In the summer of 2015, we had the pleasure of renting Domaine des Jasses for an extended holiday of 5 weeks. It was our family’s first time to the South of France. Cathar country as this slice of the world is fondly called, is steeped in heritage with beautiful castles, friendly people and wonderful wine.  The house itself sits atop a grand hill with 360 degree views. We were greeted by our hosts upon arriving with Blanquette de Limoux (don’t call it Champagne) and a charcuterie tray. The house is large, each bedroom with en-suite bath and a large kitchen to accommodate our family of 7.  The spaces are large, beautifully decorated and allowed for privacy and quiet time with a book carefully chosen from the extensive library in English and French. The grounds are welcoming and the pool, which is below the house has wonderful views and plenty of seating. There are horses peacefully grazing in the fields below and numerous varieties of birds to watch. The surrounding villages are quaint and many offer fine dining in small romantic settings. Children were welcome everywhere we went in The Aude. Carcassone is an easy 25 minute drive and Toulouse less than an hour. The Mediterranean can be reached in less than an hour as well and a jaunt to the northern beaches of Spain is not to be missed if time allows.  The house exceeding our expectations. Simply put 5/5 stars. If you have the opportunity to spend some time in this wonderful part of the world, We highly recommend Domaine des Jasses.

Chad and Nicole Montgomery,
Knoxville, TN


This huge and lovely old rustic chateau has a beautiful terrace for drinks, meals, boule, painting, reading or doing nothing! The view over the valley is gorgeous and the pool lovely. The rooms are huge, the kitchen well provided and the hosts, Anthony, a renowned artist and his novelist partner, Sophie, provide unobtrusive help when needed from their adjoining property. A car is essential to drive to the nearby towns but supermarkets and restaurants are close by and it is only a short drive, on quiet roads to Carcassonne, a town split between an elegant new section with its buzzy central square, and the almost Disneyfied old town with twisting lanes teeming with tourists; but with hidden paths and restaurants to find. The internet provision in this part of the world is currently rather slow, but this only helped keep the addicted away from their screens and into the party. Our large group, including many children, had a wonderful time and a return visit one year for us all will be essential!

Thank you for a wonderful time ! The house is absolutely stunning.Thank you for being amazing hosts and saving the day! We hope to return to this hidden gem in the future! Everything has been perfect and we have all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
The Baker family.
Simply breathtakingly beautiful. A truly wonderful , peaceful place to stay . We have all had a lovely lovely holiday there and will return.
Teresa Coakley