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3 spacious luxury holiday rentals & pool minutes from Carcassonne - La Calèche at Domaine de Curé (for 2)

Bedrooms 1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking



La Calèche at Domaine de Curé (for 2)

Our 'petite' gîte for a romantic getaway with every comfort. Sleeps two in one bedroom. Free WiFi

Price per week (sat to sat)

~01 june - 750€

02 june~29 june - 780€

30 june~31 aug - 910€

01 sept~28 sept - 780€

29 sept~21 dec - 750€

Outside the season or wherever possible we shall be pleased to discuss alternate start dates. Extra heating/electricity charges may apply in low season.

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.


Bedroom - furnished with a double size bed.

Bathroom - with a spacious 'douche a l’italienne' and washbasin.

Separate toilet.


Terrace with table and chairs and access to barbecue area.

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About the property

Self-catering rentals offering modern comfort in total tranquility

Domaine de Curé ( / +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 kindness during our stay which has passed too quickly unfortunately. We will definitely be back (Chris and Julie; Menton, France)

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Jean-Noël & Agathe Ishida
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Japanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

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

Available Rentals

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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.


Accommodation and facilities for La Calèche at Domaine de Curé (for 2)in Conques-sur-Orbiel in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Spacious 'douche a l'italienne' and washbasin with separate toilet room
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bathroom with a spacious 'douche a l’italienne'
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews

Wonderful gite

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the small gite for 2 people - very well done, super clean, and everything worked well. Our hosts were very welcoming and attentive, and were prepared to share all you needed to know about the area. The surrounding vineyards offered good walking opportunities and the medieval town in Carcassonne was a terrific find. Highly recommend Domaine Cure as an enjoyable, care free destination.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Walks, hikes, cycling... some of the other opportunities along with the historical and cultural sites to visit. Thank you for your comments.
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Wonderful Getaway near Carcassone

  • 5 of 5

A charming gîte in a tranquil setting. Close to many Pays Cathare sites that can easily be explored from this location. Or...spend the day relaxing by the refreshing pool in the beautiful garden admiring the spectacular view. The gîte itself is modern and clean and the bed is very comfortable. Domaine de Curé is lovingly looked after by owners Agathe and Jean-Noël. I enjoyed my stay very much and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you were able to enjoy your stay. Simple relaxation or exploring the region... so much to choose from! We hope to see you again.
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Wonderful bite in quiet location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the area and we could not have wished for a more perfect place to stay.

Rural, yet set in close proximity to Carcassonne and other beautiful villages and scenery-a true escape to the country, but still only a short drive for shopping. The Caleche was spotless, clean, comfortable and stylish. Jean--Noel and Agathe were exceptional hosts balancing sociability and privacy to meet all guests needs and wishes.

We enjoyed sitting out on the terrace most evenings over a glass of wine and felt very welcome.

Sorry to leave but now relaxed and refreshed and can't wait to return. A perfect retreat in every way!

Thank you Jean-Noel and Agathe for making it so special.

Helen and Dave

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy your first visit to the beautiful Carcassonne region was a memorable one. So much to see and do where one week is too short. We look forward seeing you again!
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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...

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 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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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.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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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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!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 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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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Carcassonne golf club
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Carcassonne east and west
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
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