A delicious breakfast is served between 9 am and 10 am served in the outdoor dining room overlooking the beautiful swimming pool, weather permitting.
The breakfast buffet consists at least of:
- Fresh baguette
- Home baked wholemeal bread
- Crackers, breakfast cookies and French madeleines
- A croissant, pain au chocolate or homemade banana bread
- Two types of breakfast cereal
- Fruit yogurt and natural yogurt
- Coffee, tea, orange juice, milk
- Honey, syrup
- 3 different types of homemade preserves
- 2 types of meat cold cuts/charcuterie
- 2 types of cheese and "la vache qui rit"
- Egg prepared according to your preference
- Fresh fruit
From April to October, three times a week, usually on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday, we provide dinner for our guests: the so called table d’hote.
From November to March table d’hôte are served on request
Our table d’hote is served as a three-course menu and includes an aperitif, an appetizer and coffee or tea as well.
We serve French cuisine but Italian and Asian food is also to be found on our menu.
Our dishes are colorful, we always use plenty of fresh vegetables and fresh fish is often on the menu. We grow a lot of fresh herbs and edible flowers and we will always try to use these in our dishes.
You can of course complete our meals with the best wines from our own region. We have a wonderful wine selection and Roger can help you to pair the right wine with your meal.
In winter months dinner is served inside by the beautiful fireplace. In summertime you will sit under the high plane trees and under the starry sky in the middle of our courtyard! In the early and late season dinner is served in the outdoor dining room overlooking the swimming pool; if needed heated by heat lamps.
At the end of the dinner, we too always join in for a nice chat and a drink!
For the kids a children's menu is available. The children's menu consists of a healthy and delicious main course and a dessert. In high season the children's menu is served an hour before the adults take their dinner. It has proven to be a success formula for both children and parents!
€ 28 pp
€ 10 per child (up to 12 years)
We have three luxurious double rooms and one family room with a spare bedroom for the children.
The double rooms are all very spacious, all decorated differently, each with its own color, atmosphere, style and design. They all have in common that they are equipped with a beautiful bed, an attractive old fireplace, a lovely sitting area or sofa and a huge bathroom with a bathtub and large walk-in shower.
The family room is light and spacious with a second bedroom for the children and a dining table with chairs.
The beautiful swimming pool of 6 x 12 meters is located at the end of the courtyard and is securely fenced with a gate so that it is not immediately accessible to our little ones.
The swimming pool is a salt water pool, a lot friendlier to the skin and the environment than a chlorine pool.
The pool is heated as from the last week of April till the end of October. Around the pool and in the rest of the courtyard comfortable sun beds with umbrellas are placed.
In the evening the lights go on in the pool, guests can enjoy the pool until 10 pm. We occasionally turn on the disco lighting for our young guests; party time!
The Domaine serves as a meeting point for the families staying with us. In any case they see each other at breakfast and around dinner time but there are families who hardly ever leave the courtyard because they enjoy the relaxing atmosphere so much!
If children had their say, they prefer to ‘stay at home’ as well! This is where the ‘action’ takes place, where they meet their friends: at the pool, at the boules court or around the table tennis table. There are always friends to play with!
But if their parents manage to take the children out, they will no be disappointed. The beach is close by, you can jump from rocks in Ribaute, walk through the medieval city of Carcassonne or travel the Canal du Midi by boat. Surfing, kayaking on a river or shopping and sightseeing in Narbonne are also nice options.
Every guest is unique and so are our apartments. Are you coming with three teenage children or just one baby? Are you coming as a couple or are you taking grandma? Are you traveling as a single parent with two toddlers?
Anyone who likes to meet other people can find a nice apartment at the Domaine. There is an apartment for every taste: different in atmosphere, different in decor, different in location, different in equipment and size.
They are all different, but we like them all; there is an apartment to be found for everyone!
One of our unique selling points is the proximity of the sea/beaches and lots of beautiful cities. This guarantees for a super holiday! But there are many more things to do and see. Please take a look at the “the area” section for inspiration. We have a lot of information about our beautiful region and we can inform you in person. We have our own insider tips: "35 top things do to" available in the room or apartment for you as an information leaflet.
An ode to the Aude; the Aude is really a beautiful region! Go on a discovery tour in summer, spring or autumn (and actually it is beautiful as well in wintertime). Visit beautiful towns, enjoy a tasting at one of the many wine chateaux, stroll through the halls of Narbonne, cycle through the vineyards or along the beach, enjoy a lazy lunch on the Canal du Midi or have a picnic during a beautiful walk along the salt lakes or in the mountains. It's all possible in the Aude region!
As a couple you can decide to book a room with breakfast or book an apartment for two (or larger), so you are able to prepare meals. It is possible to have dinner with us 3 times a week. For the remaining days many nice restaurants are available.
