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Domaine de la Bade: Gîte Maison Malepère

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The house

Domaine de la Bade is a stunning home away from home in Raissac-sur-Lampy in the sunny South of France. Near the world famous Unesco World Heritage site of Carcassonne, Joep & Miranda completely redesigned a traditional farm­house with old barns into five contemporary barn chic style holiday houses (gȋtes).

With spectacular views of the Carcassonne valley and the Pyrenees, Domaine de la Bade is the ideal location to enjoy a sophisticated yet relaxed holiday in this charming region of the South of France.

Come and enjoy the sunny terraces, shady corners, refreshing pool, nice hammocks, delicious food, fine wines and above all the relaxed and informal atmosphere where you can truly feel at home.

4 bedroom (8-10 persons) Gite Maison Malepere:
Perched on a hill overlooking the Malepère wine region and the Carcassonne valley this stylish farm-house of 230m2 combines original features with contemporary comfort.

Featuring 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and plenty of living space to comfortably accommodate 8 persons. Because of its size you can easily add two additional beds (additional fees apply) to create room for 10 people.

Large panoramic terrace doors provide access to your private terrace with BBQ and breathtaking views of the countryside.

Details - Ground floor:
* Comfortable and fully equipped kitchen (33m2) with dishwasher, oven, microwave oven, washing machine and all utensils needed to prepare great home made meals
* Spacious living and dining room (56m2) with a breathtaking view, equipped with TV and DVD
* Bathroom with shower and hand basin
* Separate toilet
* Access to a private terrace with large BBQ, close to swimming pool and gardens with spectacular views of the Pyrenees

First floor – 3 bedrooms:
* Three large double bedrooms (22m2 and two times 25m2) with space for an additional bed.
* Bathroom with shower, toilet and hand basin

Second floor – 1 bedroom:
* A large double bedroom (32m2) with en-suite bathroom, great views and with space for an additional bed

All rooms have comfortable box spring beds – 2 x 90 x 200.

Additional services:
– Swimming pool
– Free Wifi
– Breakfast service in your gîte (additional)
– Daily bread service (additional)
– Kiddy package with baby bed, baby chair, baby bath tub and changing mat is available free of charge upon reservation.

The name Malepère:
Malepère is an appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) since 2006 for the red and rosé wines from the area immediately south-west of Carcassonne, going towards Limoux. Merlot is the most widely used grape variety, paired with Cabernet, Sauvignon, Malbec, Grenache, Syrah and Cineast.

This luxury gîte is located near Carcassonne in the beautiful Languedoc-Roussillon region in the sunny South of France.

The name “la Bade”:
"La Bade" stems from the Occitan word “Badar”, meaning, “staring with open mouth” as this is exactly the reaction you can expect upon seeing Domaine de la Bade situated in the picturesque landscape. Perched upon a lovely little hilltop, with 14 hectares of land surrounding the house and spectacular views of the Carcassonne valley and the Pyrenees, our gîtes are the ideal location to enjoy a sophisticated yet relaxed holiday in this charming region of France.

Here you will find attention to detail – those little things that make a holiday special. At this luxury yet small scale gîte complex, you’ll find five fully equipped holiday cottages with spacious living rooms, large bedrooms with very comfortable beds, a swimming pool with a stunning view where you can relax, read or chat. Enjoy the sunny terraces, shady corners, nice hammocks, delicious food, fine wines and above all the relaxed and informal atmosphere where you can truly feel at home.


  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Safe for small children
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Playground
  • Table d'hôtes
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • With swimming pool


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The Languedoc-Roussillon (now Occitanie) region is sometimes referred to as the ‘Real South of France’ – thanks to its largely unspoilt countryside, traditional wine-making villages and slower, Mediterranean pace of life. Domaine de la Bade is located near the famous Unesco World Heritage sites of Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi and ideally located to discover the department of the Aude and its historical Cathar country. A few minutes from Carcassonne, not far from Toulouse, between the Montagne Noire and the Pyrenees, the charming lodgings of the Domaine will serve as a ideal basis for the discovery of this unique part of France, that still feels very traditionally French. This region excels at the traditional, the natural and anything to do with wine. Come and explore all this area has to offer. It’s all right here…

  • Rural
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village

Restaurants, food & wine

Eating & drinking is amongst the favorite pastimes of the locals and the area is blessed with great restaurants, fantastic markets and many vineyards where a glass of wine can be tasted. But a nice cup of coffee on a sleepy outdoor café nearby or a cosy picnic along the beautiful Canal du Midi is also un-resistable.

Guests however don't have to go far for great food; once a week all guests can enjoy in-house dining by attending the table d'hôte evening and /or opting in on the welcome meal that is served in your holiday home.

