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.
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.
In the small village of Cascastel (11 Aude, Occitanie) the winemakers (Severine et Gilles Contrepois) offer a renovated 19th-century manor house where guests can choose to stay in the gîte (a renovated vine-harvester’s house dating from the beginning of the 20th century) or one of four guest B&B rooms – 3 double en-suite bedrooms and another bedroom which can sleep 6 There is a swimming pool and solar-powered energy for electricity and hot water.
The domaine lies just above the small wine producing village of Cascastel which is situated in the Fitou appellation. 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.
one of our most popular vineyard stays in the Languedoc
for more info and to check availability at this Fitou Vineyard B&B see B&B Domaine Grand Guilhem
for more info and to check availability at these Fitou Vineyard Gîtes see Les Gîtes du Domaine Grand Guilhem
alternative nearby vineyard accommodation: Chateau Maylandie
airport: Montpellier Méditerranée MPL 140 km/88 miles
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