We've stayed several times at Domaine de Barthe, and each visit seems to get better. The cottages are all spotless and well equipped with everything you could need. The quiet location, surrounded by vineyards is perfect. We really enjoyed the swimming pool and games room, and quiet family barbecues. The surrounding vineyards are are great for walking and cycling through. The Wednesday evening market and meal are great fun and not to be missed. For wine lovers, visits to local and more distant wine producers provide the opportunity to enjoy and learn about the local wines from the people who produce them. As well as being near to Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi, there are caves and fascinating towns and villages with lots of local festivals and events in the summer months (the Estivale de Pezenas and the Olive festival in Bize Minervois are definitely worth a visit)
Mark and Nicky are very welcoming and helpful hosts - they know the area well and are always happy to suggest places to visit to suit your interests.
The location of the gites is beautiful - set in vineyards around a large courtyard in a peaceful setting.There is plenty to visit in the area with the Mediterranean only an hour away.
The gites are very well kitted out with all you can need. The rooms are a good size and well furnished. The whole of the property is clean and well maintained with the large pool area being the crowning glory. Some excellent restaurants near by too. But the main attraction are hosts Mark and Nicky who have the right balance of friendliness and professionalism. They are on hand with any questions and pleased to chat but are not intrusive at all. The communal areas are ideal to meet the other people in the gites - if that is what you like - but there is plenty of private space too. We had a relaxing second visit this year and would certainly return.
A great place with great people. Thank you.