of gites and we have a huge family it would be great to hire them all for all of us to enjoy on mass!
A relaxing week in idyllic surroundings - accommodation was as described and Steve, the owner, was always on hand if needed - a marvellous place to return to and relax after a day spent exploring the surrounding area - a 20 minute stroll to the bar in the village rounded each day off perfectly - will certainly return and have already recommended to friends.