There is also a wide choice of restaurants within a 5 to 15 minute drive from Domaine de la Bade. Every day, one of the local markets is open, and there is a supermarket 3 km away.


Authentic French markets, unesco heritage Cathar castles, the canal du Midi and the famous medieval town and castle of Carcassonne are all only a 20-minute drive away. Domaine de la Bade is situated in a desirable region of France and we look forward welcoming you here and introducing you to the many hidden gems!

The property is surrounded by sunflower fields, vineyards and olive groves. There are no busy roads which run along the domain and there is plenty of room to enjoy the outdoors and unwind. The Cathar country (as this area is called), is a warm and hospitable place, with a unique heritage, splendid landscapes, and inhabitants with a strong taste for celebration and sharing. In the immediate vicinity there is lots to see and do. The walled city of Carcassonne, the largest castle in Europe, is only 15 km away. Near Carcassonne is also a large lake with a nice sandy beach (ideal for children) and an adventure park with climbing and clambering tracks which is one of the highlights for slightly older kids. The beautiful surroundings with hills, mountains, rivers, lakes and typical French villages have much to offer in terms of sporting activities, mountain biking, cycling, hiking, white water canoeing, rafting, swimming, fishing, boating, caving, skiing, wind surfing , catamaran sailing, horse riding, tennis, golf and much more. There is a lot to see and do in the Cathar country of the Aude. Your hosts are more than happy to share their favorite places and help you find the gems of the region (on and off the beaten track).

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Water sports
  • Mountain sports
  • Flying and gliding

Additional price info and offers

Rates are based on 8 persons occupancy and include electricity, gas, water, bed linen, towels, kitchen towels and wifi. Tourist tax and mandatory cleaning service upon departure is excluded. Up to two extra beds can be added. The price per bed (per person) is € 75, - per week. Baby cots can be booked free of charge.

Price includes

  • Towels, Bed linen

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 400.00
  • Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 90.00

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Miranda van Bruck has last updated the calendar on 30 Dec 2018

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Visitors of Domaine de la Bade: Gîte Maison Malepère evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:

Visited in August 2016

Dear Miranda & Joep,

Thank you for being the most amazing hosts. We have had 2 wonderful, relaxing weeks.
Your recommendations of places to visit & restaurants to try suited us perfectly.

The delightful table d'hote was a clear highlight for us - delicious food & delightful company.

We leave with fond memories and the firm intention of returning another year.

Visited in August 2016

"Aanrader voor gezinnen met kinderen"

Een zeer warm onthaal door Miranda en Joep (de eigenaars). Dankzij hun gedrevenheid start je verblijf optimaal. Een ideale plaats om de streek te verkennen en met hun hulp weet je ook welke bezienswaardigheden je best eens bezoekt. Ook op gebied van restaurantjes hebben ze echte toffe aanraders. Je kan steeds bij hen terecht met vragen. Wat zeker de moeite is om te melden voor gezinnen met baby's: ze hebben gratis ter beschikking een volledig babypakket ( bedje, badje, eetstoel, verzorgingskussen ) wat enorm veel plaats uitspaart in de auto. De gîtes zijn top en zeer ruim. Wij hebben enorm genoten van ons verblijf.

Visited in July 2016

Summer 2016 - Gite Maison Malepere
We have had a lovely week - one week was not enough!
The house was lovely - the best we've stayed in in France - clean, contemporary and well decorated. The hosts were also really helpful and gave us some really useful ideas and places to visit. We loved the area and the weather and hope to return in the future!
Lots of love - The Hanlon family

Visited in July 2016

Zomer 2016
Beste Joep & Miranda,
Wat een geweldige plek hebben jullie hier gecreëerd. We hebben ontzettend genoten van ons verblijf hier. De kinderen hadden gelijk veel vriendjes om samen mee te spelen en zwemmen en ook was er voldoende in de omgeving te zien en te doen. We hebben enorm genoten van de rust, het prachtige huis en jullie fantastische service en heerlijke eten. We willen jullie hartelijk danken voor het verblijf op La Bade, we hebben echt een 'top' vakantie gehad.

Visited in July 2016

Dear Miranda & Joep,
Thank you very much for a very pleasant stay at Domaine de la Bade. We can honestly say that we have never experienced better hospitality in any other place where we have rented a holiday house (and that's quite a few...).

Both of the meals you prepared for us were very tasteful and we really enjoyed the social night with the two of you and the rest of the guests.

We (Thomas, Josepfine and the kids) hope to come back some time. Oh, and thank you so much for the Champagne! That was very thoughtful!

Take care!


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