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,