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Delightful rural estate nestled in 25 acres of unspoiled surrounds - Gite Pavot



Updated: 26-Sep-2016
Gites and Chambres d'hote with private pool, courtyards and freedom to explore

Domaine de Palatz is a charming 17th Century country estate located near Carcassonne in the Aude department of Languedoc Roussillon. Recently renovated to exacting standards, the domaine retains much of its original rustic charm, and combines delightful period details with all the modern amenities you would expect, amidst spacious natural surrounds of 25 acres. There is a large private pool and summer house, covered courtyard, ample parking facilities, numerous picnicking and BBQ areas, gardens, terraces and panoramic views.

Surrounded by vineyards, this property is ideal as a peaceful, relaxing holiday for families or couples. Local activities include sightseeing, wine tasting, fine dining, watersports, fishing, walking, hiking, cycling, horse riding, golf, or simply lazing in the Languedoc sun. Easily accessible by plane, train or car, Domaine de Palatz is just 20 mins from Carcassonne and its airport, one hour from the coast, and a breathe away from countless cultural and historical sights.

Domaine de Palatz is the perfect destination for people of any age and parties large or small: We offer you an environment where you can truly relax and unwind in tranquil surrounds that are full of character, culture and history.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Gite Pavot, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

Gite Pavot is our most private cottage at Domaine de Palatz, with a separate driveway, entrance, outdoor terrace and BBQ area. It has lovely views over the estate grounds and vineyards. Recently renovated and tastefully decorated, this is a perfect cottage for families and couples looking for a little more breathing space.

Ground Floor:

- Large lounge with double bed settee, DVD and cable TV

- Modern kitchen, fully equipped with modern facilities. Washing machine, dishwasher, cooker, fridge, and a dining table that seats six.

First Floor:

- Mezzanine with a single bed leading into the master bedroom with queen size bed. Interconnecting door to Lavande should two gîtes be required for one booking.

- Shower and bathroom with double hand basins.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Domaine de Palatz is owned and run by the Drinkwater family: Denise, Michael, Jodie and James. Collectively we have decades of working experience in hospitality, business development, customer service and marketing.

Originally from the United Kingdom, and resident in France and Dubai (UAE) for the last ten years, we have travelled extensively throughout the world. Our move to the Domaine is the culmination of a dream to bring our experience of first class service, accommodation and food to all who come to stay with us.

For more information please visit our website

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From the Owner

Located just one km north of Laure Minervois in Aude, Domaine de Palatz provides the perfect base from which to explore all the delights of the Languedoc. Local activities include fine dining, sightseeing, cycling, hiking, watersports, fishing, golf, horse riding, walking the vineyards, wine tasting, or simply lazing under the Epicurean sun. Easily accessible by plane, train or car, Domaine de Palatz is one hour from the coast, 20 mins from the airport and medieval town of Carcassonne, and just a breathe away from countless cultural and historical sights.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Thyme Out Nearest Golf : Carcassonne at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Carcassonne at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Caunes Minervois at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Narbonne at 45 Kilometres Car: recommended


Our local Mediterranean coast has some great beaches, but the best ones are worth making the extra effort for! We recommend Port Leucate, La Franqui and Vias plage, all of which are less than an hour away by car and make for a super day trip.


Carcassonne airport is 20km away. Toulouse airport is 80km. Perpignan airport is about an hour's drive. Other local airports are Beziers, Nimes, Montpellier, Beziers and Barcelona (Spain).


The nearest village, Laure Minervois, a quaint, sleepy place with a post office, doctor, butcher and baker. It is 1km away, just past the lake, and makes for some lovely morning exercise on our free bicycles!

Caunes Minervois is 3km and one of our favourite villages, with cosy bars, restaurants and historical sights including the famous abbey.

Other lovely villages close by include Minerve, Rieux Minervois, Trebes and Homps (on the Canal du Midi). Carcassonne is twenty minutes away.

Further Details:

There is so much to see & do within 20mins: wine-tasting (neighbours are all vignerons!), abbeys, castles, beautiful mediaeval villages, Canal du Midi, montagne noir, michelin restaurants... you name it!

There are more details on our website and blog (updated regularly) of all the things you can do in the area, but some local highlights include:

- Chateaux de Lastours (4-in-1 castle trip!)

- Minerve (ancient capital of the Mineroivs, and something of a hidden gem)

- Abbey de Fontfroide (beautiful, historical estate)

- Walking the Capitelles on our estate and beyond

- Plage de Carcassonne (awesome natural lake with beaches and watersports, and only 20 mins away)

- Tasting the new organic wines from across this up-and-coming region. We can organise it for

- Kayaking down the river Aude

- Hiking the Montage Noir

- Antique markets every week!

- Cite de Carcassonne

- Dolmen hunting

- Lunch cruise on the Canal du Midi

- Ticking off UNESCO world heritage sites (we have six within two hours' drive!)


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
3 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Low 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Mid 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Mid 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Low 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A charge of 50 euros for cleaning is applicable if the property is not left as found.

Bookings can be made by email or telephone. A deposit of 25% is required at the time of booking and the final balance can be settled on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 26-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

Our aim is simple: to provide our guests with delightful accommodation in a calm and peaceful environment; to use home grown organic food as integral ingredients for breakfast; and to ensure attentive, yet unobtrusive, service – making it feel like your home whilst in France. Domaine de Palatz, in the heart of Cathar Country, is the perfect destination for lovers of the Languedoc.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Mezzanine - 1 Single Bed
  • Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Sleeps two


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Our aim is simple: to provide our guests with delightful accommodation in a calm and peaceful environment; to use home-grown organics for all our produce; and to ensure exceptional, yet unobtrusive, service – making this feel like your home whilst in France. Domaine de Palatz, in the heart of Cathar Country, is the perfect destination for lovers of the Languedoc. - All bed linen, towels and pool towels are provided - High chairs and cots available free of charge - Complimentary high-speed internet access throughout the estate - Extensive media and video library as well as English cable TV - SONOS sound system for guest use - Bikes available for free use - Paniers de Palatz: welcome hampers provided for all guests! - Lots of little details to make your stay special, including luxury home-made soaps, organic produce and a bubblicious welcome! Outside: The property grounds are ideal for picnicking, long walks, and simply relaxing in beautiful natural surrounds. We have 25 acres of unspoiled countryside for guests to explore, including woodland, vineyards, a bubbling stream, landscaped garden and terraces, organic kitchen garden, shaded seating areas, and numerous romantic spots with panoramic views. There are separate BBQ areas, a Summer House and a private covered courtyard which is perfect for al fresco dining and enjoying those long evenings with a glass or two. The courtyard includes a number of dining tables to seat larger parties. After the sun has set, stargazers will adore the beautiful night skies that are completely free of any light pollution! - Multiple dining areas and cooking stations - Private 12 x 6 m pool (with child gate) - Well-stocked 'Thyme Out' Summer House - Large covered courtyard and dining space. - Children's play area. - There is a beautiful lake within five minutes walk - Tennis courts nearby

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