A lot has been said about our courtyard. One of our guests once wrote that "this is what the Garden of Eden must have looked like". Several other guests have commented that they think it is an old village square. Most guests say that it is so much larger than it appears on the website.
The courtyard is the heart of the domain. 8 meters high and century-old plane trees provide filtered sunlight. In addition, we have our own fruit trees. We grow figs, plums, apricots, pears, nectarines, peaches and cherry, kakis and pomegranates. All delicious for home-made preserves, desserts and for the fruit basket at breakfast. To complete the Mediterranean picture, we have oleander bushes and two large palm trees.
Underneath the plane trees we have placed a 6 meter long table with a chandelier hanging from the branches. This is where we serve dinners but it is also a perfect table to have a drink while reading a book, to have a conversation with other guests or to play a game with your children.
There are several terraces and lounge areas to be found in the courtyard: everyone can find their own private spot.
Behind the pool you will find a terrace with a BBQ, a table tennis table and a table soccer table.
Next to the swimming pool the outdoor living room for guests is located: A 4 meter long dining table as well as a sitting area with TV can be used . At this table, overlooking the swimming pool, the day starts with breakfast. In the early and late summer season the dinners take place here as well. Sheltered but still outside. In case it’s a bit chilly, the guests are heated by the heat lamps above the table.
Looking for more fun and excitement? A boules court, a children's playground with seesaw chicken and slide, a large basket swing, two green lawns for relaxing and wonderful sun beds by the pool and under the plane trees for a nap or a good book: it is all at hand in our courtyard!
The house has it’s own ancient charm; marble fireplaces to be found in almost every room, carved ceilings and old tile floors. Once in a very distant past, it was a sheep farm (Agnelles means lambs), then the Domaine was converted by a rich wine family into a luxurious private Maison de Maitre; an old mansion.
When decorating we try to implement a contemporary style, with a big wink to the past. We use a mix of curiosities, antique items, new furniture as well as design furniture. Add some humor: images of saints chatting with each other, a more than tacky painting above the bed, a porcelain watchdog next to the entrance door of your room and you have a bit of an glimpse of our decor and decoration.
Of course we do not lose sight of comfort: we provide modern luxury such as a comfortable beds, air conditioning and luxuriously spacious bathrooms with bathtubs and showers!
A small warning: we enjoy redecorating so much, it might be possible that the pictures on the website are not entirely in accordance with reality; we change our interior regularly.
As a guest you can use our indoor living room with TV corner and table for 8 people.
In the living room you will find a large bookcase filled with books you can borrow. In the hall a second bookcase with Dutch, German, English and French books is located. These books are designated for "swap a book": leave a book behind and take out a new book. There are also plenty of glossy magazine to be found here.
In the hall you will also find tourist information and our own "Insider tips"; 35 top things to do!
In the hall we have set up two refrigerators filled with cold drinks: the so-called honesty bar. If you buy our drinks you can use the plates, cutlery, glasses, salad bowl and other bowls for a simple lunch or evening meal. We will do the dishes for you!
A (free) cup of tea or coffee can also be made in the hall.
Our last gem, the icing on the cake, is our Loft named: Loft - Powered by Lieu
An XL holiday home in boutique style, a loft-style group accommodation, a super-cool holiday villa ...
Call it what you want, it has become a beautiful place. An enormous holiday home for 12 people, built in the old wine cave, with its own heated saltwater swimming pool, 300m2 of living space. It has vintage / design / loft style furnishing, a BBQ, an infrared sauna, two large terraces, a huge TV corner and a pool billiard table. 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
It is an ideal holiday home for multiple families, friends or those who like to have a lot of private space!
Guests of the Loft rent a private holiday home and are not allowed to use the grounds and facilities of Domaine des Agnelles.
Curious? Take a look at the Loft's own site www.loftbylieu.com
Our region breathes wine. Domaine des Agnelles is located on the border of Corbières and Minervois, right in the middle of the largest (and tastiest) wine region of France. We are situated among the vineyards with beautiful centuries-old chateaus and wine domains, of which the Domaine itself was once one.
We know the best places to drink and taste delicious wines and for three years now we have been organizing a ‘Wine Week” during the last week of September, taking place from Monday to Friday. Every day a wine tasting at a different chateau, tasting oysters at seaside shacks or restaurants, enjoying a bike ride through the beautiful area: every year we have developed a new and exciting itinerary. We have organized a boules competition, picknicks and to top this all off we fully cater every day with delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners (and wine of course).
We organize the Wine Week together with our Dutch colleagues Heidy and Marcel, two of 4 owners of Gasterie Lieve Hemel. Gasterie Lieve Hemel, a B&B located in the Netherlands, can be described as a piece of France in the Netherlands. Heidy and Marcel are fond of the wines from our region: they serve these wines in their restaurant and wine bar.