Château Haute-Fontaine

Bages, Aude
Bed & Breakfast


Elegant vineyard B&B near Narbonne. Memorable walks, wine tours and cellar, and a sociable sunny courtyard - great for families and groups

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 1 – 3

The
Experience

Vineyards crossed with wild walks circle this unpretentious, sea-breezy château, home to sociable British hosts beyond a mighty pine-flanked drive… it’s a stunning approach. The Dudsons plunged head first into the French world of wine and are now sailing smoothly with a small local team. Explore the garrigue-rich estate, tour the cellars: it is quite something to be shown around, and fascinating to pick up the stories and the info. There is elegance, symmetry and an embracing inner courtyard for breakfast; jasmine clambers, herbs tumble and tables cluster, and you mingle with guests from the three gîtes. Slumber in the former grape-pickers’ dwelling in ‘Syrah’, ‘Marsanne’, ‘Vermentino’ or ‘Merlot’, delightfully simple with a family feel, and up steepish stairs. Beds are wicker or wrought-iron, shower rooms large and shared, there are terracotta tiles, ochre walls and a kitchen for twilight feasts. You are just outside a small village so can walk to a restaurant for dinner… and coasts and culture await.

Haute Fontaine is an organic vineyard producing high quality AOP Corbières red, white and rosé wines. The vineyard currently covers26.5 hectaresand is planted with Syrah, Grenache N., Carignan, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Merlot, Vermentino, Grenache B. and Marsanne. Over the years, Haute Fontaine wines have received commendations from the Guide Hachette des Vins and Vignerons Indépendants de France.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Additional properties available: self-catering.
Closed
1 September to Easter.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Breakfast €6. Guest kitchen. Restaurant 1km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €50
2 Doubles
From €60
1 Triple
From €75
1 Single
From €50

Reviews

We completely loved everything about the Chateaux, the wonderful acres of vineyards and natural terraine, the relaxed atmosphere and the wonderfully welcoming hosts. The wine tour was fascinating, we came away armed with wine and honey! The rooms were exactly what we were looking for and the breakfast was memorably immense! We will definitely be going back and for more than one night! Very highly recommended! Thanks!!

Caroline, York

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Paul & Penelope Dudson

  • Swimming and watersports on nearby rivers lakes and the Mediterranean.
  • Walk or bike through the vines and acres of wild garrigue.
  • Abbeys, castles, caves and gorges to explore.
  • Towns and villages steeped in history to visit.
  • Plenty to keep young (and old) kids amused.