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Domaine Grand Guilhem – Fitou vineyard B&B and gîtes

In the depths of the Languedoc in the High Corbières (Haut-Corbières) country – land of the Cathars at Cascastel-des-Corbières is an organic wine estate offering both gites (self-catering) and B&B accommodation at Domaine Grand Guilhem.

Domaine Grand Guilhem

Domaine Grand Guilhem

This is the area of Corbières where it merges with that of Fitou to produce rich flavourful wines under the hot southern sun. Situated inland of the Mediterranean between Narbonne and Perpignan, the surroundings are delightful, being amongst rolling hills and vineyards – yet away from the bustle and traffic of the coastal strip.

grandguihlem_botsIn the small village of Cascastel (11 Aude, Occitanie) the winemakers (Severine et Gilles Contrepois) offer a variety of accommodation including a vine-harvester’s house dating from the beginning of the 20th century which has been totally renovated to become a very comfortable holiday home. With 3 double en-suite bedrooms and another bedroom which can sleep 6, capacity for 12 should not be a problem There is  a swimming pool and solar-powered energy for electricity and hot water. Or, stay B&B in the Winemaker’s House which has 4 guest rooms and includes a wine-tasting room!!

The accommodation consists of four guest rooms, chambres d’hôtes (it is also possible to rent all the Family mansion – up for 14 people – with private pool insalon

self catering), plus two independant gîtes to rent (one for 4 people and one for 12 people) which gives a choice, depending on what is required. All has been given ‘Pays Cathare’ recognition within the field of rural accommodation for the quality of the welcome given and also the label ‘Sejours en Vignobles’ (a wine holiday – or break -) by Gîtes de France which is awarded to vine growing proprietors who wish to share their love and knowledge of wine with their guests.

The Domaine Grand Guilhem is an organic wine producing property of 12 hectares with a large 19th century house and outbuildings. It lies just above the minute wine producing village of Cascastel which is situated in the Fitou area of Southern France. This is in the region known popularly as Cathar country. It is 25 kilometres from the Mediterranean and the beaches, 30 kilometres south of Narbonne, 40 kilometres north of Perpignan and 40 kilometres south east of Carcassonne. The nearest town with facilities is Durban des Corbières, 6 kilometres from Cascastel, on the D611. The domaine is at the far end of the small village of Cascastel  which does offer a good local restaurant Le Clos de Cascastel. At the other end of the village is a wine co-operative Les Maîtres Vignerons de Cascastel

The Cathar castles of Aguilar, Quéribus, Peyrepertuse are all nearby whilst the magical medieval walled city of Carcassonne is only 60km away.

booking_com_boxThe wines produced here include both Fitou (red) and Corbières(white and rosé) plus the sweet Muscat de Rivesaltes. These are quality wines which have been well-received in the wine press. The vineyard owners also offer a 4×4 tour of the vineyards which should be fun in such rugged terrain! More about Languedoc wines.

see more...For more info and to check availability at this Fitou Vineyard accommodation  see Domaine Grand Guilhem

For more info on the Gites at Domaine Grand Guilhme

alternative vineyard accommodation: Chateau Maylandie

You can book this hotel in your local currency (e.g. GBP£ or USD$)  and no booking fees!

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