2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage, sleeps 4-5
A luxury, self-catering cottage with its own private garden. This spacious cottage has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs with a large, open-plan kitchen and sitting room downstairs. It comfortably accommodates 4-5 people.
3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage, sleeps 6
Beautifully renovated former grape-pickers’ cottage transformed into a luxury holiday cottage. This spacious cottage has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs. Downstairs is a spacious open-plan kitchen and sitting room which leads to the cottage’s private garden. It comfortably accommodates 6 people.
Domaine les Hirondelles
Domaine les Hirondelles (the House of Swallows) is a former wine-maker’s estate set in 2.5 acres of walled gardens. Situated just 15 minutes east of Carcassonne, the sun-blessed Domaine has two luxury holiday cottages. It is a haven for parents and a delight for children.
Since Roman times visitors have travelled to the Occitanie region in the south of France, formerly known as the Languedoc. They come in search of a way of life that is simpler, more profound, and more real, closely linked to the seasons and to the land itself.
The luxury holiday cottages and grounds are designed to enable you to experience that way of life too. You can recharge your batteries and reconnect with what is most important in life: yourself, your partner and your children.
Our aim is for parents and children to feel equally relaxed and to rediscover the joys of family life away from the stresses and strains of their normal day to day existence. The idea is for everyone to have the holiday that they want.
Come and have a real holiday
Relax by the pool, soak up the sun on the nearby beaches, enjoy the wide variety of excellent local food and wine, explore the castles and abbeys of Cathar country, play golf, and walk or cycle along the Canal du Midi. At Domaine les Hirondelles it is all on your doorstep.
The former grape-pickers’ cottages at Domaine les Hirondelles have been renovated and beautifully re-designed. The cottages provide top quality self-catering accommodation that combines comfortable luxury with a restful and relaxing way of life.
Each of the luxury holiday cottages has two well-equipped bathrooms, and all the beds have high quality, pocket-sprung mattresses to ensure the best night’s sleep. The kitchens are equipped to a high standard with the full range of appliances. There is a comfortable sitting and dining area inside, and each cottage is also set up for dining ‘en plein air’ outside. Each cottage has its own private garden with a gas barbeque, so you can enjoy the genuine southern French eating experience too.
Within the walled grounds there is everything that both parents and children could wish for to relax and have fun. The large (12x6m), sunny pool has security fencing and is surrounded by comfortable loungers and relaxing armchairs. The pool’s south facing position is perfect for soaking up the sun, and there is a spacious summer kitchen alongside. There is a shady playground for younger children with wooden climbing frame, swings and slides. For older children there is outdoor table tennis, badminton, a trampoline and other garden games, as well as bicycles for all ages.
Adults may prefer lying back with a book, or simply watching the amazing aerobatics of the swallows from the hammock or deck chairs tucked away in peaceful corners of the garden.
You may never want to venture beyond the secluded walled grounds, but as the property is situated in the heart of the lovely medieval village of Capendu, you are only a short walk to a boulangerie, a small but well-stocked supermarket with excellent butcher, a bar, two restaurants and a pharmacy.
Our Guest Book
Wow! What can we say other than this beautiful place far exceeded our expectations! Your attention to detail is stunning and your knowledge of this amazing wine region is awesome. There is so much to enjoy within the grounds we found it hard to venture far afield, but there is so much to do in the surrounding area that we wished we had longer to explore.
We all had an absolutely amazing time – the water pistols in the pool certainly saw some action this week! Your attention to detail and wealth of knowledge about the area makes for a wonderful stay.
We have had a fantastic week. The gite is wonderful, as are the gardens and the pool. All the home comforts within such lovely surroundings!
What’s really made our holiday special is this great place: warm and friendly hosts and accommodation that is a real home from home (just a luxurious version!)
How fortunate we were to come across Domaine les Hirondelles. The accommodation is better than any gite/villa we have experienced before and everything has been thought of – particularly with regards to kids.
This is by far the best equipped accommodation we have visited in France, both inside and outside and the children loved it.
From day one we wanted to book again