Do I need to hire a car?
Car hire is essential to get here, explore the area and get to the shops. On short breaks it's possible to catch a train to Bram from Carcassonne or Toulouse and take a taxi to Mas de la Prade if you want to simply relax at the property. We can provide a food shopping service for an additional cost or meals on request in advance.
Where can I park?
Free parking is available at the property with enough space for 2 cars per gite.
Do you provide internet access?
Yes. There is free wifi in each gite and at the pool area.
How often are gites cleaned and linen changed?
Bed linen and towels are changed on a weekly basis. Access is required from 10am on the cleaning day. If you require extra towels or linen there is a small additional laundry charge payable.
Do you serve food?
While the gites are self-catering, a meal can be arranged for your arrival if you don't fancy shopping and cooking as soon as you get here. Please request this in advance. Alternatively, we can have your kitchen stocked with essentials for your arrival (for an additional cost) - simply email us a shopping list. Breakfast, dinner and lunch hampers can be arranged during your stay with prior arrangement.
Are there any shops/facilities in the village?
There is a butchers, bakery, general store, hairdresser, pharmacy, bar and post office in the village which is 15/20 mins walk or 2 minutes in the car. The post office has an ATM. There is a Carrefour Market at Bram (5 minutes by car) which also has a petrol station, carwash and large washing machine/dryers. At Castelnaudary (10 minutes by car) there is a large Intermarché supermarket with petrol station and a small shopping centre. There is also a lovely farm shop, Les Jardins de Vaissières, selling fresh produce at the end of the road on the corner with the D218 and D623.
Do you have hypoallergenic bedding?
All of our duvets and pillows are hypoallergenic with the feel of feathers.
Do you allow dogs?
Yes. We have a small, friendly dachshund at the property and welcome other dogs. You are responsible for clearing up any mess your dog makes in the garden and for any damage caused by your dog in the gites or garden. You are also responsible for ensuring your dog doesn't disturb other guests.
Are the gites heated/air-conditioned?
In cooler weather we provide electric oil heaters. There is also a wood burning stove in each gite. Wood can be purchased if you would like to use it. In summer, the thick stone walls keep the buildings reasonably cool and we provide fans for the bedrooms.